Steven Blair - Professional Wedding Magician
Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life and it is vital that you have all of the right elements in place to ensure your day is perfect. Entertainment is often the key
to making your day memorable.
Steven understands that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. So why not make it just that little bit more unforgettable by adding a touch of magic that guarantees to break the ice, put a smile on everyone's face and make your magical day one to remember for years to come.
When is the best time for close-up magic to be performed at my wedding?
There are a number of times Steven can entertain throughout your wedding. The only time where Steven can`t entertain is when there is a lot of loud music. Steven can also perform his 30 minute cabaret show as part of the entertainment. For more information on Steven`s stage show click here. However from Steven`s previous experience, the most effective times to have him perform close-up magic at your wedding are as follows:
- Whilst the photos are being taken
The Photographs are traditionally taken immediately after the ceremony. Many guests are not involved with the majority of the photos, and this can often mean a couple of hours before the meal where people have nothing to do. This makes for an ideal time for Steven to perform! Steven will mingle amongst the guests and perform some close-up magic designed to break the ice that will keep them entertained and put them at ease whilst the bride and groom are taken away for the all-important wedding photos. This type of magic is also the perfect icebreaker for those who may not know each other yet as this is probably the first time some of the family members will have ever met.
- After dinner
It is possible for Steven to entertain your guests before, after or during the meal at their table, performing his amazing table magic for everyone to see. The entertainment begins during the meal as Steven visits each table working in between courses. He will astonish you and your guests with his close-up magic until the start of the speeches or the coffee is served.
- During the evening reception
Another great time for Steven to “work his magic” is at the start of the evening reception as the guests begin to arrive for an hour or two before people start there ‘horrific dancing’. This is the perfect time as the music isn’t yet under way and people may be standing around awkwardly and looking for someone they know to chat to. Close-up magic is the perfect way to break the ice and to get people who wouldn`t normally speak to each other chatting. Close-up wedding magic doesn't really work that well if you are planning on having a loud DJ at the same time. A lot of close up magic relies on interaction from the audience and your guests need to hear what the magician is saying to fully appreciate what is happening.
If you have some questions about the service Steven can provide at your wedding that hasn’t been answered here then checkout wedding FAQ`s.
What People Are Saying?
"Steven you provided the perfect service for our guests. They were amazed and shocked all in one go. I still have guests talking about your magic tricks two weeks after the wedding. I especially enjoyed how you managed to catch my husband and myself and give us a private performance it really did make our day extra special. Thank you for making our wedding an even more memorable day for our guests and us."
Pauline and Raymond Galloway. Gailes Hotel Irvine
"Wow! What can I say, you were above and beyond our expectations! All our guests were amazed with your magic and were talking about you all night! We highly recommend you for any functions to entertain guests and as an ice breaker you had everyone talking and kept them occupied while we had our photos taken with the wedding party! We cannot wait until our wedding dvd is back to see your other magic we missed! Thank you so much!!"
Leighanne and Brian Wilson. Carlton Hotel in Prestwick
"Thank you so much for the amazing performance at our wedding the screams of shock from our guests where brilliant and made us relax knowing each and every one of them was being entertained! They went on about you all day and some are still trying to work out how you did it! The trick you performed for me and my new husband was simply outstanding. All ready recommended you. Will definitely be using you again!!!!! Thanks again wouldn't have been the same without you."
Pamela & Andrew Mcvittie. Holiday Inn Glasgow (East Kilbride)
"Can't recommend Steven highly enough. We booked him for our wedding and all our guests and my husband and I loved him. He was magnificent from start to finish. Friends and family are still talking about his tricks now. I wouldn't hesitate in booking Steven again for a celebration."
Lorraine and Alistair Murray. Fenwick Hotel in Ayrshire
"Thanks again for Friday, everyone were totally taken aback by you, you were first class start to finish, it's fantastic for me and Ashley to hear that everyone loved you since that was the whole idea to book you to keep them entertained while we got our pictures took, and that's exactly what you did and more."
Steven and Ashley Brisbane. Brig o' Doon House Hotel in Alloway Ayrshire
"Thank you so much for everything Steven. The magic was fab and well received! I got so many comments from guests saying they were blown away by it. I still can’t work out how you did the trick for us at the end but it was amazing."
Laura and Colin Hynds. Western House Hotel Ayrshire
So, why should you hire Steven for your next event?
- Most of his work comes from repeat bookings and recommendations.
- He is young, friendly, fun, talented, professional, reliable and very experienced.
- He’s guaranteed to make your event remembered for all the right reasons.
- Insured with £10Million public liability insurance.
- He has also performed at hundreds of private parties of all kinds, around the UK and Europe
- One of the most highly regarded magicians/entertainers in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Ayrshire and Scotland.
- Winner of The Wedding Industry Experts 2013 Best Entertainer (non-musical) in Glasgow.
- Winner of the Scottish Close-up Magician Of The Year 2014.
- Winner of the Scottish Magician Of The Year 2015.
- Finalist in 2016 Confetti wedding awards for Daytime Entertainer Of The Year.
- Most importantly he can break the ice and get people talking, laughing and enjoying themselves.
So who exactly is this Steven Blair guy?
Steven really doesn`t like to speak about himself in the third person.
Born and raised in Kilmarnock, Scotland, Steven discovered his passion for magic at a young age when he got a magic set for Christmas from his parents. He quickly practiced and mastered the tricks in the set and started to show what he had learned to anyone who would watch. This was when Steven first discovered his passion for magic. At the age of 10, he performed for the first time in public at a talent show in Kilmarnock and won the grand prize of £5. Since then, Steven`s love for the art has only grown, quickly getting him a reputation among friends, clients and fellow magicians as a very entertaining performer.
Steven has since developed his own unique style of performance. The magic is not about him, but it`s about the audience and creating an unforgettable magic moment for them. His goal is to ensure everyone has a great time at whatever venue he is performing in, from a family party to a big corporate event. Steven has put together many shows and can even customize a show for your event with your specification and goals in mind.
How do I check Steven`s availability for my wedding?
Well if you think Steven Blair is ideal for your wedding then all you have to do is click here and fill out the simple contact form and Steven will get back to you.
Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak to Steven directly about the wedding you are planning and how Steven’s magic can work at your wedding you can call Steven on this number. 07547 738815 (Calls answered between 9am and 9pm, 7 days a week)