An Intimate Tulum, Mexico Wedding at a Cenote!

Love knows no bounds, and neither does the magic of a destination,  intimate wedding. We had the incredible privilege of capturing the love story of Yibi and Nimrod as they renewed their vows in the heart of Tulum, Mexico. They got married in the midst of covid in 2020, and never could have their dream wedding celebration, until now. Nestled in the jungle of this beautiful paradise, their intimate celebration was nothing short of a fairy tale.

Tulum, with its pristine beaches, ancient ruins, and bohemian charm, proved to be the perfect canvas for Yibi and Nimrod’s intimate vow renewal. The venue –  a hidden cenote embraced by lush greenery, provided an intimate and secluded backdrop for their celebration of love. As a wedding photo-video team, we couldn’t have asked for a more enchanting setting to document their special day.

The ceremony was a celebration of love in its purest form. Within the jungle overlooking a natural emerald green pool, Yibi and Nimrod had a traditional Mayan ceremony in an intimate circle of close friends and family. The scent of tropical flowers and burning offerings filled the air as they sealed their commitment with a kiss, surrounded by the natural beauty that Tulum offers.

More about the Mayan Ceremony:

The Mayan ceremony tends to have a focus on these aspects. 

  • Blessings and Rituals: Mayan weddings often involve various rituals and blessings performed by a shaman or spiritual leader. These rituals may include the use of sacred objects, such as candles, copal incense, and symbolic items representing the four elements.
  • Connection to Nature: Many Maya ceremonies emphasize a strong connection to nature and the cosmos. The elements, such as earth, air, fire, and water, may play a significant role in the ceremony, symbolizing the balance and harmony sought in the union.
  • Exchange of Vows and Offerings: The couple may exchange vows and make offerings to the deities or spirits as a way of seeking blessings and guidance for their marriage. These offerings may include symbolic items, traditional foods, or other culturally significant elements.
  • Participation of Community: Mayan weddings often involve the participation of the community. Family members, friends, and other community members may have specific roles or participate in various aspects of the ceremony, reinforcing the communal nature of the event.
  • Use of Traditional Attire: The bride and groom may wear traditional Mayan clothing, which can vary depending on the region and the specific community. These garments often feature vibrant colors and intricate designs.
  • Symbolic Gestures: Symbolic gestures, such as the binding of hands or the exchange of symbolic objects, are common in Mayan wedding ceremonies. These gestures carry deep cultural and spiritual significance.

It’s important to note that the details of a Mayan wedding can vary. Each ceremony is a unique reflection of the couple’s cultural identity and spiritual beliefs within the broader context of Maya traditions. 

Following the ceremony, the couple continued their festivities with a delightful cake cutting and a leisurely lunch at a rooftop restaurant in the bustling core of Tulum. As the day unfolded, we wrapped up the celebration by exploring the iconic Mayan ruins, seizing the opportunity to capture a few more memorable moments to end the day.


Photographer & Videographer: @Turnerphotoandfilm

Wedding Planner:

Venue: Cenote – Zacil Ha

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