MIRIAM & FREDERICO
10 & 11 JUNE 2022, Gijón, Asturias
We have more than 30 nationalities at our wedding! Friends and family traveling from all over the world to share our joy.
A welcome party to kick off the wedding weekend! Get to know each other and have fun in true Asturias style.
We will be celebrating a ESPICHA! Allow us to introduce you to the concept :)
Cider is the ancestral drink par excellence in Asturias, and it is one of our signs of identity. A espicha, originally celebrated the aim of opening or “espichar” a barrel of cider.
A espicha is an act charged with symbolism; it is an ode to joy, to companionship, community celebration, gastronomy, and enjoying traditional music while sharing cider poured in the traditional way. To consume it properly, cider demands a ritual and Asturias is the only place in the world where cider is poured into the air. Why? It is not just for show, when cider falls from a considerable height and hits the glass’s rim, it breaks down into foam, assuring its adequate oxygenation.
We really wanted to induce you into the vibe of a espicha, because it represents Asturias and it represents us; friendship, sharing, family, celebration… that’s us, that’s you.
Dress code: rustic chic (get inspired by the mood board below)
Friday, 10 June, 7pm
Llagar El Trole, Gijon
Our big day, a celebration of love.
Miriam and Frederico. If you are here, you know us very well. Two stubborn, bossy, demanding, caring hearts that love life, absolute carpe diem souls, every day could be the last one, let’s celebrate it!
Our passion? Hosting friends at home, constantly craving for a long sobremesa after a proper meal by Chef Cruz. Always ready for a champagne and jazz night or planning the next trip to that country you never heard about.
It took us 26 years and a desert to find each other but since we did, we always knew this day would come.
For the civil ceremony followed by reception we chose Palacio de la Riega, a stunning XIX century palace, overlooking the city of Gijón. Captivated by its majesty and for being home to our admired haute cuisine master, Nacho Manzano, two Michelin Stars chef who will be in charge of our fine dining experience.
Dress code: formal
Inspire yourself with the mood board below, (ladies, that Oscar´s dress you never dared to wear... wear it!)
Saturday, 11 June, 4 pm
Palacio de la Riega, Gijon
Where to fly
You can fly either to Madrid or Barcelona. From these two airports there are 1h flights to Asturias. Alternatively, you can also drive from Madrid to Gijón (5 hours).
Where to Stay
Gijón it´s a small city, regardless where you stay you will always be 5-10 min away from both events venues. You can go for Airbnb or straight to booking.com
Below are some hotel recommendations:
Numa Hotel | El Moderne | NH | Abba Playa
Where to get ready
We know our people... “loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.” So here some places to get your hair, nails, make-up done. They all have someone who speaks English and they are all informed about our wedding timings to give you priority for bookings.
Peluquería Suarez (+34985353439)
La Mona Riza (+34984701784)
Estilismo Delfín Blanco (+34985364312)
Where to find a cab
Uber is not available... but you can order a taxi on "Pide Taxi" app (easiest way, it detects your location) or directly call this number if you speak Spanish +34985141111 (they all accept card payment).
Where to eat
If you arrive a few days before or in case you stay after the wedding here are some nice Restaurants in Gijón:
Restaurante Antiguo Zabala
Restaurante La Pondala
Marisquería La Zamorana
El patio de la favorita (night)
Ocean (next to the Marina)
Terraza La Buena Vida (sunset)
Close distance by car:
Lastres - Casa Eutimio (great for fish and seafood)
Tazones - La Tortuga (try arroz con bugre)
Luanco - Restaurante La playa Luanco
Terrazas Ipanema (for a drink with coast view)
Where to go after the wedding
Northern Spain is the great unknown! Vast majority of tourism goes to the south, missing -in my opinion- the most fabulous mountains, beaches and gastronomy in the country -for instance, we have the region with the largest concentration of Michelin Star restaurants in the world-
The north of Spain is green and lush, brimming with history and culturally very different from the rest of the country, no flamenco, bullfighting or paella. Everything is just different. Different and amazing.
We encourage you all to plan a road trip and explore it after the wedding. Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, País Vasco... they all have so much to see, eat and drink ;)
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Although we love your little ones, to allow all guests to relax and enjoy themselves, we have chosen to make our special day adults only. We thank you for your understanding.
Infants under 12 months are welcome. If anyone needs help with making arrangements for child care, please let us know and we will assist.
If you have any dietary requirements please let us know by contacting our wedding planner.
Your presence at our wedding is the greatest gift of all. However, if you wish to honor us with a gift, a contribution to our honeymoon would help to create memories that will last a lifetime.
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