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Five Guidelines for Planning Your Wedding

Are you in the early stages of thinking about your wedding day? Since you’re reading this you’re already doing the first couple of steps in planning your wedding that I recommend to achieve a dream-fulfilling wedding day. What are my credentials for offering this advice you may ask? I’m a wedding minister in Taos, New . . .

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Officiators for Elopement Packages in Taos Do More than Just Officiate

Taos is a popular spot for an elopement! If you’re thinking of eloping in Taos, there are packages available to make your planning easy. I’m an officiator in Taos and I offer elopement packages in Taos that include venue, photographer, officiant, flowers and celebratory champagne. If you’re looking for a package that includes accommodations and . . .

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Fall Elopement Packages

Autumn is a crazy beautiful time in northern New Mexico! Cooler weather, crisp days, aspen foliage and the smell of roasting chilies and piñon smoke fill the air. If that sounds like a pleasant backdrop for getting married, then make plans and have a little getaway wedding/honeymoon combo trip! Try one of our Fall Elopement . . .

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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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