Numerous engaged couples are looking to wedding Celebrants rather than taking the traditional route of a civil wedding or church wedding.
David Abel is my number one go to Celebrant and even programmed on my speed dial. He truly cares about each client, he takes the time to get to know their story, and he helps each couple create a unique ceremony that is special and personalised to them and only them.
David is extremely reliable, punctual, eloquent, and personable. You're in great hands with this man!


Erika - Wedding Planner

I had the pleasure of working with the lovely Mr David Abel on Friday - and I mean pleasure... what a fantastic man he is.
The service he held at Rollright stones was a mix of laughter, tears and joy, exactly what a wedding should be!
He looked amazing and wore a kilt in the pouring rain and stormy winds - the epitome of brave!
Thank you for being such a pleasure to be around David, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to everyone!

Aimee Kirkham Oxford-Photography

Hi David,
Just wanted to chime in with my personal thanks.  Our guests were blown away by the ceremony!  We can't thank you enough for making our vision of our ceremony come alive.
With heartfelt gratitude, Carrina

Hi David,
We wanted to thank you so much for being celebrant at our wedding. You made it as special as we had hoped and wish you the very best for future weddings!
All the very best, Simon

Carrina & Simon

We found a wonderful celebrant, David Abel (Creative Ceremonies). With him we created our own bespoke wedding ceremony. David has a great sense of humour and we felt totally at ease on the day with him in charge. It was a great experience making our vows in a personal way to us. We even included a Celtic hand fasting, which is how people literally “tied the knot” 1000s of years ago.

Steff & Jeff

Sarah & Simon

Rollright Stones, Oxfordshire.

Shaun and Sarah

Dear David,  Thank you so much for making our day so special.  Everyone came up to us later and said ‘what a lovely man ‘ and ‘we’ve never heard such a fantastic service’.  The whole service was full of compassion, warmth and yet with the necessary amount of seriousness.  Absolutely fantastic.  People said ‘you must have known him for years'. So, David, what a success!  We cannot thank you enough.  You were magnificent and truly made our day even better than we could have imagined.
We wish you all the best for the future and for all the happy couples who will benefit from your kindnesses over the coming years.

Tony & Penny Doyle

David - thank you so much for creating such a beautiful ceremony for us both last Saturday.

We wanted to let you know now how much we really appreciated it.
So many of our friends and family commented on how beautiful the ceremony was, and both Ed and I felt it was incredibly meaningful to us both.

A million thanks

Sherryl & Ed

David,  just got the family around last night to watch the DVD.  We were very pleased!
The sound quality was fantastic and the shot was lined up perfectly!

Thanks again so much for performing the ceremony.
We couldn't have picked a better celebrant or location.  Cheers,

Chris and Stacie Burris

Nettle Hill, Ansty

photo by David Abel on iPhone

Judith and Paul

Studley Castle, Warwickshire

photo by Simon, st.photography.org

Dawn and Matthew

Wokefield Park, Reading

photo by David Abel on iPhone

Severine and Adolpho

Words cannot express our appreciation, gratitude and how thankful we are to you. Apparently almost everyone were in tears.

Our ceremony which was exactly as we wanted it, actually more beautiful than we had ever imagined.  You helped make our day very special and memorable, to treasure forever.

We are so happy we chose you to marry us. God Bless You.
Love, Raymond & Mischiel x

photo courtesy of weddingphotographerduo

Raymond & Mischiel

Merriscourt, Sarsden, Chipping Norton

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Lauren and Henry

Houghton Manor, Houghton, Wirral

photo by David Abel on iPhone

Holly and Martin

Banbury Cricket Club, Bodicote

photo courtesy of www.tudorphotography.co.uk

Clare & Mark

Danesfield Hotel, Marlow, Buckinghamshire

photo by David Abel on iPhone

Celia and William

Rollright Stones, Chipping Norton

Photo Courtesy of www.oxford-photography.co.uk

Dnyan and Martin

Wedding + Handfasting

Brinkworth Hall
Near York

Natalie & Gavin

Nettle Hill Conference Centre
Ansty, Warwickshire

Wendie & Steve

Celtic Handfasting

Luckley Farm

Loretta and Glyn

David - we would like to extend our deepest gratitude to you for the most romantic and touching ceremony we could have imagined. We knew we wanted a unique ceremony that reflects our adventurous, creative, and even quirky personalities but also is a manifestation of our deep love for one another. When we came across you, we knew our search was over. From the first time we spoke through to the day of our wedding your organization, dedication, professionalism and true care was beyond our expectations. You not only provided us with guidance and tailor-made our ceremony, but worked with us on all the little things that made our day unique. You went out of your way to bring incense from across the world and provided us with the most beautiful loving cup! Thank you for the wonderful handfasting ceremony and token, which we will keep close at all times. We will hold this day in our hearts forever and please know your involvement contributed immensely to our perfect beginning as a husband and wife.  
Many Blessings, Iskrena and Vladimir (Toronto, Canada). Rowton Castle, Shrewsbury. Photo: Courtesy of www.completephotography.co.uk

Iskrena and Vladimir (Toronto, Canada)

Words cannot express our appreciation, gratitude and how thankful we are to you. Apparently almost everyone were in tears. Our ceremony which was exactly as we wanted it, actually more beautiful than we had ever imagined.  You helped make our day very special and memorable, to treasure forever. We are so happy we chose you to marry us. God Bless You. Love, Raymond & Mischiel x

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Raymond & Mischiel

Buckhill Shelter
The Italian Gardens,
Hyde Park, London

Laura and Lee

25 year Vow Renewal

Shona and Martyn

Tregenna Castle
St. Ives, Cornwall

Ana and Nick

The Grange, Cardiff, Wales

Hayley and Nathan

Bodicote Cricket Club

Samantha and Edward

I wanted to write and thank you for the wonderful job you did at our wedding.

You were very organised and your regular emails to plan the ceremony helped to keep us on track and really think about how we wanted to say our vows and what was important to us.

We were both so pleased with the final version of the ceremony and all the beautiful words that were said.

The ceremony really was the highlight of the day for us both.

You were very professional and managed to put us both at ease. Many of our guests commented on what a wonderful balance of love and laughter our ceremony held. Thank you so much for your wonderful skills and professionalism in helping to make our day one we will never forget! Kind regards, Carrie

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Carrie & Lawrence

Regrettably, no photographs of the couple permitted.

Guests arrived on these two amazing buses

Nikki and Matthew

We were really pleased and felt blessed to have David agree to be our officiant. With over 25 years of experience, he's a real wedding guru.
He was a real inspiration to us and a great source of advice backed by an impressive 40 years of marriage, three children and seven grandchildren.
David took a lot of time and energy to ensure that our ceremony reflected our values and that it was meaningful, which we are very grateful for.

Katrina and James (Hull)

Jess and Richard at Rye Hill Golf Club.

Photograph Courtesy of Purepix Photography

Jess and Richard

You were so very reassuring, right from our very first contact. You gave Us the ceremony of our dreams, even when I went to pieces & couldn't speak. I'm happy we found you, David.   All afternoon I had compliments on you & the lovely service and for that I want to again thank you from the bottom of my heart.  You now hold a truly special place within it!

(Photo courtesy of: www.stphotography.org)

Rebecca & Terry (Banbury)

Stoke Place
Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire

Stephanie and Matthew

Andy and I would like to thank David for the most magical, emotional and romantic wedding day. David included traditional & personal elements making it special for us. He captivated our guests many saying it was the best wedding they'd ever attended. He even included our two lovely children in the ceremony which was lovely. We would both highly recommend David's wonderful services to any bride and groom that would like their ceremony to be perfect. Thank you David for making our dream wedding a reality. 

Lindsey & Andy (Isle of Wight)

Kirdford, Sussex

Sarah and Henry

Thank you!

Our ceremony was wonderful and we'll never forget it.

We were very lucky to find you. 

Theresa and William, Preston Court, Canterbury

Secret World

Rebecca and Chris

Thank you so much for being our celebrant. We had the best day of our lives and the ceremony was exactly what we wanted.
Our guests are still talking about how personal and creative it was.
You put us at ease when we first met you and we knew the ceremony would be great and it certainly surpassed our expectations.

Jackie & Toby, Bedford

David's voice and mannerism are so gentle. He's extremely professional, yet grandfatherly and warm. He was professional and flexible and very encouraging of our ideas. He contributed ideas you couldn't possibly conceive of rejecting.

In honesty, I couldn't have been happier with David and we what he brought to the wedding. He set the tone of the wedding, in the exact way we had imagined.
In a way, we'll always love David and will always remember him fondly; for who he is and for the day we last saw him.

Nima Algooneh

David conducted our wedding ceremony here in Florence, Italy. It was a very personal and emotional ceremony, and we couldn't of asked for a more perfect day.
David was very professional, approachable and invaluable throughout the whole planning process. Always available to discuss over the phone, skype or email.
He offered lots of great and unique ideas, and really got to know everybody involved.
We highly recommend David to any couple looking to make their dreams of the perfect and unique wedding ceremony come true. All the best, Sarah


We knew we wanted a different ceremony, something that would reflect our Hindu and Christian beliefs and traditions, but were a bit lost as to how to achieve it.

David was incredibly helpful in listening to our ideas and helping us to shape them into something unique and personal to us; especially our vows.

He was calm and clear on the day and we were delighted with our ceremony.

Ginny and I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are for your involvement in our special day.

We would like to thank you for your warmth, enthusiasm, flexibility and professionalism. You were more than open to our ideas to make our day bespoke for us and worked with us and guided us to a remarkable event that we will cherish forever.

All our friends remark on it being the most memorable and pleasurable celebration of two people committing themselves to one another. Thank you so much.

Patrick and I had exactly five weeks to plan our wedding, as we wanted to elope. David was always available and ready to help.
Patrick and I would highly recommend David at UK Creative Ceremonies to any couple wishing for their dream to become a reality.

We were looking for a celebrant to create a ceremony for us with a difference.
David was perfect for this. From our first meting we were provided with so many options and ideas to help us get started to make our day special.
David really got to know what we wanted as a couple and worked with our ideas.  He was efficient and very attentive in the preparation. The meetings and rehearsals helped to ensure things went smoothly on the day.  The day couldn't have gone any better. Thanks for your help David

Thank you David for making my dream come true and handfasting myself and my hubby in the centre of Stonehenge.

It was a truly magical day not only for the stunning location but for the care and attention to detail David took into ensuring our day was as memorable for us as was humanly possible.   Thank you David xx

(Photo taken at dawn)

Samantha Gilbert, Stoke on Trent

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