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Getting engaged at Christmas?!

December 16th, 2016 Posted by Christmas inspirations, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Engagement Shoots, Engagements, Fabulous Finds, Festive Fun, Getting Married in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, New Products, Romantic Ideas, Shiny Sponsors, Sparkle and Shimmer, Useful Information, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain 0 thoughts on “Getting engaged at Christmas?!”

Here at Reviva, we adore Christmas, I find it such a fun festive time and it goes without saying we love the decorations, entertaining, glitter and sparkle and my love of fairy lights comes into it’s own!

Many couples will be getting engaged this Christmas, it is such a romantic time of year and we are always very busy after the festive season with clients enquiring about getting married in Spain.

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Christmas Wedding Inspirations

November 11th, 2014 Posted by Christmas Cakes, Christmas in Malaga, Christmas inspirations, Christmas Weddings, Gorgeous Table Settings, Sweet and treat tables for weddings 0 thoughts on “Christmas Wedding Inspirations”

It is pouring with rain here this morning in Spain, and very dark, so here I am with coffee, browsing ideas for our fabulous weddings and got slightly sidetracked with beautiful Christmas Wedding Inspirations.   

Sadly here in Spain we do not get many Christmas weddings but that does not stop us dreaming of creating and designing them!!  

These images are from Green Wedding Shoes and I can imagine this beautiful set up in a dark Spanish stately home or one of Seville’s glorious tapas bars with the dramatic reds and golds, touches of lace, sprigs of berries that could easily be olive sprigs and those dramatic amaryllis.  It seemed a shame not to share and do check out the gold oreos!

Wishing you a Glittery Christmas

December 20th, 2012 Posted by About me, Christmas inspirations, Delightful details, My Inspirations 0 thoughts on “Wishing you a Glittery Christmas”

 

As the Christmas weekend approaches, we are sharing some last minute glittery images with you.  This approach to design is so up my street and I am horrified I did not find these gorgeous images beforehand!
 
 I am in love with the wonderful eclectic array of colours and styles, and this is so my house, style and colours, olive greens combined with hot pinks, reds and turquoise and cooled down with whites, greys, silvers and golds, I am in heaven and needless to say if there are glittery cushions, completely sold 🙂
 
We would like to take this opportunity to wish all our past clients and friends and our future clients, who we are looking forward to working with in 2013 and 2014, a peaceful and wonderfully sparkly Christmas 🙂
 
Laura x

A Gorgeous Christmas Wedding Photo Shoot from Ireland

December 18th, 2012 Posted by About Us, Christmas inspirations, Christmas Weddings, Marbella Club, My Inspirations, Our Weddings, Photoshoots, Ski resorts in Spain 0 thoughts on “A Gorgeous Christmas Wedding Photo Shoot from Ireland”

 

Here at Reviva we are getting into a very festive mood and are in love with this gorgeous Christmas photo shoot organised and styled by one of my previous and all time favourite brides 🙂
 
Claire tied the knot with her gorgeous hubby here in Marbella in 2010 and I was delighted to be hired as her wedding stylist, florist and decorator, we have since become good friends and Claire left Marbella well and truly hooked on wedding world. 
 
 Upon Claire´s return to Ireland, as a happily married woman, she set about spending a year training to become a fully qualified wedding planner setting up her dream business, a fabulous wedding and styling company White Sage Events.
 
With Claire´s attention to details combined with her natural flair for style she really was suited to becoming a wonderful wedding planner and I have enjoyed watching her flourish as she has worked tirelessly to set up her successful business and is now reaping the rewards of working for herself and you can see she is totally devoted to her profession.
 
Do head over to Claire´s website to have a look at her fabulous work.
 
I thoroughly enjoyed seeing this Christmassy photo shoot Claire´s company recently put together, it is so festive and beautifully styled, the deep berry Christmas reds combined with the soft greys are a perfect winter wedding palette.  Claire´s attention to detail will ensure you have a wonderful wedding and this photo shoot just reinforces her wonderful sense of style.
 
We absolutely love it and are rather jealous we do not get many winter style weddings as there are so many wonderful decoration opportunities, but here in Spain all our brides wish to get married in the wonderful Mediterranean sunshine and who can blame them as Spain is known for it´s wonderful climate.
 
However with the exciting opening of the Marbella Club´s latest venture in the Sierra Nevada, the El Lodge Ski and Spa we are holding out hope now that we may indeed get some beautiful snowy winter style weddings to design, plan and host 🙂 
 
Imagine hosting your wedding in a wonderfully festive and snowy ski resort near Granada and bringing your guests down to the coast with a 2 hour drive for a beach party the next day!  How different would this be 🙂
 
I have done it, skiing all through the day and sitting in Marbella on the beach in my ski wear in the sunshine enjoying a cocktail in the evening, there are not many countries in the world where you can do this!
 
Claire´s wonderful colleagues involved in this photo shoot were
Claire at White Sage Events Shoot Coordination and Styling White Sage Events
Florist Best of Buds
Photography Lisa O´Dwyer
Wardrobe Styling Lindsay Moynagh
Hair Accessories Aisling Maher and Rangoli
Make Up Rosa Ospina
Hair Caitriona of Headrush
Stationery Citrus Ink Launching soon!
Cakes and Deserts Cloudberry Bakery
Models Jacqui Murphy and Sarah O´Connor
Alfie the Dog :)!
 
If you do hire Claire for your wedding planning please do make sure you change your entire colour scheme 10 days before your wedding and email your guest list the night before at 1.30am so she can create your table seating plans, table names and guest placecards ;)!

Shades of Grey for Winter

December 12th, 2012 Posted by About me, Christmas inspirations, My Inspirations, Party colours 0 thoughts on “Shades of Grey for Winter”
 
Anyone who knows me well knows I love Shades of Grey.
 
Not the book as I have not bothered to read it yet, albeit it is on my desk and Carla has already read this and stolen book number two, Fifty Shades Darker for her holidays!
 
But I love greys combined with silvers, golds or a statement colour.
 
I wear it all the time in the winter and I decorate my house in it as it such a wonderfully quiet, soft statement colour but so rich and luxurious. 
 
Although my house has a lot of grey, dark grey sofas and a grey marble floor, I throw in vibrant olive greens, crisp whites and hot pinks just to make sure we are not cold and sombre ;)! 
 
I do love this colour combination with the brighter colours  mixed in as after all we do live in the Mediterranean 🙂
 
I have put together this mood board of cosy grey winter images as I have many stored here in my favourite file. 
 
The soft colours of mistletoe, silver shoes (could not resist this one) sequins, another love of mine, cosy knits and general loveliness including an image of a very cuddly rabbit!
 
I so love this rabbit and wish I could have one but sadly allergic to most animals albeit I have two cats and a dog?!

Glamour and Sparkle Wedding Inspiration

December 9th, 2012 Posted by About Us, Christmas inspirations, Christmas Weddings, Fabulous Blogs, Glitter, Inspiration Boards, My Inspirations 0 thoughts on “Glamour and Sparkle Wedding Inspiration”

Who does not love a bit of glamour and sparkle, thrown in with a few diamonds of course!
 
We are busy here working away on ideas and inspirations for our 2013 weddings and gradually compiling mood and colour boards for our clients.
 
This involves weeks of looking for that one inspiration to set the next train of thought off and scanning hundreds or actually probably thousands of images as we put together designs and ideas.
 
My problem at the moment as we lead into the festive season is I keep being distracted by glitter and diamonds 😉
 
One fabulous blog I have found is Zsa Zsa Bellagio, if you are in need of some stylish inspirations or just wish to spend an hour looking at glamorous images this is the place to head over too.  Be prewarned you could be on this blog for much longer than an hour :)!

Reviva just got Festive!

November 24th, 2012 Posted by About Us, Christmas inspirations, Christmas parties, Christmas Shopping in Marbella, Delightful details, Fabulous Florals, Our Shop, Our Wedding Shop in Marbella 0 thoughts on “Reviva just got Festive!”
 
 
 
 
 

Here at Reviva we are known for our trend setting, gorgeous wedding designs throughout the summer.

But what girls cannot resist festive glitter and sparkle :)! 

We have added snow to our blog to get into the festive mood and are busy refurbing and filling our pretty shop with many delightful Christmas decorations and festive florals. 

 
 Our new fabulous Christmas glitter words have arrived, they are super sparkly and perfect for displaying on your mantlepiece or shelves to bring some very glittery festive cheer into your home. 
 
We are stocking a small selection but if you wish to have a personalised glitter word made for Christmas do pop down and see us or email us at info@reviva-weddings.com.
 
Our hugely popular vintage style signs fly off the shelves as soon as they arrive so we have just restocked, they make the perfect present all year round.
 
Next week we start creating fresh advent wreaths and stocking many beautiful Christmas foliages from fresh blue pines, berries, poinsettias and amaryllis.
 
If you wish to order a beautiful Christmas arrangement or bouquet please do pop in and make sure you are on our order book. 
 
Our talented styling team also offer a Christmas decoration service.
 Perhaps you want a gorgeous professionally dressed Christmas tree set up in your home, your mantelpiece dressed beautifully for a dinner party or some festive decoration for a corporate event.

 Whatever the occasion, from a private home to a company celebration let us help you decorate and dress your festive event with huge amounts of style!
 
We stock a range of Christmas cards and gift tags, gorgeous velvet glitter ribbons, (could not resist!) and some very sparkly candle holders all arriving next week as well as the festive month of December arrives!
 
Along with our beautiful flowers, plants and decorations you can be assured that popping into our shop to see us will be a treat and do hop into the Arte Cafe next door for a warming latte or hot chocolate or treat yourself to delicious breakfast or lunch.  Definitely a Christmas shopping trip worth putting in your diary!

Swedish Christmas Inspirations

November 18th, 2012 Posted by Bazaar Style, Christmas inspirations, Life in Spain, My Inspirations, My life, Scandinavian Style 0 thoughts on “Swedish Christmas Inspirations”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
It is that time of year where I have time to inspire myself as our wedding season comes to an end, Christmas is on it´s way and the rains have arrived in true spanish style, full force bucket fulls of water accompanied with flash floods, thunder, lightening and tornedos!
 
Days now seem incredibly short and it gets dark early which I find incredibly frustrating but keep telling myself now after 5 weeks the days will start to get longer again.
 
There seems so much to pack into such a short space of daylight hours at the moment.
 
But at night, I am lucky to still be sat outside tucked up on my cosy terrace, drinking lots of hot chocs as I spend long evenings looking at ideas, fashions and inspirations.
 
I do love the Northern European Style.
 
I sometimes wish I had two houses, one Scandinavian style as well as my Mediterranean style home. 
 
My Mediterranean home, is very Bazaar style, bright colours, white washed walls and flashes of bright colours, mainly olive greens, turquoises and pinks, sometimes perhaps a bit too much pink but I love it, albeit I am at the moment painting my kitchen a fabulous blue so there is a god :)! 
 
My home is a mess of things I have collected over the years that I am constantly trying to assemble into an order.  I am famous for binning things if they do not work so many items from my house have been dumped recently at our local bins as I minesweep our home yet again!  My family get rather worried when I am in this mood!
 
I have tried the Scandinavian style in my own home when I first moved here with dark grey walls, mixed with whites, gingham and white twigs and I just could not live with it, it was too sombre and just did not lift me at all. 
 
Yet I do love the style, perhaps it is something to do with the light, lifestyle, I am not sure.
 
When I worked in Display design, I had the most fabulous mentor and boss who was German and she certainly stamped her style on me as we were very good friends and worked together for years, it was not just her style but her lifestyle that shaped me without me realising how much, until now. 
 
Often when I am doing things or cooking some of her recipes handed down to me I can see how much I am like Hannah.  I have been thinking about her a lot this week as I decorate my home and turn out recipe after recipe that she taught me.  There are so many of her influences that I have continued into my adult life and I owe her for many a fabulous recipe, beautiful home and inspiration!
 
I have an affection for the wonderful simplicity the Northern Europeans have design wise and the fact they still use a lot of natural materials within their homes, styles and designs. I found this gorgeous website from Sweden to share with you Olsson and Jensen and I just love the style and photography along with their beautiful Christmas decorations to inspire you with a Swedish Christmas.
 
I am afraid I will be sticking to my silvers, vintage glass, shoe and handbag theme which is now mixed along with cupcake baubles in hot pinks ;)!  We are in Marbella after all!

Christmas Styling and Decoration Ideas

November 3rd, 2012 Posted by About me, Christmas inspirations, Christmas parties, Delightful details, My Inspirations 0 thoughts on “Christmas Styling and Decoration Ideas”
 
There are 54 sleeps until Christmas and now that Halloween is out the way, I have started thinking and planning for Christmas.
 
I absolutely love this time of year where there are so many amazing creative people starting to blog very magical, twinkling images inspiring us all to decorate our homes beautifully and enjoy what is a very pretty and festive occasion, it can never come around quickly enough for me! 
 
In fact the reason I trained as a window dresser was because as a small child I absolutely loved the magic of the Christmas displays in London in Selfridges, Harrods and Hamleys and by the age of 20 I was a fully fledged display designer creating them!
 
Torie Jayne is one of my favorite designers that I follow as I love her work and the clean crisp style she adopts and I was immediately entranced tonight by these beautiful Christmas images she shared from Lisabeth Dahl
 
So as Christmas approaches and the land of creative blogging becomes magical and wondrous I will share many inspirations with you from my rather fabulous reading list 🙂

Pink and Gold Christmas Inspiration

December 11th, 2011 Posted by About me, Christmas inspirations, My Inspirations, Party colours 0 thoughts on “Pink and Gold Christmas Inspiration”
Top Row 1st and 2nd image Better Homes & Gardens, 3rd Image Citrus & Orange, 4th Image Pinterest.
Second row Image 1,2 & 3
Citrus & Orange, 4 & 5 Image Unknown

Pink and Golds are definitely the in Christmas colour this year and are all over blog world.

I love them as these are the colours I have every year and mine are mixed with silvers and lots of crystal too collected over the years. I also use olive green as it is the other colour in my home but this year I am excited about using a touch of purple and deep turquoise too with lots of golds to bring a slightly grander feeling to our Christmas table. I have the crackers already and bought some beautiful olive charger plates and now on a search for a deep magenta velvet ribbon!

I thought with all these fabulous images I have found it would be lovely to create an inspiration board to share with you.

You really must head over to the Citrus and Orange blogspot, it is one of my favourite blogs and I can´t wait to see what Susana will be posting next as she shares her Christmas decoration ideas with us.

We also have some beautiful Christmas trees to share with you this week, sent in by our brides from the past few years and some of our brides for 2012 as we all get festive and share our creative ideas together!

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