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Dan Jones, a wedding minister for all genders

Embracing Ceremony Blog

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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Planning Your Ceremony with Your Officiant

Couples of all ages are planning their wedding. Where do you fall on this spectrum? Is it your first wedding and you want to plan it carefully and have every detail dialed in? Or is this your second or third time around and you just want a simple no-frills ceremony? Do you want to provide . . .

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How to Choose a Wedding Location in or around Taos

As a wedding officiant, I am frequently asked how to choose a wedding location in or around Taos. But it’s not really an easy question to answer. What are your criteria for a wedding location? However, you’ll get more focused answers if you can provide a list of qualities you’re seeking in a location. The . . .

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14 Great Reasons for Getting Married in Taos

I can go on and on about all the wonderful virtues of getting married in Taos, but if you’ve been following my blogs you probably know that already. I absolutely love where I live and will happily tell you or anyone caring to listen about its many wonders. But for this blog I thought you . . .

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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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