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Wedding Speech Bingo

November 25th, 2018 Posted by Accessories for your Wedding, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Festive Fun, Fun Stuff, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Helpful Hints for Weddings, I Love, Ideas for Weddings, Making memories, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, My life, Our Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Spanish Wedding Stationery, Spanish Wedding Stationery in Marbella, Uncategorized, Unusual Ideas, Unusual Ideas for Weddings, Useful Information, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Printables, Wedding Speech Bingo, Wedding Speeches, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Stationery Marbella, Wedding Stationery Spain, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Wedding Speech Bingo”

One of the things I love most about our weddings are the speeches. I have listened to some amazing ones during my 12 years of wedding planning.  Some are hilariously funny and others really thought-provoking and tear-jerking.

Your wedding speeches are one of the highlights during your wedding day, they connect your guests as they listen to stories, they gain more of an insight into your lives with your family and close friends and it makes them happy they are celebrating your special day with you. Speeches do bring a closeness and warm fuzzy feeling into the dynamics of a wedding day.  (more…)

Extraordinary Cakes from Ivenoven

July 1st, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, desert tables, Extraordinary Inspirations, Fabulous Finds, Fun Stuff, I Love, Ideas for Weddings, Instagram Love, Lifestyle photography, My Inspirations, New Products, People we love, Styling Weddings, Sweet and treat tables for weddings, Trends for 2018, Unusual Ideas, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Crafting, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Trends for 2017 1 thought on “Extraordinary Cakes from Ivenoven”

As my business is weddings and styling, plus a background in interiors and design, I constantly watch trends emerging.  I am pretty good at predicting them and love watching talents emerge that really stand out from the crowds so had to share this amazing cake designer with you.

I found Ivenoven on Instagram and was immediately wowed by her amazing creativity and skills.

Her website is simple but really she does not need much else as her cakes speak for themselves, they are quite simply works of art. (more…)

Alternative Ideas for Wedding Message Books, Personalised Caricatures

November 15th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, Fun Stuff, Guest Book ideas, Our Weddings, Unusual Ideas 0 thoughts on “Alternative Ideas for Wedding Message Books, Personalised Caricatures”

Finally on the 10.11.12 we finished our season of wonderful weddings for 2012 and thought it would be a lovely idea, over the next few months, to share some of our new products we created for our clients in 2012.
We hope to inspire you with ideas and to share with you the amazing array of delightful details you can have to personal your wedding day.
Our personalised caricatures this year were a big hit and here are a few of our couples beautifully portrayed as cartoons 🙂  We loved them and they were definitely a fun and alternative idea to wedding guest books. 
All our couples that booked this were delighted with the results and there were many fun squeals of delight when they saw their caricatures!
All we need to create these are some photos of the happy couple, either together or individually, that we then send to our hugely talented man that can based in the UK.
Literally a day later we get back these wonderful caricatures, in a high resolution, that we then send to be printed onto a A3 or A2 print.
Once the prints are back we create a mount to surround them with enough room for the guests to leave useful, happy or drunk messages on 🙂 
It is a wonderful and fun keepsake that you can take home and frame. 
Much more visible than a satin guest book that will gather dust in a cupboard.
Our caricatures are perfect as well for destination weddings where getting anything onto a plane now requires the skill of fitting a king size duvet into a matchbox to weigh less than 0.2 kilos :)!
If you would like a caricature created for your wedding day please do contact us or hop onto our facebook page and leave us a message 🙂

Lemon Wedding at Zagaleta Casa Club, Spain

October 13th, 2012 Posted by Favours for Weddings, Our Weddings, spanish wedding themes, Themes for weddings, Unusual Ideas, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Venues in Spain 0 thoughts on “Lemon Wedding at Zagaleta Casa Club, Spain”

Earlier this year we were contacted by a charming couple who were organising their wedding here at the Zagaleta Casa Club and we were delighted to be hired not only to decorate the wedding with this fabulous zesty lemon theme but also as their planners and coordinators for their day here.
As they live in Dubai they felt they needed someone on the ground here that they could work easily with and that they could trust.
We have not shown actual people here as it was a private family wedding but we are delighted to share some of the fabulous details of this wedding to share and inspire you if you are planning a lemon themed wedding. 
The bride is a designer and created some delightful designs for the stationery which really made this wedding fun, from the pretty confetti bags and Order of Service to the rather novel wedding colouring books which I thought were a fabulous idea!
The favours were all lemon themed with lemon sherbets for the girls and lemoncello in cute bottles for the men.  There were a lot of ideas bounced around and the final details that went into this wedding were created by our bride and her sister.
Our piece de resistance at this wedding was our coconut shy which was organised as a surprise for the groom!  I loved creating this, we had the stands made earlier this year by a local ironmonger and as the wedding was a zesty lemon, blues and a soft grey theme I created a grey striped backdrop and decided to use haystacks to create an area to give it more form and create that country fairground feel to it. 
Behind it we hung our bare lightbulbs to give even more of a fairground feel and I think the final result was very pretty.   Anoulka, my design assistant extraordinaire even tied lemon and grey ribbons to the coconut posts which finished it off beautifully.
There were certainly no coconuts left the next day or any wooden balls, so can assume a good time was had by all and we do laugh as apparently the local stags and deer had eaten two of the haystacks within 3 days, so I could not return them to the hirers?!  At least we have happy animals unless they were the ones that ate the wooden balls!
The rest of the decor was kept simple as it is such a stunning setting so along with the lemon and ivory bridal bouquets we created table centrepieces using lots of candles in glassware to give more light, zingy yellow florals along with fresh lemons.
Fi created this gorgeous wedding cake, also inspired by our bride and the final result was a stylish and fun day in a glorious setting with perfect Spanish weather.
Our thanks to Anna Gazda for sharing these gorgeous photos with us.

Stylish Ideas for Favours and Weddings in Spain

July 21st, 2012 Posted by About Us, Alice in Wonderland themes, Delightful details, Favours for Weddings, Fun Stuff, spanish wedding themes, Unusual Ideas, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Planning service 0 thoughts on “Stylish Ideas for Favours and Weddings in Spain”
Here at Reviva HQ we have been very busy over the past few months and have created so many new and lovely ideas for our weddings we wanted to start to share these with you as they were such fun and perhaps an idea for you to easily create at your wedding to bring that extra dimension and a bit of fun to the celebrations.
We have and still do candy bars, we just get better everytime, and of course are still famous for our twinkly lights and candles but this year we have had a lot of fun creating very different ideas for our weddings.
Our olive bars have been a huge hit, just buy some large loaves, cut the top off and scoop out, fill with olives, placed on some cut off tree slabs with some gorgeous signs and wooden spoons and treat your guests to an olive bar 🙂  You can give out olive oil and olive favours too to share the Andalucian flavours with your guests!

We now hire out gorgeous lemonade dispensers should you wish to create a fresh lemonade bar, or indeed a pimms bar or a fresh juice bar, complete with paper straws and our very retro glassware this is a refreshing welcome for any hot wedding guest as you welcome them to your ceremony. 
We do stock paper straws and many other gorgeous party items at our shop in Elviria.
Our dressing up boxes have been a huge hit, whether you are having a photo booth or not it is amazing what a glittery hat and large sunglasses can do to your grandfather :)!
We supply dressing up boxes for weddings in vintage style cases full of stupid and fun dressing up things to bring out the child in every guest, we have endless photos of our weddings revisiting their youth :)!
Dancing shoes baskets, we started last year and they continue to be a welcome hit this year for sore feet, supply a basket of flip flops for your guests and they will love you forever. 
I dread to think how many times I have seen guests wobble out the church clutching their gorgeous shoes in their hands.
I think it is due to the heat here and whilst the shoes may feel fine in the UK or Ireland, the heat in Spain makes many peoples feet swell. 
The sight of a dancing shoe basket I think for many of these women I witness must be a godsend!
Our very popular spanish fans are still a must at every ceremony, we can provide plain or decorated fans to match your style of wedding and again are a godsend and a useful accessory for any wedding in Spain.  My advice is give them out at the ceremony and do not keep them for the reception 🙂
For our September weddings we have even more fabulous props and ideas, including fairground attractions, Alice in Wonderland style games, in fact we cannot wait to share all these with you.
Lawn croquet, coconut shies, candy floss, signage and dressing up boxes are all available now to hire from us to make sure your wedding turns into a party that your guests will love and remember.
Add a fun element to your wedding whether it be maracas and castanets to get your guests into the flamenco mood, or perhaps a more elegant foodie experience of hosting an olive bar, lemonade bar or a themed candy bar which again can double up as favours for your guests to take home or just have some serious fun with games, dressing up and chilling in one of our gorgeous Moroccan styled chill outs.
Images courtesy of Jeremy Standley, the famous sweet hogger (be warned if you have a candy bar) Anna Gazda who never looks like she has eaten a sweet in her life but has bought me some lethal vodka!

Love Padlocks in Spain

April 30th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, I Love, My Inspirations, Romantic Ideas, spanish wedding themes, Unusual Ideas, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Love Padlocks in Spain”
Attaching a padlock to a bridge and throwing the key into the river is seen as a symbol of enduring love and this rather romantic idea of love padlocks, otherwise known as love locks, is proving a popular craze in most cities across Europe after the publication of the 2007 cult best-seller Ho Voglia De Te (I Want You) which saw a young couple attach a padlock to the city’s Milvian Bridge and throw away the key into the river, as a sign of their love.  
This trend has spread, but not of course without controversy. 
Whilst it is a lovely romantic idea, it does appear sadly that in some cities it has caused problems with the weight of thousands of padlocks threatening structures and historical monuments, the Rialto bridge in Italy is one such structure that has suffered, I guess due to it´s already popular romantic setting. 
The not so romantic authorities of many cities have been apparently dismantling the padlocks with cutters, but in Moscow they have built metal trees instead on Luzhkov Bridge, giving a designated area for friends and lovers to express their love and affection.
Wouldn´t it be fabulous to have these in Marbella!

I was quite intrigued by this idea though and found out there is a bridge in most of the Spanish cities where this latest craze has developed including Malaga and Sevilla and even now in Madrid.
Perhaps Spain should now build some romantic structures to attract what I think is rather a romantic idea but in the meantime this could be perhaps bought into your wedding day either in the ceremony, stationery or even in the props.
I do love an inspiration so thought I would share this with you!

Pretty Paper Straws for Weddings

September 21st, 2011 Posted by Delightful details, My Inspirations, Unusual Ideas 0 thoughts on “Pretty Paper Straws for Weddings”
One of my summer obsessions has been paper straws, probably following on from the trend of paper cupcake wrappers, but aren´t they just beautiful and reminiscent of childhood days 🙂

I love the idea of personalising them for weddings and using them as cocktail stirrers with cute flags attached to them or presented in a vintage jar for guests to help themselves.

There are some lovely striped ones or even more exciting are polka dots! I have just ordered some more for our shop and I am sure Anoulka will hate me when she has cut out hundreds of these for our weddings! But it will be so worth it 🙂