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Rev. Jay Bowman

Kitty Hawk , NC
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LOCATION

Kitty Hawk, NC US 27949 (map)

PHONE

252-216-6676

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

My title is ‘Reverend’
but I would much rather you just call me “Jay”.

I am a seminary ordained minister who semi-retired seven years ago after 24 years of a full time... Read more
My title is ‘Reverend’
but I would much rather you just call me “Jay”.

I am a seminary ordained minister who semi-retired seven years ago after 24 years of a full time career in the local church.

Now I have the great honor of serving as a full time wedding officiant for couples and families in one of the most important and happy windows of their lives; their wedding day here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It’s who I am; It’s what I do; and I love it!

I have lived in some beautiful places (Florida, Colorado), but doing life here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina is going to be hard to beat. I feel soooooo blessed to be living the dream here on this big sandbar. It’s just flat out awesome.

Feel free to call 252-216-6676 or email me jay@yourOBXwedding.com with any questions and thoughts you may have about your special day.


My Professional Background

My professional background includes undergrad studies at Asbury College in Kentucky, and then seminary work at NorthPark Theological Seminary in Chicago: my ordination credentials are through a small, but solid denomination with Swedish Lutheran roots.

The weddings I perform are all non-denominational, and I’m very sensitive to the needs of each couple as to how spiritual or non-spiritual they want their ceremony to be. It’s always an honor, and I hope to be serving you.

Personal Interests: Marathons, Spartan Races, Outer Banks Bootcamps, The Beach, Denver Broncos, Hanging with family and friends, Adventures, Chainsaw Art. Read less
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INFO FOR OFFICIANT

What officiant services do you provide?
Civil Union, Interfaith Ceremony, Non-religious Ceremony, Single Religion Ceremony
What religious affiliations do you serve?
Christian (no denomination), Christian - Baptist, Christian - Catholic, Christian - Episcopalian, Christian - Lutheran, Christian - Methodist, Christian - Mormon, Christian - Orthodox, Christian - Presbyterian, Christian - Quaker, Evangelical, Jewish
Can you accommodate the hearing impaired?
No

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Donna
Wedding:
6/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Our wedding ceremony was the most important part of our wedding day and we hoped to find an officiant who would make it special. We found that person in Reverend Jay Bowman. His website was a great source of inspiration for us. It helped us find readings and ways of saying our vows that gave our ceremony the exact feel we wanted it to have. Rev. Jay, himself, brought in the perfect blend of the spiritual and the natural to make the ceremony meaningful, but not cheesy and overdone. Many of our guests commented on the beauty of our ceremony and for that we say, " Thank you, Rev. Jay."
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the sweet words, Donna. It was an amazing day up in the 4x4 area where the horses roam free. Take good care of each other. Jay
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Megan
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay Bowman is absolutely wonderful! He has a very special quality about him that instantly makes you feel at ease. Our ceremony was so personal and beautiful, yet he kept it relaxed and had us laughing between our tears. Every one of our guests raved about him and how much they enjoyed our ceremony. Even my parents who eloped at city hall are now talking about renewing their vows if they could have Jay perform the ceremony. We honestly can not say enough good things about him!!
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Lori
Wedding:
6/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Can not say enough positive things above Rev. Bowman. He made our wedding day very special and made everyone feel right at home. It rained despite plans to have an outside ceremony. Jay found a way to incorporate the Duck weather into our inside ceremony. Thank you for making the day unique and personable.
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Ashleigh
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
If Jay is available for your wedding date, book him!! My husband and I were nervous about having to select someone without meeting them beforehand, but Jay is so laid-back and personable that we felt completely at ease. He did an amazing job of personalizing our ceremony despite only meeting us a couple times prior to the wedding.
All of our guests absolutely loved him and I cannot stress enough what a joy it was to work with him! (= I don't think anyone could have done a better job and I'm so thankful that Jay was a part of our big day.
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Private User
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Jay was so cool to work with, he made you feel so comfortable. The best thing about him is he dosn't need a mic to have all your guest hear him, he speaks from his heart and loud and clear!
He was on time and made my guest laugh and tear up!
Thank you Jay!
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Griffith
Wedding:
5/23/2014
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay really did an amazing job at my wedding. He brings energy, honesty, calmness, and fun to the whole experience. We had an outside ceremony for 170 guests, and his booming voice and thoughtful message easily carried out to everyone even though he wasn't wearing a mic! One of the most common questions that I got after the ceremony was: where did you find Jay! He was fantastic and I highly recommend him.
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Brittany
Wedding:
5/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jay is amazing! He was so helpful from the beginning to the very end!! He answered any question either my mom or myself had!! He made everything about my wedding day special!! He customized our vows and incorporated Eric and I's grandfathers in the special day that had passed away. However, I think the most important thing I don't think I will ever be able to thank him for enough is that he was able to move the ceremony up FIVE hours for us because of a chance of rain! He made it so my dream from as far back as I could remember of getting married on a beach come true!!! So, thank you from the bottom of my heart Reverend Jay!!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Jay married my husband, Chris and I exactly a month ago today! Rev. Jay made our wedding ceremony so special. His officiating truly reached our hearts and our guests. His fun-loving and energetic self carried throughout are ceremony and our guests continue to rave about him. Jay delivered our ceremony so smoothly and was loud enough for all guests to hear! I am so happy that Chris and I choose Jay for our special day. He did an outstanding job and I highly recommend him! Love you Rev. Jay Bowman!
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Kari
Wedding:
5/16/2014
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Reverend Jay and neither could my guests! My first interaction with him was via phone as I was planning our OBX wedding from Pittsburgh PA. He was so informative and helpful with regards to how to even set up a beach wedding. The information he gave me saved me from hiring a coordinator. After one interaction with him I knew he was the right guy to marry us on the beach! Once we got to meet him at our rehearsal, everyone was floored. He was so nice, professional, and positive. He got us even more excited for the big day then we already were! The wedding was beautiful and we are still so glad that we had Rev. Jay as our officiant! Thank you thank you thank you! It was an amazing day and we couldn't have asked for better!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

It was a great day and you're a great couple. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your story (and thanks for all the nice words, too!). OBX hugs.
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Taylor Oliver
Wedding:
5/2/2014
5.0/5.0
First things first...Jay is AWESOME! We were planning a wedding from a different city, which made picking vendors pretty difficult. Jay came highly recommended from a few friends that had been to weddings in OBX. They did not steer us wrong. He gave us the most amazing ceremony and made us feel so comfortable. He tailored our ceremony to fit our needs and it turned our perfectly. All of our wedding guests were so impressed with him and couldn't stop talking about what a great ceremony it was. He keeps things exciting and lively for the guests. I cannot say enough nice things about him. We highly recommend Jay! He's the best!
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Lisa
Wedding:
4/18/2014
5.0/5.0
We had a wonderful experience with Jay. Even though we had a very small wedding we were still very nervous but Jay just had a very calming effect on us and made us feel at ease..He is so down to earth and I loved some of the special things he said during our ceremony that will stick with me forever..He has definately found his calling....Thank you so much Jay for making our day easy and special..
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay is a warm, funny, and loving person as well as officiant. He made our ceremony a beautiful and joyous occasion!!
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William and Tekla
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Tekla and I can not say enough about Rev. Jay he did such an amazing job at our wedding ceremony. Everything was tailored to the style of a ceremony we were looking for. He made it comfortable for both us and our friends. It was perfect blend of humor and sincerity. He truly made our Wedding Day a very special one. Our friends still talk about how wonderful he is. We would highly recommend Rev. Jay for any wedding. Thank you, Rev. Jay for making our wedding day so memorable. You truly are a professional and a wonderful man!! Sincerely Tekla and William Martin(973.652.8302)
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Russ
Wedding:
10/14/2013
5.0/5.0
We had a truly wonderful wedding ceremony working with Rev. Jay. One of the things we loved was his personal approach to figuring out what we wanted, including helping us figure it out ourselves. We did not approach the day with a very well organized plan, especially since we wanted an informal affair. Rev. Jay offered great suggestions for organizing the guests, for our walk down the 'aisle', and even for positioning us so that the wind did not blow Holly's dress too much. We had both weepy and goofy moments, and Rev. Jay rolled well with all of that. The whole ceremony was informal and fun, yet classy, thanks to Rev. Jay!

In fact, we can't think of a single thing we would have done differently on that day. Everything turned out just as we wanted it to and Jay was instrumental in that. Rev. Jay made the effort to get to know us in advance by email and on the actual day in person. During the ceremony, Rev. Jay incorporated what he had learned about us and we felt as if he honored us and our guests in doing so. We would absolutely recommend Rev. Jay to others, and if we decide to renew our vows in the future we will call on him again!

With heartfelt thanks,

Holly and Russ
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Had a killer time with you two. So glad it all worked out like it did. You made me really feel a part of the family and team. Thank you. May your Harley trips be full of 'ribs and rings'! Your friend, Jay.
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Kate
Wedding:
10/13/2013
5.0/5.0
What a day! We are so thankful that Jay was able to officiate our ceremony. The morning of our wedding was beautiful and sunny as the ceremony neared a nor’easter moved in. The wind and the waves were a force of nature and Jay embraced it all.
We had the ocean washing up around our feet as we shared our vows and exchanged rings. Our guests could hear every word Jay shared over the roar of the crashing waves. Jay spoke from the heart and tailored the wedding to meet our needs. Everyone was moved by the ceremony and how charismatic and engaging Jay was. All of our family and friends said that Jay made the day! Kevin and I completely agree!!
When we first started to plan the wedding everyone we spoke to recommended Jay. We now know why and will do the same for you. Contact Jay! He is such a beautiful genuine person who will make your day so special.

Jay we can’t wait to see you out on the water!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

That was such an awesome day with the water literally around our ankles. Incredible energy in your family and friends, too. To see you and Kevin get lost in that moment was a gift to all who witnessed. You two are the special kind of people that give the rest of us hope for this world. Thank you for being you. My very best to you both.
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We truly want to thank Rev. Jay for the wonderful job he did officiating our ceremony. He exceeded our expectations and made it a day we will never forget. The ceremony was better than we could have ever imagined. We got so many compliments about Rev. Jay from our guests and how wonderful he made that special moment for us. Everyone said that it was one of the best ceremonies they had ever been to because he was so good. I don't believe there was a dry eye in the tent! Rev. Jay made it a very stress free and easy process. He listened to all our requests and respected our wishes for the ceremony. We highly recommend Rev. Jay to anyone who wants to get married on the OBX!

Sincerely,

Jamie & Will
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Means so much to me that you are that happy with how things turned out. You and Will are so in love and it's a wonderful thing to sense. Take really good care of each other. It was an honor to stand with you on such a huge day. Beach hugs, Jay
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Brooke
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay was absolutely amazing! My fiancé and I were looking for someone laid out with the same love for the beach as us, Jay was the man for the job! Living in Jersey and trying to plan a wedding in NC was nerve racking, but as soon as we watched videos of previous ceremony's he won our hearts! Thanks so much for making our day so special~ Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Sarter
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

My honor. Thank you so much.
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Heather
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
While looking for an officiant online I came across Jay's website, I watched a video link he had and immediately had that moment when i just knew that I wanted him to marry my fiance and I. I loved the enthusiasm in his voice. And let me tell you he did not disappoint! He made our special day so memorable. We could not have asked for anything more. He spoke about us as if he's been a long time friend. We only had a few friends and family with us to share in on our day, but Jay gave us good advice and told us to step back and enjoy the moment. He made our guests and us so comfortable and relaxed. Everyone was so impressed with him and said how awesome he was. We will forever be thankful for everything he did.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Can you believe you've almost been married a month already?! Hope your first season of Thanksgiving and Christmas is awesome together as husband and wife. Thank you again for your trust in such a hug life moment. So honored. My best!
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Caitlin
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I had the privilege of having Reverend Jay marry us at the Currituck Lighthouse on October 5, 2013. There really are no words to properly express how grateful and truly blessed we are to have had him officiate our ceremony. Not only did he tailor the ceremony to fit Matt and my personalities but he captured the soul of who we are as a couple! And we are not alone in these sentiments- our families and friends are still raving about you, so thank you Reverend Jay for making our wedding ceremony more special and all around awesome than we could have ever imagined! Also, we both appreciate that you too enjoy participating in mud-runs like we do! Tough mudder soon?! :)

Love, Caitlin and Matt
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

To stand in the shadow of the great Currituck Lighthouse with you on your wedding day was truly an honor. Perfect weather; Great guests; and Super Fun Bride and Groom. It all came together and I can't tell you how much your kind words mean. For you to have noticed that I truly tried to capture the spirit and soul of who you are means a ton. I wish you all the best in the journey ahead. It's going to be awesome.
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Maria
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay did such an amazing job at our wedding ceremony. He tailored our ceremony to us, and made it with a perfect blend of humor and sincerity. He truly made our ceremony very special. Our guests still talk about how wonderful he is and how meaningful our service was. I would highly recommend Rev. Jay for any wedding. Thank you, Rev. Jay for making our ceremony so memorable.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

We were a good team! :) Thank you for the very sweet review. It truly was my honor to be there with you and John. Blessings!
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Carl and Meredith
Wedding:
10/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Jay was great. We had a wedding on the beach and the weather was great this day. We met with Jay a few days before the ceremony and he told us what to expect and gave us some great pointers like tell your wedding party to look up. He told us that everyone looks at the ground when walking on the beach and you have to force yourself to look up or else you will be looking down in all the pictures. He was so right. I caught myself doing it! Luckily it was in time. Jay made our ceremony about us and made it personal too us. He does a great job. He also chatted with me about football ( even if he is a Denver fan and I'm a Raiders fan ) while I awaited seeing my wife appear from behind the dune of the beach. It eased the wait some. We loved Jay and couldn't imagine anyone else doing the ceremony. Thank you Jay you made our day and us feel special.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you Meredith and Carl! And happy two month anniversary...Today! :) Hope your first Christmas season as husband and wife is awesome....and I hope you root for the Broncos if they make it to the Super Bowl. (had to sneak that in!)
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Carrie
Wedding:
10/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I knew I wanted to book Jay as soon as I came across his page and saw a few videos of ceremonies he had officiated. Now that our wedding has come and gone, I do not regret it one bit. We absolutely LOVED Jay! I don't think we could ever thank him enough for how amazing he helped make our day.
He is professional, friendly, fun, outgoing, easy-going and unique. He knows how to take your ceremony and really make it YOURS. You can tell he really loves his job and wants nothing more than to make you happy on your special day. Several of our guests commented on how great he was and of course my husband and I were just blown away. If you want to have a ceremony that does NOT put all your guests to sleep, Jay is the man for the job! I am very blessed to say that I actually had my dream wedding and Jay was a huge part in making it that way! Everything was perfect! Jay is amazing! If you haven't booked him yet, what are you waiting for?!! ;)
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Ha! Ha! Glad you're guests didn't go to sleep at your wedding!!! :) Thank you soooo much for writing such a glowing testimonial. I put my heart into it and I'm so glad you could tell. Remember, take good care of each other. I know you will.
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Jo & Stephen
Wedding:
9/29/2013
5.0/5.0
Jay was really able to capture the moments we cherish. He has a contagious personality that warms the soul. He truly loves what he does and for any bride and groom that's really what you want in your officiant. He listened and made suggestions...in his heart I knew he wanted this to our best day. He was successful! He performed a beautiful ceremony and helped to include all of our family. We would highly recomend Jay to anyone looking for a personable, fun, loving officiant that will appreciate the gift of marrying two people and bringing together two families to become one.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Wow, not sure how to say thank you for such a nice testimonial. For you to have really captured how I genuinely care for couples is awesome. Thank you so so so much, Jo. You and Stephen go out and rock this thing called life!!!
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Megan
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
We could not have found a better officiant for our Outer Banks wedding! My best friend found Jay's website back in the spring when I set her on to wedding planning for me - from then on I had decided he would be perfect for the low-key wedding I was planning. Easy to communicate with, prompt responses to my emails, and perfect tailoring to our ceremony are just a few of the great things! He was great in helping me plan the ceremony especially since we are from Virginia and unable to meet ahead of time. Even though we only met in person the day before the wedding, I knew it would all go smoothly with his guidance. He helped soothe my nerves and tailored the ceremony to fit our needs perfectly.
A small glitch with the construction of the bridge was even pulled off moving the ceremony time! Everyone spoke so highly of him after the ceremony; the positive comments keep coming. I'd recommend him to anyone. Thanks for everything!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Megan, I'm so glad you were that comfortable so that you could get lost in the beauty of the moment. So important. Means a lot to me that you took the time to write such a glowing review. Thank you so much. Blessings my friend. Come back to the Outer Banks soon! :)
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/27/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about Jay Bowman! I have known Jay for years and can tell you...he is a great guy! He recently performed my wedding ceremony and it was wonderful!!!! He makes your ceremony fun and above all ...special. Jay doesn't perform the same old, same old ceremony that you hear at every wedding. He makes is personalized and special for you and your spouse. I have had MANY MANY MANY people call me since my wedding to comment on our ceremony and the great job Jay did! People in attendance have commented on how the ceremony was meaningful, personalized, and definitely memorable! If you are looking for an officiant I would highly recommend Jay for your special day too!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

To stand there with you and Mark that day was huge. It all came together in the shadow of that beautiful old oak tree. Thank you for trusting me with such a huge moment in your life. And thanks for taking the time to write some really kind words, too.
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/22/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay was AMAZING!

My husband and I could not be happier with the service Jay provided for us on our wedding day. Our family and friends could not stop talking about how professional, friendly, outgoing and enjoyable he was; which is why we chose Jay because we knew he would fit right in with ourselves and our families.

You can tell that he really loves what he does because he personalized our ceremony and made it special and unique. Jay added a dash of humor with the right amount sincerity; which helped me during my vows because I was afraid that I was going to be too emotional to say.

Jay, we cannot thank you enough for providing us with a lifetime of memories. You started out as being our Rev. but we are happy to now call you our friend and who knows maybe we will run into each other at a Super sometime.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Your words mean so much, Michelle, and yes, honored to be called a friend and not just your Rev.! :) Tell Nathan hi for me, and get on back here to the Outer Banks when you can. Maybe we can grab some java together. My best to you and your first holiday season coming as husband and wife!
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Kayleigh
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I could never say enough about Jay. We first met Jay about a year before the wedding. He was the first officiant we meant and we were taken away with him. He customized our ceremony exactly how we wanted it, made us laugh and made us cry and knew exactly how to make my husband and I feel like we were the only two people on the beach. It was like he became a part of our family. All of our guests were blown away by him. He knew exactly what to say and when to say it. He included all the elements we requested and made it all so special. We can never thank you enough for all you have done for us. We could never imagine anyone else performing our ceremony and being there for our wedding. Thank you for everything you have done for us. You were so perfect!!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Kayleigh. For you to say those things about a your big day means a ton to me. I remember how calm and 'in the moment' you were. So cool. Great things ahead for you. Be blessed!
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
If Jay is available....book him right away!!!!

He did such a fantastic job and set such an upbeat mood for the rest of the day. I was very nervous about being so emotional through my vows, but he truly made me feel at ease and allowed me to take in the moment. Both myself and my new husband come from very religious backgrounds so we wanted to incorporate some of that into our ceremony but didn't want it to be too much. He did a perfect job of balancing it all.

All of my guests came up to me and asked me how we found Jay and told us how awesome he was. People thought he was a friend of ours that came down to do the ceremony for us. My fiance and I had never met him in person before our wedding day, however he has a special gift that makes you feel like you have known him forever.

We will always remember Jay and he will always have a special place in our hearts.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

The feeling is mutual, Sarah. You made me feel so welcomed to one of the biggest days in your life. It was an awesome day. Thank you so much for taking the time to write the testimonial. Means a whole lot to me. Take good care of each other! :)
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Jocelyn
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
My husband and I are so lucky to have found Jay to officiate our wedding. Once we saw a video of him and read reviews, we knew he was the guy. We made a special trip down to OBX to meet him a few months before the wedding which I would suggest. Jay is willing to personalize your ceremony to the exact way you want it. He is down to earth, easy going, and wonderful to work with. I lost count of how many of our wedding guests raved about him at our ceremony. My father-in-law even said he wants to take Jay to New York to officiate my sister-in-law's wedding! If you want your ceremony to be special, memorable, and beautiful, there is no one but Jay Bowman for the job!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Jocelyn, what a nice gift your testimonial is. Thank you so much, and sooooo glad you are that pleased with how everything turned out. Blessings! Jay
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Megan
Wedding:
9/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Bowman did such a fantastic job at our wedding ceremony. We have nothing but good things to say about him. He arrived early, and conducted our ceremony beautifully. One of our favorite, most memorable parts of the ceremony was when he had all of us stop to take a breathe and listen to the music of the ocean. It gave us a chance to take it all in. It was perfect! Thank you so much Rev. Jay!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you for the kind words, Megan. Loved celebrating with you and Travis on your Big Beach Day. Blessings!
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Candace
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Jay was an incredible officiant and made our ceremony more perfect than we could have imagined! His laid back attitude set the tone for our event and he was well prepared with personalized anecdotes that provided a special touch. We felt as if we had known Jay for years. All of our guests commented about what a great job he did and if you select him for your wedding you will be in the best of hands.

We highly recommend him!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Wish you two were my neighbors out here! So glad our paths crossed, and thank you for the Very kind words. All my best!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
8/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Jay was absoutely amazing!! We could not have chosen a better officiant for our beach wedding in OBX. His positive energy really set the mood for our whole wedding. Ours guests could not stop talk about him, and complimenting his wonderful job. I still hear from our guests today about how they really enjoyed the ceremony and how it was so meaningful, and personalized just for us! He truly made my husband and I feel so comfortable and at ease during the ceremony, and at the rehearsal. I cannot say thank you enough to Jay for making our special day so spectacular.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Jennifer. The three of us were a good team! :)
Take good care of each other. Beach Blessings, Jay.
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Kelley
Wedding:
8/7/2013
5.0/5.0
There truly are no words for Jay and what he meant and did for us and our wedding. As two people raised in different faiths, he was the absolute best decision we made that represented us perfectly. We wanted a personalized and modern ceremony that respected our traditional backgrounds. We were so very impressed with his unique and personal approach to getting to know us and in such a short amount of time, perfectly represented us as individuals and as a couple. Our guests were able to experience not only a few laughs courtesy of Jay, but we're also treated to a deeply personal and intimate ceremony. We were payed so many compliments the day of our wedding and still to this day, people compliment us on our ceremony and Jay himself. There could be no other person I could have imagined taking care of us and we would recommend him a million times over!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

So awesome that you and your guests enjoyed the day so much. It truly was my honor to be a part. And please know it means a lot to me that you took the time to write your review, especially such a nice one. Can you believe you've already been married two months!?!! Ha, won't be long and we'll be doing your ten year vow renewals! Blessings, and thank you again, Kelley!
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Ashley
Wedding:
7/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Jay is awesome! So glad we chose him! He's very easy going and fun. It was like he was a family friend.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

It was a great day in July! Thank you for your trust, Ashley. May the journey before you both just blow you away with how wonderful life can be with the one you love.
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Georgia
Wedding:
7/15/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jay was absolutely incredible and exceeded our expectations of what we expected for our wedding ceremony! Being out of state, we did our research and looked at wedding videos online. When we found Reverend Jay and met him before the wedding, we were so happy that he was available on our wedding date. Our guests still rave about how it was the best ceremony they have ever attended and wanted to know if he was a friend of ours. He made our guests feel so special and we loved his style so much. He pays attention to detail and we felt as if we have known him for awhile after just two meetings before the wedding. I can't say enough good things about Reverend Jay Bowman. We were truly blessed to have him officiate our special day and can't begin to thank him enough. Words cannot express our gratitude!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

You said "words cannot express our gratitude" but I think you did a great job. Wow, big compliments, and very appreciated. May you and Jim have many many wonderful adventures in the journey ahead as One.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay exceeded all expectations for our wedding! He truly is a professional at what he does, likely the best in the Outer Banks. We did not use a wedding planner, so Rev. Jay was the sole reason our ceremony went flawlessly. We recommend him without reservation.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the very kind review. Means a lot that you took the time to write it, and so happy that your expectations were exceeded. My best!
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Lou
Wedding:
7/3/2013
5.0/5.0
Absolutely Beautiful! Even though we eloped, Reverend Bowman made our ceremony very special. The setting was perfect! We wanted a ceremony that reflected our faith and beliefs and he provided that. Reverend Bowman's kind words of comfort immediately put us at ease. We never felt rushed. He made us feel like our marriage ceremony was the most important event in his day - it certainly was in ours. Thank you so much for this very special moment in the start of our lives together as man and wife. I will cherish it always...!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Loved being with you and Bruce in such a huge moment. Amazing how that day turned out. Blessings!
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Christy
Wedding:
6/30/2013
5.0/5.0
I would highly recommend Jay ,he is very professional and has a way of putting people at ease. The way he socializes with everyone makes for a great experience. Don't hesitate on hiring Jay he is truly great to have there on your special day.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you Christy. Thank you so much. Happy New Year!
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Khali and Michael
Wedding:
6/16/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with the ceremony Rev. Bowman provided for us. He was very prompt in his responses to all of our emails, and helped us find information regarding the marriage license, and other important information. We didn't get the chance to meet him beforehand, but all of our guests thought we had known him for years. His ceremony was so personalized and friendly that our guests were amazed that we hadn't met him until the day of the wedding. Rev. Bowman made our wedding day very memorable, and special.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Khali. Thank you so very much. :)
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Stephanie Smith-Hampton
Wedding:
6/15/2013
5.0/5.0
There just aren't enough words to do Rev. Jay Bowman justice.
Every vendor asks who you have booked for your day, to see who they'll be working with. Every vendor was THRILLED to hear that we had booked Jay! Everyone in the OBX knows and loves him! There isn't a person that I've met in the OBX that doesn't have a nice thing to say about Jay! Even when we went to get our marriage license, the women working there raved about him...one of them is even a member of his boot camp! Jay is extremely easy to communicate with, he listens to all of your requests and takes time to get to know you as a couple. He was also extremely accommodating with our changes in schedule.
If there was one thing that my guests raved about it wasn't the venue, food, cake, flowers, or the music...it was our AMAZING officiant, Rev. Jay Bowman! Everyone loved our ceremony; there was never a dull moment! There was laughter, happy tears and a few sad tears in honor of our lost loved ones. Our ceremony was completely tailored to us; I wouldn't have changed a thing! Everyone wanted to know who Jay was, if he was related to us, and how we found him!
At one moment, Jay directed his comments to our guests and my husband said “I didn’t even realize that these people were here”! I couldn’t have said it better myself. Jay’s words and love for bringing two people and their families together is absolutely captivating. You just get completely lost in the moment. We were so excited to receive our wedding video so we could relive it all over again!
Jay is an absolute blessing, and I feel like a better person knowing him! My husband and I only wish that we lived in the Outer Banks so that we could see Jay more often!
All our love, Stephanie & Danny Hampton
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Wow. Every testimonial is nice to receive, but yours was like Christmas. You captured everything I wish couples knew when they are looking for an officiant. This is far more than a job to me, and I'm so honored to have stood with you on such a huge day in your lives. To hear you say that you 'got lost in the moment' is music to my ears. Love it! And don't stop dreaming cause you never know, we might be neighbors out here on the Outer Banks someday! :) Thank you again, Stephanie. You and Danny have a wonderful 'first' holiday season coming up as husband and wife. Let's do a java next time you come to this big sandbar.
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Lindsey
Wedding:
6/11/2013
5.0/5.0
Jay was the perfect addition to our very laid back beach wedding in June 2013. He maintained contact with me during the planning process and I knew from the first response e-mail that I had made the right choice.
When the big day finally arrived Jay was prompt and just fell into place with our entire family. Everyone in the family was very impressed with his ceremony style. He was personal and laid back. Just the way we wanted our wedding day to be.

Thanks Jay!
Lindsey R.
Ohio
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Goes both ways because I felt very welcomed by you and your family. A great celebration of your love that will live on forever. Awesome. Thank you!!!
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Melinn
Wedding:
6/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Bowman did an incredible job for our ceremony, it truly was a perfect day! After doing a lot of research on the internet, I got a good feeling from his website. He was easy to contact and quick to respond, it was a very smooth process. We had a small and intimate wedding so we didn't actually meet Rev. Jay until the time of our ceremony but it felt like we had known him for years. He was able to take the information we sent him and put it into a personal ceremony/message for us. He was lively, interesting, and personable. We feel very lucky to have had him participate in our big day. I would highly recommend Rev. Jay for any wedding, big or small. It really was a special day :)
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

That was a great morning in Kitty Hawk. Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review with meaningful and kind words. Please tell Jesse hi for me. Blessings!
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Carrie
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jay was amazing and you should look no further! He performed the most personal and thoughtful ceremony, we couldn't have dreamed it better! When most guest talk about your wedding, it is very rare that there is so much chatter about the ceremony. Most people speak of the reception; however, our guests could not stop talking about how much Jay moved them and really spoke the story of our love! Everyone loved the "barefoot preacher" and so did we. We also highly recommend having him for your rehearsal run though. He took the time to make sure we all knew what we were doing (even though it was pouring down rain!) and really put our minds at ease before the big day. We cannot thank you enough Jay for the memories you helped us create!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Wow, what a beautiful review. Thank you so much for the love, Carrie. So thankful that you are so pleased and could sense my heart. It was a huge day that will live on forever. Big barefoot preacher hugs! (and tell Jeremy I said hello!).
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Private User
Wedding:
6/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay was so great to work with. He walked us through the entire ceremony and made us feel so comfortable. He is so charismatic, and you can tell that he really loves what he's doing. Even though we'd just met him, he made us feel like we were old friends who'd known each other forever. He books up extremely quickly, so make sure you book him early!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much. I'm glad you could tell I'm passionate about my job and roll in life. Make the most of the great journey ahead. Blessings. And thank you so much for taking the time to write the testimonial.
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Tony
Wedding:
6/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay Bowman was very easy to deal with. He was funny, inclusive, direct, and all around insisted that you be comfortable, and stress free.
Both my wife and I work in the College Athletics, and after one conversation with Jay we felt like he was a coach that we both wanted to work with and play hard for.
During the ceremony he included our guests, and the environment that we had on that day. He tied everything together in a great way.

Can not say enough about the Man or how he works!!! He reassured me without saying a word that I have made the right choice in life, and will continue to be there for not just my wife, but the woman I call my very best friend.

Thank you Rev. Jay Bowman for everything!!!!

Tony Morris
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Goes both ways, Tony. You two are awesome! Have a wonderful first Thanksgiving and Christmas as husband and wife! My best, Jay.
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Rachelle
Wedding:
6/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I was told about Jay by my sister-in-law who was also married by him in the Outerbanks 4 years prior. It can be a little scary finding an officiant online, as that is how we planned our wedding. Jay was great to us! He gave a wonderful ceremony filled with insight, humor, and promise. We were awed by his words.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Loved meeting you as well, Rachelle. It was a great day. Thank you!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Rev Jay was the first officiant we met at the Outer Banks Wedding Expo and immediately knew he was the one for us. He was so personable and accomodating to make our day special. A week before the wedding we lost someone near and dear to our hearts and Rev Jay was there for us. The day of the wedding was perfect. He put us at ease and made it extra special by bringing our lost loved one into our ceremony. The way he performed the ceremony was filled with love and made you focus on the important things in life. I would recommend him to everyone. He really wants to personalize your day and makes it feel like he's known you forever. I hope you get the opportunity to see the passion he puts into your day.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for the super nice review. I'm so glad you could tell I'm passionate about a wedding being performed with heart, class, and fun. Always my honor.
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Brooke
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Jay was a pleasure to work with for our ceremony. Making sure to get to know us as best he could before the ceremony, even though we were out of towners. The ceremony was lovely, touching, and exactly what we had hoped for! He was respectful of all of our wishes and extremely flexible when some of our original ideas fell through.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Hope the rest of your Summer went well. Just wanted to say thank you for your trust and for the thoughtful testimonial. Appreciate it so much. Have a wonderful 'first' Thanksgiving and Christmas season as husband and wife!
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Katie
Wedding:
5/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Deciding to have Jay marry us was by far the best decision we made pertaining to our wedding day!! We have had more comments from our friends and family about how incredible Jay was while performing the ceremony than we have had regarding any other aspect of the wedding or reception. No joke.
We are thrilled that one of our friends had the foresight to record the whole ceremony...we recommend you do the same because Jay's spirit and enthusiasm is something you will want to witness over and over again!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Means a ton that you took the time to write such a nice review. Thank you!!! It was a great day and I'm happy to have been a part. I love my job!!!! :) Beach Blessings to both of you. Enjoy your first holiday season coming up as a married couple.
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Molly
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
After picking our wedding date, the very first thing we booked was Rev. Jay, even before our venue. Having a destination wedding, we didn’t know of a single officiant in the OBX so it was of great importance for us to find a good one. The day we met Rev. Jay at the coffee shop I knew we had picked the absolute best person to marry us. He was so friendly, knowledgeable, and immediately put both of us at ease. We told him exactly what we wanted and he delivered exactly that and more.

Our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. The best piece of advice Rev. Jay gave me as a bride is this: When you walk down the aisle look at no one else but your soon to be husband. Lock eyes with him. Enjoy that moment. Be with each other. I followed his advice and looked at no one else during the whole ceremony and truly got lost in my husband’s eyes and OUR moment. I will never forget that. Thank you Rev. Jay for making our day so special!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Molly, may you and Allen be blessed to be lost in each other the rest of your lives. It's going to be a great journey. Thank you so much for the awesome review. Glad you could tell I genuinely care. My best, Jay.
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Look no further! I know it can be intimidating trying to find an officiant long distance, but Rev. Jay knows what he is doing and does such a great job. He was professional, sincere, and funny all in one. He truly finds what you want in a ceremony and will do just that!

Every single one of my wedding guests commented on how great Rev. Jay was. My husband and I will always remember our perfect ceremony and have Rev. Jay to thank for that.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Lauren, thank you so much. It was a great day in May! To be chosen to stand with you in such a huge life moment was totally my honor. Glad you loved it, too. Tell Stephen I said hi. Blessings!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jay was great. He takes the time to ask questions in the planning process. He provided us with a number of options as far as readings and vows that allowed us to have exactly the type of ceremony we dreamed of. I have two children and Jay did an awesome job working with us to involve them in the ceremony and help them feel special on such a big day. A few surprises during the ceremony were when he took the time to mention details about my husband and I, our families, even our dog! We were so impressed with the time that Jay took to prepare a ceremony that was just for us.
There is a reason that Jay is the go-to officiant on the Outer Banks. A number of our guests thought that he was someone who had known us a long time!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Means so much to me that you wrote such kind words. It was a wonderful day and we were a good team. :) Take good care of each other! Happy Memorial Day! Rev. Jay
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Angie
Wedding:
5/18/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful, touching ceremony and it had so much to do with Rev. Jay Bowman. We received so many compliments of him and the way he conducted our ceremony. We were so pleased to have him. He listened to our concerns and what we wanted during the ceremony and he transformed our ideas and concerns into the most special day of our lives.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Angie. Thank you soooo much. Sending you a big beach hug.
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Chris
Wedding:
5/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay Bowman far exceeded our expectations officiating our wedding. From the moment we met Jay in person, he calmed our nerves, exuded confidence, professionalism, respect for our big day, and showed true joy and excitement for us trusting him with being our officiant. The ceremony Jay provided us, was so heartfelt, spiritual, and fun. Every single one of our guests, including my wife and I, said the same thing "we could have listened to Jay for hours."
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

I love it that the two of you could sense my enthusiasm for you and your big day of promise. You trusted me with something that you'll always cherish and I'll never take that for granted. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review. Sending you both a big beach hug.
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Deanne
Wedding:
5/12/2013
5.0/5.0
We had met with another officiant before meeting Jay and once we met Jay we knew he was "the one". He made our day special, it was all about us. He is professional, projects his voice with an ocean roaring behind him and really makes it seem like he has known you all his life. Out of all the compliments we received on our day, we received the most compliments about Jay. He was recommended to us and I would recommend him!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Deanne, I was just sitting here doing some work and saw your review come through. Wow, thank you so much for the kind words. It was a great day and I'm so thankful to have met you and been part of a giant moment in your lives. Wishing you all the best. :)
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Our guests raved about Jay! His meaningful words touched many people and made our ceremony unforgettable!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Sarah. May your journey as 'one' be awesome. :)
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Brian & Mary
Wedding:
4/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Wonderful officiant. Highly recommend this guy to everyone and anyone getting married in OBX.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Brian and Mary, just wanted to say thank you for writing the nice review. Enjoy your first holiday season as husband and wife. :) Blessings in your journey!
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Heather
Wedding:
9/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev Jay was great! From the first day I called to inquire about his services, he put my mind at ease. He made me feel better about some of the decisions I was making. I was feeling overwhelmed during the initial planning process. After talking with another vendor and being told about the erosion in the area of the beach where we were thinking of having our ceremony. I had some concerns about the beach ceremony. I felt so much better about everything after our phone conversation that I knew he was the man for the job. No regrets here! We went with the plan that includes a rehearsal. When it came down to go time, having the rehearsal really did give me peace of mind. The beach ceremony was absolutely beautiful! Thanks Rev. Jay!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Heather! So glad you are happy with how it was all unveiled. Awesome. Rev. Jay
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Kathy
Wedding:
9/16/2012
5.0/5.0
We chose Rev. Jay Bowman as our officiate for our September wedding in January and never questioned our decision. As a "mature" couple we had chosen an intimate beach wedding to bring together our four children and their partners, close family and friends to a place that has held our hearts for many years. Jay enhanced the intimacy of our ceremony by weaving it into the beauty of the beach and the love that brought our two families together. I can't imagine a better experience since Jay exceeded our expectations.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Beautiful. Thank you so much, Kathy. Sending you a big beach hug.
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Kelli
Wedding:
6/30/2012
5.0/5.0
Jay Bowman was the best officiant that we could have ever asked for. He provides a service that is very entertaining and upbeat. I love his laid back style (no shoes... I mean it is the beach) and happy personality. Jay will work with you to create the ceremony that you always wanted. All of the guests couldn't stop saying how much they enjoyed the ceremony, there was never a dull moment. No need for a microphone with this guy, all of your guests will be able to hear every word he says. If you are looking for an officiant to make a special... yet fun ceremony, Jay Bowman is your man! Thanks Jay for making our wedding ceremony so memorable.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

My Pleasure!!! (Big Smile). Thank you for posting such a great note, Kelli.
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Rev. Jay. From the moment my husband and I first met him we knew he would be the perfect fit for our wedding. He provided the right amount of fun and serious at just the right moments. He made sure to get to know us and our personalities before hand in order to really make our ceremony unique to us. All of our guests raved about how amazing he was and how beautiful the ceremony was.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Yay, Sam and Jon!!!!! Loved celebrating with you, and thank you for taking the time to post such kind words. Big OBX hugs. :)
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Baker Family
Wedding:
6/24/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay was the officiant at my daughter and son-in-law's wedding on June 24, 2012. Rev. Jay has the reputation as the best wedding officiant on the Outer Banks and we now know why. He made the ceremony personable, fun, and very appropriate for a beach wedding. He captured Kim and Mike’s personalities and made the ceremony so memorable! We could tell the guests were actually listening and engaged with Rev. Jay’s words! One of our relatives asked if we brought Rev Jay from Maryland because of all the personable stories and the fact that he really seemed to know our daughter and son-in-law! He did a wonderful job incorporating a plane flyover, with congratulatory banner, into the ceremony. He had to be really flexible with this as the exact time of the flyover was only guaranteed to within 10 minutes. Lastly, we have another daughter with special needs who was the maid of honor. Rev. Jay did a fabulous job of pulling her into the ceremony on at least two occasions. He understood our family dynamics and that was very touching and really made us happy! We are extremely pleased with how Rev Jay performed our daughter’s wedding and would highly recommend him. He’s simply the best!!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Sometimes it just all comes together. :) Thank you soooo much for the very generous compliments. I'm glad you could tell that I really Love my job. Thank you for your trust in me. Rev. Jay
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/22/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay was just great all around. I questioned a little about why I didn’t just ask a friend or relative (after I’d booked him of course), but he helped me through some issues with ceremony location and seating, and he just did an amazing job. Mike and I and our families were very pleased. I definitely recommend doing a rehearsal if you can swing it – it made us feel so much more comfortable. Jay wove in personal details about us and did the ceremony exactly like we wanted. He’s also so personable and inspirational, that he makes you feel very loved, even though you probably just met him that day!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

It was so fun to celebrate with you two. Thank you for such big trust on a huge day! :)
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Caroline
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay was such a pleasue to have officiate our wedding of about 26 on 5/19/2012. He really went above and beyond to make our day extra special. He was easy to work with since day one, and just a fun, caring, wonderful guy. He made both of us feel so comfortable and helped us feel at ease. He made the ceremony so easy by walking us through each step. It helped so much and made us remember our day and vows that much more. We highly recommend him to anyone with big or small weddings!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

You absolutely were "in the moment". It was an awesome day and you're an awesome couple. Thank you for the sweet post.
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Brooke
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Our biggest concern about planning a wedding in the Outer Banks was that we were uncomfortable being married by an officiant who was a stranger. Luckily for us, we had Jay. Jay made time to meet with my husband and I whenever we were in the Outer Banks before our wedding. This gave us multiple opportunities to sit down, have some coffee, and get to know each other. Jay is a popular officiant, so if you think you want to book him, you should reserve early. I am not sure how he compares in price to other officiants because after we met him, we knew we did not want to meet with anyone else. Everyone that I worked with to plan the wedding had worked with Jay in the past and love him. We opted to have Jay at our rehearsal which was the right decision. We felt very relaxed at the wedding and the ceremony was beautiful. We had very positive comments from multiple guests about Jay specifically. He did a great job.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Brooke! You and Joe were a real blessing to meet and get to know. Loved celebrating with you on that huge May day! You're married!!!!!!!!
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Rebecca
Wedding:
5/26/2012
5.0/5.0
Hi Jay,

I just wanted to say thank you so much for everything. You are so gifted at what you do and I will never forget you. You made my wedding so much more than it could have been. I felt so comfortable the entire time and so did Tom. I am so sad that it is over but whenever I get sad I just pull out the video tape and watch you do your magic at the ceremony. My friends and family have said nothing but wonderful things about you and my sisters are going to do their best to get you for their weddings if they get married in the OBX. I sure hope they do.. what an incredible place! Jay, I will never ever forget you. Having you do my wedding ceremony was the best wedding decision I have ever made. Thanks for making Tom feel so comfortable too. He was so nervous! Also, thanks so much for doing our rehearsal the day before the wedding! That was the best money I have ever spent because I was able to sleep the night before the wedding feeling prepared and ready to go-all because of you! I will talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

Rebecca and Tom Haslbeck
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you Rebecca and Tom. One of the nicest testimonials EVER!
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Mother of the Bride
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rev. Jay for the very personal wedding ceremony that he offiiciated for my daughter and her new husband on the beach at the Sanderling in May. He made everyone feel welcome and a part of a very special day that we will all cherish forever. His words made us all reflect upon what matters most in our lives and on the importance of the wedding vows that were shared. We all appreciated his resounding voice that could be heard over the beautiful crashing of the waves upon the shore. His humor and wit added laughter that is oh so important to us all. He was respectful and professional in his planning and presentation. We are so happy that he was able to share this special day with us and would recommend him to any one who would like a wedding ceremony that is unforgettable.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Well those are just some beautiful words. Thank you so much. It means a lot when parents know their children and guests have been taken care of. Thank You!!! It was my honor.
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beachfront bride
Wedding:
4/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Jay was the best in making us feel comfortable and at ease during our Spring ceremony. He is very friendly and has a great sense of humor that makes everyone feel welcomed. He is so accommadating with our needs and go to great length to please while assuring us that everything will be fantastic. We had a beautiful wedding thanks to Jay!!!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Awww....Thank You!!!!!!
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LERMongold
Wedding:
4/7/2012
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jay Bowman was the first person I booked because he is in such high demand! All the vendors I spoke with in the Outer Banks told me he was the man to marry us! We were not disappointed. He is able to tailor your vows to whatever degree of religion you would like to be included. He knew us and the type of relationship that we had even though we had only met with him briefly. He made everyone feel included and even helped us get past a dune-buggie drive by for our beach wedding! He was able to incorporate our sand ceremony and made us feel like we were the only ones on the beach! We could not have imagined anyone else marrying us! We highly recommend Rev. Jay Bowman to any bride looking for an OBX officiant!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank You!!!!!!! Means a lot that you took the time to write such a nice review. Take good care of each other. :)
My very best,
Jay
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quinleyel
Wedding:
10/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay did a fantastic job performing our wedding ceremony! He tailored our ceremony to us, made it very personal, and, best of all, found that perfect blend of humor and sincerity that made our ceremony very special. He had no problem with the reading we chose (Annabel Lee by Edgar Allen Poe...our wedding had a Halloween theme) and kept our guests in stitches while performing a very meaningful ceremony. He also performed a sand ceremony that went above and beyond our expectations with the words he said during the ceremony. Even I almost teared up during the sand ceremony! I couldn't imagine a better ceremony or a better officiant.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Means so much that you took the time to write such kind words. Thank you! I will surely never forget your wedding!!! :)
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Casey
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
We were so blessed to have Jay perform our ceremony on the beach!! He made us both feel so comfortable and made our ceremony so personal and perfect!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

And I truly feel blessed to have met and served you on such a big day. Thank you!!!!!
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Heather
Wedding:
9/21/2011
5.0/5.0
We found Rev. Jay while searching for an officiant online. We watched his video and knew this was the guy we wanted to marry us. We came to the OBX to start planning for a week and met up with Jay for coffee. He was such a nice guy and we felt like we had known him forever. Week of the wedding Jay was there and smiling. He is such a positive person, if everyone could be like him we would all be better people. Jay made our wedding fun and an awesome event for everyone. I couldn't say enough positive things about him!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Wow, that is so nice of you, Heather. I loved being a part of your big day. You two take good care of each other! Thanks again for the kind words. Your friend, Jay.
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katie.laura
Wedding:
9/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED Jay! He is not your typical officiate, and had us laughing (tastefully) throughout our ceremony! Even though it was a windy, and a tad on the chilly side during our wedding, his ability to tell our story and make it humorous to everyone helped alleviate the less than favorable weather conditions.

We also had the opportunity to meet with him some months before the ceremony just to make sure he would be right for us. My husband is Catholic while I'm not so religious so I was a tad worried since he wasn't very open at first to having a non-denominational officiate, but after meeting Jay he was sold! Thank you Jay!!
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

You are sooooo welcome. Thanks for the very kind testimonial. Awesome.
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mcvencil
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
Jay was so wonderful for my husband and I for our wedding! He worked with us so well (as we were planning a wedding from Lancaster, PA for one in the Outer Banks!) and we couldn't have asked for anything more! The sand ceremony was extremely special as well! It allowed us to involve our son and gave us a sweet keepsake to remember our special day. Both of our families were very impressed by Jay and thought that we had known him our whole lives! There aren't enough words to thank Jay for how special our day was and how fondly my husband and I will forever remember it. Thank you Jay!
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Toni
Wedding:
7/20/2011
5.0/5.0
I admit I was very hesitant to choose a Rev. over the computer. Worried the whole time....is he going to show up will he do a good job, how will be like it....well to all of you brides that are having those same concerns.....Rev. Jay Bowman added to the beauty of our life. He is so very personable. He took the extra time to meet us and get to know us a bit so he could make our wedding special. From the first minute we sat down with him I felt the stress leaving. He knew all of those little things you might forget and had a lot of input to help us out. Like when is high tide??? Who thinks of that if you arnt by the beach all the time. lol Anyway, Rev Jay made our special day wonderful. He brought our kids in on the ceremony and even made mention of my husbands recently deceased father. It was so touching and emotional in every way. If you pick Rev Jay Bowman to do your wedding you will not in any way be disappointed! Great! Life is Good! Toni and Scott Simons
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay was the officiant of our wedding and we would highly recommend him! Everyone who come to our wedding still talks about how wonderful he is and how meaningful our service was.
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Kimberly
Wedding:
5/25/2011
5.0/5.0
We are so blessed to have found Rev. Jay! He made our wedding day everything we dreamed it would be.We hope to renew our vows on our Tenth anniversary,(with Jay of course!)
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Thank you, Kimberly! I plan to be here on your tenth!! :)
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Erin
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Jay was perfect for our laid-back, beach wedding. He met with both me and my husband prior to the ceremony to run through everything and keep us relaxed. Can't say enough good things about Rev. Jay!
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obxwed2011
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Awesome Reverend! He made us feel very at ease with the whole ceremony! He submitted our certificate for us since we were from VA. All of our guests talked about how lively and entertaining he was. Definitely recommend Jay as the officiant for your wedding!!
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Jackie
Wedding:
5/20/2011
5.0/5.0
Reverend Jay was outstanding! I knew from the first time we met him to go over our idea of our wedding that he was the perfect person to perform our ceremony. He added such unqiue touches to the whole event that really stood out and I got some many wonderful compliments from guests on him. I would highly recommend he be your officiant for your wedding.
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Crystal
Wedding:
5/12/2011
5.0/5.0
Jay Bowman was phenomenal! He by far exceeded our expectations. He made our wedding day just perfect. We appreciated the personal touch, professionalism and being so well prepared. He was very loud and clear for everyone on the beach to hear. We still have our guest raving about how awesome he was. Our wedding will be remembered for many reasons and for also having the BEST officiant on the OBX. Thank you Jay for being you and making our day so special.
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Jen
Wedding:
9/12/2010
5.0/5.0
My family is STILL talking about how wonderful and amazing Jay was for our wedding! Everyone couldn't believe that we'd never met each other before the rehearsal. Jay knows what he's doing and does it with everything in him. I'm so glad he was able to marry Don and I...it wouldn't have been quite as perfect without him! He makes everyone around you feel as though you've been friends for a lifetime, he has a calmness about him that is unweavering, and his presense is remarkable. Jay is part of what made our wedding so unique to us and one aspect that I would want there if we did it all over again in the future!
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Stacie
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
Jay was outstanding! Great personality & so happy we made the decision to have him officiate our beach ceremony. We were swarmed with flies that day after a hurricane passed thru & he just rolled with the punches & even joined us for our reception. :)
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Lauren
Wedding:
7/31/2010
5.0/5.0
Rev. Jay provided us with a ceremony that people are still talking about 6 months later! We had some friends from home who really thought we knew Jay beforehand and that he traveled with us down to the beach...that's how warm and welcoming he is! He was a huge hit and we can never thank him enough for marrying us and giving us everlasting memories! Thanks again Jay! You were fantastic:)
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uncgslp
Wedding:
7/30/2010
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were so pleased with Jay! He made our wedding day so special and personal. We would highly recommend him to anyone!
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Tresta
Wedding:
4/20/2010
5.0/5.0
Jay was absolutely perfect! It was scary booking an officiant online, since we had a destination wedding, but we could not have asked for a more perfect person to marry us! He was great at communication and made me feel at ease about the whole process.

Our day was absolutely amazing! Jay even incorporated little stories that I had told him about "us" into the ceremony. It was great! Our families thought he was just great and we could not have asked for anything more! From the moment we met, I knew I had made the perfect choice!

Thanks so much for making our special day just that...special!
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Jen
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
Jay was excellent! The ceremony was awesome! We have guests still telling us what a wonderful time they had. He got to know more about us in 2 emails than we could have imaged. We really enjoyed working with Jay. I would recommend him for anyone getting married. He was AWESOME! He made our wedding day very special and something that we will always remember.
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Linda
Wedding:
6/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Jay was by far more than we could have ever expected. He truly made our day special. From the moment we met him , it was as if we had known him forever. What an amazing man of God.
Mark and Linda Forehand
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

I will never forget you, Linda. Thank you for the continued love throughout the years. Next June it will be 5 years for your and Mark!!!! Wow, how could that be. Awesome.
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Mrs4hand
Wedding:
6/24/2009
5.0/5.0
Jay married Mark and I in June of 2009,
We spoke and had email corespondence with several wedding officiant's, but within minutes of talking with Jay on the phone, I knew I had to look no further, he set me at ease and was so pleasant to talk with. Once we arrived on the Outer Banks we met with Jay and that was just more icing on the cake, very down to earth, professional, great sense of humor, all around great guy.
Thanks Jay:)

Linda and Mark Forehand
Vado, New Mexico
landonsgma66@gmail.com
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reids
Wedding:
5/22/2009
5.0/5.0
I would recommend Rev Jay Bowman to ANYONE getting married in the Outer Banks. Jay never met us before our wedding day but you never would have known that. Using the information that we provided to him (he has a form with questions), he wrote a ceremony that was both elequent and personel. We got married on the beach and his voice projected well; everyone was able to hear him despite the wind.
Rev Jay was extremely affordable and answered all of our emails quickly. Also worth mentioning that he will provide any level of religiousness that you desire.
Services Used: Officiant
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guppy27
Wedding:
5/2/2009
5.0/5.0
Jay was amazing! He was very accommodating of our ideas for the wedding, and extremely flexible, especially as our wedding was planned on short notice! We would highly, highly recommend him!
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MDS
Wedding:
9/6/2008
5.0/5.0
I'm so happy we chose Jay to be the officiant for our wedding! After the ceremony we received so many compliments from our family and friends about how nice our ceremony was. He made our ceremony so personalized and perfect!
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Jennifer
Wedding:
6/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Jay Bowman was born to marry people. My husband and I decided three weeks before a family trip to get married and we found Rev. Jay's website and watched his into video on You Tube. We knew when we saw him on the beach that he was the man to marry us. We did most of our planning on line. We didn't meet Jay until the morning off the wedding. I personally didn't get to meet him until just before I walked down the isle. He was so great and his ceremony was so touching. My parents have said over and over that his ceremony was the most meaningful ceremony they have ever wittnessed, including their own. Rev. Jay just knew who were were as individual's and as a couple. My husbands kids were there and he made them a part of the ceremony as well. I was so amazed that he was able to relate to us on the level that he did when all our communication had been via e-mail and just a few short phone calls.
He was so accomodating and fit us in and made sure our day and our surprise to our family went off without a hitch. He is a man filled with great kindness and a passion for what he does! We feel so lucky to have had him marry us!
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violanti
Wedding:
5/25/2008
5.0/5.0
JAY IS AWESOME! I can't say enough good things about him. He came early and while I was getting ready, he looked around at the reception decor, noticing small details such as my sand dollars with little 'info sayings' on them about my husband and I...he took some of that info and incorporated it into our ceremony. He also talked to guests and is VERY personable. And his fees are very reasonable. ANYONE and EVERYONE getting married on the Outer Banks should use him, you will NOT be disappointed!
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Diane
Wedding:
11/24/2007
5.0/5.0
Words can hardly express our sincere happiness and gratitude for Reverand Jay. He was absolutely accessible and supportive all the through a year of changing wedding plans, and made everything look easy when the big day came. Our guests have been raving about how personalized our ceremony was, and how much peace Jay brought to our day. Jay was one of the best surprises we found through long-distance wedding planning via the internet. Worth every penny and more! Thank you, thank you, thank you.
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england747
Wedding:
9/24/2007
5.0/5.0
Jay was excellent. We had a small wedding and a short ceremony. We chose not to have a rehearsal and it couldn't have worked out better. I highly recommend him.
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Sandy
Wedding:
6/12/2007
5.0/5.0
If I could give Rev. Jay 10 stars, I would. There was no better man of the cloth to have stand with us on this very important day! He was so personable and friendly. It was if we had known each other for years. I have never met a warmer and more compassionate person. It emanates from just his presence. Then he offers words that confirm the essence. I only thought my pastor back home had that ability or power. He makes you feel at ease, and that everything is going to be okay_even when you don't think so. He offers a reassurance that can only come from a man connected to God. He was God sent just for us on that day! Who better to stand with us? We are so appreciative of your kind spirit, and warmth, and for capturing the beautiful early morning, the feel of the breeze and ocean, and sunshine...and for acknowledging and welcoming the presence of God into the midst of our ceremony. You a friend of God, and now a friend of ours. I have even reached out to Rev. Jay since the ceremony, because he is kind and welcoming and understanding...and received reassurance and warmth. Thank you for the beautiful person you are, Rev. Jay! God continue to bless you, as you continue to bless others!

Sandy & Tim
6/12/07
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Nicole
Wedding:
5/6/2007
5.0/5.0
Jay was great! He was extremely professional but also extremely friendly. He gives off an aura that makes you feel like you've known him for years! He made it a point to make sure that my husband and I were extremely relaxed prior to the wedding. He made the wedding very personal even after just 1 meeting prior. Our families were very happy with the blend of ceremony & religion and were raving about how nice the ceremony was. We couldn't have asked for a better officiant!
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Karen
Wedding:
4/15/2007
5.0/5.0
Rev Jay was such a pleasure to work with... he knew exactly what to say to calm me down when weather didn't cooperate. I loved his laid back, but incredibly professional attitude and he really just fit right in with my family! Couldn't beleive a Noreaster decided to hit on our wedding day, but we still have the fondest memories and Rev Jay is always one of them.
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Lisa from VA
Wedding:
6/12/2006
5.0/5.0
Randall & I were married by Jay 06-12-06. Look no further! Jay made our small, casual, beach wedding feel like the "event of a lifetime"! We felt like Jay was an old family friend we'd known forever, and we didn't meet until 30-45 min prior to the ceremony! Jay is by far the most charismatic,calming and friendly "rev" you will ever be so lucky to meet. Funny how a total stranger can make such an impression in your life in such a short span of time! I encourage everybody even thinking of a beach wedding to find an availabilty with Jay-arrange around HIS schedule, change your date or time of wedding, do what it takes to have Jay apart of your day YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!! He worked with us on time and day(we were last minute-like 2wks before) he handled every detail without a single flaw or moment of stress on us! I had children from a previous marriage which we wanted included in the ceremony, no problem! Jay suggested his "sand ceremony" which was beautiful! The kids and Randall exchanged pendants after we exchanged rings - I had no idea how to include it-Jay did! He worked the exchange into the ceremony made the kids feel SUPER SPECIAL and he spoke on the blending of families its was truly moving emotional thing for everyone there! The kids were 8 & 13yrs old, and the still talk about how "cool" Rev Jay was! STOP LOOKING! - YOU HAVE JUST FOUND THE "2ND MOST IMPORTANT MAN" TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPECIAL DAY IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMORY YOU CAN DREAM OF! Many thanks Jay! Randall & Lisa Ferguson and "the kids"
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Ann
Wedding:
9/15/2013
4.9/5.0
Rev Jay is great he married my sister 6 years ago and me last weekend. If you decide to get married on the beach obx style this is the guy you want!!!
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Erin
Wedding:
6/18/2013
4.9/5.0
Jay was recently the officiant for our wedding in Corolla on June 18th 2013. We could not have been happier with our ceremony. He was extremely personable and genuine and made our wedding feel so special. We received so many compliments on Jay and our ceremony. He kept guests interested without losing them and tied personal touches into his readings. He also did a rehearsal with us and took the time to make sure everyone was prepared and comfortable. I highly recommend Jay!!!
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Erin
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.9/5.0
Rev. Jay was a joy to work with. He made our day so very special. He followed our requests and worked with us ahead of time to get to know us, even though we were several states away. He worked with me on a surprise I had in mind for my fiance and made the event fun and special. It is clear that he loves what he does.

The only small thing that prevents me from giving him five stars across the board was that he changed our rehearsal time after planning out schedule for weeks. It threw a small monkey wrench in the schedule in that I had to meet the wedding planner separately and go over things twice. No biggie in the scheme of things. The ceremony was flawless.
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Erin, thank you for the kind words. It was an honor to serve you and Jose. Sorry for any confusion on the rehearsal. The Elopement Package that you booked through The Sanderling Resort does not include a rehearsal with me present. I did that as an added favor. Wish you all the best. Rev. Jay
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isarnicole
Wedding:
10/15/2010
4.8/5.0
What a wonderful man and a delight! It has been 3 months since our wedding and we still rave about how perfect he made the day! We had such a small ceremony but he made us feel like it was the most special day in the world, and to us it was.
Services Used: Officiant
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elenaramos
Wedding:
7/24/2009
4.7/5.0
Jay was awesome. WE still have people complimenting us on our choice for an officiant. Our ceremony was on the beach and we needed someone with a loud voice. He did it all. The volume of his voice was perfect, he was laid back (just like us), and was funny. My dad passed away and when Jay remembered him I felt a sense of peace instead of what I was dreading, sadness. HIghly recommend!!!
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Emily
Wedding:
5/17/2014
4.6/5.0
Rev. Jay was absolutely wonderful! He was professional and excited about our big day! He even text messaged us the day before to encourage and congratulate us as we prepared for the big day. He was able to calm our spirits as we were both so nervous! I know he helped calm my husband as he seemed to be very nervous about the ceremony! He is a fun, passionate, professional and great person! We had a wonderful experience with Rev. Jay!
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Meredith
Wedding:
10/3/2013
4.5/5.0
Jay....

I have dreamed about getting married on the beach since I was a little girl and then I found the one that would get sand in his toes with me. Getting married in OBX was an easy choice and having you perform the ceremony was an even easier one. From the first moment we talked you were a perfect fit for us, our family and friends. You made that dream as a little girl even better than I could of imagined. There were tears, there were laughs and there was the feeling that you had know us from the beginning of our fairy tale! Thank you for making our day perfect without a doubt... You will always hold a special place in our hearts!!

xoxo Meredith and Carl
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Rev. Jay Bowman responded with the following comments:

Meredith, I just wrote Carl, but wanted to say thank you to you as well for the very kind words. And you know what today is? Your Two Month Anniversary! Awesome! Hope your Christmas season is wonderful together. My best, Jay.
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megen
Wedding:
5/13/2011
4.4/5.0
We had couple of last minute changed of plans with our wedding due to weather. He went with it and did a great job!
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