Lush and Romantic Akiin Beach Club Wedding

June 5, 2020 | brooke

If you’ve been dreaming of “I do’s” in one of the most romantic and tropical destinations, you’re about to swoon over Winta and Joel’s magical Akiin Beach Club wedding in Tulum! Inspired by the Tulum sunsets, the couple used hues of peach, burnt orange, rose gold, ivory, and a few pops of black — and we are swooning over every bit of it, especially the arrangements Floweriize created for the day. Winta’s Pronovias gown was the perfect balance of elegant and boho, and her groom looked handsome dressed in a classic suit and bowtie from The Black Tux. We love a fashion-forward couple! Start scrolling through these images captured by Kape Photography for all the Tulum vibes, a gorgeous reception set-up, party under disco balls, and even more!

The Couple:

Winta & Joel

The Wedding:

Akiin Beach Club, Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico

I knew I wanted a curve-hugging fit and flare dress, but would have never thought I’d end up in a full lace gown. I like clean-lines and simple elegance. I also quickly learned that crepe was unforgiving and I would not feel comfortable in the materiel all night. As soon as I tried on the Pronovias Desmonda gown and added the detachable train, I knew that was it! I had it tailored to be a bit more fit and flare. It was the most perfect light and airy beach dress.

Since the wedding ceremony was on the beach, we got customize wooden fans and placed one on each ceremony chair — both practical and cute! We saw several guests use them on the beach the next day too.

We had our pastors and friends co-lead the ceremony. We also did communion with all our guests which we thought was a special and unusual touch for a beach-side wedding.

Karla (our photographer) and her team are simply the BEST! She was so friendly and sweet. We spoke with her several times before the wedding day. She also provided the most amazing couples guide with all sorts of tips and “nice to knows” when we booked her. We referred to it often and found it really helpful during the planning process. She sends out a really thorough survey a week or so before the wedding asking all the details about which photos we wanted to capture, who was who in the bridal party, etc. She made us both feel so comfortable in front of the camera and the end-result (our gallery) speaks for itself. 10/10 recommend Karla and her team. She is friendly, professional, and just so dang talented.

We also had an amazing videographer, SeaLove wedding films. They worked so well with Karla and the Kape team. 

Our wedding colors were peach, ivory, burnt orange, rose/blush, rose gold, gold, copper, with a couple pops of black! Our biggest inpso for wedding design and decor was beautiful Tulum sunsets. We wanted to compliment the boho rustic vibe of the environment and venue.

Wedding tasting was hands down our most favorite wedding planning activity. We did a wedding planing visit in October 2019 and met with several vendors including enjoying three tastings! One at Akiin, of course. And another two at venues we were considering for our welcome reception. Ultimately, we decided to go with Mia Beach Club and Restaurant for our day before soiree.

Our menu included a watermelon, feta, and arugula salad. We served a vegetarian lasagna for the non-meat eaters and a beautiful prime rib/chicken thigh combo accompanied with mashed potatoes and roasted baby veggies. We also has a sweet and tart sorbet trio between dinner and cake/churros.

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Kape Photography
Event Planning – Sofía Medina Beltrán
Venue, Catering – Akiin Beach Club
Floral Design – Floweriize
Cake – La Migaja
Officiant – Dave Schmidgall
DJ – PlugIn Audio Visual
Live Music – Musicaribe
Videography – SeaLove Wedding Films
Invitation Design – Minted
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Alex Corbanezi
Wedding Dress – Love Couture Bridal
Bridal Accessories – Pronovias
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – Lulus
Groom’s Apparel – The Black Tux
Cocktail Hour Saxophonist – Julio Sax
Rentals – Kay&Tee Boutique Rentals, Canterio Weddings
Transportation – Viape Transportation
Favors – PBPaperie


Congratulations, Winta and Joel, and many thanks to Junebug Member Kape Photography for sharing their day with Junebug! Check out more from Kape Photography’s work in her portfolio in our vendor directory!

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