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Dan Jones, Wedding Officiant

Embracing Ceremony Blog

Just Engaged? What’s Next?!

First off, congratulations! You’re embarking on exciting times. As as wedding minister in Taos I have some insights to share with you. Take a deep breath. This is a big deal! Start with the biggest picture decisions and work towards the finer details. And try not to stress; make it fun. If you keep plugging away . . .

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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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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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Autumn Weddings

  We all treasure different seasons, for different reasons. Brides and grooms planning their wedding ceremony are driven by many factors in selecting not only their wedding date, but first settling on a general time of year. There are infinite variables, but one of them is a love of a particular season. Maybe that’s when . . .

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Green River Reflections

Time for reflection equals rejuvenation, at least for me! Last summer I had the opportunity to join a small group of friends for a week canoeing 100 miles down the Green River to its confluence with the Colorado River. The theme for the trip was simplicity. Our days were filled with swimming, gentle paddling, floating, . . .

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I have finally moved into my dream house – SpiriTaos – here in Taos, New Mexico, the culmination of many years of detailed planning. Actually I moved in July 1, 2012 but travel and extensive summer work with my wedding celebrant business kept me from completing the process of putting down my roots. Marrying couples . . .

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