Moody and Tropical Nu Tulum Destination Wedding

April 30, 2023 | justine

At the beginning of their wedding journey, Gwen and Jodi discovered their penchant for dark and sophisticated colors, earning them the endearing nickname “moody queens” from their trusted wedding vendors. This shared love became the driving inspiration for their wedding design, and the result was simply stunning. Their Nu Tulum destination wedding was an absolute dream—we’re talking about a mix of rich textures and tones, lush blooms, and tropical greenery. 

Mexico was their dream honeymoon destination, and Nu Tulum was their perfect paradise. The tropical beauty provided a breathtaking backdrop as they exchanged their vows in style, standing beneath a beautiful arch adorned with flowers, pampas, and foliage. The intricate floral arrangement created a beautiful embrace around the couple, symbolizing their love and unity.

As the sun set and night fell, the reception was pure magic. The tables were decked out with a lavish floral and greenery runner, and the flickering candles cast a warm glow. The touches of amber, gold, and black added a sense of elegance. Creating an enchanting ambiance that set the stage for an unforgettable celebration. If you’re seeking a moody twist on a beach wedding, keep scrolling and don’t miss a single detail captured by Junebug member Martin Wilk!

The Couple:

Gwen and Jodi

The Wedding:

Nu Tulum, Tulum Beach, Mexico

Junebug Member Martin Wilk’s Insights On This Nu Tulum Destination Wedding

What truly made this wedding exceptional were the two queens who tied the knot. Their love for each other and warm, welcoming nature made everyone feel part of their inner circle. It was a privilege to be a part of their special day. It felt like celebrating with dear friends and sharing their joy and happiness.

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How They Knew That A Nu Tulum Destination Wedding Was The Right One For Them

When we started dating, it came to light that we both dreamed of honeymooning in Mexico. As we began discussing our values, we realized our rings and honeymoon held special significance.  Family means the world to us, so we turned our wedding into a once-in-a-lifetime, intimate vacation with our closest family and friends.

Personalizing The Ceremony With Humor And Surprise Vows

We decided to have Gwen’s brother officiate and to have him insert humor and personality into the ceremony. Gwen had a creative idea to write humorous vows instead of the traditional “I do’s” to surprise me. Her brother took that idea and ran with it. From there, the ceremony became interactive and non-traditional, and memorable!

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Unveiling a Shared Passion: Embracing Moody Hues As Inspiration For Their Wedding Design

As we worked closely with our wedding planner, we were delighted to discover our shared love for dark and elegant hues that exuded a moody charm. Our color palette and design choices took on a life of their own, and before we knew it, our wedding vendors affectionately dubbed us the moody queens—a title we wore with pride. It was an exciting revelation, and we couldn’t wait to see our vision come to life on our special day.

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The Wedding Team:

Photography – Martin Wilk
Event Planning – Magnolia Events
Venue – Nu Tulum
Floral Design – Mon Amour Florals
Cake – Lali Pasteles
Makeup Artist + Hair Styling – Zoe Elizabeth


Congratulations to Gwen and Jodi on their moody and tropical Nu Tulum destination wedding. And a special thank you to Junebug member Martin Wilk for capturing their intimate celebration’s magic and beauty. To see more of his talent, be sure to check out his profile in our directory of the world’s best wedding photographers.

If these stunning photos have you dreaming of a beach wedding in a faraway exotic location that also doubles as a honeymoon retreat, then a destination celebration could be exactly what you’re looking for! To get started, check out our comprehensive guide on how to plan the perfect destination wedding. It’s packed with everything you need to make your dream wedding a reality!

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