,On Sunday 23rd July the ship hosted a wedding reception for Richard and Lucy Sissons. The couple were married recently in Cyprus and arranged a reception locally for those who were unable to travel with them for their big day in the sun. This is the first wedding reception on board since the hull was rebuilt and I think the first since the very early 1970s on the Isle of Wight. Richard and Lucy put a great deal of effort into preparing the ship for the event and that effort paid off handsomely – it just shows what can be done with a bit of effort and imagination! With the upper aft saloon looking amazingly smart, afternoon tea followed the formal ceremonies on the promenade deck where a blessing of their marriage was conducted by the Rev. Peter Jacobs.
Lucy is a granddaughter of Brian Goodhew, our trustee with responsibility for PR, and therefore has a family connection with the ship stretching back to the 1920s and Brian’s father. We wish Richard and Lucy every happiness together.
If you want to use the ship to celebrate a special occasion get in touch.
Photos: Joe Stokes