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Making Dreams Come True in Marbella

January 23rd, 2018 Posted by Beach Weddings, Beach Weddings in Marbella, Churches in Marbella, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairytale Weddings, Florists in Marbella, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, Making memories, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, My Inspirations, My life, Paperwork for Weddings in Spain, People we love, Pink Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Uncategorized, Venues, Weather in Marbella, Wedding Cakes in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Dresses in Spain, Wedding Flowers Marbella, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Weddings for physically challenged people in Marbella, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Making Dreams Come True in Marbella”

I don´t really know where to start with this epic wedding so I will start at the beginning!

Mary first got in contact with me in June 2016.  I had been recommended to her by a great Irish Photographer and Videographer, Dougie Farrell from Silverscreen Weddings,  thanks Dougie, I still owe you a drink!!!

Being half Irish and having organised over 100 Irish weddings here in Spain, I was rather intrigued by Mary´s enquiry as she then explained to me her fiancee was wheelchair bound, so a challenge was set for me, and I love a challenge!

I have to be honest, this was the first wedding in over 10 years of being in business, where I had to consider a disability, so the search was on to find suitable venues which were wheelchair friendly and as it was going to be a Catholic church wedding, we also had to check out all the churches and see which ones offered easy access for wheelchairs.

Once I had gathered all the information that Mary and Marc needed they flew out to visit our final list of venues and churches and to make sure everything was accessible for Marc.  The only criteria Mary really had was something with a view of the beach and more modern rather than rustic, we always knew rustic was never going to work.

Their venue viewing visit duly arrived, I was so excited to meet with them having got to know them by email and phone calls and was intrigued as to which venue they would settle on.  After completing their venue tour with the help of a fabulous taxi driver, Diego, who had an wheelchair adapted car, they finally settled on the Melia Don Pepe Hotel as Mary and Marc adore the town of Marbella and had fallen in love with the venue.

The Melia Don Pepe is located on Marbella´s promenade which Marc found really easy to negotiate, and it is full of fabulous restaurants, beaches and hotels, it was the ideal location to base their wedding and to have other pre and post wedding get togethers.

I too love the Melia, it reminds me of when I was a child and my parents used to take me swimming there in the winter as it was the only heated pool at that time in Marbella, as well as the Marbella Club, so I have fond childhood memories of this hotel!

Now I am talking a long time ago as I am not a millennial!  The 5 Star Melia Don Pepe for me is quintessentially the old stylish Marbella, hugely popular with the upper class Spanish holidaying in Marbella and has a wonderful old world Marbella charm about it and the location is perfect for anyone wanting to stay in the actual town of Marbella.

So the venue was chosen, the date was set and after Mary and Marc had tested out the Encarnacion Church in the beautiful Old Town of Marbella to make sure Marc could access it we were ready to roll and plan the rest of their wedding.

I do have some very funny stories about this wedding as we had the second visit and our subsequent emails I got to know them so much better. From Marc getting very sloshed at the food tasting, as he was not used to drinking wine, which we still giggle about, to his 16 hour open bar demand!!!  The whole wedding planning process was just hilarious, fun and we became good friends leading up to their wedding.

So Mary and Marc finally arrived for their dream day and firstly stayed at the beautiful Amare Hotel, which Mary had also fallen in love with having stayed there on their previous trip.  They then transferred to the Melia for their wedding and all their guests started to arrive.  It was an exciting time and I was feeling rather nervous and emotional as so wanted everything to be perfect, I knew I was going to cry!

After a beautiful ceremony, where I did shed a tear albeit you can catch a glimpse of me smiling as Mary entered the church, it was a perfect day however in the afternoon the winds picked up and it was blowing an absolute gale.  This is quite common here particularly in June and September, which strangely enough are our busiest months but as always with the weather it is hit and miss.

We had to call a meeting as to whether to move the wedding inside or remain positive the winds would die down, as they often do here at sunset, and keep the wedding outside.  In the end we decided that the Irish did not come here to go inside so we kept the wedding outside and thankfully the gale force winds dropped ready for the evening 🙂

I cannot describe this wedding really apart from what a ball everyone had.  Mary and Marc had the best wedding ever and everyone had the most fabulous time, from a lovely cocktail in the gardens to a dinner overlooking the Mediterranean with, as you can imagine, some very heart felt speeches finishing with dancing later inside, the 16 hour open bar, a hugely popular donut wall and selfie mirror.

Mary and I are still in touch and remain good friends.

I feel very privileged to have created their dream day in Marbella and feel we were meant to meet.

Mary is such a kind, warm person and along with Marc, has been through more than we can even begin to imagine, it is not often you meet people that change your lives for the better and knowing what hoops these two soul mates have jumped through to get to this day is truly humbling.  I think the photos sum up the strength and determination these two share to enjoy life to the full and loved catching Mary stuffing a Burger King before her wedding!!

My thank you to all the suppliers involved including Regina at the hotel, Louise for hair and make up, Mary´s stunning dress was from Eliza Jane Howell from Frilly Frocks, the gorgeous shoes were from Ted BakerEntertainment by The Rivermen, Tristan with his Selfie Mirror, and of course to Salvador at Evergreen Bodas for these lovely images capturing such a special day.

A Floral Garden Fantasy Wedding in Sotogrande

November 22nd, 2017 Posted by Botanical Weddings, Bouquets, Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Bridesmaids colours, Catering for Weddings, Churches, Churches in Marbella, Delightful details, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fabulous Florals, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Fairytale Weddings, Favours for Weddings, Florists in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, Lanterns and Candles, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Mediterranean weddings, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Secret Garden Wedding, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish food, Spanish Wedding Stationery, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Dresses in Spain, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Photographers in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Weddings in Andalucia, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Sotogrande, Weddings in Spain, Woodland Wedding 2 thoughts on “A Floral Garden Fantasy Wedding in Sotogrande”

Sarah´s first enquiry with me was in the spring of this year, with less than 5 months to go and a large wedding to organise, she had hit what I always refer to as the ´Wedding Wall´ and she knew I was the only wedding planner here that would envisage her dream and make it come true.

Whilst quite a few suppliers were in place, there was still a lot of work to be done.  With a short engagement combined with a busy date in September set Sarah had also discovered many popular, and easy to find on the internet, suppliers were already booked.

When I met with Sarah, and her charming mother, at their beautiful home in Sotogrande, the location for her wedding, they also explained to me that they wanted the pressure taken off them, someone who knew exactly what they were doing, had experience and to assist and finish the planning, finalise the budget, organise the suppliers and have a team present on the day.

I explained I was already personally booked on their actual wedding day and would be in Barcelona, but I would work with them on the lead up to the wedding and put a team into place to oversee the day.  (more…)

Magic in Mijas

November 20th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Blush for Weddings, Bouquets, Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Bridesmaids colours, Bridesmaids Ideas, Catering for Weddings, celebrity events, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairytale Weddings, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Glitter, Gold Sequins for weddings, Latest Bridal Fashions, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, Our Weddings, People we love, Pink Weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration, Sequins for Weddings, Spanish Weddings, Sparkle and Shimmer, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in the UK, Table Settings, Useful Information, Venues, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Colours, Wedding Dresses in Spain, Wedding Flowers, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Photographers in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Spain 2 thoughts on “Magic in Mijas”

Nestled in the hills between Mijas and Fuengirola with stunning views over the coastline, is the location of an extremely popular restaurant which has been running for years, the Valparaiso.

Since 1984 Valparaiso´s charismatic owner, Raffaele, has welcomed hundreds of famous people to his establishment and as you enter you are whipped back in time to the glamour of the 80´s and 90´s.

The walls of the reception are adorned with framed photos of famous faces who have frequented this restaurant from James Hunt, the racing driver, to Cilla Black and more recently the Beckhams.  There are so many famous faces it is really quite a sight to see.

The charming restaurateur, Raffaele, works his magic to make sure visiting his restaurant is a romantic experience and always hands out red roses to the ladies, me included!  Often during planning this wedding I rocked out of there with a red rose between my teeth!

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A Mamma Mia Style Wedding!

October 7th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Beach Weddings, Beach Weddings in Marbella, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Cocktails for Weddings, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fairy Godmother of the Costa Del Sol, Fairy godmother of weddings, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Florists in Marbella, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, Lanterns and Candles, Mediterranean weddings, My life, Olive themed wedding, People we love, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Spain, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish food, Spanish Weddings, Sparkle and Shimmer, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Tapas, Venues, Weather in Marbella, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Photographers, Wedding Photographers in Spain, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Signs Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, Wedding Venues Marbella, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Ronda, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “A Mamma Mia Style Wedding!”

Earlier this year I was contacted by Paul and Joy, an utterly charming couple looking to host their wedding in Spain with their family and a couple of close friends.

Paul and Joy had already booked a stunning villa in Ronda for the week of their wedding but were set on a beach blessing and then wanted to head up to the hills for a Mamma Mia style dinner party with plenty of good food and wines at their villa.

After we met for a coffee, they were sold and so was I!

During our meeting I suggested a few beach venues that I thought would fit their criteria perfectly.  They took down the details and directions and spent the rest of their holiday having a nosey, some lovely laid back beach lunches and checking out my suggestions!
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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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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…)

Lavender and Purple Wedding Inspirations in Marbella

March 16th, 2013 Posted by About Us, Our Weddings, Styling Weddings, Wedding Colours, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain 0 thoughts on “Lavender and Purple Wedding Inspirations in Marbella”

Lavender and purple is such a pretty, feminine and romantic colour scheme and you can never really go wrong with this colour combo, so today we have gone lavender crazy and shared some gorgeous inspiration boards that we are working on with our clients, to offer a bit of advice when it comes to choosing your wedding flowers for a hot climate.

Spring is the lavender time with some beautifully gorgeous smelling flowers from hyacinths, purple tulips, muscari and irises.  I wish we had more spring weddings here but sadly, with a sad face, Spain is a hot summer destination wedding area and spring weddings are scarce!

Recently I have been hugely excited to find tiny purple wild irises growing near our house and scattered in the fields around Marbella and Ronda, they disappeared for a while, but are now reappearing and look like bluebells from a distance. a wonderful sight.  

Lavender is also beginning to shoot out some pretty flowers so I will be picking these and drying them out ready to decorate napkins and use in our wedding decorations, I am sure our gardeners must wonder why all the lavenders in our village are beheaded every year but not planning to come clean!

Many of our weddings are hosted in our glorious, fabulously hot summers so what lavender and purple florals do we recommend to create this gorgeous colour combo in the summer heat in Marbella.

Hydrangeas, such a large fabulous bloom but prone to wilting in the heat, fine in water but for a wedding bouquet simply out of the question.  

There are some beautiful roses such as the Cool Water that are perfect for bouquets and all roses will withstand the heat here in Spain if prepared and treated properly.

Other gorgeous lilac and purple flowers to consider are freesia, lisianthus, veronicas, delphiniums and cala lilies along with the gorgeous purple vanda orchids, such a beautiful and exotic flower.

We hope you enjoy these inspirations for a beautiful lilac wedding palette and our advice for choosing your flowers for your wedding in a hot climate.

A Fabulous Wedding at the Marbella Club

July 18th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, Jewish weddings in Spain, Marbella Club, Wedding Flowers Marbella, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Weddings in Marbella 0 thoughts on “A Fabulous Wedding at the Marbella Club”
At the end of last year we met with the delightful Alexandra and Kevin who were visiting Marbella as they were interviewing a few wedding planners in order to establish who they felt would deliver an excellent service and help them plan, coordinate and style their special day and they decided to hire us 🙂
Alexandra and Kevin had already booked the prestigious Villa Del Mar at the Marbella Club Hotel as the venue for their wedding and a handful of suppliers.
What they required was a professional team behind them to manage and coordinate all their wedding day details, add in the suppliers that were missing and oversee their celebrations.
Carla put together their wedding schedule, budget sheet and organised the rest of the suppliers and details needed and the end result was a beautifully organised and planned wedding ceremony held in the stunning gardens of the Villa Del Mar.
The delightful ceremony was followed by a fantastic dinner reception in the idyllic gardens overlooking the Mediterranean sea and and some real show stopping entertainment provided by Larry Jazz and Yanela Brooks.  Yanela had us boogingy away when she was rehearsing, so I can imagine how fabulous her night time show was!
Although we do create flowers we do feel it is fair as planners to offer a variety of suppliers so our clients can make choices, including florists.
 We do not like our couples to feel they have to use us for everything, so on this occasion the gorgeous flowers were provided by Virginia including the very stylish decoration of the wedding canopy, the divine bridal flowers and the tall table arrangements which consisted of large floral balls sat on tall glassware using white hydrangeas, roses and gypsophelia. 
We had fun creating and styling the rest of this gorgeous day 🙂
 We provided white chill out bracelets for their pre wedding party at Los Monteros Hotel.
The table seating plan was hand written on a shabby chic style white mirror and the fan shaped table names and placecards created by Anoulka were gorgeous with tiny pearl details. The placecards were tied to the napkins with ribbons and the tables were scattered with pearls to finish the overall look of the tables and the very yummy cake was provided by the Marbella Club Hotel.  We dressed the chairs with white organza ribbons and placed white pashminas on all the ladies chairs.
Our lanterns, candles and fairy lights lit up the gardens and provided a gorgeous, twinkly  and very romantic seaside back drop 🙂
Our thanks to David Toms for this selection of wonderful photos from this delightful wedding, and to see more of this very romantic day we have a short video to share with you from BodaKids.
Here is our lovely testimonial for Carla and her superb wedding planner skills
from Alexandra and Kevin, thankfully she has not been shoved into a suitcase and is still with us!
“When we decided upon Marbella as a location for our wedding the one concern was the weather (given the venue was outside) and the second was organization, given the Spanish are not know for their skills in this department! (I can say that because by mother is Spanish).
You could say it was love at first sight.
The first time we met Carla we knew she was the one.
Personable, organized and full of suggestions she filled us with confidence and that confidence was well placed as she enabled us to have the most magical wedding.
She was always on call, responsive and even reminded us of our own timeline.
We could not have organized such a special day without her. She is one in a million.
We wish you could have become back with us in our suitcase.
Thank you
Alexandra and Kevin”
Our congratulations to Alexandra and Kevin and our huge thanks to the Marbella Club and all the suppliers whom without their dedication, professionalism and devotion we could not do our job!

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