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Rocking in Barcelona!

October 6th, 2017 Posted by About Us, City Weddings in Spain, Cocktails for Weddings, Confetti for Weddings, Cool Wedding Ideas, Destination Weddings, Fairy godmother of weddings, Getting Married in Spain, Grooms, Guest Book ideas, Our Weddings, People we love, Planning a Destination Wedding, Retro Style Weddings, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Same sex weddings, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Sweet and treat tables for weddings, Venues, Wedding Ceremonies 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, Weddings in Barcelona, Weddings in Spain, Weddings in Stiges 0 thoughts on “Rocking in Barcelona!”

Well what can I say about these two!  Matt and Jason, brilliant fun, awesome was another word thrown around a lot and we loved every minute of planning their wedding in Barcelona!

Right from day one, I knew this was going to be a very special and fun wedding.

After presenting different venues then narrowing them down to the final choices,  Matt and Jason flew out to view their wedding venues with Petra, they knew instantly the Torres del Leones was the perfect venue and worked with their envisaged wedding style.

I first met Matt and Jason in person at their food tasting a few months later,  from that day on I knew this was going to be a wedding filled with humour.
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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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Confetti for Weddings

January 11th, 2015 Posted by About Us, Confetti for Weddings, Styling Weddings, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Wedding Crafting 0 thoughts on “Confetti for Weddings”
For personal reasons I have had a blog hiatus but now we are slowly coming back from a difficult time and welcoming 2015 with more fabulous ideas, inspirations and real weddings from Spain.  

We are going to share many of our insider tips for a more Martha style blog this year and show you how we create our details for our gorgeous weddings.  

So we start this year with confetti as I am always amazed how many of our clients overlook this element for their wedding day.  

It is often a last minute addition to their wedding day decor lists but, for me personally, it is one of the prettiest and celebratory items you can include for a bit of sparkle and fun.

There are so many wonderful ideas out there so we thought we would share some with you that we also create here in our studio.  You can step away from the rather overdone confetti cones and introduce something much more creative and fun!

We are in love with these confetti wands including of course a touch of glitter.  

Glitter could of course be a bit messy for a wedding day, I spend my life covered in glitter!, so why not add in some sequins or as we did earlier this year for one of our weddings in Toledo some glitter baby pom poms.

Confetti bags are always a lovely alternative to cones and easy to pretty up with personalised wedding stamps or printed labels.  Fill with biodegradable coloured paper, we often use heart or butterfly punches to create our clients confetti but do make sure the paper does not run and create nasty stains before adding it to you confetti mix.
Lightweight paper, such as tissue paper, works well as it stays in the air longer. 

Confetti bars are set for 2015, a fun idea as your guests gather for your ceremony.   

These are along the same lines as a candy bar but using containers filled with different items to make up confetti, you could use rice, sequins, pom poms, coloured paper, glitter if you wish to get messy, lavender, rose petals, the list is endless!  Confetti bars can be styled and colour themed to match your wedding so you could create the vintage look or have a fabulous retro riot of colour.

A good idea for guests to use to create their confetti mix are sturdy cupcake wrappers, we created some this year using gold card cupcake wrappers and it worked a treat!

This idea maybe difficult to create though if you are having a church wedding but confetti does not always have to be thrown at the ceremony, you can plan it back at your venue for when the bride and groom enter or later as you leave.

Do always check with your venue though before planning the throwing of the confetti, many venues and churches sadly have banned it, due to the mess, but if you can throw some sparkly things around go for it or just save it for another occasion!

All images were found on Pinterest.

Confetti Ideas for Weddings

October 8th, 2012 Posted by Confetti for Weddings, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Ideas for Weddings, Wedding Trends for 2013, Weddings in Marbella 0 thoughts on “Confetti Ideas for Weddings”

I adore confetti, it is a must for every wedding, however I find many brides and grooms overlook this romantic moment and gorgeous photo opportunity.
 
So where does the tradition come from, according to Wiki it is a tradition that has stemmed from the Hindus throwing rice at their celebrations and was introduced to Europe by the The Ven. Thomas Dealty, rector of St. Mary’s Church in Swillington between 1872-1878, and he is credited with having introduced the habit of throwing confetti at weddings, from his observation of rice thrown at Hindu weddings in his previous position as Archdeacon of Madras.
 
 
The word confetti also comes from the Italian tradition of providing sugar coated almonds, confit.
 
Having had a lot of experience now with the art of confetti I thought I would share a few ideas and tips with you.
 
 
It seems now that the wedding party have to provide the confetti for their guests. Way back, many moons ago when I was a young girl, I remember at all weddings it was the guests who bought the confetti and took a cardboard box of the lovely retro horseshoe confetti in their handbags ready to throw at weddings.
 
 This is now something of the past and guests expect it to be provided for them at weddings and rarely do I see guests arriving at weddings with their confetti at the ready!
 
 
Perhaps it is as we are also now faced with the non eco friendliness of confetti having had it banned in so many churches due to the mess left behind that guests are never quite sure of the protocol and wait to see what is provided when they arrive.
 
So for the past few years we have found fresh or freeze dried petals were the way forward here in the Spanish churches but it is still a good idea to double check first. 
 
If the church or ceremony area where you live still bans confetti then do not write this off, good opportunities can be found throughout the celebrations, when the bride and groom enter the reception or cocktail, at the cake cutting or even the first dance. 
 
You can even have gorgeous retro style confetti balloons over the dance floor ready to pop over your heads as you do your first waltz :)!
 
 
Petals are either presented in baskets for the guests to grab a handful or in pretty confetti cones of which there are many different styles and colours available.
 
 
The advantage of providing delicate petals in cones is if the guests are clutching a handful of rose petals for a long time, sweaty hot hands and petals are not a good combination resulting in soggy squashed petals being thrown in clumps by the time the bride and groom make their exit from their ceremony.
 
Confetti cones are still a very popular item at our weddings, particularly our decorated and personalised ones and prevent the soggy hand syndrome!
 
This year we took a look at presenting some different ideas for our confetti at weddings aside from the petals, rice, lavender, dried delphiniums and petals (I am not personally keen on the smell of the dried flowers). 
 
The fabulous eco friendly rice butterfly confetti has been a big hit combined with the petals in confetti cones.  It stays in the air longer, as it is lighter, and is very pretty and of course eco friendly which is hugely important to me.
 
We also created some lovely personalised paper confetti bags, again stuffed with rose petals and rice butterflies, these are rather fun and we aptly used Spanish graphics and words on them such as Petalos de Rosas, a huge hit and very vintage 🙂
 
 
I do love the retro though and see this coming back into our weddings for 2013, using brightly coloured polka dot style paper confetti, gorgeous colour combinations of biodegradable tissue paper confetti with a bit of sparkle and different ideas of presenting it, either stuffed into see through glassine envelopes or to get into the Mexican fiesta style spirit of things presented as Cascarones in brightly coloured eggs!
 
 
You do not need to provide confetti for every guest, this is something that to be honest if you were providing 120 cones the costs would soon mount up and it is an awful lot of confetti cones to fit into baskets and rather a lot of people that need to be near you to throw it! 
 
Usually for a wedding party of 100 people I suggest that about 30 cones or confetti bags are suffice for guests to take and throw over the happy couple, obviously if you wish to add more then the merrier but if you are panicking about providing everyone with a confetti cone or bag don´t. 
 
If you want to do the maximum then I would suggest one cone per couple, it is the girls that love to throw them!
 
 
Present the confetti either in a basket for your ushers to hand out to your guests or place them on the seats near the ceremony and down the aisle.
 
Let´s not forget we do not need a wedding to thrown confetti it is a fun thing to do for hen nights, Christmas and New Year, perhaps we can even shower our friends on their birthdays just for a bit of colour and fun :)!
 
I am certainly going to have a go at the Cascarones for New Year they look rather fun and if you have one broken over your head it is supposed to bring you luck!
 
For our 2013 weddings and parties we will be offering a whole range of ideas for confetti from the pretty cones, rice butterflies, petal bags, retro style confetti, laser cut confetti shapes and confetti balloons.  If I succeed with the eggs for New Year then we will offer these but do think this will be a no go, I cannot see us blowing eggs in June!

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