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The Business of Weddings in Spain

October 29th, 2018 Posted by About me, About Us, Autumn Wedding Ideas, Blogging, Branding your business, Christmas in Spain, Coaching and Mentoring, Destination Weddings, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairytale Weddings, Instagram Love, Life in Spain, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, My Inspirations, My life, Photoshoots, Planning a Destination Wedding, Portfolio building, Spanish Weddings, Styled Shoot Spain, Styled Shoots, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, The Business of Weddings, Uncategorized, Wedding Business, Wedding planner training, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Supplier training, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Shttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifol, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol 0 thoughts on “The Business of Weddings in Spain”

Tonight I am curled up on my terrace, watching lightning flashing over Morocco and have also read it is snowing just behind me up in the hills behind Marbella. What a diverse and wonderful part of the world I live in and am so embracing the winter season as the clocks went back last night.

Cosy knitwear, fluffy socks, winter food, endless tea, winter beach walks, I just love it and of course the build-up to Christmas! Yes, I am one of those Christmas freaks that will be dying to put the tree up once Halloween has finished but will have to sit it out for November at least! (more…)

Sparkles and Smiles in Sitges

June 4th, 2018 Posted by About Us, Catering for Weddings, Churches, City Weddings in Spain, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Cupcakes, Delightful details, desert tables, Destination Weddings, Drip Cakes, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Fairytale Weddings, Flamenco style weddings, Geometric Wedding Design, Gorgeous Table Settings, Mediterranean weddings, Mimosa Bars for Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Purple and Gold Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Sitges, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish food, Spanish Weddings, Sparkle and Shimmer, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Sweet and treat tables for weddings, Table Settings, Tapas, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Cakes in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Colours, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Barcelona, Weddings in Stiges 0 thoughts on “Sparkles and Smiles in Sitges”

Our 2018 wedding season started with one of my famous road trips to the cosmopolitan town of Sitges.

After a year of planning, emailing and chatting I was really excited to be finally meeting Whitley and Francisco as they had never visited Spain and I could not wait to see what everyone thought of the country I fell in love with as a small child!  The fact they had taken a huge leap of faith, after abandoning their wedding plans in the States, made it even more awesome they were jumping onto a plane to host their wedding in a completely different country! (more…)

The Andalucian Lake Workshop

March 5th, 2018 Posted by About me, About Us, Bridal Hair and Make up Barcelona, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Extraordinary Inspirations, Fairy godmother of weddings, Hacienda Weddings in Spain, Inspirations, Instagram Love, Life in Spain, Lifestyle photography, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, My Inspirations, My life, Photoshoots, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Running a business in Spain, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Tapas, Uncategorized, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Photographers in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Marbella, weddings in private villas 2 thoughts on “The Andalucian Lake Workshop”

Sometimes things happen for a reason so I will explain how my new venture that has been in the pipeline for quite a while is finally here :)!

I hope by taking the time to read this you may decide to step out of your comfort zone and see how quickly everything falls into place once you have made that move and truly believe in what you are creating. (more…)

Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Spain Part Two!

January 27th, 2018 Posted by About Us, Beach Weddings, Beach Weddings in Marbella, Botanical Weddings, Bridal Hair and Make up Barcelona, Castle weddings in Spain, Catering for Weddings, Celebrity Weddings, Chuppahs for weddings, Churches in Marbella, Cinematic Wedding Videography, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Elopements in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues 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, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Hidden costs of weddings abroad, Indian Weddings in Spain, Jewish weddings in Spain, La Cabane Los Monteros, Los Monteros Hotel, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Making memories, Mandaps in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Club, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, Norwegian Weddings in Marbella, Planning a Destination Wedding, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Scandinavian Style, Sex in the City Wedding, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Useful Information, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Barcelona, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Spain Part Two!”

Today I will cover the popular beach venues and what to consider when you are looking for a beautiful ceremony and reception overlooking the Mediterranean sea.

Spain is a diverse country with the Costa Del Sol and the coast of Barcelona being the two most popular beach locations for weddings but the two coastlines are totally different. (more…)

Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Spain Part One!

December 29th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Churches, Destination Weddings, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Hacienda Weddings in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Hidden costs of weddings abroad, Life in Spain, Making memories, Mediterranean weddings, My life, Olive themed wedding, Our Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Running a business in Spain, Spain, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish food, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Tapas, Useful Information, Venues, Wedding Budgets, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Weddings in Andalucia, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Spain Part One!”

During the Christmas and New Year holiday many couples will become engaged and start thinking about perhaps hosting a destination wedding.

Over the past 10 years Spain has seen a huge increase in destination weddings for a number of reasons. (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…)

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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