Posts in Festive Fun

Post Christmas Decorating

December 27th, 2017 Posted by About me, Christmas in Malaga, Christmas in Spain, Christmas inspirations, Decorating post Christmas, Delightful details, Fabulous Florals, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Festive Fun, Inspirations, Interior Design, Lanterns and Candles, Life in Spain, Marbella, My Inspirations, My life, New Year in Marbella, Sparkle and Shimmer, Wedding Stylists Spain, Whites, Winter Decor, Winter Weddings, Winters in Spain, Woodland Wedding 0 thoughts on “Post Christmas Decorating”

A comment from one of my lovely travel writer friends this Christmas holiday really made me sit up.

He said he was off to check out my blog for some Christmas inspiration and I was really surprised when he said my decor and ideas inspired him.  I did not realise I had an avid following searching for design and style tips! (more…)

What a wonderful week!

December 25th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Blogging, Bouquets, Christmas in Malaga, Christmas in Spain, Christmas inspirations, Christmas Weddings, Churches in Marbella, Cool Wedding Ideas, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Fabulous Blogs, Fabulous Finds, Fairy godmother of weddings, Festive Fun, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Happy Christmas, I Love, Ideas for Weddings, Inspirations, Life in Spain, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Making memories, My Inspirations, My life, Running a business in Spain, Style Me Pretty, Winter Weddings 0 thoughts on “What a wonderful week!”

Everyone keeps telling us business owners we have to shout out about us, what we are (erh a human!), what we do (plan weddings and make them look amazing!) and our lives! (mine is pretty boring!)

So as I sit here patiently waiting for Santa to arrive before I can go to bed, I have been reflecting on the past week. (more…)

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.


Latest Trend, Coloured Smoke Bombs for Weddings

October 9th, 2016 Posted by Accessories for your Wedding, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, Fabulous Finds, Festive Fun, Fun Stuff, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, I Love, Ideas for Weddings, Inspirations, New Products, Pink, Retro Style Weddings, Romantic Ideas, Styling Weddings in Spain, Unusual Ideas for Weddings, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding trends for 2016, Wedding Trends for 2017 0 thoughts on “Latest Trend, Coloured Smoke Bombs for Weddings”

We are in love with this latest trend of 2016 that we will see a lot more for 2017 weddings, don’t they just make for fabulous photos!!

They cast a billowing coloured smoke which lasts apparently for about 5 minutes, enough time to get some great atmospheric photos.


Party in a Box From West Elm

December 14th, 2013 Posted by About me, Festive Fun, My Inspirations, New Year in Marbella, Party Designs 0 thoughts on “Party in a Box From West Elm”
Now I have my orange tree in my garden covered in fairy lights it looks like the Singing Ringing Tree, an East German fairytale that scared the life out of me when I was a child, but we are now looking very festive and sparkly!  Is it only me or does anyone else remember this short film?!

The trees they decorate at Picasso restaurant in Puerto Banus also remind me of this old fairytale particularly with the red apples and fairy lights!  I often sit there and expect them to start moving, shaking and ringing!

It is so lovely this time of year to have time to spend time with my youngest daughter. 

Today we went to a birthday party and it was magical to watch her having such a fun evening with her little friends.  They had their beautiful faces painted and ran around for hours squeaking with each other in their high pitched Spanish voices whilst enjoying a birthday tea party and lots of fun games.

Sometimes there are things thrown at you that are so completely out the box it is hard to comprehend, even when you have already had some fairly testing experiences which they call life, somewhere deep within the human resources as you are faced with even greater challenges it makes you focus and draw upon what is important, to try not be frightened by what you see and to continue to do what you love.

To make sure you take time to enjoy simple precious moments whether it be family, friends, focus on enjoying them and everything that makes you happy.  I did this today at the party, it is normally something I would dread but enjoyed every moment of the noisy mayhem today!

Whilst I know many people are now deep in the midst of Christmas parties I am personally preferring to have quieter times in my own beautiful home and enjoying taking time to refresh the brain, find new trends and look at beautiful things, gathering fresh ideas and getting inspired.  

This is what makes me happy and feel at peace and I am grateful that my design skills are able to transport me to a beautiful world and to look at things that make me smile and enable me to switch off and relax.

I really wish I had more time during the year to visit these fabulous websites as I am sure all my Christmas shopping would now be done instead of planning the next week frantically dashing around La Canada!  I have kind of put everything off this year, not sure why as it will still arrive but perhaps have not been in the mood as I face different challenges.

Anyone that knows me knows I love sparkle and any excuse for a party or to throw myself into festivities armed with my hugely organised check list, Santa list and everything is perfectly turned out for Christmas list, this year I have kind of waned I think to try to put the not so nice things off too but of course that won´t happen and I now have less than two weeks to get off my butt and get organised.

However tonight I am relaxing, looking for lovely things to inspire me and I am swooning over West Elm and love the idea of a Party in a Box.  Gorgeous entertaining essentials and aren´t they just such a fabulous idea to quickly bring some glamour into perhaps a New Year´s Eve soiree.

Whilst I love the muted silver blush collection, which is a hugely popular colour scheme for our 2014 weddings, the jewel collection is so much more me with the gold sequins!

Just loved these so had to share and be warned you could spend hours on this website 🙂   

There is a fabulous range of mercury glassware which sadly is not shipped to Europe and I also have my eye on some lamp bases and the snow globes, which I seem to have started collecting, are beautiful.

I hope sharing my finds sprinkles some sparkle into your festivities and brings a smile and a bit of glamour and hopefully some festive inspiration.

Sparkling Christmas Beauty Tips from Nikki

December 1st, 2012 Posted by Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Delightful details, Festive Fun, Glitter, Shiny Sponsors 0 thoughts on “Sparkling Christmas Beauty Tips from Nikki”

December has finally arrived and we are all set to sparkle and shimmy through Christmas.  With parties and glitter on our minds we are delighted to share some fabulous make up and beauty tips from our make up expert Niki at Marbella MakeUp to ensure we are all glittering for the festive season!
Our gorgeous tips from Niki.
Add a hair accessory for instant glamour opt for diamante clips and combs which are easy to grip into the hair.
Apply a touch of glitter or shimmery lipgloss. This can be worn alone or apply over the top of your favourite lipstick.
For gorgeous glowing skin this winter apply a highlighter.  I prefer crèmes rather than powders which can appear heavy.  Apply using fingertips to blend gently under the arch of the brow bone and down onto the top of the cheekbones. I love Benefit Highbeam and Moonbeam as well as MAC’s strobe cream.

For glitzy nails choose a glitter nail polish, this can be clear and worn alone over a bare nail or on top of your favourite colour.  Choose the latest craze 3D nails! Nazila’s nail glitz will embellish your fingertips with beautiful jewels.
Apply a shimmering body lotion or oil for gleaming radiant skin.  I love Nuxeshimmer oil this hydrates skin and leaves a gorgeous golden sheen.
If you are all about the eyes apply a line of glitter gel eyeliner along the lashline or add a touch of glitter on top of your eyeshadow.  If you like to experiment with colour use a shimmering bright eyeshadow or pigment to create dramatic eyes.
Accessorise your eye makeup by added a set of sparkly false lashes.  If you are not quite that daring try applying a few individual cluster lashes or a set of corner lashes for a more subtle glamorous effect.  Apply using DUOadhesive available at MAC for long lasting wear.
Create a metallic silver smoky eye.  Apply a kohl pencil around the eye smudging and blending well using a small firm brush.  I like to use MAC’s 219 brushfor this.  Apply a little black or dark grey shadow on top to set the liner and intensify the colour. Next apply silver over the lid up to the socket blending well.
For some more festive inspiration see my glitter and sparkle mood-board on Pinterest and wishing you all a very sparkly Christmas!

More Festive Fun

December 1st, 2011 Posted by About Us, Christmas inspirations, Festive Fun 0 thoughts on “More Festive Fun”
December has finally arrived and it does not seem that long ago I was packing away our decorations, but this morning heralded, not only my much needed tea, but the opening of the advent calendar and a very excited Twinkle Toes!

This afternoon our tree was resurrected and is now work in progress for the next few days!

Last year we started a fun Compare your Christmas tree decorating efforts and this year we would like to do the same so send us photos of your trees for us to post and inspire everyone.
You can find us on Facebook

We will be posting on here so email us your photos

We will be sharing many festive ideas with you over the next few weeks and would like to wish all our clients, suppliers and readers a truly festive, fun and peaceful December.
Our lovely images are from Pinterest.