canon 5D Mk II, 16-35mm f/2.8
Each year the Bagginses had given very lively combined birthday-parties at Bag-End; but now it was understood that something quite exceptional was being planned for that autumn. Bilbo was going to be eleventy-one, 111, a rather curious number, and a very respectable age for a hobbit (the Old Took himself had only reached 130); and Frodo was going to be thirty-three, 33 an important number: the date of his ‘coming of age.’
– J.R.R. Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring… “A long expected party”.
The party we attended was just as auspicious as that of the one written about in LotR – the wedding of my gorgeous friend Sas to her beloved Ash. It was such an honour to be invited to keep her company as she got ready and to give a reading during the ceremony (in which i only just held it together enough for everyone to be able to hear what i was reading!).
She was a beautiful bride and it was the perfect wedding day.
All eight of the BBC* were there, making it even more special – it’s been way too long since we’ve all been together.
I can’t wait to see the official photographs from the incredible husband & wife team of McKinley-Rodgers… they take the most exquisite photographs (there’s a sneaky peek here). I didn’t take that many photographs, choosing to just enjoy the day and leaving it to the pros.