As the month of August begins in 2009, so do our August weddings. August is a popular month in spite of the warmer temperatures and the chance of monsoon rains.
Saturday, August 1st, Tlaquepaque hosted two weddings for two happy couples. In the intimate Tlaquepaque Chapel, Karen Weedfall and Joe Gorbach held their wedding ceremony in front of their family and friends. Karen Lynn, Sedona Wedding Planner , conducted the beautiful wedding ceremony for Karen and Joe. The bride wore an elegant A Line bridal gown which was so flattering. Fitzhugh Jenkins magically performed guitar during the wedding ceremony. Lynn Bouwkamp was the professional photographer for this lovely wedding. Events by Showstoppers provided the beautiful flowers.
The Sedona Trolley brought all of Karen and Joe’s wedding guests to Tlaquepaque and then transported everyone to the Enchantment Resort for their wedding reception.
On the Patio de las Campanas, Katherine Shanahan and Scott Clarke got married at the foot of the Tlaquepaque Bell Tower. Pastor Trev performed the ceremony and Dan Perry from Photos in Time was their photographer. Dan went to school with Katherine’s father Randy. Katherine walked down the aisle to lovely guitar music. Mountain High Flowers created a lovely floral arch for the cermony accompanied by candelabras provided by Red Rock Candle and Gift . Guests were given personalized fans with a variety of images of Katherine and Scott.
Following the ceremony, guests headed to the Calle Independencia for the wedding reception. Rosalie’s of Sedona has prepared a lovely setting for the reception as well as creating a delicious plated dinner. Bonnie Grant and her staff always do such a super job. Dustin with Arizona Bartenders served cocktails with a smile.
The Walkens Band entertained at the wedding reception performing great music throughout the evening. Vocalist/acoustic guitarist Tod Miller accompanied by Tony King, drummer and Jeff Owens on Bass. The guests danced up a storm and Katherine and Scott has a wonderful time.
The spectacular wedding cake was created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts. Each sugar flower was hand made by Donna Joy and the colors matched the reception theme perfectly.
Thank you for choosing Tlaquepaque for your special wedding. We wish you much happiness.
Flamenco in the Courtyard beginning April 3rd !
Sunday through Wednesday evenings from 5:30PM-7:30PM
Join Gaetano and friends in Patio de las Campanas – El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano presents master guitarists Gaetano and friends with spirited performances inspired from Spain and Mexico. Gaetano treats visitors to Spanish guitar in the courtyard in front of the restaurant. Enjoy tapas and your favorite beverage from the outside bar.
Free Admission and all are welcome.
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.
Here is a gorgeous cake from Sedona Cake Couture In this years wedding color Marsala! Andrea handcrafted all the sugar succulents on this beautiful master piece! Andrea displayed this cake at the Sedona Bridal Show and Boot Camp that was held on January 17,2015 at the Hilton Sedona.
It works wonderfully as a base color for your wedding, and it can be complemented either by warm tones, like orange, yellow, or coral, or cool tones, like blue or purple
Catherine and Andrew had a wonderful journey driving across the country this past May together with a planned stop to get married right here at our intimate Chapel. Their immediate family met them here in beautiful Sedona for their wedding ceremony. Serenaded by Spanish guitar, their ceremony was just perfect!
Catherine’s bridal gown had a Western flare to go with her fun cowboy boots and her bouquet which included unique/purple desert succulents.
To end their beautiful wedding, the bride and groom took to the red rocks for some romantic shots.
Wedding Package by Ceremony of Love
Photographer, Drew Holman
Flowers by Kim Roda, The Jazz Bouquet
Guitarist, Brian David
Officiant, Janice Midkiff