” We think you ROCK! “

Hi Rev. Jay,

Just got back from a wonderful two weeks in the Outer Banks… Sean and I wanted to drop you a note to tell you how much we think you ROCK! I can’t tell you how much we appreciate the special attention you gave us – from the minute we met, you set our minds at ease and made us feel confident in choosing you …. you will always be special to us! Everyone felt at home with you immediately; ( I have to admit, I was a little worried that the “crazy NY family” would scare you away ! lol (: ) – thank you a million times over for giving us a perfect ceremony that reflected our personalities and focus on family. You exceeded our expectations and helped create the intimate wedding we dreamed of.

Angela and Sean MCCABE !! Yea!!

” …still in awe… “


John and I wanted to write you and thank you so so so much for your words last week at our wedding. Although we knew ahead of time how great of a person you were since you did one of my bridesmaids weddings we were still in awe of how amazing our own ceremony turned out to be. Your words were perfect and fit every emotion we had of that day. We didn’t need anything to make that day more special for us but what you brought to the table just added so much more than we could have ever expected. We felt like you really took the time to prepare your words just for us and we felt like we had know you forever. I read all the testimonials on your page and was impressed by everyone else’s kind words however
I don’t think words can express how terrific of a person you are and how meant to be you are to officiate weddings. Thank you again for being so wonderful, for being so calm, and so together and for taking our special circumstance with my father so importantly. Thank you for helping us not to worry about anything other than getting married, being in love, and enjoying our day. We have already recommended you to friends who are getting married later this year. Take care and thank you so much again.

John & Ashley Marn

“I was amazed…”

Rev. Bowman,

I want to start by saying all the positive testimonials on your website were true. I was amazed by your attentive service and your professionalism. I received several compliments regarding your service and how well you related to my family and friends. You did a really great job setting everyone at ease at such an exciting time, and the ceremony was amazing! I would readily recommend you to anyone looking to be wed on the Outer Banks!
Thank you so much for making our special day that much more special with your kindness. All the best to you and yours, and thanks again!
Happy Holidays,

Rachel and Lucas

“…you have personally touched our lives.”


Just wanted to send a sincere thank you and tell you how much we appreciated having you perform the ceremony. Our entire family raved how perfect you were for the both of us and how right they were. We could not have picked a better person. You made us feel at ease and like we had known you for years. God bless you and your family and know that you have personally touched our lives.

Mike and Carla

“…amazed that we all just met on our wedding day…”


After you had left, my family thought that Dan and I had known you for a long time. They were amazed that we all just met on our wedding day.
You’ve made a memory that we will never forget. Everything that you said during the ceremony was truly heartfelt.
We would love to keep in contact with you. I wish you were closer to us or we were closer to you.
Bless you and your family!
Thanks again,

Amy and Dan Kiley

“We couldn’t have asked for more.”

Dear Jay,

Jason and I wanted to thank you soooo much for such an AWESOME ceremony, I couldn’t have dreamt it would have went better.
Thank you again,… We couldn’t have asked for more. It was such a beautiful day, our family surrounding us, a great photographer and of course you, such a wonderful guy joining us together in love.
Thank you so much,

Mr. & Mrs. Jason & Emily Orr

“…we couldn’t be happier.”


….EVERYONE just loved you….all we heard was how great you were. We may be back down to get Karl’s older brother hitched and he is already talking about having you marry them. I will be sure to get in touch with you if he decides to do an OBX wedding also. Thank you so much, we really loved having you marry us, we couldn’t have been happier.

Kim and Karl Jarrel

“…your ability to capture the moment…”


We just wanted to thank you again for a beautiful, beautiful ceremony. There is no way it could have been any more perfect or personal. We were amazed with your ability to capture the momen, the scenery and the love that we share…after only meeting us in person minutes before. The time you took to prepare for the ceremony, the emails, the calls….we appreciated it so much! Your demeanor was so personable and impressive!!! We hope to see you again! Our wedding will truly be remembered forever as one of the most special days of our lives…and we’ll remember you for the wonderful words you spoke, the time you spent, and the blessings you gave. Thanks so much! We hope you have a great summer!!!!!!!!

Mike & Jamie Jones

“…your words and prayers were so personal…”


Charles & I would like to say thank you for officiating our wedding. It could not have been more awesome! The setting and weather were beautiful, your words and prayers were so personal – it could not have gone any better. We received our copy of the marriage license yesterday – so it’s official!! Thanks again for everything.


Feel free to call (252) 216-6676 or contact me with any questions and concerns you may have about your special day.

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