Garden House 1820 hosts its first wedding. So many details in the works, to make this wedding day exceptional. Episode 2 is live, now.
Last week on Garden House 1820 Hosts It’s First Wedding, Episode 1, we were all about cleaning the twigs, brush and branches around the yard and garden house. The job was laborious and I thank my lucky stars that I had valuable help. But don’t think for a second that the hard work stopped there.
The more thought I put into the wedding, the more I envisioned the bride to walk along a path, leading her to the aisle inside the garden house. Not a straight path by any means, I wanted to design one that had gracious curves that outlined the scope of the large maple tree. A path that meandered and brought a romantic curve to the backyard.
When designing and building a path, there are a lot of factors involved. Factors like outlining the path in a soft “s” pattern, and spray painting the lines for digging. And speaking of digging, I needed to bring in a backhoe because the job was much too big to shovel little bits at a time. Luckily, I can always count on our neighbor, who also helped us dig out the foundation for my garden house. This job calls for Big Blue.
Time to edge. And edge. And edge. This task seemed to take forever, with cutting along the outline of the path the best we could, leveling out the center, and cutting away roots to level and even out the walkway. With Sean’s and Athena’s help, we worked tirelessly to level out the path, and tidy up the edging of the pathway design. We worked well into the evenings, until our hands and feet were tired and aching, succumbing to utter exhaustion, yet feeling pure accomplishment for the work of each day.
We had the gravel delivered, and lots of it. Six cubic yards, to be exact. With the black fabric laid inside the path, the gravel was spread all along the pathway, one wheelbarrow at a time. I lost count of how many trips it was taking me to fill in with the gravel. I’m so grateful to say that my dear friend, Peter, came over with his tractor and made distributing the remaining gravel light(ish) work. Things were started to take shape, and I was happy with each outcome.
Here is Episode 2, Garden House 1820 Hosts Its First Wedding
With another wedding design project under our belts, we’re ready to button up the fine details and host a wedding at Garden House 1820. Stay tuned next week, for Episode 3, The Ceremony.
Need to catch up? Click here to watch Episode 1.