480 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 was the perfect choice for our perfect day!
Ok, now THAT is an amazing photo of the two of you! Wow, talk about a day of Promise! It was an awesome day! Thank you! Jay
Jay helped us plan a SURPRISE vow renewal for our parents right on the beach! He was great in helping me plan and aided me in the process. My parents are still talking about just how comfortable he made them feel. The ceremony was perfectly executed and Jay was so incredibly quick to learn all of our names (6 siblings) in just a few short minutes. My stepdad even said "you would have thought he's known us our entire lives". I would absolutely recommend him and if any situation arises in the future he would be the first person I would call!
Thank you, Kayla. How fun was that with all your brothers and sisters there to enjoy the moment. Your folks rolled with the surprise and it was an unbelievably beautiful morning on the beach. Yay! Mission Accomplished! Your friend, Jay.
Jay did a phenomenal job with our wedding. Personalized the ceremony perfectly and kept it all about the life-changing vows we took. He has incredible personality and can connect with everyone. Beyond blessed we had such an amazing pastor to walk us through the day
That means a lot to me, Bella. So very glad you were so pleased with how everything unfolded. You and Matt have so much to look forward to. Like I said, we need some really good lawyers out there. :) Blessings in all you do. Both of you! It was my honor. Your friend, Jay
Rev Jay was perfect! He was able to incorporate different aspects of our wedding ideas into a ceremony that was truly beautiful. Our peanut butter and jelly sandwich unity theme was a success that the guests kept talking about days after the ceremony. Rev Jay led us though the entire marriage process without any issues. We had several questions and he was happy to answer all of them. We are blessed to have Rev Jay as our officiant for our wedding!
Thanks so much Pete. You and Brenda are truly awesome people and made taking care of you on your wedding day such a joy. Seriously a wedding I'll never forget (on many PB&J/T-Rex levels). Thank you for letting me fly and get-r-done! Hope to see you two again someday. Your friend, Jay.
There aren't enough words to describe how amazing Jay is! He helped make not just our ceremony, but our entire wedding day absolutely perfect! I would choose Jay over and over again if I could- you won't be disappointed!!!
Thank you Heather. You and Jordan were awesome, as well as your whole wedding party and guests. What an amazing evening at the Festival Park. Can't wait to see the photos. Come be my neighbor on the Outer Banks!
Your friend, Jay
Jay did an amazing job on our ceremony. It was touching, emotional, humorous, and a once in a lifetime kind of experience. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of his services. You wont be sorry you did.
Thank you Julie! Means so much to me that you and Nick trusted me with such a huge moment in your lives there in the dunes of the 4x4. So awesome. So real! Such a pleasure, too. Hope to see you around the beach sometime. All my very best to you both. Your friend, Jay
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!
Awesome! And I wish you a million blessings during your fun journey ahead together. Thank you!!!!! All my best, Jay
Rev Jay Bowman made my wedding ceremony come to life with love and laughter. He was a joy to have marry us. Chris and I, will always remember our beach wedding ceremony thanks to Jay. He really made it special and sincere and everyone at the wedding told me how much they enjoyed all of the wonderful things he had to say during the ceremony. It was perfect to a T to the way we wanted to get married. Couldn't have asked for a better ceremony on the beach and Jay made it even more special. Thank you so much!
Thank you so much, Heather! Loved being your officiant and standing with you and Chris on such a huge day in your lives. Awesome! Take good care of each other. All my best, Jay
Jay gave us an amazing ceremony! Not only was he able to make our vows we selected flow and sound great, my guests also couldn't stop raving about how good he was. He also made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process - highly recommend!!
It was an epic day in Nags Head!!! Thank you for trusting me with that moment. You and Jake made me feel like a part of the family and were so appreciative. Means a lot to me that you took the time to write such a nice review. Take good care of each other! (I know you will!). Big beach hugs, Jay
Rev. Jay Bowman was absolutely great! We could not have asked for a better officiant! He was great the beginning with collecting information about me and my husband, and really making sure that he was personalizing our ceremony. He arrived to the site, and made me feel at ease before the wedding. He kept the crowd engaged, and interested, and even including some of what we wrote about our love story in the ceremony. I have heard nothing but raves about how great he was from all of my family and friends. He also filed all of our paperwork in a timely manner, and really just made us feel at ease about the whole process. I would recommend Jay to everyone! SO personable, and professional!
What a great review, Kacey! Thank you so much for taking the time to do it. You and BJ were so good to me and made me feel a part of the family. You both leaned into the hurdles of the day and made it awesome. So honored to have been your officiant. All my best!!! Jay
Jay was awesome!! He brought so much love and enthusiasm to our special day. All of our guests were raving about the ceremony!!!
Thank you, Hannah. I knew from the start that you and Nick were going to totally get lost in the moment and really enjoy it. Thank you for letting me be a part of your team. Hope to see you again someday on the Outer Banks. Your friend, Jay
Rev. Jay was the best choice we made when deciding on an officiant and thanks to him he not only fulfilled that role but he made it perfect! I can't thank him enough for making us both feel relaxed and calm allowing us to really enjoy the moment. He was amazing, personable, genuine and really understood "us". We received rave reviews from our family and friends that thought maybe he was actually part of the family somehow. Outstanding and we highly recommend!!!
Thanks for the cool review, Rob. So glad you and Mandy had a beautiful day to celebrate, and loved the energy of your family and friends there. First class friends and family, and that speaks highly of who the two of you are. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Wedding Wire. Your thoughts might help a couple know that I genuinely care how this all happens. Huge day in your life; thank you for trusting me with part of it. All my best. Your friend, Jay
Rev. Jay Bowman was very personable and professional. His presentation of the ceremony was moving and memorable. We are so happy that Rev. Jay was able to share a special and intimate moment with us and family.
Thank you, Mariah. You and William have a wonderful journey ahead and I'm honored to have been a part of the beginning of it with you. Powerful wind. Powerful promise! Big beach hugs, Jay
Jay is absolutely amazing! We talked several times via email and were finally able to meet in person a couple days before the wedding. He took plenty of time offering guidance in building the ceremony while also getting to know us - we did not feel rushed at all. His calm, professional manner helped to make us feel very comfortable. He offered us his cell phone number and responded quickly to any questions/additions/changes we requested for the ceremony. All of this was great leading up to our big day! The day of offered some challenging conditions (heavy winds) but Jay handled it with such ease! He was able to project his voice so all the guests could hear the ceremony. During the reception everyone was raving about the ceremony and swore he had known us for years!! He brought our fun loving and adventurous personality as a couple to the ceremony in a way we never could have imagined. Thank you Jay - everything was perfect!
XO Jillian and Matt
I will NEVER forget your wedding! That was the strongest sustained wind during a ceremony I've ever experienced in all these years. Powerful, just like your Promise! Loved being there with you on Jennette's Pier, seeing all those happy guest faces, in spite of the wind. The voice that carries sure came in handy that day. Your review was well thought out and helpful for future brides and grooms. Thank you so much for that. Sure hope to see you around the beach sometime. All my best. Your friend, Jay
We can’t thank Rev Jay enough for making our wedding special. He is enthusiastic and super responsive. He made sure our wedding was personalized and got us a driftwood arch for our ceremony! All of our guests commented on how great he was! He was only officiant that responded within an hour of our contact with him! We would highly recommend him!!
Hi Beth & Bob! You're married!!!! What an amazing evening by the Sound. Everything from your nephews escorting you from the Clubhouse, to Alex and Jane presenting the Rings,....all came together....and was genuinely beautiful. Sometimes couples are totally lost in the moment...and you were. Loved seeing that. Thank you for trusting me with such an important moment in your lives. All my best for the fun journey ahead. Jay
Jay is absolutely awesome! My husband and I were so nervous and he made us feel so comfortable. Everything was perfect and our guests were blown away by Jay and the ceremony. Definitely recommend Jay to anyone looking for an officiant in the Outer Banks area!!
What an awesome evening up in the 4x4!!! So fun. Loved the energy of your family and friends there. You and Andy have such a bright future together. Thank you again for the big time trust! Jay
We got married at the Pine Island Lodge on September 28th and I thought the best part of the day was going to be the amazing weather for our beach wedding but it turns out Rev Jay was the best and most memorable part of our wedding. The ceremony was absolutely amazing and we will remember it for the rest of our lives!! We are from Boston and I flew down to the Outer Banks to plan our wedding and unfortunately due to work my fiancé couldn’t make it. I met with Rev Jay in a coffee shop and I figured I would chat with my fiancé when I got home before we moved forward. However, after talking with Rev Jay for five minutes I knew my fiancé would love him as much as I did and we booked. He is so professional and down to earth and we are forever grateful. Throughout the ceremony, my guests were laughing and crying and Rev Jay went above and beyond to make our day absolutely perfect. I would HIGHLY recommend him!!
One of the top 3 most fun weddings of the year. Everything just came together and fit like a glove. So honored that you would trust me with that huge life moment. The energy and love in your family and friends was amazing. Really enjoyed you both so much. Take good care of each other! Oh, and thank you so much for taking the time to write a beautiful review. Means a lot to me. Your friend, Jay
Rev. Jay gave us the exact ceremony and experience we were looking for! He spoke beautifully and gave a great vibe in keeping with the feel we were looking for. I'd recommend him to anyone because he tailors his entire presentation to you and for you as a couple! We couldn't be happier that we chose Jay!!
Yay! We did it! Great team work! Loved being your officiant and so glad you are very happy with how everything played out. Thank you for the sweet words and trust. Take good care of each other! Jay
Jay married us and did our vow renewal 7 years later. We are so lucky to have found him. He does his homework and makes every moment special. Each of our ceremonies had comments from our guests about how incredible his message and speaking was. We couldn't have been happier and will renew again with him in the future!
The next one is on me, Kara! So honored that you would trust me with such important and cool moments in your life. Thank you soooooo much. Toes in the sand, Jay.
Hurricane Maria pushed our beach wedding inside - and it was an absolutely beautiful ceremony. I wouldn't change anything about the way it turned out, and Reverend Jay was excellent.
Thank you Brian!!!! So glad you wouldn't want to change a thing. People like you who embrace life are so refreshing. You da man! Jay
Several years ago, I attended a wedding that was officiated by Rev. Jay Bowman. All of us commented that it was the best ceremony we had ever witnessed. Fast forward to 2017 when my niece decides to get married during our Corolla vacation. Yay - I get to attend another wedding officiated by Rev. Jay Bowman, who graciously found time in his busy schedule for an impromptu wedding.
Jay guided the bride and groom to create the most personalized ceremony. Something that probably never occurs in this digital age - the bride and groom agreed to Auntie's request to not view any of Jay's online videos prior to their own wedding. What a delightful surprise for Aimee and Brian to first experience the raw emotional power of Jay's unique talent while exchanging vows before their family and friends.
Parents, brides and grooms - contact Rev. Jay Bowman to ensure the most magical memories on your special day!
THAT is such a sweet and well written review. Thank you, Karen. You and Ira were such a pleasure to team with as we loved Aimee and Brian through a huge life moment. Means a lot to me that you sought me out to take care of your family. Aimee and Brian have a bright future ahead of them, and I'm honored to have been a part of their wedding day. LOVED IT! Have that tall-drink-of-water husband of yours give you a hug for me. :) Until next time, your friend, Jay
Rev. Jay thank you so much for officiating our wedding at the Sanderling. We had only just met you felt like we knew you for a very long time. Our family and friends truly enjoyed the ceremony. We couldn't have found a better officiant for our big day.
Thank you so much, Rich and Michelle. Loved being your officiant there at the Sanderling Resort and Spa. So fun! So special! Take good care of each other. Jay
The ceremony was beautiful and so perfect for our bride and groom. Jay helped to create such a festive celebratory moment that we will remember forever. So many of our guests commented that it was the best ceremony they have ever witnessed. Thank you, Jay.
Thank you so much for taking the time to write the nice review from the parent's perspective. Means a lot to me. Glad your guests loved the day! My best, Jay.
Rev Jay was fantastic! He was very helpful in the planning process and was there for us whenever we had questions. He eased some of our nerves with a rehearsal and by giving us quiet cues when needed throughout the ceremony. His team did a terrific job with the flowers and the ceremony set up and clean up. Our guests were commenting all night about how awesome Rev Jay was. We would definitely recommend him to friends and family in the future!
Thank you, Amanda!!! The pics you sent are great and I'm so glad the two of you are happy with how it all played out. You and your wedding party really made me feel like a part of the team. Thank you for that. Take good care of each other!!! I know you will. All my best, Jay.