Bubbles, bubbles, large and small sailing through the air.
I reach out to catch one And POP it isn't there
Everyone loves bubbles! From the very tiniest tot all the way up to great gran, you can’t help but be enchanted by a cloud of bubbles filling the air.
Steff offers two options, an inside show and an outside show.
Both shows feature amazing bubbles and all the details can
be found on her website here.
From the smallest parties to the biggest fetes Steff (and her bubbles) are the perfect entertainment to compliment your occasion.
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Wayne can create bespoke presentations to highlight your companies presence and message.
Contact Wayne now and find out how he can enhance your event and create memories that last a lifetime.
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Every so often I get to meet someone who is as passionate about what they do, as I am about what I do.
I was recently at a wedding and was fortunate enough to work with, and chat to Mike Savory. Mike is a videographer and was filming the wedding I was performing at. Mike has the ability to move around the room, between the guests and get up close and personal whilst not being intrusive. He has a mild and calm manner that allows his to blend in yet capture the moments that really stand out.
I was at a table and Mike filmed me performing a fork bending effect.
I have to admit I do not even remember seeing him film me, yet he got really close, but did not get so close he obstructed me from doing my job.
This meant a lot to me watching it afterwards and apart from showing me how much of a video ninja he is, it also displayed Mikes professionalism and skill and shows why he is one of the best at what he does.
Check out this short video of me filmed by the amazing Mike Savory.
I honestly get goosebumps every time I watch it, and that is why (with Mikes very kind permission) it is now all over my website and advertising.
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Hey you, yes you ... Thank you
To everyone who has supported me by being my friend, or booking me for your wedding or birthday or event.
I am truly a very lucky man, I get to attend all the best weddings, and I have met and become friends with some of the nicest people in the industry. There are a few I would consider wedding industry family and Lucie is definitely one of them.
Some wedding suppliers, like me, turn up and do our thing and get all the praise and admiration and applause, but some are unsung heroes who turn up the day before or very early on the wedding day and set up the venue to make it perfect in every way.
Take the hassle out of your venue décor by counting on Easy and Elegant Weddings to use their experience to ensure your venue looks unique and elegant throughout your wedding day.
From chair covers & table decorations, to illuminated LOVE letters, post boxes, sweet carts and much more, everything you need to perfect
the look for your big day.
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Wedding Magician Wayne Goodman
is the perfect addition to your wedding day.
When it comes to entertainment and your wedding day, Wayne Goodman is an expert in his field. With over 30 years in the industry (he started young) Wayne has performed at thousands of events, functions and particularly weddings in the UK, Europe and around the world.
Over the last 10 years hundreds of brides and grooms have put their trust in Wayne and his winning the East Anglian Wedding Industry Awards Best Wedding Entertainment Award for 3 years running shows they made the right choice.
In 2015 Wayne took 2nd place in the British National Close Up Magic Championships in Blackpool.
Magicians are an excellent way to enhance your wedding day, Wayne will advise you on the best choice of options for your day.
DURING THE PHOTOGRAPHS
The most popular time for Wayne is during the photographs and drinks reception. Wayne will work and charm the crowd with his astounding sleight of hand, mixed with his clean humour so that the crowd is left speechless and amazed.
Wayne will break the ice so people and groups who do not know each other are brought together, this in turn builds atmosphere and cements the foundation of the day.
THE WEDDING BREAKFAST
Wayne is a first class multi award winning close up magician. Once everyone is seated (including yourselves) Wayne will move around the room creating a fun atmosphere, that will keep your guests entertained between courses and more importantly break the ice at the tables.
Every couple worries about the seating plan, and trying to get people to sit with others they know, but after Wayne has left the table, every guest at the table will have something to discuss, regardless of whether they knew each other at the start of the day.
THE EVENING BIT
Once the evening guests start arriving Wayne can work the room and mix with the new arrivals to build the atmosphere until the Band / DJ starts playing. Having guests arrive into a room of people who have spent all day together can mean a slow start to the evening bit, Wayne will enhance the atmosphere and get people in the party mode.
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To contact wayne please choose one of the options below
You can call Wayne on 07726 190078 or drop him a text.
Wayne will call you straight back and have a chat about your special day and answer any questions you may have.
You can email wayne at firstname.lastname@example.org
To get £50 OFF the price of booking Wayne for your wedding mention this offer when you contact him for a quote.
Wayne will give you a bespoke quote based on time and location of your wedding.
Wayne does get booked up a long time in advance so contact him today to secure your date and find out how he can make your special day more magical.
I have been lucky enough to work with some amazing photographers over the years.
In 2017 I was invited to do the wedding of Nick and Jess (in the picture above) and met up with a great guy call Peter Denness who was the wedding photographer on the day.
Peter followed me around a few tables and seemed to know exactly where the best place to stand was to catch the perfect picture.
After the wedding Peter kindly send me some pictures and to say they capture the moment perfectly would be an understatement.
Congratulations if you are one of the many newly engaged couples now looking at planning the most important day you will ever have.
Planning a wedding is no easy task, but it can be made easier by looking for advice from experts and the best place to speak to them is at a wedding fayre.
I will be attending a few fayres in the upcoming weeks, so if your planning a wedding come and say hello and see what I can do to enhance your day and add an extra level of magic.
In the meantime, here are some tips for attending a wedding fayre.
January 21st I will be attending the Newmarket Wedding Show at the Newmarket Racecourse so come along and say hello, see some magic and have a chat.
One of the perks of my job is that I get a constant stream of feedback from customers.
This can take the form of a lovely letter, thank you note or email after the event, but it also includes immediate feedback after the magic when you get the stunned looks, shrieks and screams, high fives and hugs and pats on the back.
When you are looking for a magician for your next event make sure you book someone who will create memories, build atmosphere, break the ice and leave everyone astounded, rather than some one who will just do a few tricks.
Magic is a very personal experience, and if done properly it is one that people will remember and talk about for years to come.
Here are 6 simple tips to make sure your guests remember your next big event of function.
Talk to Wayne to see how he can make your next event the best it can be.
As we head to the end of this years wedding season, I would like to thank all the brides and grooms who have entrusted me with making sure their guests had the best time, made some incredible memories and saw some amazing magic.
Now though Christmas is on the way, and approaching fast.
Have you thought about your Christmas party entertainment yet?
Christmas is such a magical time so why not add some magic to your event and contact me now email@example.com
Christmas is a time for friends and family to get together, but remember those people who are on their own or older relatives who may not get a visitor this Christmas. A small visit or invite to have a drink can mean the difference between loneliness and happiness.
By making a little effort and spreading a little love we can change the world.
For your entertainment and my embarrassment I have added some photos below of me at christmas over the years, some in this country, some in others. Enjoy.
2018 is filling up fast so if you are planning a wedding or event make sure you check out my website www.waynegoodman.co.uk
So I have been asked when the next blog post is coming, and it has been a while since I have posted mainly because of rebuilding our lives after the fire.
This summer has been a scorcher both weather and work wise. I have been to many parties, weddings and functions over the last few months and have travelled up and down the country from Northumberland to Bournemouth, Bristol to Sunderland (not all at the same time).
Below are some photo from this summer ...
5.37pm on Sunday 9th April 2017 is a day that will long remain in my memory as one of the worst days of my life.
That was the time and date I had to call 999 and tell them that my block of flats was on fire.
In a very short time we had been joined by the Police and 8 Fire Engines who fought for 5 hours to bring the fire under control.
The fire was in the cavity space between the walls and spread through the whole block and next door.
The fireman had to remove the walls in my flat to get to the fire, as you can see in the pictures below the damage was extensive and I can only praise the fireman for their quick thinking.
I was able to get myself, my daughter and warn everyone in the block to get out of the flats and we all know how lucky we all are that no one was hurt.
I would like to thank all the police, fireman and fire investigation officers and forest heath and kings forest for their help, compassion and understanding (we have all been asking lots of questions) in getting us answers, rehousing us and allowing us to (safely) enter and remove essentials etc.
I would also like to thank everyone who has offered assistance and help, money and replacements I really cannot thank you enough.
Now starts the process of rebuilding our lives and homes and making a positive step in the right direction.
I love weddings, I love the ambience and the music and it is from the first moment the guests arrive at the reception that the feel and vibe of the venue really comes into effect.
Every venue is different and I have been lucky enough to work in almost all in the area during my career.
I love performing at Swynford Manor, which I do on a regular basis. The gardens are beautiful, the dining room beautiful and the staff are fantastic, all this adds up to a great environment and a working formula for a brilliant wedding venue.
At Swynford, the team is run by Angela and Georgia who work closely with the engaged couple to co ordinate both the in-house requirements and the contracted wedding suppliers - such as yours truly - to ensure the day runs smoothly and to plan.
So if you are looking for a great wedding venue, let me point you towards this beautiful house, with its beautiful gardens, that my daughter loves to cartwheel around.
For more information or to arrange a meeting with the wedding team click HERE.
For the past 10 years I have worked for some amazing restaurants including big chain restaurants like Frankie and Bennys, Loch Fynn and Beefeater and also small independent restaurants like Newmarket Indian Cuisine and Krackos.
Restaurant managers, and their staff, who have experienced working with
Wayne Goodman Entertainments, would all advise they have seen many benefits that an in house magician brings to a restaurant. The below comments highlight just some of the benefits your restaurant could also experience.
To learn more about what I can do for your restaurant and the benefits of having a magician please check out my dedicated page HERE.
Having a stand at a trade show can be a great way to introduce your company or product to the market in style.
Having a busy stand is the whole point of being at the trade show, so how do you ensure you stand out from the thousands of other stands and make sure your stand is busy? How do you make sure that you get the ROI for your stand?
Wayne Goodman is an expert trade show magician, who has worked for many different companies including Tobar (Toy Company) O2 (mobile service providers) Ensors (accountants) F.O.B.C. (federation of building contractors) and Grampian Continental (haulage firm).
If you are planning a Trade show or exhibition then why not contact Wayne now to discuss what he can do for you and your company.
I am very lucky in my job to work with some of the best service providers in the industry. When a client asks for a recommendation for someone, I know I am promoting the best of the best.
One of the most important parts of the wedding day is the evening entertainment. I love being part of the daytime or early evening events, but once the lights dim it is down to the DJ or the band to make sure the rest of the wedding is a success.
If you look on my recommendations page you will see I only have one band on the whole page, this is because when I have an event or party, there is only one band I would want.
The Mighty MACCA are an amazing band. I have known the MacDonald family for almost all my life and love working with them, mainly because what I think sets them apart from other bands is their passion for their music, and it really shows.
When you see MACCA at an event or wedding, the room is pumping, the crowd is up and singing and dancing along, the guys in the band have set a fever pitch that resonates around the room and everyone is in for the night of their lives.
Booking Macca could not be easier, click here to be taken to their contact page.
After speaking with Carl about your wedding, you will know you are in capable hands, with a massive selection of songs and styles, he will be able to advise and co-ordinate the perfect set list for you and your guests, including the all important first dance.
As a special offer I offer a 10% discount on my services if you book me alongside Macca.
Book the perfect wedding package now and know you have the best entertainment for your wedding day.
Organising a children's party does not need to be a stressful affair. The thought of 20 - 30 children, running, screaming and demanding attention is enough to cause anyone sleepless nights of worry.
Planning a wedding can be a daunting project, so much you have to arrange, and so many people to co-ordinate with, its enough to make your head spin.
Wedding fayres are a great way to meet the people behind the pictures, behind the websites and the phone calls. A wedding is a very personal day, so make it personal and get to know the people you are trusting to make your day amazing.
A quick google search will reveal a list of wedding fayres in your area, or ask one of your suppliers if they can recommend a good one.
Every year I attend a number of fayre's, the Newmarket Wedding Show is held twice a year at the Millennium Grandstand, part of the Newmarket Race Course.
The next fayre will be on September 3rd 2017.
These suppliers will really know the venue and the team at the venue, meaning a seamless flow on the wedding day.
The next fayre at Swynford is on March 19th 2017.
Planning a wedding can be stressful, making sure everything runs to plan, and putting your trust in the people to organise it can make it feel like you have a million tons on your shoulders.
Lets look at what Wayne brings to your wedding day and why he is the number one choice when looking for a wedding magician.
I get many thank you emails and letters all saying similar things,
"My cousin and his workmate did not know anyone else at the wedding and we were worried they would eat the food and then leave. After you performed for them, they started talking and we were thrilled to see them chatting all evening and now they go to football at the weekends".
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Making sure everyone is in the perfect place can keep you up nights with worry.
Couples always worry that tables with people who do not know each other will not chat or talk, will leave early and will not have a good time.
The solution is simple, once you have all the family and close friends planned then you are left with the 2nd tier guests, just put them anywhere and let Wayne know which tables are the ones you are concerned about.
It seems that nowadays there are lots of websites that offer to get you quotes and information to supply you with the best service provider for almost any industry.
It started with trust-a-trader and now we have many similar sites, the premise is easy, fill in a form and it will be sent to hundreds of people who will match the criteria of the form you filled in. Now these sites might seem like a great idea, simple, easy to use and time saving but will it find you the best people? Is it really the best option?
If you book through an agency or directly with the entertainer then you have someone you can complain to if they do not provide the service they promise, but websites like this offer no chain of communication.
What is the answer? How do I make sure I am looking at the right people?
The best way to find good people is to look for them yourself.
Here are some simple tips to get you speaking to the right people.
I have a whole page dedicated to quotes I have received and you can view it here.
I also have a page recommending other providers who will give you the best quality service in the industry, check them out here.
A simple post on facebook asking for a disco, magician etc will get your friends tagging options to look at. Once again DO NOT just click the first one, but check out all the options and look at what others say about them via review sites or quotes on their own site. If you are not sure about the validity ask if they have any clients you could speak to.
To find out any information about who I am and what I do then please check out my website www.waynegoodman.co.uk
So lets get this started, Thats me on the right with the super cool patterned shirt and a cool curtain haircut, ahead of my time in 1980 (aged 5)
Between the years 1995 and 2000 I worked on 12 ships for 5 different cruise companies around Europe and Scandinavia.
On the left is myself and the best children's entertainer I have ever worked with Paul "Taz" Marlow, you can check him out here. The picture on the right has myself and another Paul, this time Paul Marklew, the best singer / Songwriter I have ever met, You can check him out here. The picture below right is myself on stage playing (ahem) bass guitar for their band - "The Louis McCoy Band.
I have lived and worked in a huge list of countries, including
Spain - Germany - France - Belgium - Holland - Denmark - Sweden - Norway and Finland.
2017 is my 30th year in magic, and I am so proud that my daughter also has a love for magic
Wayne loves to chat, so any questions or if there is something you would like to know then please feel free to contact him, Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am so lucky in my job to work for some amazing people, I get to interact with them on the best day of their lives and I am honoured to be involved in their special day. I also get to work alongside some of the most amazing people, some I see as part of the preparation process and at wedding fayres and some I see on the day as we are all a part of the wedding day machine.
Everyone has a camera on their phone, so its a common misconception that anyone can take a picture, well that may be true, but not everyone can take a picture that captures a moment, that is why we have professional photographers.
If you are planning a wedding, have just got engaged or for any reason you may need a photographer then contact Juan via his website www.cambsweddingphotography.com
1 - Professional vs Amateur.
Does the magician have much or any experience working at professional events?
You only get one chance to make the day perfect so make sure you put your trust in the hands of someone who is not only capable but also experienced enough to be able to handle the pressure on the day.
Ask for references or quote and / or ask for a one-to-one consultation so that you can see first hand what and who you are booking. It is also worth asking if the performer has any public events you could attend to view.
Getting written confirmation of the booking is so important.
Organising a wedding or event can be very stressful and you want to know you have everything organised down to the last detail.
A confirmation or contract should list all the details you have agreed on including the location of the event, the times required (including set up and pack down times if necessary), the dress code and of course the fee.
If you ask for a confirmation and you are told that "Yes I can do one if required" or "sure I will knock one up for you", you should ask yourself why it is not mandatory to send one.
If you do not have in writing the full agreement then any discrepancies arising at or after event will be difficult to clarify and resolve. Always demand on a confirmation.
No one wants to think about anything bad happening at a wedding or function but accidents can happen, a glass of wine knocked over or something knocked and broken can leave big repair or cleaning bills for someone to pay.
Most wedding venues require proof of this before allowing the performer to work at the venue.
Every professional performer should have P.L.I. of at least £5M, members of Equity automatically get covered for £10M.
Make sure when enquiring that the magician is covered.
There are many different styles in magic, just as there are many different types of event, and you want to make sure the two line up.
The easiest way to do this is by speaking to the magician and explaining your event, a professional should be able to tell you the best options and if they are the best choice.
Above all you want someone who will be entertaining and build a rapport with the guests at your special day.
Before a magician can quote a price we need to know a few pieces of information:
Date of event: Is it a peak date or a special date? Working on Christmas day is more expensive than a random Tuesday in April.
I am very lucky in my profession to meet some of the most creative and original people, not just magicians but also among the suppliers of services and goods for my customers, clients and friends.
People who know me, will know that I only recommend the best of the best, when I put my name to a service provider you know they will deliver above and beyond the rest.
Graham and Rachel, owners of Regency Cakes are amazing cake makers. They have just opened up a brick and mortar shop in Exning, just outside newmarket so you can go and have a chat and discuss any requirements directly with them.
The cakes not only taste amazing but they have such a beautiful visual appeal as well, and you can see just from the ones I have shared here that they can cater for any event or style of show.
You only need to look at this cake to know you are looking at the work of true artistes.
I encourage all my customers to check Regency Cakes out and their facebook page too and my other recommendations
Tonight I was booked for a wedding at the beautiful Riverside Hotel, in Mildenhall for a wedding.
I Love this venue, It has a special kind of charm and history that is complimented by a great team of people who work there.
Tonights wedding was beautiful, it was for an older couple and was for 50 guests all family and very close friends. After getting married at the hotel they enjoyed a great reception with magic (from me) and some amazing canapes.
If you are looking for a great wedding venue with amazing gardens and plenty of space to accommodate any size wedding then have a look at the Riverside house and hotel.
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