Embracing Ceremony is a wedding officiant in Taos, New Mexico. Officiant Dan has an infectiously serene composure and provides peace of mind with each ceremony. Dan strives to exceed all expectations; validating your relationship and reflecting your spiritual values, while embracing your beliefs.
Dan was raised on a working farm and lived a rural, earth-connected childhood. His life path to wedding officiating began after multiple friends and family asked him to officiate their wedding. As he focused on making his own life more spiritually complete, being a wedding officiant enhanced Dan’s ability to offer couples a calming presence on their wedding day. He was ordained by the Universal Life Church in Modesto, California in 2006, bringing joy to hundreds of couples as their wedding officiant.
Embracing Ceremony provides wedding officiant and writing services for wedding ceremonies and marriage celebrations. Dan prides himself on making sure all details and processional run smoothly. Dan officiates for civil unions, interfaith ceremonies, non-religious weddings, rehearsals, single religion weddings, and vow renewals. He is licensed in Colorado and New Mexico.
Embracing Ceremony is based in Taos, New Mexico and focuses on weddings in northern New Mexico. He covers locations such as Taos, Red River, Questa, Abiquiu, Ojo Caliente, Espanola, Angel Fire, and off-the-beaten-path locations in Carson National Forest.
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Erin Blake · Getting married on 04/08/2022
Perfect intimate Taos elopement
We were hoping for a low key elopement and initially planned to have our ceremony in a courthouse. However, I stumbled upon Dan's site and loved the idea of having a ceremony outside surrounded by the beauty that is Taos. From the moment I contacted him Dan made everything extremely easy. The location he chose by the Taos Gorge Bridge was breathtaking, and Deanna, the photographer he works with (optional to add on to the ceremony), was also lovely and so easy to work with. Dan's ceremony was clearly carefully prepared and meaningful. Overall, working with Dan made our intimate wedding everything we wanted, and I would definitely recommend him to others who don't want to deal with the typical drama associated with a wedding!Sent on 09/01/2020
Embracing Ceremony's reply:Thank you Erin. Deanna and I loved working with you. We were so appreciative that you trusted us to be the ones to create (and capture by camera) this most special day in your lives.
Wendy Jimenez · Getting married on 11/07/2021
Dan was very professional, kind, funny and knowledgable, he made our elopement very special. He communicated with us throughout the easy process, and was very helpful in answering any questions/concerns we had. The ceremony itself was beautiful and very special. The vows that he prepared for us were perfect. I highly recommend Dan to anyone who is needing an officiant for their wedding!Sent on 07/29/2020
Embracing Ceremony's reply:Thanks Wendy. I enjoyed working with you and I'm glad that we co-created such a good experience for you!
Robin Orr Nickell · Getting married on 07/12/2021
Our wedding ceremony was awesome! Everything was done to our specifications. Everyone involved was professional and courteous. I have to say that my husband was hesitant with booking online since we live too far away to be able to meet with Dan in person, but after our day, he was very pleased with how everything went. The flowers Dan provided were beautiful as well. We honestly could not have asked for a nicer, less stress-free day!Sent on 01/24/2020
Embracing Ceremony's reply:Thank you Robin! It was a pleasure working with you. I'm glad that my package provided everything to make your day special.
Dan will take the time to listen to you so your ceremony is how you want it. He absolutely gives your wedding the care and attention it deserves.
It is always a pleasure to work with Dan and witness his ceremonies. Dan manages to capture the unique chemistry of each couple and cultivates sincere celebrations of love with wedding guests. His flexibility and attentiveness are valuable assets for any event. I cannot recommend him enough.
Dan with Embracing Ceremony is the perfect choice for a wedding officiant. He is very professional and reliable, as well as flexible (which is an important characteristic to have in this industry!). Dan does an incredible job with customizing his ceremonies based on the individual couples' vision for their wedding vows. The couples whom Dan has married at El Monte Sagrado have all been completely satisfied and happy with the services that Dan provided.