Personalize Your Wedding Wednesday, Mar 16 2016 

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.

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B&G Seating AreaMoore Calle Set-upAnother 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.

birdsong_20150207_0008We hope you enjoy these ideas and photos


Day of the Dead Themed Vow Renewal and Celebration Sunday, Sep 20 2015 

As Fall quickly approaches I wanted to share an amazing themed wedding celebration, for any brides out there looking do something different. Tlaquepaque was honored to have had a Dia de Los Muertos vow renewal and celebration. It was designed and set up by Events by Show Stoppers,  very talented florists/ designers here in Sedona, AZ. The event was photographed by Sierra Blanco Photography, an award winning husband and wife team.

Jim and Ken of Events by Show Stoppers captured the ethnicity of the event. They brought to life the romance,sexy and edginess of this Dia de Los Muertos themed celebration.

The bride was transformed onto a stunning Frida Kahlo inspired bride- complete with a stunning floral headpiece.The groom was dressed in all black complete with a black top hat.

The Chapel was decorated with beautiful color ribbons and Mexican paper flowers with an abundance of candles lit up to set the mood. Beautiful red rose petals strewn across the tile floor created the aisle runner in the Chapel. Tlaquepaque grounds were  transformed into a Dia de Los Muertos Village.  All the fountains had breathtaking decor with beautiful Catrinas all around.  There were plenty of altars called Ofrendas throughout the property so people could gather to leave tokens, pray and remember the loved ones that have died and celebrate them.

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Wedding Guest Book Sunday, May 10 2015 

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.





Designer cake inspired by Tlaquepaque Tuesday, Mar 24 2015 

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 .




Sedona Cake Couture is a specialty cake and dessert boutique located in Sedona. She specializes in one of a kind custom wedding cakes. She can make your vision come to life. Andrea offers complimentary cake tasting and design consultation by appointment. You will be  happy to know she has gluten free options that are delicious. I can tell that you will taste the difference,  as all her cakes are made with  fresh and natural components.
Sedona Cake Couture
1710 W State Route 89A
Sedona, AZ 86336

Pride Guide Arizona Friday, Mar 13 2015 

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!



Beautiful Wedding Cake designed by Sedona Cake Couture Wednesday, Jan 21 2015 

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.



Color of the Year 2015 by Color Experts at Pantone Tuesday, Jan 20 2015 


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


Catherine + Andrew Tuesday, Jul 22 2014 

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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Looking Your Best in Wedding Pictures, Even If You’re Not the Bride – Tip 1 Wednesday, Jun 25 2014 

I saw some tips online today for Looking your best in wedding pictures and thought I would share them.  Here’s one and there’s more to come!

Practice this celebrity pose.

Try this classic flattering red carpet pose (and don’t feel like a nerd if you practice this in front of a mirror):
1. Stand with your hips rotated 45 degrees away from the camera.
2. Put your weight on your back foot.
3. Elongate your other leg and cross it in front, with the foot pointed toward the camera. Bend the knee a bit so you don’t lock up or look stiff.
4. Feel free to put a hand on your hip.
5. Don’t forget to smile!



Birdsong Wedding Photography Friday, May 16 2014 

If your looking for a photographer for your Tlaquepaque wedding or reception, you should definitely consider Jess and Genie at Birdsong Wedding Photography!  They consider themselves to be fine-art photojournalists with a sharp commercial edge that sets their look & style apart from other wedding photographers.

Rather than posing every shot, they allow the day to unfold naturally so that they can capture spontaneous, candid moments.   They aim to stay low-key and try to blend into the moments and the crowd, letting you and your family relax and be completely comfortable during your celebration!

It is their goal to keep your photos in a true photojournalist style without losing the feeling and poignancy of the day, and they are truly committed to working with your wants and needs to help create your ideal wedding photographs!

Pictured here are just a couple pictures of they took at our Tlaquepaque Chapel but you can see their entire portfolio by clicking here!  Call 480-370-6060 to book them for your event or e-mail



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