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Spanish Drinks for Weddings

October 23rd, 2018 Posted by About me, Autumn Style, Autumn Wedding Ideas, Castle weddings in Spain, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Christmas in Spain, City Weddings in Spain, Cocktails for Weddings, Cool Wedding Ideas, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fun Stuff, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gin Bars for Weddings, Gin Palaces for Weddings, Helpful Hints for Weddings, I Love, Ideas for Weddings, Instagram Love, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella Weddings, My life, New Products, Planning a Destination Wedding, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish food, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Spanish Drinks for Weddings”

I always love theming up our weddings, not just the decor, but the food and drinks.

Coming from a family that celebrates any event going, yes even Eurovision themed nights, it is no wonder I have always loved hosting parties and my job is creating weddings and celebrations. It is deep rooted!

My gorgeous sister is also the proud author of her latest book, the Rose Cocktail book which you can buy on Amazon, and it is full of delicious Rose drinks and cocktails. Her book was a big seller this summer with over 10,000 copies sold since its publication in May 2018.

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A Jewel Coloured Jewish Destination Wedding, Casa Felix

July 8th, 2018 Posted by Bouquets, Bridal Hair and Make up Barcelona, Casa Felix, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Chuppahs for weddings, Cinematic Wedding Videography, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fabulous Florals, Fairytale Weddings, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, Jewish weddings in Spain, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Making memories, Mediterranean weddings, My life, Our Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Sitges, Spain, Spanish Flowers for weddings, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Trends for 2018, Venues, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Colours, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers 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, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Barcelona, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Spain, Weddings in Stiges, Welcome bags for weddings 1 thought on “A Jewel Coloured Jewish Destination Wedding, Casa Felix”

Wow, wow, wow is all I can say!  What a most amazing weekend and awesome wedding!

Situated in the hills above Sitges, just outside Barcelona, Julia and Brian chose to host their destination wedding at the beautiful historical Masia, the Casa Felix and what a fabulous week they had! (more…)

Sevillian Springtime Wedding

June 25th, 2018 Posted by Bouquets, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Churches, City Weddings in Spain, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairytale Weddings, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, Legalities of getting married in Spain, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Making memories, Mediterranean weddings, Olive themed wedding, Papel Picados, Paperwork for Weddings in Spain, Planning a Destination Wedding, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish food, Spanish Wedding Stationery, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Tapas, Uncategorized, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Cakes in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Dresses in Spain, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Spain 2 thoughts on “Sevillian Springtime Wedding”

A stunning church and imposing Palacio in the heart of Seville City was always going to be a winning combination for the wedding of Aine & Sean who adore this vibrant city as much as we do.

Aine contacted us with just 6 months to organize her wedding having seen our work and a previous wedding she loved on our blog at the stunning Casa Guardiola. (more…)

Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Spain Part 3

February 4th, 2018 Posted by Blush for Weddings, Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Fairytale Weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Hacienda Weddings in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Hidden costs of weddings abroad, Jewish weddings in Spain, Life in Spain, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, Our Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Secret Garden Wedding, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish food, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Tapas, Trends for 2018, Uncategorized, Venues, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Barcelona, Weddings in Carmona, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Marbella, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Ronda, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Sotogrande, Weddings in Spain, Weddings in Stiges, Winter Weddings, Winters in Spain 1 thought on “Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Spain Part 3”

This weekend I will cover a very popular style of wedding here in Spain, villa weddings.

As you search for venues and wedding planners you may notice many wedding planners do not offer private villa weddings as part of their service and prefer to stick to the hotel and wedding venue packages. (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…)

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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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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A Beautifully Chic and Elegant Wedding in Marbella

October 29th, 2012 Posted by About Us, Caterers, Delightful details, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Styling Weddings, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Venues in Spain 0 thoughts on “A Beautifully Chic and Elegant Wedding in Marbella”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It has been a chilly day here in Marbella, well my version of chilly is below 20 degrees and tonight is a meagre 14 degrees, so I have taken up residence on my terrace in my cosy socks, pj´s and my hugely cuddly and warm dressing gown in which apparently I resemble a polar bear according to Twinks ?!
 
I love this time of year as we gather in photos from our weddings and actually have time to sit down and enjoy them, it is wonderful to be curled up looking at so many beautiful images of our gloriously hot and balmy Mediterreanean weddings we created this year.
 
This very chic and elegant wedding was held in June at the Finca de la Concepcion for one of our favorite clients, Niamh and Brian, who were such a delightful couple to meet and work with.
 
Niamh and Brian contacted us and after our initial meeting with them, we were hired as their wedding planners and stylist and had a lot of fun organising and decorating their very elegant wedding.
 
Niamh and Brian are a professional couple whom once they had hired us, trusted us implicity to organise all the details and translate their vision into reality as apart from flying in for the odd visit they really did not have time to devote to creating their day here and wanted to hire someone who would take over every detail and plan their day.
 
Which we did of course! and exceeded their expectations as we created a truly stylish and beautiful wedding day for them.
 
The ceremony was held at one of the lovely local churches in Elviria and after a beautiful and emotional ceremony, the guests were then transported in luxury air conditioned coaches to the Finca for a party to remember!  The Finca is one of my favourite venues and just oozes style.
 
Niamh had chosen a very elegant colour scheme of ivory, navy and blush with silver grey accents.
 
We created many beautiful details from a very magical and twinkling atmosphere with lots of our fairy lights and candles to gorgeous bridal flowers using white peonies, quicksand roses and white orchids.
 
The detail and attention to the five star food and catering from LePanto was outstanding, overseen of course by Carla.  The tables were dressed with polished silver cutlery and sparkling glassware, crisp white napkins decorated with silver grey satin ribbons and white orchids.
 
White hydrangeas, peonies and quicksand roses created elegant centrepieces surrounded with glass tealight votives.
 
A white and silver Moroccan chill out area was set out under the trees and our dancing shoes, aka flip flops proved yet again to be a huge hit.
 
The whole day and night was fabulous and went without a hitch and we love these gorgeous images from Jeremy Standley.
 
Here is an extract from our wonderful testimonial from Niamh and Brian, do take time to read it as the comments about trying to get the drunk friends on the bus did make us giggle!
 
It is strange actually I chose tonight to blog this wedding as shortly after their wedding Niamh and Brian moved to New York for Brian´s work, so we are thinking about them tonight as the storms rage over the city and hope they are safe, as well as our other lovely clients based there.
 


Dear Laura, Carla and Anoulka
Following Friday 15 June, we decided that, once our honeymoon was over, it would be a number one priority for us to take the time to sit down and write you an email to express our heartfelt thanks and admiration for the truly magnificent job you did with our wedding in Spain. I thank my lucky stars that I came across The Wedding Decorator blog in late 2010 … and that it then turned out that Laura was free to meet us on a sunny day in January 2011 in Arte Cafe …. That much felt like fate! From the moment we met you both, we felt very comfortable having you help plan our wedding in Spain and that feeling only increased and multiplied as time moved on and the wedding day grew closer.
Laura: your taste and vision brought our wedding to a different level. The unique style of the wedding was always very important to me, even though I struggled at times to articulate precisely what that style was, but I can honestly say it was just 100% us. The bouquets for myself, the four bridesmaids and the two flower girls were the prettiest I have ever seen, while your decoration and lighting turned Finca la Concepcion into a more magical place than we could ever have imagined: the venue was so dreamy, beautiful and very, very classy. The table plan, the place settings and the displaying of the table names in their frames were all perfect and I literally could not find a single fault or think of how any of it could have been done any better. We absolutely loved every bit of it. THANK YOU so much for all your work, interest and infectious enthusiasm – you have a true gift for style and it is inspiring to see you using that talent and being successful doing something you love.
Carla: what can we say? Both Brian and I have always been deeply impressed by, and had a lot of respect for, your professionalism, organisation, attention to detail and dedication to our wedding; but even so, we were blown away by your performance on the day itself. You were extremely discreet and observant, always there in the background, watching what was going on, looking after everything (including, at various points, my dress – which involved you doubling as a fifth bridesmaid) and our wedding would simply not have happened or worked without you. Neither of us will ever forget the stress you strove to take away from us, or the fact that you were at Finca la Concepcion until well after 4am (when you had another wedding the next day in Seville!), herding Brian’s drunk friends onto the last shuttle. THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts. You are simply brilliant at your job.
Anoulka: we wish that we had come to you on day one to help us with our invitations. We couldn’t have been more pleased with how you stepped in at a very late stage, recreated (and, in our opinion, improved) an existing design and produced a set of stationery of such beautiful quality and style. You were always extremely thorough and responsive and you instilled great confidence from the start. Our guests kept commenting on all the “little touches”, including the various items of stationery. Thanks also for bringing our flowers to Le Papillon the day after the wedding: we had hoped to meet you then but Nic, the manager, said you had been and gone already. It was really great to have the flowers the next day as they added to the ambience of the restaurant – so we are very appreciative that you took the time to do that.
Just to let you all know that the feedback from our guests has been exceptional. “Best wedding I have ever been at” was uttered to us numerous times throughout the night and the next day. One of Brian’s friends took it even further and told us it was the “best day of his life” (Carla – this may have been one of the guys you were trying to get on that bus ….). The overwhelming message was that people had a very unique and memorable experience – and this is down to all your work.
Reviva Weddings looks like it is deservedly going from strength to strength and I can promise you that I will actively seek out opportunities to promote your company to anyone who will listen in New York, London or Dublin! 
 
So, the best of luck with the rest of the summer – I hope you have a little break in July and August – and THANKS AGAIN for a job amazingly well done.
Love from,
The new Mr and Mrs Maher
xxx

 

Tutus and Tea

October 25th, 2012 Posted by About me, Caterers, Life in Spain, My Inspirations, My life 0 thoughts on “Tutus and Tea”
Gosh, as I type this blog post I am sitting curled cosily up on my terrace listening and watching some pretty serious rain! 
 
 
When it finally decides to rain here in Spain it really does chuck it down, hundreds of litres of the wet stuff is currently pouring out the skies along with a bit of lightening and thunder thrown in for good measure.
 
The weather here in Spain is never what I would describe as mild, it is either gloriously sunny or dramatically torrential rain!
 
Many of my clients, past and future, I have noticed are emailing me at the moment asking what I am up to and what we get up to in the winter 🙂  I thought this was rather sweet so sharing some of my ´what I get up to in the winter months with you!´
 
 
Well today the weather was grotty, and still is so it has been a day of working on wedding designs, blog and new ideas and inspirations, putting quotes together and it seems numerous cups of tea, tea first thing, tea with biscuit, tea with a chicken sandwich and tea with a cake! 
 
I have a dog that hates the rain so have had a day of trying to ply him out his hiding place and put him outside. I also have two cats I hate, they are a nuisance and of course with the rain they have been hanging around all day meowing and driving me insane.  However I ended up with all these animals is due to my two older daughters, pleading with me as children to get pets, now they have both left home and muggings here is left feeding and looking after them?!
 
Currently I am contemplating duck egg blue for my long neglected kitchen and considering making a tutu for Twinks, not sure why would just be fun! 
 
I have new lights and taps for the house but need to find a good handyman to put them all up, bedrooms need tidying up, reorganising and a freshen up and generally some housekeeping is going on!
 
 
We have a Halloween party planned for next week at Twinks´s school and of course now decorating the house with spooky things, so perhaps this is a good excuse to make a tutu for a Halloween party, if not it will be for Christmas fairy things! 🙂
 
It is a month for me of birthdays, me and my wonderful mother, friends and family visiting us, my aunt arrived last night and so far has not been blessed with the best weather Spain has to offer but nevertheless remaining cheerful!  We will see how she is on Saturday ;)!
 
Yesterday was spent decorating a corporate cocktail party and we are looking forward to a wedding in November so making lists and getting ready for this as well.
 
This evening I made a rather yummy beef curry, it seemed Mercadona had predicted the entire population would all want beef tonight and had a vast amount of it proudly displayed on their fresh meat counter so along with some very yummy Indian green chillis given to me by a lovely caterer this week, I was on a roll in the kitchen this afternoon.  It was delicious and we ate on our terrace albeit we are under cover and garden is currently waterlogged so did not venture out there!
 
We are currently refurbing the shop and also putting together a new very exciting spanish vintage stationery range with one of our brides from this year, updating all our products and planning marketing strategies so it is all very exciting times that we only have time for in the winter.
 
Many new clients are visiting us and we had 4 weddings book with us in the past week including a wedding in Girona which is very exciting as we expand across Spain 🙂  I have also noticed we are taking bookings for the entire year rather than isolated popular months which is interesting.
 
Life is a strange one though and you have to live it whilst you can, we had some rather tragic news today which I will not blog about as it is not appropriate at this time but life is there for today, make the most of it, I am, you never know what is around the corner x
 

Stunning September Weddings in Marbella

September 20th, 2011 Posted by About me, Caterers, Getting Married in Spain, moroccan decorations, Our Weddings, Testimonials, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol 0 thoughts on “Stunning September Weddings in Marbella”
I have just realised we are almost at the end of September and I have not created one blog post since August so hugest apologies to all our followers.

Working in the Destination Wedding Industry here in Marbella, we do have incredibly busy months, predominently May, June, July and September. Needless to say September has whizzed past leaving little time for me to indulge in my blogging.

We have been frantically waving our famous magic wands over Andalucia and have some fabulous weddings to share with you over the next few months plus some very exciting news, so do keep an eye out for our announcements coming shortly.

We have been thrilled to again receive many testimonials from our brides and would like to share this one with you received tonight for a wedding we planned, executed and designed at the beginning of September.

I think the importance of this email is that our lovely bride works for one of the largest event companies in London so we were up against a real test of our planning and decoration skills with this fabulous wedding set in a stunning monastery in the hills behind Sotogrande.

Hi Laura and Carla
We really wanted to thank you guys for you amazing hard work and commitment to make the wedding so beautiful and such a success. We absolutely loved every minute of it and are both still on a total high from it all and buzzing.

Every detail was perfect and when we arrived at the both the church and the venue we were really blown away by how fantastic they looked and all those months of work and deliberating had delivered something beyond what we expected.

All our guests remarked on how stunning the venue looked and how fab everything was from the food/drink to the disco and laser lights were, people really felt this was something unique and special and the wedding of all weddings!

Sad that it is all over but we have such fantastic memories and cannot wait to see the photos and videos which we will of course pass onto you.

Thank you for making it such a memorable day.

Very Best Danielle and Ed

Our thanks to Danielle and Ed for choosing us and allowing us to plan, design, decorate and manage this fabulous wedding and we thoroughly enjoyed working with them and their lovely family and wish them a future filled with fun and happy times.

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