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Dan Jones, a wedding minister for all genders

Embracing Ceremony Blog

An Art Museum Wedding or Elopement? Sure!

Have you ever considered an art museum wedding or elopement? It’s a fun twist and very unique! There are lots of museums in Taos and I know at least some of them accommodate weddings because I’ve officiated there. But there is one special museum that I think offers a bit more than others. And that . . .

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What’s Required to Get Married in New Mexico

Do you live here in New Mexico? Or are you considering a destination wedding in New Mexico? Either way, what’s required to get married in New Mexico is the same. The 1-2-3 Legal Basics New Mexico requirements for marriage are very easy and straightforward. Here are the basics for the legal aspects of a New . . .

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Getting Married in New Mexico Court

If you’re thinking about getting married in New Mexico court there is a little planning you’ll need to do. Your first step is to get your marriage license. This is a separate step than your visit to the court and judge for your actual ceremony. Here’s the list for each county where you go to . . .

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Best Places to Get Married in New Mexico

This amazing state offers a plethora of places to get married in New Mexico. Well, maybe not a seaside-themed wedding. But you could go to the White Sands National Monument – the sand and dunes are amazing – but you’d need to bring your own ocean. Since I’m a Taos wedding minister you’ll find my . . .

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How to Get Married in New Mexico

Are you pondering marriage? Maybe you’re just daydreaming and hoping the question will be popped very soon? It is fun (and helpful too) to think ahead. If you’ve ever thought about getting married in New Mexico, read on! Once you have the ring on your finger you’ll be getting lots of input from friends and . . .

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2 Ideas for Unique Wedding Ceremonies

Do you want to have a conventional wedding ceremony that your guests yawn through? Or would you like it to be innovative and personal? As a Taos wedding minister I love to craft unique wedding ceremonies that speak to the couple I’m working with and in turn their guests. Conventions can be incorporated – I . . .

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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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