On Saturday I drove over to Wentworth golf course (a few days prior to the PGA) to perform magic at the wedding of Cassie and Gavin. Wentworth is a fabulous venue and it is always a pleasure to entertain people here. I arrived early and had a look at some of the golfing trophies on display before the guests arrived. Then it was time for the magic to begin and it was one of those days when everything works perfectly and everyone is in a great mood and ready to enjoy themselves.
After a while the photographer asked everyone to assemble outside for a group photo and, just as they were about to take their first shot, a golf cart whizzed into the middle of shot. Everyone looked a bit annoyed until they realised that the cart was being driven by showbiz legend Bruce Forsyth! He had taken a break from his golf to come over and give his congratulations to the happy couple! A moment later he was gone again, but it certainly added a special touch to the afternoon.
I had been booked to entertain by Cassie's father and the day after the wedding he sent me a lovely email saying "The feedback we received was great and everyone was impressed (including me). Thanks for being a part of our celebrations - I would certainly recommend you to anyone".
If you are arranging a wedding and would like to add some magic into the mix then get in touch soon!
On Thursday I was booked to entertain at a corporate party being held in the evening on the 38th floor of the famous "Gherkin" in Central London. I arrived early for an afternoon meeting with a TV celebrity to discuss an exciting new project coming up later in the year (more details soon) and then went for a drink and bite to eat before the party. While getting everything ready the people on the table next to mine noticed what I was doing and jokingly asked "Are you a magician?". They were very surprised to find that the answer was "Yes!" and for the next few minutes I gave them a quick demo of my various magical skills - and will probably now be appearing at one of their staff parties in the near future!
I then headed into the Gherkin and through their "airport style" security - scanners, x-ray machines and all. I think the security man was rather bemused by all of the weird and wonderful objects that I had in my bag and pockets.
To reach the 38th floor you have to take not one but two different lifts and your ears really pop as you go up so high. You can see a few photos of the view below. The party went really well and the magic was very well received - thanks to Andre for arranging everything. If you are booking a corporate event and would like to delight your guests with something amazing then get in touch for some Mike Stoner magic.
Wedding season is starting again and last weekend I performed at two wedding receptions - one in Bracknell and one in Wokingham. In both cases the day started off cold and wet, but by the afternoon the sun was shining and everyone was happy. I spent a few hours mingling with the guests doing amazing things, which is always a lot of fun and adds something special to the day. Thanks to everyone for making it such an enjoyable time!