I said yes!

Well, I didn’t know Pete had it in him to be so romantic and amazing – obviously, I knew he was romantic and amazing, but just maybe not to this extent?


On a little boat, in the beautiful market town of Knaresborough, on our sixth anniversary, he got down on two knees (because we would have capsized on one…), and asked me to marry him. His face was utterly priceless as the gorgeous, antique, white gold ruby ring slipped perfectly on to my finger – I later found out that he had had a near meltdown in the shop because he was convinced that the too-delicate-to-alter ring wouldn’t be the right size.


We have decided to have the wedding on our seventh anniversary, with a year long engagement. It goes without saying that I almost immediately jumped onto Pinterest and started pinning like a woman possessed by glitter, feathers and all things boho. Of course, I already had a board dedicated to ‘My Imaginary Wedding’, so it was very exiting – and not at all sad –  to change the name to ‘My Actual Real-Life Wedding’…


So, let the wedding planning commence. Alongside my crochet patterns and tutorials, I will be writing about all things wedding-y and sharing my progress as I delve into new crafts and discover exciting new artisans and makers. If you’re planning a wedding, are a wedding enthusiast, in the wedding trade, a craft-o-holic, crochet lover, boho babe or just love discovering gorgeous new handmade treasures, then please subscribe and join me on my journey!


I have already fallen in love with this stunning handmade lace and pearl gown, handmade by the incredibly talented Sophie Creed, of EandW on Etsy. And what about these super cute embroidery hoops for the back of the chairs on the top table? Made by Mama Bleu Designs, also on Etsy. I think I am going to investigate ways in which I can handmade my own invitations, but these are just perfect for a boho wedding – check out Invited By Audriana’s shop for more great designs.

If you are in the handmade/wedding trade, and would like to be featured on the blog and Frank&Olive social media channels, please pop me an email to ruby@frankandolivecrochet.com.

3 thoughts on “I said yes!

  1. Congratulations! My Pete also proposed and we are tying the knot in less than a year too! I’m currently crochet-ing roses for table decorations like they are going out of fashion! It’s a fab stash buster 😀

  2. Congratulations! I got married before I was a crocheter (I picked it up shortly after!) but loved all the handmade touches we added. Chalkboard paint, DIY centrepieces, a “keep forever” bouquet (I used foam flowers but I’d crochet them now, obvs) and a LOT of sparkles made the planning almost as fun as the wedding. I crocheted myself a shawl for our vow renewal earlier this year and it’s a lovely thing to make for a wedding – it’ll keep the chill off in the evening and it’s a lovely keepsake. xx

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