What areas of the country do you cover?
I am based in East London but work regularly in Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent. That said I am happen to travel up and down the country especially when a couple and their journey excite me. A mileage fee will apply for any venues more than 40 miles from my base. You can also book me for destination weddings practically anywhere in the world!
Why should we choose you as our Celebrant?
If you want someone who is creative, fun, friendly, empathetic and committed to given you an experience you, your friends and family will remember forever, then you should choose Dave Octave Celebrant! I am also a singer, so performance is what I do!
How flexible are you when it comes to creating the ceremony?
The joy of a Celebrant led ceremony is that I can be totally flexible. Whether you want religious aspects or not, songs, poems, a pet procession or to abseil down a cliff the choice is up to you. Of course, I will always have recommendations to ensure that we get the best out of the day but the final decision is always down to you. It is your day after all
Do you conduct same sex weddings?
100% . Being a gay man myself it would be weird if I didn't lol! It's hard to believe that in this day and age any celebrant who believes in love wouldn't but as a member of the gay community myself I am 100% here for it!
Can you conduct a legal ceremony?
Celebrant led ceremonies aren't currently legal but we are hopeful that change is on the way and the discussions in government may work in our favour. Until then, you will still need to conduct a simple legal ceremony but please get in touch for tips on how to make this more cost effective for you.
Dave is amazing and a true gentleman, charismatic and really made the wedding feels so special. If you're thinking of booking Dave for your ceremony, please do! You won't regret it!!
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) BOOK HIM
Dave was amazing from start to finish. From the initial meeting, we knew he would perform a great ceremony. Everyone loved the personal touch he brings to the proceedings and we had soo many fantastic comments throughout the day. We would definitely recommend Dave and his fantastic blazers!
Dave made our wedding day the most memorable, Wonderful day of our lives. All our guests were so impressed with our wedding service that the compliments kept rolling in. If you want your day to be extra special Dave is the most important person of the day apart from your partners of course.
Dave was perfect from start to finish. When we first spoke to him to discuss him potentially being the celebrant for our wedding, we knew he was perfect for us. On the day it felt like having a friend with us all day which made us both feel comfortable and confident.
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