Bold Boho meets Beachy Elegance! That’s what we would call the style of Kiona + Matt’s Tulum wedding day. If you’ve been dreaming of your own beach wedding, get ready beccause you’re in for a classy affair! From a mega flower wall and striking ceremony setup to minimalist tropical table decor and an intimate reception, K + M pulled off a stunning event at Sanara Tulum with the help of event planner, Diana Romo Weddings. K shares why their day was extra special:
By turning the wedding into a destination wedding! It helps you think outside the box and makes you feel the possibilities are endless. For our after party, we were able to turn the yoga studio into a Moroccan lounge and since Morocco was where Matt proposed, it felt extra special. Furthermore, the people who are willing to travel the distance for your wedding are the ones who truly love and support you and this energy makes everything more intimate.
Let’s look through the lens of Peyton Rainey Photography and soak it all up! Ready??
K + M went for classic elegance with these invitations from Very Mary Designs. Keeping details minimalistic paves the way for a clean and airy aesthetic for the event as a whole!
Bride + Groom Style
K was a high-fashion stunner for her Tulum wedding day! She chose a sleek Carolina Herrera gown and veil, and paired them with Valentino heels. She also went with a chic bridal ponytail and neutral makeup look styled by Zoe Elizabeth. We love her elegant look and asked her to share how she found the perfect dress:
I’m guilty of over shopping. I tried on over 100 dresses and in the end I felt overwhelmed. With so many beautiful and unique styles being created these days, I decided to make it simple and go for an elegant and modern mock neck, silk crepe gown by Carolina Herrera. Their bridal couture is timeless! Plus, now CH is a family tradition since my sister-in-law was also married in a Carolina gown and helped me pick mine.
Ladies in white! Nothing screams light and airy like dressing your gals in little white dresses. You can shop our favs below:
Tulum Wedding Ceremony
Welcome cocktails served in coconuts?? Yes please!
Isn’t this such an adorable idea for a beach wedding?
Vanessa Jaimes designed the most stunning florals for the day! This floral wall of dried palm leaves and striking white florals is picture-perfect! We love how K + M went super bold with their decor choices!
When the view is UNREAL!
The ceremony. Standing at the water's edge, framed by our massive yet minimalist wood alter and holding hands with my soon to be husband. There was nothing but us and the big blue ocean and that was an exhilarating feeling.
This large wooden frame is proof that you don’t need a lot to make a huge style statement! It’s striking, bold and makes the perfect ceremony backdrop! That Tulum ocean view?? It’s why so many couples are drawn to Mexico to plan their destination wedding. If you’re one of them, check out Boho in Mexico: 4 Tips for an Unforgettable Destination Wedding.
K + M’s ceremony tip? Budget for a string quartet for the ceremony. It takes your wedding to the next level!
Processional: Is this love by Bob Marley and Dark Star by The Grateful Dead
Recessional: Here Comes the Sun by Beatles
First Dance: Supernatural Thing, Ben E King
Hire a local wedding planner! Diana Romo and her team are pros. They have relationships with all the best vendors in the Yucatán and therefore were able to make our wedding dreams come true.
The best part about planning a Tulum wedding? Epic photos like these!!
Intimate Wedding Reception
Doesn’t this Zaida Marcos wedding cake look scrumptious?? Loving the nod to Mexican culture with the cake topper!
Such a dreamy evening! Congratulations Kiona + Matt! Your Tulum wedding has us ready to pack our bags and head to the beach as soon as we can!
photography: Peyton Rainey Photography // venue name: Sanara Tulum, Tulum, Mexico // event design: Diana Romo Weddings // planning: Diana Romo Weddings // florals: Vanessa Jaimes // wedding dress: Carolina Herrera // hairpiece: Oscar De La Renta // bride's shoes: Valentino // hair stylist: Zoe Elizabeth // makeup artist: Zoe Elizabeth // groom attire: Suitsupply (jacket) and Alfani (shirt) // groom's shoes: Trask Linwood // videography: Byford Films // paper goods: Very Mary Designs // catering: The Real Coconut // cake: Zaida Marcos // specialty rentals: Archive // music: La Productora // lighting: La Productora // popsicles: Oiana // live band: Movil Band // stylist: Daniela Parraz // guestbook: Wine Bottle Silver Oak // favors: But First Favors // bride's veil: Carolina Herrera // bride's second shoes: Dolce Vita // bride's earrings: David Yurman // bride's second earrings: Oscar De La Renta // bride's bracelet: family heirloom borrowed from sister in law // groom's pants: Paisley & Gray // groom's belt: Peter Huber