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.
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.