Let’s take a little visit down to Tulum, Mexico for the wedding of Natalie and Daniel, shall we? The beautiful couple wanted their big day to feel like not just a wedding but also a vacation in itself, so a destination trip was a must-have. Add on the talents of Nicole Berrett Photography and Destination Weddings Tulum, and you’ve got this stunning wedding to remember!

beautiful Tulum destination wedding - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

From the bride, Natalie: On our wedding day we envisioned a very relaxed atmosphere where our guests mostly felt as though they were on vacation and there happened to also be a good friend’s wedding happening at the same time. Over the years, Daniel and I attended many weddings and throughout those experiences we were really able to hone in on what was important to us. We concluded that our focus for our wedding was for it to be intimate, stress-free, and memorable.

lace wedding dress - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding ring box - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Bouquet recipe: White roses, succulents, greenery, ranunculus, lisianthus.

open back wedding dress - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

flower girl wreath - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

beach wedding portrait - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

I really did not focus on a particular color scheme; I wanted the elements of our wedding to complement the essence of Tulum. On one side, you have the beautiful blues of the ocean and right across the road there is a dense and enchanting jungle full of gorgeous greenery. I really wanted to use natural tones that would reflect the myriad of colors in Tulum.

ceremony processional - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding ceremony - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

beach wedding portrait - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

I work for a Marketing and Promotional Products company so I took care of designing and ordering all of my own welcome bags, koozies, and even hand held flashlights imprinted with our hashtag (Tulum gets dark at night!). What Daniel and I had not originally planned for was to give out gifts to our guests at the wedding. On the day of the wedding to my utter delight, I found out that my wonderful and thoughtful Mom had contacted the owner of my company to create beautiful glass sand globes that were customized with our Names, wedding date and photos for our guests to always remember the occasion.

chalkboard seating chart - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

table number - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

glass wedding favors - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Ultimately and above ALL else, do what YOU want to do for your wedding. Go with your heart! We saw the big picture early on as to how we wanted the weekend to go, and from there we simply had to cultivate the details. If both the bride and groom’s mindsets are in line, everything will fall into place as it should. Enjoy each and every moment of the planning phase and the day, because it is over in a blink of an eye. Try to take in as many moments as you possibly can!

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

lasercut table number - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding chairs - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

wedding cake - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

Ruffled - photo by Nicole Berrett Photography http://ruffledblog.com/beautiful-tulum-destination-wedding

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
For the wedding, we had a Spanish guitarist playing different Spanish melodies as our guests arrived.
Family Processional: “Somos Novias”
Bride’s Processional: Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Recessional “Isn’t She Lovely,” Stevie Wonder
First Dance: “That’s How Strong My Love Is,” Otis Redding
Father/Daughter Dance: “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone,” Aretha Franklin
A seemingly odd choice, but I chose “(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You’ve Been Gone,” Aretha Franklin for my dance with my Dad. This is a song that he has sung over the years since I was a little girl and it was sentimental to me. Plus, it’s upbeat and we wanted to get the party started! We danced to the beginning and then Daniel and his mother came in too!

Wedding Vendors

Photography

Nicole Berrett Photography

Wedding Planning

Synda Rousseau Bedioui with Destination Weddings Tulum

Venue and Catering

La Zebra Hotel

Wedding Dress

Katie May Collection "Sienna"

Wedding Veil

Katie May Collection "Lizzie"

Earrings

Camilla Christine

Hair and Makeup

Sarah Garnier

Flower Girl Dresses

Tea Princess

Groom's Attire

Banana Republic

Wedding Cake

Zaida Marcos Sweet Boutique

DJ

DJ Fermix

Officiant

Jorge Pinto

Ring Box

Saya Art Design

Wedding Invitations

JPstationery

Videography

Sean Greenberg Videography

1 comments
  • Lívia Andrade

    I loved all the details. Very beautiful dress. weddings Gyn has many beautiful !