Quality Quartet of Weddings!
Congratulations to Chris & Kimberley who got married last week at Humber View Hotel
Kimberley booked me as a surprise for Chris after seeing me years ago at a wedding fayre. I had lots of fun with all of their guests!
Great to be working alongside RM // Photography once again, I can't wait to see the pics!
Congratulations to Charlotte & Chris who tied the knot at Lazaat Hotel last week!
I used to work with Charlotte (when I had a proper job! Ha) so it was amazing to be a part of her big day! It was fantastic to catch up with former colleagues, some of which had never seen me perform any magic before.
Have a Great time in New York & Las Vegas guys!
The lovely Rebecca Robinson Photography was behind the lens and I know she caught some corkers!
Congratulations to Talissa & Dan who got married at Cave Castle Hotel & Country Club
I had an absolute blast at their drinks reception entertaining everyone. Many of Dan's friends told me they'd been warned I was going to "Blow their minds!"....so "No Pressure!"
It is always a pleasure to work alongside the tremendous toastmaster Michael Wall and the fantastic Fawn Wood Photography
Congratulations to Lizzy & Stuart who got married at The Country Park
I met Lizzy for the first time years ago as we have mutual friends, I was so pleased when she asked me to be a part of her and Stuart's Wedding!
I've been lucky enough to get to know these guys since then and they are the nicest people you could wish to meet!
Working alongside Flash Forward Photography Yorkshire and The Contraband always makes for a fantastic evening!
Thank you to everyone who made this weekend EPIC!
You know that wedding entertainment is a necessity and not a 'nice to have', but what is the best time of day for them to entertain you and your guest?
Why should you listen to me?
I've performed at over 700 weddings and through this experience I have learnt which times work best for wedding entertainment, you don't have to follow my advice but it might be worth considering.
Most importantly, your guests will appreciate entertainment at any part of the day. However, there are times that I recommend people don't book wedding entertainment for.....and these times are probably not what you think!
Photo by Clusky Smith
Best times for Wedding Entertainment
A fantastic time to book your wedding entertainment is for the drinks reception, after the ceremony and before the meal. This is such a good time to book wedding entertainment because the newly weds are taken away to have photographs and are unable to mingle with their guests.
Most of the time, when I arrive your family and friends will think that I am another guests. When the first group starts reacting to the magic I perform you can feel the atmosphere of the room change, all the other guests want to know what’s going on. What caused those people to react like that?! Then every group wants to be the next group that I approach.
I usually have some time to perform into the wedding breakfast and my priority is to show the top table some exclusive magic routines that no one else gets to experience. This is my favourite part of the day and I love leaving the newly weds with some romantic souvenir.
An equally great time to book entertainment is for your evening reception. The beauty of this time of the wedding day is that your providing entertainment for both day and night guests. The night guests will really appreciate that you have taken them into consideration when booking entertainment. I really enjoy mixing and mingling with guests at an evening reception as generally they have had one or two beverages and we can have a lot of fun!
One thing to note, I would suggest you don’t book a magician at the same time as a live band, as the magician will not be able to communicate with your guests very easily.
When NOT to Book Entertainment
I often get asked if the lull after the meal and before the evening reception is a good time to book wedding entertainment. The answer to this question depends on your venue. If your wedding venue is a hotel where most of your guests have booked a room then I would suggest you don’t book a magician after the meal as many guests will retire to their room to freshen up. However, if your venue does not have accommodation (e.g. a tipi wedding) then this is a great time to book entertainment as the guests will appreciate being entertained before they dance the night away.
I hope this helps and if you have any questions at all please just contact me via my website contact form or by emailing me at email@example.com
Photo by Sarah Beth Photo + Film
There just isn't enough hours in the day for me to be at all the wedding I want to be! 😊
Thank you for the kind words Charlotte! 🙌
Congratulations to Francesca & Andrew who got married at @daltonoldpumphouse at the weekend! 🎉
As everyone retired from the main room I entertained all of their guests as they relaxed with a coffee and then continued into the evening celebration.
After meeting these guys at another wedding earlier in the year it was great to finally be a part of their special day 😊
All the best for the future guys! 👍
Congratulations Roxy & Joe who got married at the weekend! 🎉
I've been looking forward to this wedding ever since meeting Roxy at wedding fayre in York and she booked me straight away to entertain everyone during their drinks reception 🥂
I had so much fun with their guest, the card eating trick was especially requested quite a few times! 😊
Wishing you guys all the very best fro your future together!
Think Metal Health First Black Tie Ball!
A Huge congratulations to Jeni Cornwall for organising such an amazing evening, all 400 tickets sold out in less than 1 hour! 😮
It was fantastic to see so many familiar faces 😊
The Ball was at @mercurehull and raising money for @andysmanclubuk and it was clear to see how crucial this charity is for so many people.
It was an absolute honour to be part of such a special event 🙌
Congratulations to James & Leanne who got married at the stunning @eastriddlesdenhallweddings last week! 🎉
I met this lovely couple ages ago at a wedding fayre, unfortunately their date changed because of lockdowns, so everyone was ready to celebrate! 😊
Great to be working alongside Rob Freeman Photography for the first time, hopefully not the last! 🙌
All the best for the future guys! 😊
Congratulations to Lucy & Jack who got married at @broadoaks_countryhouse last week! 🎉
Lucy & Jack booked me after seeing my videos on Instagram and deciding they wanted me to entertain them and all their guests on their wedding day 😊
I was more than happy to travel to the Lake District to be a part of their stunning wedding!
Of course I had my hiking boots in the car, so I managed a cheeky hike after their wedding 😊
Wishing you guys all the very best! 👍
Yesterday 7 future bookings secured their date in my diary 😊
This year has been the busiest year I've experienced but apparently there is no slowing down!
Dates for 2023, 2024 & even 2025! are flying off the shelves!
Photo captured by @photosarahbeth at @dunedincountryhouse 📷
Shout out to Sarah for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review!
(David Blaine might want a word though! 😂)
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