Supplier Spotlight - Ashley aka The Trixta - Magician

Mrs Angelic has been on her travels again and recently caught up with Magician Ashley Turner aka The Trixta at the recent Silver Linings wedding fair at home of the Northampton Saints. She has since pounced on him with her top ten questions to find out a little more about him.

  • What is your top tip for couples that you speak to?

When considering hiring a magician always ask to see a promotional video of them in action. A professional magician should always have a video that is professionally shot and edited. If they don't I would always recommend meeting them. Wedding fairs are always a good place to find a magician. My other tip is don't ever underestimate just how valuable entertainment is at weddings. There are a lot of moments during the day when energy levels can drop or there is a lot of waiting around. Entertainment is key during these times.

  • How long have you been doing what you do?

I have been performing magic for around 17 years.

  • What has been your strangest event or encounter at an event?

I was once asked to stick 15 knives through a grooms head. That was fun and could have ended badly. Luckily it didn't. (Wow! - Mrs A)

  • How do you stand out from the crowd? In other words.....why book you?

I am very flexible, I take one booking per day so if your wedding times change I don't hold people to the contracted time slot. Plans change, timings change so its important to me that I remain flexible. I am also a drone pilot so you have the opportunity for the ultimate wedding selfie.

  • What do you see yourself doing in ten years time?

I hope that everything stays the same. I'm blessed to be able to make a living making people happy surrounded by amazing friends and family. Long may it continue. I am thankful daily for what I have in my life. (This is very much how we feel at Angelic HQ :D :D - Mrs A)

  • How do you make each event unique to each customer?

I really think about my material and trick selection - this can change from show to show. At the end of each show I give the couple my Deck of cards which gave been signed by they guests. Each deck is unique and a one of a kind

  • How did you get started?

My grandad was a magician so it's in the genes. However I travelled to Spain and saw a street magician selling tricks. I was hooked. That magician has no idea what he did for me. However he did over charge me :)

  • If you couldn't be a magician what would be your dream job?

As you can probably tell I am doing my dream job. However I also like to cook bbq food and plan on starting a bbq catering business at some point. Keep an eye out for 'The Meat Magician' (Oh Mr Angelic would be extremely happy to see this happen! - Mrs A)

  • How do you ensure the evening goes without a hitch?

Communicate with the couple, allowing plenty of travel time and be prepared to be flexible, this is the wedding industry after all.

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Mrs Angelic always loves to hear why fellow suppliers have gone down the journey they have gone and it sounds like being over-charged by that Spanish street magician certainly did a lot to help so many brides, grooms and their guests get some wonderful entertainment. It has also given us, as wedding photographers, the chance to capture some cracking "action shots" of faces as a trick is concluded so Muchos Gracias (she thinks that is Spanish but she might be in totally the wrong country :D :D :D :D ) to that man.

Thanks to Ashley for taking time out of his magical schedule to give us a little insight. You can find him on Twitter or Facebook. Don't forget to pass on our hellos if you pop over nd see him.


Wedding Madness Continues!

Traditionally July, August and September is classed as wedding season with those three months often being the busiest for marriages. More recently though, with July and August no longer guaranteeing the dry weather October has started to tag itself onto the madness. The weather has been consistently dryer albeit a little chillier and more couples are looking to tie the knot during the tenth month.

For us here at Angelic and Booths HQ it is a manically busy month. This weekend alone has seen us at two weddings  both with photo booths, two wedding fairs and a standalone Vintage Photobooth (which is still out working as we type).

Friday saw Mr and Mrs Angelic at Shearsby Bath in Bruntingthorpe for the wedding of Gemma & Tom. They had booked us on our most popular package which covers both bridal and groom preparation up to the first dance and also had one of our vintage booths as part of the evening entertainment. The civil ceremony took place in the Old Spa Room with its tree of wishes in the corner - a lovely idea that Mrs Angelic may just steal when we get settled into our new home (one day!) and we then shot the formal shots in the gardens just outside the fountain marquee. There may not have been many guests but they certainly kept us on our toes. We were extremely honoured to have been included on the table plan for the wedding breakfast and that placed us perfectly for the speeches. An early cake cutting (cake was being served with teas and coffees) left us with just the first dance to do as a formality and we then had a great time with the photobooth to end the day.

Saturday had us travelling to Market Harborough where Mrs Angelic met up with Charlotte and her supporting cast at Wainwrights as hair and make up was completed and Mr Angelic headed over to take Ellie, our caravan photobooth, to the reception venue at The Big Barn, Ashley where he met up with our groom, Alex. We then completed preparation shots back at Charlotte's parents' house before we made our way over to one of the most ornate Anglican churches we have been in for a while. Listening to the choir as they sang their hearts out beautifully for their first performance it was a joy to photograph at St Mary The Virgin church. The day was full of laughter, madness and a lot of love and again we were treated to food in the barn with another early cake cutting. Finishing off the evening Ellie proved extremely popular yet again and was continually busy.

Sunday saw Mr Angelic taking Ellie to Boughton House as part of Silver Linings wedding fairs and Craig took our vintage booth to Dunchurch Park as part of My Fair Weddings fairs and we have already had phone calls enquiring about availability or bookings and Strictly Come Dancing hasn't even started yet!!!

Lauren is still out at her big event at Keythorpe Manor for Kiran & Kulwinder so we can't really say much but we do understand that the booth is being well used.

To all of our brides and grooms this weekend we wish you huge congratulations and many years of happiness, health and love to come....

Now if you can hear snoring coming loudly from the corner it might just be Mrs Angelic (if Baby Angelic lets her!).