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G&D16 Feb, 2020
The story of our wedding
We had a destination wedding in Cozumel Mexico. We had a Shamen perform a Mayan wedding ceremony on the beach. I wanted the decor to be minimal and natural so we did palm leaves on the Arbor & a rug along the aisle. The wedding ceremony was interactive & the wedding guests surrounded us in a circle & participated in the ceremony. They all raved it was an amazing ceremony.
Our Shamen called in the Ancestors & the elements. We were blessed and then we made promises and tied a knot on a shared piece of string for each promise. This was then burned. We then ate a bit of tamale that the Shamen's wife made. It was then passed around for everyone to have a bite. We then shared a bit of habanero & chocolate to symbolize passion & patience in our marriage. Our love tree was blessed & given to a guest to watch over. Afterwards we walked to ocean to make promises of what we want to bring into our relationship & threw roses into the ocean. We then returned to the alter & our dug a hole where we buried the habenero, chocolate, the remenents of the fire used in the ceremony. We were instructed to plant our love tree before we left.
Our guests then enjoyed cocktails & appetizers by the pool while we took photos. Our reception took place in the snack bar area next to the beach. I requested (2) long tables & we sat with our guests. Our DJ played jazz during dinner & then dance music for a couple hours. The resort had a fire show in the area next to the reception so we also got a show!
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