Saturday, August 8, 2009 was a charming date to hold a Sedona Wedding. Note cards read 8/8/09 – nice numbers to go along with a beautiful August day in Sedona. The weather was unseasonably cool and a special treat for us who normally experience warm Arizona summers.
In the Tlaquepaque Chapel, Diedre Williams and Daniel Angulo spoke their wedding vows during a ceremony performed by Laura Lane, Sacred Unions . The intimate wedding ceremony was witnessed by Diedre and Daniel’s wedding guests under the hand painted mural at the front of the Tlaquepaque Chapel. One of our favorite photographers, David Sunfellow , took amazing photographs of the wedding couple in the perfect setting of Tlaquepaque.
On the Patio de las Campanas, under the lights and at the foot of the belltower, Melissa Merriman and Nickokas Jensen said their wedding vows as Rev. Philip Waring performed their wedding ceremony. Photographs were captured by Jerry Ferguson of Ferguson Photography . Live video was taken by Jeff Breur and music was provided by DJ Shane Brandolini . The amazing floral arrangements were provided by Heather Minor from Elements Floral Studio.
The bride and groom choose an interesting set up for their reception. Instead of using the traditional round banquet tables, they ordered 5ft square tables for their reception. Heartline Cafe did a great job setting up the reception and providing a delicious plated dinner that included Sirloin of Beef with Brandy Peppercorn sauce, Pecan Crusted Trout with Dijon Cream Sauce and Pasta with Pesto cream topped with sundried tomatoes and pine nuts. The beautiful wedding cake was created by Donna Joy with Sedona Sweet Arts . Each sugar flower was hand made personally by Donna Joy. It was an amazing cake.
Throughout the night, guests danced along with our bridal couple to great music provided by DJ Shane. It was a wonderful evening and a night Melissa and Nick will never forget. They are now off on their honeymoon – the destination a complete surprise to Melissa! I just hope she has her passport. I am so happy I was able to help them with their storybook Sedona Wedding.
There’s nothing quite like falling head over heels in love. Sometimes that love is so strong you just want to run off and get married immediately. Eloping can be crazy and romantic, but there’s still some planning that needs to happen. Yes, it’s true! If you ever considered a destination for your elopement, consider Tlaquepaque’s Chapel in Sedona, Arizona.
There is no right or wrong when it comes to weddings from ceremonies to receptions more and more brides and grooms are personalizing their weddings. Today’s couples are mixing old with the new for ways to make their wedding stand out from the rest. Make your wedding day as special and unforgettable as you both are and put your imagination to good use. Marriage is about two unique individuals coming together as one, so don’t be afraid to step out of the box.
Tlaquepaque has had great brides and grooms with amazing ideas, from dessert bars to candy stations. Ideas range from placing a romantic seating area for the bride and groom to relax and enjoy their evening and guests. You can take it a step further and incorporate sofas and coffee tables to break up a traditional wedding reception set up.
Another great idea so as to not keep your guests waiting taking photos is a First Look. About 70% of couples opt to have a first look before their ceremony. This is where they can capture that special moment and take a minute to breathe and shake off some of that anxiety that has been brewing all day. Some of our photographers have captured some great moments.
We hope you enjoy these ideas and photos.
Guest books have come a long way….
Do something unique and different besides having the boring old paper guest book. Be creative and make “Your Wedding You ” and I think the guest book is a great place to show your personality and have a little fun.
There are so many ideas out there. One if the more popular ideas is using the game Jenga. Using the fun game of Jenga turns blocks into a guest signing success.
You could stack the pieces and have your guests remove their own block and write a message or you could put the pieces into a container of your choice.
There are many ways to create your display, so remember to have fun with it and make it your own. Don’t forget a catchy sign.
Every time you play the game, it will bring back all the memories of your special day for years to come.
Andrea Carusetta, owner and artist of Sedona Cake Couture, created a display cake for Tlaquepaque which is truly amazing and captured the true essence of Tlaquepaque, inspired by the rustic walls and Mexican tile throughout our beautiful village.