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Fresh Modern Wedding In The Jungle Of Tulum


When you think of Tulum, your mind probably goes to the beach right away, but Tulum has so much more to offer. This couple decided to throw a modern wedding in the tropical jungle and the result is effortlessly chic and completely timeless! Sticking to a monochromatic black and white palette, they let the colors of the jungle do all the talking. Not only did they play up their surroundings in their wedding design, but they also incorporated local cuisine into their menu to give their guests a true Tulum experience.

My Tulum Wedding created this fresh modern design with clean lines and crisp details. They knew that Chechen Tulum , a unique venue that takes couples and their guests on an adventure into the wild, would be perfect for this fashionably laid-back affair. For the florals, Grisel Serrano Florals used primarily white blooms and kept the texture lively and organic. The couple had a definite vision for their photos and flew their favorite photographer, Kayla Esparza Photography , out along with them for their destination wedding. Keep reading to hear more about this beautiful day in Tulum.



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Love in the Jungle

The venue, Chechen Tulum , was styled by Amandine and her team at My Tulum Wedding . The ceremony was down a jungle path that opened up into this unique space where Matt and Maddie would be married next to a gorgeous flower-covered tree, while their guests were seated across the way divided by a small body of water. As for their reception space, Matt and Maddie's visions came to life and the reveal was full of classic black and white touches, romantic floral arrangements, and floating wicker lanterns. What Matt and Maddie truly wanted, was a simple yet classic look that didn't take too much away from the location of their wedding-the jungle! 

Matt and Maddie invited their 40 closest friends and family members to escape the winter snow in Minnesota, celebrate their love, and come together in the warm jungles of Tulum, Mexico. Their stunning getting-ready space at Ambree Pices Tulum held architecture inspired by the beauty of Morocco. 

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A Classic Design

Maddie wore a stunning Made With Love Bridal gown that fit her like a glove and really brought out the fun and bohemian look to her wedding day. This dress couldn't have been made possible without the help of the amazing girls at A And Be Mpls who helped Maddie 'say yes to the dress!!!' Maddie chose to have her best friend/maid of honor, Kaitlyn Prazuch (whom she shares a matching tattoo with), help Maddie with her hair and makeup look. Maddie's look was classically romantic, and truly highlighted her natural beauty, and the calm and relaxed energy she had going into her big day. 

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From the archways to a bungalow above the pool, the space was meant to be photographed. Kayla Esparza Photography met these love birds in Tulum, and together truly captured the essence of Tulum's magic and the love that Matt and Maddie have for each other. 

They truly wanted the beauty of Tulum to shine through all their photos and videos. All the vendors truly knocked it out of the park!!! The decor was simply jaw-dropping as you walked up the stairs from the cocktail hour where guests were met with a table of tequila shots and a seating chart that was surrounded by the most beautiful florals by the amazing Grisel Serrano Florals . Matt and Maddie spent the rest of their evening eating the most amazing Tulum-inspired dishes from Chechen Tulum , surrounded by their closest friends and family laughing, talking, and sharing in the memories of Matt and Maddie's relationship. 

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Wedding Tips and Advice

1. YOU DO YOU BOO. No matter what your wedding looks like, or where it might be located, just do you! Don't let anyone's opinions stop you from truly having the wedding day YOU envision.

2. Hire a vendor team you LOVE, even if you have to fly them to you!!!!! When I got married, I thought I could/should only hire vendors in my city/state. But if you LOVE someone's work, fly them out!!! Have no regrets about your big day!!!!

3. My final piece of advice is JUST HAVE FUN. You've done all the hard work to get to your big day, now enjoy it!!! If something goes wrong or you go off schedule, just let it happen and take it all with a grain of salt :) Your day will be wonderful no matter what if you have a positive outlook on the things that may not go your way!!!


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The Dance Floor

The dance floor at Chechen Tulum was popping thanks to the Sound City Playa DJ team. Just close your eyes and imagine a warm summer night, your arms high in the sky, under the flashing lights of the disco balls that are completely illuminating the dance floor, not a care or worry in the world, the only thing on your mind is having fun and celebrating love–and that was the magic of Matt and Maddie's Destination wedding in Tulum.




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