126 Reviews for Embracing Ceremony
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My husband and I are beyond thrilled to have chosen Dan to officiate our special day. Dan brought such a warmhearted and calming presence to our planning process- from our very first phone conversation to the very end of the ceremony. My favorite part of our wedding (other than marrying the love of my life) was the ceremony itself. Dan expertly crafted a beautiful and deeply personal script that was so well done it made you wonder how he didn't actually know us our entire lives. We are SO grateful we found Dan and, if we ever plan on renewing our vows, it will definitely be with him. Thank you, Dan!!
Thank you so much! I wish I'd known you all your lives -- you were both so delightful. It was a real pleasure to be with you for an hour and only wish it could have been longer.
I had the most wonderful experience with dan, he was kind and his words made me cry with joy..If you don't have venue, he can provide!
Thanks Amanda. I'm glad they were tears of joy! The best kind. It was my honor to facilitate this big step for you after 8 years!
Dan was the perfect person to conduct our wedding ceremony. He was caring, light, playful and very sincere. We couldn't be any happier with how everything went with Dan as our officiant. He also gave us the opportunity to create our own experience offering a number of passages/poems which took all the pressure off. When we get married all over again, we'll definitely be calling Dan!
Thanks so much Alicia. And for the pictures as well. We had fun and isn't El Monte Sagrado the best? I'll be ready when you want to renew your vows.
Dan Jones was great. He was a thoughtful, and very personal for our quiet ceremony. He made us feel comfortable and was very helpful with suggestions for our special day.
Thanks Peter! It was a real pleasure to meet you both and craft a ceremony especially for you.
Dan was very kind and professional. Not only was the ceremony perfect in format and subject, but he also was very helpful in securing licensing for us. The experience was perfect.
Thanks Matthew! It was wonderful to join you and your family for your big day.
Dan made the entire experience even more meaningful. His gentle, sweet spirit calmed my nerves and left me feeling wonderful about what we were doing. I will be forever grateful to him for the words that he wrote and his approach in the moment. Thank you, Dan!
Thank you Ginger. I'm always thrilled when I can contribute to calm and having everyone be present for the ceremony. You have my very best wishes!
Dan is wonderful to work with. Thank you so much, Dan. You made our marriage ceremony so memorable. We'll never forget it. :)
Thanks so much! And it was a nice touch to have the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep visit afterwards!
Dan is amazing and we could not have had a better ceremony. He personalized it and made it very special. I wouldn’t have had anyone else officiate our wedding. It was the perfect wedding and we will always have great memories of that day.
Jen, I was so honored to officiate for you. Thank you!
We planned a vacation in New Mexico for our 20th wedding anniversary and decided last-minute that it would be nice to renew our wedding vows. Dan had no problem in making the hour drive to meet us at our resort so we could renew our vows on our actual anniversary. He provided insights about the resort and the area to help make the ceremony extra special. We found his words for our ceremony to be appropriate and uplifting--a nice blessing and feeling of renewal that we'll take with us for another 20 years!
Thank you Lisa. You were great to work with! And I love sharing New Mexico "lore" whenever I can. Northern New Mexico is such an enchanting place!
I was very impressed with Dan's ability to customize our ceremony and capture the essence of who we are as a couple! I could not be more thrilled with Dan's services! I highly recommend Dan as a wedding celebrant in the Taos area. Northern New Mexico is absolutely beautiful!
Thank you so much Jessica. It was my pleasure to work with you and Keith.
Having decided on a destination wedding in Taos NM, we had a little bit of uncertainty on how to plan things and how things would go on our special day. My fiancé contacted Dan and the same day he responded, which made us feel that he was very organized and professional. Dan kept in contact and made us feel very comfortable during the whole ceremony planning process, it was like we had a good friend that helped make our wedding virtually stress-free. Dan's composure during our ceremony had a very calming effect on us and our guests, and his touch of humor was perfect for us! He made our guests feel welcome and really feel they were a part of our special day. We knew early on that Dan was the best choice for us in a wedding celebrant. We are very, very pleased with Dan's services, and would highly recommend him to anybody!
Thanks so much Keith, and for including the picture. It so wonderfully captures the purity of the love you and Jessica enjoy. I work with a lot of couples from out of town and can appreciate the potential stresses of long-distance planning so I'm delighted when I can help lessen that stress!
Dan was absolutely wonderful. I am from Texas and needed to find an officiant in New Mexico. He made it easy for us. We got married on Saturday, but we had the entire ceremony verbiage selected and completed by May! It was one less thing I needed to worry about before my wedding. Dan even turned in our marriage license for us so we could get back to Texas.
Thanks Stephanie. All my pleasure. If I can help you avoid some stress, that's awesome.
Our wedding could not have gone smoother, Dan was on time and had just the right ideas for our ceremony. He made us feel very comfortable during the entire process.
Thank you so much! I really enjoy helping out-of-state brides and grooms. I love seeing how much Taos visitors love our beautiful and romantic town.
Dan prepared and officiated the perfect ceremony in his beautiful garden. We are so grateful to have found him, and we highly recommend him as a wedding officiant and his garden as a wedding venue.
Thank you Amy! I'm always delighted when the ceremony I prepare "works"! Best wishes.
Dan is so talented. He put together such an amazing ceremony for us. As he sent me drafts throughout the process I found myself crying from pure joy in how well he captured our love in his writing.
He is a professional through and through , and he knows what he is doing. We were scrambling for an officiant at the last minute and he was able to accomodate us with ease.
I had multiple people ask me afterwards, "Where did you get your officiant from?!" They were all so impressed too. He really incorporates all the parts you really want in a ceremony: sincereity and love, but also lightheartedness and laughter.
We couldn't have asked for a better person to run our most important day !! You won't regret hiring Dan, I can guarantee that. :)
Liz! It was such an honor to be part of the wonderful team of professionals you put together for your wedding day. Your coordinator, Alena was really great and so easy to work with. And of course, a wedding at El Monte Sagrado is always flawless and elegant. I appreciate the kind words and thank you for the opportunity to work with you!
My husband and I are extremely pleased with the services of Dan Jones. The wedding ceremony was beautiful. He was easy to work with over email, and accommodating to adding my children into the ceremony. Very prompt and efficient. Best part was I received our vows before the wedding so I could try not to cry during the ceremony.
Thank you Renee. It was great working with you too!
Dan is absolutely amazing. He was able to let us set almost everything up with him via email since we live out of state, and was able to make a truly beautiful ceremony for us. I appreciated how he let us customize everything until it was just what we were looking for, even if we strayed from the traditional. Everything was so personal and all of our guests told us it was one of the best they had ever heard! He also helped me with many non-ceremony related questions and planning and was a huge support during the chaos of the big day. I am so happy that we were able to have him join us in creating one of the most important days of our lives!
Joelle! It was a pure pleasure working with you and Cal. I love being able to fully customize and personalize a ceremony. It makes it all the more interesting for me and guests always love it as well. Thank you for the opportunity.
Dan was very helpful from beginning to end more so than we expected. He provided a beautiful ceremony giving us many options and also seemed to understand us very easily. We are completely happy with Dan's efforts and would definitely recommend him.
Thank you Travis! I enjoyed working with you and getting to know you.
Dan is so great. We live in North Carolina and he was so accommodating in Skyping with us at times that worked for both time zones. He really took time to write vows that reflect who we are - we wanted a secular wedding. Dan wrote the most beautiful vows highlighting pieces from different cultures with an emphasis on nature. We couldn't be more happy with how our wedding turned out.
Actually the wedding already happened -- 1/3/17 (not June) :-) but all the same it was awesome to work with you and Pierce. Thanks for making Taos your destination wedding location. And I was really happy to try out the beautiful art studio of Fechin's at the Taos Art Museum as your venue. Thank you Hannah!
Dan was an amazing officiant! He made our wedding absolutely perfect and beautifully personal. We would highly recommend him to anyone getting married in New Mexico or anywhere! He is the BEST!!!
Thanks so much Macy. I love doing bigger, customized weddings like yours. It makes what I do more interesting. And getting to know couples is a bonus for me. Thanks for the trust you placed in me.
I can honestly say Dan was amazing to work with and made the entire planning process as simple as can be. I couldn't have asked for a better experience! Thank you Dan and Deanna!
Thank you so much! Deanna (Poetic Images by Deanna) and I really enjoyed serving you with our small package for officiating, venue and photography.
There are not words kind or loving enough to express our deep gratitude to Dan for making our wedding ceremony so perfect & uniquely special in every way. My partner of over seventeen years and I decided last minute late on a Friday afternoon while visiting Taos that the perfect time had finally come for us to be officially married. We went to the Courthouse to get our marriage license thinking that if possible we would just go before a judge there and be married. Thankfully for us it was too late in the day and all the judges had already left for the weekend leaving us with a marriage license in hand and no one to perform the ceremony. We decided that was fine, we'd return Monday if we didn't find someone to marry us over the weekend. We visit Taos, our favorite place on earth, fairly often and have made many friends over the years. We were visiting one of those great friends and told her what we had done. We laughed as we said, "now all we need is someone to marry us!" She said she knew just the perfect person and boy, did she! She had friends that had recently had the honor of being married by Dan and couldn't recommend him enough. We spoke to Dan on the phone Saturday evening for literally no more than five or six minutes and agreed that he would perform our service the next morning. I have no idea how but out of that short telephone conversation Dan came up with a service for us that far exceeded our wildest dreams! It truly was as if he'd know us closely throughout all the years of our relationship. Had we planned it for months it just couldn't have been more perfect & meaningful. He so beautifully captured the love and feelings we have for one another and put them into words we would never have been able to articulate ourselves had we tried. If you are fortunate enough to have Dan officiate your wedding ceremony I promise you that it will be the most wonderful wedding gift you'll receive.
Wow! Thank you so much. I'm speechless (rare for me!) and can only say that I love what I do.
We were referred to Dan through Hacienda del Sol, and we couldn't have gotten luckier with an officiant for our Taos wedding. We walked in without a great sense of what we would want a ceremony to look like, and he helped us to craft a lovely ceremony which was a perfect mix between spiritual, secular, and religious - exactly what we were looking for. He was flexible, attentive, and kind. Really enjoyed working with him and would recommend him to any other couple looking for an officiant.
I could say that I am the lucky one. The two of you were so completely delightful that I was only sorry we didn't have more time together. Thank you!
We participated in a wedding Dan officiated one year ago in Abiquiu NM. My partner and I had been together for 33 years at that time while we witnessed our friend's wedding. We told each other at that time that if we ever decided to get married we would want Dan to officiate our ceremony. Dan created a wedding for our friends that really captured their relationship. So one year later we decided to officially marry and Dan made himself available on very short notice and worked with us in creating a perfect ceremony that also captured our relationship. We highly recommend Embracing Ceremony and Dan Jones.
It was my joy to work with you Jim. Thank you so much for considering me. Word-of-mouth business means a lot to me. I'm honored to have married you both after your incredible 34 years together. That is something that should fill you both with pride.
Dan is a terrific celebrant. As we are based overseas, he worked with us by email to come up with a perfect ceremony, which made us smile and cry. He even surprised us by choosing one of our favourite poems, even though we hadn't mentioned to Dan how much we love this poem. We would highly recommend Dan - including for same-sex couples like us.
I love that we have a shared love for ee cummings! Thanks so much!