• By Wendy Lippman
  • 18 Apr, 2009

Sedona, Arizona’s   Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village has been chosen to receive the   2009   Bride’s Choice Award   from WeddingWire network.

Recent Tlaquepaque brides determined the award through surveys and reviews from WeddingWire network. The award specifically recognizes vendors in the top three percent who “demonstrate excellent quality of service, responsiveness, professionalism, value of cost and flexibility.”

Bringing couples planning their weddings together with wedding vendors across the country (100,000+) in an easy-to-navigate website, WeddingWire network provides the most up-to-date information and wedding planning portal for soon-to-be newlyweds.

Comments on the WeddingWire website ( ) regarding Tlaquepaque as a premier wedding destination were consistently complimentary of Jill Kyriakopulos, Tlaquepaque’s staff wedding coordinator.   “The venue was breathtaking, the staff was helpful and went way above and beyond their duties. We were so very pleased with the service provided. Jill was great and very easy to work with.”

“We are very happy to be receiving the   2009   Bride’s Choice Award. Over the years we have developed a first class wedding service that is reasonable, flexible and perfectly tailored for intimate weddings under 100 guests,” remarked Wendy Lippman, Tlaquepaque, GM and managing partner. “If you have ever dreamed of having a beautiful traditional wedding in a gorgeous romantic setting, then consider the non-denominational Chapel at Tlaquepaque.”

Tlaquepaque, fashioned after a Mexican village in every detail, is like going back in time. Vine-covered stucco walls; cobble-stoned walkways and magnificent arched entryways lead into magical garden nooks and spacious patios. It gives one the feeling that Tlaquepaque has been around for centuries.

 With three stunning outdoor patios and a new upper terrace overlooking Tlaquepaque’s signature floral fountain in Patio del Norte, it’s easy to find the right fit for any wedding reception. Additionally the indoor ballroom, La Sala de los Milagros (Room of Miracles) is available for up to 100 guests.   

To inquire about booking a Tlaquepaque wedding and to review the many vendor options in Sedona please contact   Jill Kyriakopulos at (928) 282-4838.   Tlaquepaque, known as the   Art and Soul of Sedona,   is   home to over 45 shops, galleries, and restaurants and is a must-see destination for travelers from all over the world. Visit   or call   (928) 282-4838.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

Flamenco in the Courtyard beginning April 3rd !

Sunday through Wednesday evenings from 5:30PM-7:30PM

Join Gaetano and friends in Patio de las Campanas –   El Rincon Restaurante Mexicano   presents master guitarists Gaetano and friends with spirited performances inspired from Spain and Mexico. Gaetano treats visitors to Spanish guitar in the courtyard in front of the restaurant. Enjoy tapas and your favorite beverage from the outside bar.

Free Admission and all are welcome.

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.

By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017
The color experts at Pantone have named Marsala — a “naturally robust and earthy wine red” – the color of the year for 2015.

It works wonderfully as a base color for your wedding, and it can be complemented either by warm tones, like orange, yellow, or coral, or cool tones, like blue or purple


By Wendy Lippman 05 Jun, 2017

Catherine and Andrew had a wonderful journey driving across the country this past May together with a planned stop to get married right here at our intimate Chapel. Their immediate family met them here in beautiful Sedona for their wedding ceremony.  Serenaded by Spanish guitar, their ceremony was just perfect!

Catherine’s bridal gown had a Western flare to go with her fun cowboy boots and her bouquet which included unique/purple desert succulents.

To end their beautiful wedding, the bride and groom took to the red rocks for some romantic shots.

Wedding Package by   Ceremony of Love

Photographer,   Drew Holman

Flowers by Kim Roda,   The Jazz Bouquet

Guitarist,   Brian David

Officiant,   Janice Midkiff

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