Archive for May, 2011

After 3 Years Planning on May 7 2011 Katherine & Jason Finally Make It!

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Another lovely wedding at The Ship Inn as Katherine & Jason finally said “I do!” This year we have had some lovely weddings at The Ship and this was no exception. We first met Katherine & Jason 3 years ago and in the 6 years of owning The Ship Inn this has to be the earliest for planning a couples wedding reception and it must be said with relatives as far south as Peterborough and the Northern Ireland all went extremely well. The wedding ceremony took place at the island’s catholic church, St. Aidans, officiated by Father Tony who sadly retires this October after serving

Katherine & Jason Seal It With a Kiss!

 

as a parish priest for nearly 47 years. Katherine & Jason had a traditional “wedding breakfast” and then as the evening approached danced to Gary Forrest’s border band. All in all a great time was had by all with some very witty speaches from Jason & his best man.

Alison & Zak Tie The Knot!

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Weddings at The Ship follow all sorts of themes and at the end of the day the wedding couple with family and friends leave with happy memories. However it must be said that when Alison & Zak decided to hold their celebrations at The Ship Inn it certainly was a wedding with a difference. After the traditional Wedding Breakfast the evening kicked off with a quiz night which ensured the in laws and the outlaws all mixed in. This was followed by “Mr & Mrs” competition which somehow (it must of been a fluke) Janice and myself won! This was followed by the penultimate event picking up a cardboard bag. Sounds simple, but without using your hands stooping forward with good balance sounds easy; the trick though was after each participant successfully picked up the bag in the next round at least one inch was cut off until just the base was left on the ground. It must be said we have never seen so many rubber boned contortionists complete the task. Our photo shows, Alison the bride going for gold, although it must be said that her friend Marlene certainly took some beating in a trouser suit that must have had the strongest stitching possible and was an act that was very difficult to follow!

Alison Going For Gold!