As we draw a close to 2018 I love to take time to reflect not just on my business, but my life, as they are totally connected.
I adore what I do, so for me, it isn’t work, it is me, I live and breathe what I do each day. Anyone that knows me personally says this and often tells me to take a break! The only time I do is at Christmas as I am like an excited child and just love this time of year! Give me glitter and fairy lights and I am in heaven!
Sometimes things happen for a reason so I will explain how my new venture that has been in the pipeline for quite a while is finally here :)!
I hope by taking the time to read this you may decide to step out of your comfort zone and see how quickly everything falls into place once you have made that move and truly believe in what you are creating. (more…)
This weekend I will cover a very popular style of wedding here in Spain, villa weddings.
As you search for venues and wedding planners you may notice many wedding planners do not offer private villa weddings as part of their service and prefer to stick to the hotel and wedding venue packages. (more…)
During the Christmas and New Year holiday many couples will become engaged and start thinking about perhaps hosting a destination wedding.
Over the past 10 years Spain has seen a huge increase in destination weddings for a number of reasons. (more…)
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!
Here in Spain on a pretty gloomy cloudy day we love nothing more than receiving photos of our fabulous, glorious hot summer weddings!
This day was certainly no exception, in the heat of Seville at the end of July at one of my favourite venues, the gorgeous Hacienda San Rafael were hosting the wedding of Nicole and Andrew and the Reviva team rocked up to put many finishing touches to their day.
We had been working the day before in Malaga in a very hot venue which was hitting 56 degrees by the afternoon so I have to admit I was rather dreading heading up to Seville the next day but was pleasantly surprised to find it was only in the early 40’s with a slight breeze and luckily, Nicole and Andrew being sensible people had decided not to start their wedding until 8pm!
We can never stress to our clients how hot it does get here and to plan accordingly.
Nicole had contacted us to help her with her styling and some aspects of her planning to make sure her day went as smoothly as possible and she knew we worked at this beautiful venue a lot.
We created personalised signs, dressed the chairs with Spanish lace, and created the magical twinkly setting in the dining area dressing the trees with lanterns, crystal fairy lights and chandeliers. We ordered her wedding flowers from a florist we know and work with in Seville and made sure everything went smoothly.
Whilst Nicole had planned most of her wedding herself, we assisted Nicole with various suppliers, plenty of wedding advice and jumped in to help her when her make up artist had double booked and she had to fly over to Spain to find a new one.
I do giggle when I arrive the next day to find our couples have lost their voices and are trying their best to entertain their guests and this was no exception but it was a delight to see how thrilled they were and what a fabulous evening they had enjoyed with their close family and friends.
Our congratulations to Nicole and Andrew and thank you to Richard at Elan Images for such fabulous photos.
Tonight as we head towards Christmas at a rapid rate it is lovely to have time now to reflect back over the year and look at all our beautiful weddings so we are delighted to receive these fabulous photos from Alberto and Sue at SaroCallister photography of one of our weddings we styled way back in June at the charming Hacienda San Rafael based just outside Seville.
I always squeak with excitement when we are creating weddings at this venue as it is so on my top list of favourite venues and I love heading up to Seville, any excuse for a mini break up there and to catch up with Anthony!
We are delighted today to have been booked to style a wedding there this coming year for Nina and Matt 🙂
Katy and Simon, what a perfect pair and what a laugh, I think you can see this in their photos, humour emanated from Simon and he was one of those lovely characters that was so going to enjoy his day.
Their wedding date was set for the second week in June and having travelled to Seville in glorious sunshine the weekend before for Margot and Sergy´s wedding you can imagine my horror at waking up there 6 days later to a definite sniff in the air of rain :/
Luckily despite some grey coverage it never materialised and a fabulous day was had by all. We had a wonderful time creating all the staging, styling, props and florals for this wedding from the paddle fans to the bridal bouquets. A prop box was set up for the cocktail along with the fabulous table seating plan and many personalised signs were displayed around the venue. We loved the little touches such as the dancing shoes and of course waved our famous magic wand to turn the venue into a candle lit, twinkling paradise ready for the evening.
The beautiful ruffle wedding cake was created by Sweet Things by Fi and we would like to thank Alberto and Sue at Saro McCallister Photography for allowing us to share these fabulous images with you and to Anthony at the Hacienda for always having a permanent smile on his face and being such a star to work with 🙂
Our congratulations to Katy and Simon and thank you for allowing us to style and create your day x