• By Wendy Lippman
  • 04 Jun, 2017

Tlaquepaque was excited to host five weddings during the second weekend in October. As you might image, October is a very popular month to hold a wedding here in Sedona. The temperatures during the day are quite pleasant with cooler temperatures at night.

Groom Jeffrey Camp (left) with their officiant Dave

On Saturday, October 10, our Chapel had back to back wedding ceremonies. Amy Foreste and Jeffrey Camp held their wedding ceremony in the Tlaquepaque Chapel. Amy looked stunning as she was getting ready to walk down the aisle to music performed by   Brian David . Ila Ross with   Ross Wedding Photography   took the professional photos of Amy and Foreste. Red Rock Candle and Gift   decorated the intimate chapel with lovely candles. The wedding reception was held at   Heartline Cafe  where guests enjoyed a lovely wedding cake created by Donna Joy,   Sedona Sweet Arts .

Amy and Jeffrey's wedding cake made by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts
Oman Ken and his lovely Harp

Following Amy and Jeffrey, Laura Chambers and Paul Smith III celebrated their wedding ceremony in the Tlaquepaque Chapel with a wedding ceremony performed by   Maria Grace . Oman Ken played the harp during the ceremony and Tony Sills was the professional photographer. Flowers were provided by Mountain High Flowers. Laura’s mother lives here in Sedona and we were happy that the Chapel was available for their wedding. We love hosting local weddings here at Tlaquepaque. Guests accompanied the bride and groom to Joey Bistro at Los Abrigados Resort and Spa for the wedding dinner.

Our beautiful bride Jamie Rae

On the Patio de las Campanas, Jamie Rae and Billy Stutzer got married at the foot of the Tlaquepaque Bell Tower. It was a clear night while   Joel Boyd   performed the wedding ceremony. Following the ceremony, the reception was held on the Calle Independencia.

Billy and Jamie's sign in Table
Wedding Reception on the Calle Independencia for Jamie and Billy

Rosalie’s of Sedona   did a great job catering the event. There were professional staff members available to set up the reception under the overhead lights on Tlaquepaque’s Main Street. The food was out of this world.

Lovely wedding cake by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

Music was played by Joe from  Ray the DJ  and guests danced up a storm.  It was a lovely evening here in Sedona. Everyone enjoyed the delicious wedding cake created by Donna Joy,  Sedona Sweet Arts . The lovely flowers were provided by  Events by Showstoppers . The colors were perfect!

We’re excited for all our new married couples.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

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.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

Tlaquepaque “Best of Everything” Union!

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

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.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

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.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

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.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

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.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017
Tlaquepaque is proud to be one of the newest members of the LGBT Pride Guide. This amazing guide will help you plan your commitment ceremony or wedding. It’s filled with vendors that you can you trust to handle your special day. The guide has Calendar of Events, a 12 month Wedding Planning section, Honeymoon Ideas and a special section, Congrats to all the Newlyweds! Plus much more. The Pride Guide is beautifully done in color. So the next time you see the guide pick it up and check out our ad on page 94. It’s our pleasure to be part of this fabulous community!
By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

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.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017
The color experts at Pantone have named Marsala — a “naturally robust and earthy wine red” – the color of the year for 2015.

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


By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

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

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