• By Wendy Lippman
  • 03 Jun, 2017

Kicking off our Labor Day weekend here in Sedona, Tlaquepaque hosted three weddings over the weekend. The three day holiday invites many visitors to Sedona and allows wedding parties to enjoy extra time with their friends and family.

Sherri Conklin and Kevin Silcox

Sherri Conklin and Kevin Silcox choose Tlaquepaque for their wedding ceremony and reception. The afternoon had been wet and rainy but by 5:00pm the skies cleared up and everything was set for their outdoor wedding. The ceremony was held in the Patio de las Campanas at the foot of the Tlaquepaque Bell Tower on Saturday, September 5. The lovely setting was highlighted by lovely archways covered with ivy below a large Arizona Sycamore tree. Photos were taken by John Ellis and Seth Miller performed the ceremony.

Sherri and Kevin had individual cakes decorated with flowers on each table

Following the ceremony, guests were treated to a lovely reception catered and arranged by   Rosalie’s of Sedona . Bonnie Grant and her entire staff did a wonderful job with the wedding set up and special touches offered by her company. The delicious cheese station offered a large variety of specialty cheeses with a selection of crackers and biscuits.

Guests danced and enjoyed the music performed by Elvis Before Noon throughout the evening. Mick from   All Out Bartending   served beverages and a good time was had by one and all.

Megan Asbury and Andrew Schlueter

On Sunday, September 6 we hosted an intimate Chapel wedding for Megan Asbury and Andrew Schlueter. The ceremony was arranged by Maria Grace with   Two Hearts One Life Weddings .

Ron and Jenni Goldman - Jenni Goldman Photography

On the Terrace at Patio del Norte, Shira Finkelstein and Jesse Charyn held their wedding ceremony in front of a lovely chuppah designed by   Bliss Extraordinary Floral .

Terrace Ceremony with Chuppah by Bliss Extraordinary Floral

The setting above the main fountain in the Patio del Norte was beautiful. Rabbi Glickman from Maui, Hawaii, performed the wedding ceremony.

Shira's Beautiful Wedding Dress and Train

Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed the wedding reception in our ballroom, La Sala de los Milagros. We were happy to have Bonnie Grant and   Rosalie’s of Sedona   with us again on Sunday evening. Rosalie’s did a super job with the reception and prepared a delicious dinner. Bobby Russell with   Sedona Sounds   played the best music and did a great job as MC.

Rabbi Glickman (center) plus the crew from Rosalie's of Sedona and Bliss Extraordinary Floral

The beautiful and delicious wedding cake was created by Donna Joy,   Sedona Sweet Arts . The entire wedding was captured photographically by Ron and Jenni Goldman,   Jenni Goldman Photography . Jenni and Ron always do a super job and they are great to work with.

Shira Finkelstein and her bridesmaids
Jesse Charyn and his groomsmen
The ceremony took place above the lovely fountain in Patio del Norte
The beautiful wedding cake created for Shira and Jesse by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts

A special congratulations to Shira and Jesse for their extraordinary Sedona Wedding. They are so lucky to have such wonder friends and family members. We wish them the best of luck.

Shira and Jesse's special friends and family at Tlaquepaque

Tlaquepaque Happenings

By Wendy Lippman 12 Dec, 2017
The Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village has become the undisputed epicenter for holiday entertainment and festivities in Sedona.  It all starts Saturday, December 16th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.   As always, the event is free and the trolley will be running from the Uptown municipal parking lot (260 Schnebly Road) during the same time period for your convenience.

Now in its fifth year, the Holiday Sweet Stroll is a musical and entertainment extravaganza sprinkled with very special treats, gifts and sweet discounts to entice some holiday shopping.  Gather family, friends and the young ones for a magical afternoon of fun.  The participating Tlaquepaque boutique shops and galleries have gone all out to make sure your holidays are the best ever. 
By Wendy Lippman 04 Dec, 2017
Few events in Sedona can boast 45 consecutive years of overwhelming success and holiday magic.  Get ready for Tlaquepaque's Festival of Lights, the beloved signature event - perfect for the whole family, happening this year on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00p.m.  Come marvel at the arts village, beautifully lit with 6000 luminarias, creating a warm , golden glow flowing over every courtyard, balcony and walkway.  For your holiday shopping pleasure, the shops and galleries will stay open until 8:00 p.m.  Admission is free --- so is the hot cider,and, for your convenience, take the free trolley from the Uptown Municipal parking lot to and from Tlaquepaque.  Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy for kids ...drop them off at the Toys for Tots station in Patio del Norte.  
By Wendy Lippman 28 Nov, 2017
Get ready to kick-off the holiday season at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, the Art and Soul of Sedona.  Bring friends, family and especially the youngsters as there is plenty to do and see.   Start your evening on Friday, December 1st around 5 p.m. to enjoy the traditional tree lighting with Mayor Sandy Moriarty.   

By Wendy Lippman 16 Oct, 2017
Cocopah , Arizona’s oldest bead store, is committed to dealing in historic, ethnic and rare beads. Turquoise has always been the most significant bead we represent. It was an intricate part of the history, lore and trade of Pre-Columbian Indians in the Southwest and along the ancient trade routes to South America. As all the mines but Kingman have closed, it has become yet more precious and costly. Imitation materials are sold everywhere as Turquoise. Visitors constantly ask us how to tell the real from the fake. We want to share with you some fascinating information about this mythic stone.
By Wendy Lippman 27 Sep, 2017
Fall in Sedona is a favorite time of the year, and at Tlaquepaque  it's high season, filled with festivals and popular events that happily bring Sedona residents and visitors together.  Forty-five years ago founder Abe Miller envisioned Tlaquepaque as a community gathering place to recreate Fiestas from Old Mexico.   Since that time, we have worked hard to keep the most time honored traditions alive.
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 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.

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