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Awarded "Best of..." on The Knot, James Davis, The Wedding Pastor, is a wedding officiant based in Virginia Beach, VA. Offering a professional yet personalized service, James enjoys creating a unique, heartfelt ceremony for all of his clients. With 15 years of ministry experience and a long list of happy customers, he can work with you to create the ideal service for your wedding day, helping make one of your most meaningful moments memorable.

Specializing in Christian ceremonies as well as non-religious ceremonies and elopement, James Davis, The Wedding Pastor, enjoys creating services that go above and beyond the norm. Always encouraging his clients to add a little excitement to their day, the last thing he wants your ceremony to be is dull, drab, or boring. Offering consultation sessions, James can work with you to fully understand your plans and desires for your wedding ceremony.

Willing to travel, James Davis, The Wedding Pastor, is always open to working in new venues and locations. Along with modern personalized wedding ceremonies, he also offers elopement services.

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What types of weddings and events do you provide services for?

Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union

What services do you provide?

Premarital Counseling

What religious affiliations do you serve?

No Denomination
Orthodox Christian

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

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Cameron W. Married on 04/01/2023
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the perfect officiant for us

James was amazing for us and really did all he could to help make our wedding feel special. First of all, we were planning our VA wedding all the way from Oregon, and he was great at being available for Zoom calls with us. He also took the time to learn about us as a couple and turned that into a story he told during the ceremony. Several of our guests asked if he was a friend of ours because of how much he knew about our individual personalities and our time together. Overall, our experience with James was completely stress-free, and he absolutely made our wedding day special.
Kasey S. Married on 11/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

James was amazing

James gave my husband and I a beautiful ceremony. We felt so connected the entire ceremony all because of James' message he was giving and the story he told about my husband and I. When we met with James he ensured our story was told in a way we would enjoy, which was very important to us. He was extremely responsive and professional with not only ourselves, but our wedding venue. The process was seamless, we did not have to worry about anything! We highly recommend the 757 Wedding Pastor for all of your officiant needs!
Julia Married on 09/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best Officiant

We luckily found James through the internet and were so glad that he was available for our wedding day.

He took the time to sit down with us over a zoom call to get to know us and our love story. He also provided great guidance in the wedding planning process as far as getting a marriage license, etc.

During the cocktail hour our guest couldn’t stop raving about what a great ceremony it was and that it was the best ceremony they’ve been apart of. James made the ceremony personal, funny and enjoyable.

Thank you James for making our day so perfect!!

We highly recommend James to anyone planning a wedding.
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