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  • Value 5.0
  • Average response time 5.0

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    Ruth Denney · Married on 12/04/2018

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    Everything was just right

    From the first email to the end of the ceremony, Dan was terrific. Always friendly and polite, he took the time to get acquainted as well as to find out what type of service we wanted, and was an immense help in selecting a location and helping with the paperwork. Emails and phone calls were returned promptly. We were delighted in the ceremony when the day finally came. His remarks, the scripture and the vows were exactly right and were true to who we were. Thank you so very much.

    Randy and Ruth Wood

    Sent on 12/08/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thank you so much Ruth, um ... I mean Mrs. Wood! I'm glad to have been able to facilitate a wonderful wedding ceremony so that you have great memories.
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    Holly · Married on 11/18/2018

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    We had the most amazing experience with Dan as our officiant. The day was more perfect than I could have imagined. I greatly appreciate all of the time and care he put into our ceremony. Dan was extremely professional, patient with all of our questions, and accommodating with our tight time schedule. We also highly recommend SpiriTaos, the gardens on his property - truly a beautiful choice.

    Sent on 06/08/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks so much Holly. I loved having you in my gardens and appreciated that both of you were interested in them. My best wishes.
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    Arhelly · Married on 11/10/2018

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    Exactly what we wanted!

    We didn't want anything big. We wanted to keep it small and special just between my husband and I. Dan did exactly what we wanted. His ceremony was beautiful and on point with our feelings. Extremely happy i can't wait to print our ceremony and place it on our wedding album!

    Sent on 11/18/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Other than it being a bit chilly we did pretty good! You were both such good troopers despite the chill. Thanks so much. I'm glad to have gotten it right for you!
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    Don and Nancy Duncan · Married on 10/30/2018

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    Vow Renewal in Taos, NM

    My husband and I hired Embracing Ceremonies to perform our vow renewal ceremony for our 40th wedding anniversary. We first talked to Dan back in March when we began our planning process and was very impressed by how in-depth he was during our phone conversation. He asked a lot of questions to try to get a feel for who we were and what type of ceremony would fit our needs. Shortly before we traveled to Taos, he reached out to us again to go over everything and make sure everything would go as planned. He arrived promptly and delivered a ceremony that far exceeded our expectations! It was beautiful, peaceful and tailored to our Scottish heritage! The flowers were beautiful and even gave us a bottle of local champagne! We can highly recommend him for your special day!

    Sent on 10/31/2018
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    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Loved making your day special Don and Nancy! And it was so fitting to have a bit of rain during your ceremony since the Celtic wedding blessing touts that as good luck!
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    Brett Chalmers · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Dan is the BEST!

    Dan made our wedding a wonderful, stress-free experience. He was easy to communicate and collaborate with. Definitely recommend to anyone!

    Sent on 10/17/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks Brett! You and Erin were a treat to work with. Sorry I couldn't conjure up the spiders I'd promised though. :-)
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    Madeline Jacknin · Married on 10/13/2018

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    An incredible experience with Dan Jones

    Dan is incredible. Not only did he craft a beautiful ceremony with us, but his calm, kind demeanor helped us feel at ease and trusting. We found his ceremony ideas to be heartfelt and custom to our tastes. We would highly recommend him for any ceremony!

    Sent on 10/18/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Yay! Thank you so much. It was great working with you and facilitating your wedding day. So great to have met you.
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    Rebecca Clark · Married on 10/13/2018

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    Wonderful and unforgettable ceremony in one of the loveliest settings!

    My husband and I wanted a ceremony that was private and intimate. Just the two of us. We chose Dan Jones with Embracing Ceremony and could not have been happier! Dan went over every step with us prior to the service and made sure we had everything we needed in place to have the best experience possible. Dan far exceeded our expectations with the beautiful location, vows and scripture and prompt responses in communication prior to our ceremony. He never hesitated to answer any and all questions we had. I sincerely recommend Embracing Ceremony to anyone wanting to get married in one of the most beautiful areas of our country. It's an experience I will never forget!

    Sent on 10/18/2018
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    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks so much Rebecca! I loved working with you and am thrilled to have provided what you were after.
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    John Boynton · Married on 10/12/2018

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    Our Taos Wedding

    Dan provided us with a wonderful memorable wedding ceremony. He prepared words that had meaning to us and that made our day that much more perfect. In addition, his garden was beautiful and provided just what we wanted. I would highly recommend Dan!

    Sent on 10/18/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks John! So glad the garden still had some color -- not always the case for an October wedding! All my best.
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    Cristina · Married on 10/06/2018

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    We can't thank Dan enough. Our ceremony was perfect. Dan did an amazing job tailoring the ceremony and making it personal for us. Even our guests were raving. In addition, for those doing destination weddings, we were so impressed with how professional and organized Dan was during the preparation process as we were not able to meet in person until the day of the ceremony (we're from Miami). He was extremely responsive via email and we were able to chat over Skype. The ceremony is at the heart of the wedding, and we can't emphasize enough what an amazing job Dan did. HIs demeanor and delivery is perfect, we are so glad we made the right decision having Dan be the one to marry us.

    Sent on 10/14/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks Cristi! I'm so glad I could help make your day so special. It's what I strive for and your affirming I succeeded is icing on the cake. Thank you.
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    Melissa · Married on 09/22/2018

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    Absolutely Perfect

    Dan Jones did such an amazing job! I promise you there wasn't a dry eye for the ceremony. He was so much fun to work with and has the absolute best attitude. Dan truly made our ceremony the talk of the wedding. He made our guests feel welcomed and did such a great job communicating to our guests and the wedding party. We couldn't have asked for anything better!

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    susan · Married on 09/21/2018

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    With only a week's notice, Dan created a perfectly tailored ceremony that was even more than we hoped for. Our ceremony was light-hearted and fun and Dan added many thoughtful special touches. We chose an elopement package, which included professional photography, and especially enjoyed that we didn't have to do any planning or coordinating--Dan took care of everything, which made for a stress-free, memorable ceremony. Our ceremony was at Dan's stunning natural garden, with the beautiful mountains in the backdrop. It was a wonderful evening!

    Sent on 10/03/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    I'm so glad I was able to facilitate a low-stress day for you -- as it should be! It adds to the memories!
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    Rebecca · Married on 09/13/2018

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    We selected Embracing Ceremony, Dan Jones to officiate our elopement to Taos. The ceremony went above and beyond our expectations. Dan was available to perform our ceremony with only a two weeks notice. He was easy to work with, and flexible when we needed to adjust the start time the day before. Dan was a relaxed and calming presence during the ceremony. He incorporated readings and poetry that were thoughtful, and reflective of our personalities and tastes. He also provided the wedding script in writing as a keepsake. Dan made our elopement amazing! We highly recommend Dan!

    Sent on 09/20/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks so much! My pleasure.
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    Diana · Married on 09/08/2018

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    Dan was a great choice for our New Mexico wedding!

    We couldn’t be happier with our choice to go with Embracing Ceremony for our northern New Mexico wedding! Dan was amazing. He took the time to get to know us as a couple and it really showed in the ceremony. He had so many great ideas for the ceremony that we never would’ve come up with on our own. He was very professional too. We worked with him months in advance to craft a ceremony that was exactly what we wanted (and he was flexible when we had a couple of last minute changes). And because we picked up our license in Taos County ahead of time, he took care of turning it in after the wedding. We would be happy to recommend Dan and Embracing Ceremony to anyone getting married in the southwest!

    Sent on 11/11/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thank you! So nice to have what I'm passionate about doing be appreciated. I'm still thinking about the wonderful setting you chose at Ghost Ranch.
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    Ashli · Married on 08/25/2018

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    Dan wrote the most beautiful ceremony for my husband and I. We are both non-religious for the most part, and he instead wrote about energy, Eastern blessings and folkloric subject matter. We had to do a slight relocation the day of the ceremony, due to my mother's health, and Dan was extremely flexible with that. We had a wonderful experience with him and we highly recommend him for your New Mexico nuptials.

    Sent on 09/10/2018
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    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thank you Ashli. You were great to work with as well!
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    Eileen · Married on 07/28/2018

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    Dan was fantastic at our ceremony and leading up to it. He was super easy to work with, made the experience seamless and fun, and allowed us to focus on all of the other stressful elements of wedding planning. Though we only met with him once and filled out a simple questionnaire, he was able to capture the personal details of our relationship perfectly. All of our guests commented on how great Dan was and how meaningful our ceremony was, they couldn't believe we only met with him once. By him providing us with a draft of the ceremony, we felt comfortable standing up there and were able to focus on each other. I would highly recommend Dan if you are planning a wedding in gorgeous Taos.

    Sent on 08/02/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks so much Eileen! I'm delighted that I was able to engage your guests. And that you were able to be present and focus on your ceremony and love. That's what it's all about!
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    Sara · Married on 07/20/2018

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    Dan was wonderful in every way. He was responsive from the first day we contacted him, and checked in with us at all the right times in the lead up to our big day. It instilled a sense of confidence and ease, which is difficult to even place a value on in terms importance. In addition, the vows that Dan put together were PERFECT. He just "got it;" they were absolutely beautiful, meaningful, and heartfelt. He struck exactly the right balance at the ceremony of seriousness and friendliness, and I think that harmonious tone was reflected in the way that my (now) husband and I interacted with each other. We couldn't have been more comfortable and happy on that special evening. We would highly recommend Dan for your wedding needs. He is truly gifted at what he does. -- Sara & Alistair, Married July 20, 2018, Taos, NM

    Sent on 08/26/2018
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    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Sara, thank you for your kind words. I'm glad that what I love doing came through so loud and clear for you!
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    Leonor · Married on 06/16/2018

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    Our big day was perfect! Dan did an amazing job conducting our ceremony. It was everything I imagined it would be. He listened to us on what we wanted and he offered different passages and poems for us. I want to thank him for traveling to mora nm to marry us.

    Sent on 06/19/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    You're very welcome! It was a beautiful day for a trip over the mountains. I loved meeting some of your family, seeing the mill and, most of all -- sharing in your special day.
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    Ryan · Married on 06/15/2018

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    Very personal, accommodating, and professional. The gardens, view, and bouquet were beautiful. Thank you very much for making our wedding day incredibly unique and memorable.

    Sent on 06/18/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thank you Ryan! I'm so glad you enjoyed my wedding package of garden location, bouquet, officiating, photography -- and can't forget the New Mexican champagne. I really enjoyed working with you and Hannah.
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    Chad · Married on 06/02/2018

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    Dan was truly am intrical part to our special day. His experience greatly helped us step by step, he was always available when we needed him. He worked with us to decide exactly what would be said and done during the ceremony and it couldn't have been more perfect for my new wife and I, the words he chose had us in tears months before our wedding. He was truly a pleasure.

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    Allen · Married on 05/27/2018

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    Dan provided us a great service. He was easy to contact and knew what he was doing throughout.We appreciated his professionalism and more, that he tailored our wedding the way we wanted it---and at an amazing location. We both have made multiple comments of how our service was perfect-far better than we even expected. We definitely recommend.

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    Ben · Married on 05/27/2018

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    Dan did an outstanding job officiating our ceremony in Taos. Going in, my wife and I were unsure of what we wanted in a ceremony; neither of us is religiously inclined or keen on many traditional wedding conventions. Dan provided us with a questionnaire to fill out, and after only a few rounds of back and forth, he crafted a ceremony that not only exceeded our expectations, but also impressed our guests. Our friends and family initially thought we must have written the ceremony ourselves; it was that well-personalized! Highly recommended, and well worth his very reasonable rate.

    Sent on 07/02/2018
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    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Ben! Thank you for the kind words. So happy to hear all your guests enjoyed the ceremony.
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    Zachary · Married on 05/25/2018

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    Working with Dan was truly an unforgettable experience. We were nervous at first about picking an officiant online, as we were getting married in an unfamiliar place, but as soon as we spoke with Dan to find out more about what he could offer, we lost any nervousness by the minute. The reviews we read beforehand did not do him justice; working with him was truly amazing, and we only hope that more people are able to experience what he can bring to the table.

    Sent on 06/07/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks so much! Many of the couples I work with are from out of state and I love putting them at ease. I'm so glad we got to work together.
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    Amanda · Married on 05/19/2018

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    Taos NM Wedding Officiant

    Dan did a wonderful job officiating our wedding. He walked us through the process by first getting to know us and proving us with many great resources and a template to create our ceremony. He was creative, flexible, professional, and helpful in making the ceremony uniquely ours. We definitely recommend him to officiate your wedding!

    Sent on 10/29/2018

    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    Thanks so much Amanda. I hope you and Matt are doing well and enjoying married life. I was honored to be part of your special day.
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    Amanda · Married on 04/06/2018

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    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!

    Sent on 04/11/2018
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    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    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!
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    Alicia · Married on 03/26/2018

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    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!

    Sent on 04/28/2018
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    Embracing Ceremony's reply:

    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.

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