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Who is the Yorkshire Wedding Magician?

My name is Mark, and I am a Yorkshire Wedding magician and wedding industry professional. I’m a well respected Close Up Magician in the North of England providing entertainment for all kinds of events, with wedding entertainment being a speciality. I’m now widely regarded as one of the foremost wedding entertainment experts in the UK. I’m an extremely proud member of The Magic Circle too!

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Yep this is me – the Yorkshire Wedding Magician Mark Waddington!

Born and bred in Skipton, North Yorkshire, I’m a typical Yorkshire Man, up to an extent – the only thing is you don’t find many northern blokes who eat, drink and breath all things wedding related!

I didn’t come from a family with a background in weddings. My dad is a recently retired Telecoms Manager, and my mum is a homemaker, who up until when I was born was a clerical assistant for a national building society. To be quite honest, I found myself in the wedding industry completely by accident! Initially, when my professional career in Magic started (at the age of 12), I was a speciality act for variety shows.

I would do shows like The Good Old Days, I was the support act for a few comedians, I would do the occasional Panto, and a bit of acting and presenting too (which I still do to this day). I ended up performing close up after my dad pointed out to me that people generally found close up magic more impressive, and it would allow me to perform anywhere I wanted and whenever I wanted.

I soon found myself performing at charity events, corporate dinners, award ceremonies and more – before I knew it I was winning local awards and trophies for my skills as a close-up magician. Not bad to say at this point I was still studying for my GCSEs at school!

I left school aged 16 as a very average student and embarked on a career as a close up magician. Soon enough, I became submerged in a world of white dresses, tiaras, photographers, cakes etc.

I never ever thought that I would be a Yorkshire Wedding Magician entertaining at in excess of 120 weddings per year – basing that on a typical wedding being 80-100 guests, that means that through the institution of marriage I entertain about an extra 11,000 people annually!

In other words, over the past 11 years, I have most likely entertained in excess of 120,000 wedding guests!!

In that time, I have become known to couples, venues and wedding suppliers as the best choice of wedding magician in Yorkshire and the North of England. So much so that I have now twice been awarded the “Best Wedding Entertainment” by the North of England Wedding Awards.

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Yorkshire Wedding Magician – entertainer of the year 2016!

Over the past 11 years since leaving secondary school, weddings have become my life, and I spend a lot of time talking and networking with other wedding suppliers, and most of my close friends nowadays have come through being in the wedding industry.

Weddings are my life. I spend all day, every day talking about peoples weddings, and I’m so proud to be part of such an amazing industry!

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Mark

(Why not find out more about having me as part of your wedding? You can do that by sending me an enquiry!)

 

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