578 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.
I have to say Rev. Jay Bowman was such a good choice. He showed up and instantly clicked with our family, honestly felt like he was part of us. He was very professional, had a great personality and helped us generally through a very busy, nervous, hectic day with ease.
I am not sure if these reviews are posted online in their entirety, but seriously if your on the fence on who to choose I would say pick Jay. He will make the day great, 5 out of 5!
Thank you so much, David. You and Elizabeth were so fun, and it was an incredibly authentic moment in the intimate setting on the beach. Sure do appreciate you trusting me with it. Long live Star Wars! Give Elizabeth a hug for me. Your friend, Jay
Our experience with Jay could not have been better. He was genuinely interested in making our ceremony everything we wanted it to be. He did an amazing job including our family, and he found the perfect balance between making everyone feel comfortable and maintaining reverence for the occasion. We highly recommend Reverend Jay for your special day!
Thank you, Megan. Ya'll were a joy to be with and I loved being in that very cool beach moment with you. Looking forward to seeing the photos that Natalie took. So awesome that ya'll did this for each other, but also for the boys. Big hugs, Jay.
Rev Jay was awesome! My husband and I were very happy with our choice.
Thank You Sallie! xo
Rev Jay was the best. Couldn't have asked for anyone better!
Thank you Kevin! You and Hali have a wonderful journey ahead of you. So honored to have been a part of the big day. Fun! Your friend, Jay.
Rev. Jay did an outstanding job and made are wedding memorable. He made everyone in the family comfort and it felt like we knew the Rev for years. We would highly recommend Rev. Jay to make your day special.
It was a day for all time. Loved unveiling it with you. Thank you for the very kind review. All my best, Jay
Jay was the best officiant we could have imagined! We had to go with plan b inside on our wedding day and he made light of such an upsetting situation. Many of our guests said he was the best officiant they had ever witnessed. Although we had a destination wedding, he took time to get to know us and personalized our ceremony. We plan to renew our vows on a sunny day in several years and look forward to having him standing there with us once again!
Austyn, i'm already putting in for a blue sky sunny day for your vow renewal! (smile). I wish you and Nate would come live on the Outer Banks and be my neighbors. So honored to have been your officiant. Can't wait to see more of your photos and the video, too! Thank you for the amazing trust you put in me for that big moment. Sunny hugs, Jay
Rev Jay was incredibly generous with his time and thoughts during the first few phone calls and planning stages, his attention to detail and down to earth kindness made for an incredible day, we love you Jay, Godbless!
Thank you, Luke! You and Kathleen were so great to be with yesterday on the beach, and your surprise for her was so cool to watch. She was so blown away. Such a pleasure to be a part of that moment with you and the kids. Love ya back! Jay
Rev Jay was amazing! We had our ceremony on the Currituck Sound at the Grande Ritz Palm and of course the wind was howling. He projected his voice so everyone could hear, and even stood ankle deep in the sand and water for us. He engaged all religious backrounds for all guests. I can’t count the amount of our guests who have said how awesome the Rev was!
Hey AJ, thanks for the shout out, bro. Your wedding was one for the books! I don't think I've ever performed a whole wedding while standing in the Sound. Pretty cool. Erin got some great shots of it. Thank you for trusting me with your wedding day. Please give Keighly a big hug for me. Jay
Our sunrise beach wedding was exactly what we wanted and Reverend Jay Bowman made our dreams come true. His guidance and time spent talking to us leading to our wedding day was perfect!! Reverend Jay Bowman officiated a beautiful ceremony and his words were a true gift to us. We were Blessed to have found him!
....and I feel very blessed to have shared in that moment with the two of you. How cool to watch it all come together. An epic window in your lives for all time! Thank you for all the love. Your friend, Jay
Jay is amazing. We loved him and everyone at the ceremony thought he was awesome. He made everything so easy and the wedding was absolutely perfect. I would choose Jay a thousand times over.
It was an amazing day with you, Ron, and your beautiful daughters. Wow, what a moment. Thank you more than I can say for the huge trust in such an important life event. You were gorgeous!!!! Thank you! Your friend, Jay
Thank you, Jay. My mom and new dad’s wedding ceremony was beautiful!
No....Thank You, Savannah, because you and your sisters made me feel like family, and I loved every minute. Love that pic of us pointing up in the sky. "Upward! Onward!" Beach hugs, Jay
Jay was very enthusiastic and helpful. He truly wants your wedding to be perfect.
Thanks so much, Ron. You and Sabrina were a joy to take care of. What a beautiful day on the beach!! All my best for the journey ahead. Jay
You made the wedding really amazing and fun!! Thank you so much!!
Thank you Klarah!!!!
The simple “Thank You” is just no where close enough for the appreciation John and I have for you.
You made our simple little beach wedding so much more than I ever imagined. Your words were spot on for our feelings toward our family & friends and towards each of us.
Everyone is still talking about how beautiful the service was. All thanks to you.
You will always have a special place in our hearts for the beautiful gift you gave us on Saturday.
Frani & John Straub
How fun was THAT!!?? You two are so cool and can't wait for you to retire here in a few years. I'm so honored to have been the one who stood with you on your wedding day. Really. The crowd was soooo 'into' the wedding which made it electric. Really fun morning. Thank you so much! Your friend, Jay
Rev Jay is the best. We had a wonderful ceremony on the beach in Duck - planned by our 4 daughters. The sand ceremony was the icing on the cake. We had selected readings that we wanted Rev Jay to read, plus added readings of our own. He was so receptive to all of our ideas, and blended them perfectly with his own to create a really special, memorable occasion!
30 years is something beyond special these days. I'm proud to have been the one you chose (well, your daughter Beth chose! Ha!) to guide you through such a fun and treasured moment. See you for your 60th!!!! (smiling!). Jay
Rev. Bowman was amazing. He made the day so special!! He helped my father surprise my mother with a vow renewal while we vacationed in the outer banks. Highly recommend him.
Thank you Jessica!!!! Appreciate the shout out! Loved being with you family on the beach for the special moment. Yay, mission accomplished! My best, Jay
Jay was very personable and fun to be around. He did the service so well and cool we all loved to be part of this special day.
Thank you for the shout out, David. Appreciate it a bunch. Jay
Reverend Jay was awesome. He asked the right questions so that he could personalize our vow renewal. My wife and I both were very happy with the way things went, could not have been better.
You pulled it off, Kerry! An awesome surprise for your bride, Sharon! That was really fun, and I loved being with both of you. May you have many many more adventures! Thank you! Jay
Rev Jay was amazing. He was personable, sincere and very accommodating. He listened to us and knew exactly the type of service we were looking to have. The wedding service was Spiritual but also light and happy . It was a second marriage with our blended children and grandchildren as the only guests. ( We've been together 24 years, and just decided to tie the knot.) In the service he had each of the grandchildren touch and bless the rings. So sweet to included the children. I was very lucky to have chosen Rev Jay. It was perfect..... Loved the day.... Loved Jay!!!!
Thank you so much, Jerry. Such a cool image in my mind of you and Barry coming out of the house, having your family stand, and watching them tear up as you made your way to the Promise. You were beautiful in that fun dress, and Barry was rock'n that brim. There are awesome families, and then there are families that are beyond awesome and off the charts. That's what you have. So blessed. Sooooooooooo blessed. I'm so glad our paths have crossed. Please give Barry and the family a big hug for me. Love ya both. Your friend, Jay
I can’t say enough great things about Jay!
We asked for a simple ceremony. Just me my fiancé and our 3 children. He gave us just that... but in the most beautiful way! His words so perfectly portrayed our feelings for one another and he just created this fun energetic atmosphere that made everyone comfortable.
He is fun, genuine, and has a true passion for what he does.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our day so incredibly special and a day we will never forget!
Loved Loved Loved being the guy who got to guide that moment on your intimate wedding day. So comfortable. So real. You and Chad were so appreciative and that always makes people want to give beyond what is expected. May the journey ahead with those 3 beautiful children be off the chart wonderful! Your friend, Jay.
Rev. Jay was AMAZING! He was all that he promised and more. Very thoughtful and endearing in planning & performing our ceremony, which was perfect! Highly recommend! Thanks Jay!!!!
And I highly recommend you as one of the most friendly couples I've ever met. To let me come into that intimate moment with just the 3 of us there....wow! And on such a beautiful, perfect beach day. Hope to go fishing with ya'll on that river of yours someday. Enjoy the journey! Your friend, Jay
Reverend Jay made it so easy! He took the time to listen to what we would in our service. He put us at ease and made sure that we were focused on each other. We loved every moment! Best Day EVER!
Thank you soooo much, Shannon. Such a great beach moment with you, TR, and your daughter. Loved it. Enjoy the path ahead...and keep him away from any more ideas on repurposing furniture. Ha! Big hugs, Jay
Rev. Jay is the best! We wanted a small, intimate ceremony and he made it very special. We could not have picked a better, more attentive officiant. Our guests really enjoyed the ceremony and all of the personalized touches that Jay made- they could not stop talking about how great he was! Highly recommend Rev. Jay Bowman for any OBX wedding.
Loved being there on your big day, Stacy. Thank you for the sweet words. My honor. Jay
We can't say enough great things about Rev Jay!! Our guests were so pleased with our ceremony and so many of them commented about how it seemed like Rev Jay knew us personally. We could not have asked for a better officiant to make our ceremony so personable and special to us. Rev Jay is the best of the best in his field. He is down to earth, caring, and knows how to make your ceremony one that you will never forget. If you are looking for an officiant, look no further and book him now before he is no longer available for your special day!! We feel as though we hit the jackpot with him!
Thank you Kelly! We were a good team and unveiled that 'unforgettable' moment on the beach that I know you'll always treasure. Loved being with you and all those people with big smiles who love you so much. The real jackpot is finding true love...and you have found it in each other. So awesome! Big hugs, Jay