Tulum, Mexico Mayan Beach Wedding: Kitzia & Sylvia
October 2, 2015
Kitzia and Sylvia met at a park where they frequently walked and played with their dogs. When they first started talking, they realized that they lived in the same building, and over time they became be good friends. Sylvia encouraged their romantic relationship, and they knew they wanted to be together for a long time. They both decided to get married.
In December 2014, the couple went to Zacatecas, Mexico, Sylvia’s hometown. She took Kitzia to a traditional coffee shop. After two Turkish coffees, with shaking hands and nerves, Kitzia asked Sylvia to marry her and Sylvia accepted. They took a photo of their hands with their engagement rings and began to share it with friends and family.
The brides knew they wanted to marry on the beach, but they had little success finding something amazing and unique – and affordable – in Riviera Maya on their own. Their wedding planers suggested Akiin Beach Club at Tulum. They immediately felt it was magical. The beach and the color of the sea were amazing, and were also the perfect escape for their guests.
Sylvia is a theater director and Kitzia is a psychiatrist, so their very busy lives made planning a wedding (and buying a house!) quite complicated. Their Chaman, Eduardo, recommended Sabrina and Luisa, their planners, who kept them calm and also helped keep their budget reasonable.
Kitzia loves to dance, so she suggested making a flash mob for the wedding. Sylvia wasn’t convinced at first, but after she saw a video of one at a wedding, she was convinced. Twenty of their closest friends were organized via a chat app and rehearsals began asap. Each participant contributed ideas, and the whole experience was a lot of fun.
The brides drove four hours to find their perfect wedding dresses. They only planned to choose one each, but ultimately each purchased two – one for the ceremony and one each for the reception.
The wedding planners recommended the wedding tree instead of a guest book. Kitzia and Sylvia consider it one of the best decisions of the day. The colors were coordinated with the wedding palette, and it hangs, today, in the hall stairs of their home. Seeing it every morning reminds them how lucky they are and how many people loved and blessed their marriage.
There were many favorite moments on the wedding day. The brides woke up with a coffee and biscuits on the terrace of the hotel – a light breakfast to calm their nerves. They enjoyed their Mayan ceremony, full of mysticism and spirituality. Every guest was happy and in an environment full of “smiles, love, and more love.” The flash mob was a giant success, and each guest enjoyed a welcome shot of tequila!
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Photographer: Juan Euan // Event Venue: Akiin Beach Club Tulum // Floral Designer: Floreria Jardín // Makeup Artist: Ilka Monforte // Cake Designer: Pasteleteria // Event Planner: Weddings Riviera Maya // Music: Bullet Queen // DJ: Marshall Audio Video // Mayan Ceremony: Eduardo Colunga // Centerpieces: Arte y Reciclaje
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