A Magical Wedding
Thursday August 7th 2008
Reported by Jack Delvin
Magic history was made last week when The Magic
Circle Headquarters opened its doors as a wedding venue - and who better to have
top billing on that day than Rob Cox and Mandy Davis!
These two professional magicians, and members of The Magic Circle, were delighted when asked to be the first bride and groom.
'After being together for fifteen years I thought the day would never come - and so did many of the guests!' said Mandy.
Thanks to Octopus TV, headed by Circle member Andrew Eborn, and Bob Hamilton of the Magic Video Company, the wedding was also the first event to be live-streamed across the internet. Rob's mother, in Berkshire and unable to travel, and Mandy's son, in Phoenix, Arizona - as well as their many friends across the world - were able to watch the proceedings as they happened.
Twenty-five top magicians, including President of The Magic Circle Alan Shaxon, were present in the theatre where the stage had been beautifully dressed with heart shaped balloon sculptures and 'bridal' table and chair coverings. The theatre steps were an ideal spot for group photographs.
The ceremony was deemed by the guests as unusual, particularly when David Weeks MIMC and Brian Sibley AIMC added their own hilarious magic biased verses, complete with props and 'moves', to an already amusing text.
The reception for 75 guests took place in the Devant Room with close up magic from Fay Presto and Phil Perry together with the work of caricaturist Steve Garner. The wedding cake, made by magician (and former master baker) Mandy Farrell was a complete deck of cards symbolised on cup cakes and there were tours of the museum during the afternoon under the capable guidance of Timothy Reed whose father, magic advisor Graham Reed, made the speech to the bride and groom.
All in all everyone had a great time, with plenty to see and do, and Mandy and Rob had a highly enjoyable, exciting and unforgettable day!
© Jack Delvin, August 2008