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

Middlewich Branch Breach
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

Please be aware that there has been a breach of the Middlewich Branch of the Shropshire Union Canal between Lock 2 Stanthorne Lock and Lock 1 Wardle Lock. A stoppage is currently in place and is expected to remain so for some...

High Sheriff Awards 2018
Janet: Fri 30 Mar

We are delighted to announce that Overwater has been presented with the award for Family Business Excellence by the High Sheriff of Chester at the recent Enterprise Awards for 2017/18. Angus Maughan and David Johnson attended the award ceremony at Chester Race Course to receive the...

The Audlem Lass
Janet: Mon 05 Mar 12:43pm

The Audlem Lass Boat Service returns to Overwater from Good Friday, 30th March 2018. Operating every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of October the service provides a wonderful way to take a trip to the village of Audlem. The service is run by a fantastic group of volunteers who are always looking out for new members. If you like messing about on the water and would love to...

Marina News

Middlewich Branch Breach
Emergency Stoppage
Fri 30 Mar
High Sheriff Awards 2018
Family Business Award
Fri 30 Mar
The Audlem Lass
The Audlem Lass Returns!
Mon 05 Mar 12:43pm
The-last-run
The Last Run - Day Star Theatre
Mon 05 Mar 12:37pm

Janet's Blog

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