Sunday, January 17
The Sedona Bridal show was a success with more than 130 brides visiting the 50 wedding vendors at three Sedona locations. The event was organized by the Wedding Chronicle who arranged for transportation to Sedona from Phoenix for the bridal couples. Wedding coordinators accompanied the brides for the 115 mile drive to Sedona allowing the brides to hear all about Sedona and the wedding options offered here.
Brides were dropped off on the Calle Independencia at Tlaquepaque and visited the Tlaquepaque Chapel that was decorated by Events by Showstoppers . The Chapel looked spectacular as it dazzled the visitors.
Show attendees then proceeded to the Tlaquepaque ballroom, La Sala de los Milagros, to meet a number of wedding professionals including caterers, photographers, cake artists, DJ’s, floral and event designers and other Sedona venues. Everyone enjoyed the food and cake that was offered as a sample of their creativity.
After visiting the lovely Terrace at Patio del Norte, brides were welcome to tour the courtyards of Tlaquepaque where amazing weddings are held each year. The Sedona Trolley transported show attendees from Tlaquepaque to L’Auberge and Amara Resorts where more wedding professionals were waiting to meet them.
Participants were entered to win a free Sedona fantasy wedding valued at $40,000. The winner will be announced at the end of January. It was a fun event and we would like to thank all those who attended the Sedona Bridal Show.
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.