• By Wendy Lippman
  • 03 Jun, 2017
Tlaquepaque hosted four weddings on the final weekend of May. Unusually wet weather has touched upon Sedona during the month of May but we are happy to say that our weddings were very successful in spite of the weather.

Shelby Sanford and Eric Pederson held their wedding ceremony in the Patio de las Campanas on Friday, May 29, 2009 below strands of overhead lights. The ceremony was performed by Rev. Joel Boyd   and flowers were provided by   Mountain High Floral . Following the ceremony, guests joined the bridal party on the Calle Independencia for a delicious dinner prepared by   Heartline Cafe . Music was provided by   Jam N Sounds   and the entire event was photographed by   Mel Russell .

Saturday, May 30th we were happy to host two weddings at Tlaquepaque. Justin Thurman and Marcia Holley got married in the Chapel in front of their family and friends.   Rev. Joel Boyd   performed the ceremony for Justin and Marcia.

Marcia and Justin and their family at the Tlaquepaque Chapel
Ivy Danner and LeRoi McDonald got married in the Patio de las Campanas in front of 100 of their closest friends and family members. Ivy and LeRoi were so happy to be able to have their wedding ceremony outdoors and waited out the thunderstorms that hit Sedona in the late afternoon on Saturday. Friends and family members assembled in  Rene Restaurant  prior to the ceremony to enjoy cocktails before the ceremony.

Ivy was busy taking a variety of photographs in the Tlaquepaque village prior to the start of her wedding ceremony. We were so happy that the skies cleared up and the ceremony was able to be held on the outdoor Patio under strings of overhead lights. A dear family friend performed the ceremony for Ivy and LeRoi. Photographs of the wedding were taken by   Nelson’s Weddings.   Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed an exciting reception catered by   Heartline Cafe   in the ballroom, La Sala de los Milagros. The cake was created by Donna Joy with   Sedona Sweet Arts .
Ivy Danner and her bridesmaids on their way to the ceremony site
The beautiful Wedding Cake created for Ivy and LeRoi by Donna Joy
Sunday we were pleased to host the wedding of Rachel Erdmann and Bradley Carney. Rachel and Bradley got married in the Tlaquepaque Chapel by   Pastor Edmund H. Reyes . Flowers were provided by   Bliss Extraordinary Floral   and   Marie Rhines   performed her amazing violin for the intimate wedding ceremony.
From left to right: Edmund H. Reyes, Marie Rhines, Amy Mills and Vickie Reitz from Bliss Floral
Rosalie’s of Sedona   prepared a scrumptious dinner for the bridal party and their guests enjoying the reception on the Terrace at Patio del Norte and in our ballroom, La Sala de los Milagros.   Bobby Russell   from Sedona Sounds got everyone rockin and dancing up a storm. Professional photographs were taken by Cameron Clark and Jamelle Kelly with   Cameron and Kelly Studios .  Throughout the reception, flowers and candles dazzled the guests. The white fondant three tier cake adorned by orchids was created by Donna Joy with   Sedona Sweet Arts .
La Sala de los Milagros presented by Rosalie's of Sedona
Rachel and Bradley's Amazing Cake created by Donna Joy

Tlaquepaque is now looking forward to our upcoming weddings planned for the month of June. Another busy month for us and we are so happy to host wonderful weddings at Tlaquepaque.

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 11 Aug, 2017
Mark your calendars for our annual signature event, Fiesta Del Tlaquepaque!   Bring friends and family, including the kids, for a day of non-stop fun and entertainment, celebrating Mexican Independence Day, Saturday, September 9, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission is free and parking is available at the Uptown Municipal parking lot with continuous shuttle service to and from Fiesta.
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.

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.

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