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Behind the Scenes of Writing a Wedding Ceremony

What’s the number one question I’m asked when a couple is thinking about hiring me? “How do you write our ceremony?” As a Taos wedding officiant, what’s the number one question I’m asked when I meet with a couple to start the process of writing their ceremony? “What goes in our ceremony and where do . . .

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Five Magical Spins on a Taos Wedding

I have the good fortune of being a Taos wedding officiant. I love meeting adventuresome couples that want to find an extraordinary location for their wedding. And I love working with couples that want to weave special touches into their ceremony. Following are some pictures to give you ideas on where to have your wedding . . .

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Top 10 Locations for a Wedding Ceremony in Taos

As a Taos wedding minister I have officiated many weddings in a variety of venues. Taos offers many New Mexico wedding locations including unique outdoor wedding locations. If you’re planning a Taos destination wedding this blog might be particularly helpful to give you an idea of the breadth of available choices. And if you’re a . . .

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The Dummies’ Guide to Wedding Ceremonies

Getting married in 2017? Procrastinating on the ceremony because you don’t know where to start? Unsure about hiring an officiant or minister? (You might find this recent blog helpful.) Your wedding officiant will be your most reliable resource for how to start the process of constructing your ceremony. In fact, your officiant should build it . . .

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How to Get Married in Taos

  Well, Valentine’s Day is now behind us. That means all you newly-engaged couples can start ramping up your wedding planning. If you’re looking for a magical place for a destination wedding, read on! I’d love to entice you to come to northern New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. And if you’ve already decided on . . .

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20 Ways Your Wedding Officiant Earns Their Pay

You’re engaged and making plans for the various vendors, including a wedding minister you’ll be hiring. Each vendor will bring to your special day a set of skills which translate into less stress for you. A good set of vendors will also interface easily, without any prompting from you. Wedding vendors are accustomed to doing . . .

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Just Engaged? What’s Next?!

First off, congratulations! You’re embarking on exciting times. As as wedding minister in Taos I have some insights to share with you. Take a deep breath. This is a big deal! Start with the biggest picture decisions and work towards the finer details. And try not to stress; make it fun. If you keep plugging away . . .

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Marriage Equality

It’s hard to believe that just a few short years ago LGBTQ weddings were the exception (legal in only a few states). Back when I was in college, fighting for gay rights, the question of same sex marriage was far off my radar. I couldn’t fathom I’d ever see it legalized. Nor could I imagine . . .

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How About an Unplugged Wedding Ceremony?

Increasing numbers of couples are opting to “unplug” their wedding which I think is a great idea. By an unplugged wedding ceremony I mean that you leave all the photography to the professional you’ve hired. Phones go back in pockets and purses, cameras are set under the chair. Your guests get to enjoy what is . . .

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