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Dan Jones, a wedding minister for all genders

Embracing Ceremony Blog

Intimate Elopement Ceremony: Channel the Look of Love

Friends that know I’m a wedding officiant in Taos often ask me about love. They assume I see love all around me and they’re right! Love comes through different couples in different ways. And I’ve been learning to recognize it through the looks I see exchanged, the words I hear exchanged during their intimate elopement ceremony . . .

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Wedding Photography Advice

  Why is a Taos wedding officiant writing a blog about wedding photography? I get to see a lot of of wedding photographers in action, that’s why! I think I have some good insights. As with any vendor you’re engaging for your wedding day, interview them! Get a sense of their style and demeanor. Check . . .

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Wedding Planning: 4 Tips to Ease You into This Daunting Task

There’s a stigma about wedding planning. It’s daunting. It certainly can be, but there are innumerable tools and aids available to you. Surely you’ve talked to some close friends to get their take on it. If you’ve been in a wedding party or attended a wedding recently you may have some ideas. Those ideas may . . .

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Planning Your Ceremony with Your Officiant

Couples of all ages are planning their wedding. Where do you fall on this spectrum? Is it your first wedding and you want to plan it carefully and have every detail dialed in? Or is this your second or third time around and you just want a simple no-frills ceremony? Do you want to provide . . .

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How to Choose a Wedding Location in or around Taos

As a wedding officiant, I am frequently asked how to choose a wedding location in or around Taos. But it’s not really an easy question to answer. What are your criteria for a wedding location? However, you’ll get more focused answers if you can provide a list of qualities you’re seeking in a location. The . . .

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14 Great Reasons for Getting Married in Taos

I can go on and on about all the wonderful virtues of getting married in Taos, but if you’ve been following my blogs you probably know that already. I absolutely love where I live and will happily tell you or anyone caring to listen about its many wonders. But for this blog I thought you . . .

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An Intimate Wedding at El Monte Sagrado

If you’re thinking about getting married in Taos, you can’t do any better than having an intimate wedding at El Monte Sagrado. It is an extraordinary resort and you can be sure everything will be stellar. Not only will every touch be elegant, but the warm and helpful staff will be there for you every . . .

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5 Ways Wedding Officiant Services Save You Time, Money and Stress

So you’re planning a wedding and wondering about the merits of hiring wedding officiant services? In addition to the things you’d expect of me as a Taos wedding officiant, I’d like to share some of the additional “little” things I do that add to the value of using my services. This is especially important if . . .

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The Worst Advice You’ll Get on Hiring a Wedding Officiant

Since I’m pretty active in the Taos wedding officiant scene I hear a lot of stories. Most of these tales come to me from venue coordinators, photographers, florists and other wedding associates, and prospective clients sometimes share the factors they’re weighing in making decisions about hiring a wedding officiant. I thought I’d distill and share . . .

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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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