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Last update: February 2024
Acorn 2 Oak Ceremonies is a wedding celebrant service based in Sheffield, England. David Willis is an experienced celebrant and a man of calm authority. He is determined to design a ceremony that is in keeping with your personality and values and gets your wedding celebration off to the perfect start. David will take the time to get to know you and your story, and he will work closely with you to create something that feels personal and meaningful. Whether you want a traditional service or a more relaxed and friendly wedding day experience, you can rely on David to help turn your wedding dreams into reality.
Acorn 2 Oak Ceremonies can help you achieve the perfect look and feel for your wedding celebration. Your ceremony can include a ring exchange, poems, readings, and a host of other symbolic elements and rituals, including handfasting, sand blending, jumping the broom, and more. David can help you write your vows. He can also provide a music system, clip-on and handheld microphones, and a selection of additional ceremony materials, including a rustic wedding ceremony arch, handfasting ribbons, unity candles, and a sand ceremony set.
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Cheshire, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire
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Memorable and magical!
We wanted to include some specific bits, for example we used something that belonged to my late grandmother for the handfasting and he told our guests our love story. Also, my husband has a little girl and we wanted to make her part of it, so David gave her a lovely role in the ceremony which we adored.
What I particularly loved about our ceremony is how much more special and personal it was than other ceremonies. David interpreted what we wanted perfectly, he captured our style and he understood what we wanted to share with our guests. Our guests loved it and at no point did the ceremony drag or feel like it was too long. It felt exactly what the union of two people in love should feel like, that’s the only way I can describe it.
Communication was excellent from start to finish, David guided us through the design of our ceremony and suggested poems, readings and music. We never felt like we were alone, at any point we could ask him anything and he’d answer promptly, he was always helpful.
Thank you for making our day so wonderful and memorable!
Personable, professional and just "got us"!
As soon as we met him we knew we were in safe hands, he made us feel that he'd done many marriages before but each one was special and this really helped us feel relaxed. We enjoyed chatting to him as much about our ideas for owls and readings as we did about his dogs and the Sheffield area, so it didn't take long to decided ( we both knew we wanted David as soon as we met him!)
Everything leading up to the ceremony was sorted, David knows his stuff and also knows that life gets in the way sometimes and writing vows, thinking of the perfect songs and everything else that goes into planning such a big day is so mind-boggling that his calm and professional nature was a godsend.
The day came and all our guests loved his demeanour and he really set the tone for such a wonderful day, nothing was too much for him. A couple of our guests have since said it was the best wedding they've ever been to and for that we must thank David for kicking it all off in right way!
If in doubt, go for Acorn 2 oak! ❤️
Outdoor Ceremony of my dreams
We booked David as we wanted an outdoor ceremony and our venue suggested that it is really unpredictable whether a registrar would be willing to do the ceremony outside if the weather is not perfect. David listened to us and understood what we wanted for our ceremony. The wedding was planned for July and we expected a sun-filled day, however the Summer of 2023 had different ideas. After a bit of drizzle in the morning we collectively made the decision to have it outside, with a bit of break in the rain for the ceremony we had the most perfect outdoor ceremony. He provided perfect support when we were in the planning stage of the ceremony, we finally decided (after a lot of back and fourth and thinking) that we would read poems to each other, this was a great decision.
Wedding guests (who most of them had only been in traditional church wedding services before) said about how much more bespoke and special our ceremony was, and that it was really just all about us. The ceremony was filled with both laughs and tears.
David was really professional and knew exactly what to do in every eventuality, we really trusted him. He stepped to the side when we were reading our vows to each-other and the first kiss - making for beautiful photos.
We would recommend David to anyone and everyone, we are really grateful for all of Davids time and dedication to making the ceremony perfect. We would say, put your trust in David and he will not let you down. Also, if you are wanting an outdoor ceremony I would definitely recommend David to take away the stress of the decision being made for you not with you.
Thank you David!
Sarah & Nathan x
Personal and meaningful ceremony from David
On the day David was proactive in engaging with who he needed to brief in terms of readers, musicians and our page boy which was really helpful on taking some pressure off the groom (who was having a last minute button hole dilemma!).
Overall we couldn't have asked for anything more from David and we we highly recommend him to anyone looking for a celebrant.
David was a huge part of our perfect day!
David made our day unforgettable
A perfect day!
David was professional throughout, he made us feel very relaxed and confident, he talked us through the whole process and was always on hand to answer any questions.
Thank you David! Lots of love Joseph & Yunisha
A great wedding
We couldn't be more happy with David, and had many comments from our wedding guests as to what a wonderful service it was. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
A beautiful ceremony
He is fantastic at what he does and spends so much time getting to know you as a couple in order to provide a personal experience. We chose the hand fasting ritual to be performed with our daughter which was such a lovely touch. Thank you so much David x
A Superb Wedding Celebrant
Excellent from start to finish
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