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Blackpool’s showbiz wedding of the year

6 April 2017

The biggest, brightest and best showbiz Blackpool wedding of the year was held here at our very own Vegas venue.

Local DJ and entertainer Norry Ascroft aka ‘Lionel Vinyl’ and bride Heather staged a super-sized ‘mock’ wedding.

The theatrically proportioned celebration, was for guests back home, having followed an overseas ceremony.

Our Viva Blackpool wedding team masterminded a laugh-filled occasion, shrouded in secrecy.

It incorporated unexpected twists for both bride and groom, concocted by one half of the happy couple without the other’s knowledge.

The groovy groom was tickled pink when a ‘fake bride’ (our in-house entertainer Leye D Johns) headed down the aisle.

Having mistakenly translated the groom’s request to ‘marry him’, ‘she’ was quite a sight.

Picture full bridal regalia, accompanied by drag queen bridesmaids!

And once the confusion had passed, ‘she’ dutifully performed the ‘marrying’, hamming up the ceremony and exchange of vows.

Then it was time to cross the famous promenade, for some glam photographs on the famous Comedy Carpet.

A Blackpool wedding to remember

Guests were ushered from the stunning Festival Suite during this interlude, into the magnificent Main Theatre, unbeknown to Heather.

To ensure total silence, ‘Don’t Tell the Bride’ was displayed on a huge screen onstage, before the bride and groom made their entrance.

Heather’s favourite band, ‘Touch the Pearl’, was standing by to perform.

But not before she had entered the Main Theatre in complete darkness, encouraged to go on stage by her husband.

Prompted by spectacular pyrotechnics, fabulous lighting, and the tones of ‘Marry You’ by Bruno Mars, guests cheered rousingly.

Later in the evening roving mics allowed four different ‘Best Men’ to add their thoughts to the star-spangled occasion.

A five-star buffet delighted all at the ceremony and hot baguettes awaited evening guests.

The whole extraordinary affair was a total triumph for Leye D Johns, Amy Mantle, and the Viva Blackpool wedding events team.

They handled everything, including turning the room vibrant turquoise with elaborate room decorations and lighting.

And they also arranged superb food, drink, entertainment, photos and video – all handled in-house.

Plus, the magnificent Viva Vegas event wouldn’t have been half as memorable without the Viva actors supplied for the fake bride ruse.

To discuss holding your dream Blackpool wedding at our fantastic flexible venue, get in touch with the team today.

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