Proudfeet! Turning Bilbo's birthday speech into geektacular vows #Ceremony Advice#geeky#lord of the rings#quotes#readings#steal-this-idea#vow examples May 5 2015 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Rose Wheat Photography Photos by Rose Wheat Photography Every once in awhile I run across an idea that I personally want to steal, as is the case today. Heather and John, instead of using traditional vows, decided to adapt Bilbo's birthday speech from The Lord of the Rings for their ceremony, including a perfectly-timed shout-out: Instead of clear-cut vows, we did a modified reading of Bilbo's birthday speech from The Lord of the Rings, thanking our families for coming out and having our friends shout "Proudfeet" at the appropriate time. To jog your memory if you aren't quite as obsessed as I am, here's an excerpt, ripe for adding in your own names: Bilbo: "My dear Bagginses and Boffins, Tooks and Brandybucks, Grubbs, Chubbs, Hornblowers, Bolgers, Bracegirdles and Proudfoots." [cheers] Old Proudfoot Hobbit: "Proudfeet!" Bilbo: "Alas, eleventy-one years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable hobbits. I don't know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." Also, this wedding is totally worth a second look for the many cute giant pup photos anyway. Go see. Who's planning on injecting a little geekery into their ceremony? Tell us about it in the comments. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS When Daleks and the Sith sabotaged a wedding: Lore & Martin's theatrical wedding NEXT Take advantage of these 3 special wedding invitation discounts from Company 333 Designs Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] Works well when your fiance's last name is actually Proudfoot! His hobbit last name was the reason I talked to him in the first place! 4 agree Reply I'm a late comer to the Tolkien fandom so I admit I had to watch this clip to understand the reference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG6Uy5d7u0E That said, I love the idea of acknowledging, by name, all the different families/groups the couple may have been a part of, even if the reference may go over many of our guests heads I've always loved this Doc Brown quote from BTTF3 for the end of a ceremony: "Your future hasn't been written yet. No one's has. Your future is whatever you make it. So make it a good one, both of you." 4 agree Reply That is a wonderful idea!! I've always loved that quote- I might just steal it for my wedding!! 1 agrees Reply Love this!!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.