Leianne and Willy, Casa Chanty Beach Villa, Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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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).

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Mayan Altar

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Shaman don Eduardo blowing the conch to begin the ceremony

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The children

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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

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The blessing

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Offerings of flowers are made to the water and the female Mayan Goddess, Ixchel

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Advice from the shaman to the new couple

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Dinner set up on the beach

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Hannah and Walisson, Hotel Lunata and Indigo Beach Club Destination Wedding, Playa del Carmen

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We have a BIG post for you today because the details in this perfectly Playa del Carmen wedding are just too good to pass up showing!
Hannah and Walisson were a dream to work with and had all kinds of fun ideas to make their big day memorable. Starting off with choosing the prettiest garden ceremony venue and Hotel Lunata.

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A surprise Mariachi helped escort the bride and groom down Playa’s famous 5th avenue and right over to their beachfront reception at Indigo Beach Club.

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The weather was perfect and the beach always beautiful but it was all the tiny details that made the party so special! Custom signs, traditional Mexican talavera tiles to find your seat, a tequila bar, custom papel picado gift tags and maracas were some of  the touches of fiesta added to the day.

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Just the most beautiful evening for our lovely couple and their guests. Congrats Hannah and Walisson and thank you to PhotoStudioAB for the amazing photos.

 

Janne and Jari, Mayan Ceremony, Destination Wedding in Paamul

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Paamul is the perfect place for an intimate mayan ceremony. It’s still a peaceful little village and the beach is long, large and quiet. It was a great choice for Janne and Jari, who came to the Riviera Maya all the way from chilly Finland with their adorable son Benjamin.
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3U5A9717The setting was beautiful. Peaceful, romantic and intimate just as the couple had hoped. The magic of the Shaman ceremony had everyones full attention and the couple had a special champagne toast to celebrate their union. A stretch limo whisked them off into the sunset to begin their journey as husband and wife.

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It warmed our hearts to receive a sweet note from the bride upon her return to Finland:

I wish I could come back and get married again!

We loved your planning, it was much more what we excpected. I feel bad that we don’t have a video as I would like to have the words the Mayan women said to us… she was so nice, with her big heart and made us feel so special on that special day.

Denee and Jamie, Blucacao Destination Wedding in Playa del Carmen

weddings-in-playa-del-carmenBefore it was the always in demand Grand Coral Beach Club, this stunning venue on the beach was called Blucacao. It was just as beautiful and secluded, and it was the perfect spot for Denee and Jamie’s amazing Mayan Ceremony and wedding celebration!
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weddings-in-playa-del-carmenDenee was all about the details! We had a wonderful time piecing together all of her ideas and making her colourful dream wedding a reality!
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weddings-in-playa-del-carmenThank you Susan Pacek for sharing the wonderful photos! Susan is a US citizen who splits her time between her hometown of Denver, Colorado and Mexico. From October through May, she is based on Isla Mujeres, a short 15 minute ferry ride from Cancun. She travels throughout the Riviera Maya, including Playa del Carmen and Tulum, photographing destination weddings. She is an award winning and published destination photographer who has documented over 200 celebrations in the past ten years throughout Mexico, Colorado and many other US cities and international destinations. To view Susan’s work, visit her website at www.susanpacekdestinationweddings.com.

 

Lisa and Alex of 2people1life.com, Mayan Wedding

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Lisa and Alex say they are on the adventure of a lifetime. A couple of years ago they decided to sell all of their belongings and pack up an old camper to tour the world… and get married in every city they visit! They even began a blog about it!

With all the hype they were getting in the wedding world, we were honored when they chose us to coordinate their Mayan Ceremony, destination wedding number 11 for them!

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It was a beautiful, spiritual and private ceremony, one that Lisa says made her feel totally at peace and washed her nerves away.

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At the end of the day we shared drinks and stories and promised to see each other again, maybe even for another wedding!

See more of this special day here, and check out this feature on the Today Show!

Thanks to Dean Sanderson for all the great photos!

Andrea and Rob, Destination Wedding at Akin Tulum

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59 guests from England, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the US came to gorgeous Tulum this past April to celebrate Andrea and Rob’s beautiful beach wedding day!

The luxurious Be Tulum and charming Playa Azul played host to the guests while Akin Tulum provided the perfect background for this romantic and spiritual union.

A traditional Mayan ceremony, performed by Shaman Miguel and 3 other Shaman, was followed by a fabulous performance by the famed Flamenco dancer Antonio Suarez and a beautiful celebration under the stars.

Beautiful bride Andrea looked like a beach goddess with her braided updo and flowing one shouldered white gown, all photographed by the memorable Dean Sanderson!

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Felicidades Andrea and Rob!