How Ava Beaux surprised me!
Every February sees the largest magic convention in the world take place in Blackpool UK. 3000 or so magicians descend upon the town for a long weekend of fun and geeking out the only way we magicians know... by buying loads of magic and talking secretively about secrets!
It was early hours of the morning on Friday night when I had a tap on the shoulder, turned around and a lovely young lady called Emma (now known as Ava Beaux!) was stood in front of me saying hello. It took me a couple of moments to realise that I had met this young lady before, it was at a gig I had performed at years ago!
I was performing at a party ages ago and I was told that there was someone who would love to spend a couple of moments with me as they knew a little bit of magic and wanted to learn more. I sat down at the end of the gig with Emma and went through some stuff, she showed me what she had been working on and I showed her some stuff. Little did I know how much that time I had spent with Emma would help change her. Emma is now Ava Beaux Professional Magician!!!
I am so happy that she came up to me and spoke to me, it truly meant a lot, probably the best thing that happened that weekend to me (and I saw a lot of cool things!). To know that I had a little something to do with her going for it and becoming a professional magician, is an honour. It truly is an amazing thing, magic. It really has the potential to change peoples lives and give people memories that last an entire lifetime. I couldn't be happier with what I do for a job!
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
I had a great time speaking with brides and grooms to be at Heatherden Hall recently at the Prestige Wedding Fair. There are always lots of great suppliers and inspiration at wedding fairs. I will be putting together a page of suppliers I have met and would recommend myself having seen their work. I'll be sure to let you know as soon as the page is ready.
If you are getting married and would like to have a chat about how magic can add a great dynamic that is entertaining, memorable and practical please get in touch by clicking here.
I will of course be at more upcoming wedding fairs and will post here to let you all know where they will be.
2017 looks like it is shaping up to be a great year! I am very happy to announce Unbelievable Magic is now a recommended supplier for Pembroke Lodge.
Pembroke Lodge is a wonderful wedding and corporate event venue situated in the middle of the gorgeous Richmond Park in Surrey. You can literally be wed and walk outside to see wild deer and other wildlife freely walking around and grazing.
If you are looking for a wedding venue in the area then be sure to check Pembroke Lodge out. If you are already booked into Pembroke Lodge for a wedding and wish to speak to me about how I can add that extra something special to your day, please get in touch, click here and send me a message. Be sure to ask about my bespoke magic to give you and your guests something truly memorable.
I am always humbled to work in great places, not just in amazing places around the world but also in remarkable venues. Some venues have a rich heritage and amazing history, some are ultra modern with cityscape views, some are also secretive and exclusive (these are fun!).
Last night I was performing at Wentworth Club, home to the BMW PGA Championship for a wonderful collection of minds, they were all scientists! The venue is always a pleasure to perform in, I am always treated superbly and last night the ballroom looked particularly amazing! The audience were just the sort of audience you wish for, very fun and really up for falling down the rabbit hole even though all the logic in their brain was telling them not to!
I also had the pleasure of performing alongside Sara Louise, a wonderfully talented caricaturist, you should definitely check her out. I have worked many times with Sara and always have fun when we are together on a gig. We also shared the limelight with Ellis Watson, a very interesting man with an amazing past! Long may this journey continue!
Unbelievable Magic at Cain Manor
Part of becoming a partner of Bijou means I have the wonderful opportunity to attend their brilliant Wedding Panning Wednesdays. These are days set aside for all brides and grooms that are booking with Bijou to attend and sample some of their recommended services. Photographers such as Bill Skye, Videographers like John Harris and other entertainers like the soulful voice of guitarist James Dean are all in attendance letting you, the wedded couple speak directly with each recommended service to get an idea of what may suit your day.
Today I am at Cain Manor in Farnham, it is a wonderful venue, with an old barn style finish it really is the luxurious yet contemporary venue, perfect for any wedding.
If you are getting wed with Bijou or thinking about it and wish to see me you can email me to check I will be at the Wedding Planning Wednesday for your venue. If I am not listed but free that day I will make sure I am attending so we can meet in person.
I am very proud to announce that I have partnered up with Bijou Wedding Suppliers to become a Bijou Partner. With becoming a partner I will be working closely with Bijou and attending their Wedding Planning Wednesdays at their venues across the country.
If you wish to hear more about what I do then you are in the right place, look up to the top of the page, click 'Contact' (or just click that link!) and then pop me an email, I am always happy to help!
I really look forward to performing at all of Bijou's wedding venues throughout the year, they really are stunning.
Ben Williams is a member of the Magic Circle and a close up magic specialist