So I come in from the garden with these two old battered rusty watering cans & I say to Daniel I won’t throw these they’ll do for the entrance to the field.
He looks at me like I’m mad and to be honest I think I am a little bit!
I got to work and gave them a scrub with vinegar & bicarbonate of soda.
They came up clean but not what I wanted.
I wish I had taken a picture of them before but I was too engrossed in getting them looking like how they did in my head.
I left them to dry off and then the next morning I got my copper spray paint out.
I didn’t want them pristine, I wanted them showing a bit of history.
One coat was enough to achieve that.
I left them on the coffee table, see what he thinks. (Waiting impatiently)
In he comes from work, glances at them.
‘what do you think of the cans?’
‘Erm what are they for again? (Unimpressed)
‘The entrance to the reception... probably ‘
‘Yeah, they’re alright - not great looking are they’
So I quip - you have no imagination!
Intent on Dan sharing my love for these cans I had to dress them up’ so with the help of Mum & Jo with their flower ideas and support we made them pretty
... here we go again
Photo taken, message sent, waiting in anticipation for acceptance of my beloved ugly, battered, old watering cans (I’ve grown far too attached and put far too much effort into this)
Very Nice Dear!
We didn’t really have a theme or colour scheme when we started out, we just had specific details that were a must and wanted to be a bit different. With the help of our families we have decided on what we like to call ‘Mechanical Elegance’ - I called it industrial elegance but I have since been corrected.
This has now become OPW signature theme - love it!
So the first little peak of our wedding details is the colour & style - copper, blue & greys and flowers loads of big flowers - colours will be what has grown & fits in on the week of our wedding but hoping for lots of peaches & creams. The peonies will be all gone but the dahlias may be out - fingers crossed!