What do you know about the Mayan Wedding Ceremony???
Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:30 PM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:41 PM
Posted 12 August 2008 - 01:56 PM
| Originally Posted by SunBride |
I wonder if this is the type of ceremony that Paul Schrank (the videographer from playaweddings.com) and his wife did. I saw pictures of the ceremony and it looked very different. Maybe contact him to ask (he's a member).
Posted 12 August 2008 - 02:47 PM
Posted 13 August 2008 - 09:03 AM
BTW my FI told me Sol and Matt are on there honeymoon right now so we may not hear back from them for a week or so.
Posted 13 August 2008 - 09:12 AM
| Originally Posted by AprilandPatrick |
I have a TON of information, and photos, as we are thinking of doing this ceremony - I will send it all to you when I get home from work today!!!!
Posted 13 August 2008 - 11:29 PM
Cosmic Ceremony: It is a ritual of love, with no other commitment than to unite each other for love and as long as the love lasts.
This ceremony takes place before the universal energy, and consists of presenting the couple to the following points: to the superior cosmic energy (masculine), to the mother earth (feminine), to the four directions, using the Mayan order and their names, to the guardians of the place where the ceremony is held, to the center of their own hearts, the temple of love.
The ritual takes place in a circle formed by friends and family, who throw them flowers, play musical instruments, and play the conch shell (music optional, depending on group). Flowers of the four Mayan colors are used: white (representing North), red (East), yellow (South), and violet (West).
After the presentation all present in the circle can pass to the center, one by one, to offer a message, a song, or a poem to the couple.
Later, the couple communicates to each other whatever comes from their hearts, or whatever words they have previously prepared. If they like, this is the time to exchange rings as symbols of the union.
The group gives thanks to all the directions, and with kisses, hugs, and applause finish the ceremony.
Is based in the Maya's connection with the universe and their gods, which is described in their sacred book the Popol Vuh, the ceremony brings the couple to the four cardinal points (north, south, east and west) to unite them to the feminine Mother Earth and the masculine Cosmic Energy, symbolized by a central sacred candle.
An altar is created to represent these four cardinal points. Flowers mark these four points and on the altar there is traditional offerings to the Gods - corn, beans, rice, fruit â€“ to represent the gifts of prosperity and fertility. North is represented by red flowers, East with yellow, South with purple, and West with white. Candles are located on the altar on the four cardinal points -- north, south, east and west â€“ to symbolize the presence of the four Mayan cosmos gods.
The center candle unites the feminine and masculine â€“ Mother Earth and Cosmic Energy, the fifth flame - which is lit by the Shaman or by the one he designates. Prior to the ceremony, the area is cleansed at the four cardinal points by the Shaman with the sacred smoke from the Copal tree and the blowing of the ritual conch shell horn.
Check out these sites:
Tulum Weddings | Weddings in the Riviera Maya, Mexico | EcoTulum Resorts and Spa
Maya Weddings Mexico Wedding Ceremony Wedding Planning Playa del Carmen Yaxche Mayan Restaurant and Maya Cuisine Playa del Carmen Mexico and Fuego Nuevo the Mayan Millinium
Mayan Wedding Ceremony on the Beach at Al Cielo Hotel Near Playa del Carmen Mexico
Riviera Maya Wedding Ceremony Locations | Destination Weddings Riviera Maya
Maya Weddings Mexico Wedding Ceremony Wedding Planning Playa del Carmen Ajua Maya Restaurant Riviera Maya
Currently, the places we are considering for a Cosmic Ceremony are Eco Tulum Weddings; The Tides; or a private beach in Playa Del Carmen. Afterwards, we will have our reception at Casa Del Agua in Playa Del Carmen on 5th Avenue. You can visit our wedding website to see how I've described it thus far, but keep in mind it's still under construction.
We are considering the Cosmic Ceremony, as we are seeking a spiritual ceremony that will add deeper meaning to our lives. The idea of uniting with nature together seems very intense, and this is an experience we feel we can hold sacred.
I hope this information helps. XO
Posted 14 August 2008 - 09:20 AM
Posted 14 August 2008 - 11:21 AM
Because we film weddings we've seen both the Cosmic and the Mayan ceremonies. The Mayan ceremonies are cool but sometimes a little hard to relate to. The Cosmic Ceremony is easier to connect to. Don't be put off by the silly name.
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