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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: 11
Average Rating: 5
Amazing amazing amazing!
Could not believe how good Dave was! He got to know us as a couple and understand what we really wanted from the wedding service. We had two FaceTime chats and emails back and forth in regards to any questions we had. We completed a questionnaire about our other half for him to put together the most beautiful ceremony. It was so personal and touching and so many of my guests came up to me after to say how amazing he was and how lovely the service was. Could not thank Dave enough for everything!
Jenny & Duran Wedding Ceremony with Dave Octave
We scoured the internet for someone who could make our wedding ceremony exactly as we wanted, with personality, humour, authenticity and we could not find anyone, due to Covid our wedding was postponed.
After a year we knew we had to find a celebrant that would be a right fit for our wedding, the first person we then came across Dave Octave. After watching some of his previous work I reached out to him hoping he would be available and he was, getting back to us within an hour we had a video call and knew straight away he would be amazing!
The whole process leading up to our wedding with Dave was great, he took the time to find out about us to build a profile and story of who we are, met with us to begin really getting to know us.
After receiving the first draft for our ceremony, we was so pleased with what he had done, this took us to the wedding day itself.
Dave was a calming personality, helpful all the way through and delivered a beautiful ceremony.
Family and friends had nothing but complementary words to say about Dave.
Thank you Dave for being part of our special day, until the next special event, keep in touch!
Dave the rave Octave
Dave was brilliant and we would highly recommend him for weddings. We didn’t actually get to meet in real life before our wedding day but we couldn’t have been happier that we chose him to be our celebrant. He really took on board our request for the ceremony to not be too earnest and serious and it was perfect. He joined in singing our ‘hymns’ and really set the tone for the rest of the day. We and all of our guests loved him (and he’s been on the telly)