Authentic Twist to Mexico Weddings


June 21, 2021
Words by Velas Resorts
Photos courtesy of Velas Resorts

Taking couples and their guests from the wedding to celebration festivities, extra-large Frida and Diego mojigangas (puppets) and mariachi are an authentic twist to weddings at Velas Resorts.

A wedding second line is a tradition that celebrates the newlyweds with a festive parade. And, in Mexico, a major part of those celebrations are the mojigangas. These large puppets made of paper-mâché originated from the tradition of the giants (Los Gigantes) in Spain but were introduced in the country in the 1600s.

At Velas Resorts, couples have exclusive use of event venues on their wedding day so this offering is a true extravaganza. As soon as the ceremony is finished the couple will start the procession accompanied by a Mariachi band of 12 members and the traditional Frida and Diego colossal figures. Beloved friends and family march together to celebrate the beginning of the new journey for the couple. After finishing the parade, the Mariachi band will stay for the rest of the set at the cocktail venue.

The cost for the new offering is $1,500 USD. For more information, please visit https://www.velasweddings.com/.


About Velas Resorts:

Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos have earned 56 AAA Diamonds, including the prestigious Five Diamond Award. Other esteemed international awards for services and facilities include Virtuoso’s Best Family Program, Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for spa, and TripAdvisor’s Top Hotels in the World, among others. Offering unparalleled all-inclusive experiences, properties include Grand Velas in Los Cabos, with dramatic ocean views and unique spaces infusing every area of the resort; Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, which enjoys a long stretch of pristine beach and a dramatic backdrop of the Sierra Madre mountains; and Grand Velas Riviera Maya, offering a sophisticated resort experience in the Caribbean with jungle and beach settings. In Puerto Vallarta, Velas Vallarta is a family-friendly all suites resort and spa located on Banderas Bay and Casa Velas is a boutique adults-only hotel located on the Marina Vallarta Golf Course. Casa Velas’ guests have beach access at Táu Beach Club, a casual, relaxed atmosphere overlooking the ocean, with a jacuzzi, pool, delectable cuisine, and an expansive event space. Mar del Cabo, a boutique hotel on Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, opened in December 2018 as its only European Plan offering. Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder and president of Velas Resorts, operates Velas Resorts with brother Juan Vela, vice president of Velas Resorts, by his side. Explore tips, recipes, lifestyle and travel trends, and the latest news about Velas Resorts on the digital mag: www.velasmagazine.com

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