August 12th 2023

Daniela
Denis

Our Story

Dance, Dance, Dance?

As a pair of determined students, Daniela and Denis first got to know each other during their exchange year in Switzerland back in 2009. Taking the opportunity to learn other cultures like no tourist could — appreciating the nuances of foreign languages and traditions. Yet during one of the YFU camps group of exchange students went out looking for some funky salsa beats at Sherlock's Lounge Club — until Daniela and Denis were left on the dance floor, grooving to the music beats, when they knew they were meant to be together.

  • Fun Facts

    Quirky lil quiz about the happy couple

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  • Footprint
    Our pet's name?
    Chewie, our doggito, as in Star Wars
  • Calendar
    How long have we known each other?
    15 years and counting
  • Building
    Where did we meet?
    Switzerland, during YFU exchange program
  • Pasta
    Comfort food?
    Pasta
    (Spaghetti!)
  • Cactus
    Where did we get in engaged?
    Rome, Italy
  • Home
    Where is our dream house?
    Cuenca is our perfect dream destination!
  • Palm
    Favorite spot in Ecuador?
    Los Frailes Beach!
Join Us in Cuenca, Ecuador

Marriage Celebration

We will marry in Cuenca in August 2023 at a small ceremony with our parents. But we definitely want to celebrate this special event with all our friends and family. Whether flying in or driving in, we hope to dance the night away in beautiful Cuenca!

Fun in the Mountains

Weekend Events

Day
Time / Location / Etc
Cuenca Arrival Welcome Photo
10/08

Thursday

Arrival to Cuenca

Time

FREE

Where

Cuenca
Ecuador

Map
How

International Transfer

International Flight to Guayaquil José Joaquín de Olmedo Airport
or
International Flight to Quito Mariscal Sucre Airport

then Local Transfer

By air : a 35 min flight from Quito or Guayaquil to Cuenca Mariscal Lamar Airport
By land : car ride from Guayaquil (~3h) or from Quito (~9h)

Details

Ease into the weekend at your own pace before heading out for some local tourism next day, catching up with old friends and meeting new ones (check out some local recommendations below).

New Cathedral of Cuenca
11/08

Friday

Local Tourism

Time

All day

Where

Cuenca
meeting point to be announced

Details

Discover the beautiful city of Cuenca on a tour with english speaking guide who will show you the most iconic places including the Cathedral, main square, market and a hat factory. Did you know that famous panama hats origin from Ecuador?

Tiesto's Restaurant

Traditional Dinner

Time

7pm

Where

Tiesto's Gourmet Restaurant
Juan Jaramillo 4-89 y Mariano Cueva
Cuenca, 010104

Map
Details

Enjoy special traditional dinner at Tiesto's Gourmet Restaurant.

Salón la fuente Jardines de San Joaquín
12/08

Saturday

Wedding Day

Time

4pm

Where

Salón la fuente
Jardines de San Joaquín
Isauro Rodriguez 2-53
Cuenca

Map
Parking

Available on Site

Details

The main event! We’ll start the afternoon with the wedding ceremony from 4:00pm before transitioning into dinner. While the dress code is formal, be sure to bring comfy shoes to show off your moves on the dance floor.

Chilling Couple
13/08

Sunday

After Party Brunch

Time

Until bored

Where

Our house in the countryside of Cuenca
meeting point to be announced

Map
Details

For those who managed to survive the party we would be more than happy to share more time together in a comfy home atmosphere

National Park El Cajas

Optional Tourism

Time

to be confirmed

Where

Cajas National Park

Map
Details

Beautiful mountain and lagoon landscape where you will do a short 2 hours hike with naturalist guide to discover various plant species and breathe the fresh air of the mountains. The tours last 4 hours.

Where

Ingapirca Inca Ruins

Map
Details

Discover the biggest and best-preserved Inca Ruins in Ecuador. Your guide will tell about the fascinating Inca and Cañari culture. The tour last 5 hours.

2560m above sea level and sunny

Cuenca Ecuador

Bell

Stay

By Quality
Santa Lucia House

+593 7 282 8801
+593 98 329 1474

Website
Mansión Alcázar

+593 7 282 3918
+593 7 282 3889

Website
Hotel Pinar de Lago

+593 98 468 3125

Website
Hotel Yanuncay

+593 99 500 1983

Website

Stay

By Proximity to Event (from closest to farthest)
Hotel Pinar de Lago

+593 98 468 3125

Website
Santa Lucia House

+593 7 282 8801
+593 98 329 1474

Website
Mansión Alcázar

+593 7 282 3918
+593 7 282 3889

Website
Hotel Yanuncay

+593 99 500 1983

Website

Stay

By AirBnb Sector

Your presence is a gift

Having loving family and friends in our lives is the best gift of all. If you wish to honor us with a wedding gift:

Bank Name

Banco de Pichincha

Bank Account

2206260460

Account Type

Savings (Cuenta de Ahorros)

Account Holder

Denis Daniele Eckanuer

Identification Document (Cédula)

0152128963