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Asking for money as a wedding gift dilemma solved!

May 13th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Cool Wedding Ideas, Destination Weddings, Helpful Hints for Weddings, Ideas for Weddings, Nailed It!, Planning a Destination Wedding, Useful Information, Wedding Budgets, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Trends for 2017, Wedding Websites 0 thoughts on “Asking for money as a wedding gift dilemma solved!”

Ok so here goes, the touchy subject of asking guests for cash donations as a wedding gift instead of a toaster.

Many of our couples face this rather tricky dilemma, having already asked their guests to travel to their wedding which in itself is quite an expense to commit to with flights and accommodation.

So here is our take on this delicate subject,  do you then also expect them to contribute to your gift registry as well?

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My Thoughts on Pippa’s No Ring, No Bring Policy

May 2nd, 2017 Posted by celebrity events, Celebrity Weddings, Engagements, Hidden costs of weddings abroad, Press, Uncategorized, Wedding Magazines, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Trends for 2017, Wedding World Unveiled 0 thoughts on “My Thoughts on Pippa’s No Ring, No Bring Policy”

Here at Reviva we are watching this latest media storm with interest as this is our business!

I am sure everyone is aware this week of Pippa Middleton’s No Ring, No Bring policy, which has sent the media into a frenzy as they debate the real reason behind this decision for their wedding on the 20th May.

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All the wagging fingers are pointing to the assumption Pippa does not want Harry’s girlfriend, Meghan Markle, upstaging her on her special day as she marries James Matthews, therefore, has put this policy into place to supposedly discreetly stop the actress from attending.

Pippa is now branded the Bridezilla of 2017, BUT, and here is a big BUT, why should she have fairly new partners of friends and relatives at her wedding?

It is not a case of being upstaged as she already has the most stunning, famous sister in the world attending her wedding along with her adorable family.

It is a high society wedding and there is always a protocol involved, the guest list, in this circumstance, has to be managed much more carefully.

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With society weddings there are guests that have to be invited, we are currently managing a guest list with your Highnesses and Excellencies, they are invited as it is the done thing to do in certain circles whether it be business or social etiquette.

Whilst this is not a Royal wedding it is a high society wedding with Royal guests, it is going to be well documented.   As with any society wedding with Royalty attending they do not want photographs of high profile guests with current partners who may or may not run the course.

If we go back a few decades to when Prince Charles was a young, free single man with many admirers, we did not see him bring the latest squeeze to any hi profile events.   A partner was not introduced into the equation until he was officially engaged to be married.

It really is as simple as this and it would not be a decision made by Pippa, it would have been considered by the Royal household along with the Middleton family to avoid this situation.  For the press to turn this into another circus ground, is of course what they are good at, but Pippa’s wedding will have been well and truly vetted, given her close proximity to the Royal family and this is not her decision.

This brings me to the subject of inviting plus ones to weddings, many times, too often to count,  I have received our clients guests lists,  looked in horror as I read Bob plus one with no name, or even worse, a question mark?????

When I address this with our couples they tell me they are just trying to find out his or hers name and if they are still dating.

They are inviting people to their weddings as a plus one without even knowing their names, let alone who they are?!   Many couples are working to a budget and it always makes me cringe when they are inviting someone they don’t know, perhaps have never met or only met on a few occasions because their friend has fallen head over heels in love on a recent Tinder date!  Yet they have booted dear Auntie Sally off the guest list to keep numbers down?!

They have probably already had debates about which family members, cousins, etc to leave out but are expected to accommodate the anonymous plus one latest muse and are paying for them to attend their wedding.

This to me never makes sense and why are they doing this, I never really know but I am guessing it makes Bob happy?  Or in this case a Harry!

We have even, to my utter horror, had to create table seating plans which say plus one, given the catering teams menu choices with plus one and written out place cards with a plus one!

The situation with Pippa’s wedding is the plain fact she is she cannot have partners of high profile guests who may not be around in a years time attending as they will be in the photographs.  I doubt she has ever met Meghan Markle Sparkle either but that is beside the point!

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Let’s be brutally honest, the arrival of Meghan has not been met with open arms by the general public, her relationship with Harry has had controversy surrounding it so why bring this also to the wedding, although I understand an engagement is imminent so I watch this space with interest.

This also opens the debate as to whether long terms couples who have not committed to the ring, would be able to attend or not.  In these situations, it is discretion, if they have been together longer than most marriages and are known to the couple, then of course they should be invited.  I am amazed I have even seen this bought to the table for discussion.

Megan is the plus one, we all know her name so thankfully don’t have to put her on the guest list as a plus one, and I doubt Pippa and James have met her.   There are far better social events for her to be introduced to the circle but not at Pippa and James’s wedding.

I personally cannot wait to see what their wedding will look like and how it is styled especially as they are party planners.

I would welcome your thoughts about this subject, it is an interesting one and a dilemma I find most of our couples in during their wedding planning but when it is being overseen by the Royal Household it is a completely different matter and I do think Pippa needs a break!

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Watching the Design World

April 9th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Blogging, Botanical Weddings, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, Fabulous Finds, Geometric Wedding Design, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, I Love, Ideas for Weddings, Inspirations, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, Mediterranean weddings, My Inspirations, New Products, Wedding Trends for 2017 0 thoughts on “Watching the Design World”

It is no secret that the interior designer in me is a constant source of inspiration when it comes to applying aesthetics to our weddings.  I adore, and probably spend too many hours, poring over interior design trends and ideas.

I love interiors, from Modern to Moroccan, Mediterranean to English Country Garden or City Living.  All such different styles and each one provides a huge source of inspiration for me to apply to my work.  Give me cushions and I am in heaven!   (more…)

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Is Concrete the new Wedding Trend?!

April 2nd, 2017 Posted by Castle weddings in Spain, City Weddings in Spain, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, desert tables, Easter and Spring Pastels, Fabulous Finds, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Golds, Gorgeous Table Settings, Ideas for Weddings, Inspirations, Interior Design, My Inspirations, My life, New Products, Retro Style Weddings, Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Sweet and treat tables for weddings, Table Settings, Themes for weddings, Wedding Crafting, Wedding Decorations, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Trends for 2017, 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 0 thoughts on “Is Concrete the new Wedding Trend?!”

We love watching the new trends to ensure we are always up to date with our wedding styling and tonight I quickly put together this style board with concrete inspirations found on Pinterest.

As the industrial look hit the interiors world a few years ago we adored the polished concrete kitchen worktops and I was pleased to see the use of marble and stone come back with a vengeance as my entire house has marble floors that I never really liked but now they are bang up to trend! (more…)

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Playing around with Marble and Cactus!

February 4th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Blush for Weddings, City Weddings in Spain, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Geometric Wedding Design, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gorgeous Table Settings, Ideas for Weddings, Inspiration Boards, Inspirations, Interior Design, Luxury Weddings in Spain, My Inspirations, Our Weddings, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylish Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Themes for weddings, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Trends for 2017, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Barcelona, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Spain, Weddings in Stiges 0 thoughts on “Playing around with Marble and Cactus!”

We love these new wedding trends that are coming in from interior styling, concrete, marble, coppers, rose golds and as I predicted recently cactus are taking 2017 by storm.

Even big retailers such as Ikea are doing these cute ceramic cactus this year, aren’t they just brilliant for styling up a welcome guest table or dessert station!  At only 15 euros for the set of 3 this is affordable and a fun idea, but be quick as have a feeling these will be seen at quite a few weddings this coming year! (more…)

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New for 2017, the Magic Selfie Mirror!

January 30th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Accessories for your Wedding, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, Fabulous Finds, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Unusual Ideas for Weddings, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Trends for 2017, Weddings in Andalucia, Weddings in Barcelona, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Marbella, Weddings in Ronda, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Spain, Weddings in Stiges 0 thoughts on “New for 2017, the Magic Selfie Mirror!”

We like to think we are ahead of trends but last night I was chatting away to one of my favourite brides and she asked me if we could find a Selfie Mirror for her wedding here in September?!

I was clueless and admit I had no idea what this was, so Mary sent me a link, she had seen it at a wedding show in Ireland and said it was really very clever.

I love a mission so was straight onto this!

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Big 2017 Trend, Marble and Rose Golds

January 30th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Accessories for your Wedding, City Weddings in Spain, Cool Wedding Ideas, Cultural Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Geometric Wedding Design, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Ideas for Weddings, Inspiration Boards, Inspirations, Interior Design, Luxury Weddings in Spain, My Inspirations, New Products, Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration, Sequins for Weddings, Spanish Wedding Stationery, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Themes for weddings, Wedding Colours, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Stationery Marbella, Wedding Stationery Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Trends for 2017 0 thoughts on “Big 2017 Trend, Marble and Rose Golds”

Having posted about what we are seeing as one of the latest fashions for weddings we thought we would work up the marble theme a bit more. This helps us as we get our creative hats on to look at styles, colours and designs for our weddings.

I created this inspiration board this evening from Pinterest to look at this style in detail.

For me marbles are quite a cold medium to work with.

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Our Wedding Colours for 2017 and it is not Pantone Green!

January 6th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Blush for Weddings, Bridesmaids colours, Christmas in Spain, City Weddings in Spain, Cool Wedding Ideas, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Fairy godmother of weddings, Geometric Wedding Design, Getting Married in Marbella, Getting Married in Spain, Gin Bars for Weddings, Gin Palaces for Weddings, I Love, Inspiration Boards, Inspirations, Interior Design, Latest Bridal Fashions, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, My Inspirations, My life, New Year in Marbella, Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in the UK, Table Settings, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding props Marbella, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Trends for 2017, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Our Wedding Colours for 2017 and it is not Pantone Green!”

Hi everyone and welcome to the New Year!  I hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and New Year.

Here in Spain it is still a holiday with the 3 Kings tomorrow and one last weekend to relax and celebrate before all normality returns and the darling little kiddies go back to school, yay!!

I admit I switched off for a while from weddings as Christmas overtook me, which is always great as it allows me a bit of a breather and creative time.

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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 Fairytale Wedding in Barcelona

October 20th, 2016 Posted by About Us, Blush for Weddings, Castle weddings in Spain, City Weddings in Spain, Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Elegant Weddings in Spain, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fabulous Florals, Fairytale Weddings, Getting Married in Spain, Gold Sequins for weddings, Gorgeous Table Settings, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Rose Gold Wedding Inspiration, Sequins for Weddings, Uncategorized, Weddding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Trends for 2017, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Barcelona, Weddings in Spain, Weddings in Stiges 1 thought on “A Fairytale Wedding in Barcelona”

After a very hot day in September, I have lovely memories of sitting down in the evening as the dinner started and just thought WOW, it really was a dream fairytale wedding.  Everything was beautifully lit and twinkling away and our guests were enjoying a superb meal after a beautiful ceremony and cocktail.

I was utterly delighted, along with being rather charmed by the Maitre D who also apparently managed to weave his magic charm with the mothers and aunts of the bride and groom, according to Kareemah afterwards :)!  (more…)

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