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Thursday, November 20, 2014

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!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Luxury Wedding Venues in Marbella


Marbella is famous for it's extravagance, luxury and glamour.

Host to some of the most glamorous 5 star hotels, beach clubs and private yachts in Europe, magical Marbella has everything to offer if you are looking for a central European location for your destination wedding. 
 
With almost guaranteed sunshine and set on the Mediterranean, this beautiful resort is the perfect setting for hosting a luxury wedding abroad.

Reviva Luxury Weddings are working with some new, unique and rather fabulous private wedding venues here in Marbella for 2015 and 2016.

If you are looking for private, luxury dream villas to host your destination wedding offering extraordinary high quality accommodation designed for relaxing and entertaining and the wow factor please do contact us for information.



Christmas Wedding Inspirations


It is pouring with rain here this morning in Spain, and very dark, so here I am with coffee, browsing ideas for our fabulous weddings and got slightly sidetracked with beautiful Christmas Wedding Inspirations.   

Sadly here in Spain we do not get many Christmas weddings but that does not stop us dreaming of creating and designing them!!  

These images are from Green Wedding Shoes and I can imagine this beautiful set up in a dark Spanish stately home or one of Seville's glorious tapas bars with the dramatic reds and golds, touches of lace, sprigs of berries that could easily be olive sprigs and those dramatic amaryllis.  It seemed a shame not to share and do check out the gold oreos!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Dare to sparkle!

It is not often I start hyperventilating whilst scouring the internet for new ideas but known for the love of glitter and all things sparkly you can imagine my reaction having fallen onto Pearls and Pastries on Etsy.



Bowled over with sequin hangers and those confetti baubles, needless to say have ordered the Tshirt, I would rather be playing with glitter along with a hanger!  Sadly could not order those fabulous confetti baubles so will have to try a bit of DIY for the Christmas tree.


Do hop over to have a look, if you are looking for fabulous bridesmaids pressies ideas the sequin hangers are perfect.



Tuesday, October 14, 2014

A Wedding Day in Marbella for Sale

It is not often a wedding day gets cancelled but it does happen sadly from time to time, either a family problem or illness or just that the couple have decided they are not ready or cannot make that final commitment to each other.


Sometimes life is not a fairy tale but what happens to a wedding day that has been in the planning for over a year with deposits paid, fabulous venue and suppliers booked and key times and dates secured.

We currently have just had some sad news that one of our weddings for next June has decided they no longer wish to continue with their wedding.

This morning I was thinking about this and that I must now contact all the suppliers, venue and church to cancel everything and lose their deposits paid but then had an idea.

Surely there must be a couple looking to get married in Marbella, on a very popular date in June 2015 and would happily take over this wedding and pay a sum to the client to secure everything they have prebooked and worked on so far.

The wedding day is at the most popular church in Marbella followed by a wedding reception for 100 guests at one of the most stunning beachside venues with some fabulous suppliers already booked including photographer, DJ and entertainment.

If you would be interested or know someone who would like to adopt a wedding please do contact us on laura@reviva-weddings.com.

We assure all discretion whilst dealing with this delicate subject but it seems such a shame to throw it all away and seems a great deal for someone who is just thinking about hosting a wedding in June 2015 in Marbella.

Luxury Weddings in Spain

Earlier this year we planned a beautiful and luxury wedding for David and Luica in a stunning private villa set in the hills behind Marbella.  


For our avid followers you may recall this floral heaven we had the delight of working on with the uber cool and hugely talented floral designer Pedro Navarro as we have blogged this before.


To say we were squeaking with excitement when Pedro and his team rolled up with tons of flowers is an understatement and everyone quickly went to work to create a superbly stunning piece of wedding heaven for our clients under the watchful eye of Mar from Romance Weddings.  

Mar, as well as being an assistant photographer for her hubby, Joseba of Romance Weddings, is a woman after our own heart who loves nothing better than styling, we had a fabulous day all working together on the details to pull our clients dream day together.

There were an awful lot of ribbons, confetti and double sided tape being happily thrown around and the divine watercolour stationery from the Design House of Moira complimented the beautiful table designs.



We are delighted now to see the world happily sharing this luxury wedding from Spain. Perhaps we are finally dragging Spain into the luxury wedding market although with the latest coverage of Amal Alamuddin's wedding to her actor hubby :), we may still be in competition with Italy!


Here are some of the recent blog posts popping up on the web sharing our wedding work with Pedro Navarro and Romance Weddings.










We will be sharing a lot of our weddings with you during the dark winter months so do like our Facebook page or pop back to read our blog.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Welcome to October Wedding Inspirations and News from Spain


Happy October! We are finally back in the office, winding down, enjoying some inspiration time and catching up with all the wedding news here in Spain. 

Have a great week and enjoy the pretty and fun things inspiring us this week.

Sharing some lovely berry colours on our Pinterest, gorgeous autumnal tones.

Excited to see a new supplier here on the coast offering fabulous words and names in lights to hire or buy for your wedding.   We will find out more and share this with you.
Looking forward to visiting Celebra Malaga 2014 next weekend to see what is new here in wedding world.

Love this DIY autumn pumpkin tablescape idea, perfect for weddings or parties.

If you have lots of time to spare and want some fabulous inspiration head over to Burnett's Boards but be warned you will be on there for hours!