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Dec 12

New Mojiganga Wedding Experience at Velas Resorts Includes Custom Designs, Female Mariachi, Fireworks & More


Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (December 6, 2023) - Velas Resorts is now offering a new Mojiganga Wedding Experience, a unique fusion of traditional Mexican heritage and modern luxury. Mojigangas, deeply rooted in Mexican cultural heritage, are towering, vibrant puppets crafted from papier-mâché that carry a rich history and multifaceted significance that dates back to the colonial era. Often seen in processions, parades, and especially at weddings, Mojigangas are said to both attract good fortune and ward off evil. Standing over six feet tall, these eye-catching figures are crafted using a cardboard technique, with a person inside managing their movements. At weddings, Mojigangas also commemorate the love of the couple, where they often lead parades with the bride and groom. In this unique resort wedding concept, Velas Resorts brings the tradition to life by creating bespoke Mojigangas that represent the bride and groom, adding a personalized, whimsical touch to the celebrations. Available at their award-winning properties in Riviera Maya, Puerto Vallarta, Riviera Nayarit, and Los Cabos, the experience also includes an all-female mariachi, deluxe taco tasting with Golden Ranch Water, and a fireworks show to conclude the evening. 

Experience Highlights: 


  • Mojigangas: The celebration kicks off with the Mojigangas leading a colorful parade through the resort, allowing guests to celebrate the spirit of Mexican tradition with the larger-than-life recreations of the couple. As the bride and groom puppets joyfully navigate the resort grounds, guests are enveloped in the cultural richness and festive energy, creating unforgettable moments for the celebration.
  • Female Mariachi Band: Adding to the vibrant atmosphere, the Mariachi Femenil Estrellas de América, a talented group of female mariachis from Guadalajara, will accompany guests with traditional Mexican music. Mariachi is a music deeply rooted in Mexican culture and has been recognized as an intangible cultural heritage by UNESCO. While mariachi is its own musical genre, today, mariachi covers many other genres, including dance, classical, romance, and folk—any of which can, of course, be used for the group's customized tune. 
  • Deluxe Taco Tasting with Golden Ranch Water: A deluxe taco tasting showcases the authentic flavors from various regions of Mexico. Additionally, the tasting includes Golden Ranch Water cocktails. Complete with 24K edible gold flakes, the cocktail is both glittery and spicey with jalapeño and tajin (chili salt) complementing the fresh lime, tequila and fundamental Topo Chico sparkling mineral water. 
  • Fireworks on the Beach: The celebration culminates with a 15-minute fireworks display, set against the backdrop of the ocean. This dazzling finale is the perfect way to end a day filled with love, laughter, and cultural traditions.

The Mojiganga Wedding Experience starts at $15,000 USD which includes offerings noted above. For more details, and to book this unique wedding experience, 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. In addition to Grand Velas Los Cabos' recent receipt of the Five-Star rating from Forbes Travel Guide, the first and only All-Inclusive in Mexico to earn the distinction, other esteemed international awards for services and facilities include Virtuoso's Best Family Program, Forbes Travel Guide Five Star Award for SE 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 resort 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. The adults-only Grand Velas Boutique Los Cabos is a new hotel and concept in the All-Inclusive space opening in late 2023. Velas Resorts was built by Eduardo Vela Ruiz, founder, with brother Juan Vela, vice president, 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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