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Rev. Jay Bowman

Kitty Hawk, NC View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$440 Typical Price

The coolest and happiest couples in the world come to get married on the Outer Banks. Let's make your day FUN, comfortable, full of honor, and totally taylored to fit you from start to finish. Watch a few of the videos here on Wedding Wire or on my website and you'll see what I mean. It's going to be an epic day for you, and I hope to be standing there barefoot on the beach with you! Can't wait to hear your story. :)

Experience
Rev. Jay Bowman completed his undergraduate studies at Asbury College in Kentucky and right after, did seminary work at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. Through a small but solid denomination with Swedish Lutheran roots, he got his ordination credentials. With decades of experience in the church, he now delights in joining couples together in matrimony.

Services Offered
Rev. Jay Bowman performs several wedding types such as civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, vow renewals, and many more. The licensed reverend also helps couples with customizing their vows upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the typical price for your wedding services?

$440

What is the starting price for your wedding services?

$395

Does starting price include the ceremony rehearsal?

No

What is the starting price for ceremony rehearsals?

$295

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

Non-religious
Interfaith
Ceremony Rehearsal
Vow Renewal
Civil Union
Single Religion

What services do you provide?

Allow Couples' Own Vows
Licensed

What religious affiliations do you serve?

Agnostic
Anglican
Baptist
Catholic
Episcopalian
Evangelical
Jewish
Lutheran
Methodist
Mormon
No Denomination
Orthodox Christian
Presbyterian
Quaker

On average, how long are wedding ceremonies you officiate?

Less than 30 mins.

In which states are you licensed?

FL
NC

What languages do you speak?

English

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    Lynsi Getting married on 08/13/2022
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    Jay was great! He was such an ease to work with, and made a stressful time calm and inviting! All of my wedding guests complimented on how energetic and fun he was. I would recommend him a million times over!

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Awesome! And I wish you a million blessings during your fun journey ahead together. Thank you!!!!! All my best, Jay
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    Jodi V. Married on 06/17/2022
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    His kindness can light up a room

    Jay is such a great officiant. I felt so comfortable and so did the rest of my family and fiance. He was patient and kind. He made us smile and laugh. By the end of the ceremony my sister's husband started thinking about renewing their vows. I am so pleased with our choice of an officiant. He was born to do this job. You will not be disappointed with Rev. Jay Bowman. When I went to get the marriage license the ladies in the office raved about him always competing everything with no errors.

    Photo credit to Jr Photography in Cincinnati, OH Joe Randolph

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Thank you for the sweet review, Jodi. You and Tommy were 'in the moment', and I loved seeing that as we stood there next to the ocean. Loved the basket of goodies you sent home with me (Boone loved his ball toy!). Take great care of each other, and come back and see us here on the Outer Banks some day. Blessings, Jay.

Awards

  • 1,090
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2013 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2012 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2011 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2010 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2009 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Kolby & Brittany
    65 photos · 05/26/2022
  • Zack & Stephanie
    132 photos · 03/11/2022
  • Jason & Ashely
    63 photos · 09/01/2019
  • Hunter & Lauren
    30 photos · 07/25/2016

Professional Network & Endorsements

47 Endorsements
Hairoics Salon & Spa Hairoics Salon & Spa Wedding Hair & Makeup

Rev. Jay Bowman encompasses everything you could ask for in a wedding officiant. We consider Jay to be the gold standard! The ceremony that he performs will resonate with the Bride, Groom, family and guests throughout the years to follow.

Black Pelican Catering Black Pelican Catering Wedding Caterers

As we work many of the caters on the Outer Banks are blessed to work with so many different vendors. Rev Jay Bowman is most definitely one of the best (if not the best) wedding officiants on the whole OBX. He not only makes your day one of a kind, he also makes you feel like he is part of the family!! We have and always will refer Rev Jay Bowman as the first pick for officiants!

Roanoke Island Festival Park Roanoke Island Festival Park Park & Outdoor Weddings

Rev. Jay does a top notch job. We always enjoy having him out to Festival Park

Map

142 Baycliff Tr. Kitty Hawk, NC, 27948
2522166676
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