What is your most memorable wedding?
I can't really pick just one so-I performed at a wedding where the bride and groom provide a basket of blankets for the guests to wrap themselves up while they watch the show, which was really sweet of them!
My last show before the pandemic was on New Year's Eve in Wales and it didn't rain!
Describe your style in 5 adjectives.
What about your business are you most proud of?
I have won 4 awards this year.
What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?
The same tip that my Dad gave me before my own wedding-Visualize the day step by step beforehand, that way you can prepare properly.
What is your favourite personal touch you have seen at a wedding?
Printed signs asking guests to enjoy the day and not to post on social media.
Describe your typical process with a couple.
A couple will get in touch, I will provide a quote. The couple will decide which package they want for the big day. Sometimes they have other questions at this point which I'm happy to answer. Then they tell me that they would like to go ahead with the booking, so I gather all the details such as timings and postcode of the venue and send out a contract. Couples pay 50% of the fee to secure the date and the other 50% is due two weeks prior to the wedding.
On the day I arrive two hours prior to the performance. I require a parking space and a room to change/ store my belongings. On arrival, I normally liaise with either a wedding planner/bridesmaid/best man to confirm the performance area and to double-check that the timings are still the same. Then I get ready and then set up for the show, I allow an hour to do this. (My PA system is battery powered therefore I don't require any electricity from the venue) When its show time I light my flame pots and start interacting with the gathering crowd. Then I delight and dazzle with my fire show!
What is your No. 1 top tip for keeping a crowd entertained?
Hire me! But when you're talking to a crowd always be yourself, especially at your own wedding, they are your friends and family and although this can make you more nervous, it's important to remember that they love you and that's why they are there.
Where is the most memorable place you have performed?
I'm in the film Bridget Jones Baby, in the scenes where she goes to a festival. Renée Zellweger falls over in the mud right by me! She was friendly and very good at creating a 'we are in this together' feeling with the circus extras and the other hundred or so normal extras.
Have you had any interesting surprises at a wedding?
A photographer has joined me on stage, trying to get a good shot. This was alarming as it was a dangerous thing for him to do! Now I warn all photographers not to do this.