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Billy Boyd Wedding

Billy Boyd Wedding - Three Hobbits swapped Middle Earth for the more urban surroundings of the west end of Glasgow to witness Lord of the Rings star Billy Boyd’s wedding.

The 42-year-old married long-term partner Ali McKinnon at Oran Mor yesterday, and was joined by fellow Rings stars Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan, who brought a touch of Hollywood to Byres Road.

The trio played Pippin, Frodo and Merry in Peter Jackson’s smash hit Lord of the Rings films and became good friends, even going as far as to get matching tattoos after filming finished.

Billy Boyd Wedding

The tattoos are written in High Elvish, a language from the Lord of the Rings books by JRR Tolkien. Boyd and McKinnon, a ballet dancer and yoga instructor, have a four-year-old son, Jack.

Billy and Jack wore matching suits at the ceremony, which was attended by 30 close friends and family.

The reception near the couple’s home was attended by 160 guests. Boyd met his wife at a panto in which she was appearing in 2002.

Oran Mor’s wedding co-ordinator, Louise Turner, was thrilled that the couple chose the venue.

She said: “I’m delighted Billy and Allison chose Oran Mor for their wedding; it’s very exciting.

“I think the couple chose the venue because it’s a little bit different for a wedding and, of course, it’s local for them too.”

Billy Boyd Wedding


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