Stunning Stylish Wedding in Sitges

November 26th, 2017 Posted by Autumn Style, Autumn Wedding Ideas, Bouquets, Bridal Hair and Make up Barcelona, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fairytale Weddings, Getting Married in Spain, Golds, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Making memories, Mediterranean weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Red and Gold Wedding Inspirations, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Spain, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish food, Spanish Wedding Stationery, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Themes for weddings, Venues, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Cakes in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Colours, Wedding Dresses in Spain, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Signs Spain, Wedding Stationery Spain, Wedding Stylists Spain, Weddings in Barcelona, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Spain, Wine Themed wedding 0 thoughts on “Stunning Stylish Wedding in Sitges”

Last October I was contacted by the most charming Mother of the Bride about hosting her daughter´s wedding here in Spain.  The family live in Canada but the grooms family are based in Sitges, so this was the area they wished to host their family wedding.

We narrowed down the venues and dates available eventually settling on the stunning location of the Casa Del Mar, an exclusive Mediterranean estate overlooking the sea.

After securing the venue the planning begun with Petra organising catering, entertainment, florals and all the details.

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A Floral Garden Fantasy Wedding in Sotogrande

November 22nd, 2017 Posted by Botanical Weddings, Bouquets, Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Bridesmaids colours, Catering for Weddings, Churches, Churches in Marbella, Delightful details, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fabulous Florals, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Fairytale Weddings, Favours for Weddings, Florists in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, Lanterns and Candles, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Mediterranean weddings, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Secret Garden Wedding, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish food, Spanish Wedding Stationery, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Dresses in Spain, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Photographers in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Weddings in Andalucia, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Sotogrande, Weddings in Spain, Woodland Wedding 2 thoughts on “A Floral Garden Fantasy Wedding in Sotogrande”

Sarah´s first enquiry with me was in the spring of this year, with less than 5 months to go and a large wedding to organise, she had hit what I always refer to as the ´Wedding Wall´ and she knew I was the only wedding planner here that would envisage her dream and make it come true.

Whilst quite a few suppliers were in place, there was still a lot of work to be done.  With a short engagement combined with a busy date in September set Sarah had also discovered many popular, and easy to find on the internet, suppliers were already booked.

When I met with Sarah, and her charming mother, at their beautiful home in Sotogrande, the location for her wedding, they also explained to me that they wanted the pressure taken off them, someone who knew exactly what they were doing, had experience and to assist and finish the planning, finalise the budget, organise the suppliers and have a team present on the day.

I explained I was already personally booked on their actual wedding day and would be in Barcelona, but I would work with them on the lead up to the wedding and put a team into place to oversee the day.  (more…)

Magic in Mijas

November 20th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Blush for Weddings, Bouquets, Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Bridesmaids colours, Bridesmaids Ideas, Catering for Weddings, celebrity events, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairytale Weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Glitter, Gold Sequins for weddings, Latest Bridal Fashions, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, Our Weddings, People we love, Pink Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration, Sequins for Weddings, Spanish Weddings, Sparkle and Shimmer, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in the UK, Table Settings, Useful Information, Venues, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Colours, Wedding Dresses in Spain, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Photographers in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Spain 2 thoughts on “Magic in Mijas”

Nestled in the hills between Mijas and Fuengirola with stunning views over the coastline, is the location of an extremely popular restaurant which has been running for years, the Valparaiso.

Since 1984 Valparaiso´s charismatic owner, Raffaele, has welcomed hundreds of famous people to his establishment and as you enter you are whipped back in time to the glamour of the 80´s and 90´s.

The walls of the reception are adorned with framed photos of famous faces who have frequented this restaurant from James Hunt, the racing driver, to Cilla Black and more recently the Beckhams.  There are so many famous faces it is really quite a sight to see.

The charming restaurateur, Raffaele, works his magic to make sure visiting his restaurant is a romantic experience and always hands out red roses to the ladies, me included!  Often during planning this wedding I rocked out of there with a red rose between my teeth!

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Help to get David Toms back home

November 7th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Blogging, Christmas in Malaga, Christmas in Spain, Life in Spain, Lifestyle photography, Marbella, My life, People we love, Press, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Weddings for physically challenged people in Marbella 0 thoughts on “Help to get David Toms back home”

I will start with going back to the day I found out about David Toms accident.  Utter shock, horror and could not get this off my mind, even to this day I often find myself thinking about David and wonder how he copes with the life changing accident he suffered, both mentally and physically.

Having broken his neck and now a quadriplegic, this situation challenges our understanding as to how anyone can move on and enjoy some quality of life, but they do.

Some of you may recall the blog post I did about David over a year ago a few months after his terrible accident.

A quick recap, it was about an amazing and inspiring couple, Mary and Marc, I had the pleasure of organising their wedding for.

They had faced a very similar life trauma when Marc also had a life changing car accident, at a much younger age.

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A Mamma Mia Style Wedding!

October 7th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Beach Weddings, Beach Weddings in Marbella, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Cocktails for Weddings, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Florists in Marbella, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, Lanterns and Candles, Mediterranean weddings, My life, Olive themed wedding, People we love, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Spain, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish food, Spanish Weddings, Sparkle and Shimmer, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Tapas, Venues, Weather in Marbella, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Photographers in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Signs Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Ronda, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “A Mamma Mia Style Wedding!”

Earlier this year I was contacted by Paul and Joy, an utterly charming couple looking to host their wedding in Spain with their family and a couple of close friends.

Paul and Joy had already booked a stunning villa in Ronda for the week of their wedding but were set on a beach blessing and then wanted to head up to the hills for a Mamma Mia style dinner party with plenty of good food and wines at their villa.

After we met for a coffee, they were sold and so was I!

During our meeting I suggested a few beach venues that I thought would fit their criteria perfectly.  They took down the details and directions and spent the rest of their holiday having a nosey, some lovely laid back beach lunches and checking out my suggestions!
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Rocking in Barcelona!

October 6th, 2017 Posted by About Us, City Weddings in Spain, Cocktails for Weddings, Confetti for Weddings, Cool Wedding Ideas, Destination Weddings, Fairy godmother of weddings, Getting Married in Spain, Grooms, Guest Book ideas, Our Weddings, People we love, Planning a Destination Wedding, Retro Style Weddings, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Same sex weddings, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Sweet and treat tables for weddings, Venues, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Signs Spain, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Stationery Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Weddings in Barcelona, Weddings in Spain, Weddings in Stiges 0 thoughts on “Rocking in Barcelona!”

Well what can I say about these two!  Matt and Jason, brilliant fun, awesome was another word thrown around a lot and we loved every minute of planning their wedding in Barcelona!

Right from day one, I knew this was going to be a very special and fun wedding.

After presenting different venues then narrowing them down to the final choices,  Matt and Jason flew out to view their wedding venues with Petra, they knew instantly the Torres del Leones was the perfect venue and worked with their envisaged wedding style.

I first met Matt and Jason in person at their food tasting a few months later,  from that day on I knew this was going to be a wedding filled with humour.
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A Princess and her Castle in Carmona

September 27th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Accessories for your Wedding, Blush for Weddings, Bouquets, Candy Bars in Marbella, Castle weddings in Spain, City Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, desert tables, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Extraordinary Inspirations, Fabulous Florals, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairytale Weddings, Gorgeous Table Settings, Guest Book ideas, Ideas for Weddings, Inspirations, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Pink, Pink Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration, Sequins for Weddings, Spanish Weddings, Sparkle and Shimmer, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Sweet and treat tables for weddings, Table Settings, Uncategorized, Venues, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Cakes in Spain, Wedding Colours, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Carmona, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “A Princess and her Castle in Carmona”

I can never contain my excitement when we receive professional photos of our work 🙂

Marijana contacted me last year to hire us for the styling and decoration of her wedding to the rather dashing Roberto.

Now this wedding was going to be held in a fabulous Castle in Carmona.  I was sold!

Carmona is one of my favourite towns in Spain so I jumped at the chance to organise another visit to this magical town and, a bonus, spend time here creating a beautiful wedding.  This town holds such a special place in my heart as I was fortunate enough to take my beloved father there for his 80th birthday weekend, not knowing he would never make his 81st, special times and wonderful memories.

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Awesome Achievement Stickers!

August 8th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Awesome Achievement Stickers!”

I fell across this article this evening and after a really rough week it resonated with me.

Sometimes you have just got to share things!  In this case I am sharing achievement stickers for self employed and freelance people who run small businesses.

Running your own business is awesome, you can manage your own time and don´t have to clock into an office but this does not mean you don´t put in the hours.  I would say most self employed people work many more hours than the average person as we nurture our business babies!

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Rustic Romance in the Hills of Andalucia

August 5th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Accessories for your Wedding, Bouquets, Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Churches, Cocktails for Weddings, Confetti for Weddings, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, desert tables, Destination Weddings, Eco Friendly Weddings, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Getting Married in Spain, Hacienda Weddings in Spain, Lanterns and Candles, Life in Spain, Mediterranean weddings, Olive themed wedding, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Spanish Wedding Stationery, Spanish Wedding Stationery in Marbella, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Tapas, Venues, Vintage Spanish style, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Stationery Marbella, Wedding Stationery Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Andalucia, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Spain 2 thoughts on “Rustic Romance in the Hills of Andalucia”

When Ashleigh first got in touch with me from New York, she had already booked the Finca and church in preparation for their wedding in Spain.

The catering was also confirmed but Ashleigh had hit the proverbial ´wedding wall´as I like to call it.  Still required was all the furniture, glassware, linens and decoration plus someone to pull it all together and oversee the day.

I love a challenge and thought how lovely, a beautiful Finca near Iznajar in the middle of June, perfect weather and a stunning location.  This wedding has now gone into my top ten hottest weddings ever as the heatwave we suffered in June drove the temperatures up to the mid forties!  Never have I been so hot without air con to dash into!

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Extraordinary Cakes from Ivenoven

July 1st, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, desert tables, Extraordinary Inspirations, Fabulous Finds, Fun Stuff, I Love, Ideas for Weddings, Instagram Love, Lifestyle photography, My Inspirations, New Products, People we love, Styling Weddings, Sweet and treat tables for weddings, Trends for 2018, Unusual Ideas, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Crafting, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Trends for 2017 1 thought on “Extraordinary Cakes from Ivenoven”

As my business is weddings and styling, plus a background in interiors and design, I constantly watch trends emerging.  I am pretty good at predicting them and love watching talents emerge that really stand out from the crowds so had to share this amazing cake designer with you.

I found Ivenoven on Instagram and was immediately wowed by her amazing creativity and skills.

Her website is simple but really she does not need much else as her cakes speak for themselves, they are quite simply works of art. (more…)

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