Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit Mexico now celebrates love with an ocean ritual enriched with the culture of the native Mexicans from the Sierra Madre: the Huichols. The wedding features all-white attire, musicians playing traditional songs and a Marakame (Huichol shaman priest) to lead the rite. During the ceremony the couple will walk around the fire with incense, flowers and feathers, to purify their souls where the bride and groom will join hands to pray for good fortune. All this concludes with a romantic beach dinner to honor the newlyweds. Altruism can also take place since the resort has agreements with different local associations such as CANICA, which supports children with cancer; the DIF that supports the welfare of Mexican families; the Comprehensive Care Center for the Elderly and the Home for orphans; or UNETE, whose mission is to improve the quality of Mexican education. Uniting Two Souls in the Huichol Tradition In its effort to promote the Huichol culture, guests will receive an artisan butterfly made by the Huichol in a recycled wooden box as a farewell amenity from Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit. The butterfly represents the transformation and evolution of life; according to a legend, if anyone wishes for happiness, they must first capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it and release In gratitude for its freedom it will fly high and the wish will be granted.