• By Wendy Lippman
  • 03 Jun, 2017
In spite of scattered thunderstorms in Sedona over the Memorial Day Weekend, Tlaquepaque hosted four successful weddings. We also had a number of bridal couples taking photographs throughout the village – there was a bride in every courtyard!
Jennifer Merril and Jamal Fagan held their wedding ceremony in the Tlaquepaque Chapel. The event was planned by Karen Lynn,   Sedona Wedding Planner . The ceremony was followed by their intimate reception on the Patio de las Campanas. The floral was arranged by   Events by Showstoppers   and they were lovely. Catering was done by   Cucina Rustica   and the cake was provided by   Sedona Cake Couture . Photography was provided by   Cameron Clark and Jamelle Kelly . In spite of the wet weather, a good time was enjoyed by all.
Elizabeth Morgan and Jason McGarraugh from the great state of Texas planned on having an intimate outdoor ceremony on the Terrace at Patio del Norte. Due to the rain we experienced in the late afternoon, the ceremony was held in the Tlaquepaque Ballroom, La Sala de los Milagros. We were happy that the ceremony went off as planned.   Bliss Extraordinary Floral   created a lovely archway adorned by beautiful flowers and greenery.

The ceremony was performed by Andrew Murphy with   Heart of Sedona Weddings   and photography was provided by Michael David with   Taltos Productions . Following the ceremony, the wedding party went to Savannahs where an amazing cake created by   Sedona Sweet Arts was enjoyed by all.

Later in the evening, Katie Sawyer and Matthew Kingman experienced the Tlaquepaque Chapel for their wedding ceremony. The skies were lovely as the weather began to clear at the start of their ceremony.   Pamela Duffy   enjoyed Katie and Matthew and their sweet family and followed them throughout the evening for photographs. It was the perfect end to a wonderful wedding day at Tlaquepaque.

Sunday, we were so happy to host the wedding ceremony and reception of Andrea Buteau and Giuseppe Medlin.

Following the chapel ceremony, the bridal party and guests proceeded to the Patio de las Campanas for their wedding reception. Food was provided by   Los Abrigados Resort   and Spa. The delicious chocolate cake adorned by handmade sugar flowers created by Donna Joy of   Sedona Sweet Arts   was the centerpiece of the evening.
We are so happy that our weddings went well over the Memorial Day Weekend. We already have a wedding booked for next year’s holiday weekend. Congratulations to all our brides and grooms!
By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

Flamenco in the Courtyard beginning April 3rd !

Sunday through Wednesday evenings from 5:30PM-7:30PM

Join Gaetano and friends in Patio de las Campanas –   El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano   presents master guitarists Gaetano and friends with spirited performances inspired from Spain and Mexico. Gaetano treats visitors to Spanish guitar in the courtyard in front of the restaurant. Enjoy tapas and your favorite beverage from the outside bar.

Free Admission and all are welcome.

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.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017
The color experts at Pantone have named Marsala — a “naturally robust and earthy wine red” – the color of the year for 2015.

It works wonderfully as a base color for your wedding, and it can be complemented either by warm tones, like orange, yellow, or coral, or cool tones, like blue or purple


By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

Catherine and Andrew had a wonderful journey driving across the country this past May together with a planned stop to get married right here at our intimate Chapel. Their immediate family met them here in beautiful Sedona for their wedding ceremony.  Serenaded by Spanish guitar, their ceremony was just perfect!

Catherine’s bridal gown had a Western flare to go with her fun cowboy boots and her bouquet which included unique/purple desert succulents.

To end their beautiful wedding, the bride and groom took to the red rocks for some romantic shots.

Wedding Package by   Ceremony of Love

Photographer,   Drew Holman

Flowers by Kim Roda,   The Jazz Bouquet

Guitarist,   Brian David

Officiant,   Janice Midkiff

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