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:
- 25 ‘Save the Date’ cards
- 25 Invitations
- 64 fabric birds
- 6 lengths of bunting
- 57 place cards
- 24 paper flags
- 50 small wooden hearts
- 2 large painted wooden hearts
- 1 Akwaaba sign
- 1 hideously difficult and time consuming Victorian lace shawl
- 10 or so crocheted jam jar cosies
- 25 vases of home grown flowers
- 5 hours worth of mixed music, which unfortunately we didn’t get through
- 1 song, which we didn’t get to share on the night but will