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My husband and I decided to elope on our vacation to Santa Fe. After searching through various websites, we came upon Dan's site. Everything about it seemed perfect, especially since we wished to be married outside in a scenic venue and had a limited time to find one.
Dan was great. He answered our email promptly, asked the right questions, worked us into his busy schedule, and performed an eloquent and meaningful ceremony. He even supplied a small bouquet of flowers from his garden. We could not have found a better officiant if we'd had a lot more time. His beautiful grounds were the right choice for a small, intimate gathering. We didn't even have witnesses until his neighbors showed up and graciously offered to sign for us. Talk about serendipity!
We will never forget his gracious spirit, his loving manner, nor his cheerful willingness to go the extra mile.
Gregg and Cassie
Dan was wonderful, through and through! He was so kind and personable... From the moment we contacted him, we knew we had found the wedding officiant for us. Through the interview process, he took time to get to know us and created the perfect wedding vows. At the time of the ceremony, he made us each feel so comfortable and calm. Everything went perfectly and we couldn't have asked for more! Thank you, Dan!
Dan was part of a package deal we put together to try to simplify our wedding. But as it turned out, Dan was very interested in providing a meaningful ceremony, drawing together our little family, accepting the input we had, but also being creative with what he heard from us during our interview with him, and knowing the space the ceremony was to be held in. He made our exchange of vows something very special and very personal, and even rather enjoyable. We couldn't have asked for anyone better to officiate. Thanks, Dan!
by Dexter & Joe
We planned an out of state wedding and found Dan online. We are so happy we chose him! He did a great job of getting to know us by email and skype, wrote a beautiful personalized ceremony for us, and was very flexible in parts of it we wanted to change. Many of our guests told us what a great job Dan did and how perfect he was for our ceremony, serious when needed to be but also brought a great lighthearted personality to it. Thank you Dan!
Dan was perfect! He made it easy for us to pick exactly what we wanted to say, even when we didn't know how to say it ourselves. The ceremony was wonderful. I would definitely recommend his services.
Dan of Embracing Ceremony was extremely helpful and provided a service for us that was far beyond anything we could have hoped for. From the first contact I had with Dan I knew that he was the officiant for us and his home gardens provided a beautiful backdrop for our wedding. I can't say enough wonderful things about our experience. Thank you so much!
I could not have been more pleased with the ceremony...absolutely perfect!
Dan was easy to work with and covered details we hadn't thought of. He is very personable and strived to make our ceremony unique and compliment both of us well. We would recommend him to anyone and SpiriTaos is the perfect place to say I Do!;)
Dan took the time to get to know us which gave our ceremony a personal touch, which we received compliments on. He was very easy to work with and very responsive. Even to last minute changes! He was open to implementing our creativity as well as providing his own to create a beautiful ceremony. He kept the ceremony light but meaningful, as we preferred. We would recommend him to anyone!
Dan was wonderful-very kind and made us feel very comfortable.
Embracing Ceremony aka Dan Jones was simple great. Not only did he assist us with the ceremony, but he helped prepare our vows and made excellent suggestions as to the meaning of our wedding.
Such care was taken and his sensitive to our needs was always first with Dan. We are so pleased. He is the best!
Steve & Barbara
It feels a bit odd to be referring to Dan as our "vendor" because, through this process, my new spouse and I feel like Dan is much more like a new and treasured friend. We are two women, so of course attitude toward same-sex marriage was a critical and core factor for us, and we could tell right away that Dan was completely and genuinely supportive of our relationship and this celebration. He is an excellent listener and did a great job throughout the whole process of listening for what was important to both of us, and asking questions to clarify or draw out more information when he needed it. He was always responsive and timely - offering us a thorough yet flexible outline of the ceremony which we could then adapt and revise as much or as little as we wished. We wanted to blend together two very different spiritual traditions, to which Dan was very open and respectful. My sense is that he would be very comfortable working with couples to create a wide range of ceremony - from the most traditional to the most non-traditional. Dan's personality is a magical blend of calm serenity, dependable roundedness, a relaxing sense of humor, and the warmest of hearts. We are so grateful to have had him officiate for us, and to now have him as our friend.
I would have probably chosen a different photographer, but Dan was wonderful! The ceremony was very "us" and he was always available for our questions beforehand. He also followed up a few times before the ceremony to make sure we didn't have any additional questions and made sure to give us directions in addition to an address.
Working with Dan Jones at Embracing Ceremonies was wonderful. We met with him for the first time and right then we knew we wanted him to officiate our wedding. We met again and answered questions so that he could personalize our ceremony. Everything was just how we imagined and it had a lot to do with how smoothly Dan made everything flow. Our ceremony was just beautiful and I received many compliments on how touching and heart warming it was. The ceremony was truly memorable because it fit us perfectly!
Cyn and Trev
My husband and I chose a destination wedding in Taos and we couldn't have been more pleased with placing our trust and ceremony in Dan's hands. He created a beautiful, custom set of vows that he wrote after a initial phone conversation about a month prior. We didn't hear or see the vows until our ceremony at El Monte Sagrado. Our family that was present even commented on how lovely our vows were. Thanks Dan!
Dan was such a joy to work with! He was so quick to respond to my emails. I had some specific requests regarding the ceremony and he was able to partner those requests with his program beautifully. He had a wonderful pace during the ceremony and cared about each detail.