With Spring in the air, our thoughts immediately turn towards gorgeous beaches, delicious food, exotic sights, and vibrant colors. We dream of walking barefoot in the warm sand, sipping fresh juice out of coconuts and wandering around charming shops and restaurants at our leisure. Sightseeing, swimming and warming ourselves in a south of the border Sun. In other words: VACAY! And for couples wanting a special experience for themselves and their guests we love the idea of combining a wedding with a beach vacation. Everybody wins. And an amazing place to get hitched is easily arranged down Mexico way in the tantalizing town of Tulum! Especially if you are an adventurous couple with a love for the beauty of nature, hip beachside towns, and a little something different.
Located on the beautiful Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, Tulum is a laid-back, eco-chic town known for its beaches and rich history. It’s a cool balance of the past and present. You can see the well-preserved ruins of the ancient Mayan port city Tulum was while enjoying the modern rustic aesthetic going on now. Tulum is a place to learn about the past while forging a future (and enjoying the present). One of our favorite spots is the historic temple perched on a rocky cliff above the white sand beach and turquoise sea called El Castillo.
Absolutely bursting with natural beauty, Tulum is a coastal area filled with beaches, mangroves, and cenotes (natural limestone sinkholes). Oh, and you can actually stay in infamous drug lord Pablo Escobar’s former home, which has been turned into an amazing boutique hotel.
Casa Malca is a boho-chic hotel crammed with amazing artwork, luxurious accommodations, and charming moments all set against the backdrop of a natural paradise. It’s a place where you can get away from everything, and connect with yourself, each other and the wild beauty of nature. A place where you and your guests can be swept away by the effortless charm of Tulum. Oh, and there is also fine dining and artisan cocktails on hand, but they had us at beachfront swings and hammocks.
At Casa Malca they truly celebrate the natural beauty of this special place and they are happy to host stunning beachfront weddings. This Instagram worthy property specializes in intimate weddings, allowing couples the opportunity to rent out the entire property for their special day.
Tulum is bursting with organic food, bicycles, sweet little shops, nature, and fun bars. Our fave travel guide, wheretonexttravelblog, has a great post with tons of details about how and when to travel to Tulum.
Inspired by the sights and sounds of this quirky-cool setting, we’ve compiled some Mexican beach wedding inspo for you. Consider a floral headdress a la Frieda Kahlo, the rich, gorgeous textures of handmade Mayan embroidery, layers of colorful jewelry, a table set with fresh flowers and maracas:
A strapless lace dress with pom gladiators and serious statement earrings:
Serve mini tequilas and tacos in lime wedges, have a Mexican inspired wedding cake and colorful florals:
Spend time beachside, in a macrame tepee and seaside swing where shoes are always optional:
Mexcian dresses make the sweetest bridesmaids dresses. Give them each a pair of colorful earrings for the day, and treat them to a beachfront cocktail.
Plan to stay several extra days after the wedding for the honeymoon of a lifetime (and pack a killer bathing suit!):
Ideas for the reception: Taco bar, popsicles on ice, and hammocks to chill out on:
Tulum is a town where it is easy to reflect on the past and enjoy the present. And it is the perfect destination to start your future together.