I LOVE traveling to warm, tropical locations for elopements. Tulum is one of my favorite tropical intimate wedding destinations that’s tourist-friendly and easily accessible for couples living in the U.S. and Canada. There’s something about Mexico’s Caribbean Coastline that’s romantic and rejuvenating—situated between the Caribbean coastline and the lush jungle of Tulum, a luxurious and peaceful boutique hotel called Casa Violeta. It’s the PERFECT adventure elopement location and accommodation wrapped in one. I met Layla and Daniel at this retreat in Mexico and was blown away by their chemistry and beauty. If you need inspiration for a tropical beach Sunrise ceremony, wait until you see Layla and Daniel’s special day below! 

The Caribbean Sea is seen at Sunset near Casa Violeta in Tulum.

A couple is seen in black and white in wedding attire with dried florals

A couple walks through the surf in wedding attire during their Casa Violeta elopement.

A couple walks along a beach in Mexico at Sunset before their Tulum elopement ceremony

A couple goes in for a kiss during Surise on a beautiful beach in Mexico

All About Casa Violeta

Casa Violeta is a unique hotel and wedding venue nestled on the shores of the warm Caribbean Sea. The accommodation offers 16 different cabanas, all designed with local artistry, leisure, and the hotel’s tropical surroundings in mind. Along with an oceanside restaurant that serves flavorful, organic dishes, the hotel offers nourishing wellness amenities such as spa services and yoga classes. Lastly, Casa Violeta has reserved spaces intentionally designed to bring you and your partner’s tropical elopement dreams to life. There are a few ceremony and reception location options, including the hotel’s beach, restaurant, or jungle garden. 

A woman poses on thee ground with her hand in her hair in a wedding dress at a cabana in Tulum

A couple stands on a wooden boardwalk at Casa Violeta in Tulum

A couple stands near palms during their destination wedding in Mexico

A groom places his forehead on his wife's head during their Tulum elopement

A married couple stands in a Mexican jungle near Tulum

Layla and Daniel’s Sunrise Casa Violeta Elopement

To kick off Layla and Daniel’s elopement day, we met at Casa Violeta in the early morning before their Sunrise ceremony. Lucky for Layla and Daniel, they live just outside of Tulum, so this adventure was very much a stay-cation elopement celebration for the couple. I couldn’t help but smile excitedly once I got to know them. I was drawn to their warm, welcoming presence and natural connection! It was refreshing to meet up with a couple local to an area I was photographing. Their calm, casual demeanor and familiarity with Tulum elevated the elopement experience. 

If I could use one word to describe Layla and Daniel, it would be soulmates. Layla and Daniel celebrated their vows with a Sunrise ceremony on the beach. While the early morning hours on the coast of the Caribbean Sea brought a slight, salty breeze, it made for expressive, vibey photos. Their neutral, flowy wedding attire filtered the glowy ocean Sunrise and worked harmoniously with the beach’s windy conditions. While Daniel wore an off-white wide-brim hat, the mist of the ocean, paired with the warm wind, tousled and texturized Layla’s hair, giving her the most perfect beach waves. After their vows, the couple playfully strolled through the surf, twirled in the sand, and roamed the grounds of Casa Violeta. It was a complete vibe. 

Overall, Layla and Danaiel’s ceremony was such a memorable experience. Layal and Daniel were unbelievably beautiful to photograph and speak to. As you can see from the photos, this entire Sunrise intimate wedding ceremony was like a movie: romantic, dreamy, and playful. The grounds around Casa Violate make this accommodation and venue a tropical oasis, ideal for adventurous couples like Layla and Daniel, who value tranquility and connection. 

A couple embraces on a beach at Sunset in Mexico in beachy elopement attire.

A couple kisses on a beach after their adventure elopement vows in Tulum

A couple embraces with a kiss after they say I do on a Tulum beach

A couple kisses on a beach in Mexico during their elopement ceremony.

A woman is on a man's shoulder holding wedding florals on a sandy beach elopement

A couple is seen on a beach in Tulum and the bride is sitting on the groom's shoulder.

A couple stands apart from once another while holding hands at Sunset near Casa Violeta during their elopement

A couple dances after their intimate wedding ceremony in Tulum

A man twirls his wife on a beach in Tulum at Casa Violeta

Tips For Planning A Casa Violeta Wedding In Tulum

Tip #1: Fly Into Cancun International Airport

Casa Violeta is a beautiful 2-hour drive from Cancun International Airport. You and your partner will cruise along a 125 km stretch of the Caribbean coastline of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula before reaching the charming town of Tulum and Casa Violeta.

Tip #2: Rent A Car

While private transfer and bus are great transportation options for traveling to Tulum, Casa Violeta is most easily accessed via rental car. Familiar agencies such as Enterprise and Hertz are on location at Cancun International Airport. 

Tip #3: Stay At Casa Violeta During Non-Peak Months

Casa Violeta is a very popular accommodation for celebrations and vacations. If you want to plan your adventure elopement or intimate wedding at this boutique hotel and venue, you’ll need to inquire and book arrangements well in advance. We recommend at least one year out. To ensure a more intimate, private ceremony experience, plan your elopement during Tulum’s more pleasant, off-season months, such as May or September.

Tip #4: Avoid Planning a Summer Elopement In Tulum

If you can, avoid planning a Summer ceremony in Tulum. With an average high of 90°F (32°C), Tulum in June/July/August is very hot and humid. If Summer is the only time that works for your elopement plans, try arranging your ceremony timeline with your photographer around Sunrise or Sunset, when temperatures are coolest. 

Tip #5: Plan A Relaxing Day At The Beach 

Tulum beaches are known for their beautiful sandy shores and crystal-clear waters, so plan a relaxing beach day with your partner! Casa Violeta offers umbrellas and lounge chairs for guests. Nearby beaches offer activities such as snorkeling and diving.

Tip #6: Explore Tulum 

Tulum has become one of Mexico’s most popular tourism hubs recently. Rich in culture, local cuisine, and unique experiences, you and your partner won’t miss out on a day exploring one of the town’s many eateries, historical sites, or beaches. 

A couple embraces in a jungle in wedding attire just before their Tulum elopement

A couple holds on another close and is seen from the waist down with wedding florals.

A couple poses with dried wedding florals in the sand for their Casa Violeta wedding

A plate setting for a wedding is seen with a pink napkin and place cards.

A tablescape is seen with neutral, dried wedding florals and pink accents.

A bride hugs her husband while he is sitting with wedding florals in hand

A newlywed couple sits at their reception table and toasts their drink glasses

A couple is seen with glasses in hand at their wedding reception on a beach in Tulum

A man lifts his bride in the air in celebration of their beach wedding in Tulum.

A couple runs along the beach after eloping in Tulum, Mexico

Ready To Plan A Casa Violeta Elopement Or Intimate Wedding Of Your Own?!

If you’re ready to celebrate your love with an elopement or intimate wedding at Casa Violeta like Daniel and Layla, I’m here to help bring your desert getaway dreams to life! As your photographer, I’ll help make your ceremony as stress-free as possible. I assist couples with location scouting, permits, timelines, and more! You can check out my photography packages here, and tell me all about your vision for your special day by filling out my contact form!


Hey there, I'm Reagan!

A destination wedding and elopement photographer based out of Colorado! You can usually find me with a hot cup of coffee in my hand, sporting some comfy tennis shoes, or in pursuit of my next big escape! 

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