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

The Audlem Lass
Janet: Thu 21 Mar

The Audlem Lass will be back in the water from 30th March 2019. This wonderful little service, run by volunteers, offers a short boat trip from the marina to the bottom of the Audlem Flight (and back). The service operates every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of October. You can also charter the boat for private use during the week, subject to crew availability. Call Joe...

wheelybus_o
Sam: Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm

Look what's arrived. The Overwater Wheelybus has, after some phenomenal fundraising, been handed over to us today. Now we can transport wheelchair users, and those with mobility issues, for trips on our wheelchair friendly Wheelyboat and to appointments...

Raft Padddle 1
Janet: Mon 29 Oct

We are very proud to say they made it! — our engineering team from Overwater Marina, lead by Simon Peek, workshop manager have recently been paddling for pounds as they completed a mammoth 10 mile paddle from the marina, near Audlem, to Nantwich basin and back to raise funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institute. The team nicknamed "Peeky's Blinders" were in their bespoke mini...

Marina News

The Audlem Lass
Audlem Lass back in the water
Thu 21 Mar
wheelybus_o
The Wheelybus has arrived!
Wed 16 Jan 1:17pm
Raft Padddle 1
3 Men in a Boat raise over £700
Mon 29 Oct
PEEKYS BLINDERS 2016-1
Three men in a boat.
Tue 16 Oct 2:56pm

Janet's Blog

The Big Switch On
January already!
Tue 15 Jan
The bridge in the Snow
It's that time of year again!
Sat 01 Dec
Peeky's Blinders
Festival Fatigue
Mon 01 Oct
Anna Shooting
A busy August
Sat 01 Sep