540 Reviews for Rev. Jay Bowman
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The one... the only... Officiant on the OBX Jay Bowman! There are no words to describe his charismatic personality, his enthusiasm, and his passion for making your wedding ceremony beyond your expections. Jay places himself In a position where you feel like you have known him forever and truly becomes part of your "family." He was definitely a highlight of our special day and loved by all who attended . If you are looking for the officiant, look no further! JAY BOWMAN IS THE MAN! He will forever be in our hearts!
Awe, what a glowing and sweet review. And I loved what you said to me in those last minutes before the wedding started while you were getting the final touches on your hair done. You said "Jay, I'm so calm inside and excited about the real meaning of this day. That's the way it should be!" Yup, and that's the way it was. May you and Bryan have a zillion wonderful moments in the journey ahead. Thank you again for trusting me with your wedding day. Big hugs, Jay.
Rev. Jay was awesome! He was able to make our ceremony personal, light-but meaningful and so much fun without even meeting us in person! Thank you so much Jay!!
Yes, sometimes it doesn't work out for me to meet couples until the day of the wedding, but it always works out, and you did great! Thank you so much for taking the time to write the sweet review. Wishing you both all the very best that life has to offer. Big time! Jay
Rev Jay was the perfect officiant for our ceremony. However, he became so much more than that, he became our friend. His sincerity and personal attention to us and our family was priceless. Thank you Jay, you made our day truly ours!! God bless...
My pleasure, Jeff, and you're right, you and Janna were far more than just clients to me. Loved every moment. Thank you so much for taking the time to send a review. Your words are soooo appreciated. All my best to both of you! Your friend, Jay
Reverend Jay is simply the best! His sincerity and passion are unmatched. He is organized, flexible, and just a pleasure to be around. He establishes a connection with you that feels like you've known him forever. His process and procedures allow for a personalized and relaxed ceremony. I'm so appreciative of his service and so glad he married us! Reverend Jay should be your pick!!!
Thank you, Alainia. You and Scott allowed me to take care of you in a huge life moment and it was such an honor for me, especially since I hold such a special place in my heart for those who serve our great country. I hope our paths cross again some day. All the very best! Your friend, Jay
I wanted to surprise my wife and renew our vows after 10 years. Jay was absolutely awesome. He kept in contact with me for 6 months to make sure we were on the same page. I was a little nervous being so far away but he made sure everything was taken care of from start to finish. To put the icing on the cake, the man stood in the rain with high tide splashing on us to give my wife and our family one of the most memorable moments of our lives. Even added a little extra to the event with his surprise approach. Thanks again Jay for being there for us. You are a awesome man.
To watch Alison jump around so excited that you would plan something so special for her was something I'll remember for a long time. And she wasn't the only one with happy tears in her eyes. Everyone was over-the-top happy! I don't say this a whole lot, but I wish you two were my neighbors. Thank you for the stellar review, and I hope we meet up again some day. All my best to you, brother! (give Alison a hug for me!). Your friend, Jay
Jay was AMAZING! His passion for creating a memorable experience was evident throughout the entire process. Even Mother Nature couldn’t dampen the mood!
Awww...you're the best, Mel. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Loved being with you and the family last evening. Can't wait to see some of Tom's photos of us laughing in the ceremony. Big hugs. Jay
Rev Jay was fantastic at making my daughter and son-in-law’s vow renewal a memorable experience. Thank you Jay for helping us all remember the beauty of the last 15 years, even if it was on the porch! Ha!
Thank you so much, Tammy. Loved being with you and the family!!!
Rev Jay....what can I say? HE IS SIMPLY THE BEST!!!!! I planned my wedding in the Outer Banks from the west coast via email and I didn't speak to Jay not once on the phone but when I finally met him on the big day it was like I had known him forever! He is just such a cool dude and made everything wonderful even though it was a cloudy day threatening to rain! At the reception everyone could not stop complementing us on the ceremony and how they just loved Rev Jay!!! Thank you Rev Jay, you are the best!!! [Rev. Jay works with I Do OBX Weddings to perfect your big day and it was the easiest and best experience I've ever had planning such an event.]
Jenna, you Rock! Thank you for the very sweet review. I could not be happier that you are so pleased with how it all played out. You and Michael have an amazing journey ahead of you. Make it count! I absolutely know you will, cause I'm a big fan! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your friend, Jay.
Top class in all respects ,
The actual service was way beyond what we had thought that we would get on the day .It was a fun ,easy atmosphere, generated by Rev Jay .
Having attended other family weddings out of town in the past two years it was agreed by all guests they would have liked to have had him officiate for them .
Not planning to do it again but if I did, Rev jay Bowman would be my go to choice . lol .R.
Means a whole lot, Roger. Thank you so much for the great review my friend. My parents drilled into my brother and me to always deliver more than what people expect. I'm glad you felt that you were cared for like that. Hope to see you again some day on the Outer Banks. Enjoy the journey! Jay
Rev Jay was seriously amazing and made our ceremony very personalized and special! We couldn’t have picked better! Thank you Rev Jay!
Thank you so much, Niki. I've never seen so many cute flower girls in a wedding, and you were gorgeous. Can't wait to see the photos. Thank you for the big trust! Jay
Rev. Jay was very professional and courteous for our vow renewal ceremony. He kept in contact with me clear up to the time of the ceremony due to the changing weather and having it on the beach. We had a beautiful ceremony with his wonderful words of encouragement even though it was windy and the ocean waves were roaring. Thank you to Rev. Jay Bowman we will never forget the eventful ceremony and his calming ways.
Thank you, Angi! I'm so glad you leaned into that wind to capture that very special moment on the beach. So fun for me to see how you and Clark have such a great relationship with your grown up daughters. Love it! Thank you for choosing me to guide you through that evening. Truly an honor. Keep on taking great care of each other. Jay
Rev Jay was AMAZING!! He personalized the ceremony exactly how we wanted it and truly made our wedding day special. Hands down- he is the officiant to book for your Outer Banks wedding!
It was a great day in Nags Head, and I appreciate your trust. I knew we were going to hit a home run when we met at the Wedding Expo back in January. Ya'll take good care of each other and thank you again for taking the time to write the review. Sooooo appreciated. Big beach hugs, Jay
Reverend Jay Bowman was amazing! You can tell he really enjoys his job and it shows! He made our wedding ceremony special in a way that my husband and I will never forget! We are from Pittsburgh and he was so accommodating since we couldn't come down prior to the wedding! Very pleased!
Thank you so much Kristin. Enjoy the journey ahead. It's going to be a great one. Much love. Jay
Excellent ceremony, fun from start to finish:). Jay was easy to hear, and spoke from the heart!
Thank you Stephanie and Ryan!!! See you around the hood! Jay
I’m so grateful Jay was our reverend. He was passionate, caring, professional, helpful, and most of all made our day perfect! Thankyou so much Jay for putting your whole heart into our family and Ceremony! It was absolutely beautiful. Sharing the words Richard and I had to say about each other was so touching. Wouldn’t change a thing!
I wouldn't change anything either! You and Richard were so great to team with for the Big Day. Treated me like family, and went the extra mile to be appreciative. Loved being your officiant! Thank you for the very sweet review. Ya'll go out there and enjoy the journey as ONE! Blessings, Jay
Rev. Jay was great! Recommend!!!
Thank you Jodi and Shaun. Go make it count. I know you will. Jay.
Jay Bowman was our officiant for our wedding on June 2, 2018 and we couldn’t have asked for anyone better! He kept the guests entertained and made sure we knew what stage we were at during the ceremony. I would recommend him to anyone getting married in his area!
I love that Shaka Photo!!! And thank you for the very kind review. It was a great day at Vista Creek and I thank you for trusting me with such a huge life moment. So fun. Big hugs, Jay
Thank you Jay for making our vow renewal such an amazing unforgettable experience. Your kindness and inclusiveness toward our children was much appreciated. We would recommend you to anyone who asked.
It was an honor to stand tall with you and your children that fine day on the beach. Loved how you involved the kids in the ceremony and appreciate the way you treated me like a friend. Here's to 18 more!!! Beach hugs, Jay
Working with Jay was a wonderful experience. Planning even a small ceremony from another state, was very stressful. Once I spoke to Jay on the phone, I knew there was no reason to look any further for the right person to perform our ceremony. He was professional, courteous, responsive, and took the time to get to know our story so he could tailor our ceremony to us. When you meet Jay in person, it only takes a few minutes to see how much he loves what he does. He has a very calming demeanor and during the ceremony he engaged not just us, but everyone who was there. I cannot say enough great things about him, and neither could our guests!
Yay! Mission Accomplished! So glad you are happy with everything and thank you so much for the very sweet review. Means a ton to me. You and Randy take good care of each other!!! I know you will. Big hugs, Jay
Rev Jay did an amazing job officiating our beach wedding at the Outer Banks. From the minute we talked to him we knew he would be great! However, he surpassed our expectations. He truly is amazing at what he does. He loves what he does and it pours over not only onto the bride and groom but with all the guest as well. My dad had fun throwing in some jokes throughout the wedding and he stayed on his toes the whole time! It was a slight rain the whole ceremony but because of Jay’s great personality no one even cared! Thank you Jay for giving us these wonderful memories to cherish!
What rain?!!! Ha! You're right, none of us cared because that little sprinkle didn't take away anything from your wedding day. You brought that huge promise with you and we celebrated! Loved the moment. All of it. Such an honor. Big beach hugs, Jay.
To all the brides out there looking for the absolute best wedding officiant... Rev. Jay is the one!!! Rev. Jay made our wedding ceremony SO special! He is a true professional and you can tell he loves what he does. My husband and I haven't stopped talking about how amazing Rev. Jay made our ceremony. It felt like we had known him for years and years. Definitely go for the package that includes a rehearsal before your big day - It allowed us to feel comfortable with the flow of the ceremony. We cannot wait to be back in the OBX and have a vow renewal with him!
Sometimes I meet people who leave a long lasting mark on my life. You and Kyle are some of those people. Thank you for inviting me into one of the most special moments of your lives. What an evening on the beach!! Can't wait to see the video that Chris and Chris pull off. May the journey ahead of you be all that you've dreamed of and more. Thank you for being you. Your friend, Jay
My fiance’ was perusing the OBX magazines on one of our many trips to the outer banks when she came across one of Reverend Jay’s advertisements. We reviewed the information on Rev. Jay’s website and watched the video. We spoke with Rev. Jay on the phone and were both totally convinced that we couldn’t go with anyone else. Rev. Jay made our wedding day very special and very memorable. Thanks Jay!!!
You're so welcome, Paul. Means a lot to me that you took the time to write a review, and far more that you trusted me with your wedding day. Loved how it all turned out. Take good care of each other. I have no doubt you will. All my best to you and Alissa. Your friend, Jay
Rev Jay was a dream to work with. Living in Nashville we didn't have the opportunity to meet Jay until the day before the wedding. When we started planning a year ago and I came across his website I knew immediately he was the one I wanted to work with. He was always very responsive and helped put us at ease planning from so far away. Even now days later, guests are still commenting and complimenting on how amazing he was!! I will always recommend him to anyone who gets married in this area. And if you're a destination wedding couple, I highly recommend him. He made the whole process feel so easy!
Thank you so much, Megan. It all came together and you and Mike made me feel like family. And what a beautiful venue to have everything: Vista Creek. Thank you for trusting me with your wedding day. Such a huge compliment. You two take really good care of each other. I know you will. Big hugs, Jay
We can't praise Rev Jay Bowman enough. He was extremely professional and experienced in his work. He took the time to go through everything in detail, from wedding vows to the ceremony tips and insights, he knows it all and is happy to pass on his expertise to you to make sure your day goes flawlessly. We had a small wedding, with no rehearsal yet with his guidance, it was beautiful and perfect in every way. He took control of the ceremony and made sure everyone was on the same page, from the groom, and to the wedding party. He kept reminding me it was my day and was happy to accommodate every detail of my vision. The ceremony was one straight out of fairy tail, it was Romantic, personable, and comedic. We would not have wanted it any other way. Our guests we’re blown away. (Shell yeah)
Please look no further Jay is your man!
With love Renee & Russell
YUP....this will be one of my favorite reviews of the whole year, and it totally made me smile when you wrote "Shell Yeah!" Still smiling now as I write this note. Russ, you have your hands full (ha!), but in a wonderful way. You are one of a kind, Renee, and I loved being your officiant. We were a great team. Love you guys! Your friend, Jay.
If you are getting married in OBX I strongly recommend having Rev Jay as your officiant! Rev Jay provided us with a lovely, funny, heartwarming, and meaningful ceremony. Thank you, Rev Jay, for making our day so special!!!
We were a good team, Sarah! :) Thank you for the very sweet review. We had a lot of honor to the ceremony, but we had FUN, too! Yay! Jay