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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.
Just have a look at any of my reviews and you’ll get a sense of the passion and attention to detail that I put in with all of my couples. When a couple and a Celebrant really connect it can be magical and I make it my business to build on that connection to make sure your ceremony is filled with personality, humour, sincerity and has you at the heart of it.
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?
My style in relaxed yet professional. Your ceremony should be a mix of lighthearted moments woven between the sincere ones that make a wedding. I pride myself on my ability to ride through those moments and take your friends and family on that journey with us. One minute a laugh, next minute a tear in the eye.
And who can forget my ‘almost famous’ range of colourful jackets. And because it’s not really about me, I always give my couples the choice of how they’d like me to be dressed on the day so that I fit in with their theme or colour scheme…within reason of course! lol
Why choose Dave?
This might sound out there but you should choose me as your Celebrant if you feel in your heart I am the right choice for you.
If we have a call and our thoughts are aligned, if we have a bit of a laugh and we get off the call and you feel like you’ve been chatting a friend, then I could be the Celebrant for you.
If you check out my Instagram and love the energy that I bring and enjoying hearing what my previous couples have had to say about their experiences with me then the chances are, I should be the Celebrant you choose.
What do I offer?
My ideal couple are a couple who want to do their wedding their way.
They want it to be a fun yet sincere occasion infused with their personalities.
They want an experience that takes them and their guest from laughter to a little tear of joy.
They know what they want but are still open to some of my crazy suggestions.
My ideal couple are fun-loving, types who want a celebration to remember!
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
We can also add a round of Music Bingo to get your guests geared up for the evening – cost to be advised
Dave is also a Jazz/Rat Pack singer. For more details please visit www.daveoctavesings.com
Why choose Dave for your wedding?
If you want a fun experience, a memorable wedding that your friends will rave about, the comfort of knowing you are fully supported from the time you make the booking until the wedding day and beyond and a Celebrant you know you can trust you should choose me as your Celebrant but then again, most if not all Celebrants will say the same.
In reality, if we connect and you want all the above, I’m definitely the one for you!
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: 22
Average Rating: 5
Incredible wedding ceremony
Dave conducted our wedding ceremony and was also our MC for the day and was incredible. His energy really set the tone of the day which was vibrant, fun and uplifting. Our guests absolutely loved him!
The ceremony itself was heartfelt and funny and he really captured and told our story perfectly. The first draft of the script was spot on, he really understood us as a couple. He also helped us write our own vows which seemed daunting at first. Absolutely loved working with Dave, our day wouldn’t have been the same without him!
We booked Dave Octave as the Celebrant for our wedding. Dave was extremely professional, helpful and makes what can be a very stressful time just bags of fun with his happy manner and great sense of humour, the latter being the main reason for picking him for our special day. Dave worked with us on calls and via e-mail prior to the big day to ensure everything was perfect, the service was amazing and many of the guests have since commented about how good Dave was.
We would recommend Dave without hesitation if you need a Celebrant, you will not regret hiring him and you’ll be delighted with the service.
Thank you Dave Octave, truly excellent.
Dave made our wedding perfect!
Dave was our wedding celebrant and made our wedding EXACTLY what we wanted. Dave took time to understand how we were approaching our wedding planning and what getting married meant to us. The ceremony that he wrote was completely perfect, it summed us up brilliantly. Dave is fun to work with, really thoughtful and works with you to co-create the ceremony that’s right for you. Our friends and family really loved it, and I know some friends have gone on to book Dave for their wedding. Thanks Dave!