Posts in Wedding Trends for 2012

Wedding Trends Bright Neons

April 13th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, Destination Weddings, My Inspirations, Wedding Colours, Wedding Trends for 2012, Whites 0 thoughts on “Wedding Trends Bright Neons”

The NEON trend hit the fashion world last year and of course is now being translated into wedding world and we are seeing these bright pops of colour becoming increasingly and boldly used. 
I think, as a designer, the key element when using these fabulous and riotous colours is to tone it down with the cooler colours, whites works with me all the time!
 We have the soft greys combined with the zingy yellows, citrusy greens combined with plenty of whites and pops of hot pinks and cobalt blues combined with paler shades of nude pinks and whites.
Get it right and the end results will be fabulous and make a strong colour statement, get it wrong and it will be a mess of riotous colours!
This style is funky though and would suit a young and retro bride, we have a few weddings with strong colour statements in this year, mainly the bright yellow but just little details here and there which will be stunning.
Images found via Pinterest

Dramatic Spanish Style For Weddings

March 27th, 2012 Posted by About Us, Celebrity Weddings, My Inspirations, spanish wedding themes, Vintage Style, Wedding Trends for 2012 0 thoughts on “Dramatic Spanish Style For Weddings”
As many of our clients wish to incorporate an element of Spain into their weddings here, we are constantly looking for Spanish style inspirations to add touches of Spain’s wonderful and dramatic culture into our weddings and parties. 
We love this fabulous shoot featured on Wedluxe using a stunning combination of black lace, red roses and golds, it reminds me of the beautiful churches we have here adorned with gold candelabras and candles. 
We have been working very hard here this winter and many of our weddings coming up this year have some beautifully designed styling and details. 
We have one in Sevilla that is going to be stunning and we will feature sneak peeks as we build up to the big day, our gorgeous vintage fan invitations are winging their way to London as I type 🙂 
We have a Sevillian orange rustic style wedding, fabulous vintage style lace weddings and the rest of our designs are currently well kept secrets as we reveal some stunning new ideas throughout 2012!

New Ruche Pastel Wedding Collection

March 14th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, Latest Bridal Fashions, My Inspirations, Pastel Weddings, Vintage Style, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Trends for 2012 0 thoughts on “New Ruche Pastel Wedding Collection”
We felt this was too exciting not to share and thanks to Green Wedding Shoes for introducing Ruche’s new wedding collection which is being launched on the 19th March.
We are already an avid fan of their clothes and accessories and are delighted that Ruche are now creating vintage, feminine wedding and bridesmaids dresses with a focus on embroidery and intricate detailing.
We are in love the pastels and neutrals, a huge fashion statement this year mixed with metallics and even more amazing are the prices with wedding dresses below $500 and bridesmaids retailing at around $100.
All brides must pop over and take a sneak peek at Green Wedding Shoes and in the meantime we have about 4 more sleeps until this gorgeous new collection is launched.
I have no doubt we will see many more gorgeous photos and will share these with you.

Ombre for Weddings!

February 17th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, My Inspirations, Ombre Weddings, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Colours, Wedding Trends for 2012 0 thoughts on “Ombre for Weddings!”
We love this new trend called Ombre, a French term meaning shaded.
It is popping up everywhere in wedding world.
I did see a bit of this trend last year with bridesmaids dresses in different shades of one colour.  We are even seeing coloured wedding dresses this year and I have seen some die for evening dresses that I am secretly coveting :)!
Ombre is a lovely idea and the cakes with this shaded design are gorgeous, even the insides are shaded layers which look divine and very eatable! 
Whether your chosen colour palette is pink, purple, blues, yellows (a huge colour in fashion world too at the moment) this idea of applying different shades of one colour to your wedding details is definitely worth considering.
Perhaps a cocktail going from dark to light, a cake or even this fabulous ribbon backdrop or your table centrepieces. 
Ombre is going to be a big hit this year and we will see a lot more of this by the autumn.

Metallic Wedding Cakes by SweetThings ByFi

January 29th, 2012 Posted by Celebrity Weddings, Delightful details, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding Trends for 2012 0 thoughts on “Metallic Wedding Cakes by SweetThings ByFi”
We are delighted to welcome SweetThings ByFi to our blog to talk to us about the latest 2012 metallic wedding cake trends. 
Just like Wedding Trends, wedding cake designs are constantly changing.
Designs are heavily influenced by the fashion catwalk, wedding blogs and wedding magazines. Throughout 2011 there were many high profiled weddings, including the Royal weddings in the UK and Monaco, Supermodel Kate Moss, Pop singer Lily Allen and let’s not forget Chelsea Clinton’s wedding in the US. As a result, this has seen an increase in ornate piping and sugar flowers being incorporated into cake designs.

For many brides, 2012 is marking the end of the vintage trend and the beginning of glamorous decor with jewels and sparkles being incorporated into the cake designs, this is resulting in the rise of the ‘Couture’ style wedding cake.
This style of cake makes a strong statement by incorporating accents of the bride’s wedding dress, headpiece or jewellery. Our friends in the US have taken this one step further by introducing metallic wedding cakes which is taking the wedding world by storm for 2012.
We are seeing the use of shimmering tones of silver and gold’s combined with warm pastel or vibrant jewel colours.
When working with Reviva weddings, Laura and I often spend countless hours discussing the wedding designs we are working on together, and both of us are hugely excited about this trend and cannot wait for this to take off here in Spain!

Of course, it is imperative to ensure that your wedding cake design flows with the style or theme of your wedding not just the current wedding trends. For example, if you are getting married here in Spain and want a Spanish themed wedding, then perhaps you feel that a sparkling jewelled cake would not be suitable for your wedding. Thats ok! Your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, so it is vital that your cake design is perfect for your personal taste! Try decorative lacework and textured ruffles with accents of Spanish warm colours or flowers, what is important is that your wedding cake designer designs a cake that is classic and timeless for you.

At Sweet Things, our fashion concious brides are becoming more involved in the design process to create their perfect wedding day, this is resulting in some amazing wedding cake designs which we cannot wait to create!
But for now, here are some of our favourite metallic wedding cakes!
Design Sources from Pinterest and Martha Stewart

Indian Wedding Inspirations in Marbella

January 24th, 2012 Posted by Indian Weddings, Inspiration Boards, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Styling Weddings, Wedding Cakes, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Trends for 2012 0 thoughts on “Indian Wedding Inspirations in Marbella”
As Indian Weddings take Marbella by storm, we thought we would share some of the inspirations we are creating for our weddings. 
The explosion of colours used for Indian weddings are glorious and here we have created a more cohesive look to our weddings by keeping to a heady mix of beautiful colours.
Ivory, gold and red are a hugely popular colour combination, mix this in with a fushsia and yellow and a dash of purple creates a vibrant combination.
We have kept one of our designs to just using a peacock colour theme of purples, turquoises, aquas and golds but throwing in a touch of orange for the reception tables.
There are so many glorious details from floral elephants, embellished gold confetti cones, lots of lots of bling, particuarly this year with the latest rage for metallic wedding cakes and we love the idea of using slightly different textures and fabrics to bring different elements into creating our Indian wedding styles.
A fuchsia, red and yellow Indian Wedding Inspiration
An explosion of Colours
A Peacock Inspiration
Muted Golds, Ivories and Red
Images have been sourced from Karen Wise and Maharani Weddings
We hope you enjoy our inspirations as we publish them and to keep up to date with us, as we move into 2012, join our Facebook page

Spanish Burgundy Wedding Inspiration

December 4th, 2011 Posted by Inspiration Boards, spanish wedding themes, Wedding Colours, Wedding Trends for 2012 0 thoughts on “Spanish Burgundy Wedding Inspiration”

I have been working on some wedding inspirations this weekend for one of our Sotogrande weddings next year. Our brief is burgundy, whites and a touch of silver with a destination wedding theme possibly incorporating maps of Spain and red wines.
The wedding will be held at a stunning monastery in Sotogrande which requires very minimal stylish decorations and for this particular venue a chill out area on the terrace is always lovely for the dancing later.

With the burgundy (red wine) colour mixed with whites, the two colours combined can be quite harsh so we have mixed in a sahara rose and some pale pinks which will soften and lift the colour combination.

Burgundy is a fabulous colour for a Spanish styled wedding, and combined with a dramatic black is truly stunning and brings the drama of Andalucian flamenco to the overall look and style. Not too much black though, we loved Sarah´s wedding this year using a black etching of a flamenco dancer.

Here we have created an inspiration board for one of our clients and used this flamenco graphic that was beautifully reproduced onto a stunning wedding cake by Fi and onto the stationery from Anoulka.

The combination of the deep burgundy with the ivories, very soft pinks and tea colours is a fabulous colour scheme.

To compliment the destination map idea we have suggested to run this through the wedding with the stationery details, perhaps confetti cones made out of maps of Spain, table seating and luggage tags and white suitcases. The design has only just been sent off but of course is still buzzing around in my design brain and yet to cover the red wine element!

This is where I start to wish time away as we create and design some fabulous weddings that I cannot wait to put together!

Back to glitter and Christmas this week, but we do like to share our wedding inspirations and designs with you as we sit here creating for 2012.

We would like to credit Sweet Things By Fi for this stunning flamenco cake and Jeremy Standley for the photography, without these fabulous photos we could not showcase our work as we do. The inspiration board was created by me using photos from pinterest and our own weddings.

More Watercolour Inspirations for Weddings

November 14th, 2011 Posted by Inspiration Boards, Romantic Ideas, Wedding Colours, Wedding Trends for 2012 0 thoughts on “More Watercolour Inspirations for Weddings”
We thought we would share another of our creative boards this morning, to brighten up a fairly grey day in Marbella!

The two inspirations behind this wedding design are a beautiful watercolour by Charlotte Cox which for me is evocative of Spain, and this gorgeous photo of almond blossoms that fill the countryside here in early Spring. I love this photo, it was taken by Anna Gadza, one of our very talented photographers here we work with.

The colour combination is a sage green, lots of whites and pale dusty pinks, you could even add in a pale teal and greys and perhaps as I am in a glitter mood, a hint of silver.

I have also noticed a big trend back to using gypsophila (baby breath) for wedding flowers, it is pretty I think just on it´s own for bouquets or centrepieces or combine this with white and pale pink peonies for a truly romantic wedding scheme.

All the images in this board were found on Pinterest.

Watercolour Wedding Inspiration

November 9th, 2011 Posted by About me, My Inspirations, Wedding Colours, Wedding Trends for 2012 0 thoughts on “Watercolour Wedding Inspiration”

We have been very busy here at Reviva Weddings and are currently designing some wonderful weddings for next year.

There is nothing more refreshing than working with creative brides and I have one in particular who is completely amazing and is actually making me quite jealous!

She is a breath of fresh air and really thinking outside the box, a challenge that I love.

So we sit here, ponder, drum fingernails on tables, watch sunrises and sunsets, contemplate, study fashions and create styles, designs, and inspirations for our up and coming weddings.

I do love this time of year, we get a chance to put our creative hats back on, drink copious amounts of tea and take stock of what we have achieved and how we can improve our service to our clients, plus of course get hugely creative and plan and scheme for next year!

Currently we are creating wedding designs based on watercolour paintings which I am really enjoying, so thought I would start to share some with you as we dream about spring and summer weddings.

Here we have created a mood board based around a painting by Pol Ledent from Belgium. The colours are fun and vibrant using a purple and yellow colour combo, hugely popular on the colour wheel when you are a design student! This is a modern wedding design, throwing out any convention and could be turned into quite a retro, quirky day if we had a brave bride!

We will be sharing more of our watercolour wedding inspirations with you over the next few weeks until Christmas takes over so keep checking back for some fabulous ideas.

We are also working on some very glittery guest blog posts so do watch this space!

A Destination Flamenco Styled Wedding in Spain

October 9th, 2011 Posted by Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Eco Friendly Weddings, My life, Our Weddings, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding Trends for 2012, Wedding Venues in Spain 0 thoughts on “A Destination Flamenco Styled Wedding in Spain”
Currently we are working on some gorgeous weddings for next year in Marbella, Sevilla, Jerez and Ronda.

We are really enjoying our flamenco styling using ivories, burnt oranges, blues and purples, colours that are featuring a lot in our designs.

We have travelled Andalucia extensively and now work with some fabulous venues that have not been showcased as wedding venues yet in Spain, from 10th century Moorish farmhouses, beautiful private villas and fabulous monasteries.

As we broaden our horizons, we offer something truly Spanish and unique, not only in Andalucia but in Barcelona, Madrid and the Balearic Islands.

Below is a photo of some invitations that Anoulka has just designed for one of our brides next year. Despite many hours of tea dying lace the end result was definitely worthwhile!

These images are copywrited by Anoulka, so whilst we hope this gives you inspiration please do bear in mind that these are not to be copied.

Above are images from a wedding styled by Lisa Vorce in Northern Spain and we love the rustic appeal of this wedding from the lavender to the baby kumquats, along with the terracotta pots which of course is very reminiscent of Spain and also reflects some of the ideas we are using for next year´s weddings with an eco friendly theme.

I am a great avocate of eco friendly wedding decorations and if I can plant it, it is biodegradable or if it has come from sustainable source then for me this is perfect.

We will be promoting this ethic much more for our weddings and making them as eco friendly as possible.

Albeit most of our weddings use up their carbon footprints for probably about 10 years to fly everyone over here the least we can do is make is sustainable when they get here!