ATTENDING important engagements and glittering ceremonies are a key responsibility in his busy role in office.

But this was a big day on which Romsey mayor Ian Richards knew he had to look his best and know his lines.

The window cleaner and retired policeman arrived at a packed Romsey Abbey to tie the knot with bride Cheryll Rolls .

Cheryll, a manager at Clark’s in The Hundred, walked down the aisle in a crimplene dress with flowers over a white background, originally worn by her mother in the 1970s.

More than 70 family and friends attended the ceremony which ended when the newlyweds danced out to the Bee Gees hit Staying Alive to a waiting 1934 Bentley Sport car.