Hello, my name is Mal Tabb.
Thanks for visiting our web pages. Marion & I operate a small outdoor activity organisation called Canoes, Mountains & Caves. We provide activities for: adults, young people, schools, charities, families & individuals. A key aspect of our work is the provision of a "Community Programme" which is offered free of charge to participants. If you think we might be able to help please don't hesitate to contact us, you can find out more about what we do on our main website www.canoesmountainscaves.com

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

22 March 2014

The last post for March 2014 will be regarded as somewhat "off subject" by regular readers of these pages. Its not the first time there has been a deviation from the usual "outdoorsy" theme but such diversions are admittedly quite rare. The reason for this - I got married on Saturday!

So, no canoes, mountains or caves this time; no photographs of folk in caving suits; helmets & lamps. Rather, it'll be shiny vintage cars; Churches and folk in their finery - although the cake was in the shape of a mountain.

The wedding cast was as follows:

Bride, the lovely Marion
Groom, me
Best Man, Paul Rich
Bridesmaid, Charis
Giving the Bride Away, Josh & Charis
Minister, Rev Kim Hurst
Sermon, Rev Peter Ormerod
Readings & Prayers, Alan & Mim Rainford
Photography, Mike Fox

All on location at Wigton Methodist Church & later at the Wheyrigg Hotel (near Abbeytown)

My day started with a short run in Carlisle followed by a trip into Wigton & return for a catch up with my daughters. Paul & Joy picked me up at noon & it was back to Wigton for lunch in the Monkey Tree - with tension mounting! The weather was cold and dry as we took the short walk to a Church at which guests had already started to arrive.


 


It was good to spend the majority of the anxious waiting time at the Church door, meeting & greeting guests. The Church was full. At this stage all of the action being outside, thankfully Marion arrived on time, looking fantastic with a little help from the Wedding Warehouse, Carlisle and Marie Hill Millinery, Lockerbie!



 


We'd put much thought and work into the Church service and are really grateful to: Kim for all she did both on the day and in preparation; Peter for an excellent talk and Alan & Mim for readings and prayers.

 

While we were signing the registers the video below was played: a series of photos from our work & travels over the summer and autumn of 2013




                                                                 Click here to view





It was a great occasion at the Church, with just a short time after the service for more photos & a chance to speak to a few folk.

 

Then it was back to the Wheyrigg for food, speeches & Ceilidh Dancing with the "Border Pilgrims"


 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We had a fantastic day!

Thanks to everyone who was there & made it all possible!!

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