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The Hostick-Boakye Home-made Wedding

Those of you that follow my wedding blog (Sophie Kingo’s Getting Married turned Sophie Kingo is Married) will know that the wedding of the Hostick-Boakyes – that’s us – on 20th August this year was a pretty hands-on affair.

The ceremony was a civil one in Hull City Hall, and the reception was a relaxed event in a marquee in the Hostick family garden in the lovely East Yorkshire. The (dreaded) ‘theme‘ was “us”, which I guess could be construed as British-cum-Danish-cum-Ghanaian. 

Those of you who regularly follow this blog will know that a few things make us “us” – music and poetry courtesy of Projectbrownman and Unseen Flirtations respectively (both the husband), while I primarily sew, knit and make jewellery (with the occasional dabbling in music).

So, I guess the (dreaded) ‘theme’ could be construed as British-cum-Danish-cum-Ghanaian home-made because naturally a fair few things were made for the wedding – notably for the marquee which, when it went up I found horribly ivory, fussy and drapey, but which, with everything my Mum, Dad, sister, husband-to-be and I had made, turned out a treat.

Here’s a list of what we made, and some photos for you to feast your eyes on:

the completed marquee

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I’m getting married

So, my boyfriend of three years, Projectbrownman, proposed to me on Thursday 9 December. This means that we are now engaged to be married and are starting on the task of planning a wedding. This is a mixed blessing. I can’t wait to marry Jeffrey and celebrate it with close friends and family, but the idea of a traditional wedding just doesn’t speak to me. Follow my wedding musings on my new blog Sophie Kingo’s Getting Married. I will still be using this blog to share other musings and things that I’ve made.

In the meantime, here’s a picture of Jeffrey and me on Christmas Eve 2010.