We were excited to host the wedding of Alison Ecklund and Scott Carney. They booked their Tlaquepaque wedding last August, and at the time, their wedding date of Saturday, October 3, 2009 seemed so far away. But before we knew it, the wedding date was here. Alison is a journalist with the Sedona Red Rock News and a local favorite. Scott and Alison made the perfect Sedona couple and we loved having them here.
Their wedding ceremony took place on the Patio de las Campanas at the foot of the Tlaquepaque bell tower. Scott and Alison walked across the bridge above the patio and entered the ceremony site by our tiled staircase. It was a very elegant entrance to a lovely ceremony. Events by Showstoppers decorated the Patio with lovely curtains as a back drop for the ceremony.
Throughout the evening, Muskellunge Bluegrass Band performed great music and were enjoyed by all.
Donna Joy with Sedona Sweet Arts created a beautiful wedding cake covered with coconut. The cake was light and fluffy and it looked as if it were adorned by feathers. What a wonderful and unique wedding cake.
Kimberly Walling and James Rising held their wedding ceremony in the Tlaquepaque chapel on the same evening. Their wedding was planned and coordinated by Laura Maralakos with Heart of Sedona Weddings . Rev. Andrew Murphy performed the intimate wedding ceremony and flowers and candles were provided by Bliss Extraordinary Floral . Michael David with Taltos Productions took the professional photographs of their wedding.
Kimberly and James escorted their wedding guests to Heartline Cafe where they enjoyed their wedding reception. Their lovely wedding cake was made by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts .
It was an amazing evening and a successful weekend at Tlaquepaque and we would like to congratulate all our wedding couples.
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.
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.
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.
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.