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Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Spain Part One!

December 29th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Churches, Destination Weddings, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Hacienda Weddings in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Hidden costs of weddings abroad, Life in Spain, Making memories, Mediterranean weddings, My life, Olive themed wedding, Our Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Running a business in Spain, Spain, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish food, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Tapas, Useful Information, Venues, Wedding Budgets, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Weddings in Andalucia, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Finding the Perfect Wedding Venue in Spain Part One!”

During the Christmas and New Year holiday many couples will become engaged and start thinking about perhaps hosting a destination wedding.

Over the past 10 years Spain has seen a huge increase in destination weddings for a number of reasons. (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…)

Merry Christmas from Reviva!

December 23rd, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Blogging, Christmas in Malaga, Christmas in Spain, Christmas inspirations, Christmas parties, Destination Weddings, Fairy godmother of weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Happy Christmas, Life in Spain, Making memories, Marbella, My life, New Year in Marbella, People we love, Reviva Facebook Page, Running a business in Spain, Spanish Weddings, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service 0 thoughts on “Merry Christmas from Reviva!”

Here at Reviva, we are signing out now for a break during the Christmas holidays and a well earned rest from the inbox!

I should really do a gushy post about how fabulous 2017 has been, how wonderful 2018 is going to be, etc so here it is from the heart. (more…)

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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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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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…)

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…)

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.


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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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