A Beach Destination Wedding at Casa Malca in Tulum, Mexico

The only thing better than a dream vacation with 125 family and friends? Adding a wedding to the mix. That’s exactly what Amanda Cey DeMonaco (founder of ABCey Events) and Adam DeMonaco did for their destination wedding in Tulum, Mexico, and their entire wedding day took place on the beach at Casa Malca. As Amanda and Adam exchanged their vows under the chuppah, guests relaxed on white ottomans and blue pillows with their programs doubling as fans. The couple included other cultural traditions to symbolize their union: As a nod to local culture, Amanda and Adam participated in the Mayan Blessing of the Four Directions, followed by an Andean shaman tradition of creating a mandala, or despacho ceremony, as a symbol of health, well-being and prosperity. And to incorporate Jewish tradition, they participated in the glass-breaking ceremony too. After “I do,” the newlyweds walked up the aisle to “All You Need Is Love” by the Beatles, followed by a jazz band performing during cocktail hour. For the reception, guests found their name on calligraphed driftwood escort cards. The highlight? DJ JOill got the party started with a light-up dance floor that was definitely a hit. But that’s not all: One of the musicians, Shawn Barry, performed a fire show and spun poi. Needless to say, this was a day to remember. Larissa Cleveland Photography captured the amazing moments, below.