LABOR DAY WEEKEND AT TLAQUEPAQUE

  • 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
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Tlaquepaque “Best of Everything” Union!


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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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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.

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