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Dan Jones, Wedding Officiant

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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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The Destination Micro Weddings Trend for 2022

Wedding trends have been and continue to shift, with a new trend emerging for destination micro weddings. Sure, Covid-19 has had a major impact on decision-making, but so have the budgets and logistics of planning A Big Wedding. Traditional wedding ceremonies can still be accomplished in a scaled-down version of a wedding. It’s the dawning . . .

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Find Perfect Locations for Destination Elopements in Taos

The most frequent question I get is for assistance in determining locations for destination elopements in Taos. There are so many great options! My goal is to make eloping in Taos easy for you to plan and something you’ll always remember with joy. Do you want a quintessential Taos courtyard in town? A thrilling spot . . .

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Elopement Wedding Packages Are The New Normal

The trend continues towards elopement. It is certainly exacerbated by Covid-19. Eloping makes so many planning challenges evaporate! Embracing Ceremony started offering elopement wedding packages a few years ago and now it has become quite commonplace. So many people have taken this approach that it is standard practice. By separating the ceremony from the celebration . . .

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How to Have a Covid 19 Elopement

Being a Taos wedding officiant in 2020 offered some distinct challenges. I also was rewarded seeing the innovation and resiliency of people, especially when they were determined to get married. Despite great progress against Covid, we still need to be careful. What lessons can we take from last year and apply to your Covid 19 . . .

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Should You Get Married on Christmas? Pros and Cons of Holiday Weddings

Are you thinking about a wedding around the winter holidays? Have you always thought you’d like to get married on Christmas? How about a New Year’s Eve wedding? You’ll certainly capture your guests in the mood to have a party! That you’re even pondering the possibilities tells me you’re a winter person and probably well . . .

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