Tlaquepaque hosted a couple weddings this Valentine’s Day weekend. The weather was sunny and clear – it was perfect for this time of year. Along with this three day weekend, Tlaquepaque experienced so many visitors enjoying the President’s Day holiday.
Saturday, February 13, we hosted the wedding ceremony and reception of Amanda Hoheimer and Ezias Lemos planned by Laura Marolakos with Heart of Sedona Weddings . Amanda and Ezias held their wedding ceremony in the Tlaquepaque Chapel and the ceremony was performed by Rev. Andrew Murphy with Heart of Sedona Weddings . You couldn’t ask for a more beautiful day. The Chapel looked beautiful, decorated with flowers from Mountain High Flowers .
Following the ceremony, guests followed the bridal party to the Tlaquepaque ballroom, La Sala de los Milagros, where Rosalie’s of Sedona had set up a lovely reception. Bonnie and her staff does a great job and the food was delicious. Drinks were served by Bonnie’s mother, Rosalie, who enjoyed all the wedding guests. The lovely wedding cake was created by cake artist, Donna Joy with Sedona Sweet Arts . The cake was adorned with hand made sugar flowers and the colors matched the centerpieces perfectly. Music and dance carried throughout the evening and everyone had a great time.
On Sunday, Valentine’s Day, we had an intimate wedding in the Tlaquepaque Chapel. Another perfect Sedona day on Sunday, this Feburary 14th.
Katy Castellanos and Loreto Consolida spoke their wedding vows, visiting Sedona from southern California. They were happy that their family and friends could join them for their romantic wedding. The professional photographs were captured by Katrina and Andrew with Sedona Bride .
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.
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.