The Beach Meets Rock ‘N’ Roll at this Moody Wedding in Tulum

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Have you ever seen a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired beach wedding? Because we think those need to become more of a thing! Case in point, Katie + Chelsea’s moody rocker wedding at the Nest in Tulum, Mexico. Working with Madeline Sandlin of Finery Boutique, they transformed the tropical space into an edgy bohemian paradise.

The brides share a bit more about the inspiration: Rock ‘n’ Roll + bohemian was the vibe we wanted to create. We love Tulum and everything about it, we wanted to share that with our friends and family, but also have our wedding be about us in the place we call our second home.

Ready to venture to Mexico? Let’s take a gander at the photos from Someplace Wild!

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Isn’t that bouquet from Moni Junco DIVINE? We’re loving how the ribbon ties the floral palette together.

The Rockin’ Outfits

fringe wedding dress

Chelsea wore a GLAM Meital Zano Dress, with funky fringe coming off the sleeves.

white pant suit

Katie wore an Alexander McQueen suit with Free People boots (that are PERFECT for after the wedding).

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Okay, rockstars!!

The Ceremony Space

ceremony florals

flower girl

Our Musical Choices

Processional: You’re Love is an Island by Talos

Recessional: When They Fight, They Fight by Generationals

First Dance: Victim of Love by Charles Bradley

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Get an amazing wedding planner & photographer and the wedding will run perfectly. Also be sure to take a honeymoon right after wedding. It’s the only thing we regret not doing.

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

How cool is this wedding party in all black?! We’ve found a few of our fave pieces for you to recreate a similar look:

The Reception by the Beach

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Isn’t this hang-out spot rad? Madeline Sandlin styled it with bohemian and modern elements, including: leather poufs, farm chairs, cowhide rugs, baskets of large bloom florals from Moni Junco, and candle light in every direction

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

Moody candle is oh-so dreamy, don’t you think? The reception was at their favorite restaurant Arca. Guests enjoyed a set menu of fresh fish, octopus, roasted vegetables and handmade pasta, all served family-style.

naked cake

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Most memorable moment of our wedding was being on the dance floor with all our loved ones!

Rock & Roll Tulum Wedding

The best way to end the night — with your love, on the dance floor, surrounded by friends + family. C+K share these parting words: Have fun and enjoy the wedding. Don’t sweat the small things!

We couldn’t agree more. Congratulations, you two!

Be swept away by more of Tulum’s magic in this clip from Someplace Wild:

photography: Someplace Wild // venue name: The Nest Tulum, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico // event design: Madeline Sandlin // planning: Madeline Sandlin // florals: Moni Junco // wedding dress: Meital Zano // wedding dress boutique: Finery // hair stylist: Gamaliel Alvarez // makeup artist: Gamaliel Alvarez // videography: Someplace Wild // catering: Arca // cake: Zaida Marcos // tabletop rentals: Archive Tulum // furniture rentals: Archive Tulum // linen rentals: Archive Tulum // music: Julian Molina // white pant suit: Alexander McQueen