Moody Tropical Playa del Carmen Wedding at Blue Venado Beach Club

Aarika and Zach’s moody tropical Playa del Carmen wedding at Blue Venado Beach Club has us daydreaming for a beachy vacation in all the best ways. Lucy Gallagher Boutique Weddings helped the couple find a venue that balanced coastal vibes with earth tones. The couple brought the punch with their attire. We’re absolutely obsessed with the bride’s tasseled Grace Loves Lace dress and the groom’s unique tropical printed All Saints shirt. Just wait until you see the shots captured by Brooke Couch—she perfectly captured these free spirits! Get that “Pin” button ready!

The Couple:

Aarika and Zach

The Wedding:

Blue Venado Beach Club, Paamul, Mexico

Shop similar shirts: Allsaints Offshore Shirt ($52); Allsaints Awa Short Sleeve Shirt ($78); ASOS Design Relaxed Revere Floral Shirt ($40); ASOS Design Regular Revere Abstract Leaf Shirt ($40)

I wanted my wedding day look to be as effortless as possible. Finding the right dress was really important to me, and Grace Loves Lace delivered more than I could have hoped for. I loved my Edie dress SO much! Its mix of a classic silhouette, open back, and tassels were perfect for me and the style I was going for.

I kept the song I walked down the aisle to a secret from Zach until he heard it playing. Actually, my sister is the only one I told ahead of time! The song was Annie’s Song by John Denver. It has a lot of significance to me as it was a song my grandfather whistled/sang to himself all the time. He and my grandmother—who I was extremely close to—passed when I was in high school, so it was my way of bringing them both into my day. Zach knew the significance of the song, as did all of my family who was there. It was so magical for me to walk down towards my new husband arm in arm with both of my parents listening to that song being played.

Lucy truly was incredible. She and her team made our day so effortless for us. I’m no dummy to think it was all sunshine and rainbows for them, but their work to make our day as amazing as it was, we will be forever grateful for. “If I could do it over again I would have a destination wedding”, was something I heard all the time before our wedding. People seem to think it’s easier, and I’m pretty sure they only reason people have that notion is because of amazing coordinators and their teams

The Wedding Team:

Photography – Brooke Couch
Event Planning – Lucy Gallagher Boutique Weddings
Venue – Blue Venado Beach Club
Floral Design – Cherry Blossom
Cake – La Migaja
DJ – Plug In Audiovisual
Invitation Design – Citrus Press Co.
Hair Styling – Prep Tulum
Wedding Dress – Grace Loves Lace
Groom’s Apparel – All Saints
Groomsmen’s Apparel – Banks Journal
Rings – Ozel Jeweler
Bride’s Wedding Band – Marrow Fine
Rentals – Style Me


Thanks to Junebug member Lucy Gallagher Boutique Weddings for sharing Aarika and Zach’s Playa del Carmen wedding. To see more of Lucy’s weddings, look at her profile on our directory of best wedding planners in the world!

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  1. Hi there:) I love your color palette and I’m looking to do something similar. What color are the bridesmaid dresses and where are they from?

    Thank you!

    • We’re not sure where these dresses are from, but you can find similar dresses and places to shop here!

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