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Elopement Wedding Packages Are The New Normal

A photographer takes a formal photos at a couple's wedding elopement
Our photographer takes a formal photo of this couple as part of their elopement wedding package.

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 you can focus on each aspect individually. Make the ceremony memorable and for the two of you. Then plan a post-Covid-19 party with your friends and family.

As a wedding officiant in New Mexico, I’m happy to be your resource as you start the planning for your destination elopement. Take a look at my website to start gathering information. Or, call me to get started!

Elopement Wedding Packages

At Embracing Ceremony, we use the term “elopement” loosely. You can certainly make it just for the two of you. But if you have parents, siblings or a few close friends you’d like to include, that is fine. I call those “intimate ceremonies.”

As more and more couples pursue an elopement—especially a destination elopement—the desire for destination elopement packages has skyrocketed. We have some great options on our Wedding Packages Page or if you’re thinking of a true elopement, check out our Elopement Package Page. We offer something very basic, “Just the Two of Us” Elopement Package, if all you really need is a quick ceremony to make your marriage legal. We’ll make sure it is special too!

Photographer discussing wedding photos with couple

Embracing Ceremony can also take care of a few more details for you to make the occasion even more memorable. We want your wedding day to have special and happy memories. We have professional photographers standing by to spend an hour with you and capture about 100 images. These will range from formal posed to informal and candid shots as well as images taken throughout your ceremony. Our photographers are always happy to have your input ahead of time so they know the style you’re going to most appreciate in your photographs.

While we’re signing your marriage license, what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a bottle of New Mexican champagne! You’re always welcome to take the bottle with you for when you’ve settled in for the evening.

And flowers! You’ve got to have some flowers for your wedding! We’ll provide you with a colorful garden bouquet and a boutonnière. We can flex that if you’re a same-sex couple wanting another configuration.

A fresh bouquet was part of this couple's elopement wedding package
Fresh flower bouquets are included in most of our elopement wedding packages.

Eloping in Taos

We know how much you love coming to Taos, so we’re always updating and expanding our package offerings to make eloping in Taos easy. We love your inquiries and are always happy to have input so we can better cater to your needs. We’re working with a wonderful baker to incorporate cake options into some of our packages. We can certainly make recommendations for accommodations and dining. If you’d like to peruse our complimentary Resource Guide, enter your email address at the bottom of any page on this website and it’ll be sent to you immediately.

We look forward to meeting you and facilitating a memorable elopement that lives on forever as a glowing memory.

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