Tlaquepaque was happy and excited to host the wedding reception of Brianna Keilar and Dave French on May 2, 2009. Photographers Katrina Wallace and Andrew Meija with Sedona Bride covered the wedding ceremony and reception for this lovely couple and did a wonderful job.
Brianna Keilar is a congressional correspondent for CNN, responsible for covering the activities of both the U.S. House and Senate. Named to this position in December 2008, Keilar is based in the network’s Washington, D.C., bureau.
Following the ceremony, wedding guests followed the bridal couple to Tlaquepaque for their spectacular wedding reception which was held on the Calle Independencia. Rosalie’s of Sedona catered the event and did a great job with the set up and service of the reception. The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed the dinner.
The stunning cake was created by Donna Joy, Sedona Sweet Arts . The hand rolled white chocolate cigars surrounded the cake adorned with fresh flowers.
Brianna and Dave will soon be celebrating their one year wedding anniversary. We hope they visit Tlaquepaque as we would love to see the two love birds again soon.
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.