A Bold, Beach Chic Wedding Color Palette, Inspired by Tulum, Mexico

Wedding Style & Decor
Tulum Wedding Inspiration

Photo: Dyad Photography; Courtesy of Amansala Resort; VogueRunway; Styling by Miako Katoh

Why save the sandy shores, shining sun, and fruity cocktails for your honeymoon when you can start basking and beaching before you even say "I do?" Our latest source of wedding day inspiration is totally channeling this concept. The balmy beaches and stunning natural hues of Tulum — a trendy seaside town, right on Mexico's coastline. Known for the barefoot chic celebs sunning themselves on its confectioner-sugar sands — Cara Delevingne, Demi Moore, Reese Witherspoon, and Sienna Miller, just to name a few — Tulum is like Cancun's much more fashionable older sister, with a luxe hippie vibe that's ripe for all the wedding inspo a cool girl bride would ever need.

We're stealing the swanky paradise's bold, bright, beach chic shades for a sun-soaked wedding color palette that will have you saying sí, sí, sí! Start with a blue-hued invite that'll have your guests hearing Tulum's lapping turquoise waves before they even have a chance to RSVP (yes, of course!).

Tiered, easy-breezy ruffled bridesmaid dresses are just the thing to make your 'maids stand out in the sun. Choose a red-hot shade to match those burning rays. And save the flip-flops for the honeymoon. Choose a more fashion-forward wedge sandal for when your girls hit the sandy shores. Pair your own wedding day look with Mayan-inspired bridal baubles. (Tulum does have some pretty amazing ruin sites, after all!) These bold, geometric earrings from BaubleBar are fit for a beach chic queen.

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At the ceremony (beachfront, of course!), provide your glam guests with wicker fans to stay cool during the "I do's." Dine on authentic Mexican cuisine, using translucent azure dinnerware to match Tulum's crystal clear waters. And before retiring to a romantic seaside bungalow with your new spouse, cut into a unique wedding cake confection, inspired by the Caribbean sunshine and decorated with a right-on-trend lacey, geometric pattern. ¡Muy bien!

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1. "Heron Heralds" invitation, $254 for 100, Rifle Paper Co. for Paperless Post; 2. Wine goblet, $20, Billy Cotton available at March; 3. "Sunbelt" drop earrings, $34, Bauble Bar; 4. Dress, $418, Shoshanna available at Neiman Marcus; 5. Wedge sandals, $198, Kate Spade; 6. "Hartwood: Bright, Wild Flavors from the Edge of the Yucatán, $40, Artisan available on Amazon; 7. Fan, $20 for 12, Koyal Wholesale available on Amazon; 8. Cake, price upon request, Ron Ben-Israel Cakes

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