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Wedding Magician and mind reader Edward Crawford has been performing his close up act and cabaret show at weddings throughout the UK for the past fifteen years. Whether you require a wedding magician during the drinks reception, the wedding breakfast or as part of the evening celebration Edward will tailor his act to suit your purposes and deliver the ideal wedding day entertainment. Edwards unique blend of magical mind reading and humor will bring an unforgettable performance to your wedding.

“Just to say a massive thank you for being a part of our wedding at Maidens Barn a couple of weeks ago. We didn’t really know what to expect, but were amazed by your performance and all our guests equally impressed. The final trick you did with us was just incredible and we’re still a bit in shock! (a few guests thought we’d rehearsed it with you!)” Mike & Ali

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When hiring an magician for your wedding you need to ensure they are both experienced and professional. It’s very easy to set up a website claiming expertise but it makes it very difficult to judge who would be the best performer for your wedding. Edward is very fortunate to have a number of high profile venues use him as their sole magician for weddings. In 2017 Edward was awarded the Lux wedding magazine best magic act for the year, in 2018 was awarded the Global Wedding Awards Best Wedding Guest Entertainer the Best Wedding Magician for 2019 and has recently been awarded the SME UK Enterprise Awards Best Wedding Magician for 2020. Each year Edward performs at over 150 events and approximately 50 of those will be at weddings. Over the last year Edward set up a Facebook account (he’s not much of a user of social media!) to showcase photos and reviews from some of these shows. Click HERE to take a look or to follow Edward if you’re inclined to such things. Here you will find pictures from some of Edward’s shows each week (when he remembers to update) and reviews and recommendations direct from the client. Hopefully this will give you an idea of the number and style of events Edward is performing at each year and the quality of his performance as a leading wedding entertainer.

“We just wanted to say a huge thank you for the performance you put on for us and out guests on Thursday, we are all still truly amazed with the act you put on. You really did play a big part in our day.” – Jennifer Brown -Cooling Castle 

As a wedding magician Edward views every wedding as truly unique and will tailor his performance to fit in with your perfect day. This can include a combination of his close up act, cabaret show and table magic. With out a doubt close up magic is the most popular performance style at a wedding as it’s relaxed, informal and a great way to bring people together. Edward always likes to end a close up performance with a special routine for the Bride and Groom, this can be for everyone to watch and is a perfect and a memorable way to end a show as it demonstrates the love the bride and groom have for one another.

“We just wanted to drop you a line to say how well you went down at our wedding on the 9th July. You thoroughly amazed everyone including the staff, we can promise you that people were still talking about you on our return from honeymoon. We still can’t work out how you did anything! We had a perfect day and you were amazing, thank you so much. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you”. Peter and Tania Ashdown

Wedding Magician – Drinks Reception

The most popular period for a magician to perform at a wedding is during the drinks reception, as people arrive after the ceremony and whilst photos are being taken. During this time a lot of people who aren’t involved in the photos will be standing around for an hour or two and close up magic is the perfect way to keep them entertained and help bring together people who may not have met before. The only problem during this period is that the bride and groom are often rushing around, having pictures taken and greeting guests. Edward will always ensure he finds a quiet moment to perform something special for them both even if it means staying a little later.

“We have been pondering how to write a review about Edward as it is a delicate task to translate the sense of WONDER and SURPRISE Edward managed to cast on all our guests. Edward is possibly one of the BEST professionals I have had the chance to hire recently as from quoting to delivery he has been impeccably prompt, helpful and professional; he managed to work with an international audience with great skills, expertise and a wonderful personal touch. He helped to make our wedding reception more than special – MEMORABLE. I will have no hesitation to recommend him but also to invite him again!” Rafaello Baruzzo and Paolo Zilli

Wedding Magician – Wedding Breakfast

A performance of table magic during the wedding breakfast is another really popular choice, this can be combined with the drinks reception. During this period Edward will perform a private show at each table, ensuring everyone at the table is involved in stunning feats of mind reading and contemporary magic. Of course a special routine will be performed for the Bride and Groom and this can be a piece form Edward’s cabaret show for all the guests to watch, something they will never forget. For smaller more intimate weddings Edward has a dinner show for this period. This is basically Edward’s stage show performed on a much smaller scale. Edward will perform for all the guests at once, usually between the courses of the meal involving all the audience members in the show. A wedding magician and mind reader is a  truly unique form of entertainment for a wedding and something that will never be forgotten.

“I wanted to send you a quick email to say a massive thanks for being such a big part of our wedding day. Since the big day we’ve had so many nice things said, but a lot of the comments refer to how good you were and how much your performances added to the day itself. It will be a pleasure to recommend you if I ever get the chance and should I ever need for an entertainer of your ilk again you can bet I’ll give you a call – it really was superb and both Claire and I are thrilled that you were part of our big day.” Chris and Claire Truman

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Wedding Magician – Evening Reception

The final popular period for a wedding magician is at the start of the evening reception, after the breakfast as the evening guests arrive. Once again close up magic is the ideal performance for this time as it keeps things casual and it is a fantastic way to greet your evening guests. This can though be quite a busy period for a wedding with dancing, cake cutting and general merriment so do please check with Edward for further advice about performing during this time. Ultimately Edward can perform during any and all of the periods of your wedding. He always likes to have a chat on the phone with you before deciding anything so you can agree on the perfect entertainment for your wedding and ensure you and your guests will have the perfect day.

“Just wanted to email to say thank you so much for your attendance at our wedding at the Althorp Coaching Inn on 1st September. You were certainly one of the highlights of the day and so many of the guests commented on their amazement at your mind reading skills Best of all – John (my husband) was also raving about you and how your attendance complimented the day perfectly. I never told him when I booked you as he will often look for practical reasons to say no to such things and he is also very sceptical – but as ever – he realised it was a good idea once you were there. A couple who were at the wedding and planning on marrying themselves next year said they would like to book you – although they are yet to set their date but I will give them your details.” Helen & John

Combining contemporary magic and Jedi mind skills, Edward’s style of psychological illusion produces one of the most extraordinary acts you will ever witness.Whilst Edward’s act differs from your more traditional forms of magic, it is commonly seen as the most genuine and meaningful of the magical genres. Edward will engage your guests in feats of mind reading, telekinesis (moving objects with your mind), and psychological deceptions, that will leave even the most cynical with a sense of wonder. If you are looking for a refined, erudite, emotional and stunning form of entertainment Edward’s act will be perfect for your wedding.

No matter what your requirements Edward’s unique act will be tailored to guarantee an unforgettable experience. If you have any questions or wish to book a close up wedding magician, please contact Edward to find out how he will make your event truly memorable.