January 14, 2013
The winners of this year’s Wedding Industry Awards were announced with style at the Bloomsbury Ballroom last week with a little help from some of our most popular wedding acts. After weeks of gruelling judging, the panel (that included Adam Sternberg and Wedding Coordinator Alice Chorley) managed to whittle the categories down to a handful of lucky finalists who joined wedding industry luminaries to find out who came out on top in their respective categories.
With a room full of the wedding industry’s best and brightest all waiting to be entertained and with our judging credentials hanging in the balance, we turned to three acts that were sure to deliver starting with strolling acoustic trio Wandering Hands. The guys have proved to be huge favourites with wedding clients performing at countless receptions over the last two years and their sets at the Bloomsbury Ballroom proved equally popular. With an ever expanding song list of pop and rock hits, the band are quickly turning into a 6 legged party jukebox, a jukebox that guests are more than happy to push metaphorical coins into.
Elsewhere, close-up magician Dan unveiled a new pet project of ours at Sternberg Clarke, iPad Magic. Armed with one of Apple’s ubiquitous gadgets, Dan made his way around guests performing a set of tricks tailor made for tablet computers –a great twist on the strolling magician for tech savvy couples but also a smart option for tech centric corporate events (Dan’s tricks work with any number of tablet computers so branding is always an option for product launches.)
Guests’ attentions were drawn to the stage by the beguiling sight of all female vocal harmony quintet Elle and the Pocket Belles who performed a short cabaret set showcasing their honey sweet voices and playful choreography. Vintage musical acts have proved a big hit at weddings over the past few years due in no small part to the explosion of wedding blogs with a keen eye for retro fashions and vintage style. The girls earned no shortage of admirers after their set and made for a fitting musical accompaniment to the event.
But the evening was about the award winners and the entertainment category didn’t disappoint. close up magician Darren Campbell charmed with his cheeky personality and quirky dress sense, vintage swing ensemble The Jazzberries impressed with their wide repertoire and impressive flexibility, and slick stylish DJ providers Mighty Fine Entertainment walked away with Best DJ. We’ll have more thoughts from Adam and Alice on the winners soon but for now, congratulations to the winners!
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