606 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.
Jay is amazing at what he does, even in a pinch when everyone is scrambling d/t hurricane Florence. Thank you so much!!!! We had an amazing day!
Thank you Angie!!! You and John made me feel like part of the family. Come on back to the Outer Banks when we don't have a hurricane on the way. All my best to you in the journey ahead. Beach hugs, Jay
Reverend Jay did an awesome job with my parents surprise vow renewal! Very easy to work with did a great job with the ceremony!
Thank you Rhiannon. I'm still in awe of the incredible sky that evening over the ocean when we took your group shots. So glad you and your parents got that special treat. Loved sharing the moment. Jay
While picking up our marriage license we heard the news of the evacuation, immediately I had called Jay to share the news and create a new plan. Jay was super helpful and was able to come to our house that night at 5pm to be our officiant (2 days prior to scheduled wedding). He went above and beyond to ensure we still had a beautiful ceremony in such short notice. I would recommend him to all couples!!
Thank you, Hillary. It was a crazy couple of days, but you got your toes in the sand just like you wanted and now you and Kyle are married!!! The preliminary photos I've seen of the wedding day are amazing. Ya'll take good care of each other. I have a feeling that the name "Florence" will not be on the top ten list of potential child names some day. (smile). Beach hugs, Jay
Rev. Jay Bowman did an amazing job officiating our wedding! We couldn’t be happier with everything he did. He is very helpful, polite, and funny! We absolutely loved him! We couldn’t have asked for a better ceremony, even with hurricane Florence beginning! Highly recommend him for your special day!
Thank you, Chelsea! So cool that it all came together before the storm got here, and you were a Gorgeous Bride! May the road ahead be amazing for you and Dustin! All my best to you both, Jay.
Not only was our day beautiful and sunny, but the flowers and Rev Jay were so spot on. He was so joyous and made the whole ceremony go smoothly.
Thank you, Kim!!! Means a lot to me that you are so happy with how you were taken care of. Happy Trails to you both! Jay
Rev Jay was THE BEST! We couldn’t be happier with our choice to have you officiate our wedding and our guests are still talking about how awesome and unique our ceremony was! Thank you so much!!
Yay! Mission Accomplished! So glad you are happy with how things worked out. So honored to have been your guy. Thank you!!!! Jay
So wonderful !!! Can’t say enough!! Jay made the ceremony feel so personal, joyful and energetic!!! He made it so memorable :)
Thank you Michelle! You and Alex were a pleasure to be with the whole way through the journey. So glad it all worked out so perfectly for you. The Sanderling beach in Duck will always be a very special place for the two of you. All my very best, Jay.
Jay was very awesome at everything he did for us. He was very helpful with everything we needed. Explained how everything was gonna go and made sure we understood. Very much recommend!!!!
Thank you, Adrienne!!! Amazing how it all turned out. Take good care of each other and those beautiful children. Jay
Rev. Jay Bowman was truly wonderful! We loved having him officiate our wedding, he was super personable and put on an amazing ceremony for us. (: Working with him to get our ceremony together was simple and it was easy to always get in touch with him to get any questions answered, also working with Mary for the ceremony set-up was great! The floral arrangements (including the bouquet, boutonnières, & the flowers on the arch) were beautiful and the arch with the drapes and overall ceremony set-up was lovely - we would definitely recommend them to anyone who plans to have a wedding in the OBX.
Killer review! Thank you, Stormi. It was a great day in Duck, and you and Justin were so appreciative and easy-going. Made my job easy and fun. Your photos of the honeymoon were amazing. Take good care of each other and get on back to the Outer Banks when you take some time off from Crossfit competitions! Beach hugs, Jay.
We loved working with Rev. Jay he was an amazing officiant. Loved how open he was and how he could answer all the questions. We wouldn't have wanted anyone else.
Thank you Noah and Paige. So glad you had a beautiful evening on the beach to enjoy while you promised everything to each other. Ya'll come back and see us again. I know Ohio is nice, but you need some beach time, too! Your friend, Jay.
Rev Jay is exceptional! We could not have been happier with the service from initial contact to parting hugs. Would recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation.
Thanks so much for the shout out, Adam. You and Reka were so fun to celebrate with. Hope you saw the fun video of your dog digging the wedding aisle out on FaceBook or Instagram. Too funny. Enjoyed you and your crew so much. All my best to you in the journey ahead. Jay
Rev. Jay performed a relatively impromptu christening for our daughter last week. He fit us into his schedule, answered all of my questions about how a ceremony outside of the church would work, and gave us a beautiful ceremony we will cherish for a long time.
Truly an honor to be with you, the family, and little Grace. Loved it, and thank you for the very kind review. Such a cool life moment. Big hugs, Jay.
Rev Jay was absolutely incredible. Every guest at our wedding had great things to say to him. He asked us ahead of time how we would like our big day to be and we told him semi traditional, but very relaxed and fun. He beyond exceeded our expectations. He is so personable and we felt like we had known him for years.
Thank you, Olivia and Rob. It was a really hot day, but even a hotter Promise! Ya'll have fun living it out. So honored to have been your guide during such an important life moment. Big trust! Big love! Your friend, Jay
Jay was the perfect person to marry us. He helped create a very intimate yet inclusive environment with our small party. He is extremely charismatic and all heart. We made the best decision in choosing him.
Thank you, Kim. I'm so glad you could sense that I brought my heart to the moment along with you and your family. What a great day on the beach! You and Steve take good care of each other! Beach blessings, Jay.
Jay did an awesome job! I planned a surprise vow renewal for my wife on the beach. I asked Jay to arrive in disguise as a photographer there for some group photos. Jay pulled it off and made for an easy transition. Everything was great! Thanks Jay!!
I'm not a real photographer, but I did have a nice stay at the Holiday Inn. Ha! That was such a fun evening and one I won't forget. What an awesome evening surprise for Laura on Hatteras Island. Loved it. I'll be sending some of those 'professional photos' soon (smiling). Don't ever take each other for granted! Honored that our paths crossed. All my best, Jay-the-photographer-wannabe
Reverand Jay Bowman and his company I do OBX are the people you need for your wedding ceremony!!! My husband and I got married in the OBX about two weeks ago and had the BEST experience with rev. Jay. The ceremony decor was BEAUTIFUL, but most importantly, the way he conducted the ceremony had my guests raving about him for days!!! He made the ceremony fun and really meaningful, just how I wanted it. Rev Jay is very prompt at responding and he was a joy to work with. THANK YOU AGAIN REV JAY FOR MAKING OUR WEDDING CEREMONY SOMETHING WE WILL NEVER FORGET!
My pleasure, Rossana. I meant what I said during the ceremony..."I wish you would come be my neighbors!" It was such a great day and loved every minute of it with you. Thanks again for the big trust. Now go make it count! (I know you will). Your friend, Jay
Jay was by far the best guy I could had asked for when looking for a wedding officiant. He was very professional and he makes it seem like you have known him forever. Our wedding ceremony was like my fairy tale wedding dream come true because of him and his crew. I highly recommend him you will not be disappointed.
Fairy Tale Dream Weddings really do come true...and I'm so glad yours did. Thank you for the very sweet review. It was an amazing day on the beach and you are very blessed with the family and friends surrounding you. Please have Justin give you a big hug for me. All my best, Jay
Rev. Jay is the absolute COOLEST, downright RADDEST, and more importantly SWEETEST Rev. there is in all of the Outer Banks! He knows how to feel out the ceremony and choosing of the exact words to say to make your guests smile from ear to ear. While so many of my guests raved about the venue, I received so many compliments and joyful comments about Rev. Jay! You’d be missing out on a ceremony of a lifetime if you choose anyone other than Rev. Jay!
And that’s a PROMISE!!
Don't hold back, Sarah; tell us how you really feel! hahahaha! Your review is awesome and I can't thank you enough for trusting me with such a Giant Life Moment. We were a good team, and your Mom was amazing in pulling off so many of the details. I hope our paths cross again some day. All my best to you and Josh. Your friend, Jay
The experience the Rev. Jay impacted everyone at the beach that day has no words to explain how amazing it was.
Thanks a million Jay
You're soooo welcome, Nick. Honored to have been your guy for the big evening. We kept honor to the moment, but we had FUN, too! Loved it. Jay
Rev. jay did a beautiful job officiating our wedding!
Thank you, Tiffany!
Using jay bowman to affiliate our wedding was a blessing. Very knowledgeable and helpful. We would highly recommend using jay he made our wedding formal yet with the brush or fresh air exciting. He was exactly what we wanted along with our family to make a great day
Thank you so much, Lewis. What a great moment on the beach with you, Debbie, and the family. Don't ever forget it, bro. All my best to you both! Jay
Jay is THE BEST. I highly recommend Jay to any bride or groom. Jay took our vision for our very small intimate wedding and made it into a day we will never forget. Our kids still talk about it at the dinner table!! If I could give 10 stars I would! Thank you Jay for being part of our very special day.
Totally my honor. Your kids are AMAZING! Whatever you are doing, keep on doing it. Tell them all I said hi, and you and Joel give each other a hug for me. Hope our paths cross again some day. Thank You!!! Jay
If it was possible to leave more than a five-star review, I would! Jay was all we wanted and more. For the last year and a half, he maintained communication and made me feel completely at ease about having a wedding hours away from home. The rehearsal was a wonderful touch too. Jay was quick and to the point while still showing us exactly what we needed to do the day of. We had five bridesmaids, five groomsman, and around 70 guests, but we all mastered everything in such a short time with Jay’s help. On our wedding day, Jay checked in with both of us prior to the ceremony and was really comforting! The ceremony was perfect. Jay was extremely personable, and all of our guests couldn’t stop raving about how we chose the perfect officiant for our ceremony. Seriously, if you are looking to get married in the Outer Banks, CHOOSE REV. JAY! From the day we met him, he felt like an extended member of our family. You will not be disappointed.
Thanks again, Jay! You made our day beyond perfect! -Eric & Amanda
Amanda, can I hire you as my PR Director?! Ha! Thank you so much for the very sweet and thoughtful review. You, Eric, and the wedding party were soooo much fun from the very start. It was truly an epic moment on the beach that you'll always cherish (and Josh didn't lose the rings!!!). I hope to cross paths with both of you some day in the future. In the meantime, take good care of each other....and make it count. I know you will. Your friend, Jay.
amazing reverin would do it all over again that’s how easy he made it!!!! i wouldn’t choose anyone but jay!!!!!
Sure do appreciate the quick shout out, Jackie. You, Ryan, and the kids were awesome and I loved being your guy! Keep on taking good care of each other. Maybe I'll be standing next to the ocean with you in another 10 years. My very best, Jay.