Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Wedding Supplier Wednesday - A Bespoke Design

This week for our Wedding Supplier Wednesday we have a real treat for you. We spoke to the wonderfully talented Emma Muir from A Bespoke Design, based in Little Canfield in North West Essex, about how she got into the industry and why she enjoys it so much.

Emma speaks with real enthusiasm about A Bespoke Design and her creations and just STUNNING! : ‘We design and create bespoke wedding & event stationery and venue décor… and when we say Bespoke, we mean every order is designed for each individual client ensuring a truly Bespoke Design! We only offer this service… we don’t have an “off-the-shelf” product so the vast majority of clients that come to us for their stationery are those looking for something totally unique and personal to them

I have a great passion for everything I do, especially when a particular theme is important to a design (I spend hours on research), I relish a good challenge! I’m constantly on the lookout for inspiration for colours and fresh ideas. Forming a relationship with my clients is an extremely important factor when creating a design to match their personality… I often end up seeing my clients as much as they would a wedding planner with a variety of appointments running over an 18-month period to be able to cover everything from the design of the save-the-date cards through to the décor for the day…

And I think you will agree the results are truly beautiful.

‘I’d helped friends and family out for years with invitations and ideas for their own wedding’s and parties. The turning point for “setting-up” the business came when I designed the stationery and décor for a friend’s 30th Birthday Party. The venue that hosted the party invited me to exhibit at their Wedding Fayre as they were so impressed with what I’d put together. So I created a range of samples to demonstrate a some original ideas and schemes and got a handful of bookings, generally based on the individuality of supply for potential clients’
‘I love meeting up with my clients for their sample viewing meeting… I relish in the feeling of achievement when I see their faces as they are looking at the designs I have created for them… So far (touch wood), I’ve never had a disappointing sample meeting! Setting up a venue for the day gives an equal feeling, all the little finishing touches and bringing the whole design together to see the finished result… Priceless!’

Emma – were not surprised in the slightest. They really are gorgeous!

Emma can be contacted on www.abespokedesign.co.uk, via Facebook or on Twitter

Its nice to feature a company we have so much in common with – we agree, ‘Bespoke’ is the way forward. A Wedding should be as unique as the Bride and Groom and putting your own stamp on things make it all the more special for the couple. Hence why we always push on our ‘bespoke’ Engagement and Wedding rings.

THANK YOU Emma for allowing us to feature your gorgeous company!!

On another note – we would like to say THANK YOU to the lovely Phillipa from Kellington Weddings for featuring JKD on her blog Monday. Definitely worth a read so get over there!!

We hope you all have a lovely day and if we can help you with anything please get in touch! 07904123297.


If you would like your company to be featured as part of Wedding Wednesday please get in touch via email.

Monday, 28 June 2010

Diamonds are a girls best friend....

...along with Chanel of course!

and here we have a STUNNING Chanel watch with Diamond bezel - completed a couple of weeks ago for a very special ladies Birthday!

Chanel dont actually make this watch with this exact colour face, Diamonds on the numbers AND diamonds on the bezel.... and what the lady wanted the lady gets! So onwards with a Diamond Bezel!! We hear she loves it - wouldnt you!

If I can help you with anything please get in touch - enjoy the sunshine!


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Pearls and Diamonds - what more could any girl ask for....

....seriously - I ask you! Any woman would be thrilled with her own piece of sparkle!

Recently we were approached by the wonderfully talented and award-winning Bridal Jewellery & Wedding Hair Accessories designer Rebecca of ChezBec to create a piece of bling just for her - so we got straight on with it! Rebecca says she is 'absolutely thrilled. Thank you so much for making it so beautifully for me. I love it. I'll be back!'
We couldnt have asked for a nicer compliment from a nicer lady! We are so pleased you are happy and look forward to working with you again in the near future.
We hope you all like the ring as much as we do!

Remember, if we can custom make anything for you please get in touch on 07904123297.

Have nice weekends and we look forward to hearing from you soon!

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ALSO - a little note! check out the GORGEOUS Vintage Bride Blog - its beautiful!!

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Wedding Supplier Wednesday – ROYST & ARAN

Well, its that time again to feature a beautiful Wedding Supplier, and this week the spotlight is on Royst & Aran.
Who specialises in vintage headpieces and bridal accessories. We spoke to the lovely Karan about her pieces: ‘Our distinctive collections have been inspired by the 1920’s, 30’s, 40’s 50’s and beyond and offers brides one off designs which are individual and unique. Our beautiful collections include tiaras, headbands, combs and garters.

'Headbands are currently offering brides a chic elegant look and are very versatile as well as being our most popular headpiece at the moment. Vintage chic is a must have for any bride who wants an elegant and individual wedding day accessory. The collection at Royst & Aran creates a touch of vintage grace and individuality. It’s your Something Old and Something New!’

Karan the designer of Royst & Aran spent many years on the stage wearing beautiful costume and intricate head pieces whilst studying at The Royal Ballet School. She has a keen eye for elegant, striking design and all things sparkly. The leading name in Royst & Aran belongs to Karan's late ginger cat Royston. He used to sit intently for hours watching as pieces were created and designed and he would ‘nick’ off with all the beads, wire and diamantes. Royston is the only one who has first-hand knowledge of how the vintage collection is made. He would have made the vintage chic himself if his paws had; had enough dexterity!

Royst & Aran alongside their ready- made collection also offer a bespoke service which is becoming more and more popular. Royst & Aran is stocked in some gorgeous boutiques including the impressive Halfpenny London ~ Kate Halfpenny of Halfpenny London is a well renowned celebrity fashion stylist and bridal wear designer and has started offering her brides some select R&A designs.

If you have fallen in love with a gorgeous design and just can’t wait to buy it then you can contact Karan on karan@roystandaran.com or 07843 616 195

a BIG THANK YOU to Karan for agreeing to be part of Wedding Supplier Wednesday! We hope you all love her pieces as much as we do!

On another note – HUGE congratulations to the new Mr & Mrs Assenheim who got married last weekend and sent us these beautiful photos of their Wedding rings. We created Becky’s Engagement ring just over a year ago and we were really pleased they loved the Wedding Bands as much as we enjoyed creating them!

Following on from Wedding Supplier Wednesday and our love of all things sparkly, we also wanted to remind you its Creation Collaboration Wednesday - so get yourself over there and find some wonderful new blogs to follow. There really are some corkers!

We hope you have a LOVELY Wednesday and look forward to speaking to you soon!

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Thursday, 17 June 2010

anyone for Tennis?

...of course we mean the sparkly variety!

Here we have a STUNNING Princess Cut Tennis Bracelet made especially for one of our 'Brides to Be' next month. What a lucky lady!
We hope she likes it as much as we do!

If i can help you with anything give me a call on 07904123297 or email me on jon@jonkeithdiamonds.co.uk

While we are talking about Weddings - two of our couples are getting married this weekend so we would like to wish Ross & Becky and Gemma & Paul the VERY BEST OF LUCK for there special day on Saturday. We hope the sun shines for all four of you and sending you lots of warm wishes for your married life! We hope it is filled with everything sparkly!

We hope everyone else has fun weekends and look forward to hearing from you soon

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Monday, 14 June 2010

Wedding Supplier Wednesday....

...Welcome to a new feature on JKD


As mentioned earlier this week, each Wednesday we are going to feature some of the very best (in our opinion) sparkly Wedding Suppliers. And to kick it off, we have the brilliant
La Creme Cupcake - an inspirational home-based cupcake bakery established in September 2009 in West Sussex.

Nicola, who with her life-long combined passion for food, baking, creativity and all things beautiful, created La Creme Cupcake, speaks enthusiastically about her creations 'We create and bake unique and gorgeous cupcakes from scratch and freshly made to order for weddings, celebrations, corporate events, gifts and for those precious moments where only a little self-indulgence will do'
'We work hard to create an imaginative product and are passionate about what we do. We use the very best ingredients including organic, fairtrade, and locally sourced eggs, butter, milk and couverture chocolate from award-winning Sussex producers. We take our 'secret' recipes, mix in the finest ingredients and bake with love to bring our customers the best tasting cupcakes! We do not compromise on quality, taste or design, and this sets us apart from the rest''Our regular cupcakes on our flavour menu are only £2.00 each and our Personalised designs start at just £2.50 each. There is a min order for both of 12.'All of our cupcakes are beautifully presented in a giftbox, tied with ribbon and includes an ingredients tag and a gift card for a personal message. Each box contains an insert to ensure the cupcakes arrive safely. Orders can be placed online through our order form
La Creme Cupcakes has also been featured in the VOGUE July 2010 issue, Taste West Sussex and Your Sussex Wedding magazine.

For more information about Nicola and her gorg Cupcakes you can find them on Facebook; or you can follow them on Twitter

a BIG THANK YOU to Nicola for agreeing to be our very first Wedding Supplier Wednesday! We hope you all love her cakes as much as we do!

Following on from Wedding Supplier Wednesday and our love of all things sparkly, we also wanted to remind you its Creation Collaboration Wednesday - so get yourself over there and find some wonderful new blogs to follow. There really are some corkers!

We hope you have a LOVELY Wednesday and look forward to speaking to you soon!

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The Monday Blues....

....Sapphire blues to be exact!

Today we have a totally stunning Sapphire and Diamond flower shape Cocktail ring for you to stare at! What a gorgeous bespoke piece, made to exact specifications from our client for his lovely wife on there 45th Wedding Anniversary (the year of the Sapphire oddly enough!) We hope you like the photos and if there is anything you would like handmade let me know!
ALSO – we would like to say a MASSIVE Thank You to the team at Staggered. Weddings. Blokes. Sorted. Its all you need to know - the ONLY website a man should go to for Wedding tips and advice. They have done a lovely piece on Our Wedding and JKD. Have a read – we hope you like it!

We would also like to highlight a new feature on JKD, WEDDING SUPPLIER WEDNESDAY. As we are so involved within the Wedding Industry we are often asked for advice on suppliers ect, so we thought why not feature some of the best people on our blog! We have already done this in the past, with links to some of the gorgeous Wedding Blogs:LoveMyDress Blog, WhimsicalWonderlandWeddings Blog, PlansandPresents Blog and of course not forgetting the scrummy Genii Cupcakes and obviously the site specifically for men (above) Staggered. This Wednesday will be our first feature, so keep your eyes peeled for that - and if you are a supplier and would like to be featured please drop us a line! NOTE - only the most amazing need apply!!

Have a nice day and I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Friday, 11 June 2010

Thank CRUNCHIE its Friday...

...and have we got a corker of a sparkler for you today! Introducing this beautiful 10mm wide three row pave set with round stones Platinum Wedding Band. Custom designed and handmade with individual rope style back holing for each diamond to maximize on the sparkle. This ring is for a very lucky lady indeed!

I think the photos speak for themselves!!
Close up photo of the intricate back holing all done by hand.

Such a gorgeous and unique Wedding Band made to exact measurements.

If you would like your own handmade Wedding Band get in touch! 07904 123 297.

Have a lovely weekend and look forward to hearing from you soon!

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