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On since 2022

Last update: March 2024

Dave Octave Celebrant is a dynamic London-based wedding celebrant with a gift for showmanship that leaves couples revelling in the spotlight. Invigorated by over 17 years of event management, Dave adores helping individuals make fond memories. His wealth of experience covers an array of interesting roles, including an independent travel agent, radio DJ, hypnotherapist, swing singer, and more. So if you are looking for a professional officiant with style, flair, and a fun, cheeky side, Dave may be exactly what you are looking for.

Services Offered

As a celebrant, this Musical Theatre Society Vice President seeks to learn all about your funny, romantic, heart-warming or downright bonkers story and create the day of your dreams. Through his Dave Octave Celebrant journey, he has worked with many couples, creating fun and memorable ceremonies. His favourites are those that flit from sincerity to laughter to tears to cheers and back to laughter鈥攎uch like the wedding journey. Dave is pleased to be a double award-winner at the inaugural Celebrant Industry Award and a featured celebrant on E4's Married At First Sight UK. He looks forward to helping you host a ceremony unlike any your guests could imagine, with a celebrant, singer, and MC all in one.

As well as your Celebrant, you can have Dave as your Master of Ceremonies and a singer! Get in touch for more details.

  • Black-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned

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East London, Essex, Hertfordshire and Kent

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Reviews for Dave Octave Celebrant

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Sarah H. Sent on 24/07/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The perfect day

From our first online meeting with Dave we knew he was the one. We really felt we clicked. The conversation flowed easily and we both felt at ease immediately. Dave was attentive and interested in us, our lives, and our big day. Dave was wonderful before, during and after our day. I have no doubt at all that, without Dave, our day would have been very different. We felt we were in safe hands and in terms of the ceremony, had nothing to worry about. When we read the script that Dave had written it actually made me cry as it was so touching. We had so many people comment on how wonderful our ceremony was and how much they enjoyed it. If you are considering booking Dave, I would urge you to stop considering and start booking.
Bryony B. Sent on 18/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Cannot fault Dave!

From the moment we met Dave we knew we were in safe hands. Although we didn't get to meet in person before the big day, Dave was there every step of the way to help make sure we were ready. Dave kept the day running smoothly; entertaining our guests, calming our nerves and even saving the day with a blindfold at the last minute for our first touch! He worked so well alongside the staff at the venue, even though he'd never met them, making sure our day was perfect. Our guests loved the ceremony and the humour and story he told of our love, so many happy tears! We honestly can't thank him enough for being such an important part of our special day. He is one in a million!
Sophie R. Sent on 16/10/2022
4.8 out of 5 rating

Dave - a funny, charismatic and invested celebrant.

Dave made our wedding day feel so personal and special to us, we wanted a laid back and fun ceremony which he absolutely delivered. All our friends and family commented on how natural and entertaining he was, whilst also striking the right chord with the emotion of the occasion. Dave has been engaging, committed and very professional throughout the whole process, we would highly recommend him as a celebrant.
Geoff S. Sent on 31/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Extraordinary Celebrant

Dave made us really comfortable when we first met him. His attention to detail was second to none. He had some excellent ideas which helped us to plan the ceremony. All of our guests were really impressed by the ceremony.
Sam M. Sent on 25/10/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dave made the wedding

he made the wedding. Made the ceremony enjoyable but formative at the same time. Humourous, but caring. We had at least 10 different couples ask for Dave's details after. He also helped calm me down before my wife arrived. Couldn't recommend highly enough!!!
Denise W. Sent on 23/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible ceremony, great energy

Dave conducted our wedding ceremony and was also our MC for the day and was incredible. His energy really set the tone of the day which was vibrant, fun and uplifting. Our guests absolutely loved him!

The ceremony itself was heartfelt and funny and he really captured and told our story perfectly. The first draft of the script was spot on, he really understood us as a couple. He also helped us write our own vows which seemed daunting at first. Absolutely loved working with Dave, our day wouldn't have been the same without him!
Gemma B. Sent on 04/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Humorous and thoughtful

Thank you so much Dave. Seamless from start to finish and a great ceremony.
Chloe J. Sent on 13/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The best day ever!

We couldn鈥檛 have asked for more from Dave and are so lucky we had him for our special day! Before the wedding we kept in contact with Dave and he put us at ease with any little worries we had. The script for the ceremony was absolutely perfect - he had our guests engaged and wrote a beautiful, heartfelt ceremony that couldn鈥檛 have been delivered any better. Dave made our ceremony so personal and we had countless people raving about him to us! We honestly couldn鈥檛 have chosen better and would recommend him time after time. Thank you so much for making our special day that bit more perfect.
Alice L. Sent on 18/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Dave made our wedding perfect

Dave was our wedding celebrant and made our wedding EXACTLY what we wanted. Dave took time to understand how we were approaching our wedding planning and what getting married meant to us. The ceremony that he wrote was completely perfect, it summed us up brilliantly. Dave is fun to work with, really thoughtful and works with you to co-create the ceremony that鈥檚 right for you. Our friends and family really loved it, and I know some friends have gone on to book Dave for their wedding. Thanks Dave!
Craig C. Sent on 23/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dave Octave is Fantastic

Dave Octave was an absolute pleasure to work with as our celebrant and toast master and he elevated our entire wedding experience far more than we could have ever anticipated! Dave was punctual, friendly, fun and energetic, bringing a unique flair to the celebration that had all of our guests singing his praises well into the night. Dave put in just as much effort into getting to know our guests and making them feel good as he did with planning our ceremony. I couldn鈥檛 recommend Dave Octave enough to anyone looking to plan an awesome wedding celebration!
Alice C. Sent on 23/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Celebrant, amazing day, everything amazing!!!

Dave was energetic , fun, passionate and experienced, and the most amazing celebrant we could have ever asked for. From our very first call dave gave us sooo much invaluable advice, was reliable, attentive, and spent so much time learning about who my husband and I were and what would work for our ceremony. Dave bought so much fun and energy to the day, and I had so many people come up to me after and say they鈥檇 never seen anything like him and how amazing he was. Thank you so much dave for such an amazing day - we couldn鈥檛 have had the perfect wedding without you!!!
Ayeshah M. Sent on 23/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beyond Perfect

Dave was so thoughtful and treated our vows like he was a ghostwriter for our love story. He is was so personable you trusted him instantly, so much so he鈥檚 now a forever friend. The whole wedding is still raving about him and how personal he made the ceremony - emotional and humorous he brought it all!
Sarah J. Sent on 07/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Utterly brilliant

We are so pleased we found Dave! He is a total gem. We were clueless about where to start with our ceremony, and he helped us put together a funny, touching and unique service that countless guests told us was the best wedding service they'd ever attended. Dave is a brilliant, witty writer, a fantastic presenter and a wonderfully calming presence to have around us before and on the wedding day. He dealt with last-minute changes, nerves and general last-minute-ness with true grace, professionalism and humour. He has a heart of gold and I would tell anybody who has read this far to just go ahead and book him: there is no way you will regret it. Thank you Dave from the bottom of our hearts!
Jermaine H. Sent on 23/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Professional & Fun

Thank you Dave, for making the ceremony easy and fun!
Everyone loved it! 馃槏
Crystal Sent on 23/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Dave is the BEST!

Dave is warm, kind, attentive and the ceremonies he creates are one-of-a-kind!

My husband and I got married in July and all of our wedding guests STILL talk about how amazing our ceremony was, it was everything we could鈥檝e hoped for!

If you want your story told beautifully, with some laughter too- look no further! Dave is also very organised and will have everything sorted for you on the day.

Thanks for everything Dave! - Crystal & Shane xx
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