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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.
Unfortunately Dave Octave Celebrant is not available for Funerals.
Reviews for Dave Octave Celebrant
Total Reviews: 14
Average Rating: 5
Dave was incredible!!! Me and my husband wanted a light hearted, fun and personal service and he did just that!! He took time to get to know us and told our story beautifully. He made us both feel so at ease!! Many of our guests said it was the best/ funniest ceremony they had ever attended!! He also wore the most amazing jacket…. We told him to go full out and boy did he do that!! Thank you for making our day so special Dave!
Wow! Where do we start, Dave was absolutely amazing, professional and truly exceptional.
We had the most wonderful ceremony which Dave performed, we laughed so much and he tells the story so well.
A True Gem
We are so pleased we found Dave! He is a total gem. We were clueless about where to start with our ceremony, and he helped us put together a funny, touching and unique service that countless guests told us was the best wedding service they’d ever attended. Dave is a brilliant, witty writer, a fantastic presenter and a wonderfully calming presence to have around us before and on the wedding day. He dealt with last-minute changes, nerves and general last-minute-ness with true grace, professionalism and humour. He has a heart of gold and I would tell anybody who has read this far to just go ahead and book him: there is no way you will regret it. Thank you Dave from the bottom of our hearts!