• Vera Wang mermaid wedding dress
  • Turqouise-blue destination wedding invitations with maps
  • Beachy waves bridal hairstyle
  • Cathedral-length bridal veil from Mark Ingram Atelier
  • Jimmy Choo bridal heels
  • Pale-pink peony bridal bouquet
  • Amsale navy blue, sheath bridesmaids dresses
  • Green and white boutonnieres tied with purple ribbon
  • White aisle runner and wooden benches for beach wedding ceremony
  • Rattan straw fans as beach wedding favors
  • Ralph Lauren pink, tea-length flower girl dress
  • Beach wedding ceremony under a wooden canopy
  • Amsale long, navy blue bridesmaids dresses with spaghetti straps
  • Bride and groom's first kiss during their beach wedding ceremony
  • Wedding cocktail hour on the beach in Tulum, Mexico
  • Beach destination wedding reception at Esencia in Tulum, Mexico
  • Chiavari chairs with tan cushions for beach wedding reception
  • Bamboo decor for beach wedding
  • Maracas wedding favor for a Mexican beach wedding
  • White Chiavari chairs for beach wedding reception
  • Wedding after-party at the Hotel Esencia pool in Tulum, Mexico

A Springtime Destination Wedding in Tulum, Mexico

One couple hosts a Mexican beach wedding with dreamlike white décor, maracas wedding favors, and plenty of tequila tasting.

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.

Photo: Thayer Allyson Gowdy Weddings