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Officiant in Virginia Beach, VA,
(757) 932-0452
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    Courtney Jones

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  • I can't say enough great things about James! My now husband and I were a little nervous when it came to finding someone to officiate our wedding since its such a special job, but we are so blessed and fortunate that we came across James because he was more than we could have imagined! From the first conversation I had with James he made it clear that he was passionate about truly getting to know my fiancé and I and learning our love story. Prior to the wedding day, my fiancé and I met with James and shared with him aspects of our relationship such as how we met, what we love about one another, how we are different/similar, and some of our favorite memories/stories with each other. James truly wanted to get to know us personally so that he could create a meaningful wedding ceremony for us. When it came to our wedding day I was truly amazed by the beautiful and personalized wedding ceremony James created for us. It was so special that James was able to paint a picture of our love stor... Read more

    Jessica Hook

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  • With COVID-19 we had to change our original wedding plans. We decided to elope and one of our biggest concerns was that it wouldn’t feel personal. James did a great job at making our ceremony still feel personal, and included many important elements so the day felt special even if it wasn’t what we imagined! Along with the craziness of planning an elopement during a pandemic is that communication has to be quick and often- I can’t speak highly enough about how great of a communicator James was before, during and even after our day when we needed marriage license issues sorted out. I’d recommend James to anyone who’s looking for an officiant!

    Sky Barnes

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  • He was so willing to help in such a short amount of time, and when things got pushed due to the park closing early he hopped right in the car and met up with us as fast as he could. Unlike many of the other pastors we spoke with James seemed like he actually cared about helping us get married, other vendors seemed more worried about how much they were going to get paid. He was super responsive and professional. So glad we were able to have him marry us.

    Stephanie

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  • I would highly recommend James Davis as an officiant. He was easy to get along with and he knows how to officiate! Many compliments on our ceremony! He made it fun and entertaining. He asked questions about our story and took what we said and turned it into an amazing ceremony. He definitely made it less stressful!

    Erin Karr

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  • James was perfect! He made our wedding so special. Great balance of spirituality, faith and humor. Our guests loved him as well! He was extremely flexible with us and our ever changing plans due to COVID 19. Wouldn’t have changed a thing!

    Allyson Vachio

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  • James was very flexible with last minute changes. During the COVID-19 situation he still made our day happen. He will help you do what ever is necessary to make your special day perfect and to add, he will make everyone laugh. 10/10 would recommend.

    Sarah Spade

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  • Pastor James was amazing throughout our whole process of planning and changing. COVID-19 was among the changes and he was quick to reassure us, and remain flexible with all of our requests. All around, he is a fun vendor to work with and he really cares about what he does.

    Katelyn Gettys

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  • James was so great! Thanks to Covid-19, our wedding plans took a big turn. He never let that get in the way of trying to give us an amazing wedding. He truly cares about the couples he works with, and that shows!

    Sam Snelgrove

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  • James met with us before the big day in order to get to know us and write a personalized speech during the ceremony; however, due to Covid, we had to cancel and rearrange our plans several times. James remained patient and entirely flexible so that we could have our day the way we chose. When our ceremony once again changed location and day, he wrote a lovely and heartfelt speech last minute to fit the ceremony style. He reminded us to focus on each other and shared a little laughter during the ceremony.

    Jeff Daniels

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  • More then we could have asked for, very professional and really listened to what we had to say in our interview to create a custom officiant speech. Side note not only us but our guests and bridal party were very impressed and moved by the speech.

    Rebecca Poplin

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  • A perfect combination of serious and humor. He maintained the honor of such an important moment while keeping it light so we could all enjoy ourselves. So grateful for his participation in our celebration! Highly recommend!

    Heather Hurley

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  • We knew immediately that we wanted Pastor James to marry us and it was one of the best decisions on our wedding day! He helped us understand the process of how he would marry us and even met with us to dig deeper about our story and truly preach to our family and friends about us on our wedding day. We didn't do a rehearsal but Pastor James led us all so gracefully throughout the ceremony without any practice. Most people have their guests comment on how great the food or venue was, but for us - people were letting us know that they loved our Pastor and how funny and genuine he was during our ceremony. Thank you for marrying us and being an example for us each and every day!

    Britni Licciardi

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  • Pastor James helped my husband and I ring in the New Year for our New Years Eve wedding. The ceremony was short, sweet, witty, and God-centered - which is exactly what we wanted. We are very happy we had such a stellar Pastor to officiate our wedding.

    Chuck Moore

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  • Pastor James Officiated our wedding and my husband and I could not be happier. I/we have been to dozens of weddings over the years and our opinion, the ceremony is really the most important over the reception, decorations, music, venue, etc. Although we had all of that and more, we wanted our ceremony to be the focal point. We requested James to perform a mini sermon in lieu of a “traditional wedding ceremony” that would speak to the our guests hearts, with hope that his message touches people and lead them to Christ. We provided James with bible passages that were important to my husband and me which represented events in our lives and the lives of our friends and family. James worked very hard to prepare a sermon that encompassed all and delivered his message that truly touched everyone who attended. In fact, most of our guests came to us with tears in their eyes thanking us for having James prepare such a well-meaning, personalized message that pulled the guests in and tug... Read more

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