Beautiful Sedona Wedding at Tlaquepaque
When we learned that Remi was of Japanese heritage and John was English, we immediately thought this wedding would be an interesting project. The ceremony was held at The Sedona Heritage Museum with the reception immediately following at Tlaquepaque. The reception was in the Calle Independencia which is a very popular venue because of the romantic Spanish architecture, trickling fountains, glowing carriage lanterns and charming overhead string lighting. The wedding was planned by popular Sedona wedding planner, Karen Lynn, who did a superb job. Katrina Wallace and Andrew Mejia, Sedonabride.com, captured the wedding beautifully. We enjoyed designing this wedding because of the Japanese elements we were able to incorporate.
Here is a great shot of the traditional Japanese Torii which is considered a gateway to a holy site. We made it of giant timber bamboo held together by traditional wooden dowels. It was beautiful against the red cliffs of Sedona. Remi and John were conscious of every detail.
Ken did an exceptional job of designing her bouquet in a contemporary Japanese style. He used exaggerated angles that created a fascinating enclosure for the flowers themselves. Ikebana style floral design has be an interest of Ken’s for years and influences many of his designs.
The bride’s maids were smaller but made from some of the same flower types. Orchids, antique hydrangeas, equisetum and cockscomb were used in the designs.
Here are some close-ups of the Bride’s Maid’s bouquets. The combination of colors and textures were very effective. The red cockscomb was used at the base of the bouquets to give them weight. A simple ribbon tie completed the elegant designs. The custom handle of Remi’s bouquet is made of equisetum. Ken chose this type of reed because it mimics bamboo and went perfectly with the theme.
The head table was really lush. We used manzanita branches, hydranges, orchids and equisetum. Smaller square glass cubes, some with candles and some with equisetum were used randomly down the table. Small origami cranes symbolizing faithfulness dangled everywhere from branches of manzanita. We were very pleased with the overall look of this wedding.
Congratulations to Remi and John.