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A closeup of an LGBT couple holding hands during a wedding ceremony. The officiant holds a book in the background
Duke City Ceremonies: weddings, elopements, vow renewals. Albuquerque, NM

Albuquerque, NM

A Southwest elopement in a rugged New Mexico red rock landscape. The bride wears a ballgown and red shawl. The groom wears a cowboy hat. The officiant reads from a book.

Duke City Ceremonies is here to recognize and celebrate love in all its forms. Esther Armijo is an Ordained Ceremonial Minister specializing in non-denominational, non-traditional weddings for couples of all genders, faiths, ethnicities, and orientations. If you are looking to share a fun, off-beat, memorable, and deeply personalized ceremony with your loved ones, let's make your wedding dreams come true! 


Your wedding is a day to honor and celebrate your love! LGBTQIA2S+
couples are welcome and safe in this space.


Servicing Albuquerque  and ready to travel all over New Mexico - or even follow you to a destination wedding! 


Write your own vows or follow an existing script; incorporate readings, rituals, family, friends, or pets into the ceremony!


Choose the wedding package that suits your vision and your budget so you can focus on each other, not the bill.

A closeup of a newlywed couple. The groom wears an orange suit and wooden bowtie. The bride holds a bright, textural dried flower bouquet.

Esther's caring attitude helped keep me calm and relaxed throughout the busy day. She made me feel special and loved by being so supportive. She coordinated our entire ceremony with grace and style. We are so thankful she was a part of our big day.

— Erin K.

A detail shot of wedding favors: two potted aloe plants, each with a small sign reading "love grows here" and a wine cork embossed with a Zia sun symbol.
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