TLAQUEPAQUE / HEART AND SOUL OF SEDONA WEDDINGS

  • By Wendy Lippman
  • 05 Jun, 2017
I can’t take credit for this AMAZING blog post which I “borrowed” from our good friends at the Sedona Wedding Studio who posted it on their blog today – A HUGE thank you from all of us at Tlaquepaque to the Sedona Wedding Studio !!! Be sure to check out their new   Sedona Wedding Services Facebook page   too along with all the other great wedding vendors mentioned here!

It seems like everywhere one turns, there is something said or written about   Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village , the beloved heart-and-soul of Sedona.  While Tlaquepaque has a variety of events that regularly happen within her old-world Mexican walls, there is nothing quite like the popularity of weddings.  Attribute it to the romance, the architecture, the chapel, the landscaping, charm, singularity…  whatever… there is something for everyone at Tlaquepaque, and that “something” attracts brides by the hundreds to have their special wedding day at   Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village .

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village   offers Sedona’s only wedding Chapel.  Here we see a lovely image by   Sedona Bride Photography   that graces the cover of   Arizona Finest Wedding Sites and Services Magazine.     Featured is a rose petal carpet and candle display designed by   Events By Show Stoppers   and   Nectar Design , Tlaquepaque’s in-house floral providers.

As evening approaches, the richness of the Tlaquepaque Chapel becomes ever-more inviting as the sky moves into the “blue” hour.  Many photographers consider this as their favorite time of day to shoot.  We can certainly see why   Sedona Bride Photographers   love to shoot during this time.

Candlelight is a must.  Just imagine exchanging your special wedding vows within this romantic glow that embraces everyone present.  There is no other place like it.  For booking information, call  Tlaquepaque wedding and event specialist,   Adam Lovejoy, at 928-282-4838.

Around every corner of this exquisite property lies a photo-op, just waiting for brides to get into the moment.

Tlaquepaque is about color.  The possibilities are endless.  The exceptionally talented members of the Sedona Wedding Studio can make your vision become a reality.  Just visit our vendor links at the top left of this page, contact the vendors of your choice and find everything you need!

The creativity of   Sedona Bride Photography   knows no bounds.  This captivating shot, coordinated by the talented Laura Marolakos, of   Heart of Sedona Weddings , was cleverly set against an old-growth ivy-covered wall.  These walls are literally everywhere on the property, growing there since 1973.  Hair and make-up is by   Patricia Vega, Le Petite Spa de Sedona .

We love this colorful ribbon-covered tree that is just outside the Chapel.

Reverend Andrew Murphy,   Heart of Sedona Weddings , officiates in front of the famous Patio Del Norte fountain that is regularly decorated by   Events By Show Stoppers .

This sparkling table setting was coordinated by Laura Marolakos,   Heart of Sedona Weddings , with flowers by   Events By Show Stoppers .  Old bottles, paper doilies and assorted candles finished the look that was celebrated with a romantic kiss.

Coordinator, Laura Marolakos , is known for her attention to detail, as seen here with a vintage card used as a table marker. Planning a Sedona Wedding?  Contact   Tlaquepaque   weddings and events specialist,   Adam Lovejoy, at 928-282-4838.  Adam is superb at guiding brides through every aspect of a Tlaquepaque wedding.   Sedona Bride Photography   will beautifully capture every moment.    Coordinator, Laura Marolakos,   will plan every detail.   Reverend Andrew Murphy   will officiate, evoking the emotion and importance of your special wedding at Tlaquepaque.    Events by Show Stoppers   will bring the ambiance to life with flowers, lighting and decor.

Come to Sedona and see for yourself why   Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village   is such a popular venue for Sedona’s destination bride.


Tlaquepaque Happenings

By Wendy Lippman 12 Dec, 2017
The Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village has become the undisputed epicenter for holiday entertainment and festivities in Sedona.  It all starts Saturday, December 16th from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.   As always, the event is free and the trolley will be running from the Uptown municipal parking lot (260 Schnebly Road) during the same time period for your convenience.

Now in its fifth year, the Holiday Sweet Stroll is a musical and entertainment extravaganza sprinkled with very special treats, gifts and sweet discounts to entice some holiday shopping.  Gather family, friends and the young ones for a magical afternoon of fun.  The participating Tlaquepaque boutique shops and galleries have gone all out to make sure your holidays are the best ever. 
By Wendy Lippman 04 Dec, 2017
Few events in Sedona can boast 45 consecutive years of overwhelming success and holiday magic.  Get ready for Tlaquepaque's Festival of Lights, the beloved signature event - perfect for the whole family, happening this year on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 3:00 to 8:00p.m.  Come marvel at the arts village, beautifully lit with 6000 luminarias, creating a warm , golden glow flowing over every courtyard, balcony and walkway.  For your holiday shopping pleasure, the shops and galleries will stay open until 8:00 p.m.  Admission is free --- so is the hot cider,and, for your convenience, take the free trolley from the Uptown Municipal parking lot to and from Tlaquepaque.  Please consider bringing an unwrapped toy for kids ...drop them off at the Toys for Tots station in Patio del Norte.  
By Wendy Lippman 28 Nov, 2017
Get ready to kick-off the holiday season at Tlaquepaque Arts & Crafts Village, the Art and Soul of Sedona.  Bring friends, family and especially the youngsters as there is plenty to do and see.   Start your evening on Friday, December 1st around 5 p.m. to enjoy the traditional tree lighting with Mayor Sandy Moriarty.   

By Wendy Lippman 16 Oct, 2017
Cocopah , Arizona’s oldest bead store, is committed to dealing in historic, ethnic and rare beads. Turquoise has always been the most significant bead we represent. It was an intricate part of the history, lore and trade of Pre-Columbian Indians in the Southwest and along the ancient trade routes to South America. As all the mines but Kingman have closed, it has become yet more precious and costly. Imitation materials are sold everywhere as Turquoise. Visitors constantly ask us how to tell the real from the fake. We want to share with you some fascinating information about this mythic stone.
By Wendy Lippman 27 Sep, 2017
Fall in Sedona is a favorite time of the year, and at Tlaquepaque  it's high season, filled with festivals and popular events that happily bring Sedona residents and visitors together.  Forty-five years ago founder Abe Miller envisioned Tlaquepaque as a community gathering place to recreate Fiestas from Old Mexico.   Since that time, we have worked hard to keep the most time honored traditions alive.
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 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.

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