Saturday, September 3, 2011

The Enchanted Autumn Wedding

Autumn is right around the corner, so I got the idea to present an Autumn theme. So if you plan on having an Autumn wedding next year, or even just dream about having one someday, be sure to keep on reading! And if not, I hope you'll still enjoy the inspiration board of lovely Autumn wedding finds I've put together on Pinterest.

I've included dresses, decor items, jewelry, bouquets, headpieces, cakes, and more. See it for yourself by clicking the link below.

I love everything that's on this board, but my favorite things on there are probably the Burlap ring bearer pillow, the romantic bridesmaids bracelets, the vintage lace bridal headband, the "Lorien" Bridal circlet, the vintage style table number tags, and the "Autumn Princess" dress.

I hope it brought you inspiration! If you like this board, you may also want to check out my Wedding Ideas board. Feel free to take a look at all my other pinboards as well, and follow me on Pinterest if you'd like. I'd highly appreciate it! Also, I will probably continue adding to this board, so be sure to check back for more things soon.

I wish you blessings, happiness, peace, and most of all, love as you prepare for your big day!

Andréa ♥
"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."~Jane Austen

Friday, August 19, 2011

The Elvish Inspired Wedding!

I love The Lord of The Rings, and my favorite land in Middle Earth has to be Rivendell. It's so beautiful, and it's where the Elves are from. So I made the following inspiration board with it in mind. You could say it's kind of loosely based on the Elvish style, and there's many other ways to create a beautiful Elvish wedding. I will be making more Elvish inspiration boards in the future, but for now, take a look at the one I've just finished. Hope you like it! Click on the image to view larger.

Vines and Roses cake, White Rose and Stephanotis bouquet Lord of The Rings Invitations, Ithildin Elven Circlet, LotR Sword "Narsil", "Orlaith" Celtic Wedding Dress by Lindsay Fleming, Low Top Medieval Moccasins in White with laces, Mason Jar Lights, "The Shire" table card

I think the vines and roses wedding cake is a charming and simple cake that could work for an Elven wedding. Unfortunately I could not find who made this specific cake, but it gives you an idea. 

White roses and stephanotis work wonderfully for an Elven wedding, and here is an example of a bouquet of said flowers.

My dear friend Rachel sent me the link to the LoTR invitations, I love them! 

The Ithildin Circlet from Medieval Bridal Fashions is so lovely, and I think it's one of my favorite Circlets for an Elven wedding. Check out their other wonderful items as well, I'm sure you'll love them. 

The sword, I couldn't help myself, I had to include it. The Narsil is the sword of Anduril that broke but still managed to sever the One Ring from the hand of Sauron. It eventually became the sword of Aragorn Elessar, who married the beautiful Elf, Arwen. It would be a nice touch to have your groom wearing this sword for your Elven wedding!

Now, for my favorite part, the dress of course! I am absolutely in love with "Orlaith" by Lindsay Fleming Couture. It's medieval looking, has beautiful Celtic Knotwork, and is simple yet grand and elegant. It works very well for a bride with an Elven wedding.

Aren't those mason jar lights so very charming and pretty? They are a really nice touch that adds a bit of romance to the reception's environment. You can find them already made on Etsy, or you can make them yourself. I find it very sweet and romantic somehow if the bride-and-groom-to-be make these together.

A lovely thing to do for an LoTR or Elven wedding is to have each table's card at the reception have the name of a place in Middle Earth instead of just plain ol' numbers. The one I have in this inspiration board says "The Shire" which is my other favorite land in Middle Earth. Other places you can use are Rivendell of course, Gondor, Rohan, Weathertop, Minas Tirith, and even Mordor if you really want to include it, and many more places.

A helpful website where you can find even more ideas about Elven and other LoTR themed weddings is Middle Earth Weddings.

More Medieval and LoTR wedding attire and accessories can be found at Rivendell Bridal.

For a truly authentic Elven wedding, you'll want to include Elvish in at least a few aspects of your wedding. For resources about this beautiful language and much more visit

Aa' menle nauva calen ar' ta hwesta e' ale'quenle, that means "May thy paths be green and the breeze on thy back." In Elvish. :)

Andréa  ♥
"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."~Jane Austen

Monday, August 15, 2011


Welcome to my blog! As you can see from the banner, this is a Lord of The Rings, Jane Austen, Medieval, Regency, Vintage and Fantasy inspired wedding blog. I love weddings, especially theme weddings that focus on lovely traditions and styles of bygone days. I have considered becoming a wedding planner for some years now, and perhaps this will be the start of it for me. I hope to provide inspiration, information and ideas for many people, whether you are planning a wedding at present or not.

For those of you who are wondering what is meant by the name of this blog, I will give a brief explanation. "I plight thee my troth" is a part of traditional wedding vows used for centuries. It is still present in the vows of the Roman Catholic Tridentine Nuptial Ceremony. It is also present in the vows of some protestant denominations. The word 'plight' is defined as; "To promise or bind by a solemn pledge, especially to betroth."  Troth has a similar meaning, and comes from the Old English word for truth. So when a Bridegroom says to his Bride (and vice versa) "I plight thee my troth," he is pledging his lifelong loyalty and fidelity to his bride.
I prefer this form, and I'm going to have my own wedding ceremony someday in the Tridentine form.

I hope that everyone who reads this blog will enjoy it and find it inspiring, I will do my best to update often and present wedding theme inspiration boards!

Also, I owe a lot of my own inspiration to my friend Rachel. She has been doing this sort of thing for a few years longer than I have, and she has discussed these things with me rather extensively. She has sent me so many wonderful links to various sites and photos of many, many lovely wedding related things. Thank you so very much Rachel! ♥

I wish you all blessings and joy as you plan your big day or simply dream about it happening in the future!
Andréa ♥

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."~Jane Austen