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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Romancing Ronda

Here at Reviva we have had a wonderful winter using our quieter times doing our favourite past time of travelling around Spain looking for more fabulous wedding venues.

We adore the real Spain and this is Reviva Wedding´s forte, to escape the crowds on the coast and head inland to the Andalucian countryside to create very individual and magical weddings for our clients.

We were quoted last week by one of our wedding ministers as the Queen, or Fairy Godmother, of Sevillian weddings and we love nothing more than escaping to the Spanish countryside full of olive trees, bright blue wild irises in the spring, fields upon fields of sunflowers in late June followed by fluffy white cotton fields, it is a stunning country and our road trips around Andalucia are always memorable occasions where we come back with a lot of photos and lasting memories. 

It is a truly magical place to be.

Over the past three years we have created quite a few weddings in Ronda, so recently we decided to concentrate on this pretty, historical town to see what else we could find as we have a few weddings booked here for this year and next year.  

We always love to get to know the location really well and need to find out as much as possible about the area if we are hosting our clients weddings there, whether it be the best tapas bar, a fabulous restaurant for a rehearsal dinner or even a recommended local hairdresser.

During our trips and research this winter, we have been fortunate to meet many charming business owners who are bending over backwards to promote their beautiful venues and the surrounding areas, they have welcomed us with open arms and much enthusiasm. 

Ronda is famous as the birthplace for bull fighting and it´s historic bull fighting museum, it retains it´s historic charm and has some fabulous to die for shoe shops and last but not least some wonderful restaurants and tapas bars!

There are beautiful venues located within this area from exquisite and beautifully presented boutique hotels to the famous Parador overlooking the deep El Tajo Gorge and stunning private villas and venues.  Ronda is a town full of charm and fun, cobbled streets and a pretty park filled at the moment with magnolia trees.

We have a new selection of charming wedding venues located around Ronda catering predominantly for smaller wedding parties of about 50 to 70 guests who wish to host an intimate and see the real Spain style wedding.  

We can offer private catering with our exclusive caterer in many of the venues starting from 70 euros per head including cocktail and canapes and three course meal with wine.

If you would like more information please do contact us at

Images courtesy of Anna Gazda at Limelight Photography.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bougainvillea Inspirations for Weddings in Marbella

After a dreary day in Marbella with wet stuff falling from the skies, we thought we would share this glorious summery tablescape with you found on Alchemy Fine Events.

We stumbled upon this fabulous inspiration whilst working on one of our wedding designs with a bougainvillea theme and love the Moroccan influence with the gold lanterns and stars combined with the coloured glassware, those beautiful gold shells, pink napkins and lots of loveliness!

After a month of being ill and longing for warmer summer months this was the perfect pick me up!  

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Spring Mimosa Styled Shoot by Reviva with Joseba Sandoval

Mimosa trees have exploded into life this month welcoming signs of Spring here in Spain. These delightful trees bursting with yellow fluffy balls remind me of yellow fireworks and always herald sunnier days to come. 

This provided a lovely inspiration for our recent photo shoot with Joseba Sandoval at Romance Weddings. 

The location for our shoot was at a charming new venue, located right here in Marbella.

The Cortijo Correa has been painstakingly restored by its owners into its former glory and we love the fact they have kept the decor to a traditional Andalucian interior design.  

The Cortijo sleeps up to 12 people with lots of outside spaces for a wedding up to 150 guests including a very Sevillian style courtyard which were formally the stables and some beautiful terraces and gardens.

This venue´s location is perfect for clients wishing to have a rustic Andalucian wedding but located within minutes from the glamour of Marbella.

I have to confess during this shoot I was extremely unwell and have to thank Mar at Romance Weddings who stepped in along with Isabel and Jess to help set up and style the shoot for me as I was practically laying down in the back of the car during the whole afternoon!

We used bright Mediterranean colours to compliment the yellow of the mimosa.  The cute table setting was dressed with an ikat throw and decorated with a medley of flowers including white anemones, red dahlias, pale pink amaryllis, mimosa, coloured candles and props stolen from the venue!  We used white chargers with colourful plates and added little touches of mimosa to the tables and Mar made the cute mimosa garlands for the chairs.  The table was finished off with gold glassware and cutlery.

We are delighted with the results and would like to thank the following hugely talented contributors.

Bridal Dress from Gemma Mele, Bridal make up by Georgina from Bridal Beauty Bloom, Bridal hair by Alex at Flying Scissors, Cake by Sweet Things by Fi, to Carlota from the Cortijo Correa for letting us steal props! Petra for being a fabulous model and of course the wonderful Joseba from Romance Weddings for these beautiful images and his gorgeous wife Mar for her help with styling the day.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Reviva are Featured in Style Me Pretty!

This morning we are delighted to see The Perez´s wedding we styled and coordinated last summer featured on Style Me Pretty!

Sarah and Ruben´s wedding was held at the elegant Villa Padierna Hotel and Sarah had chosen some fabulous suppliers including of course Joseba at Romance Wedding Photography to take these awesome photographs and Sweet Things By Fi who helped us create a scrummy dessert bar for Sarah complete with glitter hearts!  Not that I know of course it was scrummy, it just looked it!

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Blush Crush for 2014 Weddings

The blush crush has steam rollered it´s way into our 2014 weddings on a grand scale so we thought we would share one of our blush inspired boards with you and some styling hints and tips.  It is such a dreamy romantic colour for weddings and we first noticed this colour creeping in at the end of 2011 to our weddings but now the big blush has taken over!

Having had a few design meetings recently it is interesting how this colour is such a delicate one to work with and there are so many variables of this colour from nude, ballet shoe pink, apricot, soft pink, oyster pink, peach, the list goes on but it is a difficult and delicate colour to get right.   

Hold a blush fabric against a peach rose and it can instantly make the rose look more yellow in tone.  It is a good idea if you are using this colour for your wedding to check with your florist as to exactly what colours are being used in your bouquet and we recommend working with a pale colour spectrum including ivories, soft peaches, nudes and pinks to make sure it does not clash, keeping everything soft and muted and not using just one colour that could go wrong, either being too pink, peach or yellow.

You have to love the dreaminess of this colour and the blush mixed with soft golds is such an elegant and very fashionable combination for 2014.  We have thankfully sneaked in some gold glitter, sequins, and glassware into our wedding designs which we cannot wait to share with you!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine Cocktail Party for the Girls

We had to share this delightful Valentine´s Day shoot from 100 Layer Cake with you for all us girls who love nothing better than to eat cake, sparkle, love bags and shoes and drink pink champagne.  I think that counts a fair few of us in!

Wishing all our clients, friends and readers a fabulous day and sending lots of sparkly love your way and hope you get to eat lots of cake and chocolate xxx

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

An Elegant Red and Gold Valentine Wedding Inspiration

As we enter the week of romance and Valentine´s Day is fast approaching we thought we would share this gorgeous red and gold Valentine wedding inspiration which had us squeaking with excitement over all the beautiful elegant details.

From the fabulous deep red florals combined with berries, which is one of my favourite looks, paired with the gold toile linens and paper goods this is a beautifully well thought out composition that we adore.

We love the slightly Downton Abbey look to the elegant dresses and this colour scheme would be fabulous for a Spanish or Italian styled wedding using the hot reds with the hugely popular golds which are so in vogue this year.

Last but not least, it is interesting a more structured style wedding cake is featured, I am seeing more of these style cakes now we steer away from the less formal styles of ruffles and ombre.

To see the full gallery and read the post do hope over to Snippet and Ink.