Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Merry Christmas from Reviva Weddings

December 21st, 2013 Posted by About Us, Christmas in Malaga, Happy Christmas, Wedding Planning service 0 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from Reviva Weddings”

As we all shut down now for the holiday season, we would like to wish all our clients, past, present and future a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

We would also like take this opportunity to thank all the amazing suppliers we have worked with this year.  We appreciate all the hard work and dedication from you all and wish you a peaceful and Merry Christmas.


A Spanish Rustic Orange and Olive Hacienda Wedding by Reviva

December 18th, 2013 Posted by Delightful details, Hacienda Weddings in Spain, Our Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Wedding Stationery Spain, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Seville 0 thoughts on “A Spanish Rustic Orange and Olive Hacienda Wedding by Reviva”

Tonight as we head towards Christmas at a rapid rate it is lovely to have time now to reflect back over the year and look at all our beautiful weddings so we are delighted to receive these fabulous photos from Alberto and Sue at SaroCallister photography of one of our weddings we styled way back in June at the charming Hacienda San Rafael based just outside Seville.  

I always squeak with excitement when we are creating weddings at this venue as it is so on my top list of favourite venues and I love heading up to Seville, any excuse for a mini break up there and to catch up with Anthony!

We are delighted today to have been booked to style a wedding there this coming year for Nina and Matt 🙂

Katy and Simon, what a perfect pair and what a laugh, I think you can see this in their photos, humour emanated from Simon and he was one of those lovely characters that was so going to enjoy his day.    

Their wedding date was set for the second week in June and having travelled to Seville in glorious sunshine the weekend before for Margot and Sergy´s wedding you can imagine my horror at waking up there 6 days later to a definite sniff in the air of rain :/

Luckily despite some grey coverage it never materialised and a fabulous day was had by all.  We had a wonderful time creating all the staging, styling, props and florals for this wedding from the paddle fans to the bridal bouquets.  A prop box was set up for the cocktail along with the fabulous table seating plan and many personalised signs were displayed around the venue.  We loved the little touches such as the dancing shoes and of course waved our famous magic wand to turn the venue into a candle lit, twinkling paradise ready for the evening.

The beautiful ruffle wedding cake was created by Sweet Things by Fi and we would like to thank Alberto and Sue at Saro McCallister Photography for allowing us to share these fabulous images with you and to Anthony at the Hacienda for always having a permanent smile on his face and being such a star to work with 🙂

Our congratulations to Katy and Simon and thank you for allowing us to style and create your day x

French Jewish Wedding at La Cabane by Evenpic Photography

December 15th, 2013 Posted by About Us, French Weddings in Spain, Jewish weddings in Spain, Wedding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Venues in Spain 0 thoughts on “French Jewish Wedding at La Cabane by Evenpic Photography”







I love this time of year as we wind down from our wedding season, it allows us to meet new suppliers, plan photo shoots and generally catch up with all our friends in wedding world and have a rest!
It is so rewarding and satisfying to have time to sit and look back at our achievements and the beautiful weddings we worked on this year and pat ourselves on the back. Our winters are spent putting the foundations, designs and more exciting ideas together for our future weddings and events.
We are delighted to have had such a successful year, we love our 2013 couples and it is so rewarding to see such beautiful photos of such special days.
We would like to share our gorgeous Jewish wedding held at La Cabane at Los Monteros Hotel with you from Evenpic photography, a fabulous photographer based here in Malaga. 

We have been taking the time to introduce ourselves to talented professionals over the past few months and I had seen Fran and Elizabeth´s beautiful photos from Evenpic and was keen to meet with them and what a charming team 🙂  
It is always important when you meet with a potential photographer to see entire portfolio of weddings and not just selected shots they have chosen, so having met with Fran I was thrilled to see our beautiful wedding captured so perfectly from the getting ready to the party and dancing 🙂  
We love this French Jewish wedding Evenpic shot at La Cabane, so as an introduction to their work, we are delighted to share this fabulous wedding with you.

Party in a Box From West Elm

December 14th, 2013 Posted by About me, Festive Fun, My Inspirations, New Year in Marbella, Party Designs 0 thoughts on “Party in a Box From West Elm”
Now I have my orange tree in my garden covered in fairy lights it looks like the Singing Ringing Tree, an East German fairytale that scared the life out of me when I was a child, but we are now looking very festive and sparkly!  Is it only me or does anyone else remember this short film?!

The trees they decorate at Picasso restaurant in Puerto Banus also remind me of this old fairytale particularly with the red apples and fairy lights!  I often sit there and expect them to start moving, shaking and ringing!

It is so lovely this time of year to have time to spend time with my youngest daughter. 

Today we went to a birthday party and it was magical to watch her having such a fun evening with her little friends.  They had their beautiful faces painted and ran around for hours squeaking with each other in their high pitched Spanish voices whilst enjoying a birthday tea party and lots of fun games.

Sometimes there are things thrown at you that are so completely out the box it is hard to comprehend, even when you have already had some fairly testing experiences which they call life, somewhere deep within the human resources as you are faced with even greater challenges it makes you focus and draw upon what is important, to try not be frightened by what you see and to continue to do what you love.

To make sure you take time to enjoy simple precious moments whether it be family, friends, focus on enjoying them and everything that makes you happy.  I did this today at the party, it is normally something I would dread but enjoyed every moment of the noisy mayhem today!

Whilst I know many people are now deep in the midst of Christmas parties I am personally preferring to have quieter times in my own beautiful home and enjoying taking time to refresh the brain, find new trends and look at beautiful things, gathering fresh ideas and getting inspired.  

This is what makes me happy and feel at peace and I am grateful that my design skills are able to transport me to a beautiful world and to look at things that make me smile and enable me to switch off and relax.

I really wish I had more time during the year to visit these fabulous websites as I am sure all my Christmas shopping would now be done instead of planning the next week frantically dashing around La Canada!  I have kind of put everything off this year, not sure why as it will still arrive but perhaps have not been in the mood as I face different challenges.

Anyone that knows me knows I love sparkle and any excuse for a party or to throw myself into festivities armed with my hugely organised check list, Santa list and everything is perfectly turned out for Christmas list, this year I have kind of waned I think to try to put the not so nice things off too but of course that won´t happen and I now have less than two weeks to get off my butt and get organised.

However tonight I am relaxing, looking for lovely things to inspire me and I am swooning over West Elm and love the idea of a Party in a Box.  Gorgeous entertaining essentials and aren´t they just such a fabulous idea to quickly bring some glamour into perhaps a New Year´s Eve soiree.

Whilst I love the muted silver blush collection, which is a hugely popular colour scheme for our 2014 weddings, the jewel collection is so much more me with the gold sequins!

Just loved these so had to share and be warned you could spend hours on this website 🙂   

There is a fabulous range of mercury glassware which sadly is not shipped to Europe and I also have my eye on some lamp bases and the snow globes, which I seem to have started collecting, are beautiful.

I hope sharing my finds sprinkles some sparkle into your festivities and brings a smile and a bit of glamour and hopefully some festive inspiration.

A Beautiful Elegant Wedding at the Alfonso XIII Seville by Reviva

December 7th, 2013 Posted by City Weddings in Spain, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Wedding Planning service, Weddings in Seville 0 thoughts on “A Beautiful Elegant Wedding at the Alfonso XIII Seville by Reviva”

A splash of gold glitter mixed with a dark navy and fabulous red and pink florals was the theme for our beautifully stylish wedding at the luxury Alfonso XIII hotel in Seville for the wedding of Kellie and Marcos at the end of September this year.
I so love Seville and it´s fabulous architecture so you can imagine our delight when Kellie asked us to help her plan, coordinate and style her wedding.

Kellie and Marcos had already booked the Alfonso XIII but needed help with everything else from sending out electronic Save the Dates to organising all the travel logistics of their guests coming from the US and to liaise with the hotel on her behalf to make sure every eventuality was covered.  

We worked on the beautiful colour scheme and added in a few details to personalise their day from the guest name cards set in corks to the elegant red and pink florals.

We managed to sneak in a bit of gold glitter using gold glitter hearts to adorn signs and gold glitter candles on each table finished with elegant table names set into gold frames.

The beautiful cake was created by Sweet Things by Fi and set onto a table sprinkled with glitter gold hearts, gold candles and finished with a navy satin ribbon.

When I arrived in Seville the night before I was greeted with lightening and torrential rains, but knew that Kellie had planned her entire wedding around the hotel and we were indoors so the weather was not a huge factor.  The skies did clear though allowing Kellie and Marcos to hold their ceremony outside on the terrace and the dinner was hosted in the decadent ballroom under the exquisite chandeliers.

There was a celebratory feel to the air as the girls got ready and were transformed by Lorraine at Princess Bride and we loved Kellie´s dress and red shoes contrasted with the girls deep navy dresses.

Although many people regard Spain as a coastal beach style destination we delight in travelling around Spain to host very different cultural weddings embracing all that Andalucia and Spain has to offer, from it´s exquisite food to it´s vibrant culture and historical architecture.

The wedding of Kellie and Marcos did just this as they invited their guests from the US and beyond to celebrate their marriage in a beautiful city sharing a very special occasion with their family and friends from afar.
My thanks to our fabulous team, headed by Carla, for organising and planning this wedding to perfection and to Sue and Alberto at Saro Callister Photography for sending us these fabulous photos of Kellie and Marcos´s beautifully elegant wedding.

Finally of course our biggest congratulations to Kellie and Marcos.

A Charming Autumn Wedding in Carmona, Spain

December 1st, 2013 Posted by Cultural Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “A Charming Autumn Wedding in Carmona, Spain”

This beautiful wedding of Adeline and Philippe from Paris was set in one of my favourite places in Spain, the charming historical town of Carmona, situated just outside Seville.

I fell in love with Carmona two years ago and seize every opportunity to visit this town.

We are going there in January to celebrate my father´s 80th as he has listened to my stories about this wonderful place and decided this is where he wishes to host his birthday celebrations! 🙂
I am not sure what is special about Carmona or what I can put a finger on, but it oozes Andalucian charm and history with every other building in the town being a historical church, it has a pretty town square and is also the home to a very impressive Parador and equally impressive tapas bars!  The people are friendly and the food is amazing.

White beans with squid are to die for and lamb cutlets served with tiny roast potatoes, 
 I have not had such a nice meal for a long time in Spain.

You can imagine my delight when Adeline and Phillipe contacted us to help them organise their wedding at the Casa de Carmona, a historical XVI building converted into a boutique hotel by Felipe Guardiola.

The ceremony was hosted in the beautiful inner courtyard at the Casa de Carmona and then our wedding party were taken to the stunning Parador in Carmona for the cocktails, sherry and jamon tasting and an icecream cart 🙂

The guests were transported back to the Casa de Carmona on Sevillian horses with carts for a wonderful meal followed by dancing in the Loggia room by the pool.

The setting and town for me was perfect and so far away from the tourist Spain, it was a beautiful wedding for a charming couple and we are delighted we were part of their day.  Our entire team went up to oversee the wedding and had a wonderful time as we were hosted by a very friendly town and the charming locals who were very interested in what we were doing there!

Carla did an amazing job with the planning, Loraine and Maureen transformed the Casa de Carmona with their floristry skills and I oversaw the design and styling of the whole event from the little details to pashminas tied with ribbons to the placecards set out on an antique table and the gorgeous Order of Service booklets.

A fantastic team, a beautiful wedding and very happy clients.
Our thanks to all the wonderful suppliers we worked with and to Joseba Sandoval from Romance Weddings for these fabulous photos we are sharing with you.