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“Nenamictiliztli”, prehispanic wedding

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Indian weddings "Nenamictiliztli" in the language Nahuatl, this is a celebration of unanimous decision of two people to join the path of life, to love and to open the world of their beloved. The objective of Indian weddings-submit to air, land and nature, the extreme importance and endless joy, in the unforgettable ceremony, which you have chosen.

Who conducts the wedding ceremony

"Ollintonalli"- energy movement, it’s a group of people, who share the common interest studies and restore the cultural ancient traditions of Mexico, they are practicing such disciplines as La Danza Ancestral Mexica Tolteca (Ancient Tolteca dances ), the study of languages Nahuatl and Maya, playing on the ancient pre-Columbian instruments, Indian singing, studying art calendar, Indian codes and ancient books knowledge, they study traditional medicine and cultural history of their roots. This has allowed them to share traditions and ceremonies to those who would like to have this wonderful spiritual experience. Group consists of 3-4 people, including musicians. Process lasts from 30 to 40 minutes.

Preparations to the wedding ceremony

The night before the wedding ceremony should be a ritual purification, which is a preparation for the wedding. Ritual purification is called in Indian Bathhouse "Temazcalli" or Temazcal. The purpose of the ritual: relaxation, purification, spiritual rapprochement with your beloved and family.

Wedding ceremony

Ollintonalli begin the ceremony by determine the place with the help of 7 meters circle in diameter, which is marked with a red rope, made from henequen, ancient inventions of Indians. This circle symbolizes cycles, the beginning and the end, where Mother Earth (Madre Tierra) is offers us a home for the ritual reunification and transformation of two people on their own free will and choice. Progress in this cycle has been associated with East, such as the birth sunlight. Ritual begins with establishment of a musical instrument “Tlamanalli” and Altar, where will be placed various elements in the ceremony. When the bride and groom arrived, they are welcomed with a sound of shells, which connects them to the highest forces. Couple begins the ritual with their backs to the East and Ollintonalli welcome all attendants and turn to the four cardinal points, to their ancestors to initiate ritual. It is accompanied by ritual dance, dedicated to Mother Earth. To walk to the center of the circle, couple, they are blessed with smoke incense and suppose to walk on the right edge of circle and stop against each other. This ceremony includes 4 ritual phases, symbolically reflecting 4 times of year.

First phase, Spring (Xupaniztempan)

This time of year, when land is seed, this time of sowing, land is beginning its cycle soil fertility. Groom and his bride following a symbolic ritual of exchanging fruit seeds, as the start of seeding their love and to guarantee fertility. Bride goes down to one knee, waiting for seeds of maize that are personifying a Male Fertility, which a groom is throwing on her. That way a groom expresses his willingness to engage in marriage and to continue the race in love and harmony. Next the groom is going down to one knee and, the bride throwing on him seeds of cocoa, as a symbol female fertility. The bride expresses her willingness to engage in marriage and to continue the race in love and harmony. Seeds are falling in the ground, which means that their love will grow. Ts’okol bel -And there it will be!

Second phase, Summer (Xupan)

Time that brings flowers. Ritual when a groom is throwing white leaves of flowers, and the Bride throwing red leaves of flowers, symbolically personifies the Union. Ts’okol bel -And there it will be!

The third phase, Fall (Tonalco)

It’s time for harvest. Flowers have become a fruit and they are ready to be collected. It’s the transition of male and female beginning in nature, family and home. The bride passes the symbol of fire (source incense-Popoxcomitl), which symbolizes warm at home, place of a wives, as a home guardian. A groom passes particular Spear (Topill), which means force and ensuring the safety of their family. Ts’okol bel -And there it will be!

The fourth stage, Winter (Tlaseseyan)

It’s a very quiet time of the year, this time of analysis and rapprochement. This is a time to plan the future. Groom and Bride read Palabra del corazón (Yolotlatolli-word from the heart):

Sol Padre cielo, education Tierra y Mar que los unifica, aquí y Ahora Los aquí presentes……llamamos desde lo Mas sagrado de nuestro ser La Fuerza del momento creador de Todo lo existente a for Coquette Conocimiento percepción y para que tlaltlampa desde Donde la tierra pachamama… education bendiga esta Unión espiritual con la continuidad del linaje de such tus hijos. ilhuicatlampa… desde Donde El Padre cielo Nos calma la sed con la lluvia fertilizadora de la Tierra, bendiga esta fecunda Unión que aquí y Ahora se cumple.

Ollintonalli are carrying out the final symbolic dancing Eclipse (Ikualotl) and transferring to the young ones elements from the Altar (Tlamanalli), which includes corn (wealth), tobacco (relationship to the ancestors), salt (traditions), cocoa (fertility) and flowers (joy of live). These elements are giving to the water and the land, like wishes and requests for happy and long union. Ritual is accompanied by song of Spring (Xupancuicatl)

After these 4 phases of the ceremony, couple is brought to families and loved ones as family, as the new Union of two loving people. Ts’okol bel -And there it will be!

Variants of rituals:

  • Bridal. Ritual purification is carried out usually in Temazcal.
  • Wedding.

At legal (civil) wedding, following documents will be necessary for you:

  • Original and two copies of brides and groom Birth Certificate, translated into Spanish, notarized with an apostille seal
  • Original and 2 copies of brides and groom passport
  • Original and copy of brides and groom blood tests results, specifically for blood type V.D.R.L, V.I.H, R.H, made in Mexico, not earlier than 15 days before the wedding
  • If one of the spouses is divorced or widowed, you should provide a document proofing it. The document must be translated into Spanish, notarized, and have an apostille seal.
  • Original and two copies of witness’s passport - if you need witnesses, we are ready to provide.

After the Indian ceremony, you will be given a ritual Marriage Certificate.

At legal (civil) wedding you will be issued the original marriage certificate, which you can legalize it at your country.

You can choose the place of wedding ceremony:

  • Caribbean coast
  • Seaside Lagoon Nichupte. Arriving on a yacht (a type of yacht – you can choose)
  • Temazcal (Indian Bath)

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