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Dan Jones, Wedding Officiant

Embracing Ceremony Blog

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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The Ins and Outs of A New Mexico Marriage

A New Mexico marriage offers just about the full range of possibilities. Are you looking for a unique location for a destination wedding? New Mexico offers a terrific getaway from the pressured atmosphere of the coasts and big cities. How would you like the stark simplicity of your wedding pictures to feature you on a . . .

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The Best Way to Elope With A Meaningful Ceremony

Are you looking for the best way to elope? You’ve probably done the thinking about elopement versus a full-on formal wedding and that’s why you’re looking here. Yes, it is possible to have a very meaningful elopement when it is just the two of you. In fact, think of all the great memories you can . . .

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Eloping in Taos: Packages Make It Simple

So you’re thinking of eloping in Taos? It’s a great idea! I’ve enjoyed my role as a Taos wedding celebrant for many increasingly-popular elopements in the last few years. Some couples like the ease of one-stop shopping, particularly when they seek a simple elopement package. The fun is in choosing a place for fine dining . . .

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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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