Our Very Own Terrah’s Beach Wedding in Tulum

Bride:  Terrah
Groom:  Zack
Resort:  Dreams Tulum
Agent:  Hannah

Photographer:  Vincent Ribon

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What made you decide on the destination/resort/venue?

Tulum, Mexico is one of my most favorite cities in the world.   It is rich in history and color with the most beautiful archaeological site – the Tulum ruins.   The beaches are powdery white and the waters are crystal clear blue.   It’s a refreshing, bohemian alternative to the busy areas of Cancun and Playa del Carmen.   Having been in the destination wedding industry for 10 plus years I have come to know a lot of talented people across the globe.   The management and wedding team at the Dreams Tulum resort have always been hard working and genuinely good people that never cease to amaze me.    While it was a tough decision we decided that the family friendly Dreams Tulum Resort was the best option for us.

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What was your vision for your wedding?

The most important thing for me was to marry my best friend surrounded by those who love us.   The beautiful backdrop, dress, flowers and details were just the icing on top.   Zachary and I are fun-loving people so we wanted to reflect that in our wedding design.  We decided to go with a colorful and fun fiesta theme.   No shoes required with a lot of free time and music.

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Describe the activities you and your guests enjoyed at your wedding destination.

The night before the wedding we had a fiesta on the beach to welcome everyone with string lights and lightup cocktail tables. Authentic Mexican food, open bar and fun music had everyone enjoying themselves.

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What was the biggest difficulty in planning your destination wedding and how did you overcome it?

I think with any wedding – the cost kept getting higher than we wanted so I would cut costs in the areas that were less important to me.

 

What was the highlight of the experience and what was the biggest surprise?

While we were all dancing and enjoying each others company on the beach – suddenly at least a HUNDRED baby turtles started hatching all around us! We each were able to carry one to the ocean. It was so incredibly magical and perfect. That was definitely the highlight of the weekend for me.

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Bride’s attire?

My maid of honor and I found this lovely Maggie Sottero dress from Lulus Bridal Boutique.    Not too heavy or too light.    It worked out pretty well.

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Groom’s attire?

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Bridesmaids attire?

I’m loving the mismatched bridesmaids trend right now so I gave my girls free range to choose their dress as long as it was long and on the blue/green color wheel.

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Groomsmen attire?

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How well was the resort and your Onsite Wedding Coordinator to work with?

Landy Cahum has become a dear friend of mine through the years and it was a true pleasure working with her on my big day.    She has such a demanding and busy job but she handles it all with such ease and grace.   She’s a blessing.

 

Did you have any entertainment?

We had a traditional mariachi band provided by the resort in between the ceremony and reception.   It gave it a fun and authentic Mexican vibe.   During the welcome beach party and the reception the resort DJ played my itunes playlists and kept everything on time.

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Videographer?

Teo from the resort did a wonderful job on capturing every moment.   The videographer was included in our wedding package and we’re impressed with the quality and that he had it ready the morning after the wedding.

 

Invitations?

I debated on whether or not to do invitations since Legacy Travel provides amazing complimetary save the date brochures that had all the information on it but we decided to do send some out.   I had a very specific vision on how I wanted them to look and Milan at Paper Affair designed it perfectly.  She rocks.

 

What food was served at the reception?

A big variety – buffet style.   Since it was a larger group – I wanted to be sure and let everyone relax and eat when they wanted to eat.

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Did you honeymoon at the resort afterward?

To have some privacy and relax we decided on the small, romantic Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita which wasn’t too far away.

 

Best memory of the wedding:

My husband tearing up during his vows… oh, and the baby turtles hatching during our reception.

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If your best friend were planning a destination wedding what would your advice be to her?

No matter what happens – enjoy your experience. Every minute. You are marrying your lifetime companion in a beautiful place – relax and enjoy it. <3

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