Now that the weather is warming up once again, we can’t seem to get enough of Mexico weddings. Mezcal, palm trees, and sand in your toes–what more could you ask for? Kari and Matt’s magical neutral palette Tulum wedding at ARCA Tulum had all of this and more. After visiting the tropical destination on vacation, the couple knew they wanted a weekend-long jungle party with their family and friends to celebrate their love. With the help of planner LM Weddings Tulum, that’s what they did.
The couple exchanged vows at a cenote overlooking the water before partying the night away under the glow of the disco balls. And although the venue’s natural beauty is unbeatable, the evening was elevated by extravagant floral arrangements from Moni Junco. Oh, and did we forget to mention that they flew their DJ in from Texas and there were also dancers in light-up costumes?
Kari and Matt
ARCA Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
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A Perfectly Magical Neutral Palette Tulum Wedding
Tulum is a place that Matt and I have loved since the first time we visited in 2018. This city exudes the same characteristics we wanted for our wedding. It’s energetic, unpretentious, and intoxicating. Using Tulum’s natural beauty as a backdrop, we opted for neutral colors, rich textures, and open-air concepts for an immersive experience that lasted all weekend long. We wanted the weekend to feel less like a wedding and more like a three-day journey through a magical jungle!
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A Private Moment Between Bride And Groom
After the ceremony, Matt and I took a private shuttle back to ARCA to see the reception space before guests arrived. When we stepped foot into the entrance, both of our jaws hit the floor. Our incredible vendor team had magically transformed the restaurant into a romantic jungle oasis. The flowers, lighting, and decor surpassed our wildest dreams. That moment was especially memorable because of how much freedom we gave our vendors to create. We had no idea what to expect, and it was like walking into our very own surprise party!
Highlighting Their Love For Music Throughout The Day
We refused to compromise on the music for our wedding. We started making a playlist for inspiration shortly after our engagement. Music is such an important part of our relationship, and we wanted it to be perfect. We flew our DJ, Christian Barbuto, from Austin to Tulum because we knew him well and trusted he would do an amazing job. He crushed it. Everything was curated to our musical taste, from the ceremony to the cocktail hour to well into the late-night party. Our reception started with our first dance song, “Treat You Better” by Rufus du Sol, and ended with a remixed version of the same song. I still get chills thinking about it!
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Brooke Taelor
Event Planning – LM Weddings Tulum
Ceremony Venue – Cenote Chan Bacalar
Reception Venue – ARCA Tulum
Floral Design – Moni Junco
Accommodations – Delek Tulum
DJ – Mr. Austin DJ
Live Music – Sureña
Videography – Morgan Scott Films
Invitation Design – Paper Source
Makeup Artist & Hair Styling – Zoe Elizabeth
Wedding Dress – Made With Love Bridal
Groom’s Apparel – Knot Standard
Rings – Eliza Page
Rehearsal Dinner – Taboo Beach Club
Congratulations again to Kari and Matt on their magical neutral palette Tulum wedding at ARCA Tulum! Big thank you to Brooke Taelor for capturing and sharing their day with Junebug. To nail your own destination nuptials, be sure to check out these destination wedding etiquette tips!