Happy Monday darlings and welcome back to your weekly dose of destination wedding goodness from the Adriana Weddings team! We love a good boho chic moment, so when our dear friend and colleague Dream Bella Photography shared this sweet wedding with us, it was an absolute no brainer for us when it came to sharing it with you all.
Allix and Tyler are big nature lovers, and as such knew that Xcaret Hotel was going to the be their dream location for their destination wedding. If you have ever seen this property, you would understand how insanely beautiful and massive it is. There is so much to do at this hotel and the venue spaces are just out of this world. It is unique in every way and truly lends to the bohemian, jungle style that many couples absolutely love.
The scenery is everything, so this sweet couple decided to keep their decor elegant and minimal, with beautiful neutral tones and soft floral touches. It was so stunning and they definitely pulled off the look that they were going for.
So my darlings, if you’re in the mood for a little bohemian magic then keep scrolling for more from this gorgeous wedding in Mexico!
From the photographer:
Allix + Tyler’s intimate dreamy boho-chic wedding was an absolute delight to be apart of and capture. Not only was there a stunning photo opportunity around ever corner, from caves, cenotes, waterfalls, lagoons, jungle to caribbean white sandy beaches, but to enjoy this exotic destination with such a sweet and easy going pair who love photography and a good adventure was a dream combo. We frollicked around to all the nooks and crannies for that ideal spot and the best part was it was all still within walking distance from each other!
Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
We fell in love with the Riviera Maya area of Mexico due to its beautiful scenery, weather and the incorporation of the beach and jungle. After seeing photos of Hotel Xcaret Mexico, we knew it was our location. Our inspiration with our wedding was to create a dreamy, romantic, boho chic beach wedding with the scenery as the focal point. We wanted to combine organic elements and textures within our florals to accent the magnificent beauty around us. The color palette was a combination of ivory, blush and tan.
Let's talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
We didn’t want to overshadow the incredible scenery, so we kept our decor pretty simple with a wooden gazebo, drapery and beautiful neutral toned floral arrangements flanking the sides of the gazebo. We had a coordinating bouquet and boutonnière along with wooden x-back chairs. Since we had a destination wedding outside of our home country, we left the decor to the professionals! 😉
What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
The floral arrangements were a beautiful addition to the idyllic ceremony location. The floral colors were a combination of blush, ivory and tan. They were accented with dried palm leaves, pampas grass and other natural dried flowers and grasses. They were the perfect tones to tie in with the sand and rock formations. Everything coordinated perfectly bringing our love of nature and beauty together to create the most dreamy and romantic setting.
Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
We did not have a typical wedding reception, it was a small family dinner in the nearby caves. The caves were formed out of the same rock I walked down the aisle steps by and which flanked our ceremony location with. The natural beauty and scenery was tied to every part of our wedding day. I wanted to keep a dreamy, romantic, boho-chic aesthetic throughout the day with florals, decor and invitations. Our favorite parts of the wedding were our first look in the nearby caves and walking down the aisle with my toddler.
Let's talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
First order of business was finding “the” dress. I have always dreamed of having a sleeved wedding gown, but did not want it to look outdated. The use of the illusion neckline and sleeves with a more contemporary lace made this dress my dream dress. The illusion sheer low-cut back with all the pearl buttons was a real show stopper. This dress could not be more “me”. A modern take on a classic, yet unique gown with so many intricate details. Tyler (the groom) had envisioned me in a beautiful dress, but it totally blew away all his expectations. He is still raving about it after the fact. The dress had a lot of detail and was more on the formal side, so we wanted to have Tyler (the groom) in a suit as well. To keep it more relaxed we went with an unbuttoned, no tie look with coordinating shoes and a belt. We found a beautiful tan linen suit, with an ivory undershirt that looked wonderful with the dress. We also found a casual toddler linen suit to coordinate perfectly with the groom. My shoes were rose gold with an acrylic, clear heel. The rose gold tied with the rose gold lettering on our invitations and on my rose gold earrings, necklace and hairpiece. The acrylic heel tied together with my acrylic, marbled blush purse and our acrylic clear and rose gold custom cake topper!
What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
The most anticipated moment of our day was whether or not our toddler, Reece, (1yr 10mos) would cooperate and walk me down the aisle. My father was not able to be at the wedding due to health reasons, so we thought that would be the next best thing. Luckily he cooperated and it was by far the most beautiful and special moment of the day!
Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you'd like to share with other couples planning their day?
I learned a lot by planning a destination wedding outside of the country. You can plan to perfection, but some things are just out of your control. My advice is after you’re done planning, relax and enjoy the day, as it will be over with before you know it. Don’t stress the little things as it takes away from the magic of the day. My wedding taught me to be more flexible, easygoing and to live in the moment.
Photography: Dream Bella Photography | Ceremony Location: Hotel Xcaret | Floral Designer: Event Design | Officiant: Alejandro Borrego | Wedding Dress: Casablanca Bridal | Wedding Dress Store: Bridal Aisle | Shoes: Florsheim & Adrienne Vitadinni | Men’s Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Jewellery: Wayzata Jewellers