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WEDDING BLOG

Chic Oceanfront Wedding at Akiin Beach Tulum

June 18, 2020 | brooke

If you know Junebug, you know we love a Tulum wedding! Diana and Zach’s oceanfront wedding at Akiin Beach Tulum has us all dreamy of our next sunny vacation. This couple’s day was made perfect by the talented planning team at Mango Weddings and Events. We are simply obsessed with the macramé details, boho ceremony arch, and every detail in between! While we could totally gush for days, we’ll let the beautiful photos by Memory Box Photography and this sweet little excerpt from the couple do the talking:

We decided to get married in Tulum because I went there a few years ago on a girls trip and fell in love with the eco-conscious hotels, the amazing food, and upscale, boho vibe. Zach always wanted a destination wedding, and when I described Tulum to him, he was sold on having our wedding there after a short weekend trip to compare venues in Cancun and Tulum. Both of us appreciated everything Tulum has to offer from the gorgeous cenotes, clean beaches, and amazing cuisine. We knew it was well worth the 1.5 hour drive from the airport for us and our guests. We fell in love with our venue Akiin because they let us customize the venue how we wanted it and allowed us to have a late night party until 1 am!

The Couple:

Diana & Zach

The Wedding:

Akiin Beach Tulum, Tulum, Mexico

My bridesmaids wore white slip dresses and I opted for an all-white look with white orchids and a white orchid bouquet. I put in pops of color in the bridesmaid bouquet to make it look more playful and added a whimsical touch with the tropical flower crowns. I chose this look because it is so timeless, and I really wanted a unique spin on my wedding with the all white bridesmaid theme. 

Zach‘s brother (and now my brother in law) officiated our ceremony. This was so meaningful to us because he was formally a youth pastor at a church. Having someone that is as strong in his Christian faith as we are was important to have in selecting who would officiate our wedding. In addition to that we incorporated a hand tying ceremony to bind us together in marriage and wrote our own vows to one another. Our vow books are something we look back to so we can relive our wedding day and ground us in the reasons why we chose one another for the rest of our lives.

The photographer made us feel so comfortable and we were already comfortable with them after taking our engagement pictures with them and our rehearsal dinner pictures. I was confident they would capture our perfect day because they are so passionate about their work and we spent so much time with them before the actual wedding, it made it even more seamless.

Akiin Beach Tulum had everything we were looking for because it provided us flexibility to pick our own vendors, decorate  how we wanted, and it was the only venue that let us party on the beach until 1 am! The length of our wedding was so incredible because I wasn’t stressed about it passing by so quickly. 

Our favors were hand painted maracas which also served as their place seating so each person knew where to sit and it also served as a wedding favor! In addition to that, we had a photo booth that printed out pictures for everyone next to our decorated greenery/floral wall. Upon arrival, since everyone flew in from out of town we dropped off welcome beach bags filled with bottles of water, bug spray, some snacks and our wedding itinerary since everyone was staying in different locations.

The Wedding Team:

Photography & Videography – Memory Box Photography
Event Planning – Mango Weddings and Events
Wedding Venue – Akiin Beach Club
Floral Design – Cherry Blossom
Cake – Pasteleria La Migaja
DJ – Uno Audio Visuals
Makeup Artist – Angye Abarca Makeup
Photobooth – Crazy Box
Rentals – Kl Design Events

 

Congratulations, Diana and Zach, and many thanks to Junebug member Mango Weddings and Events for sharing their day us! For more of this awesome planning team’s work, be sure to check out their page in our directory of the world’s best wedding planners.

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