WE (STILL) DO and ALWAYS WILL
There is no remedy for love but to love more.
Henry David Thoreau
It was 2009, ten years ago Jenny and Jason got married at Grand Coral Beach Club.
It was them and their most beloved friends.
Lots of details, great music with mariachi and Dj, incredible buzz and even a final jump into the pool!
To me, Erica, what I remember the most was a magical gift just before the ceremony:
a rainbow after a quick shower.
As a planner it was a relief too.
Checking on the weather and trying to make any kind of magic to avoid bad weather, like knives buried in the earth in a pot, a glass of water turned upside-down, and mainly a prayer to the Mayan God of rain Chaak, can be taking quite a lot of energy!
Time has passed very fast and this happily married couple came back to the Mayan Riviera to celebrate their 10th Wedding Anniversary with a very private Mayan Ceremony with Don Eduardo.
This time I had a shaman helping with the weather. The day before the forecast was not really “friendly”, though that day was spectacular…..
Having good connections help!
The altar had its traditional offerings: cocoa, corn, flowers, the Mayan sacred drink balché and the ever present copal (it’s obtained from a resin on trees, mostly Bursera aloexylon, B. graveolens, B. jorullensis).
Everything was ready for the ritual and was perfectly fitting the ambience.
The background this time was not the Caribbean Blue waters, but another natural treasure of our peninsula. A cenote!!
The smile on their faces was even brighter than the sun while they were walking hand in hand towards the wedding location. Carefree, relaxed and totally happy.
Surrounded by the luxurious Mayan jungle Jenny and Jason decided to renew their vows by a cenote, a deep natural well that exposes groundwater underneath, typical of this area of the Yucatan. It is a pretty unique location and it does make an epic frame for any wedding.
Alessandro from Photostudio AB was with them one more time. He portrayed the evolving and growing love of this beautiful couple.
I do like when people elope. Yes, a big wedding can be spectacular, though nothing beats the intimacy and the emotions of two people who are simply in front of each other. Nothing else matters. It is a real celebration of love.
It is even more meaningful when after 5, 10 or more years two people decide to reaffirm their love, after going through all the ups and downs that life brings them. Now they really know each other. Getting married is the first step of a journey, a moment you will never forget, but the path that you build together from that moment forward is what is all about. When a bride in planning her wedding get a little lost and forgets that this magical day is just one day I always like to help her focus on the real meaning of what she is going through: you are choosing your companion and your special ally in life and adventures. Together you will walk holding hands. And their hands are still searching for each other and giving the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch, just like the day of the first wedding.
Well to keep the tradition and bringing it to an all new level Jenny and Jason could not miss the chance to jump into the crystal clear water of the cenote and do a photo session.
After all these years, you still make an amazing couple. Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Miles!
May you get many more Adventures together to celebrate Life!! May your love get stronger and stronger and …. see you again in 10 years!
Erica Bressan Senior Planner and Owner