TULUM, Mexico – In an enchanting celebration of love, actress Vanessa Hudgens and professional baseball player Cole Tucker tied the knot in a mesmerizing ceremony at the Azulik City of Arts in Tulum, Mexico, this past weekend.
The couple’s journey to this magical day began when they met during a Zoom meditation led by former monk turned British author and lifestyle guru, Jay Shetty, in October 2020. Vanessa, captivated by Cole’s presence, embarked on a three-year romance that culminated in a Parisian engagement in February 2023. The proposal, marked by an oval-shaped diamond on a delicate gold band, reflected Vanessa’s subtle hints and surpassed her expectations.
The wedding planning took the couple to the Azulik Hotel, a venue immersed in nature, greenery, and foliage—a stark departure from traditional settings. Vanessa, having followed the hotel on Instagram for some time, envisioned it as the perfect backdrop for their special day. A venue tour, deep into the Tulum jungle, revealed the Azulik City of Arts, a whimsical and magical museum that stole Vanessa’s heart, solidifying it as their chosen location.
The wedding, orchestrated by planner Pia Lindstrom, showcased Vanessa’s vision of a sleek, modern, and sexy look inspired by ’90s supermodels. Vera Wang’s light ivory chartreuse bias-cut cowl-neck slip dress adorned the bride, accompanied by a veil with custom embroidery, adding a personalized touch.
The ceremony, set against the picturesque outdoor location scouted months prior, featured officiant Jay Shetty, creating a moment of raw emotion as the couple exchanged self-penned vows. Post-ceremony, as the newlyweds captured the essence in photographs, guests reveled in cocktails amidst a setting reminiscent of a film set, with flower bouquets hanging from trees.
For the reception, Vanessa changed into a strapless macrame lace and silk mousseline gown, designed for ease and playfulness. The evening continued with heartfelt speeches, a live band, and the couple joining in on the musical celebration. A curated playlist, courtesy of Cole, kept the party alive, featuring classics from Nelly to Eminem.
Reflecting on the magical weekend, Vanessa expressed gratitude for the private celebration, free from distractions as she had taken away everyone’s phones. The gathering facilitated genuine connections among family and friends, creating lasting relationships. Vanessa, still basking in the afterglow, described the experience as exceeding her expectations, a truly magical celebration of love and unity.
In the lush embrace of Tulum’s beauty, Vanessa and Cole’s wedding became a testament to the power of love and the joy found in unconventional choices. As they embark on this new chapter, their journey is marked by a weekend that surpassed dreams and left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who attended.