Saturday, 25 September 2010

Wedding Supplier Wednesday - Plans and Presents

Happy Wednesday! and my do we have a good Wedding Supplier Wednesday for you today!Featuring the fabulous Alison Tinlin, owner of Plans and Presents, a Glasgow based wedding and event planning company, providing expert and superior service to all those who need assistance to plan the wedding (or indeed any event) of their dreams! Here is what Alison had to say:
I help plan and co-ordinate Weddings and personal Events, all over the country. My job is basically to work with clients, and provide as much, or as little help as they need with their Wedding or Event. That might be as simple as helping someone find a venue, or a supplier they are having particular difficulty sourcing, through to full Co-ordination, or anything else in between.
People sometimes get the preconception that employing an Event Planner is an all or nothing thing, but a particularly popular service for Weddings is On The Day Co-ordination. I find that many couples like to do the planning aspect themselves, but like to have a professional in the latter stages to oversee events. I come in about 4-6 weeks before the Event, and take all the carefully orchestrated plans, check that nothing has been missed, liase with all suppliers, and ensure plans are running smoothly. I will also provide timelines for all suppliers and the couple so they know what happens when, and am there on the day to make sure that everything goes completely to plan. This service is all about reassurance. I ADORE the interaction with people and the fact that you are helping to make the special day or event of someone completely perfect.
Plans and Presents is based in Glasgow, where I live with my husband and two children, but I cover the whole of the UK, and we were established in April 2009. I’m a huge organiser at heart – I love to have everything in order! In my previous job in nursing, I had to make sure that I worked to very exacting deadlines and being organised was, literally, a matter of life and death. The skills of time management, crisis intervention, a good ear, and the ability to listen and act on peoples needs are great transferable skills. I am also a total people person, I like nothing better than a good chat, so the beauty of this career is that it is all about the client, and what they need, and add to that the fact I absolutely adore Weddings and parties, and it is just a dream job.
There are many fabulous Wedding Planners out there, and I am friends with many of them. They do a fantastic job in a tough industry. All I can say is I ALWAYS go the extra mile for my clients, I give 150% in everything I do, and I believe that by doing that I provide a superior service. I want to get my name out properly in the Scottish and UK market. Over the last year, I have been building my name up within the UK Bridal Industry. I have been featured in Brides Magazine and the Scottish Wedding Directory, and was recently nominated for a Mumpreneur award. I want to build on that, and take Plans and Presents to bigger and better things. I will do that by being the best I can be and by providing a superior service. To be recently named No.1 on the UK Wedding Tweeter's list was huge for me, and I am thrilled and honoured to be in that position.
In my normal business day, every single time I am able to help someone, whether if its by a simple phone call, or a tweet, or any other medium then that makes it worthwhile, that way you feel you have made a difference to someones life. In an Event or Wedding setting, the bit that most definetely stands out, and which I really love is when I look at a client, and they smile and I know in my heart that they are totally relaxed and reassured that everything is going the way it is supposed to - because I have done my job well.
I would love to change peoples' preconceptions of my job. From my experience, it appears that the public are still wary of my title - they believe that a planner/co-ordinator will be expensive and controlling. In fact, this is far from the truth, I pride myself on the fact that my job is all about giving the clients the best possible personal service whilst, ensuring at all times they "retain ownership" , and control of their day, whilst simultaneously ensuring they save as much money as possible and have their dream, stress free and wonderful event.

Isnt Alison wonderful? THANK YOU SO MUCH for allowing us to feature you on the blog! If you would like to contact Plans and Presents, please check out the WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, TWITTER, of her very own BLOG

Remember, if we can help you with any bespoke jewellery i can be contact on or call me on 07904123297. If you want to feature in our Wedding Supplier Wednesday email

Have a lovely day, and check back Friday as we have some gorgeous Diamond Wedding Rings to share!


Friday, 24 September 2010


Happy Friday! Where has the sunshine gone? sadly i feel summer is well and truly over!

BUT we want our days filled with sparkle - and we want to share that with you! So, today we have a beautiful and unusual Engagement ring that we actually made a few months ago, but we had recently had back as we are making the matching Wedding Ring.

These photos were taking last night so excuse the lack of lighting!!

We are also THRILLED to announce we are number 3 in this weeks Top 100 UK Wedding Tweeters List! YES - I SAID 3!!! HOW EXCITING! Thank you! To check out the full link click HERE

Have a lovely weekend - and if i can help you with anything please get in touch on or call me on 07904123297


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Wedding Supplier Wednesday - Petite Cake Balls

Oh yes, its that time of the week again, Wedding Supplier Wednesday, where we feature a company that could help you in the planning of your Wedding! Today we have the lovely Adele Crozier from Essex based Petite Cake Balls - the new cupcake! Beautiful moist bite size cake blended with delicious frosting and coating in yummy chocolate. A wonderful alternative to any celebration cake or box of chocolates.
Here is what Adele had to say: Our business was started in June 2010 when I decided to start a home based cakery to be able to spend more time with my family.

I have always loved to bake cakes and special treats for my family. I love watching people enjoy my baking and when I discovered cake balls I was hooked!

Cake balls are very new to England. We are already one of the largest suppliers and what makes us even better, our cake balls and pops can be be completely customised in flavour and design. We also offer your cake balls to be hand delivered presented in a giftbox wrapped with ribbon and a gift tag or set up free of charge at any party or celebration.

We treat every customer like a VIP all our cake balls are baked freshly from scratch using only the best ingredients. We work hard to come up with imaginative and creative designs each time!
I love watching peoples faces when they recieve their order. Being quite a new product to the UK I love to hear what people think of my cake balls. Every one is so surprised when they taste them, they are not too sickly and the chocolate coating complements the cake really well.

Flavours include: Banana split, Vanilla, Chocolate brownie, Carrot cake, Coffee and walnut, Jaffa cake, Chocolate toffee, Irish cream and chocolate, Lemon drop, Cherry and dark choc, Strawberries and vanilla, Chocolate peanut butter, Honeycomb chocolate crunch, Apple and cinnamon, Cappuccino, Caramel mud cake.
When ordering cake balls our gift boxes come as follows: A box of 12 with up to 2 flavours, A box of 24 with up to 4 flavours. Flavours are only limited in our gift boxes.

WOW, that’s something a little different!!! If you like Cake Balls as much as we do you can contact Adele via her WEBSITE, FACEBOOK PAGE, TWITTER , and BLOG.

It’s a VERY busy week in JKD land, we have a gorgeous engagement ring to show you on Friday so make sure you come back for your Diamond fix!

If we can help you with any bespoke jewellery please contact me on or call me on 07904123297. If you want to feature in our Wedding Supplier Wednesday please email

Have a nice day!


Thursday, 16 September 2010

our very own Holly...


we hope you all had a lovely weekend!

We delivered a GORGEOUS Holly Necklace to a very happy customer - so we thought we would share some of the photos:

This necklace is our own unique take on Holly Willoughby's coin necklace, which is infact a family heirloom
If you are interested in owning your very own 'Holly' why not drop us an email on or call me on 07904123297.

Have a nice week!


Bride at work day AND sparkles!

....what more could any Bride want!

Today is National Bride at Work Day!!The National Wedding Show is calling on all Brides to wear their wedding dress to work to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. It doesn’t matter if you were married in 2010, 1910 or even if it’s still a work in progress... if you can find a dress (and fit into it!) they need you to get sponsored to wear it to work on Friday 17th September 2010...THATS TODAY!

The whole of the wedding party can get involved too. Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to take part. Whether they are the bride, groom, bridesmaid, bestman, mother of the bride or usher they can wear their outfits to work too.

For more informations click HERE

For official merchandise on this event please check out DIAMON'T and ROSE GARDEN ACCESSORIES

To all of those who have got involved - CONGRATULATIONS!

Last night we delivered some stunning Wedding Rings to a lovely couple based in Essex. They were thrilled so we thought we would share them with you. We hope you like them as much as they did!

Ladies: 3mm wide ring set with 2mm wide Princess Cut Diamonds totalling 0.5ct in weight set in 18ct white gold.
Mens: 5mm Court ring in 18ct white gold.

Remember if we can help you with anything then email or call 07904123297.

For more photos of our work check out our FACEBOOK page.

Have a nice weekend!


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Wedding Supplier Wednesday - Bunny Delicious

Happy Wednesday!

Today we are featuring the truly awesome Zoe from Essex basedBUNNY DELICIOUS, and we are thrilled to be able to show you her sparkling brand new WEBSITE Lets see what Zoe has to say:
I design and produce wedding stationery, as well as table plans, guest books, post boxes, memory boxes, photograph albums. I set up the business in 2003 selling handmade birthday cards to posh card shops in Essex.

Setting up the business wasn't intentional by any means. My 2nd baby was 5 months old and I loathed the thought of just being a housewife. I started making cards, which were selling really well, and then somebody said I should make wedding stationery. So I did, I registered the company name and then rest is history!

I design from the heart using passion and flair. I utterly love my job and I believe this shows in every single piece of work I produce. With my designs, I believe there are no boundaries. I like to think of my work as a fun day at the circus, colourful, exciting and always full of surprises. My style is utterly unique and you can spot a “bunny delicious” creation from a mile off (so I’ve been told!)

The best bit of my day? Taking a blank canvas, and transforming it into something utterly amazing.

and i think you will agree Zoe's work really is just that. THANK YOU so much for allowing us to feature you and your stunning new website! If you want to contact Bunny Delicious you can on her WEBSITE, FACEBOOK, or TWITTER.

We hope you have a lovely day, and if we can help you with any bespoke jewellery please contact us on 07904123297 or

If you would like us to feature your company on Wedding Supplier Wednesday please email Lisa on


we have been blogged.....!

Good Morning!

This is a very quick blog, just to let you know we have been featured on the brilliant ALL THINGS NICE blog.
Thank you so much for the article!
Also, we are thrilled to be at number 7 in the Top 100 Tweeters List this week, THANK YOU!
Its been a mad week in JKD land with lots of orders flooding in. Remember, if we can help you email us on or call 07904123297.

Have a nice week and check back tomorrow for our brilliant Wedding Supplier Wednesday with an exclusive look at a wonderful new website!

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

That Friday Feeling...

do you all have that Friday feeling? welllll its almost the weekend wahoooo!

We are VERY excited today to be attending one of our clients gorgeous Weddings near Bath. Its going to be BRILL and we wish Jim & Emma the best of luck for today and for a happy life together! See you both later!

Jim proposed with our special 'Diamond in a Box' service, perfect if you are unsure exactly which ring your 'Fiance to be' (hopefully!) would like! You come to us, choose your Diamond from a selection and take it away in a beautiful presentation box which you can use to Propose. You and your fiance then come back to me and between us we come up with the perfect bespoke Engagement Ring. This is a BRILLIANT way to get your girlfriend involved in the process, and we find the ladies love it too!!
And for those that love the bling - here is a picture of the Engagement ring we made Emma late last year. It really is a cracker we love it!

We are also very excited as we 'broke our advertising cherry' and our first ever Magazine advert is on the shelves this week! Soooo - go and grab yourself a copy of this months Wedding Ideas Magazine to see us in print! Not only is is chocker block with brilliant Wedding Ideas and Tips, but if you turn to page 332 you will see us in all our glory!If you would like to see more of JKD's work, then check out our Facebook page. We have lots of photos and some great reviews from our very happy customers! its well worth 'Liking'! FACEBOOK

If we can help you with anything please get in touch. Email me call me on 07904123297.

We hope you have a lovely weekend!