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May 26th, 2007 – by: Reephboy
Sean and Liz had decided that they would get married in a "traditional" Maya style ceremony, as they are not all that religious, and we were in Mexico. So they set up Cannon Point with chairs and torches and the "priestess" showed up with her incense, and the "priest" showed up with his conch. He blew the conch and the ceremony began.
The ceremony was one of the more interesting and entertaining that I've ever been a part of. They prayed to the four winds and at each direction a family member was there to bless them, while the mothers stood behind with plumeria flowers that they dipped in some holy water in a coconut shell that they flicked over the backs of Sean and Liz. Everyone put their hands in the air to say that they were participating and willingly saw their friends wed each other, and then we all touched the ground that the earth would bless the ceremony and concecrate the marraige.
Afterwards we all took a picture together, and headed to the reception. Great food! Plenty of embibments! There was a guitar player and vocalist for the beginning of the reception. We mingled and took pictures, ate, drank, and gave hugs away like we knew each other ;).
Of course no wedding is complete without shaking a leg, so we plugged in the iPod to the "reception" playlist and we hit the floor. I managed to talk one of the local staff girls into dancing with me, and I chatted it up with her for a bit. I looked around, and though the eyes were on me and giggles were unconcealed, nobody was surprised I had asked a local girl for a spin. What can I say? When in Rome, dance with the Romans!
And then what? Back to Ina Tan Kanab for more beer, tequila, swimming, and guitar sing-alongs!
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