Tequila-inspired décor. Day of the Dead cake toppers. And a wild late-night pool party featuring cannonballs and a midnight taco bar. See what happened when two Californians took their love story on the road—to a south-of-the-border style wedding.

Three years later, Chris proposed amid the Mayan ruins in Tulum, Mexico, while they were on vacation. On April 29, 2012, they were back to pledge their devotion in front of 50 of their nearest and dearest on the beach of the Be Tulum Hotel.

Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy