Callejoneada, A Mexican Wedding Tradition

Posted on November 13th, 2019 by Melissa Paul

Callejoneada, A Mexican Wedding Tradition

LET THE FUN begin with tequila and mariachi! It’s a Mexican wedding tradition called a “Callejoneada” and it’s a parade from the ceremony to the reception. But not just any kind of parade! The tradition includes Mariachis singing joyful songs leading the way from the ceremony to the cocktail party, with the bride and groom and their wedding party following right behind, then the rest of the guests. Somewhere along the parade route, a tequila cart or burro, adorned with handmade ceramic cups hanging on colorful ribbons, offers guests a shot of tequila! (or maybe two or three!) Toasts and merriment ensue…

Everyone Gets Happy

The callejoneada┬átradition makes sure everyone gets into the happy spirit! It’s a festive way to kick off the wedding reception and a tradition that our clients Lauryn and Shyler embraced, wholeheartedly! It’s a great ice breaker and celebrates the unique location of the wedding. These photos, taken by Jasmine Lee, the official wedding photographer, demonstrate the nature of the parade and how guests LOVE IT! Something to consider as you plan your own destination wedding in Cabo San Lucas!

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{Photo Credits: Wedding Planning by Claudia Morales with Team Elena Damy; Floral & Event Design: ELENA DAMY: Destination Weddings; Cabo Wedding Venue: Esperanza, Auberge Luxury Collection; Photography: Jasmine Lee Photography}

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