I recently featured in Scotland’s top wedding magazine – Tie The Knot – here is the interview in it’s entirety:
- What can a wedding magician bring to a wedding?
A wonderful way to entertain your wedding guests is by hiring a professional magician. An experienced wedding magician will specialise in providing you with amazing entertainment that compliments your special day and helps make it a great success. Magic is wonderful for breaking the ice and bringing friends, family and strangers together. It helps to build an exciting atmosphere and create magical moments of joy, laughter and wonder that will forever be remembered.
- What tricks and illusions do you find work best at weddings?
Close-up, walk around magic during the drinks reception (photoshoot) is the most popular part of the day to entertain. I ‘mix and mingle’ with your guests (in groups of usually 2 – 10 people) so that everyone has a VIP seat for a special performance. As an experienced wedding entertainer, I engage with your guests with my high impact, visual, comedy magic. I combine visual moments of astonishment, with close-up comedy card routines, mischief with money and mental mind reading: Magic that happens in their hands and in their minds to create special everlasting memories. Perhaps even a signature trick for the bride and groom… only if they have the time!
- What should a couple know before booking a wedding magician?
It is quite likely that the couple have never booked a magician before so it is up to the magician to help them with their booking and make it stress free. The magician should be able to collect all the event details and recommend a package that suits their unique occasion. This may be: during the photoshoot, during courses in the breakfast meal or before the band starts to play in the evening. When booking a magician, it is definitely recommended to book a professional magician and not an amateur. This will cost more money but is essential in making sure that they can book with total peace of mind. Referring to websites, reviews and videos will help with this booking process.
- How many years have you been a wedding magician and how has this helped you develop into the magician you are today?
I have been a professional wedding magician for over 7 years and performed at hundreds of weddings. Every wedding is different so learning how to provide a top quality service that provides maximum entertainment and best value for money has been key to my development. Learning how interact and mix with guests in a seamless and non-intrusive manner comes with experience and reflection. Being able to naturally and quickly build rapport is crucial (and often overlooked) in this style of entertainment. These skills are not taught in magic texts yet are the true characteristics of a professional wedding magician. For me, this had a profound effect on how I perform and influenced my style of comedy magic.
- What have been your favourite moments performing at weddings?
It is always a great honour to perform magic at weddings. To be invited to be part of the Bride and Groom’s special day is a very privileged position to be in. To be able to create and share magical moments of joy, wonder and laughter with people of all ages is without doubt my favourite part of being a wedding magician. I always appreciate when I get contacted by the newlyweds (sometimes even when they are on their honeymoon!) to let me know that everyone has been raving about the magical entertainment and to thank me for making their day so memorable. Knowing you have provided a great service and entertained all the wedding party is absolutely magic!