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Master of Ceremonies. Rat Pack / Swing Singer
Hi, I'm Dave
Long before I knew what it actually meant to be a Celebrant I knew it was something I wanted to do and each step of my journey has just solidified that love and now I can’t think of anything I’d want to do more. That is of course other than singing. I am also a ‘Crooner’ and love singing the old standards.
And it is this love, passion and flair that I would be honoured to be able to add to your ceremony. It would be an absolute joy for me to work with you, discover your story and assist you on the next part of your journey.
And what are the rules? Well, with this Celebrant the sky’s the limit. You dream it and let’s see if we can make it happen.
What's my ceremony style?
You’ll find my style to be classy yet fun and frivolous whilst remaining very professional. For me, it’s those personal touches and building a real understanding of my clients (friends) that is key!
Why choose Dave?
If you want someone who will work hard to really get to know you, what you want, what’s really important to you and what it takes to make your ceremony everything you dreamed of……we’ll I’m your man.
And just in case you get stressed during the process, as a trained Hypnotherapist I can also offer you lots of relaxation techniques to ensure you have a stress-free day.
What do I offer?
Your wedding is arguably one of the most memorable days of your life, and it should be totally unique. By having a ceremony that is tailored completely to you, your wedding will be unlike any other. Traditional weddings don’t allow for much personalisation and the flow of events is very similar. Having a Celebrant-led wedding means you can choose exactly what you want. From choice of readings, to music, and writing your own vows, your ceremony will be made your own and reflect the true love you have for one another.
Your ceremony will reflect your story. A wedding ceremony that your guests will remember for how special it truly was. A step away from tradition, you can hold your ceremony somewhere that has a personal resonance for you.
Celebrant ceremony only – from £675
Celebrant and Master of Ceremonies (MC) – from £1025
Celebrant and singer – cost to be advised
Celebrant, Master of Ceremonies and singer – cost to be advised
As well as writing and conducting the ceremony, Dave is also a Jazz/Rat Pack singer who can add an extra dimension to your celebration. For more details please visit www.daveoctavesings.com
Why choose Dave for your wedding?
I offer a personalised bespoke wedding ceremonies in which I meet with my clients, get to know you and understand exactly what you are looking for from your special day.
I then work hard to bring your personality and unique story to reality and pride myself on delivering meaningful, enjoyable and memorable ceremonies.
The uniqueness of your celebrations is why I love doing this job and I make it my mission to ensure that your friends and family in attendance on your special day can see you in every aspect of the ceremony. I love writing your story and shining a light on your love.
A Naming Ceremony is a non-religious alternative to a formal Christening and the perfect opportunity to celebrate and welcome your new addition in a way that truly reflects your family. It is and is a way to officially name your child in front of your loved ones.
But it’s more than just that…..
Adoption Ceremony – If you, like me, have adopted a child an Adoption Ceremony is a great way to introduce your child (or children) to your friends and family and celebrate this special union.
Renaming Ceremony – Are you a member of the Transgender community and have finalised your transition? With a Renaming Ceremony you can introduce and celebrate the you you have always been.
Why choose Dave for your naming ceremony?
I always write from the heart and as a Dad myself I know the joy that a new addition to the family can bring. I also know the journey some people have to go through to experience that love and I can help you express this to your friends and family.
Renewal of Vows
Maybe you’ve reached a marriage milestone or, as a couple, you have come through one of life’s dramas and now is the perfect time for you to reaffirm those vows. Or did your actual wedding not live up to your expectations and you want to do it again with extra flair?
Well, the time is right and a Vow Renewal is perfect way to recommit your love, commemorate the past and share with your friends and family, your hopes and dreams for the future.
As well as write and conducting the ceremony, Dave is also a Jazz/Rat Pack singer who can add an extra dimension to your celebration. For more details please visit www.daveoctavesings.com
Why choose Dave for your renewal of vows?
A Vow Renewal comes with no legalities and no restrictions, so the world really is at your feet. Whether on a beach, at home or at your special place the choice is yours.
Let’s talk through all your ideas and together we can piece together the perfect celebration that reflects your love and your story.
I personally believe that a Celebrant-led funeral ceremony, as with all the ceremonies I officiate, should be personable, respectful and filled with the personality and memories of your loved one. Or it can be totally wild and crazy if that is fitting with your loved one!
I will support and work with you to create a ceremony that is appropriate for the departed, exploring the inclusion of favourite songs, readings or rituals that reflect the person of your loved one.
I offer my families a safe space to remember and honour their loved one. I offer assistance reimaging your Order of Service so that you are not just following the norm or what you think is expected. I offer you a support, outside of your support circle that is also grieving, that allows you to think straight and deliver the best for your loved one.
Why choose Dave for your funeral?
I am passionate and empathic, and I want to make it my mission to ensure that your loved one have the send of they deserve filled with love, warmth, memories and thankfulness.
Reviews for Dave Octave Celebrant
Total Reviews: 18
Average Rating: 5
An amazing celebrant, perfect for our ceremony!
Dave was our celebrant for our wedding celebration, and was an absolute gem. He gave us so much time, advice, and I can’t imagine what we’d have done without him. From the very beginning dave was reliable and fun, and spent so much time ensuring he understood us as a couple so he could create us the best ceremony ever. We had so many compliments after, and I would recommend dave to anyone!
One in a million!
From the moment we met Dave we knew we were in safe hands. Although we didn’t get to meet in person before the big day, Dave was there every step of the way to help make sure we were ready. Dave kept the day running smoothly; entertaining our guests, calming our nerves and even saving the day with a blindfold at the last minute for our first touch! He worked so well alongside the staff at the venue, even though he’d never met them, making sure our day was perfect. Our guests loved the ceremony and the humour and story he told of our love, so many happy tears! We honestly can’t thank him enough for being such an important part of our special day. He is one in a million!
Best day ever!
From beginning to end Dave was great. He helped us put together a ceremony that was perfect for us; drawing out our story and our best anecdotes, and getting to the heart of how we worked and what made us tick as a couple. On the day he was really supportive of the nervous groom!… and delivered a ceremony that set the tone for the whole day that followed.
Thank you so much for making it easy to have the event we wanted!