The other BIG WEDDING of the year

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I'd like to say that I've been asked to do some pretty unusual things in the past, but actually I'd be lying — I've had a pretty ordinary life doing normal sort of stuff — so it was quite a surprise to be asked to do something really rather unusual . Two of the nicest people I know asked me to marry them! Well OK I know I can't really "marry" them , but we reckon if the captain of a ship has carte blanche to marry someone then the head of a marina can do likewise. Pretty soon the Republic of Overwater Marriage Commitment ceremony was concocted, the invites were sent and last night at around 6.30pm the first Overwater "wedding" took place. None of that sealing your marriage over the Anvil lark here — this was a boater's wedding. The happy couple gave their vows to each other, exchanged rings, hopped over a mop and 'consumed' the union with a trip in their boat once around the island. There wasn't a dry eye in the place!! Afterwards it was back to the Coffee Lounge for a buffet (everyone brought a plateful of food) and the best cakes ever (thanks Debbie!) So we're a slow and steady Marina this morning. A number of moorers have been spotted nursing something resembling a hangover. The happy couple spent the night on the "Bridal Mooring" and the smell of bacon from the Coffee Lounge is making my mouth water.

On a different note, Alex and Anthony are off at Crick Boat Show with the Overwater Stand, so if you're heading that way go and say hello — they're in the Kingfisher Marquee. Closer to home this weekend is the Audlem Music Festival — free live music throughout the village and a carnival on Monday on the playing fields. I'll be at the marina and have promised myself a bacon buttie for brunch on Sunday!

Further reading

Ash lodge decking
Janet: Tue 22 Aug

Would you like to own one of our gorgeous luxury holiday lodges in the beautiful Cheshire Countryside, close to the vibrant canal village of Audlem? Come along to our Lodge open day on Sunday 27th August from 11am to 3pm to view our show lodge — Ash Lodge. We only have our show lodge and 2 other lodge pitches now available in this very exclusive marina side development. The Lodges have a very...

The 2017 Audlem RNLI Festival
Janet: Mon 07 Aug

Do you have a top dog or a posh pooch? Or maybe your favourite friend has a special trick you'd love to show! If so come along to our dog show on Sunday 10th September at 11am. This year's show is once again being run by our favourite TV vet — Steve Leonard from Leonard Brothers Vets in Whitchurch and Crewe. Entry is on the day and the wonderful vets from Leonard Brothers will be on...

Boatshare Show
Janet: Tue 01 Aug

The countdown has begun to the 2017 Boatshare Show at Overwater Marina. This year's event, which is run by Boatshare4U is on Saturday and Sunday — 9th and 10th September 2017. The show, which runs in conjunction with the Audlem RNLI Festival, promises to be even better than last year with a number of boats to view, all of which have shares for sale. Most of the boats on display are managed...

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