• 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.

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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