VANIA & ALEX

Our Story

After more than 7 years the love story of Vania and Alex is culminating in Pisco, Peru surrounded by family and their closest friends. Going all the way back to Hopkins baseball games and Sunday brunch, their inevitable connection sparked when an emboldened Vania approached Alex for the first time at a party. After taking the reigns, making the move and asking HIM on a first date, the rest is history. Since then they've weathered an extended long-distance stint, managed going to different schools, traveled the world, adopted the light of their life (aka, Nappa ◡̈) and most importantly, have begun to build their life together. For all the places they've gone and milestones they've achieved, there is still much more to come and this celebration is just the beginning! It is such a special time for both of them and celebrating this union in a place that holds such a special place in their hearts with the most important people in the world will make for an unforgettable weekend.

The Wedding

JUNE 15TH, 2024

5:15 in the evening
Fundo Huamaní
"La Chacra"
Pisco, Perú

Spring Formal Attire

Cocktail Hour
6:00 in the evening

Dinner and Reception to follow
7:30 in the evening

Pre-Wedding Events

Llegámos a Lima!

WELCOME PARTY

JUNE 13TH | 7:30 in the evening
Restaurant Huaca Pucllana
Ca. Gral. Borgoño cuadra 8, Miraflores 15074, Peru

Formal Cocktail Attire

The Next Day

DINNER ON THE RANCH

June 14th | 5:00 in the evening
Casa Huamaní
Fundo Huamani
"La Chacra"

Casual attire

Flights/Transportation

Fly into LIMA: Jorge Chávez International Airport

Aim to be in Lima early afternoon June 13th

How will I get from Lima to my hotel in Paracas?

Scheduled buses will leave at 10:00AM from the DoubleTree by Hilton Lima Miraflores El Pardo Hotel the morning of June 14th to your designated hotel in Paracas. The drive is around 2.5-3 hours so please pack drinks/snacks! Bathrooms will be available on the buses.

Pickup Address: Jr. Independencia 141, Lima 15074, Peru
Pickup Time: 10:00 AM.

How will I get back to Lima after the wedding?

Scheduled buses will be taking guests home from their designated hotels in Paracas to Lima on Sunday June 16th. Try to book your flight/travels later in the evening

Bus #1: leaves at 6AM
Bus #2: leaves at 11AM

Dropoff spot: DoubleTree by Hilton Lima Miraflores El Pardo Hotel
Dropoff Address: Jr. Independencia 141, Lima 15074, Peru

How will I get to "dinner on the ranch" on the 14th?

Buses will be picking you up from your hotel and taking you to dinner!
First pickup will be DoubleTree Resort in Paracas at 4:15PM
Second pickup will be Hotel Hacienda Paracas at 4:30PM.
Third pickup will be Hotel Paracas Luxury collection at 4:45PM.

Dinner begins at 5pm.


Buses will be taking guests home at 8:30PM to your designated hotel.

How will I get to and from the wedding on the 15th?

Buses will be picking you up from your hotel and taking you to the wedding.
First pickup will be DoubleTree Resort in Paracas at 4:15PM
Second pickup will be Hotel Hacienda Paracas at 4:30PM.
Third pickup will be Hotel Paracas Luxury collection at 4:45PM.

Wedding begins at 5:15PM.


Buses will be taking guests home starting at 11PM to your designated hotel:
Bus #1: leaving at 11PM
Bus #2: leaving at 1AM
Bus #3: leaving at 3AM

Transportation

CARS

For those who want the freedom to drive to Paracas!

Please let Vania or Alex know if you will be driving to the wedding events/wedding. There is limited parking space.

Taxi Seguro - Taxi/Van/SUV/ Service

Taxi seguro operates from Miraflores, San Isidro, Barranco and surrounding areas. Taxi seguro is available for you 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Telephone number: 275-2222
If calling from a US line dial: 011 51 275-2222

Accommodations (Lima)

note: you will be in Lima the night of June 13th, leaving the morning of June 14th


DoubleTree by Hilton Lima Miraflores El Pardo

Iberostar Selection Miraflores

Radisson Hotel Decapolis Miraflores

Accommodations (Paracas)

Note: Paracas is a beach town on the Paracas National Reserve, which spans the Paracas Peninsula. This is where the hotels are located. The drive from the hotels to the wedding venue is about 10-15 minutes. You will be in Paracas starting June 14th, leaving the morning of June 16th.



DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hotel Paracas – Peru

Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas

Hoteles La Hacienda

things to do: Lima

Huaca Pucllana Site Museum

Ca. Gral. Borgoño cuadra 8, Miraflores 15074

The Huaca Pucllana Site Museum was created in 1984, as a result of research work begun in 1981 to safeguard the archaeological objects recovered and maintain a presence at the site to ensure their conservation. Since then, work has been carried out at this site, thanks to an agreement between the then National Institute of Culture and the Municipality of Miraflores

Alex and Vania’s Lima Ultimate Peruvian Food Tour

If you are big foodies like us, carve out some time to check out our favorite restaurants!

Central (Rated #1 restaurant in the world!)
Osaka
El Carnal
El Pan de la Chola
Cala Restaurante y Lounge
Cosme (the coulant de Lucuma for dessert is incredible)
El Mercado
La Linterna Pizzeria
Danica (Vania’s favorite pasta)
Pasteleria San Antonio

Malecón - Miraflores, Lima

Malecón is an avenue that winds on top of the cliffs in Miraflores, beautifully lined with parks and gardens along its way. It's certainly the nicest part of Lima. Simply gorgeous.

Explore nightlife at Larcomar

Larcomar is a trendy spot on the Malecon that was developed as a shopping mall with fashion, entertainment and “gastronomy,” according to its website. Here, you can find around 100 stores on a shopping trip.

At night, Larcomar is home to Lima Bar, an upscale bar and club, where Lima’s party crowds go for big nights out. Expect higher prices and a dress code.

things to do: Paracas

Islas Ballestas

South of Lima, sea lions, Humboldt penguins, flamingos and other protected species live in harmony. It is the Paracas National Reserve, which takes its name from the sand storms or “paracas”, which are common in the area. When crossing by boat to the Ballestas Islands, where literally thousands of sea lions live, you can clearly see, on the side of a hill, a huge geoglyph of uncertain origin called El Candelabro. One more of the enigmas to which this area of ​​Peru has accustomed us.

HUACACHINA

Huacachina Desert Oasis is home to the largest Sand Dunes in South America and an incredible Oasis that simply has to be seen to be believed. Huacachina has become the fastest growing tourist destination in Peru along with Rainbow Mountain and is a MUST for anybody coming to Peru

DUNE BUGGY AND
SANDBOARDING TOUR
Undeniably the most popular activity in Huacachina, the sandboarding and dune buggies are sure to take your breath away.

There is a reason that people come from all over the country to try out this activity. It’s a lot of fun! Sandboarding is suitable for all skill levels: beginners can go down the slopes on their stomachs, and the pros can go down similarly to a snowboard.

Inti-Mar Paracas Bay

We invite you to live a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the bay located in Paracas National Reserve. Inti-Mar offers experiential tourism. Here you will learn about Scallops farming and will be able to examine specimen while still alive. Later, you can enjoy homemade recipes in our already well-known restaurant or spend a full day at our private beach in the middle of the desert.

Are phones allowed at the ceremony?

This will be an unplugged ceremony. We kindly ask all guests to please refrain from using phones or any other electronic devices during the ceremony. We would love all guests to be present but, rest assured, all photos and videos will be taken by our amazing photographer and videographer! Aside from the wedding ceremony please feel free to take as many pictures and videos as you'd like!

Is the wedding outdoors?

Yes. The ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception will all be outdoors. The weather throughout June in Pisco, Peru is very dry ranging from mid 70s during the day to low 60's at night.

Is there transportation to and from the hotels to the ceremony?

Yes. There will be buses available for guests running to-and-from the Paracas hotels listed on the Accommodations page the day of the dinner on the ranch and the day of the wedding. Please see the flights/transportation page for more detailed information. You will be receiving an itinerary once you check in to your designated hotel in Paracas.

Are kids allowed at the pre-wedding events/wedding day?

As much as we love your little ones, our wedding weekend will be adults only.

What time should I arrive at the ceremony?

The ceremony starts at 5:15pm so we recommend guests arrive at the venue between 4:45-5:00pm.

The last bus will leave at 4:45pm - don't be late!

What is the dress code for wedding day?

Spring Formal Attire (Anything below fits the dress code):

Ladies: Mid-length or long dresses, elevated jumpsuits or pantsuits, elevated cocktail dresses.
Gentlemen: Sport coat with dress shirt, no tie. Suit with no tie. No shorts please.

Florals and bright colors/patterns encouraged! You will be walking on grass and dirt at La Chacra so please wear comfortable shoes!

Will there be a sit down dinner?

Following cocktail hour we will be heading to the backyard of La Chacra to get the party started! There will be no "sit-down dinner". Food will be served at designated stations so you can grab your plate whenever you're ready!

from the bottom of our hearts

WE LOVE YOU

We're going to Japan and Fiji!!

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