Small & Intimate Ceremony for Couple only.

Papillon Weddings have a professional team to prepare small, intimate weddings/vow renewals/anniversaries for the Couple only or with up to 15 guests. We are specialists in organizing express weddings on short notice if requested, finding the best location for the ceremony & dinner and guaranteeing a perfect celebration day for the couple and guests.

All ceremony types listed below are available for these weddings. Tell us about your dream celebration, and we will make your dream come true.



Spiritual Ceremonies

Papillon Weddings specializes in Spiritual Weddings. These are not legally recognized weddings. A spiritual wedding is primarily used to reaffirm your commitment to one another or in a case where you have already signed the marriage papers in your home country and want to have your spiritual ceremony on the island.

The Flower Ceremony brings the two of you together in accepting all parts of your personality and uniting them. The couple creates a bouquet of flowers which stands for the beginning of your life together with unlimited potential for natural growth.

The Ceremony of Four Elements honors the four directions and elements as the base of your relationship and as a prayer for a life together in which the material and mental aspects are balanced with the emotional and spiritual ones.

Non Denomination Ceremonies can convey a religious touch but does not refer to the specific traditions of any particular denomination. They are designed to fit your personal views and beliefs.

Special readings, blessings or traditions can be incorporated into any of our ceremonies as well any of the following ceremonies.

The Sand Ceremony

The Candle ceremony

The Rose Ceremony

The Irish Blessing

The Hand Ceremony

Jewish Ceremony including the Ketubah reading, the Seven Blessings and the breaking of the glass


The Mayan Wedding Ceremony

The Mayan Wedding Ceremony is a ritual of unification and purification in which a couple take their vows based only on love for one another. The enchanting aspect of Mayan weddings lies in their blend of innocence, simplicity, the deep inner search for the couple's spirituality and its connection with the natural world around them.

Family members and friends form a circle of energy around the couple who are dressed in white and wear a traditional embroidered apron called a huipil. Candlelight and flowers help to create an atmosphere of magic and mystery as the couple is enveloped in purifying smoke from sacred copal incense.

Calling upon the four elements as witnesses: water, air, earth and fire, the couple is united with a piece of color cloth symbolizing the start of a new life together and the end of their separateness. They exchange gifts and with ancestral instruments reproducing the sounds of the ocean, wind, birds, trees and animals, accompany the chants sung in different indigenous tongues.


The Mexican Civil Ceremony

The Mexican Civil Ceremony is legal throughout the world. Papillon Weddings will organize a civil marriage for you including all the required documents. Many of our clients choose to follow their Civil Ceremony with a Spiritual Ceremony which reflects their values and takes place in a picturesque location. Please refer to the Common Questions page for a complete list of the documents required for a Civil Ceremony.


Same-Sex Ceremony

Gay and Lesbian weddings and honeymoons in Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Mayan Riviera. Papillon Weddings & Events can arrange a unique and beautiful Symbolic and/or Legal (civil) ceremonies. We are happy to announce that same-sex Civil Ceremony (legal) is now approved in the state of Quintana Roo.

Gay & lesbian weddings and Gay & lesbian honeymoons are becoming very popular in Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Mayan Riviera among gay travelers because of the area's progressive stance on gay rights. .

Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Mayan Riviera are becoming the top gay-friendly honeymoon vacation spots for the international LGBT community. We are committed to making perfect gay weddings in Isla Mujeres, Cancun, Playa del Carmen and Mayan Riviera.

We make your beach wedding dream come true by helping you find the best gay-friendly romantic spot, that fills all your wedding needs - from tropical gardens and sandy beaches touching the Caribbean Sea to gazebos surrounded by acres of blue pools. We offer a perfect same-sex wedding and honeymoon setting for the perfect backdrop to a memorable occasion.