David Linaker

David Linaker

Reviews (6)

 Linaker
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This Celebrant specialises in Weddings This Celebrant does not cater for Funerals This Celebrant does not cater for Naming Ceremonies This Celebrant specialises in Renewals of Vows
Areas Covered

Wiltshire

Dorset

Hampshire

I travel Nationally and Internationally

Specialisms

Weddings

Affiliations

Association of Independent Celebrants

Spoken Languages

English

Special Offers

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Prices from Prices on Request
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David Linaker

David Linaker

Reviews (6) - 5/5

EXPERIENCE

Are you looking for an intelligent and experienced celebrant for your wedding who can balance the gravity of the occasion with humour and a lightness of touch? If so, let’s talk.

I am a former Anglican priest who, having moved outside of the formal faith environment, ​offers you a powerful partnership in helping you mark one of the most significant moments of life’s journey in your way and with or without religious content.

Through hard won insight into the human condition, long experience and gentle intuition, I can confidently and kindly accompany you through the planning and delivery of a ceremony of the highest quality.

With many years as an enormously popular officiant at a huge variety of wedding ceremonies, I am well known for being able to maintain the dignity of the occasion whilst offering a lightness of touch and a warmth of connection that is greatly valued by nervous couples!

I’m delighted to answer any questions you may have and may be contacted at any time.

I am a member of the Association of Independent Celebrants and fully insured.

CEREMONY STYLE

Each ceremony is unique. I can draw on resources and experience acquired over more than two decades to provide you with the best.
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Reviews

Wedding Planner Feedback

The Moment Studio

Wedding at

Stourhead and Cliveden House | August 2019

Thank you so much for delivering an incredible wedding ceremony for my clients! You really made their ceremony special and amazing, I’ve received... Read review.

Oxford Wedding

Alex & Miriam

Wedding at

The Perch, Oxford | August 2019

You did such a wonderful job officiating and we both felt so comforted arriving on the wedding day and seeing you. We had more than a few people ... Read review.

Thank you

Runbo Wu

Wedding at

Cliveden House | September 2019

Thank YOU very much for being the host of our wedding. It was great experience and we are very happy having you in our wedding guiding things thr... Read review.

Thank you

Sean & Emma

Wedding at

Brympton House | September 2019

Thank you so so so much for celebrating our wedding with us. Everyone thought you did a flawless job. Read review.

Great to work with you!

Claudia (Wedding Planner)

Wedding at

Aynhoe Park | October 2019

The ceremony was PERFECT, we have received very positive feedback and the couple is super happy! Even the rehearsal was a fun moment and very spe... Read review.

Thank you!

Anthony & Samantha

Wedding at

Houghton Lodge | August 2019

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 ... Read review.

Wedding Planner Feedback

The Moment Studio

Stourhead and Cliveden House | August 2019

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!


What David says...

It was fab to work with you at such very different ceremonies. Here’s to the next time.

Oxford Wedding

Alex & Miriam

The Perch, Oxford | August 2019

You did such a wonderful job officiating and we both felt so comforted arriving on the wedding day and seeing you. We had more than a few people say they wished they'd had you for their ceremony! You really did a wonderful job, we'll be forever grateful.


What David says...

What a lovely day it was! ❤️

Thank you

Runbo Wu

Cliveden House | September 2019

Thank YOU very much for being the host of our wedding. It was great experience and we are very happy having you in our wedding guiding things through at the ceremony.


What David says...

I really enjoyed working with you and Judy to create a ceremony that honoured your complex and beautiful story!

Thank you

Sean & Emma

Brympton House | September 2019

Thank you so so so much for celebrating our wedding with us. Everyone thought you did a flawless job.


What David says...

I really enjoyed being part of your day and meeting your transatlantic friends and family!

Great to work with you!

Claudia (Wedding Planner)

Aynhoe Park | October 2019

The ceremony was PERFECT, we have received very positive feedback and the couple is super happy! Even the rehearsal was a fun moment and very special for them, so thanks so much!


What David says...

It was great fun to work alongside Claudia. A fabulously safe pair of hands!

Thank you!

Anthony & Samantha

Houghton Lodge | August 2019

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


What David says...

A lovely day with truly lovely people!

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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 xxx

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 in between is both impressive and hugely appealing. He takes on board what is required and in his own unique style delivers a bright, light hearted, humourous (as appropriate) and poignant performance. We would highly recommend David and this is exactly why we have returned to him and will continue to do so. He's just got that thing, the ability to make an important/difficult occasion personal, meaningful and extremely special.

"I just wanted to thank you so much for coming up to Michaels Wood on Saturday and laying Mum finally to rest with our dear father. Thank you too for involving the children in such a light-hearted way, with two recent deaths in the family this meant a lot, and I loved your description of the process to them. I hope that they take that away with them, I have been amazed by how much my son at nearly 5 years does retain!" VL

"David helped so many of us – not just in practical terms (however I will add that my daughter had the most beautiful, uplifting and poignant funeral thanks to David’s planning and professionalism)– he also made himself available to support the wider community of those that mourned and were traumatised by the loss of my daughter from work colleagues and friends to her own immediate family. David’s non- judgemental approach, kindness and compassion shine like a beacon and I personally will always hold him in the highest regard for holding me emotionally in the darkest of times and over the years since." CM

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