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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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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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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…)

A Sneak Peek of our Gorgeous Private Villa Wedding in Marbella

July 3rd, 2016 Posted by Delightful details, Fabulous Florals, Florists in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Styling Weddings in Spain, Wedding venues in Marbella, Weddings in Marbella 0 thoughts on “A Sneak Peek of our Gorgeous Private Villa Wedding in Marbella”

What a wonderful whirlwind of weddings May and June has been, with a pretty wet start to our wedding season thankfully it soon warmed up to the Mediterranean temperatures we know and love!

I cannot believe we are now into July, goodness knows where the past two months have gone, and we are now eagerly awaiting photos of our weddings we have worked so hard on in the past few months to share with you.

Considerations when choosing a wedding venue in Spain

February 21st, 2016 Posted by Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Planning a Destination Wedding, Wedding Planning service, Wedding venues in Marbella, Wedding Venues in Spain, weddings in private villas 0 thoughts on “Considerations when choosing a wedding venue in Spain”

Finding the right wedding venue can be a daunting task, especially when you are trying to get as much information as possible whilst organising a destination wedding in a different country

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Rocking at La Cabane, Los Monteros!

September 3rd, 2015 Posted by Beach Weddings in Marbella, Elegant Weddings in Spain, La Cabane Los Monteros, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding venues in Marbella 0 thoughts on “Rocking at La Cabane, Los Monteros!”

Here at Reviva we do create many fantastic memorable weddings and one of my absolute favourite no fail combinations is a beautiful ceremony at the stunning Encarnacion Church in the quaint Old Town of Marbella followed by a chic and sleek stylish party at the jaw dropping La Cabane.  It is a win win situation!

Michelle and Gordon wanted this perfect wedding scenario and what fun we had planning and designing their dream day with them, they were an absolute delight to work with and we enjoyed every minute of working on their wedding and post wedding beach party.

It was a pretty hot day here at the end of June as the heatwave started to rack up and hit Southern Spain and the temperatures rose into the 90’s, it got worse after this, that is another story but it was hot enough for the centrepieces to mist up as the temperatures were so high!


Michelle and Gordon had friends and family flying in from all over the world to join them in their celebrations and celebrate they did.  We created some cool ideas such as the Man Corner and the Glo Bar which sadly Jeremy missed for the photos, so he is now hanging his head in shame but has been forgiven as they were later in the night.   

Michelle said she loved seeing the glo bunny ears and glasses later popping up all over the place and it was such a fun idea.

Despite probably many hangovers the party continued the next day hosting a paella and BBQ evening at a local chiringuito which I understand finished about 5am!

Our congratulations to Michelle and Gordon and again a huge thank you to all our professional suppliers without whom we could not execute such wonderful days.  

Drum role!  Alex Harrocks for superstar wedding hair, Sweet Things by Fi for the gold leaf wedding cake which I did not get to eat, test or even sniff, Sarah Howard Duo for fabulous cocktail music, Legal Aliens for seriously rocking this wedding!  Along with the ever talented Reviva girls, Isabel, Jess, Rocio and moi 🙂

Thank you to Jeremy Standley for his amazing images and allowing us to share such a cool wedding!

Fabulous Indian Wedding in Marbella Part Two

August 11th, 2015 Posted by Indian decoration in Spain, Indian Weddings, Indian Weddings in Spain, Mandaps in Spain, Reviva Weddings Exclusive Weddings, Wedding venues in Marbella 0 thoughts on “Fabulous Indian Wedding in Marbella Part Two”
Here is the second part of Jigna and Shamir’s fabulous Indian wedding here in Marbella,  I don’t think I really need to elaborate on this as pictures speak a thousand words so hope you enjoy!

Our thanks to Nani Perez Photography for allowing us to share such a wonderful day with you.

Laughter at La Cabane, Los Monteros Hotel

February 8th, 2015 Posted by Churches in Marbella, Fun Stuff, Getting Married in Spain, La Cabane Los Monteros, Our Weddings, Wedding Photographers in Spain, Wedding venues in Marbella 0 thoughts on “Laughter at La Cabane, Los Monteros Hotel”

Here we are still sharing our fabulous weddings from 2014 with you as we chase the photos in!

I don’t think I have ever seen so many photos from one wedding so full of smiles and laughter throughout the entire day 🙂  

When we first met Suzie and Barry we knew their wedding day would be one big party, they were such a sociable, warm and pleasant couple and their parents were all great friends so we could see this was going to be a fabulously fun filled day with a family that loved life and loved celebrating!

Suzie and Barry held their wedding ceremony at the Encarnacion church then transported their guests to the stunning La Cabane Beach Club at Los Monteros hotel for a fabulous wedding reception.

The evening started off with Masquerade, during the dinner, making sure it was going to be a lively evening and they had an amazing fireworks display followed by dancing into the early hours of the morning.

The next day the festivities continued on the beach offering plenty of hangover food and drinks along with some more wonderful entertainment including the Brazilian drummers and dancers.

Our congratulations to Suzie and Barry and our thanks to all the wonderful suppliers involved in creating such a fun filled few days.  

Photos courtesy of David Toms.

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