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Behind the scenes of planning our 2017 Weddings!

November 23rd, 2016 Posted by About Us, Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Bridal Showers, Bridesmaids colours, Bridesmaids Ideas, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Ideas for Weddings, Inspirations, Life in Spain, Lifestyle photography, Marbella Weddings, My life, Our Weddings, Photoshoots, Planning a Destination Wedding, Running a business in Spain, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in the UK, Wedding Photographers, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Trends for 2017, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Behind the scenes of planning our 2017 Weddings!”

We are busy here now planning our 2017 and 2018 weddings with some delightful clients and cannot help but get excited!

Gorgeous venues are being booked, suppliers are being organised, food tastings, hair and make up trials, meetings with photographers, music being organised, churches and ministers being chosen,  and of course working on the styling, flowers and decor for these beautiful weddings.

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A Wedding Planners Winter, what do we get up to!

November 17th, 2016 Posted by About me, About Us, Blogging, Charity Evenings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Jewish weddings in Spain, Life in Spain, My life, People we love, Running a business in Spain, Weather in Marbella, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Photographers in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol 0 thoughts on “A Wedding Planners Winter, what do we get up to!”

I often wonder where the busy summer months go and of course in the winter we do slow down, but ever so slightly as there is always so much to catch up on.

So what do wedding planners get up to in the winter!

I thought it would be a nice idea to write a little blog post about what we have been up to and give our readers a little insight into our lives.

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Exotic Wedding Planning Conference

October 23rd, 2016 Posted by About me, Celebrity Weddings, City Weddings in Spain, Destination Weddings, Fairy godmother of weddings, Getting Married in Spain, Life in Spain, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Planning a Destination Wedding, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Running a business in Spain, Wedding Planners Spain, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Exotic Wedding Planning Conference”

I always love a trip to Barcelona and in a few weeks we will be heading up to this wonderful city again,  having been interviewed and selected by the Exotic Wedding Planning Conference to be one of their 12 Key Speakers and Jury Members, how exciting is that!

Reviva will be involved and playing a key role in a big event with over 100 wedding planners attending from all over the world along with hotels, designers, luxury brands, chefs and other wedding providers showcasing one of the largest conferences in the wedding industry. (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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Ceremony Times for Summer Weddings in Spain

September 13th, 2016 Posted by Beach Weddings in Marbella, City Weddings in Spain, Cool Wedding Ideas, Destination Weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Life in Spain, Mediterranean weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Spanish Weddings, Weather in Marbella, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Barcelona, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Ronda, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Sotogrande, Weddings in Spain, Weddings in Stiges 1 thought on “Ceremony Times for Summer Weddings in Spain”

The long awaited cooler September weather arrived today much to the delight of all the people who live and work in Southern Spain, we had fresh winds, even some rain, lots of yays on Facebook and even considering cardis and boots!

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Pretty Pastel Inspirations

March 25th, 2015 Posted by Easter and Spring Pastels, Inspiration Boards, Inspirations, Life in Spain, Pastel Weddings 0 thoughts on “Pretty Pastel Inspirations”
Here in Spain spring arrived finally a few weeks ago and then disappeared again?!  

After a gloriously warm week of Mediterranean spring sunshine the Spanish weather turned back into a rather gloomy, wet and windy week but finally I think we will be able to welcome the spring just in time for Easter.  

Mimosa trees are becoming heavily laden with their fluffy bright yellow blooms which always remind me of those cute Easter chicks decorations and we have wild baby irises popping up which are one of my favourite flowers.

With all these beautiful colours taking hold as spring and Easter arrive we thought we would share some pastel inspirations and prettiness with you.

All images were found on Pinterest and Burnett’s Boards.

Christmas In Malaga

December 15th, 2012 Posted by About me, Christmas in Malaga, Life in Spain, My life, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol 0 thoughts on “Christmas In Malaga”
 
 
 
This might sound dreadful but in all the years I have lived here I have never visited Malaga.  Usually I have been flying past the city either on route to the airport or to a wedding and have never been a tourist.
 
  We have hosted many weddings in Malaga at some gorgeous venues, including the Castillo de Santa Catalina, which has involved me whizzing through the very hot city centre in the summer at an alarming speed with ribbons, confetti and flowers streaming behind me 🙂 
 
We are also very much looking forward to planning and designing a fabulous 2 day wedding in Malaga this coming summer which is very exciting.
 
This week, however, I had the luxury of finally being a tourist embarking on a festive  pre Christmas day out with my good friend Loraine who runs Dream Weddings in Spain and our fabulous tour guide Kris McGuirk who incidently is a wonderful wedding photographer by day!  You can see we mix business with pleasure! 
 
I am fortunate to have met so many amazing people through my business who have since become good friends. 
 
What can I say, what a wonderful city Malaga is and I was completely spoilt with two fantastic hosts prepared to show me the sights, lights and tapas bars in Malaga´s city centre.
 
Loraine and I started off by hitting the Larios Shopping Centre and it was a big highlight to visit Primark, aren´t they fab for cosy socks and pj´s plus kids things!!  I had heard about this store but never visited one so was rather overawed by how busy it was!
 
After clutching a few too many shopping bags, full of cosy socks and glittery pink ugg boots for Twinks, Loraine and I then drove into the main city centre to be greeted by Kris, the hostess with the mostess!   
 
Kris then proceeded to whisk us off to many tapas bars with lots of copas de vino involved and the odd break to do a bit of sightseeing, it was amazing, there was so much to see. 
 
Kris truly won the tour guide award dragging us very reluctantly into gorgeous tapas bars and Moroccan tea shops and then proceeded to show us some fascinating cathedrals, churches, the brotherhoods displaying their Christmas nativity scenes along with the stunning processional floats they use at Easter and of course the Calle Larios for some festive Christmas lights, they were beautiful and the street was lined with entertainers and street vendors just like Barcelona. 
 
The day went far too quickly and we ended up at the top of the Marriot hotel on the roof terrace enjoying a very civilised vodka and tonic whilst admiring the rooftops of Malaga, the port with a cruise ship in and being startled by the occasional random firework being set off!
 
What can I say apart from I had such a wonderful day.  I now realise I need to go back to Malaga many times to see all the sights and more of this city and it´s history and do need of course to visit a few more of the wonderful tapas bars!
 
Tonight though I would like to express my deepest sadness at the horrific tragedy that has unfolded in the US, I have cried at the loss of so many innocent victims, it beggars belief to be honest and we send our thoughts and prayers to everyone who is suffering.
 
 

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!

Tutus and Tea

October 25th, 2012 Posted by About me, Caterers, Life in Spain, My Inspirations, My life 0 thoughts on “Tutus and Tea”
Gosh, as I type this blog post I am sitting curled cosily up on my terrace listening and watching some pretty serious rain! 
 
 
When it finally decides to rain here in Spain it really does chuck it down, hundreds of litres of the wet stuff is currently pouring out the skies along with a bit of lightening and thunder thrown in for good measure.
 
The weather here in Spain is never what I would describe as mild, it is either gloriously sunny or dramatically torrential rain!
 
Many of my clients, past and future, I have noticed are emailing me at the moment asking what I am up to and what we get up to in the winter 🙂  I thought this was rather sweet so sharing some of my ´what I get up to in the winter months with you!´
 
 
Well today the weather was grotty, and still is so it has been a day of working on wedding designs, blog and new ideas and inspirations, putting quotes together and it seems numerous cups of tea, tea first thing, tea with biscuit, tea with a chicken sandwich and tea with a cake! 
 
I have a dog that hates the rain so have had a day of trying to ply him out his hiding place and put him outside. I also have two cats I hate, they are a nuisance and of course with the rain they have been hanging around all day meowing and driving me insane.  However I ended up with all these animals is due to my two older daughters, pleading with me as children to get pets, now they have both left home and muggings here is left feeding and looking after them?!
 
Currently I am contemplating duck egg blue for my long neglected kitchen and considering making a tutu for Twinks, not sure why would just be fun! 
 
I have new lights and taps for the house but need to find a good handyman to put them all up, bedrooms need tidying up, reorganising and a freshen up and generally some housekeeping is going on!
 
 
We have a Halloween party planned for next week at Twinks´s school and of course now decorating the house with spooky things, so perhaps this is a good excuse to make a tutu for a Halloween party, if not it will be for Christmas fairy things! 🙂
 
It is a month for me of birthdays, me and my wonderful mother, friends and family visiting us, my aunt arrived last night and so far has not been blessed with the best weather Spain has to offer but nevertheless remaining cheerful!  We will see how she is on Saturday ;)!
 
Yesterday was spent decorating a corporate cocktail party and we are looking forward to a wedding in November so making lists and getting ready for this as well.
 
This evening I made a rather yummy beef curry, it seemed Mercadona had predicted the entire population would all want beef tonight and had a vast amount of it proudly displayed on their fresh meat counter so along with some very yummy Indian green chillis given to me by a lovely caterer this week, I was on a roll in the kitchen this afternoon.  It was delicious and we ate on our terrace albeit we are under cover and garden is currently waterlogged so did not venture out there!
 
We are currently refurbing the shop and also putting together a new very exciting spanish vintage stationery range with one of our brides from this year, updating all our products and planning marketing strategies so it is all very exciting times that we only have time for in the winter.
 
Many new clients are visiting us and we had 4 weddings book with us in the past week including a wedding in Girona which is very exciting as we expand across Spain 🙂  I have also noticed we are taking bookings for the entire year rather than isolated popular months which is interesting.
 
Life is a strange one though and you have to live it whilst you can, we had some rather tragic news today which I will not blog about as it is not appropriate at this time but life is there for today, make the most of it, I am, you never know what is around the corner x
 

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