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Post Christmas Decorating

December 27th, 2017 Posted by About me, Christmas in Malaga, Christmas in Spain, Christmas inspirations, Decorating post Christmas, Delightful details, Fabulous Florals, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Festive Fun, Inspirations, Interior Design, Lanterns and Candles, Life in Spain, Marbella, My Inspirations, My life, New Year in Marbella, Sparkle and Shimmer, Wedding Stylists Spain, Whites, Winter Decor, Winter Weddings, Winters in Spain, Woodland Wedding 0 thoughts on “Post Christmas Decorating”

A comment from one of my lovely travel writer friends this Christmas holiday really made me sit up.

He said he was off to check out my blog for some Christmas inspiration and I was really surprised when he said my decor and ideas inspired him.  I did not realise I had an avid following searching for design and style tips! (more…)

What a wonderful week!

December 25th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Blogging, Bouquets, Christmas in Malaga, Christmas in Spain, Christmas inspirations, Christmas Weddings, Churches in Marbella, Cool Wedding Ideas, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Fabulous Blogs, Fabulous Finds, Fairy godmother of weddings, Festive Fun, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Happy Christmas, I Love, Ideas for Weddings, Inspirations, Life in Spain, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Making memories, My Inspirations, My life, Running a business in Spain, Style Me Pretty, Winter Weddings 0 thoughts on “What a wonderful week!”

Everyone keeps telling us business owners we have to shout out about us, what we are (erh a human!), what we do (plan weddings and make them look amazing!) and our lives! (mine is pretty boring!)

So as I sit here patiently waiting for Santa to arrive before I can go to bed, I have been reflecting on the past week. (more…)

Merry Christmas from Reviva!

December 23rd, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Blogging, Christmas in Malaga, Christmas in Spain, Christmas inspirations, Christmas parties, Destination Weddings, Fairy godmother of weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Happy Christmas, Life in Spain, Making memories, Marbella, My life, New Year in Marbella, People we love, Reviva Facebook Page, Running a business in Spain, Spanish Weddings, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service 0 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from Reviva!”

Here at Reviva, we are signing out now for a break during the Christmas holidays and a well earned rest from the inbox!

I should really do a gushy post about how fabulous 2017 has been, how wonderful 2018 is going to be, etc so here it is from the heart. (more…)

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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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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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…)

The Good, The Bad and the Slugs Under Rocks

June 30th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Cancelling a Wedding, Churches in Marbella, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Life in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, My life, Running a business in Spain, Storms in Marbella, Useful Information, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues Marbella, Wedding World Unveiled, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Spain 4 thoughts on “The Good, The Bad and the Slugs Under Rocks”

It is very rare and probably never happened before that I have posted such a blog post but I am so angered by this situation so here it is in black and white and for everyone to read in the big wide world of the internet in the hope that word gets out and about of this utterly ruthless couple who are currently plaguing and taking the piss our of our wedding world.  Excuse my French!

Our Wedding World, as we like to call it here, is a very close knit community.  All the venues and suppliers know each other and we are like one big family, with a few exceptions, and we look out for each other.

Together, with Lucy from Boutique Weddings, one of my good friends, we set up a closed Facebook group about 2 years ago,  purely for all the wedding suppliers here in Southern Spain.

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A Guide to Real Life Working Inspiration Boards for your Wedding

June 24th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Beach Weddings, Beach Weddings in Marbella, Blogging, Botanical Weddings, Bouquets, Churches in Marbella, Cool Wedding Ideas, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairytale Weddings, Florists in Marbella, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gin Bars for Weddings, Gin Palaces for Weddings, Gorgeous Table Settings, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Ideas for Weddings, Inspiration Boards, Inspirations, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, My Inspirations, My life, Planning a Destination Wedding, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in the UK, Table Settings, Themes for weddings, Useful Information, Wedding Colours, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flowers Marbella, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Stationery Marbella, Wedding Stationery Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Trends for 2017, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Wedding World Unveiled, Weddings in Marbella 0 thoughts on “A Guide to Real Life Working Inspiration Boards for your Wedding”

As many of our followers know we are not just Wedding Planners with excel spreadsheets, although of course we have these and like to make them look pretty 🙂

With a background in interior design and retail merchandising, I am an experienced wedding stylist and I work with our clients to ensure their imagination is perfectly translated in preparation for their day.  I don’t just turn our clients over to a florist and other suppliers to pull off a look in the hope you will get the dream day you imagined.

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How to handle a hot wedding!

June 18th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Churches, Churches in Marbella, City Weddings in Spain, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Life in Spain, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Running a business in Spain, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish Weddings, Useful Information, Weather in Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Marbella, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Ronda, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Sotogrande, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “How to handle a hot wedding!”

This past week Spain has had a heatwave, which is unusual for the middle of June, but temperatures have risen to the 40’s inland and over 30 on the coast.  This, my lovelies, is shade temperature 🙂

Many of my past clients have said to me “don’t worry we have nothing but clouds and rain here and are looking forward to seeing some sunshine and blue skies”.

Well this ain’t pleasant sunshine and blue skies, this is searingly fierce heat, it is like being locked in a sauna for the day!

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Watching the Design World

April 9th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Blogging, Botanical Weddings, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, Fabulous Finds, Geometric Wedding Design, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, I Love, Ideas for Weddings, Inspirations, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, Mediterranean weddings, My Inspirations, New Products, Wedding Trends for 2017 0 thoughts on “Watching the Design World”

It is no secret that the interior designer in me is a constant source of inspiration when it comes to applying aesthetics to our weddings.  I adore, and probably spend too many hours, poring over interior design trends and ideas.

I love interiors, from Modern to Moroccan, Mediterranean to English Country Garden or City Living.  All such different styles and each one provides a huge source of inspiration for me to apply to my work.  Give me cushions and I am in heaven!   (more…)

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