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There is a lot to love about the fantasy world of The Lord of the Rings, which began back in 1955 when the book series was published, and once again came to the limelight in early 2000’s with Peter Jackson’s film trilogy.
The epic fantasy world of Middle Earth is full of beautiful designs and aesthetics, so it is no surprise that fans of the series have taken to making it a major theme for their weddings.
One of the most important parts of a wedding for the bride is the dress, and if you are interested in having a Lord of the Rings themed wedding, then there are plenty of choices to be had when it comes to deciding on a dress that fits into this theme.
With this in mind, we are going to be looking at fifteen different dresses that would be perfect to suit a Lord of the Rings wedding theme. Let’s get started.
The elves of Middle Earth are known for their elegance and beauty, often wearing long and flowing robes or dresses when not in the midst of battle.
This has led to many replicas of these kinds of flowing outfits for a range of occasions, including weddings, due to them having such a delicate and beautiful design.
This elven wedding dress ticks all the right boxes when it comes to a Middle Earth style dress, with lots of long, flowing fabric and intricate gold embroidery.
The elven beauty Arwen wears various gorgeous dresses which we see in The Lord of the Rings film series, including a stunning white dress that she wears when she meets her love Aragorn.
This hand-embroidered dress is a replica of that very outfit and features the same flowing sleeves and sleek shape. The dress also comes with a handmade headdress to make the look of an elf in love come to life.
You will probably notice that exposed shoulders are a common occurrence in the dresses that we see in the The Lord of the Rings series, and this next dress perfectly replicates the elvish off-the-shoulder design.
Made of ivory guipure lace, ivory satin, and crushed velvet, this is another dress that utilizes that long and flowing robe-like look as well as that aforementioned off-the-shoulder style.
It also features a lace-up back, long chiffon sleeves that hang elegantly, and a hem that is finished off with a delicate, scalloped guipure lace trim.
This custom-made number is another that was designed to replicate Arwen’s wedding dress from the films, and it does so fantastically. There is a lot of attention to detail here, with lots of features that are accurate to the on-screen dress.
Made from cotton and silk voiles with cotton damask along with satin ribbons, metal thread braids, and spattered with gemstones, this is not only a beautiful gown but also one that is uncomplicated and comfortable when it comes to actually wearing it (which is always a bonus!).
This next dress features the flowing design and the intricate embroidery that is often seen in the elven dresses within the The Lord of the Rings world, but it combines these features with a contemporary shape to bring together the fantasy world with the modern one.
The stand-out features of this particular dress have to be the beautiful, glittering embroidery on the bust and the tops of the sleeves as well as the sleeves themselves, which hang down low and close to the floor.
The narrow nature of the dress is what offers the modern style whilst still maintaining its fantasy roots.
Frockfollies on Etsy returns for this next dress, which incorporates those all-important flowing sleeves and skirts that look taken straight from Middle Earth.
The corset bust with a lace-up back offers some shapeliness to the figure that you will cut in this dress, whilst also emphasizing those fantasy vibes.
If you want to go all out with your Lord of the Rings theme for your wedding dress, then this striking elven dress could be exactly what you’re looking for.
Made with chiffon, velvet, and artificial leather, this elf-inspired dress is a light gray with blue undertones rather than your standard white.
It also features a style that is very much akin to a fantasy look rather than just being inspired by it, making it a perfect choice if you want your wedding and your dress to be in line with the fantasy series as much as possible.
This is another particularly eye-catching choice, thanks to the accompanying hooded cape and headdress, which heightens the Lord of the Rings style.
The golden embroidery on the cape and dress along with the gold trim around the waist combines with the sleek white of the rest of the dress to create an outfit that lovingly resembles the elegantly ethereal elf Galadriel from the series.
Combining the long, flowing nature of the dresses within the Lord of the Rings with a traditional lacy, narrow wedding outfit, this gown is the perfect choice if you are looking for a more muted fantasy style dress that blends both traditional wedding themes with Middle Earth vibes.
A simple take on an elven dress, this beautiful gown is made from cotton, silk, linen, and velvet.
Whilst it isn’t as extravagant as some of the other dresses we have looked at, it ticks all the right boxes when it comes to a simple yet fantasy-inspired wedding dress.
It is also named after an Elf-maid from J.R.R Tolkien’s Silmarillion!
This sleeveless number is another that combines the best of both modern wedding dresses with a touch of fantasy style to create a well-rounded dress.
Made from silk like satin, tulle, and lace, this bohemian dress features a chapel train and an illusion neckline.
The Lord of the Rings inspiration comes from the decorations on the bust, as it is covered in a beautiful cascade of silver and white decor made to look like leaves and branches.
The elves in Lord of the Rings often incorporate these nature-like elements into their outfits, so it is easy to see the fantasy inspirations.
Another floaty option, this boho dress features those beautifully draped sleeves that the elves are known for along with some gorgeous lace detailing on the sleeves and bust to create an elegant and incredibly bohemian wedding dress that would suit a Lord of the Rings wedding perfectly.
This is a gown that has so many similarities to Galdariel’s famous white lace dress that she dons in the films that we had to mention it here!
Although the neckline is higher and the dress generally has a more modern style in terms of the patterns on the lace and the cuffs of the sleeves, there is no doubting that there is something rather other worldly about this dress.
This is another great option if you want to go big with your Lord of the Rings wedding, as it has a distinctive style and color that is more akin to a general fantasy dress than a traditional wedding dress.
As the name suggests, the dress is inspired by the character Eowyn (not an elf for once!) who is a tough and independent shield maiden.
The golden color is an eye-catching choice, whilst the flowing sleeves, lace up front and crushed velvet material emphasize the fantasy theme significantly.
Lastly, this dress- also by WYTCHHAZE on Etsy- is directly inspired by the elven beauty Galadriel from The Lord of the Rings. The dress perfectly replicates her flowing lacy white sleeves as well as its general etherealness.
Made with ivory-colored crushed velvet along with taffeta and embroidered with beautiful flowers, this is a must for fans of Galadriel’s otherworldly style.
So there you have fifteen ideas for a beautiful wedding dress that will look like you have walked straight out of Middle Earth for your wedding day!
Whether you want to go full on with the epic fantasy and The Lord of the Rings theme with your dress or if you just want a subtle nod to the world of Middle Earth, hopefully you will have found something on our list to suit your personal tastes and choices.