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Carmel & Jim's wedding: 

"You want to be fooled. But you wouldn't clap yet. Because making something disappear isn't enough; you have to bring it back. That's why every magic trick has a third act, the hardest part, the part we call 'The Prestige'."


Carmel & Jim, a wonderful Irish-American couple hailing from Galway booked me to perform at & MC their special day in the luxurious G-Hotel Galway on October 28th 2023. This spooktacular Halloween/Autumnal wedding was so much fun & guests came from far & wide to celebrate with this special couple!


As they booked my Full Day MC package, my duties included:

  • Greeting guests at the reception.

  • Performing close up magic & mindreading during the reception.

  • Announcing the dinner call.

  • Ushering guests in for dinner alongside the G staff.

  • Announcing the Bride & Groom into the room with music of their choice (The Monster Mash!)

  • Performing a Cabaret magic show for the room to warm them up for the speeches.

  • Introducing the speeches.

  • Providing my own PA system & Microphone for excellent clarity and sound.

  • Playing a custom playlist during the meal as the hotel's system wasn't working!

  • Performing more close up magic during the meal around the tables.

  • Finally, announcing the turning of the room & the first dance!


How did it go?


"Jamie is the only reason I came here tonight" - the Groom during his speech!

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The Bride's Father commenting on Facebook!

But the story doesn't end there...

I always like to perform 3 special illusions just for the lucky couple, usually at their table during dinner or prior to their entrance into the room. One involves me guessing a childhood Pets name, the other involves the couple magically spelling their names out using alphabet cards! The final trick I perform leaves them with an impossible keepsake! They each choose a playing card, sign their individual names on the cards... only to have those 2 separate cards melt in their hands and fuse into one... leaving the couple with a double sided playing card with both their names, presented in a golden frame for them to keep!

But unfortunately, I received an email from Jim the week after, letting me know how they had misplaced their magic gift and how distraught they both were! (Click to enlarge)

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So, one of their close friends got in touch, asking how we could remedy the situation! I found two identical cards to the ones they chose, stuck them back to back, and asked their friends if there was any way I could secretly get a copy of their individual signatures. So I essentially made a "replica" of their gift, as well as framing the same alphabet cards they used on the night of their wedding. I posted these off to Galway and Jim & Carmel's friends suprised them with the gifts in a pub over some drinks...

I think the video speaks for itself!

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Reunited & it feels so good!

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This was my Prestige... 
Thank you for your consideration!


Photo credits:

All images & video shared with permission.

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