Photo by Vincent
MEXICAN FLAVOUR, NEW YORK STYLE
Photography by Vincent Ribon & assistant Alfredo
This three day wedding celebration featured the ‘crême de la crême’ of Playa del Carmen. Arriving at the Welcome Party, we were immediately submergerd by the Mexican flavour of tequilla, mariachi’s and hand made tortilla’s. Accompanied by the musicians of Bole, our friends of 20Varos Producciones took the guests trough the night with an endless performance, every time making a different white rabit appear from their hat full of creativity. On the night of the wedding they created a complete fantasy world in the magical backdrop of Rosewood Mayakoba, which created a unique location for the celebration of the spiritual ceremony executed by Shaman Maria and Charlie (firstname.lastname@example.org). During this ceremony Shelly and Gavin, surounded by their friends and family were presented to the Spiritual Energies of the Four Cardinal Points, calling for the protection and blessing of Mother Earth (Ixchel), from the Central Heart of the Galaxy (Hunab Ku) & the Four Elements of the Universe which will guide them through the light and unconditional love in a spiritual union. The couple is “bathed” with copal and flower petals which symbolizes the blessings of each cardinal point wich guides them to the center of their hearts for expressing their vows in front of the sacred fire that represents the spiritual heart of their union.
This creative dream team could collaborate thanks to the arty character Shelly and Gavins’ families wanted to give to this unique event.
From the moment we met, I knew Shelly and Gavin’s wedding was going to be an impressive event which stimulated me to realise a dream I had been walking around with for some time. Inspired by musicians, when the best play together, creating something magic that is more than only the sum of individuals, I wanted to combine photo, stop motion and video into a unique multimedia slideshow. The perfect memory catch to share with family and friends or to look at, over and over again!