It’s the start of a new year and the start of a new, married life for Scottish couple Leianne and Willy.
Tucked away in a little known, secluded beach that is part the wonderfully named Playa del Secreto, they had a beautiful Mayan ceremony hosted by Casa Chanty and led by Shaman don Eduardo. This intimate gathering took place on the white sandy beach under a brilliant blue sky that perfectly matched the blue and white of our Scottish couple’s Saltire flag theme.
After the ceremony it was time for a beach party with a Mexican buffet and grill provided by Chef Ruben Lopez (Sinfonia Culinaria).
Shaman don Eduardo blowing the conch to begin the ceremony
The couple exchange offerings – in each bowl there is a necklace which is what the Mayan’s use in place of the ring normally used in western tradition
Offerings of flowers are made to the water and the female Mayan Goddess, Ixchel
Advice from the shaman to the new couple
Dinner set up on the beach