Where are you based? Wokingham in Berkshire
Favourite Bijou Venue: They are all amazing, but I’d have to say Botleys Mansion
How many weddings do you do a year? I do around 200 events a year of which about half are weddings
Average price/cost: £300-£400
Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a full-time professional magician, a member of the world famous Magic Circle and have performed for many major companies, celebrities and on TV. I make my living by doing impossible things!
How would you describe your style?
I mix traditional magic with modern “street magic” and psychological mind-reading. All of your guests will see something astonishing and it’s the perfect way to break the ice and get them talking, laughing and having a good time. Many people have seen magic on TV, but few have seen it happening live right in front of them. It’s amazing when you see something appear, disappear or change from just a few feet away or when I read your mind. A wedding is the perfect setting for some magic. I don’t need a stage or any large props, instead I wander around mingling with the guests doing impossible things - it’s the perfect way to add something fun, memorable and extraordinary into the day.
Can couples come and see you perform live before booking you?
Yes, I’m happy to meet with couples at Bijou “Wedding Planning Wednesdays” at their chosen venue for a chat and demonstration of my wedding magic.
When is the best time to have the magic?
You can fit it into your wedding day at any point, as long as it doesn’t clash with those important moments such as the speeches, cake-cutting or first dance. The most popular time is during the afternoon reception, to provide entertainment for the guests while the photos are being done. I can also do the magic during the wedding breakfast or in the early evening as the band/DJ is setting up.
Do you have a dress code?
I’m always smart, but with a relaxed attitude.
How long is your set?
Usually 90 minutes to two hours, although timings are completely flexible and I can do longer or shorter depending on the number of guests and wedding day plans
What are you expecting see more mainstream/more common in the next year or two?
I’m seeing a lot more personalisation recently. It’s your day, so do it your way!
If you were getting married, what would be your idea of ultimate entertainment?
I’m already married! Rather than hire the traditional white Rolls-Royce I booked a Ferrari 360 and spent an hour driving it around on my wedding day when I should have been getting ready. Great fun!
Any final thoughts?
People love to see a bit of magic. It’s the perfect way to treat your guests to something special. Add a wedding magician into your plans for the big day and prepare to be amazed!