Monthly Archives: February, 2012

Ombre Cushions :)

February 29th, 2012 Posted by About me, Delightful details, Interior Design, My Inspirations 0 thoughts on “Ombre Cushions :)”
It is widely known that I have a cushion obsession and just had to share these fabulous rosette cushions with you from Etsy, aren´t they just divine and I love the Ombre touch.
I can see my lounge being transformed in the next few months and how fabulous to have a wedding or party chill out with this idea 🙂

One of our featured Destination Weddings

February 25th, 2012 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “One of our featured Destination Weddings”
We are delighted that one of our weddings we planned and decorated for Kelly and Wil last year has been featured in the latest Canadian WeddingBells special edition magazine.
Kelly and Wil were an amazing couple from Canada and needed help to plan their intimate destination wedding from across the Atlantic. So we organised and planned their wedding with them via email and had everything arranged ready for their arrival shortly before their wedding day at the fabulous Suite Del Mar at Puente Romano Hotel.
It was a stunningly beautiful day here in Marbella last September and we were delighted to be hosting, organising and decorating their very special day and we are thrilled their beautiful wedding has been featured in the delightful WeddingBells special edition magazine. 
Our thanks to Joee Wong, their wonderful photographer, that formed part of their entourage for capturing our work and sharing this truly special day.

Spanish Wedding Flowers

February 25th, 2012 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Spanish Wedding Flowers”
This week whilst browsing Pinterest I noticed one of our brides, Sue who got married here last year, pinning lots of South African wedding ideas. 
My stalking hat was put on and I as I repinned her pins I was intrigued as to what Sue was creating these lovely ideas for.  I am too nosey to stalk so sent Sue a message and it transpires Sue is helping a friend design her South African wedding for next year and the ideas they have are lovely including the clever use of animal prints for the cakes and detailing 🙂
The flowers for this inspiration are proteas, a tropical flower native of South Africa. This flower is named after the Greek God Proteus, who could change his form at will due to the fact there are such a wide variety of proteas.  This flower is also sometimes called a sugarbush which I thought was rather a pretty name!
I was intrigued that the colours this tropical flower naturally creates, a colour scheme with the pale silvers, gorgeous greens and the tones of orange are gorgeous. 
Using these flowers here are perfect for Spain as they of course can withstand the Mediterranean heat so perhaps not your vintage rose or peony but worth considering this style of flower if you are planning a wedding here in the hot summer.
Thank you Sue for your lovely inspirations this week and I am looking forward to the hen night themes :)!

Couples wanted for a Stylised Engagement Session in Madrid

February 24th, 2012 Posted by About Us, Engagement Shoots, Styling Weddings, Wedding Photographers, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Couples wanted for a Stylised Engagement Session in Madrid”
The Jason Groupp from NYC are heading over to Madrid at the beginning of March and are looking for newly engaged couples for a stylised photo shoot.
A signature of their studio is I Heart New York and they have some stunning stylised takes for an engagement session, take a look here to find out more, a touch of NYC Madrid Style!
So if you are heading to Madrid on the 1st and 2nd March and would love an engagement photo session with this fabulous team do contact them or perhaps this could be a good excuse to plan a pre wedding romantic getaway!
Due to the fact this is rather short notice they are also considering anyone with a special occasion, perhaps an anniversary or a celebration.
We are also hugely excited too as NYC comes again later this year in the form of another amazing photographer, to visit Reviva and photograph some of our weddings to take back across the Atlantic!

A Gorgeous Spanish Style Wedding

February 20th, 2012 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “A Gorgeous Spanish Style Wedding”

I know I have posted about these wedding details before from Lisa Vorce, but I am so in love with the styling and the colours of this wedding I thought it would be lovely to share these gorgeous images with you again as for me personally they sum up such a beautifully styled Spanish theme.
I love the use of the typical dark spanish woods, the lace details, even right down to the Spanish raffia mats on the tables.  Everything about this wedding makes me want to sigh heavily, I think the fact it is the whites and pinks also helps, as this for me sums up Andalucian white washed villages covered in pink bouganvilla.
There are so many details too from the iron centrepieces, again typically spanish, to the vintage style matchboxes filled with sweets, the lace hankerchiefs and of course tequila (that I cannot drink to save my life!) and last but not least this lovely festooned burro.
We have yet to be asked to find one for a wedding but I am sure after this post we will be!  But as always nothing is impossible!

Ombre for Weddings!

February 17th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, My Inspirations, Ombre Weddings, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Colours, Wedding Trends for 2012 0 thoughts on “Ombre for Weddings!”
We love this new trend called Ombre, a French term meaning shaded.
It is popping up everywhere in wedding world.
I did see a bit of this trend last year with bridesmaids dresses in different shades of one colour.  We are even seeing coloured wedding dresses this year and I have seen some die for evening dresses that I am secretly coveting :)!
Ombre is a lovely idea and the cakes with this shaded design are gorgeous, even the insides are shaded layers which look divine and very eatable! 
Whether your chosen colour palette is pink, purple, blues, yellows (a huge colour in fashion world too at the moment) this idea of applying different shades of one colour to your wedding details is definitely worth considering.
Perhaps a cocktail going from dark to light, a cake or even this fabulous ribbon backdrop or your table centrepieces. 
Ombre is going to be a big hit this year and we will see a lot more of this by the autumn.

Yellow and Aqua Wedding Colour Scheme at Zagaleta

February 17th, 2012 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Yellow and Aqua Wedding Colour Scheme at Zagaleta”
We are very busy here now at Reviva, planning, designing and styling our 2012 weddings and are currently working on one of our Zagaleta weddings which we are delighted to share with you using a lemon, aqua and silver grey colour combo. 
We have some hugely artistic and talented brides this year with great design skills who are designing their own stationery for their weddings and we are working with their initial designs to achieve the styling, flowers and decoration they are planning for their special day here in Spain.
This wedding at Zagaleta is no exception and we are completely smitten with this hugely fashionable citrus yellow combo, but by combining it with white and a seaglass blue and a silvery grey tone we are keeping this wedding to an extravagent and elegant soiree.
Some delightful details will include limoncello favours and lemon sherbets!

Spring Inspirations

February 16th, 2012 Posted by About me, My Inspirations, My life 0 thoughts on “Spring Inspirations”
I love our ‘wedding’ blog and adore running our fabulous wedding planning and styling business here in Spain, but I started life as an interior stylist and designer.
I am fortunate that the wedding business I own takes up all my time now, but of course I still have a keen eye for what is new in interiors and styling.
It is this time of year I love scanning through ideas, for my own home, and to keep up with trends, ideas and inspirations for our weddings.
I had an interesting day today reading through my blog (I was actually trying to find one particular post!)  but I was quite intrigued as to how we were predicting trends last year that are only just emerging this year.
Two sprang to mind, one was the metallics and the other was the more formal romantic look of the feather and jewels coming back into weddings and stepping away slightly from the vintage look. 
Decadence is making a comeback albeit slowly and bit by bit we will see more luxurious weddings emerging with a few more jewels and florals. 
I just wanted to share this gorgeous photo with you as this is my bedroom inspiration from Zara Home and how I have decided to spend my much pleaded for Christmas vouchers but what a fabulous inspiration too for a fresh and floral wedding design 🙂

Love is in the Air!

February 12th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, Our Weddings, Valentines 0 thoughts on “Love is in the Air!”
Reviva Weddings have had a fabulous week meeting many of our wonderful clients. 
I love getting to know our couples as we approach their wedding days and I, to be honest, am humbled my many of their stories they share with us. For me, and my fantastic team, it just makes our work so very special to be able to share in these truly emotional and special occasions knowing some of the stories behind the relationships.
As Valentine’s Day approaches this week we would like to share our delightful heart inspiration board with you all and wish our charming couples from the past and for the future a very special Valentines Day and hope romance and love is in the air this week!

Spanish Wedding Inspiration

February 5th, 2012 Posted by My Inspirations, Papel Picados, spanish wedding themes, Styling Weddings 0 thoughts on “Spanish Wedding Inspiration”
We are always looking for spanish wedding inspirations and just had to share this with you.  A Hip Hacienda wedding created by the hugely amazing Lisa Vorce.
I love the rustic qualities of this wedding, steering away from the conventional wedding furniture and chairs and using the dark woods combined with hessian textures and the terracotta containers.  One thing I think flags up in this delightful wedding is the attention to the stationery and the details, it is the use of the teal design on the chairs and churros bags that brings this wedding to life and of course we love the papel picado.