Whatever the location, be it a a wedding banquet at Medieval
Castle, a feast in a Tudor Barn an Elizabethan Hall or a banquet Marquee in
your garden and even if the wedding itself is not themed
by way of Bride, Groom and Wedding guests being in themed
costumes; in the true fashion of a Medieval Entertainer
Peter Optical is multitalented and will bring to your wedding
day numerous medieval styled skills in an unobtrusive but
Peter Optical fully appreciates that every
wedding, be it themed or otherwise, is special and unique
to the wedding couple. With this in mind he is always happy
to discuss and accommodate the wishes of the Bride and
Groom regarding the format of their joyful occasion
"Think not the possible, impossible
For, are not our dreams of our own making!"
The example below illustrates a possible
programming of events for a themed wedding and to show
what part Peter Optical could play in your memorable themed
- Peter Optical will arrive in
plenty of time to meet and greet the wedding guests with
period music performed on pipe and tabor which creates
a stunning first impression for your guests as they arrive.
- Escort Groom and Wedding Guests
to the place of ceremony.
- With music, escort the Bride and her
maids to the place of ceremony.
- Play the Bride down the aisle.
- Recite verse or prose as chosen by the Bride and Groom.
- Provide period music on harp
and psaltery at the signing of the register.
- Play the happy couple out down the aisle
- Perform unobtrusive entertainment
of juggling fire eating and music whilst wedding photographs
are being taken.
- Mix and mingle with wedding guests prior to wedding
- Act as Master of Ceremony’s/Toast Master/Lord
- Officiate or play background music at formal or informal
- Provide occasional background music
during the wedding breakfast/feast/Banquet .
- Provide magical table entertainment
when and where appropriate.
- Perform a short cabaret spot of song
- Introduce wedding speeches or entertain any children
while speeches are in progress.
SOMETHING DIFFERENT for the guests
but at no extra cost. Circus
Skills juggling equipment can be provided for casual
(have a go) amusement prior to the wedding feast/Banquet .
What Others Have Said about Peter Optical’s contribution
to their themed Wedding Day
"You really were magnificent. We commented
on it at the time. There were a lot of children, some quite
excitable, most abandoned by their parents and you really
did both entertain and control them. You made our life
much easier and your story telling had them in raptures.
Well done Peter."
( Penshurst Place, Kent)
“Fantastic - We'd definitely book
"We couldn’t have chosen anyone
better for our Hand fasting Ceremony. Not only were you
highly talented in all aspects of performance but you were
so knowledgeable in folk-lore and customs. Such a delightful
surprise. Thank you so much".
(Graham and Susan A Glade
in the New Forest)
"When we wrote we weren’t sure
you would be interested in performing at a Druid wedding.
We were so glad you were. You were excellent. Thank you
so much for coming all the way to Cornwall. Hope the wedding
in Sark went as well as ours. Thank you again."
"When Philip our best man felt unwell we were so grateful
you were there to step in and do the readings. You brought
the words alive. You were so good and looked so right in
the little church. The vicar I know was very impressed
and said he wished you were there on Sundays."
and Alan. Glos.)
"Thank you some what belatedly for being worth your weight
in gold, entertaining guests of all ages, acting as toastmaster,
adding a unique flavour to our day and providing a talking
point as to just how many musical instruments you are capable
(Kathryn and Mark married at Leez Priory. Essex.)
"How you managed to be always there
doing something so original and absolutely appropriate
imagine. Thank you for being so fantastic and helping to
create such happy memories."
"You certainly helped to make the day a success and
made it more than just an
ordinary wedding. Once again many thanks."
"This is a big thank you to say
what an excellent role you played at our wedding. You
very much looked 'the part' in the castle and grounds.
You looked and sounded fantastic playing all the instruments,
you amazed our guests with the fire blowing and the
juggling was loved by all the children. I loved the music
you played as I came down for the wedding ceremony. You
did a great job of introducing each of the speeches,
and lastly for keeping the little ones entertained. We would
definitely recommend you to other couples to have
you at their wedding; there was no end to your talent
(Karen and Andy)
Thank you so much for the performance on our big
day! I got lots of comments from guests on
how great your contribution to the wedding was and
the kids loved it too!
Mark (Married;The Mill House
Hotel, Swallowfield, Berks)
Peter Optical is adaptable and creates
an ambience of authenticity to themed weddings and other
themed events both indoors and out. If more than one
performer is indeed required, as a ‘Master of Ceremonies’ Peter
has an extensive knowledge of other theme performers and
is able to organise and co-ordinate larger themed groups
for themed weddings, banquets and other themed events.
To hire everything required for a unique
Medieval themed Wedding, Medieval themed Banquet, Party
or Medieval themed Corporate event, Peter highly recommends
A Victorian Themed Wedding
This is the domain of Cyril Mistletoe, Victorian Night
watch /Bellman to the gentry.
Cyril is a purveyor of traditional festive music and hearty greetings for Christmas
at Civic Receptions, Corporate Events, Christmas themed Shopping Galas and a
City or towns Christmas Light Switch on celebrations.
As well these and as other themed occasions throughout the year Cyril is also
available for Victorian themed weddings. On request his ladder can bear the name
of the happy wedding couple and it’s from this same ladder he will call
the hour and announce the joyful news of the matrimony followed by background
musical entertainment as the bride and groom leave the place of ceremony.
For a Christmas, Yuletide Medieval, Tudor or Elizabethan
themed wedding, festival, fair or banquet Peter will provide
traditional carols on various instruments of the period
as well as use his many other entertainment skills to enhance
the seasons festive mood.
Dickensian Christmas Themed Wedding
Mister Yule Esq.
A jovial festive Dickensian theme character
who keeps the theme of the old traditional Christmas alive
with his vast repertoire of carols played on pipe and tabor,
concertina and melodeon. This Dickensian Gentleman is also
available for themed weddings and as a stilt walker for
pre-Christmas themed celebrations and other themed or un-themed
occasions throughout the year.
A Dickensian Wedding (The Cotswolds
Just writing to thank you for doing such a wonderful
job at our Christmas Eve Wedding. Everybody, from the little
girls to those in their dotage, was enchanted by your different
personas. You took a very special day into the fairytale
realms and we are so grateful.
Anne & Steve
Other themes for themed weddings and corporate
entertainment also catered for. Corporate Banquets, Corporate
Festivals, Corporate Fun Days.
What others have said about Peter Optical’s
contribution to their themed events
"The party was a great success and Peter went down a treat. His
versatile themed entertainment was thoroughly enjoyed by
all and it certainly provided a true medieval feel to our
banquet. I've received nothing but good reports
from those who attended. It was spot on!"
"Just wanted to thank you so much for all your efforts
at the themed Banquet at Hampton Court House
Everyone had a great
time and you did a superb job in creating a wonderful
(Lynn of Twirltour Travel)
Over 35 years experience in Theatre and
the associated arts at home and abroad.
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Peter Optical is willing to travel to the
following counties in England and Wales including the Channel
Islands of Jersey, Guernsey and Sark.
1.Bedfordshire 2. Berkshire 3. Buckinghamshire 4. Cambridgeshire
5. Cheshire 6. Cornwall 7. Cumberland 8. Derbyshire 9. Devon 10. Dorset 11. Durham 12. Essex 13. Gloucestershire 14. Hampshire 15. Herefordshire
16. Hertfordshire 17. Huntingdonshire 18. Kent 19. Lancashire 20. Leicestershire 21. Lincolnshire 22. Middlesex 23. Norfolk 24. Northamptonshire
25. Northumberland 26. Nottinghamshire 27. Oxfordshire 28. Rutland 29. Shropshire 30. Somerset 31. Staffordshire 32. Suffolk 33. Surrey
34. Sussex 35. Warwickshire 36. Westmorland 37. Wiltshire 38. Worcestershire 39. Yorkshire
40. Anglesey/Sir Fon 41. Brecknockshire/Sir
Frycheiniog 42 Caernarfonshire/Sir
Gaernarfon 43. Carmarthenshire/Sir Gaerfyrddin 44. Cardiganshire/Ceredigion 45.
Denbighshire/Sir Ddinbych 46. Flintshire/Sir
Fflint 47 Glamorgan/Morgannwg 48.
Merioneth/Meirionnydd 49. Monmouthshire/Sir
Fynwy 50. Montgomeryshire/Sir Drefaldwyn 51. Pembrokeshire/Sir
Benfro 52. Radnorshire/Sir Faesyfed
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In all cases Clients will be requested to confirm bookings
by letter, e-mail or formal contract.
Please note that such
confirmations are legally binding.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my Medieval,
Tudor/Elizabethan and Victorian/Dickensian themed Wedding