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Dan Jones, a wedding minister for all genders

Embracing Ceremony Blog

Why Are Wedding Pranks A Good Idea?

Are you ready to have some fun on your wedding day? After all your months of planning, it’s time to have a little fun. Wedding officiants have fun comparing notes when they get together, and the most fun is to share the creative wedding pranks couples have used to get a laugh from their guests. . . .

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A Marriage Compatibility Test: Just Go Camping!

Thinking of getting married? How about putting your relationship to a marriage compatibility test beforehand? A few days in the wilderness are a great way to get to know one another better. If not a full-on backpacking trip, try at least setting up camp somewhere and doing extended day hikes. Time in nature has gotten . . .

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Elopement Escape!

Would you like a truly extraordinary elopement experience? I am offering, through this blog only (for the moment), a very special location for my Taos elopement packages. Visit my Packages Page to see my two package options. To either of those packages, add $200 for the location featured in this photo blog. Getting married in . . .

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Gay Marriage in New Mexico

Gay marriage is legal in New Mexico as it is in all 50 United States of America. So if you live in New Mexico you can get married right here at home. And if you don’t live in New Mexico you should consider coming to New Mexico to tie the knot with your life partner. . . .

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Five Best Wedding Ideas I Have Encountered as a Wedding Officiant

By officiating dozens of wedding ceremonies each year in northern New Mexico, I bring a lot of wedding ideas to couples that we incorporate into their ceremony. That’s expected of me and is a favorite part of my job. I love when a couple responds to an idea of mine with, “Oh, I love that, . . .

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An Art Museum Wedding or Elopement? Sure!

Have you ever considered an art museum wedding or elopement? It’s a fun twist and very unique! There are lots of museums in Taos and I know at least some of them accommodate weddings because I’ve officiated there. But there is one special museum that I think offers a bit more than others. And that . . .

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What’s Required to Get Married in New Mexico

Do you live here in New Mexico? Or are you considering a destination wedding in New Mexico? Either way, what’s required to get married in New Mexico is the same. The 1-2-3 Legal Basics New Mexico requirements for marriage are very easy and straightforward. Here are the basics for the legal aspects of a New . . .

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Getting Married in New Mexico Court

If you’re thinking about getting married in New Mexico court there is a little planning you’ll need to do. Your first step is to get your marriage license. This is a separate step than your visit to the court and judge for your actual ceremony. Here’s the list for each county where you go to . . .

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