Here's What a Gay Mayan Wedding Looks Like

By: Out Traveler Editors

The gay-friendly Cancun hotel, Oasis Sens, recently hosted a beautiful ceremony, based on traditional Mayan wedding rituals, tailored to two men. The grooms dressed in white and, in front of the couple, the shaman or Mayan priest evoked the four elements: water, earth, wind and fire, so that their presence may strengthen and bless the union for many years. The Mayan wedding ceremony is often chosen for its simplicity, originality, and deep meaning.

Same-sex marriages are legally performed in Mexico City and the state of Quintana Roo (where Cancun is located), although many people think of these ceremonies as more symbolic or spiritual and receive legal marriage licenses in their home countries of origin.

This specific "pleasure resort," is ideal for couple’s getaways (there are no children allowed), and it offers a variety of romance packages perfect for weddings, honeymoons or just a quiet retreat with a loved one. A wedding coordinator is on staff to ensure newlyweds enjoy a wonderful experience at Oasis Sens.

Check out the beautiful images in the following pages.

All photos courtesy of Oasis Sens hotel.