Rev. Jay Bowman Reviews

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5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 5.0
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  • Value 5.0
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    Carly 路 Getting married on 05/03/2019

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    Jay was absolutely amazing on our wedding day! He incorporated everything we asked for in our ceremony and did it beautifully. He completely captured our vision of an easy going ceremony while making us laugh and cry along the way. From the moment we met Jay he made us feel like family. We wouldn鈥檛 have wanted anyone else standing beside us for our perfect day!

    Sent on 09/26/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Thank you, Carly. Loved Loved Loved the cool spirit and mojo that you and your guests brought to the big day. So honored to have been there with you. Now, go get it! Big love, Jay.
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    Rick & Lisa 路 Married on 10/27/2018

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    Our Wedding

    Our wedding was short-notice, just Reverend Jay, us, our photographer and our realtor! Our ceremony was simple, but honest and fun. We laughed, and cried, had a very meaningful ceremony, shared our vows, kissed, and waved at some people watching. Jay put together exactly what we were hoping for...a ceremony that was simple, sincere and real. Thank you Jay, we鈥檒l see you in a few years to renew our vows!

    Sent on 11/11/2018
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    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    So glad it all came together with the west wind and your toes in the sand. Such a cool intimate moment next to the ocean, just a few miles from your future home. Loved it. See ya around the hood. Jay
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    Paula 路 Married on 10/20/2018

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    The Amazing Jay!

    Jay is amazing! He was so nice and personable! We went and met him in July and we sat there and just talked about everything under the sun!! He braved the rain for the ceremony on the beach for us!

    Sent on 10/28/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Well, I think you, Perry, and Penelope are amazing, too! Wish I could have stayed and enjoyed those Duck Donuts with you. So cool how you rolled with everything to 'get-r-done'. Thank you for everything! Jay
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    Wade 路 Married on 10/20/2018

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    Once In a Lifetime feeling

    The view was astonishing , the words and prayers were spot on and relevant to the scenery and the people attending. Very great experience and one of the most pure pastors i have ever met

    Sent on 11/11/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Thank you Wade. Sure do appreciate the very kind words. All my best to the two of you in the great journey ahead. Going to be awesome. Jay
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    Rachel Kallam 路 Married on 10/19/2018

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    Absolutely awesome

    Jay provided us with top notch service as our officiant. We needed a last minute officiant, and we lucked out with Jay. He created a personalized ceremony and included everything we wanted. He has a warm and welcoming smile and puts you at ease immediately. Truly a blessing to have him join us on our special day.

    Sent on 10/27/2018
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    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Thank you, Rachel!!!! I'm so glad you had a beautiful sunny Fall day to celebrate each other. Did you see the video I put on FB and IG of you and John today? So honored to have been there with you. Thank you so much. Take good care of each other (I know you will!). Jay
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    John Kallam 路 Married on 10/19/2018

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    He is a amazing person all smiles and full of joy.

    Jay made the wedding flow together with the ceremony, including the ocean on a beautiful sunny fall day. Jay is a amazing guy and is very comfortable in what he does.

    Thanks Jay,
    Sincerely John

    Sent on 10/27/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    No, thank You, John! Loved being your officiant and the way you and Rachel were 'in the moment'. So cool. May the journey be GREAT! Your friend, Jay.
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    Peter Hawkins 路 Married on 10/19/2018

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    A beach wedding to remember

    Never having been to a wedding on the beach, we didn't know quite what to expect. Rev. Jay delivered an outstanding service that embraced the solemnity of the occasion with humor and love.

    Sent on 10/27/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Thank you for taking the time to post that review. Glad you enjoyed it and I hope there are more fun times for you on the beach! Take care my friend.
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    Kim Harrison 路 Married on 10/14/2018

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    Jay is special!

    Jay is special. When we had our first consultation with our wedding planner over a year before our wedding, she told us about how amazing of an individual Jay is and how excited she was that we might be able to have him perform our ceremony. He did not disappoint! Jay speaks with such passion and sincerity that makes you feel like he's family. Jay made everything so seamless for us so that we could focus on being present for the most incredible moment of our lives. We are so, so happy that Rev Jay Bowman was with us for our wedding!

    Sent on 10/23/2018
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    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Seriously, Kim, those words mean a ton to me. There was so much positive mojo present in your guests that beach day, and I loved being a part of that wave of support for you and Eric. So glad that Amanda hooked us up together. Bring joy to the West Coast, and I'll try to do the same out here on the East Coast. (smile). Big hugs to you both, Jay.
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    Kyleigh Hicks 路 Married on 10/13/2018

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    Absolutely Amazing! 鈾

    Rev. Jay was amazing- kept our guests engaged and gave us a one of a kind ceremony!

    Sent on 10/20/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    That's because YOU are one of a kind. Loved that beautiful day with you and Hunter down on Hatteras Island. Big beach hugs to you both! Your friend, Jay
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    Lauren Fife 路 Married on 10/12/2018

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    Perfect Wedding!

    Matt and I met Jay a few years ago when he married close friends of ours. He Spoke with such passion, energy, and sincerity that made an impression on everyone in attendance. We knew when our special day came, we would be honored if he would be a part of it. Luckily, Jay was available and he was a huge part of our journey from beginning to end preparing for the ceremony. Our family and friends met Jay during the rehearsal and we all had so much fun and felt so much love and excitement building for the wedding. Jay was amazing!!!!! He spoke from the heart, made the ceremony personal with knowledge of what he knew of Matt and I, and made us feel like we were the only group of people on the beach that day in that special moment. Our family and friends raved, and continue to every time we talk to them, about how amazing Jay was! There are so many great things to say about Jay. I would highly recommended Jay to anyone planning a wedding in the OBX! 鈽猴笍馃挆

    Sent on 10/19/2018
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    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Awwww....you're so sweet, Lauren. Thank you for all those kind words. You and Matt were a joy to be with. It's so much fun to team with couples like you who are soooo appreciative and make everyone around you better. Thank you for trusting me with such an important life moment. Love ya both! Jay
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    Yvonne 路 Married on 10/12/2018

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    Fall Wedding in Corolla with Rev. Jay!

    Jay was amazing! We met him for coffee during our annual vacation and knew Jay was the right pick to be our officiant. He was passionate, enthusiastic and super responsive. He incorporated so many personal touches into the wedding ceremony for us. As an event planner, it was great to know I didn鈥檛 need to stress about any details. The pre-ceremony planning was simple and Jay was able to capture our vision of the day. Even without a rehearsal, it was a perfect flow! Our families loved Jay too! We selected the Coastal Elegance package which framed the ocean and sunrise perfectly! We moved our ceremony a day due to strong winds of Hurricane Michael. Jay was so flexible and made making the date change so easy and stress free. We had our perfect sunrise wedding on the beach!

    Sent on 10/20/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Most every morning on the beach is beautiful, but Your Sunrise was STUNNING! Wow! Can't wait to see the photos. Thank you for how you made me feel like part of the family. That was a sunrise ceremony for the books! All my best to you and Bill, and thank you again for taking the time to write such a great review. Jay
  • Sarah

    Sarah 路 Married on 10/11/2018

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    Perfect!!!

    We loved our experience with Jay! We met with him two days prior to iron out the details of our ceremony, and he made us feel like the center of his attention! We had to move our ceremony up by six hours due to Hurricane Michael and Jay was very flexible. He was committed to involving our two children in our intimate ceremony, and he even stuck around to help with pictures afterward. Highly recommended!

    Sent on 10/19/2018
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    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    I love your story. I love your kids. I love that you made that day YOU! And it was one of the highlights of my year to see the four of you jump into the pool together afterwards. Ha! So awesome. You're kids will NEVER forget that. Take care of each other. Your friend, Jay
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    Becca 路 Married on 10/07/2018

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    Rev Jay made our service VERY personalized like he鈥檇 known us forever!

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    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    My honor, Becca. Take good care of each other! All my best, Jay
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    Mary 路 Married on 10/07/2018

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    My husband and I just lost our daughter ten days before our wedding and Jay was able to perfectly mention her in the ceremony. His whole ceremony was perfect and much appreciated.

    Sent on 10/19/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Mary, you and Brian were very strong to move ahead with your wedding after such a tough month. You leaned into it together and the day was beautiful. Your love for each other is soooo clear, and I wish you all the best in the journey ahead. Jay
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    Sarah 路 Married on 10/06/2018

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    Jay was fantastic. Absolutely the best. He made everything fun and simple. Everyone is still talking about how great the ceremony was! We can't thank him enough! Definitely a perfect and unforgettable ceremony for our perfect day in the OBX.

    Sent on 10/19/2018
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    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    "Marriage! Marriage is what brings us together today!" Gotta love the PRINCESS BRIDE and how you incorporated it into your ceremony. You were so appreciative and made me feel like part of the family. And it was the first time I've ever seen a deer rack on a beach wedding arch! (smile!). Big hugs, Jay.
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    Barrie 路 Married on 10/06/2018

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    Jay officiated our daughter鈥檚 wedding recently and we couldn鈥檛 have been more pleased. Although he didn鈥檛 know the bride and groom personally, he did his best to capture their personalities and the service was just what they wanted. Jay is incredible to work with. He鈥檚 professional, prompt in returning emails and was a calming factor to us all. I highly recommend him for any wedding in OBX!

    Sent on 10/19/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Always good to hear a mother's perspective and you shared what I want all parents to know. Thank you for all that you did to make the process productive and 'on point'. It was a joy to celebrate Kellie and Josh's love with that amazing sunset in the background. Thank you again, Barrie. Jay
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    Kellie 路 Married on 10/06/2018

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    Rev Jay was an amazing officiant since day one. Communication was quick and easy throughout the whole process, and he took into consideration what my fianc茅 and I wanted to put together a perfect ceremony. Dozens of people approached us during the wedding absolutely raving about him and talking about how engaging and captivating he was. One friend even asked us if he would come do a wedding in Michigan! I would recommend Rev Jay to anyone getting married in the OBX.

    Sent on 10/19/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    THANK YOU so much, Kellie. Your kind review is exactly what I hope brides will feel on the other side of their wedding day. I still smile when I think of how powerful that sunset was in the backdrop of your promise. Loved it! Take good care of each other. My best, Jay
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    Vannesa 路 Married on 10/05/2018

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    Rev. Jay Bowman was absolutely the perfect person to marry us, he made evrything so meaningful and which exactly what we wanted on our special day.

    Sent on 10/19/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Who gets a more beautiful day to get married on the beach than you, Vannesa?! So fun to celebrate with you, Steve, and your great guests. I'm sure the party afterwards was one for the books. Thank you for the very sweet words. Beach hugs, Jay
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    C Baldwin 路 Married on 09/28/2018

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    Beach Wedding

    Jay was absolutely wonderful. I would definitely recommend.

    Sent on 10/19/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Thank you! All my best to you for the journey ahead! Take good care of each other and be sure to come back to the Outer Banks when you can.
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    Heather 路 Married on 09/27/2018

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    Rev Jay pulled off a surprise vow renewal for me to celebrate a 5 year wedding anniversary for my husband and I. We emailed back and forth and it was so so easy to plan something and I trusted him from the beginning. He gave me all the tools to make it a memorable ceremony. His personality is warm, fun, and loving you just want to be around him. from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU Jay. It was everything I wanted and more.

    Sent on 10/05/2018
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    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Yay! Mission Accomplished! So glad you are happy with how it all played out there on the sound in Duck. Very honored to have been there for the surprise that both of you will treasure for a long long time. Wishing you tons of years of happiness. Thank you again for the trust! Island hugs, Jay
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    Blaire 路 Married on 09/24/2018

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    We just got home from our destination elopement in the Outer Banks. It was an intimate ceremony, attended by our immediate family members. Rev. Jay was suggested by our wedding coordinator. We were a bit apprehensive about having someone we had never met officiate the ceremony, but turns out, there was no need for concern. Rev. Jay was fantastic! He made the ceremony personal, fun, and so us! Day of, he made it a point to introduce himself to each of us individually before the ceremony. He visited me at the salon, while I was getting my hair and makeup done. I was blown away! We could not have asked for a better guy to help us tie the knot. Thank you, Rev. Jay!

    Sent on 09/29/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Very sweet and appreciated review, Blaire. You and Brian were such a comfortable couple to celebrate with, and I loved the humor you brought to the moment, appropriately couched in honor as well. It was a GREAT day! Fun! Fun! Fun! All my very best, Jay
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    Jeffrey 路 Married on 09/24/2018

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    I'll start off by saying I don't typically leave reviews. That said, if I could give Jay 10 stars on everything I would, he's just that good. Planning a wedding 600 miles from home was stressful and my wife and I were very anxious about our ceremony. We met with Jay for coffee and he put us at ease. He knows exactly the questions to ask and what to incorporate to make your day special. Our ceremony was powerful, heartfelt, and offered some comic relief. Our guests couldn't stop talking about "the guy that married us" and how great our ceremony was. It went better than we had ever anticipated. Thanks again Jay, it was truly a pleasure. -Jeff & Briana

    Sent on 10/03/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Sure do appreciate that glowing review, Jeff. For you to take the time to write such a personalized note means a ton to me (and I love getting the perspective of the groom, too!). You and Briana made me feel as welcome as family. Please enjoy the journey ahead together. You're gonna crush it! Your friend, Jay
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    john 路 Married on 09/23/2018

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    Jay did a fabulous job with our wedding. Our guests loved him and his enthusiasm. Highly recommended.

    Sent on 10/05/2018

    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    Thank you, John! Take care of that beautiful bride. You two were made for each other. Go Caps! Jay
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    Jess 路 Married on 09/23/2018

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    I apologize in advance for the long review, but there are just so many things to say about Rev. Jay! If there were an option for infinity stars, Jay would still surpass that level. When John and I first got engaged in July of 2017, we immediately knew we wanted a wedding in the Outer Banks -- and more than anything, we knew we wanted our wedding to be uniquely 'us'. When looking through the Outer Banks Wedding Association vendors, I came across Jay's site and watched several of his videos. I could feel the power and energy he put into each ceremony and wanted that same feeling for ours, so, naturally I reached out and said hello! We met with him one early morning in August of 2017 at Front Porch Cafe, and immediately it felt natural -- he had us laughing and feeling so incredibly excited about our next chapter together... and we hadn't even booked him yet. Needless to say, we were in, and over the year or so of planning, Jay was with us every step of the way for any questions. Even when I totally procrastinated on sending the ceremony order, and then switched up the ceremony the day before (sorry, Jay!), he was flexible and most of all patient with this space-cadet of a bride! Not a single guest of ours felt bored during our ceremony, and so many came up to us raving about how much they loved Jay and wished they could have used him for theirs! His passion makes it apparent this is not just a job for him. He somehow has a way to bring a uniquely personalized and magical atmosphere with him wherever he goes, and despite the open bar and BBQ waiting for us after, I did not want our ceremony to ever end. Thank you, Jay, for being a part of our most special day (and for having us all in constant, huge smiles throughout every photo we've seen from that day!) These two "turds" hope to see you again next time we're down there! *shaka*

    Sent on 10/05/2018
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    Rev. Jay Bowman's reply:

    There are reviews...and then there are REVIEWS! Wow, thank you so much for all the kind words and I would give you and John infinite stars, too. One of the most fun and meaningful weddings all year, and that was largely due to you and the big love energy that your guests brought to the moment. Please come be my neighbors on the Outer Banks! Until our next Front Porch Cafe coffee, take good care of each other. Your friend, Jay ps. #turdsrule

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