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Dan Jones, Wedding Officiant

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New Mexico Elopement Adventures

Would you like to get away from home and enjoy your elopement experience in an extraordinary place? You’ve come to the right place. Embracing Ceremony offers elopement packages in New Mexico to elevate your experience. Literally! Let’s take a short climb together and be on top of the world in a stunningly beautiful setting. Combine . . .

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Elopement Trends in 2024

Gone are the days when eloping meant sneaking off to the courthouse in another town to get married. Elopement trends in 2024 have come a long way! Have you and your partner been discussing the option of eloping in lieu of an expensive wedding? It isn’t for everyone, but of the many couples I work . . .

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SpiriTaos: The Perfect Intimate Wedding Venue in Taos

If you’re looking for an intimate wedding venue that is private and unique, then SpiriTaos might be the perfect destination for you. Located in the heart of Taos, New Mexico, SpiriTaos offers a beautiful and serene setting that is perfect for couples who want a wedding that is both intimate and unforgettable. Introducing SpiriTaos SpiriTaos . . .

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Intimate Wedding Packages in Taos

Are you looking for all-inclusive intimate wedding packages in New Mexico? Taos, in northern New Mexico is a lovely place to bring your closest friends and family for a destination wedding vacation. Taos offers myriad activities beyond your wedding day, from hiking, ballooning, rafting and mountain climbing. The SpiriTaos Garden Intimate Wedding Packages Embracing Ceremony . . .

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Destination Elopement Packages At-A-Glance Chart

Prospective couples perusing my website for the various destination elopement packages offered by Embracing Ceremony have given me the feedback that my elopement packages, particularly my all-inclusive elopement packages, can be confusing because of the variety of options and offerings. For a quick browse, there is too much copy to wade through. So we’ve developed . . .

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The Magic of an Outdoor Micro Wedding Venue

Choosing the right outdoor micro wedding venue is an important decision! It might help for you to jot down some of your criteria to help you sort out the best option. Things such as: Expansive views Intimate surroundings Colorful garden setting Protection in case of inclement weather Easy and accessible access Comfortable experience for guests . . .

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Tips for Planning Your Destination Micro Wedding

You’ve probably settled on a micro wedding to simplify the planning, cost and headaches. And there’s no reason your micro wedding won’t be every bit as rewarding as a big bucks affair. If you’re thinking about “getting out of Dodge” and having a destination micro wedding you’ll want start making some lists of things to . . .

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What Is a Micro Wedding, and Is It Right for You?

First, what is a micro wedding? A micro wedding is simply a scaled-down version of a full-scale ceremony. You can dial it down to the size that works for you. The goal is to keep it more simple – less guests, less expense, fewer details and a shorter checklist. Is A Micro Wedding Right For . . .

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Wedding Packages with Photography

Recently, with the opening of our new micro wedding venue, SpiriTaos Gardens, we re-tooled our offerings to include wedding packages with photography. In the wedding business, like most businesses I suppose, we adapt with the changing of the times. For myself, I started out as a wedding minister. As such I officiated hundreds of weddings . . .

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An Exciting New Micro Wedding Venue in Taos

We are really excited to announce – after several years of planning, construction and refinement – the SpiriTaos Gardens micro wedding venue in Taos. As a Taos wedding celebrant I saw a need in northern New Mexico for a beautiful setting, with a sacred mountain view and a sheltered ramada in case of intense sun . . .

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