Just days before Christmas, Kristelle Love and Benjamin Joquet got married in the Tlaquepaque Chapel. The lovely couple grew up in France and moved to the Sedona area recently. Kristelle is a massage therapist and will be opening a new business in the Village of Oak Creek in 2010.
Carol Marlene Anderson with Lord and Rose performed the very intimate wedding ceremony in the Chapel. Kristelle’s sister took the wedding photographs of the beautiful couple. There were holiday decorations throughout the village which made a lovely back drop for wedding portraits. Kristelle was happy that her father, mother and grandmother could attend the ceremony but her grandfather was in France and was unable to attend. Benjamin had his parents in attendance in the chapel along with other family members and friends of the couple. There were two lovely flower girls and a cute ring bearer helping with the ceremony.
Although we had received snow the evening before the wedding, everything had melted and the temperatures were much warmer for their wedding. The night was clear with the stars and moon above the Chapel Courtyard. It was a perfect evening for the perfect wedding. Congratulations to Kristelle and Benjamin and Happy New Year.
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.