Sunday, 19 October 2008

A's wedding.
















We attended a friends wedding on sat. We had to fight through 'nightmare' traffic to get there(London). We took over an hour to go about a mile.I don't know how I kept my cool, it was surely by God's grace. Fortunately we still managed to look good on arrival, not dishevelled and disgruntled.I thought we were very late, only to find the neither bride, groom nor bridal party had arrived. We were actually part of the bridal party. Obviously, they were all battling the same traffic. This is the situation here in the UK. We have to put up with narrow roads, bottlenecks,etc. On top of that there are roadworks every corner. Diversions without warning seem to be the norm. This particular road we had to negotiate, is notorious for traffic, and I noticed a large shopping mall has suddenly sprang up smack bang in the middle of it with no provision for extra roads, so lets just say you had 1000 more cars trying to fit onto this dual carriageway with buses in bus lanes and rd works....it was quite interesting.



I must say I so enjoyed the praise and worship at the ceremony. Very refreshing after that drive! I styled Arashia's locs. I pulled the hair up into about 7 flat twists at the back, curled the top. It was lovely. Note the outfit Arashia is wearing? She made it herself. She is a fashion designer, and likes to make evening/formal wear - with a bit of flair. Click on the images to see it better.





Check out my Nigerian outfit and 'gele'(headgear). Even my friend Funmi said I carried it well.This is the 1st time I wore the gele, and I tied it myself.I'm already used to tying headgear the Ghanaian way, but I wanted to try the Nigerian method, as it gives extra sparkle and I think they are just beautiful.










The gold scarf covering was made by my good friend Helen.

18 comments:

Amba said...

I haven't visited your blog in a while and so there was a lot to catch up on. Arashia looks amazing!! I love that hairstyle. The recipes have made me homesick altough I do prepare waakye and nkatekwan from time to time. Your hair is also really growing fast. Yaay for Sisterlocks!!

anthia-ofo said...

Thanks Amba. This is the 1st time I combined flat twists and curls.
I discovered a Ghana shop in edgware- not too far from st albans and literally raided it. Kenkey,yam,garden eggs, shito and all, and I'll be making more stuff, so you can come and be homesick here hehehe!

Thandi said...

Ha ha. I remember London traffic. We stayed in Southend but had to go into london for a wedding once...we MISSED IT! We got there when they were about to walk out! So embarrassing!

Escoveitch said...

Love the outfits. Arashia is amazing. Such beauty and talent in one person. You are blessed to have her as your daughter.

anthia-ofo said...

Thank you,escoveitch, God has truly blessed me. There's a testimony about that child that I may share another time. I give God all the glory.

Naturally Sophia said...

Arashia looks amazing! Thanks for sharing.

cheleski said...

oh my you did work that outfit with much pride and regalness(is that a word!?)

CarmenNC said...

Ooh Ofo - you look stunning. I love the color of the dress. Both of you are creative with fashion and style.

Thandi said...

Yep, it's shea butter.It's imported. Our 'specialty' is rooibos cream etc.

anthia-ofo said...

Thanks for the compliments ladies.

Thandi said...

Hmm, a product swop, never thought of that!

Tonia said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! Absolutely STUNNING!!!

Kimani's Knapps said...

Girl your hair is fierce and so was the gold head wrap... Thanks for telling me my hair was growing because I dont see much change. I have not put anymore color in it but some spots are brighter than others.

Peace and Blessings,

MsK

Thandi said...

Hubby said 'thank you' for the waakye and stew!

anthia-ofo said...

Aw, Thandi, tell him I said he's very welcome. You tried the recipe?

NubianLockedPrincess said...

very regal! Your hair iss beautiful!

cheleski said...

can you do a post on making the headresses?

anthia-ofo said...

Thank you Tonia and Nubian.
Chele, I've done a description in the next post. I'll try and do a step by step instruction with photos.