Couple weeks ago our lovely clients had a Mayan Ceremony framed with a stunning beach view! It was amazing, mystical and definitive… Magic!

We loved their pictures and ceremony so much, we wanted to share their experience with everyone.

Of course, for us, it is very common to talk about Mayan Ceremony… but for those people not related to Riviera Maya, a Mayan ceremony certainly puts a “wtf” expression in their faces… 

That`s why we decide to do a post about it! Not everyone knows about this ceremony, so we need to explain what is and why it is important… 

A Mayan Ceremony is an ancient wedding ritual, this was performed in the past by the Mayans who lived what nowadays is Riviera Maya, they have strong beliefs about life, death, love and how the gods bless this union. 

So the Mayan Ceremony is performed by a Chaman, some kind of “wizard” however for the Mayan people he was a very important man or woman because connect this world with the god`s world. 

The Mayan Ritual

At the beginning of the ceremony, the chaman will “thank” to the 4 points, asking for the gods' blessings and using copal as part of the ritual, because the copal is the fragrance for the gods. 

The ceremony is usually performed in Maya dialect, however, because the ceremony increases its popularity with the tourism a translator is usually provided so couple and guests know what happened. 

The ritual include a purification with copal, an offer with flowers, fruits and seeds, couple is tied with a red ribbon that will symbolize their union not only to the society but also to the gods, and at the end – some shamans- likes to provide with a small plant and a pot, ask the couple to take care of this plant as a symbol of their marriage… 

The perfect place for the union of two soulmates

If you wish to celebrate your wedding under the Mayan culture in this paradisiacal destination, Grand Velas Riviera Maya offers dream scenarios where unforgettable weddings take place.