Monthly Archives: July, 2012

Mini Pinatas as Wedding Favors

July 22nd, 2012 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Mini Pinatas as Wedding Favors”

I am always looking for Spanish themed ideas for our weddings and parties (or in this case Mexican) and I love this idea I came across tonight on this gorgeous blog, The Sweetest Occasion.
 How cute are these individual mini pinatas for each place setting 🙂 
What a fun and fabulous idea for weddings and parties or even a company event.
Now of course I have already worked out how to make these using my little girl´s water balloons, paper mache and tissue paper, I am sure she is going to love me if I suggest this is our next summer holiday activity.
Now the next question is…if you were a guest at a wedding or party and had one of these on your plate what would you want to see in these delightful packages?
Hop over to our Facebook page to let us know!

Stylish Ideas for Favours and Weddings in Spain

July 21st, 2012 Posted by About Us, Alice in Wonderland themes, Delightful details, Favours for Weddings, Fun Stuff, spanish wedding themes, Unusual Ideas, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Planning service 0 thoughts on “Stylish Ideas for Favours and Weddings in Spain”
Here at Reviva HQ we have been very busy over the past few months and have created so many new and lovely ideas for our weddings we wanted to start to share these with you as they were such fun and perhaps an idea for you to easily create at your wedding to bring that extra dimension and a bit of fun to the celebrations.
We have and still do candy bars, we just get better everytime, and of course are still famous for our twinkly lights and candles but this year we have had a lot of fun creating very different ideas for our weddings.
Our olive bars have been a huge hit, just buy some large loaves, cut the top off and scoop out, fill with olives, placed on some cut off tree slabs with some gorgeous signs and wooden spoons and treat your guests to an olive bar 🙂  You can give out olive oil and olive favours too to share the Andalucian flavours with your guests!

We now hire out gorgeous lemonade dispensers should you wish to create a fresh lemonade bar, or indeed a pimms bar or a fresh juice bar, complete with paper straws and our very retro glassware this is a refreshing welcome for any hot wedding guest as you welcome them to your ceremony. 
We do stock paper straws and many other gorgeous party items at our shop in Elviria.
Our dressing up boxes have been a huge hit, whether you are having a photo booth or not it is amazing what a glittery hat and large sunglasses can do to your grandfather :)!
We supply dressing up boxes for weddings in vintage style cases full of stupid and fun dressing up things to bring out the child in every guest, we have endless photos of our weddings revisiting their youth :)!
Dancing shoes baskets, we started last year and they continue to be a welcome hit this year for sore feet, supply a basket of flip flops for your guests and they will love you forever. 
I dread to think how many times I have seen guests wobble out the church clutching their gorgeous shoes in their hands.
I think it is due to the heat here and whilst the shoes may feel fine in the UK or Ireland, the heat in Spain makes many peoples feet swell. 
The sight of a dancing shoe basket I think for many of these women I witness must be a godsend!
Our very popular spanish fans are still a must at every ceremony, we can provide plain or decorated fans to match your style of wedding and again are a godsend and a useful accessory for any wedding in Spain.  My advice is give them out at the ceremony and do not keep them for the reception 🙂
For our September weddings we have even more fabulous props and ideas, including fairground attractions, Alice in Wonderland style games, in fact we cannot wait to share all these with you.
Lawn croquet, coconut shies, candy floss, signage and dressing up boxes are all available now to hire from us to make sure your wedding turns into a party that your guests will love and remember.
Add a fun element to your wedding whether it be maracas and castanets to get your guests into the flamenco mood, or perhaps a more elegant foodie experience of hosting an olive bar, lemonade bar or a themed candy bar which again can double up as favours for your guests to take home or just have some serious fun with games, dressing up and chilling in one of our gorgeous Moroccan styled chill outs.
Images courtesy of Jeremy Standley, the famous sweet hogger (be warned if you have a candy bar) Anna Gazda who never looks like she has eaten a sweet in her life but has bought me some lethal vodka!

Romance & Butterflies at the Beautiful Lake Vinuela

July 20th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Our Weddings, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Venues in Spain 0 thoughts on “Romance & Butterflies at the Beautiful Lake Vinuela”
Well what can I say about this gorgeous wedding of Laila and Frank 🙂 
What fun we had and are still having with this amazing couple!!
Laila and Frank met with us last year as they had found out about us via Jeremy Standley who was already booked for their photography. 
Laila had fallen in love with one of the images on Jeremy´s website of a wedding I had created a few years ago and wanted this same styling for her special day and they needed a super efficient wedding planner…..enter Carla, the perfect package and we were hired!
We had such fun organising, planning and styling Laila and Frank´s wedding day which was held at the breathtaking setting by the lakes at the Hotel Vinuela.
The hotel staff are charming and were lovely to deal so combined with the setting by the lakes is to die for, as I drive to this venue the turquoise colours of the lakes never ceases to take my breath away, I love this part of Spain east of Malaga.
So the team descended and the wedding preparations were quickly underway, Laila whilst being made even more beautiful by Kathryn Parr, had spies out taking photos of us preparing her wedding day and keeping an unbeknown eye on us all!
The ceremony was amazing complete with a sand ceremony followed by a butterfly release which we have never done before but loved it.  I have to admit I was slightly worried about the butterflies but once they woke up, from the dark box, they were very sociable and happy to flutter about charming everyone, the tired ones seemed to like resting on Paloma 🙂
After a very romantic ceremony the guests were treated to an evening of fine dining and I think the star of this wedding was the magical sky lanterns over the lakes.
I know they cause contraversy, but used sensibly they are an amazing, magical sight and very romantic.
The evening soon moved up a pace with Rob the DJ entertaining, our candy bar, groom disappearing and reappearing, photographer found sneaking sweets from the candy bar and being caught red handed, it was a chaotic night!
My favorite photo of this year though has to be Laila´s dancing shoes, I love this photo 🙂
Our thanks as always to our amazing wedding mates, Jeremy we love you, Kathryn, can you make me look pretty?!  Rob, do you ever sleep?

A Fabulous Wedding at the Marbella Club

July 18th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, Jewish weddings in Spain, Marbella Club, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Weddings in Marbella 0 thoughts on “A Fabulous Wedding at the Marbella Club”
At the end of last year we met with the delightful Alexandra and Kevin who were visiting Marbella as they were interviewing a few wedding planners in order to establish who they felt would deliver an excellent service and help them plan, coordinate and style their special day and they decided to hire us 🙂
Alexandra and Kevin had already booked the prestigious Villa Del Mar at the Marbella Club Hotel as the venue for their wedding and a handful of suppliers.
What they required was a professional team behind them to manage and coordinate all their wedding day details, add in the suppliers that were missing and oversee their celebrations.
Carla put together their wedding schedule, budget sheet and organised the rest of the suppliers and details needed and the end result was a beautifully organised and planned wedding ceremony held in the stunning gardens of the Villa Del Mar.
The delightful ceremony was followed by a fantastic dinner reception in the idyllic gardens overlooking the Mediterranean sea and and some real show stopping entertainment provided by Larry Jazz and Yanela Brooks.  Yanela had us boogingy away when she was rehearsing, so I can imagine how fabulous her night time show was!
Although we do create flowers we do feel it is fair as planners to offer a variety of suppliers so our clients can make choices, including florists.
 We do not like our couples to feel they have to use us for everything, so on this occasion the gorgeous flowers were provided by Virginia including the very stylish decoration of the wedding canopy, the divine bridal flowers and the tall table arrangements which consisted of large floral balls sat on tall glassware using white hydrangeas, roses and gypsophelia. 
We had fun creating and styling the rest of this gorgeous day 🙂
 We provided white chill out bracelets for their pre wedding party at Los Monteros Hotel.
The table seating plan was hand written on a shabby chic style white mirror and the fan shaped table names and placecards created by Anoulka were gorgeous with tiny pearl details. The placecards were tied to the napkins with ribbons and the tables were scattered with pearls to finish the overall look of the tables and the very yummy cake was provided by the Marbella Club Hotel.  We dressed the chairs with white organza ribbons and placed white pashminas on all the ladies chairs.
Our lanterns, candles and fairy lights lit up the gardens and provided a gorgeous, twinkly  and very romantic seaside back drop 🙂
Our thanks to David Toms for this selection of wonderful photos from this delightful wedding, and to see more of this very romantic day we have a short video to share with you from BodaKids.
Here is our lovely testimonial for Carla and her superb wedding planner skills
from Alexandra and Kevin, thankfully she has not been shoved into a suitcase and is still with us!
“When we decided upon Marbella as a location for our wedding the one concern was the weather (given the venue was outside) and the second was organization, given the Spanish are not know for their skills in this department! (I can say that because by mother is Spanish).
You could say it was love at first sight.
The first time we met Carla we knew she was the one.
Personable, organized and full of suggestions she filled us with confidence and that confidence was well placed as she enabled us to have the most magical wedding.
She was always on call, responsive and even reminded us of our own timeline.
We could not have organized such a special day without her. She is one in a million.
We wish you could have become back with us in our suitcase.
Thank you
Alexandra and Kevin”
Our congratulations to Alexandra and Kevin and our huge thanks to the Marbella Club and all the suppliers whom without their dedication, professionalism and devotion we could not do our job!

Sneak Peek A Grande Affaire from Paris

July 14th, 2012 Posted by About Us, Chuppahs for weddings, Fairytale Weddings, Jewish weddings in Spain, Styling Weddings, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Sneak Peek A Grande Affaire from Paris”
We cannot wait to share this gorgeous wedding extravaganza with you next week, but here is a sneak peek as the photos keep rolling in from Nani de Perez.
We came recommended to this delightful family, from Paris, for our highly professional wedding planning services and met with them earlier this year to help them organise a
3 day event here in Marbella for 300 guests.
With our planning skills and ideas for decor we created an extraordinary affair here in Marbella for the delightful Carole and Warren.
The details of this fabulous event involved an amazing beach party for over 200 people at the stunning Puro Beach including belly dancers and a pre wedding henna ceremony in a gorgeously decorated marquee using pinks and oranges as the colour scheme with a modern Moroccan twist.
This fabulous beach party was followed by the most stunning wedding at the Villa Padierna hotel with a gorgeous chuppah, beautiful flowers by Virginia, details and styling by us and lots of entertainment bought in from France.
The whole event was meticuously planned by Laura and Paloma and we will elaborate on this wedding with many more photos soon.  We, at Reviva Weddings, certainly excelled ourselves and here is our testimonial from our father of the bride in Paris :)!
I wanted to tell you, THANK YOU VERY MUCH for everything you did for us.
It was a big pleasure to work with you and it was a wonderful wedding.
On gardera un exellent souvenir, MUCHISSIMO GRACIAS PARA TODO.
Take care of you all and best regards to Laura and Paloma
Kind regards
John Benattar and family

A Stunning Wedding in Seville

July 12th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, Our Weddings, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Styling Weddings, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Seville 0 thoughts on “A Stunning Wedding in Seville”
I am not sure where to begin to be honest, it is difficult sometimes to describe the emotions we have when we are designing, planning and organising our weddings, but Vee and Charlie´s wedding I think sums it up for me.  
I have been feeling slightly tearful tonight as I load up our gorgeous photos of this fantastic and stylish wedding we planned and designed in El Esparragal in Seville as I have such lovely memories of creating such a fantastic weekend.
I understand the journey sometimes it takes to get to a day like this and for some it is quite a journey, Vee and Charlie are no exception and such a wonderful couple that we fell in love with instantly, they are so perfectly suited and we were delighted to share their very special wedding day.
Did we love it, yes we did!
There were so many details, Carla was brilliant and amazing as  usual, as until the beginning of this year the whole wedding was planned at a completely different venue.
The original venue, I guess due to the recession decided not to reopen in April which was rather sad, so a complete rethink, searching for a new venue and another flying visit with Vee and Charlie resulted in hosting their gorgeous wedding at El Esparragal. 
I have to admit I personally was rather pleased as it was a much nicer venue so hats off to Carla 🙂
We had such fun designing and creating this wedding, there were so many lovely details.  The Sevillian theme was fun and Victoria and Charles were so up for it, really we had a free reign. 
Anoulka and I were off on design mode, with Anoulka creating some fabulous stationery, the fan shaped order of service and fan table seating plan that we placed on a small tree, our Andalucian black bulls as place cards and table names.  We had miniature Osborne Sherries with the black bull on as favours.
Red, white and black polka dot fans, red rice butterfly confetti mixed with red rose petals and gorgeous red rose and ivory rose bouquets with a red rose buttonhole for Charlie and ivory for the rest of the men.
The Sevillian theme was not complete without the elegant Andalucian dancing horse with the flamenco dancer during the cocktail, it was amazing and bought us all to a standstill.  I know a few of the girls were tearful, Izzi and Paloma!
The evening kicked off with style thanks to Rob Rocks the House as the DJ, Fi from Sweet Things By Fi providing the very yummy and die for cakes, our silver, white and red chill out created with hay bales provided by the venue, our fancy dressing up box along with Anna´s photo booth and last but not least our famous twinkly lights and lanterns!
A fantastic weekend for everyone involved, Carla and Paloma worked hard all weekend to host the pre wedding reception at the EME in Seville and I had decided to stay close to Seville for 2 nights and chosen the beautiful town of Carmona to hang out in which is truly amazing and is host to a stunning Parador.  
All I can say about the whole weekend was it was a wonderful, happy and charming experience and one to be repeated, albeit slightly hot!  45 degrees in the shade ;)!
Our thanks to Anna Gazda, who without these photos we could not share our weddings with you, to Fi for making such gorgeous cakes, to Georgina and Barbara for their amazing hair and make up and to Rob who always Rocks the House  and is now known as the rising sun?!

Different Descriptions of Wedding Colours

July 4th, 2012 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Different Descriptions of Wedding Colours”

Tonight I have been working on one of my weddings and created a starting colour board really just to gauge the actual wedding colour combination to get the tones and style right before we move onto the details.
This inspiration board has been created with the bridesmaid dress colour,
the swatch at the top in the middle, and using some of the images our client has sent us, along with an image of Candy Bianca roses combined with Honeymoon roses and some other colour ideas we have found to set the scene.
Now the reason I am posting this is I am intrigued and wish to have a survey with all our readers as to how you would describe this wedding colour? 
So many couples use different words to describe their wedding colours especially when trying to portray their wedding style to their planner, florist or stylist.
So, if you have the time, hop over to our facebook page and leave us a comment as to which words and colours you would use to describe this colour combination for our client´s wedding.
I am sure the results will be quite intriguing!