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Destination Wedding in Barcelona by Reviva Weddings

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Earlier this year we were contacted by Sharon and Eoghan to ask for help with planning their wedding in Barcelona. Sharon had become overwhelmed with trying to plan her destination wedding and realised she needed some help in order to get her up to and through her day.

After a few emails we were booked and Carla flew to Barcelona to familiarise herself with Sharon´s wedding including a visit to the venue, introducing herself to the booked suppliers, finalising all the details and make sure no stone was left unturned.

At this time as well Carla took the opportunity to make sure all the suppliers were up to a high standard and found some new ones as well to add to our Barcelona Weddings portfolio.

Carla took over Sharon´s paperwork, budgets, deposits to be paid, etc and
shortly after this Carla was back on a plane, clutching as many decorations as she could from our shop, and settled in ready for the wedding day.

Despite a stressful start to planning her wedding, Sharon was calmed by the fact she had the ever efficient Carla next to her side and a fabulous wedding day was had by all. You must click on the link below to see this wonderful wedding in all it´s glory!

Here is the link to Sharon and Eoghan´s slideshow

Here is a lovely email received from Sharon and Eoghan shortly after their wedding upon return from their probably well deserved honeymoon!

Dear Carla

Would you believe this is the first evening I have bought my laptop home since the honeymoon as I overdosed on gmail coming up to the wedding so I had enough for at least a few weeks!

I had a fantastic time and would not change a thing, but I can honestly say it was more stressful and so much more work than I ever thought it would be, I don´t know how you do it dealing with stressed out brides everyday?

The fact we had to organise everything vs having a hotel was immense but to be honest I could not imagine a more perfect venue and god must have been smiling on us to have such a perfect day - we really were blessed.

Our guests are still raving about the day, it was fantastic and we both loved it. Having you there was such a relief and to be able to share the pressure with you was what got me through the days beforehand.

You were fantastic Carla, I know I was stressed out of my mind but we really did have a magical day. I will be singing your praises to all who will listen!

I will send on some photos when the official ones are through,
all the best Sharon and Eoghan xxx

Our thanks to Loughran Wedding Photography for the wonderful images and our congratulations to Sharon and Eoghan.

Halloween Wedding...a Trick...or a Treat?

a treat....



probably tastes delish...but for a wedding?

yum, definitely a treat...


what on earth is going on...

this is getting absurd...

thats better...

yes, much better...

A Fabulous Wintery Wedding Cake Find

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A quick inspiration post as I gather ideas for our patient 2012 brides!
I found this image today of a grey lace crochet cake design by Sweet and Saucy. I love this idea to incorporate with a spanish themed wedding.

I also love the austere colours, grey is my favorite winter colour and combined with the dark wood cake stand is evocative of the dark wood we see here a lot in the traditional spanish bars and homes.

It really works for me and I can imagine designing a complete wedding to match this cake with a winter wonderland theme, using dark woods, crocheted table accessories, pine cones and a bit of sparkle combined with rustic charm, log cabins spring to mind as well and roaring fires! The list is endless as I am always captivated with Winter Wonderland Scenes!

Remember with one inspiration a whole event can be created.
Anyone any good at crochet!

Real Wedding ~ Francine and Gordon

There are so many amazing details in Francine and Gordon's brilliant Atlanta, GA wedding at the King Plow Arts Center, sent to us by talented photographers Dan and Anne Almasy. The magical event was created in a bold palette based on blue and orange with meticulous attention to detail. Inspired elements included a hanging sculpture of bicycle wheels, suspended branched florals and an exquisite suite of paper goods featuring butterfly designs. Blue butterflies were perched on each layer of the spectacular cake made by Sweet Sensations with intricate piped detailing and tables were set with blue linens, cobalt and amber stemware, blue napkins and wooden chargers. To see more of Francine and Gordon's beautiful wedding and reception, visit the Dan and Anne Almasy blog. Enjoy!

Dan & Anne Almasy. Wedding Coordinator: Janice Blackmon Events. Event Design, Florals, Catering and Desserts: Bold American Events. Venue: King Plow Arts Center. Baker: Sweet Sensations. Wedding Gown: Vera Wang purchased from Joan Pillow Bridal Salon. Hair and Makeup: Luxe Beauty. Invitations: Inviting Ideas. Ceremony Musicians: Allegro Strings. DJ: Absolute Entertainment. Transportation: Cooper-Atlanta Transportation.

Wine a bit...Wednesday

 Dreaming Tree by Dave Matthews

...right now a bunch of girls with DMB stickers on their cars...and my sister-in-law...just peed their pants.

     What do you get when you combine Mr. Make-girls-weak-at the-knees singer, Dave Matthews, with ever-so talented wine maker, Steve Reeder? Dreaming Tree Wines. This collaboration is causing some excitment to the wine and music world. Oh, and one more thing that will make the girlies squeal with excitement, the red North Coast blend is called, "Crush". Alright, Alright, I hear you from here…*

     In case you didn't know, Dave is no stranger to the wine industry. In 2000 he established Blenheim Winery in Virginia, but "Dreaming Tree" has "Dave Matthews" all over it. The website & wines are pretty, interesting, unique and definitely that DMB style. The site says that when Dave and Steve met they found out they both had a passion for drinking wine and wine-making…and the rest is history. There are 3 wines being introduced (not soon enough according to the the industry) in Maryland next week: “Crush” which is a red blend of merlot with 30-something % of zinfandel popped in there for some raspberry jam; citrus & spicey North Coast Chardonnay; and toasty Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon loaded with blackberry. They wanted approachable wines that were ready to drink and not to be put on the shelf for years later. I have mentioned what an oh-so-perfect name…*

     Now, if someone asked me if I liked Dave Matthews Band, I would roll my eyes and say, No. (I know, I know, but keep reading..) However, no matter what DMB song comes on the radio I do not even think twice before rolling down the windows, turning the volume on full blast, and slowly bouncing my head to his heart-melting lyrics with a silly grin on my face as though he was singing to me (note to the boys: DMB {wink}).  So, okay, I guess I actually am a DMB-lover, per se. Now, I am even more because his love of the environment!

     KUDOS Dave! To all the planet-lovers, such as myself, get ready for this. The bottles weigh 50% less than typical wine bottles so it takes less fuel to get the cases to the stores.  The grapes are not sprayed with ANY pesticides. They don’t cut down trees to make their labels; the labels are made from 100% recycled brown paper. The corks are sustainably grown. *

Oh, Dave Matthews, you sure know the way to a tree-huggers heart. What do you say we go to the car, roll down the windows, and you sing "Satellite" to me…?

* My husband had a 3 hour lunch with Steve Reeder, the winemaker of Dreaming Tree, this past weekend in California. My information is spot-on...if you will. And in Dave's  exact words he wants "Crush" to taste like a "berry pie."

Creative Mental Blocks!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
It is strange being a creative person, well for me, and I am not sure many can relate to this.

We have just finished a very intense September full of beautiful weddings that I thrive on.

I am constantly making lists, both mentally and of course in my pretty notepads albeit I have now become a master of Excel as long as it is colour coded!

By the time we arrive at the wedding day I cannot think about anything else. Call me obsessed but all the details are locked into my brain leaving little time for anything else.

It is now at this time of year, as we slow down and take stock, I feel brain dead and start to panic! All the creativity has gone and I always worry it will never come back but of course it does :) Thank goodness!

In order to get my creativity flowing again I need inspirations and I have to admit over the past few days I have been rather boredly surfing the internet looking at some average OK things but nothing that has made me sit up and go WOW!

Until tonight I fell upon this fabulous Mexican wedding created by Lisa Vorce, who I greatly admire, but I think it was the decorated donkey, along with the fact of course this could be translated into a Spanish theme, that immediately drew my attention to this as what brave person was put forward for this bit of styling!

Isn´t the whole wedding just divine from the bride´s stunning veil to all the gorgeous details.

I have just gone to heaven and back and finally reconnected with my creative brain again :)

With our new in house stationery department supervised by Anoulka with her new die cutting machine, nicknamed Cougar (long story but we are into names!) we are dying to start creating even more fabulous weddings and this will certainly be an inspiration to us.

Fall 2011 Issue Cover Sneak Peek

We couldn't wait to share this sneak peek of our gorgeous new Fall 2011 issue! Look for it on newsstands and in the hands of stylish brides everywhere October through December!

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Styling and photography: Brooke Thomas. Photographed on location at Serenbe in Chattahoochee Hills, GA. Hair and makeup: Kara Ramos for Factor Atlanta. Fashion assistants: Terri Ireland and Lydia Thomas. Amelia gown, $1,800 by J.Crew. Vintage stud earrings, $110 by Tejani. Bracelet, $548 at House of Lavande. 18 karat white gold engagement ring designed by C. Gonshor with a 2.50 carat round brilliant cut diamond accented by a cushion shaped diamond halo with milgrain detailing available at Diamonds Direct. Price available upon request.

tuesday shoesday

wild really do make my heart sing....

elleDesigns featured on Capitol Romance!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Capitol Romance is the awesome Washington DC Wedding blog and if you haven't seen the blog you need to!  It is "a creative cure for DC's wedding bore" as she puts and full of awesome details and amazing weddings. They just recently did a feature on elleDesigns! I am so excited and represents elleDesigns so well I wanted to share! Thanks so much Capitol Romance!!

-Capitol Romance on elleDESIGNS

Bree is the talent behind Capitol Romance and not only is she one heck of a writer, but she is an awesome, awesome girl who is trying to spread the word on uniquely gorgeous weddings throughout DC. Serious Kudos!!
{click to read the feature}

Revisited ~ By Ron B. Wilson Photography

When Ron B. Wilson sent us this lovely, inspired Revisited session, we couldn't wait to share it with you! His Revisited sessions offer couples a chance to recreate, re-imagine and revisit their wedding photography, giving more attention to the styling, details, location and overall artistry of their portraits. Ron recommends that couples wait about a year after their wedding to shoot a Revisited session, but the sessions are wonderful for any couple wanting to create a series of exquisite wedding portraiture, perhaps even to celebrate a ten or twenty year anniversary. Revisited sessions include two hours of shooting, flowers and a make-up artist, but more elements and details can be added as you envision them, including stationery and styling. For more information regarding Ron B. Wilson's Revisited sessions, visit the Ron B. Wilson Photography website.

Photography: Ron B. Wilson. Flowers: Blossoms & Accents. Makeup: Amanda Hopcraft. Stationery: Heather O'Brien Design. Styling: Renzo Lara.