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MERIDA

Think about Merida like sumptuous Haciendas to marry within the vast Yucatecan tradition surrounded by distinction and elegance.

It is said that “Yucatán is the door to the Mayan world and Mérida, the world capital of the guayabera”, that despite not having been created by the Yucatecans, but it was brought by them from Cuba, becoming from a workpiece of clothing for the peasants to an elegant piece of clothing for political and social events, like weddings.

Impressive and majestic, the white Mérida, capital of the State of Yucatán, extends in a plain located in the Southeast of the Mexican Republic, 32.8084 feet above sea level.

Mérida is a city in which the white color stands out, we frequently find this color both on the facades of houses and buildings, in which a range of very soft pastel colors, like pink, blue and green and details of red color, characteristic of the land that makes up the Yucatecan soil, as well as, in the traditional Yucatecan clothing that people from Mérida wears every day.

The city of Mérida has music, gastronomy, history, architecture and Mayan tradition, all these ideal elements to be considered as the best city destination for civil and religious wedding, in the Mexican Southeast, the shots that a wedding videographer or photographer can take, both, at the Haciendas or churches are just beautiful.

Mérida is clean and owns a beautiful intense blue in its skies, cloud clear. This besides the air, the streets and the people that are equally clean as well, thanks to the care and the cleaning of the city and their selves, wonderful scenarios for videography and cinematography of your wedding, as well as the hospitality of its people.

 

Although the term of white city proceeds from a struggle at the time of the conquest, in which some Mayans groups against the Spanish, in which this last, always won the territory of the city, because they had weapons, canyons and horses, that is why the vicinity and visitors defined the city as belonging to the "white" people. Was Porfirio Diaz in 1906, who referred to the city as white, for its order and cleanliness, which if it, will be a museum.

Moreover, product of the colonial tradition in which great Spanish commanders owned rooms that were called haciendas, referring to the many material goods that were there; proliferate during the seventeenth century throughout Mexico and mainly in the city of Merida, producing corn and cattle. During the nineteenth century, they were leaving these activities to transform them into producers of henequen or green gold, as it was called by Yucatecan, thanks to the great economic boom generated while industry remained.

This brought with it welfare production not only to farmers but their lord’s workers who had modern houses within the haciendas and a machine’s house that they regarded as a temple of work. Those haciendas had a main house, the workers' houses, the machine house, the chapel, and large tracts of land.

It was in the mid-40 that the synthetic yarn industry affects the henequen's, bringing with it the fall of the estates. After their deterioration, the Yucatecans have been rescuing and restoring them, turning them into luxury hotels, museums, country houses and centers for social events, suitable for the celebration and filmography of your wedding.

The henequen is a plant of the genus of the agaves native to the state of Yucatan, which was cultivated by the Mayans since pre-Hispanic times, which in the Mayan language was called Ki, and through its fibers created ropes, and later, bags and sacks. The Mayan peasants were very important pillars of this agribusiness of the colonial era. Later and due to the fall of the henequen with the appearance of synthetic fibers such as polypropylene, the estates are neglected and would be in ruins if it were not for citizens who have invested in them, achieving that there are still some Hacienda of Henequen, where through tourist tours people can observe the artisan work through the production of henequen.

Besides the beauty of their haciendas, Merida owns a very well planned city, which highlights an important avenue called El Paseo Montejo, whose design is inspired by the French boulevards and has a ridge and large trees, mostly laurels, along the entire avenue, framed by beautiful mansions that were owned by wealthy 19th-century characters. In it we find, museums and restaurants, and very close to the Paseo Montejo exists a variety of hotels, shopping centers, and cafes, which will surely be liked by the wedding guests.

The cuisine of Merida, which is part of the great traditional Yucatecan cuisine and is a combination of Mayan and European elements, is very tasty. Among the dishes are the Cochinita Pibil, the Salbutes, the Panuchos, the sopa de lima and the Papadzules; the Kibis, the Poc Chuc and the Relleno Negro, as well as delicious desserts such as el Caballero Pobre, el Manjar Blanco y las Marquesitas.

Not to forget traditional drinks such as, Agua de Chaya, the Xtabentun, which is a liqueur and the principal ingredient, is honey that bees have been feeding on xtabentun flower; Henequen Liqueur seemed to the mezcal; the Agua de Lima, la Horchata de Coco, the Agua de Pitahaya and the Piña con Chaya.

At Ruiz Films we believe that Merida owns great elements to make the best cinematographic wedding film for you, in a sumptuous, traditional and elegant environment, taking advantage of our cutting-edge technology and of our professional team of filmmakers, which possess the best wedding cinematographers of the moment.