For couples considering a destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico, like newlyweds, Taylea + Robin, did, the designers + planners behind their day – the talented team at Crosby + Jon – offer some wise words from their experiences planning weddings in such a beautifully diverse city. They share, It takes a special type of couple to appreciate the “alternative luxuries” Tulum has to offer. You won’t find the palatial all-inclusive resorts of Riviera Maya, but you will find tranquility and privacy that cannot be matched; along with white sand beaches and aqua Caribbean water, set against an undeveloped tropical backdrop. Not to mention the town is alive with multi-cultural restaurants, all focused on healthy and delicious cuisine. Because of this, forward-thinking couples are discovering Tulum and finding it to be their perfect destination wedding location. Taylea and Rob of Atlanta, Georgia were one of those couples, seeking us out to help them navigate Tulum and plan their wedding weekend.
We are in love with T + R’s vision for their beautiful wedding weekend away, and it was all captured perfectly by Moni + Adri Photography. They wanted their celebration to feel modern and luxurious, yet still a tropical, and leaned toward soft colors like those from a sunset reflected on the water. The Crosby + Jon team drew inspiration from the pure beauty of Tulum, the venue’s minimalistic architecture, and the lush tropical foliage. Wanting all elements of the wedding to feel authentic to that of the surrounding Mexican culture, they partnered with local Mayan artisans in creating welcome gift bags for the guests. The bags were handmade using Mexican tapestries and contained locally sourced clay mescal bottles painted in shades of ocean blue. Other goodies included luxurious Turkish beach towels and organic sunscreen…perfect for a tropical getaway to the beach!
Krista Jon created a romantic blush + ivory peony bouquet for Taylea that was a perfect match for the day’s pretty palette.
The ceremony was held on the beaches of Casa Violeta. Crosby + Jon designed the setting with romantic tufted furniture from Archive Mexico, facing a grand canopy draped with vintage lace and crochet and swagged with a thick garland of blush and pink roses.
The reception followed at Hotel Sanara, one of our favorite modern boutique hotels in Tulum. The tablescape boasted vintage brass candlesticks and blush glassware. As always, we enjoyed custom making a few touches ourselves, including delicate watercolor dyed runners and gold-dipped marble table numbers. On the open air-patio, we placed luxe lounges for guests to sit and enjoy the ocean view. We continued the modern and soft feel of the day with geometric poufs, woven chairs and French linen tufted sofas. Soft blush and pink florals topped off the look, and every space was awash with candlelight.
Pretty pastel florals by Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design completed the stylish tablescapes.
We are definitely dreaming of jetting off to Tulum now…what about you?! Big congrats to Taylea + Robin on their absolutely gorgeous destination wedding!
photography: Moni + Adri Photography // ceremony venue: Casa Violeta Tulum, Mexico // reception venue: Hotel Sanara // paper goods: Wedding Paper Divas // bridal gown: Badgley Mischka // design + planning: Crosby + Jon // rentals: Archive Mexico // bridal bouquet: Krista Jon // floral arrangements: Vanessa Jaimes Floral Design