‘Lord of the Rings’ star Billy Boyd ties the knot

Updated: Dec 30, 2010, 14:07 PM IST

London: Billy Boyd, best known as Pippin the Hobbit in ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, exchanged vows with his long-time sweetheart Ali McKinnon in Glasgow, Scotland on Wednesday.

Rather than opt for a lavish Hollywood ceremony and reception, the actor kept his wedding and subsequent celebration a low-key affair, reports the Scotsman.

About 30 family and friends, with guests including fellow hobbits Elijah Wood and Dominic Monaghan, joined them at Oran Mor, just around the corner from their home.

The venue is actually a church turned into a pub, restaurant and live music destination.

Oran Mor wedding coordinator Louise Turner said she`d met with the couple a few times and ‘they have been lovely to deal with’.

She said only 30 friends and family members attended the ceremony, and the reception was planned for about 160.

“It`s not a massive bash, and it will be quite intimate,” said Turner.

Boyd, 42, met ballet dancer and yoga instructor McKinnon in 2002 at a pantomime. The two have a 4-year-old son Jack.

ANI