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Helping all types of couples say I Do!

Esther, a queer woman of color with silver hair and tattoos, smiles and holds her wedding officiant script in front of a macrame backdrop in a desert field.

About Duke City Ceremonies

Esther of Duke City Ceremonies is an ordained officiant and featured member of the NM Wedding Collective who specializes in non-denominational weddings for unconventional couples. Esther officiated her first wedding in 2009 and has a knack for creating ceremonies that match the love and style of individuals. As a New Mexico based and travel ready officiant, Esther offers custom ceremonies for elopements, vow renewals and weddings both large and small. She especially enjoys working with couples who tend to stray from the norm and embraces love of all kinds! 

A collaborative, personalized, unique experience

Whether you want a small, intimate elopement or a large event; whether you want to write your own vows or follow a short script; or if you want to incorporate family, friends, or even pets into the ceremony, we'll work together to make your wedding dreams come true! Creating a ceremony plan is a personal process unique to each couple, and I offer one free guidance session with each wedding package to capture your intentions. If you are struggling to navigate your wishes as a couple in a traditional setting, I can help you find the balance that feels right - and help you remember that it's your day! 

A closeup black and white photo of the Armijo wedding bouquet by Bagel's Florals and the wedding bands in velvet ring boxes. Photo by Claire Gutierrez.
A faraway photo of a wedding ceremony taking place in a partially inflated, rainbow colored hot air balloon.

"[Esther] put together a wedding ceremony that was truly unique and reflected both of our personalities. Two of our guests even modeled their ceremony after ours after attending our wedding."

— Ryan Q.

A closeup of Esther signing a marriage certificate as the officiant while the bride looks on. Both have tattoos on their arms.
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