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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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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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Fall Elopement Packages

Autumn is a crazy beautiful time in northern New Mexico! Cooler weather, crisp days, aspen foliage and the smell of roasting chilies and piñon smoke fill the air. If that sounds like a pleasant backdrop for getting married, then make plans and have a little getaway wedding/honeymoon combo trip! Try one of our Fall Elopement . . .

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Behind the Scenes of Writing a Wedding Ceremony

What’s the number one question I’m asked when a couple is thinking about hiring me? “How do you write our ceremony?” As a Taos wedding officiant, what’s the number one question I’m asked when I meet with a couple to start the process of writing their ceremony? “What goes in our ceremony and where do . . .

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The Dummies’ Guide to Wedding Ceremonies

Getting married in 2017? Procrastinating on the ceremony because you don’t know where to start? Unsure about hiring an officiant or minister? (You might find this recent blog helpful.) Your wedding officiant will be your most reliable resource for how to start the process of constructing your ceremony. In fact, your officiant should build it . . .

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Wedding Readings

Do you have a favorite poem or book passage that you’d like read at your wedding? Do you have a family member or friend you’d like to have read it? Here are a few ideas … Over the years I’ve seen fewer instances of couples wanting to include someone by having them read during their . . .

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Including Children in Your Ceremony

I’m currently working on two ceremonies where children will play a key role – and both in very different ways. Including children adds great warmth and emotion to your wedding ceremony and provides opportunities for lighthearted and humorous moments. Officiating weddings in Taos, Denver or anywhere in between I find children are a universal element. . . .

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Wedding Readings

Wedding officiants are often asked for recommendations on readings for the wedding ceremony. As an wedding officiant serving northern New Mexico and Colorado I have a list of favorite readings that run the gamut from wedding/couple related to spiritual or religious. The latter are often verses from the bible and are an excellent way to . . .

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Ceremony Helpers

Your wedding venue is booked, your marriage officiant has written your ceremony and the wedding party has been selected. Your ceremony may include components such as a unity candle, breaking of the glass, wine or sand ceremony. Your officiant will manage these items during the ceremony, but the components need to be brought to the . . .

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