The Best Lord Of The Rings Wedding Quotes For Speeches, Invitations And Vows

The Best Lord Of The Rings Wedding Quotes For Speeches, Invitations And Vows

Let’s be honest; Lord of the Rings fans are dedicated! And if you’re one of these Tolkien fans, you might want to incorporate his epic tale into your wedding ceremony!

Whether you want a small nod to your love of Middle Earth, or are having a full-blown Lord of the Rings themed celebration, these wedding quotes are a perfect way to incorporate the franchise into your wedding vows, speeches, and invitations.

With this guide, you’ll be able to find the perfect words for your Lord of the Rings wedding so begin your own unexpected journey with your spouse.

Lord Of The Rings Quotes For Wedding Invites

We’ll start where all great weddings begin; at the invitations! You can’t have a wedding without the guests, of course.

To craft your perfect wedding invite with that Lord of the Rings flair, consider using one of these quotes to really intrigue your guests about your big day.

  1. “And he took her in his arms and kissed her under the sunlit sky, and he cared not that they stood high upon the walls in the sight of many.”  – The Return of the King
  1. “Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Love is never late, nor is it early. It arrives precisely when it means to.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Maybe the paths that you each shall tread are already laid before your feet, though you do not see them.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “They dance together then till dawn and a single shadow make.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. “You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – The Fellowship of the Ring

Lord Of The Rings Quotes For Wedding Vows And Readings

Next, we’ll talk about arguably the most important words you’ll say during your wedding ceremony.

Wedding vows are a way for you to express your devoted love for one another, and there are some beautiful words in the Lord of the Rings saga that are just perfect for these vows.

Here are some of our absolute favorites for vows and wedding readings.

  1. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Don’t go where I can’t follow.” – The Two Towers
  1. “I have wished thee joy ever since first I saw thee. It heals my heart to see thee now in bliss.” – The Return of the King
  1. “I think I’m quite ready for another adventure.” – The Return of the King
  1. “I want to be a healer, and love all things that grow and are not barren.” – The Return of the King
  1. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.” – The Return of the King
  1. “I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “It came to me. It’s mine, my own, my love, my precious.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Let us together rebuild this world that we may share in the days of peace.” – The Return of the King
  1. “Where you go, I will go.” – The Two Towers
  1. “The greatest adventure is what lies ahead.

Today and tomorrow are yet to be said.

The chances, the changes are all yours to make.

The mold of your life is in your hands to break.” – A Hobbit’s Tale

  1. “Roads go ever ever on,

Over rock and under tree,

By caves where never sun has shone,

By streams that never find the sea;

Over snow by winter sown,

And through the merry flowers of June,

Over grass and over stone,

And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on,

Under cloud and under star,

Yet feet that wandering have gone,

Turn at last to home afar,

Eyes that fire and sword have seen,

And horror in the halls of stone,

Look at last on meadows green,

And trees and hills they long have known.” – The Road Goes Ever On

  1. “Lo! Young we are and yet have stood

like planted hearts in the great Sun

of Love so long (as two fair trees

in woodland or in open dale

stand utterly entwined and breathe

the airs and suck the very light

together) that we have become

as one, deep rooted in the soil

of Life and tangled in the sweet growth.” – For Edith

“Snow-white! Snow-white! O Lady clear!

O Queen beyond the Western Seas!

O light to us that wander here

Amid the world of woven trees!

Gilthoniel! O Elbereth!

Clear are thy eyes and bright thy breath!

Snow-white! Snow-white! We sing to thee

In a far land beyond the sea.

O Stars that in the Sunless Year

With shining hand by her were sown,

In windy fields now bright and clear

We see your silver blossom blown!

O Elbereth! Gilthoniel!

We still remember, we who dwell

In this far land beneath the trees,

Thy starlight on the Western Seas.” – The Elven Hymn to Elbereth

  1. “And again she looked at Faramir. ‘No longer do I desire to be a queen,’ she said.

Then Faramir laughed merrily. ‘That is well,’ he said; ‘for I am not a king. Yet I will wed with the White Lady of Rohan, if it be her will. And if she will, then let us cross the River and in happier days let us dwell in fair Ithilien and there make a garden. All things will grow with joy there, if the White Lady comes.” – The White Lady

  1. ‘Twas builded very very old

White, and thatched with straws of gold,

And pierced with peeping lattices

That looked toward the sea;

And our own children’s garden-plots

Were there–our own forgetmenots,

Red daisies, cress and mustard,

And blue nemophile.

O! All the borders trimmed with box

Were full of favourite flowers–of phlox,

Of larkspur, pinks, and hollyhocks

Beneath a red may-tree:

And all the paths were full of shapes,

Of tumbling happy white-clad shapes,

And with them You and Me.

And some had silver watering-cans

And watered all their gowns,

Or sprayed each other; some laid plans

To build them houses, fairy towns,

Or dwellings in the trees;

And some were clambering on the roof;

Some crooning lonely and aloof;

And some were dancing fairy-rings

And weaving pearly daisy-strings,

Or chasing golden bees;

But here and there a little pair

With rosy cheeks and tangled hair

Debated quaint old childish things–

And we were one of these.

But why it was there came a time

When we could take the road no more,

Though long we looked, and high would climb,

Or gaze from many a seaward shore

To find the path between sea and sky

To those old gardens of delight;

And how it goes now in that land,

If there the house and gardens stand,

Still filled with children clad in white–

We know not, You and I.

And why it was Tomorrow came

And with his grey hand led us back;

And why we never found the same

Old cottage, or the magic track

That leads between a silver sea

And those old shores and gardens fair

Where all things are, that ever were–

We know not, You and Me.” – You & Me and the Cottage of Lost Play

  1. “The leaves were long, the grass was green,

The hemlock-umbels tall and fair,

And in the glade a light was seen

Of stars in shadow shimmering.

Tinúviel was dancing there

To music of a pipe unseen,

And light of stars was in her hair,

And in her raiment glimmering.

There Beren came from mountains cold,

And lost he wandered under leaves,

And where the Elven-river rolled

He walked alone and sorrowing.

He peered between the hemlock-leaves

And saw in wonder flowers of gold

Upon her mantle and her sleeves,

And her hair like shadow following.

Enchantment healed his weary feet

That over hills were doomed to roam;

And forth he hastened, strong and fleet,

And grasped at moonbeams glistening.

Through woven woods in Elvenhome

She lightly fled on dancing feet,

And left him lonely still to roam

In the silent forest listening.

He heard there oft the flying sound

Of feet as light as linden-leaves,

Or music welling underground,

In hidden hollows quavering.

Now withered lay the hemlock-sheaves,

And one by one with sighing sound

Whispering fell the beachen leaves

In the wintry woodland wavering.

He sought her ever, wandering far

Where leaves of years were thickly strewn,

By light of moon and ray of star

In frosty heavens shivering.

Her mantle glinted in the moon,

As on a hill-top high and far

She danced, and at her feet was strewn

A mist of silver quivering.

When winter passed, she came again,

And her song released the sudden spring,

Like rising lark, and falling rain,

And melting water bubbling.

He saw the elven-flowers spring

About her feet, and healed again

He longed by her to dance and sing

Upon the grass untroubling.

Again she fled, but swift he came.

Tinúviel! Tinúviel!

He called her by her elvish name;

And there she halted listening.

One moment stood she, and a spell

His voice laid on her: Beren came,

And doom fell on Tinúviel

That in his arms lay glistening.

As Beren looked into her eyes

Within the shadows of her hair,

The trembling starlight of the skies

He saw there mirrored shimmering.

Tinúviel the elven-fair,

Immortal maiden elven-wise,

About him cast her shadowy hair

And arms like silver glimmering.

Long was the way that fate them bore,

O’er stony mountains cold and grey,

Through halls of ireon and darkling door,

And woods of nightshade morrowless.

The Sundering Seas between them lay,

And yet at last they met once more,

And long ago they passed away

In the forest singing sorrowless.” – The Song of Beren and Lúthien

  1. “You and me–we know that land

And often have been there

In the long old days, old nursery days,

A dark child and a fair.

Was it down the paths of firelight dreams

In winter cold and white,

Or in the blue-spun twilit hours

Of little early tucked-up beds

In drowsy summer night,

That You and I got lost in Sleep

And met each other there–

Your dark hair on your white nightgown,

And mine was tangled fair?

We wandered shyly hand in hand,

Or rollicked in the fairy sand

And gathered pearls and shells in pails,

While all about the nightingales

Were singing in the trees.

We dug for silver with our spades

By little inland sparkling seas,Then ran ashore through sleepy seas,

And down a warm and winding lane

And never never found again

Between high whispering trees.

The air was neither night or day,

But faintly dark with softest light,

When first there glimmered into sight” – The Cottage of Lost Play.

  1. “Upon the hearth the fire is red,

Beneath the roof there is a bed;

But not yet weary are our feet,

Still round the corner we may meet

A sudden tree or standing stone

That none have seen but we alone.

Tree and flower and leaf and grass,

Let them pass! Let them pass!

Hill and water under sky,

Pass them by! Pass them by!

Still round the corner there may wait

A new road or a secret gate,

And though we pass them by today,

Tomorrow we may come this way

And take the hidden paths that run

Towards the Moon or to the Sun.

Apple, thorn, and nut and sloe,

Let them go! Let them go!

Sand and stone and pool and dell,

Fare you well! Fare you well!

Home is behind, the world ahead,

And there are many paths to tread

Through shadows to the edge of night,

Until the stars are all alight.

Then world behind and home ahead,

We’ll wander back to home and bed.

Mist and twilight, cloud and shade,

Away shall fade! Away shall fade!

Fire and lamp, and meat and bread,

And then to bed! And then to bed!” – A Walking Song

  1. “Farewell we call to hearth and hall!

Though wind may blow and rain may fall,

We must away ere break of day

Far over wood and mountain tall.

To Rivendell, where Elves yet dwell

In glades beneath the misty fell,

Through moor and waste we ride in haste,

And whither then we cannot tell.

With foes ahead, behind us dread,

Beneath the sky shall be our bed,

Until at last our toil be passed,

Our journey done, our errand sped.

We must away! We must away!

We ride before the break of day!” – Farewell We Call to Hearth and Hall

Lord Of The Rings Quotes For Wedding Speeches

Now we’ll finish with some quotes for the all-important wedding speeches.

These speeches mark the end of the formality and the beginning of a night of partying! And they make a great thank you to the bride and groom, allowing you to show you appreciation for the couple.

So if you’re a maid of honor, best man, or any of the other wedding party members who plans to make a speech, use some of these quotes to tie your speech in with the Middle Earth theme of the day.

Romantic Lord Of The Rings Quotes

To add something sentimental and romantic to your wedding speech, you can use one of these quotes from The Lord of the Rings.

  1. “May you each be a light for one another when all other lights go out.” – The Two Towers
  1. “There’s some good in this world, and you two are both a part of that good. You’re worth fighting for.” – The Two Towers
  1. “For you do not yet know the strengths of your hearts, and you cannot foresee what each may meet on the road.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair, and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

Funny Lord Of The Rings Quotes

Including a few humorous quotes in your speech won’t go a miss if you’re trying to make it funny. Here are some of the funniest quotes about love that will make your audience smile.

  1. “Anyways, you need people of intelligence on this sort of… mission… quest… thing.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “He’s an excellent fellow and would jump down a dragon’s throat to save you, if he did not trip over his own feet.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “I am not trying to rob you… I’m trying to help you.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “I can’t carry it for you… but I can carry you!” – The Return of the King
  1. “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.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “No admittance except on party business.” – The Hobbit
  1. “We’ve had one, yes. What about second breakfast?” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “When in doubt, follow your nose.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Why did you look? Why do you always have to look?” – The Return of the King
  1. “You have shown your usual cunning in getting up just in time for a meal.” – The Fellowship of the Ring

Wise Lord Of The Rings Quotes

Add some wisdom to your speech and get the guests thinking with one of these insightful quotes.

  1. “All that is gold does not glitter.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Courage is found in unlikely places.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Deeds will not be less valiant because they are unpraised.” – The Return of the King
  1. “Do not scorn pity that is the gift of a gentle heart.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. “Don’t adventures ever have an end? I suppose not. Someone else always has to carry on the story.” -The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Have patience. Go where you must go, and hope!” – The Two Towers
  1. “It is not the strength of the body, but the strength of the spirit.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  1. “It is useless to meet revenge with revenge: it will heal nothing.” – The Return of the King
  1. “It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “None knows what the new day shall bring him.” – The Two Towers
  1. “Not all those who wander are lost.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Where there’s life, there’s hope.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “Who knows? Have patience. Go where you must go, and hope!” – The Two Towers

Friendship Lord Of The Rings Quotes

Here is a collection of humorous, poignant, and serious quotes that you can use in your speech to honor your friendship in your wedding speech.

  1. “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.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “I am glad you are here with me.” – The Return of the King
  1. “My old friend, this will be a night to remember.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “We have become friends in so short a while that I think I must be getting hasty.” – The Two Towers
  1. “You are the luckiest, the canniest, and the most reckless man I ever knew. Bless you, laddie.” – The Fellowship of the Ring
  1. “You can trust us to stick with you through thick and thin–to the bitter end. And you can trust us to keep any secret of yours — closer than you keep it yourself. But you cannot trust us to let you face trouble alone, and go off without a word.” – The Hobbit

Final Thoughts

With these Lord of the Rings quotes, you can incorporate Middle Earth beautifully and elegantly into your wedding celebrations. You can use them for your vows, readings, speeches, or even invites!

J.R.R. Tolkien is known for his incredible way with words, so even if you’re not a Lord of the Rings fan, you can easily take his literary talent and make it a part of your special day.

For those who do love Lord of the Rings, then these phrases are an absolute must!