• By Wendy Lippman
  • 03 Jun, 2017

Tlaquepaque is a popular venue to host a memorable Sedona wedding and many times, couples are looking for special gifts as a remembrance of their Tlaquepaque wedding. Sometimes brides are looking for that special gift for their bridesmaids and maid of honor. What better place to purchase your thoughtful gift than Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village. You will find a variety of quality items that show a personal touch to your thoughtfulness.

Here are some great gift ideas for your Tlaquepaque Wedding.

Tlaquepaque Cross - Gold Door Gallery

The Gold Door Gallery   offers a beautiful representation of the unique Tlaquepaque Cross located in front of the Tlaquepaque Chapel. A favorite location for many of our wedding couples, a Tlaquepaque Cross is the perfect gift for your bridesmaids or maid of honor. These crosses come in a variety of sizes are offered in either silver or gold.

Variety of Tlaquepaque Cross pendants

 The   Gold Door Gallery   also offers a variety of unique charms to remember your Sedona Wedding. These gold charms represent the best of Sedona and of Arizona.

Red Rock Crossing charm from the Gold Door Gallery
Variety of Southwestern Charms from the Gold Door Gallery

If you are looking for the perfect gift for the bride and groom, consider the wedding couple ornament collection offered by   Feliz Navidad . You will never find a more unique wedding gift. The lovely ornaments represent the bride and groom, wedding bells and rings ornament. This is truly a great gift!

Wedding Ornaments from Feliz Navidad

Another great gift for your family and friends helping with your Tlaquepaque Wedding would be a hand painted Christmas ornament with the Tlaquepaque Chapel or Tlaquepaque Bell Tower. Each area hosts wedding ceremonies and can be personalized with the name of the bride and groom and their wedding date. This is also a great wedding gift for the bride and groom – truly a great and thoughtful gift.

Tlaquepaque Chapel Christmas Ornament from Feliz Navidad
Tlaquepaque Bell Tower Christmas Ornament from Feliz Navidad

We are really excited about the special ornament offered from   Feliz Navidad   that celebrates a couple’s First Christmas. These cute ornaments can be personalized and will be a great gift for Christmas to commemorate your First Christmas!

Couple's First Christmas - View of Cathedral Rock

Isadora Handweaving Gallery offers lovely charms of the Tlaquepaque Chapel and Bell Tower as well as a variety of Sedona charms. I had a bride that bought her bridesmaids the beautiful charm of the Tlaquepaque Chapel. This is truly a unique gift and one that they will really cherish.

A Variety of Sedona Charms offered at Isadora Handweaving Gallery
Isadora Handweaving Gallery has a variety of handmade crosses and pendants that would make the perfect gift. Many couples that get married in the Tlaquepaque Chapel love the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe located in the Chapel courtyard. Our Lady of Guadalupe is a 16th century icon of the Virgin Mary and is possibly Mexico’s most popular religious and cultural image. Since Tlaquepaque is modeled after the Tlaquepaque Village located outside of Guadalajara, Mexico, the Shrine complements the Chapel courtyard.

The Lady of Guadalupe has also symbolized the Mexican nation since the Mexican War of Independence. We say here that the Lady of Guadalupe blesses all Tlaquepaque Weddings. Now you can purchase a lovely charm from   Isadora   Handweaving gallery of the Lady of Guadalupe. This is a new item in the Gallery and unique to Tlaquepaque.

If prints and photographs are more in line with your gift ideas,   Estebans   carries a variety of matted prints of the Tlaquepaque Chapel and courtyard. These photographs by Bo Svensson can easily be framed for the perfect gift for the bride and groom. They will remember their chapel wedding until the end of time.

The Tlaquepaque Chapel by Bo Svensson available at Estebans
Tlaquepaque Chapel by Bo Svensson available at Estebans

Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village has over 45 shops, galleries and restaurants and is a must see when visiting Sedona. You will find the perfect wedding gift here without a doubt.

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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