all that is gold

All that is gold does glitter! I am about to nerd out on y’all in a major way… the original phrase, ‘all that is gold does not glitter,’ is the title of a poem written by J.R.R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings.

All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,

A light from the shadows shall spring;

Renewed shall be blade that was broken,

The crownless again shall be king.

When I went on my own ring quest I found these ‘precious’ beauties (find ones with your initials!) at CatBird!

photo credits: cake, reception, Arabic gold lettered invites, ring, No.5, vintage Dior dress, gold stars, love blocks, mosque.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.


  1. Tolkein! This is the most glamorous board with the most awesome nerd reference! Also, I want that dress (my precious)!

  2. Even though this is an older post, I absolutely LOVE it! It looks so royal to me!!! Fit for a princess…

  3. What a gorgeous dress! Dream wedding ideas!

  4. I saw that dress in person at the Yves Saint Laurent retrospective a few years back (he designed it when he was at Dior) and it is hands down, the most beautiful dress I have ever seen! Pictures cannot do it justice.