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The Good, The Bad and the Slugs Under Rocks

June 30th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Cancelling a Wedding, Churches in Marbella, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Life in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, My life, Running a business in Spain, Storms in Marbella, Useful Information, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues Marbella, Wedding World Unveiled, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Spain 4 thoughts on “The Good, The Bad and the Slugs Under Rocks”

It is very rare and probably never happened before that I have posted such a blog post but I am so angered by this situation so here it is in black and white and for everyone to read in the big wide world of the internet in the hope that word gets out and about of this utterly ruthless couple who are currently plaguing and taking the piss our of our wedding world.  Excuse my French!

Our Wedding World, as we like to call it here, is a very close knit community.  All the venues and suppliers know each other and we are like one big family, with a few exceptions, and we look out for each other.

Together, with Lucy from Boutique Weddings, one of my good friends, we set up a closed Facebook group about 2 years ago,  purely for all the wedding suppliers here in Southern Spain.

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A Guide to Real Life Working Inspiration Boards for your Wedding

June 24th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Beach Weddings, Beach Weddings in Marbella, Blogging, Botanical Weddings, Bouquets, Churches in Marbella, Cool Wedding Ideas, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairytale Weddings, Florists in Marbella, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gin Bars for Weddings, Gin Palaces for Weddings, Gorgeous Table Settings, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Ideas for Weddings, Inspiration Boards, Inspirations, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, My Inspirations, My life, Planning a Destination Wedding, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in the UK, Table Settings, Themes for weddings, Useful Information, Wedding Colours, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flowers Marbella, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Stationery Marbella, Wedding Stationery Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Trends for 2017, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Wedding World Unveiled, Weddings in Marbella 0 thoughts on “A Guide to Real Life Working Inspiration Boards for your Wedding”

As many of our followers know we are not just Wedding Planners with excel spreadsheets, although of course we have these and like to make them look pretty 🙂

With a background in interior design and retail merchandising, I am an experienced wedding stylist and I work with our clients to ensure their imagination is perfectly translated in preparation for their day.  I don’t just turn our clients over to a florist and other suppliers to pull off a look in the hope you will get the dream day you imagined.

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How to handle a hot wedding!

June 18th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Churches, Churches in Marbella, City Weddings in Spain, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Life in Spain, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Running a business in Spain, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish Weddings, Useful Information, Weather in Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Marbella, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Ronda, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Sotogrande, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “How to handle a hot wedding!”

This past week Spain has had a heatwave, which is unusual for the middle of June, but temperatures have risen to the 40’s inland and over 30 on the coast.  This, my lovelies, is shade temperature 🙂

Many of my past clients have said to me “don’t worry we have nothing but clouds and rain here and are looking forward to seeing some sunshine and blue skies”.

Well this ain’t pleasant sunshine and blue skies, this is searingly fierce heat, it is like being locked in a sauna for the day!

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The Wedding with the Tiniest Car Ever!!

November 6th, 2016 Posted by About Us, Blush for Weddings, Churches, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, I Love, Our Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration, Spanish Weddings, Storms in Marbella, Styling Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Cakes in Spain, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Shttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifol, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “The Wedding with the Tiniest Car Ever!!”

Some weddings have certain elements about them that will always be etched in your memories and this fabulous wedding of Niamh and Andrew is one of them.

Actually for quite a few reasons, of which some they have no idea about, but firstly because of their tiny vintage 500 fiat car they hired for their wedding.   For me, it just made their day, it was fun, cute and just probably the most unwise choice for a wedding car but gosh did we love it and doesn’t it make for some really great photos!   (more…)

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A Thoughtful Day

October 4th, 2016 Posted by About Us, Beach Weddings in Marbella, Charity Evenings, Churches in Marbella, Destination Weddings, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairytale Weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Legalities of getting married in Spain, Life in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, My Inspirations, My life, Our Weddings, People we love, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Spanish Weddings, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Weddings for physically challenged people in Marbella, Weddings in Marbella 6 thoughts on “A Thoughtful Day”

It is not often I post about things like this but I do feel after the past few months that I need to sound my voice on a subject I had not really experienced before but wish to share it with you.

Our jobs, as wedding planners, means we meet people from all walks of life, some very wealthy in terms of life and money, others planning delightful weddings on a budget and sadly I have done weddings for terminally ill people. (more…)

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We are being spoilt, some more fabulous testimonials!

September 28th, 2016 Posted by About Us, Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Candy Bars in Marbella, Castle weddings in Spain, City Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Fairytale Weddings, Getting Married in Spain, Life in Spain, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, My life, Our Weddings, People we love, Planning a Destination Wedding, Running a business in Spain, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Testimonials, Wedding Decorations, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Shttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifol, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Ronda 0 thoughts on “We are being spoilt, some more fabulous testimonials!”

As we head towards the autumn here now in Spain and start to quieten down, there is nothing nicer than receiving a thank you and we have been spoilt already this week with two :)! (more…)

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Stunning Summer Garden Wedding in Marbella

September 10th, 2016 Posted by Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fabulous Florals, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Fairytale Weddings, Favours for Weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, Lanterns and Candles, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, Our Weddings, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Secret Garden Wedding, Sequins for Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Signs Spain, Wedding Stationery, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Marbella, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Spain 1 thought on “Stunning Summer Garden Wedding in Marbella”

Yayyyy, here we are on our new shiny space and our new blog!

We are so excited with our new website and a million thank you’s to Yummp Design Studio in Fuengirola for putting me out of my winter misery and creating me exactly the website I had dreamed of! (more…)

Guess where we are featured! In Style Me Pretty Little Black Book

June 19th, 2013 Posted by About me, Destination Weddings, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, My Inspirations, Style Me Pretty, Styling Weddings, wedding planners Marbella 0 thoughts on “Guess where we are featured! In Style Me Pretty Little Black Book”
Many moons ago when I started Reviva Weddings I spent hours scouring the websites for inspiration and fabulous ideas, I fell upon many beautifully created websites sharing love for all things weddings and styling.


One of the first websites, I recall, was the Knot followed closely by Martha Stewart Weddings.   
Snippet and Ink had some beautiful inspiration boards and as I worked on my own business I often browsed the internet looking for the latest wedding trends and fashion.  


I soon recognised some of the Wedding World Web leaders as being Junebug Weddings and Style Me Pretty and never in a million years did I think I would ever achieve being accepted and featured on both these amazing websites as one of their recommended Destination Wedding Planners and Designers.


My love of all things Spain, combined with my professional design and styling skills, I am fortunate to have created an amazing business whilst bringing up my smallest daughter and juggling two teenage daughters, which I am hugely proud of, delivering beautiful weddings to our wonderful clients time and time again.

So after many years of hard work, I am known for burning the midnight oil, I am thrilled to have achieved so much and absolutely love what I do.


Plus I am also known for scoffing wedding cake samples, trying to steal cupcakes, standing on my soapbox about commissions in wedding world, earned the honorary title of the Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol who waves her magic wand hence my magic sparkles on our Blog that follow the cursor, surviving on less sleep than Maggie Thatcher and drinking coffee until it comes out my ears 🙂

I am now delighted to have Reviva recognised as one of the most creative and innovative Wedding Designers and Planners in Spain.


We are squeaking with excitement to be featured in Style Me Pretty´s family on their Little Black Book as recommended Wedding Planners and Stylists here in Spain.

I would also like to thank our team who have supported me and helped me to get where we are today, including Carla, Isabel, Loraine and Anoulka, an amazing array of hugely talented girls who are all passionate as I am about weddings, along with the fabulous suppliers, venues and photographers we have the pleasure of working with, without whom we could not create our weddings and showcase our hard work.


 And last but of course the most important, all the beautiful brides and their handsome grooms and lovely families who have trusted us to create their magical days.


I sound like I am standing on the stage for an Oscar, but we are proud of our achievements however will not cry or waffle on about our families!

The images on this post are a sneak peek from a beautiful wedding we planned and styled at the iconic Marbella Club two weeks ago, more to come on this wedding and our thanks to Agata Jensen Photography for a sneak peek of this beautiful wedding 🙂

New Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol

January 23rd, 2013 Posted by About me, Beach Weddings in Marbella, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Marbella, Running a business in Spain 0 thoughts on “New Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol”

January is not one of my favourite months, it is coldish, all the sparkly things have been put away, we are all supposed to stop eating chocolate, embark on diets and everyone seems to be wearing tracksuits and trainers :)!   

All of us super women should by now have completely reorganised our storage in every cupboard, have a spotlessly clean house, be attending the gym twice a day, creating super, culinary, lean, healthy meals, given up the coveted glass of well earned wine and still of course be working and looking after our children.

We are also embarking on our newly prepared household spreadsheets, managing to budget and balance the books, finding cheaper utility suppliers (which in Spain do not exist!) and generally tidying everything up and preparing for another year which will descend into the usual chaos around Easter when we can eat chocolate again :)!  Better still Valentines Day which is now only 21 sleeps away!!


I also find if something can go wrong it will in January, so can you imagine my horror the other night when my dearly not so beloved emptied a glass of wine over my computer, he has not given up the wine or embarked on a diet and is very accident prone.  My heart and computer died and not so beloved partner escaped a near death.

But along came a Fairy Godmother in the tiny shape of Fay at My Destination Marbella.  


Fay recently, and very romantically, became engaged to a wonderful man called Mark and I was supposed to be meeting Fay for a pre wedding chat but I knew I had to get my computer and work sorted out asap. 

I was in a state when I sent Fay an email in the morning.  My state is usually a very calm quiet moment with lots of swear words ringing around my head of which there were quite a few followed by some louder swear words on this occasion 🙂

I have to hand over my Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol title now to Fay, I think we could start something here!  

As soon as Fay heard about my predicament she efficiently starting waving her magic wand for me and her fabulous team of techies, including her H2B, at My Destination Marbella had rescued my computer and all it´s contents within 12 hours.  Never have I been so impressed and grateful.


My Destination is a global travel resource that is powered by a diverse community of hundreds of local experts. Passionate about providing the best value for money, they work closely with the global partners whilst supporting local businesses. As a result, they make travel experiences inspired, more enriched, and quite simply, better.

Their local experts are on the ground and personally experience what each of their destinations has to offer. Armed with this unrivalled local knowledge their local experts produce comprehensive information in the form of travel articles, local tips, guides, reviews, videos and panoramic virtual tours. 

They began in 2006, picked up numerous awards along the way, and today count over one hundred destination offices worldwide.   If you want any up to date information about Marbella and the surrounding areas, My Destination Marbella has it covered.

Reviva Weddings are featured on there as well in their services section, it is well worth popping over to have a look as there is so much information about Marbella.

So now added to my already long January list is to make sure I am even more super efficient and back up my computer every night!  I have been told 🙂  

I am also hugely excited about Fay and Mark´s wedding which will be held on one of our fabulous beaches here in Marbella, so watch this space!  It will be my turn to wave my magic wand again!

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