• 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.

Tlaquepaque’s “Simply I Do” elopement package will keep your spirits and hearts soaring since we simplified the details for your special day. Charming, intimate and romantic, the Tlaquepaque Chapel partnered with our Star-winning restaurant, Rene at Tlaquepaque, will make for a most memorable evening.

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village is located in Sedona, Arizona which is on the list of the most beautiful places to live in the Southwest. Even better yet, with the red rocks soaring around the city, Tlaquepaque has been the treasure within Sedona for the past 47 years. By having your wedding ceremony with our stunning Mexican style architecture,, surrounded by magnificent sycamore trees as a backdrop, and surrounded by unforgettable vine-covered terra cotta-colored walls, cobblestone pathways and magical courtyards, Tlaquepaque guests to another century.

Your “Simply I Do” package will be timeless, starting at the Tlaquepaque Chapel, an oasis of heavenly serenity nestled within Tlaquepaque’s walls, the perfect location for truly intimate ceremony. Looking through the intricate, wrought-iron gates the bridal couple will be transported to another place in time. The giant, antique doors are flung wide open beneath the carved stone arch of the non-denominational Chapel.   Each bridal couple has the Chapel for ninety minutes.

The package includes the bridal bouquet and boutonniere. Our florist has been serving Sedona since 2001 and will make certain that the flowers are only of the highest quality using only what is in season. The Bride selects the color and the bouquet stem will be satin wrapped to match her dress. As always, additional floral arrangements can be added for a fee.
Dinner will be served at the landmark Rene Restaurant at Tlaquepaque.

Once the Bride and Groom have said their “I Do’s”, they will be enthralled by the lovely wedding peal playing from our bell tower as they exit the Chapel. Exquisite dinner will then be served for you and your guests at the landmark Rene Restaurant at Tlaquepaque. An award winning establishment for over 35 years, owner and Chef, Walter Paulson,  will serve a delightful three-course meal including a bottle of champagne. Additional guests can be added for an additional fee for a maximum of six persons. Indoor and outdoor dining is available.

Of course, the evening wouldn’t be complete without the tastiest part, the wedding cake. Our cake designer Andrea Carusetta, owner of Sedona Cake Couture, is the ultimate baker. Andrea has appeared on numerous television shows and was a two time medalist on Food Network Challenge and Grand Champion on TLC Channel’s Ultimate Cake off.   Each Bride and groom selects their favorite cake flavor and icing. Andrea even encourages the happy couple to submit a photo of the desired type of cake design to make all of your wedding dreams come true.

Are you tempted yet? If you are looking for an absolutely stunning, completely romantic, I – will- always remember- this magical place- memory, then Tlaquepaque is the place for you. We can’t wait to show what we can do! Book Your Elopement Consultation with our Wedding Manager today.

Black out dates apply.

Contact us at 928-282-4838 or tlaqinfo@gmail.com

By Wendy Lippman 15 Sep, 2017
Tlaquepaque North is open!  With its three impressive new buildings and a major renovation of a former cobblestone home, all are beautifully congruent architecturally, seamlessly mirroring the main arts village.   Tlaquepaque, now on both sides of the street, functions as a gateway to the Sedona Gallery District.  New tenants to Tlaquepaque North include : The Pump House Station Urban Eatery and Market, Caravana North, The Artist's Kitchen Shop, Renee Taylor Jewelry and Quilts Ltd.
By Wendy Lippman 11 Aug, 2017
Mark your calendars for our annual signature event, Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque!   Bring friends and family, including the kids, for a day of non-stop fun and entertainment, celebrating Mexican Independence Day, Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission is free and parking is available at the Uptown Municipal parking lot with continuous shuttle service to and from Fiesta.
By Wendy Lippman 02 Aug, 2017
The many fountains in Tlaquepaque offer soothing respite for visitors, especially in the balmy months of summer.  In Old Mexico, fountains were located in the central village square, serving as a place to gather water, meet friends and catch up on the latest news.   Tlaquepaque visionary Abe Miller sought to capture that sense of place and purpose at Tlaquepaque as well.  During special times of the year, its fountains are transformed into spectacular seasonal displays with gourds, vines, roots, squashes and pumpkins in the fall, and trimmings like holly, ornamental balls and handmade signature serape ornaments during the holiday season.  Any time of year the gurgling, splashing water from the fountains brings a magical element to an already magical environment.

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.

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