Sandra & Nishant

Destination
Wedding

April 22nd, 2017
Same –Ecuador

2

www.nishlovessandra.com

3

With the sun in our hair,
the sea at our backs
and God’s blessing.
We invite you to attend the
wedding of
Sandra and Nishant
Groom’s family

Bride’s family

 Nikita Shah

 Tereza Falcon

 Niket Shah

 Xavier Loja

 Jyotsna Shah

 Susana Delgado

 Ashvin Shah

 Segundo Loja

Wedding Godparents
Marcelo Loja & Jacqueline Caicedo

4

The Bride’s Family

The Bride

Family of the Bride

5

The Groom’s Family

The Groom

Mother of
the Groom

Brother of
the Groom
6

Dear Friends and
Family
We would like to thank each one of you for taking
the time out of your busy lives to celebrate our
marriage. Each of you have a special place in our
lives and we are so happy to share such a
meaningful occasion with you.
Our wedding will be more special and enjoyable
because YOU will be there!!!
In an effort to make your trip as relaxing as
possible we’ve put together this brief booklet of
information to give you some pointers about
traveling to Ecuador and your stay at “El Acantilado”
(Same – Esmeraldas)

7

Before You Go
Esmeraldas

is

a

coastal

province

in

the

Northwestern Ecuador about 5 hour drive from
Quito. Same beach is one of the most exclusive
areas

in

Esmeralda’s

province.

El Acantilado is a unique place on the northern
coast of Ecuador to enjoy and relax at a
waterfront paradise overlooking the vast Pacific
Ocean. We wanted all friends and family to stay
and enjoy together and away from technology. El
Acantilado is just that, the experience of being a
wanderlust in the heart of Ecuadorian countryside
and culture.
**Bookings will be made by us based on RSVPs and keys
will be provided to guests upon arrival**

8

How to Get There

El Acantilado is located on the beach of Same.
Approximately 17 km south of the city of Atacames.
The hotel is located at the southern end of the
beach.
*If you are traveling in Ecuador prior to the wedding or
flying directly to the wedding, please reach Quito by
Thursday night - April 20th.
9

From Quito (Recommended)
Arrive to “Mariscal Sucre” airport in Quito.
-

We expect everyone to arrive in Quito by
Thursday, April 20 as we will be leaving for the
wedding location early in the morning on 21st

-

Transportation will be provided back and forth
from the wedding location (Same) to Quito

-

The estimated travel time to the wedding
venue is 4 ½ hours from Quito

-

For Thursday we recommend everyone to
stay in the below locations in Quito so it is
easy for us to pick you up in the morning
o Hotel Chaupimundo (located by the
middle of the world monument)
http://www.chaupimundo.com/web/
o Hotel Boutique Plaza (historic
downtown)
http://hotelboutiqueplazasucre.com/
o Hotel Embassy
http://www.hotelesembassy.com/embassy/es/index.php

10

From Esmeraldas
If you decide to arrive directly to the location of the
wedding, you can book flights to the airport of
“Esmeraldas.”
-

We can arrange transportation to the hotel

-

The estimated travel time to the wedding
venue is 45 minutes

11

Wedding Events
Friday Events
 Pithi
Date: April 21st, 2017
Time: 5 pm
Place: Poolside
Attire: casual (white attire preferred)
 Pool party & BBQ
Date: Friday 21st, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Place: swimming pool area
 Bonfire & Garba
Date: Friday 21st, 2017
Time: 10:30 pm
Place: Beach

12

Saturday Events
 Breakfast
Date: Saturday 22nd, 2017
Time: 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Place: Hotel Restaurant
** Guests will get ready for Baraat**

 Baraat
Date: April 22nd, 2017
Time: 10 am
Place: Hotel Entrance
Attire: Indian
 Saptapadi
Date: April 22nd, 2017
Time: 11 am
Place: Beach
Attire: Indian
 Sand Ceremony
Date: April 22nd, 2017
Time: to follow Saptapadi
Place: Beach
Attire: Indian
13

Lunch

Time: after Sand Ceremony
Place: Hotel Restaurant
** Guests will get ready for Catholic ceremony**

 Catholic Ceremony
Date: April 22nd, 2017
Time: 5 pm
Place: Balcony
Attire: Black Tie Affair
**Evening gowns and Tuxedos strongly suggested**

 Family Photos / cocktail hour
Date: Saturday 22nd, 2017
Time: 5:45 pm
Place: Hotel Lawn

 Reception
Date: Saturday 22nd, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Hotel Lawn

14

Sunday Events
 Breakfast
Date: April 23rd, 2017
Time: 7:30 am to 10 am
Place: Hotel Restaurant

 Departure
Date: April 23rd, 2017
Time: 12 pm
Place: Hotel entrance
Bus to Quito will pick up guests

15

Packing Checklist
[ ] Passport
[ ] Traditional Indian Attire
[ ] WEDDING ATTIRE

(gown/tuxedo)

[ ] Sunscreen
[ ] Sunglasses /Hat
[ ] Cash
(Bill denominations of $1, $5, $10 is preferred)

[ ] Swimsuit / Cover-ups
[ ] Flip flops
[ ] White Attire
[ ] Cellphone / Charger /
headphones
[ ] Camera / Charger
16

Things to do in
Quito
Quito was ranked as number 2 in Lonely Planet’s
10 best cities of the world to visit.
 Quito

old

town

(colonial

churches,

monuments, museums, presidential palace,
cathedral and much more)
 Teleferico, it’s a cable car that takes you
4,000 m above sea level where you can have
a great view of the city

 El Panecillo, the virgin of Quito, you can also
get a great view of Quito from here.

 La Mitad del Mundo (the middle of the world),
monument, museum and planetarium.
If you are wanderlust at heart like us, get a rental car
and visit multiple hikes/volcanoes as well as scenic
routes in a 2-3 hour drive from Quito
17

Restaurants in Quito
 My spicy India
Jose Calama E4-380 entre Juan Leon Mera y
Amazonas , La Marisca

 Sher e Punjab
La Pinta y Juan León Mera, esquina, Juan
León Mera, Quito.

 Chipote Chillon (Mexican)
Eloy Alfaro

 La vecindad de los cuates (Mexican)
El Batan

 Osaka (Japanese)
Isabel La Catolica y Francisco Salazar E1217

 Chez Jerome (French)
Whymper N30-96 y La Coruna

 Mea Culpa (Ecuadorian)
Chile y Venezuela

18

Timeline
Date

Time

Schedule

04/20

Everyone should be in Quito

04/21

9:00 AM- 9:30 AM

Pick up from Quito and
driving to wedding location

04/21

3:00 PM

Arriving at wedding
destination

04/21

5:30 PM onwards

Celebration

04/22

10 AM onwards

Wedding & Reception

04/23

12:00 PM

Pick up from hotel lobby to
Quito

04/23

5:00 PM

Arrival in Quito

19