You embody all that has appealed to us in the Outer Banks…”

Dear Jay,

We would like to thank you for the absolutely amazing ceremony that you performed for us on Penny’s Hill last week. You treated us as though we were life long friends or even family of yours. You made the entire ceremony so easy for us and enabled us to actually enjoy every moment as opposed to being stressed or worried about what was coming up next.
So many of our guests expressed to us how well you performed the ceremony and how pleasant your mannerisms were. Many thought that we had known you for years and wondered why they had not met you. You embody all that has appealed to us in the Outer Banks and we couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day.
With Sincere Thanks,

Melissa and Christopher

“I am so glad we chose you, and you chose us.”


How ya doing?! Hope all is well in beautiful NC. Boy do we miss it! Jim and I wanted to thank you again for the wonderful ceremony you performed for us! September 7th is a day we will remember forever. And thanks to you, it went off without a hitch! I’m so glad we chose you, and you chose us. You made our ceremony very personal. We felt like we have known you forever! There is no one else that could have done a better job then you!
I hope we can run into each other again, I’m going to hold you to that cup of java next year!

Erin Audette (aka Erin Thomas)

“…the best anyone had ever attended…”


Thank you so much for making our day perfect. The personal touch that you brought to our wedding made it very special, not only for Kim and I, but for everyone there. We are still receiving compliments about the ceremony, especially the sand and vessel part, that made our wedding the best anyone had ever attended or been a part of. We are looking foward to seeing you the week of our first anniversary! Once again thank you from Kim and I for making it a great ceremony and celeberation that day on the island when we were married.

Mike & Kim Hill

“… You really made us feel comfortable…”

Hello Jay,

I wanted to take some time to let you know how happy we were with the ceremony and your part in our wedding from the very first meeting. You really made us feel comfortable and helped us to relax and just let it happen. You are great at what you do and I would imagine it would be a little more difficult marrying couples you only meet once before.
Both mine and Brendon’s parents commented on how great you were.
So again, Thank You Jay! I told Kim the same as I will tell you – The only thing about getting married in the OBX is I can’t refer every one of my friends and family, that will get married, to you guys!
Best Wishes to you and your family!


“…sincere without being artificial.”

Dear Rev. Bowman,

Dustin’s father and I both want to express our appreciation for your officiating at our daughter’s wedding and our gratitude for the way you presented your role as ‘Officiant’. We could not have been more pleased. You made it feel so personal – which was so important to all of us! You were sincere without being artificial.
So often guests will comment on the reception – that seems to be what they remember (I imagine they “rate” these events based on how they are entertained). But for us, the ceremony is the most important part of a wedding celebration. I think I can speak for both sets of parents, and the happy couple, when I say I know our guests will remember the ceremony – not only because God provided such a picture-perfect afternoon with His awesome ocean as the background, but also because you made the ceremony, itself, meaningful!
We met Robin and Keith (Josh’s parents) for dinner at Dustin and Josh’s this past weekend, and we were all sharing comments we have received from various family and friends who attended – and it was really gratifying at how many comments pertained to “the wonderful minister” who presided!
So again, thank you, and may God bless you as you continue to be a blessing to others!

Debi Metz

“…You are the BEST!…”

Hi Jay –

Hope all is well in the OBX! We are back in Pittsburgh and back to work. 🙁 We miss the OBX. We had such an awesome week last week!
We just wanted to say THANK YOU for everything last Monday and Tuesday! It was a pleasure finally meeting you and working with you after all the emails over the past 10 months! And thanks to you, our wedding was absolutely PERFECT! Better than we even imagined!!
Not only were Kevin and I impressed but our families and friends thought you were great too! You weren’t just our ‘officiant’ you were part of the wedding and part of the celebration! Thanks for making us feel really special and for helping us begin our new lives together!
Again – THANKS SO MUCH!! You are the BEST!

Alysa & Kevin Sakson

“There will never be enough words…”

Dear Jay,

There will never be enough words to express our thanks to you for the wedding ceremony you created for us. We are truly blessed & honored to have had you be a part of the most memorable day in our lives. You brought out the true spirit of the day. On a day where we thought we would be so nervous you made us so comfortable & relaxed that on the video all that we hear is laughter & happy tears. You made our day so much more special than it already was. When we read your mission statement we were so excited to have found you. Now that “At Last” our day is over we are so excited to have known you & can’t wait to give you updates through the years.

All Our Love,

Kurt & Cheryl Peterson href=”mailto:cherylapeterson@verizon.net”>cherylapeterson@verizon.net

“…style and class…”

Hi Jay,

Ashley and I made it back from Mexico last week, we had a fantastic time on our Honeymoon!
Once we got back and situated, we could not help but hear the stories from our friends and family and the kind words they had to say in regards to you. We just wanted you to know what a wonderful job you did on our wedding day. It meant so much for the ceremony itself to be given a particular type of atmosphere, and you did that remarkably. I cannot even count the amount of people that have mentioned their appreciation for the personalized touch you placed on such a magical day and moment in our lives. Everything was done with such style and class. Ashley and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We will be sure to be in touch when we renew our vows, and the next time we’re in the Outer Banks we’d love to get a cup of coffee!
Thanks again Jay.

Marc & Ashley Ayres

“…just the way we wanted it.”

Dear Jay,

Ed and I wanted to thank you for the beautiful ceremony you performed for us on the beach. We’re glad you were willing to get up early and travel to the Inlet for a sunrise ceremony! We realize our request may have been a little unusual (after all, how many people want to get up that early on their wedding day), but we really appreciate you doing that for us.
Even though you did not meet us until that morning, you made us feel comfortable and at ease, and we knew we made the right choice when we asked you to perform the ceremony. You made us laugh, made me cry, and made us feel that you have known us for a while. Everything was just beautiful, and just the way we wanted it.
Thank you again for everything!

Cherie and Ed Thornton

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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