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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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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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Spanish Cocktail White Wine Sangria with Mango

April 3rd, 2016 Posted by Catering for Weddings, Cocktails for Weddings, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish Weddings, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Spanish Cocktail White Wine Sangria with Mango”

We are often asked for cocktail suggestions for our weddings with a Spanish twist, something a bit different to the popular red sangria, cava and mojitos

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Best Tapas Party Food

December 12th, 2015 Posted by Catering for Weddings, Christmas in Spain, Delightful details, Spanish food, Tapas, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Best Tapas Party Food”

Today I read a lovely article about Easy Spanish Recipes for a Tapas party via Costa Women so I thought it would be a nice idea to create our own blog post and share some of the most popular Spanish tapas dishes often served at our events and weddings as ideas ready for the festive season.
Many of us are hosting parties, small get togethers with family and friends and nothing is easier than serving small dishes of tasty treats of which many can easily be prepared in advance.
Salted almonds and marinated olives are always a good starter, washed down with a glass of dry sherry or cava.
Gazpacho and white almond and garlic soup are always really pretty served in shot glasses and garnished with cherry tomatoes and some crispy fried pancetta.
Croquetas are a firm favourite, jamon, chicken or cheese are always popular choices and the kids always love them.
Slices of manchego cheese topped with membrillo are delicious or be more adventurous and top a crostini with manchego cheese and some slices of apple or figs.
A must have for all Spanish tapas parties is the famous Spanish tortilla, a thick omelette of potato, no Spanish party is complete without this!  Why not top each cube with a pimiento piquillo to add a bit of colour and sweetness of the red pepper.
Pimientos del Padron are small sweet green peppers often fried and then sprinkled with sea salt, again a popular Spanish tapas dish.
The famous Spanish chorizo is a must have, just sliced and fried is truly delicious and if you are feeling slightly more ambitious prawns always work really well with slices of the fried chorizo skewered onto cocktail sticks.
Gambas pil pil, prawns fried with garlic and chilli in olive oil, is also a popular choice, serve in small terracotta dishes and make sure there is some freshly baked sliced bread to soak up the oil.
Figs play a huge role in the Spanish kitchen as they literally fall off trees here so grab some fresh figs, split them open and fill with goats cheese, pop under the grill and you have a delicious tapas that not only will look fabulous but tastes divine.
Albondigas are a cute small, usually pork, meatballs cooked in tomato and olive oil, again a lovely idea for tapas and easily served with cocktail sticks.
Mojama is a Spanish delight, a salt cured tuna which is served thinly sliced and delicious on a crostini topped with a tomato and onion homemade salsa.
Melon con jamon is a refreshing and light snack, chop up cubes of melon and present them on cocktail sticks with slices of Spanish serrano ham on top and patatas bravas are always popular with the hungrier guests, cubed roasted potatoes topped with a spicy tomato sauce.
Pinchitos are the Spanish kebabs, usually either chicken or pork on skewers and seasoned with garlic, cumin, thyme and olive oil and grilled or placed on the BBQ.
Finally for some sweet ideas, the classic flan, creme caramel, is always a tradition here in Spain along of course with our famous churros and chocolate, never fails to please!  Turron is a classic Spanish sweet and comes in many different varieties and is delightful served up at a tapas party
A Spanish tapas party is so easy to prepare as most of it can be done in advance and of course copious amounts of sangria will always get your guests into a party mood!

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