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

Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
Janet: Thu 01 Feb

You'd normally expect January to be a pretty quiet time of year for a marina, but not for us! Where can I start? Well first we headed off to the London Boat Show to pick up the Runner Up prize in the Marina of the Year Awards in a very hotly contested Inland category. I can't believe we've now been in the top two for fours years in a row. This year the boat show sported a new five...

spanner
Janet: Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm

Marine Engineer WantedTo join our small, friendly and expanding workshop team at our busy narrowboat marina on the Shropshire Union. This is a full time position, although part time hours may be considered for the right applicant and we can offer good pay and working conditions. Must have experience of engine maintenance and diesel heaters. Boat joinery and plumbing experience an advantage...

London Boat Show 2018
Janet: Thu 18 Jan

We are pleased to announce that Overwater was awarded Runner Up in the 2018 TYHA Marina of the Year Awards. The Inland category is a very competitive one so we are delighted with this result, not least as it is our 4th year in the top two! Janet and Angus Maughan recently attended the London Boat Show for the award presentation. Huge thanks must go to everyone who voted for...

Marina News

Overwater Marina Cheshire January 2018
Busy, busy, busy
Thu 01 Feb
spanner
Marine Engineer Vacancy
Thu 18 Jan 1:19pm
London Boat Show 2018
Marina of the Year Awards 2018
Thu 18 Jan
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Christmas Opening Hours
Tue 19 Dec 12:40pm

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