David Linaker

David Linaker

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I travel Nationally & Internationally

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Weddings and Funerals

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Association of Independent Celebrants

Languages

English

Hi, I'm David

A former senior priest now an Independent Celebrant I offer a balance of the sacred and the secular, traditional and personal with a warmth and lightness of touch that families and couples really enjoy.

In all my work, my main focus is on those who wish to blend different attitudes to the secular and the spiritual so that neither dominates.

I treat all of my clients with a deep care for their wellbeing, whether they are celebrating a marriage or laying a loved one to rest. Getting to know you as well as possible helps me to create a ceremony that is supportive of your inner journey and reflects the ‘soul’ of your relationship with one another or with your loved one..

Based in the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury in Southern England, I am able to travel worldwide.

What's my ceremony style?

What my clients tell me is that they particularly value the combination of emotional, spiritual and intellectual intelligence delivered with a warm, humorous light touch.

Your ceremony is a vital link in the chain of your life’s journey and I want you to remember it forever as a force that binds you together.

Prices From

Funerals from £250 (plus travel) Weddings from £800 (plus travel)

Why choose David?

Here are a few of the testimonials I have received: What can I say about David? What a wonderfully warm and generous presence. We had so many people come up to us after our ceremony on Saturday to ask if David has known us for years. He tailored the ceremony in to such a personal occasion for us and it just felt ‘right’. His tone, his delivery, his authentic manner and even his own ‘off piste’ moment where he spoke about us in a way I would expect of a very close relative or friend. Just beautiful and absolutely made our day. Would highly recommend, you will not be disappointed. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks David! Pure Magic! Love Sam, Anthony & River Thank you for being so central to our wonderful wedding day! R & J

David has lead two extremely important/special occasions for our family and his ability to engage with his audience young, old and

What do I offer?

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Weddings

A former senior priest now an Independent Celebrant who offers a balance of the sacred and the secular, traditional and personal with a warmth and lightness of touch that couples really enjoy.

My main areas of focus are working with discerning ‘second time around’ couples and those who wish to blend two different attitudes to spirituality so that neither dominates, but both is honoured.

The whole journey into and through marriage is hugely important. I like to work with couples to understand their vision for their relationship, the values upon which their relationship is founded and their shared sense of purpose in their lives. This helps me to create a ceremony that is supportive of their inner journey and reflects the ‘soul’ of their relationship.

Based in the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury in Southern England, I am able to travel worldwide.

All my couples can expect the following:

– Meetings in person or online to establish a warm chemistry and strong trust
– As many drafts of the ceremony script as it takes to get it exactly right for you
– Access to my long experience and confidence in role that enables a similar confidence in you
– Souvenir script and certificate if desired
– Style with substance, experience with a light touch
– Tears and laughter in all the right places!

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Why choose David for your wedding?

Here are a few of the testimonials I have received:

What can I say about David? What a wonderfully warm and generous presence. We had so many people come up to us after our ceremony on Saturday to ask if David has known us for years. He tailored the ceremony in to such a personal occasion for us and it just felt ‘right’. His tone, his delivery, his authentic manner and even his own ‘off piste’ moment where he spoke about us in a way I would expect of a very close relative or friend. Just beautiful and absolutely made our day. Would highly recommend, you will not be disappointed. From the bottom of our hearts, thanks David! Pure Magic! Love Sam, Anthony & River xxx

Thank you for being so central to our wonderful wedding day! R & J

Unfortunately David Linaker is not available for Naming Ceremonies.

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Renewal of Vows

I love working with all couples to renew their marriage vows to each other, but typically I work with those for whom a big life event or a significant anniversary has made the need to renew vows feel especially important.

I always meet with couples and, where necessary, venues to ensure that you get just the ceremony you want.

Prices From

£400

Why choose David for your renewal of vows?

If you are looking for style with substance and a warmth and humour that puts you and your guests at ease as well as having a dignity and authority that can carry the importance of the occasion, them I’m your man!

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Funerals

As a long experienced priest and celebrant, I work with an enormous variety of families. However, there are some key themes:

1) A desire for a spirituality that has a light touch and is not ‘preachy’.

2) A desire for appropriate humour and the ability to cope with ‘robust’ language where required.

3) The maturity and experience required to deal with young death and complex family dynamics.

Prices From

£250

Why choose David for your funeral?
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Reviews for David Linaker

Total Reviews: 8

Average Rating: 5

reviews (8)

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Julie & Jeromes magical day.

5 Stars
Julie Bellamy

Wedding | 08/20/2022 | West Tytherley

Don’t know where to start with saying what an amazing, wonderful experience it was to work with David for our wedding ceremony.
David excelled at every aspect of this in our opinion. He spent time with us understanding who we are and how we wanted this to be represented on our day, he crafted a sympathetic, eloquent and moving ceremony incorporating our ideas and suggestions and delivered it with grace, dignity and humour. He supported and guided those who took part in readings and actions with kindness and wisdom and injected his own somewhat quiet but nevertheless effervescent wellbeing into the whole event.
Cannot recommend David highly enough. A highly skilled, professional and sympathetic celebrant, a true gentle man. Thank you David for making a wonderful day perfect.

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A wonderfully personalised wedding ceremony

5 Stars
Paul Housden

Funeral | 06/26/2022 | Sopley Mill, Dorset

David is an exceptional celebrant, who delivered our wedding vows in a warm and personalised manner. He was very professional to work with throughout the planning process, from the initial meeting right up until the wedding itself.
David took our comments and wove them into a perfectly curated set of vows, which were delivered with just the right balance of sincerity and well-timed humour, that was in keeping with what we had asked for.

We received very positive feedback from our guests and would wholeheartedly recommend David to anyone considering a celebrant for their wedding.

Thanks David, for making our ceremony so memorable!

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5 Stars
The Moment Studio

Wedding | 08/13/2019 | Stourhead and Cliveden House

Thank you so much for delivering an incredible wedding ceremony for my clients! You really made their ceremony special and amazing, I’ve received fantastic feedback from the couple, your service to them was invaluable! I look forward to working with you again soon!

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