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Dan Jones, Wedding Officiant

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Choosing a Wedding Officiant

I’m reworking a blog from five years ago. I hear so many variations on the theme of how couples go about selecting a wedding officiant – that I thought it was a timely topic worth updating. There are a lot of great officiants available and a lot of variables to consider. The bottom line is . . .

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Taos Wedding Expo

Thanks to my intrepid friend Deanna Nelson of Poetic Images who drove across town to give me a ride down my snow-clogged country lane last Saturday so I could join her in attending the Taos Wedding Expo 2015 – the first of hopefully what will be an annual event. If you have the opportunity to . . .

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Book Early!

Booking your marriage celebrant early assures you a good selection of professionals. There are many excellent wedding officiants serving Taos and northern New Mexico. Anyone “shopping” for a wedding celebrant knows their own criteria which vary greatly from couple to couple. Sometimes you may just know from a picture or content on an officiant’s website. . . .

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Happy New Year!

I’m starting the New Year with gratitude for the one just past. I officiated more weddings in 2015 than ever before and loved each and every one of them. The weddings I officiate run the gamut from last-minute elopements to grand affairs planned over a year in advance. And it is exactly because of this . . .

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SpiriTaos Wedding

Are you looking for an outdoor wedding location in northern New Mexico? Follow this link to some pictures of a recent wedding at my home, SpiriTaos, just a few minutes north of Taos, New Mexico. My services as a marriage celebrant are available throughout northern New Mexico and if you’re looking for a unique wedding . . .

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Review Gratitude

As a northern New Mexico wedding officiant, offering services in unique wedding locations, such as SpiriTaos, I have to convey my reputation to prospective couples. My website does this fairly well, but as everyone knows, one’s website paints the picture that they want to present. I hope that is an accurate portrayal of the wedding . . .

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Preparations & Going with the Flow

One of my slogans, if you will, is that I’m flexible on your wedding day so that you don’t have to be. As a northern New Mexico wedding officiant – I actually prefer the term wedding celebrant as it denotes celebration – I encounter many situations where flexibility enhances the quality of the wedding, particularly . . .

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Labyrinth Weddings

Have you ever walked a labyrinth? Have you ever considered getting married in a labyrinth? If you’re looking for a unique wedding location, we have the answer for you in northern New Mexico. Taos has an incredible collection of labyrinths, many of which are available to the public. Many more labyrinths are on the grounds . . .

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Eve of Valentine’s Day

Here it is the eve of Valentine’s Day and as a wedding celebrant it would seem appropriate that I might expound on romance, love and the like! What originally drew me to be a wedding officiant was the opportunity to work with people in love. It really doesn’t get better than that! Part of the . . .

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Marriage laws in New Mexico and Colorado are very similar. Procuring your license is easy (I’m happy to answer questions about the process) and can be done even the same day of your ceremony (be sure county offices will be open) if you want to cut it close. In Colorado you can only get the . . .

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