Real Weddings: John and Rheena

Alright, this is an oldie, but a goodie. This amazingly beautiful Lord of the Rings wedding took place all the way back in 2005 at Fernwood Gardens in Quezon City, Philippines. Look at this photo from the gallery from Fernwood’s website, OK?

https://i0.wp.com/www.fernwoodgarden.com/images/gallery14/venues/Fernwood1/46.jpg

MAGIC.

So just imagine that, but with a Lord of the Rings wedding. Freaking. Amazing.

This wedding is brought to us by Blanche of MoonsnJunes blog, who was an actual guest at the wedding! Here’s what she has to say in her original post back in 2009

This is actually the January 2005 wedding of my high school friend Rheena from Stella Maris College and hands-down one of my favorite, favorite affairs ever. Besides the well-thought out gorgeousness of it, my fiance and I are both BIG  fans of the LOTR trilogy. So imagine my utter delight when I got this Middle Earth map/invitation (left) for Rheena and John’s wedding:

1935608_1193539154704_1563627_n

That’s John and Rheena posed at Arwen and Aragorn on their wedding program!

1935608_1193543914823_4984578_n

The wedding was at the Fernwood Gardens in Quezon City, which was transformed into a medieval style setting.

1935608_1193548634941_4525209_n

1935608_1193548674942_746580_n

Looking back at Fernwood Garden’s gallery page, you can see how the whole place already had an amazing woodland feel with all the trees and plants, so it was the perfect setting!

https://i0.wp.com/www.fernwoodgarden.com/images/gallery14/venues/coral/16.jpg

This is a photo from Fernwood Gardens, not John and Rheena’s wedding, but you can see all the natural foliage the place comes with!

Even the waiters who escorted the couple to the reception were in full LOTR gear

1935608_1193548714943_5431967_n

Meet the bride, Rheena (Guzman, now Evangelista). She wore the Japanese robe as a concession to her beloved grandmother who requested that she wear it (however, off-theme) because all the women in their family who got married wore it for preps

1935608_1193539194705_7156259_n

Now meet “Arwen”

1935608_1193539114703_692128_nYou are killing it with that headpiece, girl!

1935608_1193550354984_885077_n

And this is Aragorn, er John, wearing Arwen’s necklace. Rheena had that Arwen necklace even before the wedding

1935608_1193543634816_5207295_n

Here’s the little ring bearer, in Hobbit fashion

1935608_1193543954824_2491545_nBlanche talks about how her favorite part of the wedding was when Rheena was walking down the aisle. She was cloaked in a heavy cloak, but then undid the ties herself, letting it fall around her to reveal her gown to the guests!

And this is the part I remember most vividly from their wedding. After almost five years, I can still picture in my head how dramatic the bridal march was. Rheena was first cloaked…

1935608_1193543674817_4597676_nAnd then…

1935608_1193543714818_1321472_nTadaa!

1935608_1193543794820_7922985_n

1935608_1193543834821_391745_n

1935608_1193544034826_7880990_n

1935608_1193550514988_1715063_n

 

The wedding favors were little One Rings too!

1935608_1193539234706_2509227_n

1935608_1193539274707_5092120_n

The couple even had customized movie posters. It says “The Two Lovers”, hah!

1935608_1193550594990_4936756_n

More Hobbits

1935608_1193544074827_7492652_n

The happy couple

1935608_1193550554989_7408627_n

1935608_1193550394985_6235886_n

This was the photo frame guests all signed. I love how even here, Rheena’s dress is so reminiscent of Arwen’s. And also, DAT HEADPIECE.

1935608_1193548794945_641679_n

Sadly, I don’t know anything about vendors for this wedding, other than the location. But, it is so beautiful and we all have Blance of MoonsnJunes blog to thank for sharing these wonderful photos of this wonderful day!

1935608_1193550434986_4446169_n

Thanks for reading, everyone!

breecraft

 

Advertisements

About skittlekittle

Born and raised outside of Houston, Texas, Shanon then moved to Kansas for school. She earned her degree in technical theatre, majoring in props making and managing. She met her fiance while they were both in school, and he proposed to her at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival in Oct. 2013. Now, she spends all of her free time making things for their upcoming wedding in Oct. 2015!
This entry was posted in Real Weddings and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s