For their wedding, Jodi and Michael pictured sand between their toes and fresh-squeezed drinks in their hands. "We knew we wanted to have a destination wedding, and we knew that we wanted it to be on a beach," Jodi says. "When it came to a theme, we thought that beach life was what we felt most connected to, and we wanted that to come through in our wedding."
On a trip to Tulum, Mexico, the couple discovered Esencia, where they would later hold their May wedding. "We knew the moment we arrived it was the perfect place to have our wedding," Jodi says of the Italian estate turned boutique hotel. "The thing we loved most about Esencia was that we knew our guests would feel at home while they were staying there for our wedding weekend," says the bride.