A Mayan Ceremony is a local tradition that is both intriguing but also welcoming to outsiders. This type of wedding ceremony will be different from most wedding traditions for people visiting this area. But every element of it is crafted to bring people together, no matter what religious or cultural heritage you have.
Helen added a very special touch to her wedding day, one that crosses generations and honestly something you only hear about in the movies: The gown she wore was her mother’s! We love how a demure dress with long sheer sleeves can be so sublime. The little draped capelet and flowing train of the dress topped with a Juliet Cap Veil is very vintage chic today, in this case thanks to actually being a true vintage gown. The images of an English rose being married by a pre-hispanic shaman is pretty mind blowing, but it totally works! Only in Tulum!!
From the feeling of the sea grape tree groves that provide subtle shade to the wide open beaches, the Mayan Ceremony is designed to have all the guests actually participating. They are asked to give offerings as the shaman asks permission from the spirits of the four cardinal directions, North, South, East and West. They use a dried resin (Copal) as an incense to do a ceremonial blessing and as they go around the circle, all the guests then play a role in the blessing.
Weddings are all about coming together and especially with destination weddings, since people are traveling thousands of miles to be together. The power of this Mayan wedding ceremony is everyone shares an intimate moment together that’s also unique to the Riviera Maya. And that they were PART of the ceremony, instead of just attending one. That makes the memory of this once in a lifetime moment that much more special!
Wedding Venue: Beach- Cabanas La Luna
Principal Photographer: Del Sol Associate
Coordination: Mindy Rosas – Cabanas La Luna