Organisers of today's May Fair certainly provided a community event for the village to remember as this year's Alderley Edge May Fair took place on the same day as the Royal Wedding.
Now in its 8th year, the ever popular event benefited from glorious sunshine on Saturday, May 19th and having clashed with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding the organisers adopted the Royal theme to make it a right a royal occasion.
Celebrations kicked off with the May Fair parade through the village centre led by the Town Crier and Alderley Edge Scout Band, featuring local organisations and lots of children dressed as princes and princesses, or brides and grooms.
The May Queen 12-year-old Maisey was accompanied in the parade by two princesses, Alice, age 7, and Iris, age 5, along with former Rose Queens.
Maisey said "I loved it! It was an honour to be the May Queen. The two princesses, Alice and Iris are very cute and I enjoyed travelling through the village with them. The fair was really fun and I danced on the stage with my dance school. All the rides were amazing!"
Afterwards crowds gathered in the park to enjoy the Royal Wedding together, which was shown on 15m giant screen, along with fairground rides, the National Festival Circus, live music and dance performances and the fun dog show.
Paul Marshall, Chairman of the organising committee said "The plans for the fair began in September, and we worked harder than ever to make this one special. And I think that it was special. We brought back the Circus, grew the parade, invited previous Rose Queens, added Dan's Cannons, expanded the stage and threw in a Royal Wedding to improve the party.
"I can't thank our team of volunteers enough. From the May Fair Dance, 5 a side football, Fun Run, Bowls, Music and Dance from local schools, parade, stage entertainment, catering and park layout - plus the hidden stuff like marketing, website design, copywriting, budgeting and volunteer arm-twisting, it's all been covered.
"The weather makes things easier but I know that this May Fair would have been fun whatever had happened. The village, as always, supported us. The local traders, residents, primary school, sponsors and talent came together to make this fair a memorable one, and I hope the village enjoyed it."