A Lord of the Rings-obsessed couple tied the knot in a Tolkien-themed wedding, complete with hobbit centrepieces and elven lanterns, after the bride was diagnosed with a devastating rare autoimmune condition that hardens her internal organs.
Becky Unwin, 34, was over the moon when fellow Tolkien enthusiast, Jack, 28, a senior projects engineer, proposed in Edinburgh in May 2017, welcoming a son, Albert, now four, just over a year later in July 2018.
But in January 2021 the family was struck with heartache when Becky was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune condition, systemic sclerosis, that causes the hardening of her internal organs, prompting the pair to book their wedding and make the most of life.
Tying the knot in front of 40 family and friends on December 1, 2022, the Lord of the Rings-mad couple agreed the only suitable theme for their wedding would be the famous fantasy films, creating centrepieces, flower arrangements, cakes and signs to represent their shared love.
“My son, Albert, already requests to watch it,” laughed Becky.
“I think I would be a dwarf and Jack would be an elf, because he’s tall. We’re always listening to the books or watching the film.
“There was no question it was going to be part of our wedding day.”
Meeting Jack whilst the pair worked at a hotel in the Peak District, the couple fell madly in love.
“I was the hotel manager and Jack worked there, so I was his boss,” said