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On Hitched.co.uk since 2021

Last update: July 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.

Services Offered

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.

Frequently asked questions

Language:

English

Religion:

Anglican
Baptist
Buddhism
Catholicism
Hinduism
Islam
Judaism
Methodist
Protestant
Sikhism
Non-religious/humanist

Type:

Celebrant

Served in

Cheshire, Derbyshire, North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire

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Reviews for Acorn 2 Oak Ceremonies

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Stephanie
Stephanie Sent on 19/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Memorable and magical!

Our wedding was absolutely magical thanks to David! We are so glad we booked him, it was such a special ceremony and tailored specifically for us. We chose the traditional ring exchange, a handfasting and a final blessing. It was 30min long.

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!
Myles
Myles H. Sent on 14/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect in every way

I always thought that the ceremony was the boring part of a wedding, but not at ours! David made it so interesting and personal to us. We had a meeting with him far in advance and so he knew all about how we met, and incorporated it into a really unique ceremony. He mentioned all the important dates and people, and kept it funny and engaging without taking away from the importance and of the marriage. It was really important to us that the ceremony didn't put people to sleep but also didn't feel informal or silly, and David struck the ideal balance. It was definitely everyone's favourite part of the day, and all our guests mentioned how they loved it. If we could go back and redo our wedding we wouldn't change the ceremony one bit, it was perfect to the letter.
Anna
Anna M. Sent on 19/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Unforgettable experience

My husband and I chose David as our celebrant because of his warmth, professionalism and expertise in designing a ceremony that was personal to us. He helped us to create an unforgettable ceremony, taking the time to learn about us as individuals and a couple, and working flexibility with our unusual planning timeline. The outcome was a beautiful and moving start to our wedding which involved all of our guests and enabled us to both share our love and commitment to one another in a way that felt right for us. Thank you for everything, David!
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Billy S. Sent on 02/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Extremely special

Well where to start. David if amazing and professional at what he does from day one till the day itself, he managed to create everything around myself and my wife from how we met to favourite drinks and everything I cannot thank him enough
Hayley
Hayley R. Sent on 01/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Personable, professional and just "got us"!

Like many people we had absolutely no idea what we were doing when we were planning our wedding, looking for a celebrant we completely felt like we were supposed to know everything about the whole thing.. thankfully David came along! We stumbled across his profile on Hitched and sent a message, easily arranged a quick intro meeting (thankfully we're also in Sheffield so it was as simple as him popping round for a chat but I've no doubt it would have been just as straightforward via zoom or the phone)
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! ❤️
Sophie
Sophie J. Sent on 26/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent!

David was a lovely celebrant. We had a couple of zoom calls to sort details as we lived in a different part of the country- David had lots of lovely ideas and was open to our thoughts. We were able to order our handfasting materials to him, so he could have a practise and it was something we didn't have to remember on the day! We were able to read through his script and make amendments as we wanted, and he helped us to write our own vows. We had a small wedding with just 13 of us, and David was very relaxed and humorous about our toddler trying to upstage him! There were so many thoughtful touches- he really made it a wonderful experience!
John
John C. Sent on 25/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

David was a huge part of our perfect day!

We were travelling in from the US to get married so relied on David for for the ceremony to run smoothly but also for him to guide us through the process which he did just perfectly. We had a few calls so that he could find out more about us and our story, he then put together a really lovely service that felt personal to us and what we wanted. Along the way he'd given us options and allowed us to choose the direction but also offered his advice given previous services. He never pressured us or chose for us, but his advice was really important as neither of us had a clue! On the day he was he friendly self & chatted to our friends & family whilst also liasing really well with the venue staff/photographers etc. We can't say anyhting but great things about David & our experience!
Laura
Laura F. Sent on 24/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

David made our day unforgettable

We chose David as our Wedding Celebrant for his unique blend of professionalism, warmth, and passion for creating meaningful ceremonies. His services had a profound impact on our wedding experience, adding authenticity and sincerity. David struck the right balance of being official while making everyone feel at ease during his ceremony. Additionally, he added extra touches, such as sending our ceremony script in the post, which made the experience even more special and something we could keep forever. The best aspect was his exceptional skill in crafting a personalised ceremony that reflected our love story. I highly recommend David to other couples for his personalised approach, and the ability to create extraordinary and meaningful wedding moments. Thank you David!
Samantha
Samantha H. Sent on 20/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect ceremony

We were fortunate to work with David Wills as the celebrant for our wedding in Oxford. My husband and I live in Australia but have strong connections to the UK so chose to work with David as we planned our wedding from overseas. David worked through the preparation with us. He was a patient guide to various options in terms of how we might conduct and tailor our ceremony. We were able to integrate our daughter into the ceremony at David’s suggestion - this was very important to us. On the day David was a wonderful celebrant, the ceremony was beautifully conducted and David calmly guided us throughout. We would highly recommend David, he made our special day truly special!
Amelia
Amelia K. Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Personal and meaningful ceremony from David

David was the most wonderful celebrant to lead our wedding ceremony in July. When we first met David online, we instantly felt at ease and he quickly understood our values, outlook and plans for the ceremony. We had a few clear ideas of what we wanted for the ceremony and he worked with us using his extensive experience to create a ceremony that was so meaningful, personal and memorable for us and our guests.
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.
Sarah
Sarah D. Sent on 05/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Outdoor Ceremony of my dreams

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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
Joe
Joseph L. Sent on 24/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A perfect day!

David was fantastic! We cannot recommend him enough! From our initial conversations we knew that he was going to be great and he kept on delivering, going above and beyond to make our day perfect. David brought so much more to our wedding ceremony than we could have hoped. Having learnt about us during our first conversations he spent hours researching Nepalese wedding rituals that we could incorporate into our ceremony to honour my wife’s Nepalese heritage. It was way more than we expected and it was perfectly delivered.
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
Rob
Rob K. Sent on 09/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A great wedding

From the first meeting to the big day, David was excellent. He asked questions to get to know us and our story, and crafted a wonderful service for us, even playing the music we requested and cueing them up perfectly.
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.
Chelsea
Chelsea T. Sent on 07/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A Superb Wedding Celebrant

We chose David as our wedding celebrant because on first meeting, he was very friendly, professional and thorough. What's so lovely about David's celebrant service, is that he really cares about every detail of your love story, and begins your marriage ceremony by telling this story to your guests. He also offers advice and help with writing your personalised wedding vows. He also provides you with a beautiful printed booklet of the content of your marriage service after your wedding (this is lovely to look through afterwards). I would definitely recommend David to couples who need a wedding celebrant because I know they'd be in good hands - he leaves no stone unturned in planning your perfect ceremony.
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Emma T. Sent on 07/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful ceremony

We didn't know much about celebrant led weddings until we found David, it was a really interesting coincidence when I came across his website as I recognised his face and realised that he was one of my teachers from secondary school several years ago! I saw this as a sign and decided he had to be the one to marry us! David was great right from the first contact, we had a meeting at our venue (my Mum's farm) and he was extremely informative (just like I remember) and everything sounded great so we booked in. A few months before the wedding we had a zoom meeting to go through our love story so that David could write a bespoke ceremony for us, which on our wedding day did not disappoint! We were completely blown away with the amount of thought that went into the beautiful words. We had many compliments throughout the day about how touching and special it was.
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
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