Saturday 9th April 2016 saw The Three Crowns of Chagford hold their first ever wedding fair. A fabulous collection of Artisan caterers, wedding stationers and of course professional fireworks company DMR Pyro.
The day saw virtually every type of weather Devon has to offer from Sun, Rain, Sleet and Snow. The Three Crowns glass conservatory and function room bore perfect theatre for a number of brides to discuss their needs.
Chief health and safety officer Dave Macbeth performed an in depth site survey and with a combination of venue management measures and careful selection of firework effects DMR Pyro can offer a very special end to the most intimate of wedding evenings at the Three Crowns.
More to come
Even though this was the first fair the Three Crowns have hosted the professional hosting team created a premium wedding planner’s atmosphere which any bride or groom could feel comfortable and confident in their choice of suppliers.
DMR Pyro will be joining Lucy, Tiff and the team for the next installment of wedding fairs by The Three Crowns Chagford on the 20th November 2016.
Sunday 13th March 2016 saw DMR Pyro’s second appearance at the BIG North Devon Wedding Show hosted by The BIG Sheep.
A range of exhibitors from Venues to Cakes, Entertainment to DJ’s you really could get everything you needed for your wedding all under one BIG roof! DMR Pyro built on the successes of the previous show and gathered a lot of interest in fireworks displays for weddings from all corners of Devon and into Cornwall too.
Big North Devon Wedding Show March 2016!
DMR Pyro took bookings for June, July and October at the event and had enquiries right the way through until 2019! Following on from the show we have some repeat venues and some exciting news to follow.
BIG Wedding Ideas
Ross spoke to so many happy couples looking to start married life off with a BANG he lost count! With shows being planned for a range of budgets and venues DMR Pyro has a show for everyone.
DMR Pyro subcontracted under SB Pyrotechnics to crew the main 2015/16 Bideford New Year’s Eve fireworks display fired from Brunswick Wharf. We spent the day preparing the professional category 4 fireworks ready for the big show at midnight.
The real challenge was keeping everything dry and secure whilst mother nature threw her worst at us! We were battered with wind and rain from 10.00 until 21.30 where a break in the weather gave us the chance to lay out all the firework tubes and barrage cakes.
The show consisted of over 50 professional cakes and candles as well as more than 250 aerial shells. A real sky filling show with raw power and a little over 8 minute duration. The show was hand fired and controlled by chief pyro Steve Barnes. DMR Pyro look forward to working with SB Pyrotechnics in 2016 and into the future.
Neither SB Pyrotechnics nor DMR Pyro had any association with the pyrotechnics fired from Bideford Quay.
Seb Ash, on behalf of Parents and Friends Association of Kingsacre Primary School approached DMR Pyro to provide a professional fireworks display at Braunton Cricket Club to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night 2015.
The event was being held to help raise funds for rubber mulch matting to equip the school’s outdoor playground, making it accessible in all weathers.
The original forecast for the event was approximately 500 visitors, however when tickets went on sale it was quickly recognised this would not be nearly enough! The show was a total sellout with 1500 visitors inside the event enjoying Sparkler Zone, bouncy castles and all the fun of a Guy Fawkes Party. Braunton Rotary Club and Braunton Army Cadets helped to marshal to the event and everyone had a safe, fun show.
DMR Pyro expect this show to be a firm fixture on the calendar for next year – a great event for a local community cause.
DMR Pyro was commissioned by Rick Turner to supply The Big Sheep fireworks displays for 2015. Not just one, but two professional firework displays to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th November 2015.
Historically this show has gotten bigger and bigger audiences each year, and this year was no exception. Crowds braved the wind and rain and were rewarded with two fantastic firework displays with the biggest firework effects The Big Sheep had ever seen!
2015 was the first year The Big Sheep fireworks night had employed a professional company to deliver its Guy Fawkes Night celebration fireworks. DMR delivered category 4 professional fireworks display that filled the sky with colour and sound.
The Big Sheep Fireworks Display
The first display was designed with the younger audience in mind. “Some smaller effects and a focus on vibrant colour” was Dave Macbeth’s key goal with the Tiny Tot’s Treason Plot. The show was fired electronically and accompanied with a musical sound-track.
The DMR crew of pyrotechnicians then set to preparing the main Big Sheep fireworks display whilst The Big Sheep got the giant bonfire underway. The sheer size of the bonfire caused some issues with setting out the main display, but nevertheless it was completed.
The main display included for the first time Aerial Mortar shells, large calibre fireworks, so large they needed to be fired from The Ultimate Adventure Centre, some 150m away!
DMR Pyro exhibited today Sunday 20th September at the BIG North Devon Wedding Show at The BIG Sheep. With a whole host of different exhibitors you really could get everything you needed for your wedding all under one BIG roof! With a range of wedding products including wedding planners, wedding dresses, wedding DJ’s such as John Eason and Entertainers including Ska Reggae bands DMR Pyro were the only fireworks display company at the Big North Devon Wedding show! DMR Pyro had a lot of interest in fireworks displays for weddings from all corners of Devon and into Cornwall.
Big North Devon Wedding Show – Big Selection!
DMR Pyro presented visitors with a selection of product videos showcasing some of our favorite fireworks and effects. DMR Pyro also handed out over 100 flyers and business cards to potential customers. We heard from you of a few popular venues which we will be contacting on your behalf to investigate a site survey and risk assessment to make sure your wedding firework display is a safe and entertaining one!
Wedding Colour Themes
Dave our chief display designer discussed in great depth to several brides-to-be about matching your wedding fireworks to your wedding colour theme – DMR Pyro will do our best to mix colours to suit your needs, whilst maintaining some variety to keep the “oooh’s” and “aaah’s” flowing.
This Saturday evening (19th September 2015) was the Philip J Milton & Co. PLC 30th Anniversary at Trimstone Manor and country house hotel. DMR Pyro were tasked to provide an Exclusive seven minute firework show spectacular to mark the end of the evening’s festivities.
Three Firing Sites
DMR Pyro fired from three positions across the firing site with a combination of cakes, candles shells and mines. DMR Pyro chose the biggest and best effects to mark the occasion finishing on a finalé of 3 inch, 4 inch and 5 inch brocade crowns and a fabulous golden palm. In addition to the main display a special “30” lancework was ordered to mark the Philip J Milton & Co. PLC 30th Anniversary.
“Thank you so much to all those who could come and share with us and for the kind and generous comments about the event. We were so pleased that all the planning made for a very smooth occasion and even excellent weather to boot! We are sure it will be a celebration to remember and the over 250 people there will remember it for a long time to come.” Philip J Milton.
DMR Pyro cemented their formal training and qualifications today with a an external course of instruction with Illuminate Consult and each of our key staff have been trained and certified as a ‘Person with Specialist Knowledge’ for Category 4 Fireworks, as required under section 42 of the Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2010.
Illuminate Consult are one of the UK’s leading pyrotechnics training and consultancy providers.
Check for yourself
Anyone hosting a fireworks display should ensure the company and key crew members firing it are certified as Person with Specialist Knowledge. You may independently verify our company certification with Illuminate Consult by simply quoting our company name, DMR Pyro.
- Go to the Illuminate Consult website www.illuminateconsult.co.uk
- Select the Certification Checker page
- Enter our full company name “DMR Pyro” in the Search by Company box
- Hit the Search button
- Our staff and course details will be listed below the search box
If you have any problems using their checking service, please contact Illuminate Consult direct and query DMR Pyro.
Well, well well… What a show! Dave and Roy from DMR Pyro, along with some help from Paul and Phill from ECombat certianly put on two shows to remember tonight! With over 100 different fireworks this was the biggest Fireworks Stash the Big Sheep has ever seen! Add to that the adventure that was radio remote electrical firing it gave the whole show a much more professional outlook and appearance than fireworks at The Big Sheep have ever had before!
Not one, but two displays on the same night!
The Big Sheep is a family entertainment park on the outskirts of Bideford. They have activities for everyone from 6 months to 60 years old whether you want to see the lambs or run riot at the outdoor combat games run by Battlefield Devon there is something for everyone. As a consequence DMR Pyro were requested to design two very different fireworks shows. The first was the “Tiny Tots Treason Plot”. An all together family friendly display aimed at the younger visitor with less loud bangs and no screaming rockets Dave put together a colourful display which had a number of different effects from small cakes, roman candles and to finish, a fantastic silver waterfall.
After the Tiny Tots came the real Gunpowder Plot – cakes came thick and fast with tubes up to 30mm. The loudest bangs, the biggest whizzes and the show kept building all the way to the end – or so they thought. Just when the show seemed to have peaked DMR Pyro launched a volley of rockets followed by 3 incredible Ultimate Firework Cakes over which a flight of 6 golden willow rockets thundered into the night.
In addition to the two firework displays The Big Sheep constructed a massive bonfire atop which local school children fitted their crafted Guy Fawkes effigies. Once alight the bonfire provided incredible flames that danced in the moonlight and a tremendous amount of heat that warmed the near 5000 people that had turned out on that beautiful evening.
We at DMR Pyro can’t wait for 2015’s display at The Big Sheep – hold onto your hats, this is going to be BIG!