COUPLES are pledging their devotion to each other by placing double up-and-over garage doors at romantic bridges.
The trend began last year when a single-skin white roller door with the words ‘Debs 4 Wills 4 Ever’ scratched onto it was left on the Pont des Arts in Paris.
Tom Logan, from Bromsgrove, and his fiancée Emma Bradford believe a garage door is a more robust way of proclaiming their commitment than a cheap padlock.
Logan added: “Our door is made of high quality thick-gauge galvanised steel which means it can withstand even the severest of knocks – just like our love.”
Newlyweds Stephen Malley and Nikki Hollis, from Durham, picked a steel-braced cedarwood door with Jacobean panelling to attach to the Ponte Fabricio in Rome, where they spent their honeymoon.
Hollis said: “The door has been dip immersed which gives it all-weather protection – much as Steve and I do for each other.”
Hardware supplier Roy Hobbs said: “There’s nothing that says ‘romance’ like a garage door with a high-quality cylinder lock and short-shaft zinc handle.
“Except of course a couple of lengths of freshly creosoted larch-lap fencing.”