Why did you decide to get married where you did?
Our family has been gathering at ‘Las Paredes’ for Sunday lunch for the past three decades. We wanted it to feel like one of those days, surrounded by the people we love the most, in a place very close to our hearts.
How many guests did you have?
We had 97 guests and our day was captured by Sara and Carlota from Caleidoscopia.
Tell us about your outfits.
Kim: Knowing that I was going to be standing in the September sun, sipping on red wine and dancing all night long, I didn’t want anything to be too precious. I found the dress online at Farfetch, had it tailored to have an open back so it still felt unique, and took inspiration from Jorge’s green trousers with neon green French tips, platform heels and a pop of green from the calla lily stems. My post-wedding plan is to dye my dress green so I can wear it to future friends’ weddings.
Jorge: I had no clue what I wanted, I only knew I wanted to feel myself. The whole outfit materialised the moment we found the green Etro trousers. That was it. From that moment on, the rest followed. One thing I kept in mind was that I wanted to buy pieces that would make sense post-wedding. I didn’t want something I would only use once, so I invested in really key pieces that will be a part of my wardrobe forever, including a Versace shirt.
Full disclosure, without Kim and my very good friend Adrian, I would have no clue where I would have landed! They were there every step of the way to make me feel confident about the choices I was making. That was very important to me - the outfit was a little out there and I needed their support.
What was the most important aspect for you, in terms of planning your wedding?
That it felt like us. We’re foodies, so we focused a lot on that - from serving Bodegas Larraz red wine and Hacienda Ortigosa olive oil made by family friends, to sourcing incredible Panaderia Cuadra bread from the village next door. We didn’t have a strict dress code, people brought their swimming suits - we wanted everyone to feel like they were in their own backyard.
Were there any elements that were important for you to incorporate?
Cocktail dinners are it!
This might not work for everyone, but we can say that the cocktail dinner format was what made the wedding flow so well. No constraints, no formal timings, everyone followed their own rhythm.
This is a very good example of trusting the people you work with by the way. Originally we wanted to do a sit-down dinner, long tables, fancy dinnerware, the whole pinterest thing. Rossi Landazuri, our wedding planner from and Emilio from our catering team Singularis, advised us against it - they knew that wasn’t us! Best decision ever!
Any tips for couples getting married, particularly during the pandemic?
Stay true to yourselves and only surround yourself with the people that matter most.
Photographers : Sara + Carlota from Caleidoscopia @caleidoscopia.foto | Ceremony + Reception Location : 'Las Paredes' The Family’s finca in Nalda, La Rioja, Spain | Celebrant : Kim’s brother, Brandon Boshoven + Jorge’s brother, Eduardo Fernandez | Cuban Band : Jairom Black @jairomblack | Dj : DJ Luis de Mateo from The Key Eventos @thekeyeventos @luisdemateo | Planning + Styling : Rossi Landazuri Eventos @rossilandazurieventos | Makeup + Hair : Friend of the Bride | Kim’s Dress : Farfetch + custom tailoring @farfetch | Jorge’s Outfit : Versace shirt @versace + Etro @etro trousers | Wedding Rings : Joyeria Perlas | Kim's Shoes : Feners @fenersbrand | Jorge's Shoes : Church’s @churchs | Kim's Jewellery : Versace @versace | Catering + Beverages : Singularis @singulariscatering | Olive Oil : Hacienda Ortigosa @haciendaortigosa | Wine : Bodegas Larraz Cadum @bodegaslarraz. | Bread : Panaderia Cuadra @panaderiacuadra