Of all the places in all the world, of all the weddings that we could ever capture, we have secretly held onto our top wish list. In the top 3 of both lists, we wished to see the Shire in New Zealand…and we wished to do a Lord of the Rings wedding. And never, ever, would we have dreamed that we would see both wishes fulfilled at once.

We rewatched all the Extended Editions of the movies. We reread all the books. As we landed and drove to Hobbiton, we blasted the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.

And after the absolutely most unforgettable wedding experience of our lives, we overheard the staff at Hobbiton talk amongst each other that this was their favorite wedding there of all time.

And we have to agree.


there and back again
a hobbiton wedding
by Becca and Gage

the wedding day

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Those magical wedding invitations lined with gold foil!

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Their engagement and wedding rings atop their actual Engagement Sword!

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The bride’s fabulous shoes – made golden by the bride herself!

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The unbelievable makeup and hair done by Diamond Beauty Hair and Makeup:

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Those mesmerizing florals and that gorgeous bouquet with a sword hilt designed by Le Fleur Florist!

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Ah, the Shire!

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The fetching groom

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The bride’s cape was made out of their home curtains!

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Breathtaking and heartmelting first look and private vows

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Precious moments with family!

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Guests were all requested to dress in world!

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Even we dressed up! I was a Dunedain ranger. David was a fancy Hobbit and Knightly was an adorable Hobbit as well.

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Unbelievable romantics around the Shire

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They’re going on an adventure!

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Brilliant groom moment

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Back to romance, dancing inside a hobbit’s home kitchen!

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That fantastic moment at Bag End

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Party time!

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FANTASTIC reception at the Green Dragon

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The couple wrote PERSONALIZED thank you cards to every single guest. So many of them teared up (us included)!

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The celebrants and guests all singing, “Hey! Ho! To the bottle I go” – the Hobbit drinking song by Billy Boyd from the Fellowship!

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Churro chop instead of cake cutting!

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Dancing inside the Party Tent

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Fire spinning by the groom and dear friends

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It was a night to remember.

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Becca and Gage, thank you. Thank you for truly an adventure of a lifetime, for moments that we can’t even quite describe. Thank you for bringing one of our most beloved stories to life and embracing every guest and our family to celebrate with you.

We will truly treasure and remember every laugh, every tear, every incomparable detail.

And we pray a wondrous life of more beautiful incomparable adventures for you both!

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With all our love,
David, Drexelle and our D. PARK Family

Β Matamata, New Zealand Wedding Vendors

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