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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