Welcome To Enchanted Weddings of Taos
Reverend Jewel Howard
Many couples come to Taos for their wedding saying, "this ceremony is for us," and whether they marry in cut-offs or formal dress, in front of two or two-hundred, they understand that this is an event of the Spirit, an Initiation that will change them forever.
An Enchanted Wedding Story
The Spring weather in the mountains of Northern New Mexico is beautiful and unpredictable. As I drove to perform a wedding in the garden of a Taos bed and breakfast inn, I worried about the wind. It was gusting up to 40 miles an hour. I conferred with the Groom and immediate family, who decided to "go for it" and have the wedding outside as planned. The Bride made her entrance, radiant in a pearl-studded wedding dress and veil.
There were giggles as the wind tried to capture the Bride's veil and her mother had to reattach it again and again. And there were tears—the Groom was especially emotional, barely able to whisper his vows. At the end of the ceremony, the Bride surrendered to the wind — throwing her veil in the air, like an ecstatic graduate tossing her cap.
Later, as my colleague Venus Masci took pictures of the couple, the mother of the Groom said, "They've been together eight years — she's survived cancer." I felt this extraordinary energy moving through me, more intense than the wind that had carried our prayers. And I realized again—what an honor it is to do this work!
REV. JEWEL HOWARD
A wedding is an event of the heart. Together we co-create a wedding ceremony or renewal of vows that is an event of the spirit and a celebration of the heart.