Discover cultural wedding experiences! 💐
Every day of the year, somewhere in the world, there is a spectacular wedding happening. Nowadays, cultural weddings are the highlight of all events, and couples often try to incorporate elements from their own culture to create unique experiences.
Whether it’s a Catholic, Mayan, Chinese, or even a Persian ceremony, all weddings are wonderful; and regardless of the type of wedding, each couple arrives at the altar with the illusion of living incredible moments during their celebration. Here we tell you the story of some bicultural couples who decided to get married in Yucatan.
A Persian ceremony full of love
Ami & Nico are a New York couple who decided to have a Persian ceremony called Sofreh Aghd. Several elements were included to give good fortune to the newlyweds: A mirror to look at themselves and attract the light to their new married life, candles to symbolize the energy and clarity they should have in their life, bread to attract prosperity to their union, sweets for a sweet life together; almonds, hazelnuts, and nuts that symbolize fertility and abundance, fruit for a sweet and happy future, tea cakes to share with guests, a rue herb for purification, eggs that symbolize the couple’s fertility and honey that the bride and groom offer each other at the end of the ceremony. This was one of the most emotional moments of their wedding.
The tarot cards were the perfect element to assign the places of the guests. The imperial tables, centerpieces, flowers, and furniture gave the place a romantic touch. Ami and Nico had a very special marriage union dictated by tradition, but also full of details that reflected the uniqueness of their relationship.
Mayan ceremony to celebrate love
From Dubai, Toni and Damian traveled to Merida to celebrate their wedding destination in Yucatan with their family and friends. They decided to break all the traditional patterns and got married through a traditional Mayan wedding.
All the guests witnessed a spoken ceremony in Mayan with music from native instruments. Details such as the translator dressed in typical Yucatan clothes and the offerings to the Mayan deities made that moment an experience they will always keep in their memories.
The time of the banquet was the most awaited moment by all. All the guests were very excited to taste the Yucatecan menu, with courses such as pib and dzikilpak. The decorations of the tables were simple but full of creativity. The flowers added color and joy to each table, making it look spectacular.
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Tea ceremony, a unique experience
Michelle and Angel decided to unite Chinese culture and Mexican culture to create an incredible wedding. Upon their arrival in Yucatan, the family of the bride and groom had some fun excursions, getting to know the most beautiful part of this land, visiting the great pyramid of Kukulcan in Chichen Itzá, the Mayan city of Uxmal, Izamal and several cenotes.
They decided to get married through various ceremonies, among which the tea ceremony stands out as the way of thanking their families and show respect to them. It’s an intimate and very emotional ritual with many symbolic elements of the Chinese culture.
Michelle wore a fresh black dress with a red rose in her hair, while Angel wore a typical oriental costume called “Changshan”. In the enclosure, a rose tea with red fruits awaited them. The ceremony was full of details of the Chinese culture, with the colors red and gold that symbolized abundance, happiness, passion, and prosperity for the couple, and the images of the dragon and the phoenix that could not be missed.
It is always a pleasure for us to plan weddings where different cultures mix since it gives us the opportunity to live unique experiences. For that, we thank every couple that trusted us to plan and celebrate their wedding, we love and remember each one of you. Thank you.
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