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Rustic Romance in the Hills of Andalucia

August 5th, 2017 Posted by About Us, Accessories for your Wedding, Bouquets, Bridal Hair and Make Up Marbella, Caterers, Catering for Weddings, Churches, Cocktails for Weddings, Confetti for Weddings, Cool Wedding Ideas, Delightful details, desert tables, Destination Weddings, Eco Friendly Weddings, Exclusive Wedding Venues Spain, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Getting Married in Spain, Hacienda Weddings in Spain, Lanterns and Candles, Life in Spain, Mediterranean weddings, Olive themed wedding, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Spanish Wedding Stationery, Spanish Wedding Stationery in Marbella, spanish wedding themes, Spanish Weddings, Styling Weddings, Styling Weddings in Spain, Stylists for Weddings in Spain, Table Settings, Tapas, Venues, Vintage Spanish style, Wedding Ceremonies in Spain, Wedding Decorations, Wedding Photographers in Spain, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Stationery, Wedding Stationery Marbella, Wedding Stationery Spain, Wedding Stylists, Wedding Stylists Spain, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Andalucia, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “Rustic Romance in the Hills of Andalucia”

When Ashleigh first got in touch with me from New York, she had already booked the Finca and church in preparation for their wedding in Spain.

The catering was also confirmed but Ashleigh had hit the proverbial ´wedding wall´as I like to call it.  Still required was all the furniture, glassware, linens and decoration plus someone to pull it all together and oversee the day.

I love a challenge and thought how lovely, a beautiful Finca near Iznajar in the middle of June, perfect weather and a stunning location.  This wedding has now gone into my top ten hottest weddings ever as the heatwave we suffered in June drove the temperatures up to the mid forties!  Never have I been so hot without air con to dash into!



How to handle a hot wedding!

June 18th, 2017 Posted by About me, About Us, Churches, Churches in Marbella, City Weddings in Spain, Cultural Weddings in Spain, 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, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Spain, Marbella, Marbella Weddings, Mediterranean weddings, Planning a Destination Wedding, Romantic Weddings in Spain, Running a business in Spain, Spanish Drinks for Weddings, Spanish Flowers for weddings, Spanish Weddings, Useful Information, Weather in Marbella, Wedding Flowers Spain, Wedding Planners in Barcelona, wedding planners Marbella, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Planning service, Wedding Venues in Spain, Weddings in Malaga, Weddings in Marbella, weddings in private villas, Weddings in Ronda, Weddings in Seville, Weddings in Sotogrande, Weddings in Spain 0 thoughts on “How to handle a hot wedding!”

This past week Spain has had a heatwave, which is unusual for the middle of June, but temperatures have risen to the 40’s inland and over 30 on the coast.  This, my lovelies, is shade temperature 🙂

Many of my past clients have said to me “don’t worry we have nothing but clouds and rain here and are looking forward to seeing some sunshine and blue skies”.

Well this ain’t pleasant sunshine and blue skies, this is searingly fierce heat, it is like being locked in a sauna for the day!



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…)


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



Sparkly Winter Wedding, Villa El Cid, Marbella

February 7th, 2016 Posted by Churches in Marbella, Getting Married in Marbella, Luxury Weddings in Marbella, Wedding Decorations, weddings in private villas, Winter Weddings 0 thoughts on “Sparkly Winter Wedding, Villa El Cid, Marbella”

When Elaine and Kevin first contacted us it was to help them style and decorate their wedding day, the rest was pretty much booked from the church ceremony to the cocktail and reception at the villa they had hired for the week and Elaine had been picking my brains during her wedding planning to get some help and direction when she was booking suppliers.


Sporrans and Noodles Wedding on the Marbella Lakes

November 19th, 2014 Posted by Music for Weddings, Wedding Planners Spain, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding venues in Marbella, weddings in private villas 0 thoughts on “Sporrans and Noodles Wedding on the Marbella Lakes”

Chris and Sam contacted us to help them organise their wedding in Spain as we had previously organised their best friends, Katy and Scott’s wedding in 2010 and came recommended.

We were delighted to meet Katy and Scott again complete with firstly a bump at the beginning of the planning, then later a beautiful little boy! It was so lovely to also meet the now doting grandparents again too and with Katy and Scott as best man and bridesmaid, they were of course on duty for the night!

What a lot of fun Chris and Sam were, they instantly fell in love with the villa set on the lakes in Marbella and loved the fact it was private as music was to play a big part of their wedding and partying outside all night was a must for the club lovers!

Having settled quickly on the venue we started planning what I call the sporran noodle wedding, we wanted to combine both the Scottish for Chris with the Chinese for Sam and the overall theme was of course music.  

The catering by Chez Vous combined various different elements of both traditions of food, serving a mix of oriental and Scottish canapes and finishing off the evening with boxes of noodles for midnight snacks.

The decoration and stationery was created with a lot of input from Chris and Sam, using vinyl records as table centrepieces, and Chris had even ordered vinyl record cake stands, which took quite a few of us putting heads together to get them assembled and to stand upright!  

Chris organised the favours to bring in the music theme with musical note placecard holders and stubby holders for beers. 

The tables were simply decorated with purple and orange flowers in glassware, surrounded by some retro coloured tealight holders we found in Casa with Chris and Sam on a shopping trip.

We finished off the decor with lots of lanterns and candles, hung hearts supplied by Sam from the trees and created the table seating plan, again using the record theme and the tables named after famous nightclubs.

The golden wheelbarrow made it’s appearance filled with ice and bottled beers!

Our thanks to all the wonderful suppliers who were part of Sam and Chris’s special day here in Marbella, Kathryn Parr for Hair and Make Up, Julia at Chez Vous for the catering, Monkey Tennis for the entertainment and of course David Toms for the fabulous photographs.

A huge congratulations to Chris and Sam who were such fun to work with and looking forward to meeting with you all next time you are in Marbella!

Norwegian Weddings in Marbella

March 2nd, 2013 Posted by Destination Weddings, Inspiration Boards, Norwegian Weddings in Marbella, Our Weddings, Wedding Colours, weddings in private villas 0 thoughts on “Norwegian Weddings in Marbella”
Our wonderful Mediterranean climate and food combined with the laid back, relaxed Spanish lifestyle proves the perfect getaway for many Northern Europeans escaping colder climates and wishing to enjoy some relaxed sunshine time.

So where better than to host a wonderfully warm celebration with close family and friends than here in Andalucia.  Many of our clients are from the northern hemispheres of Europe including Norway, Holland, Sweden and Belgium, and we love the relaxed nature and disposition of our Northern European clients, and I adore their style!

It is beautifully simple yet elegant and no fuss is anywhere to be seen!  I do follow a lot of fabulous Norwegian and Swedish design blogs, albeit I cannot understand them but I so love their understated decoration and google translate helps 🙂

We have been planning and designing a gorgeous wedding for a charming couple from Norway and their special day starts with a beautiful ceremony at our local Norwegian church followed by an intimate reception at a nearby villa with their family, children and close friends.

I thought I would share some of the inspiration boards created as we have worked on the wedding details using predominantly whites, fresh greens, soft peaches and adding in touches of lavender.

These are working boards assembled for Lolita as we have designed the wedding style and we are so excited about creating a beautiful tablescape, a desert, fruits and nuts bar, a cooling lemonade station and creating stylish tiny details such as decorating the napkins with sprigs of lavender and personalised placecards.

It will be a beautiful wedding celebrated with their close family and friends and of course we will share our photos with you throughout the year of our weddings we plan, create and style. 

Private Villas for Weddings in Spain, Quinta Las Colinas

October 12th, 2012 Posted by Delightful details, Marbella Weddings, Our Weddings, Parties in Marbella, Wedding Suppliers on the Costa Del Sol, Wedding Venues in Spain, weddings in private villas 0 thoughts on “Private Villas for Weddings in Spain, Quinta Las Colinas”
Earlier this year I was invited to meet with Niki and James at a villa called Quinta Las Colinas that they had hired for their wedding here in July.  As I wound my way up the picturesque Istan Road from Marbella, I kept wanting to pull over to admire the views over the lakes but I was booked for a meeting and did not have time to stop.

As I turned into the track down to the villa and wound my way towards the lake I could see what I hoped might be the villa at the bottom, it looked amazing.  When I arrived there I was shown into the villa through some delightful old wooden doors and immediately fell in love with it´s pretty Andalucian inner courtyard.  I love properties with inner courtyards so was immediately sold!
I was then led out to the back garden, having wanted to stop on the way up to admire the views over the lakes, I was rewarded as soon as I stepped outside into the gardens to be greeted with the most stunning views over the majestic, sparkling lakes, a truly breathtaking location.
I was hired by Niki and James to help them create their wedding decor and have to say it was such fun styling their wedding day as it just such a breathtaking place to work in, I kept stopping to admire the views all day!  Niki and James had a fantastic wedding day that partied well into the night. 
Fiestasol provided the delicious catering and wedding furniture, David Toms captured this wedding, we must get the proper photos to show you, Lizzie Marriage performed a beautiful ceremony, Sweet Things By Fi created a stunning wedding cake and Tristan Harper had the wedding party on their feet, dancing the night away under the stars!
We are thrilled that Quinta Las Colinas are now offering this gorgeous villa in such a stunning location as a wedding venue and in order to promote it they have become our newest shiny sponsor and we are thrilled to welcome them on board.
So let me give you some information.  Quinta Las Colinas is located just up the Istan Road from Marbella at Km 9, about a 10 to 15 minute drive away from Marbella and Puerto Banus and also only minutes away from the white washed village of Istan nestled in the mountains above Marbella so you can enjoy the best of both worlds from the nightlife on the coast to a tranquil tapas in the mountains.
Quinta Las Colinas is finished to a very high standard and offers extremely comfortable, luxurious accommodation including a delightful open plan lounge and dining area furnished with cosy leather sofas, a stunning wood burning stove, an inner Andalucian style patio area, and a built in bar that is perfect for entertaining guests in the evening! 
Along with the beautifully designed cosy charm this property offers, it has all the modern facilities including Sky Plus, WiFi, DVD with speakers outside on the terraces, and a fully equipped kitchen with an American style fridge.
Quinta Las Colinas sleeps 10 to 12 people with the accommodation consisting of 5 double bedrooms including a master suite with a double bathroom and secluded terrace and a tower room with a double sofa bed, ideal for teenagers.
There is a lovely full sized swimming pool on a lower level to the gardens that is perfect for a BBQ, pool party or cocktails as well of course as just lazing in the sunshine!
 Quinta Las Colinas is perfect for a smaller intimate wedding party and can easily accommodate a wedding of up to 70 people in the beautiful gardens overlooking the lakes.
To find out more about this villa, see more images of the interiors and find out about the rental costs and contact them, do pop over to their website.

A Destination Wedding in Ronda by Reviva Weddings

October 14th, 2011 Posted by Delightful details, Destination Weddings, Fairy Lights for Decoration, Our Weddings, Wedding Cakes, weddings in private villas 0 thoughts on “A Destination Wedding in Ronda by Reviva Weddings”
In the middle of September Reviva Weddings headed up into Andalucia, along the winding road to the historic town of Ronda, to oversee a weekend of festivities for one of our lovely couples.

The venue was a beautiful property set in the foothills of Ronda with breathtaking views over the local countryside, despite a long narrow track to the villa it was perfect for a weekend of wedding celebrations.

The weather was fabulous and a beautiful ceremony was followed by a rose cava cocktail in the inner courtyard serenaded with flamenco guitar.

Wedding celebrations continued with dinner and dancing in the marquee overlooking the stunning mountain scenery.

Dressed in a gorgeous Jenny Packham dress, our bride looked stunning and we loved the cake by Sweet Things By Fi created and decorated copying the details of the dress and headpiece the bride wore.

Lemons were piled into glassware with fairy lights to add a bit of twinkle and the marquee was lit up with amber lighting and a few more fairy lights to create a beautiful romantic ambience to the evening.

Our thank to all our suppliers who were brave enough to tackle the track! And to Anna Gadza for sharing these gorgeous photos with us.

A Beautiful Villa Wedding in Marbella

August 29th, 2011 Posted by Caterers, Delightful details, Lanterns and Candles, Our Weddings, Weddding Photographers in Spain, weddings in private villas 0 thoughts on “A Beautiful Villa Wedding in Marbella”

We are loving these photos of one of our weddings last week in a private villa near San Pedro.

Our thanks to a super speedy Anna, the photographer, for sharing these photos with us so quickly!

Nicola was one of our creative brides that had worked hard to put together so many details before her wedding day and it was all beautifully done, from the table names set in white antique frames for each guest to the gorgeous decorations Nikki had created to decorate the venue and villa. We worked with Nikki to turn the gardens and pool area into a magical, twinkling romantic garden, provided parasols and waved our magic wand to sprinkle petals over the ceremony area 🙂

Nikki had bought in her own bouquets, aisle dressings and details to complete her perfect day and we were delighted to work with her to fill in the gaps that were completely impossible to fit in her suitcase!

We are thrilled to share these photos with you of one of our villa weddings and thanks to Heather and her team at Fiestasol this was a fantastically run and caterered for day.

Our big thanks of course to Anna for sharing these delightful photos with us.