In my book, that took place last Saturday in Windsor with the party, speeches, cake, food and entertainment a few miles down the road in a circus big top on White Waltham Airfield.
It was time for the groom J to celebrate his wedding to his very-princess-like bride G surrounded by friends, family and pretty much everyone in fairground world.
Entrance to the big top was through a hall of mirrors with the father of the bride's 1896 fairground organ, 1948 Scammell Showtrac lorry and showman's steam engine just outside.
Once we were inside it was pretty amazing; we're heard some rumours on the jungle drums about what they had planned but we still didn't have much idea til we arrived.
Middle of the tent contained Carter's Steam Fair's 1895 set of gallopers; on the left hand side was the bar, dancing area and Joby Carter's Grand Palance of Entertainment stage; on the right hand side were giant board games, an inflatable play area, an inflatable raised duelling area, food and buffet area, the wedding cake and birthday cake (as the bride got married on her birthday) and the bride and groom's new home, a Royal Windsor showman's living van. At the back of the tent was another inflatable play area and ball pool, face painting for the kids, toilets and moving around the tent was also a balloon modelling man. Any space left over was filled with table and chairs!
We had an excellent selection of food; hog roast and salad about 5.30pm, followed by wedding cake then a hot dinner about 9.30pm (lasagne, bread, fish, chicken, potatoes and allsorts) and to finish, a choice of cheese and crackers, fruit salad or chocolate profiteroles for pudding.
In between all the food came the photos and speeches and then the entertainment. The MC for the evening was Richard Cadell (aka. the hand of Sooty) and he'd announced there was to be a very special guest, one that even the bride and groom didn't know about. Quarter of an hour later and who bursts out on the stage but none other than magician-legend Paul Daniels!
He did an excellent set, quite long and managing to get in lots of wedding-type jokes. Several tricks used the bride and lots of other audience members and later in the set he was joined by Debbie McGee for a couple of memory feats.
Second bit of the entertainment was a live band, Bjorn to Be who performed all the classic Abba songs and danced away merrily with several people on the dance floor.
At the end of the night, as well as going home completely overstuffed with food, we all had bubble wands to play with!
All in all, a fabulous wedding - congratulations to the new Mr and Mrs Carter!