KAYA Personalised & Hand Engraved Jewellery

KAYA jewellery is personalised and hand engraved in London to produce pieces that mean something between family or friends.  There are also lots of pieces for generations to share such as matching mother daughter jewellery such as bracelets and pendants.  Personalised jewellery for mums can hold a special birth month coloured gem of their child or names or initials.  With such a wide variety of items available there really is something special for everyone and they’d make particularly lovely gifts.

I chose the Silver Infinity Mum Bracelet to try out which comes with discs attached to the infinity sign, each engraved with your children’s initials.  Having two children, I have two discs to represent them.  I think this is a really lovely idea and is a piece I can wear everyday.  It came presented in a pretty box along with a cleaning cloth and is a generous size for my wrist.

I really like the bracelet and is something I can wear anytime.  Also every time I look down at it I have a reminder of my children by seeing their initials which I think is a  lovely touch to have on a piece of jewellery.  KAYA offers some really unusual and different pieces of personalised jewellery that you don’t see elsewhere such as the three generation sets and the mum rings are a particular favourite of mine with pretty gemstones in to reflect your children’s birth months.

With such a lot of pretty personalised jewellery available you are sure to find your favourite so I am pleased to be able to offer one lucky winner a £40 voucher to spend on jewellery at KAYA – any piece of their choice!

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£40 KAYA jewellery voucher

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Wedding Memories – Something Borrowed Something Blue

Thinking back to my wedding day back in 2004, it was a day a girl always dreams about.  Wearing an amazing dress, having all your friends and family around you and celebrating in style.  I absolutely loved my venue, a small hotel out in the countryside that we had exclusively just for our day.  The house had a sweeping staircase down the centre which I walked down and this led straight into the ceremony room where our guests were eagerly waiting.

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After the ceremony we went out of some double doors, down a few steps into the gardens for a glass of Pimms and some canapés.  It was great to catch up with people and share our special day.  It’s one of the few times in your life that you get all of your family and friends together in one place and spend a joyous day in their company.

I also remember the wedding breakfast fondly and everyone commented how spectacular the food was.  The trio of mini chocolate desserts was a big hit.  The room we ate in was the perfect size to see everyone and my mum had dressed the tables with all sorts of flowers, candles and petals – they looked fabulous!

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Weddings can be an expensive time, and I know when I saw the price of my venue, I had to sit down!  But I did find that a way to save money is by having your wedding on an alternative day to the traditional Saturday that most people have.  My venue offered a 25% discount off the total price if you had the wedding on a Sunday, so we did, and it saved us a lot of money – so that is my top tip if you are looking to reduce costs on your wedding day.

Some other money saving tips I’d recommend are that I got ready in the bridal suite of the venue as I was having a civil ceremony there, which meant I had no need for a wedding car.

Do your own flowers, I bought some luxury pink roses and some huge green leaves which we wrapped around the outside and then bound the stems with satin ribbon.  To me they looked gorgeous and I only held them for the ceremony and the photographs, so glad I hadn’t spent extra on specially made ones.

Also write your own invitations, I did look at printed ones but they are so expensive.  There are some really lovely luxury packs of wedding invites to buy in the shops and if you use a nice pen, and a bit of calligraphy writing, you can make them look really good with that personal hand written touch at a fraction of the price.

If you are looking for help in the form of a loan for your wedding day then why not call Chris and the rest of the personal loans team from Ocean Finance who will be happy to discuss your needs.

This post was my own views on weddings written in collaboration with Ocean Finance who compensated me with some restaurant vouchers for my time.

PaperShaker – Personalised Invitations & Announcement Cards

PaperShaker are part of the Photo Box family and provide high quality invitations, thank you cards, birth announcements etc. on high gloss paper, completely personalised with your own pictures, words and even the design on the cards.

I was very impressed when I checked out the PaperShaker website, it looks sleek, modern with a far wider choice than I first realised due to being able to customise.  When you select a design, you are able to change everything about it from background colours, illustrations, patterns etc.

What this means is that you can make a truly unique card as the variations are endless!

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Thinking ahead, I designed some party invitations for Miss M’s next birthday.  I chose a card that I liked the look of then within that I added the ‘6’, there was a choice of banners to go across the top which I chose hearts, I added my own words, photos, and the pretty banner across the bottom.  The back is fully customisable too, and I could add my own words or leave spaces as appropriate as well as change the images.

The quality of the PaperShaker cards I received is high, they are thick, with a glossy sheen on the front and come with thick white envelopes.  I’m really pleased with the elegant pretty designs and can’t wait to hand these invites out and see what other people think.

I think these would be fabulous to use for birth announcements or special birthdays.   They also do a whole wedding range from save the date, to invitations, RSVP and thank  you cards.  What a great way to add your personal touch and customise your own designs at a very reasonable price for weddings.

I recommend this site for its ease of use, high quality products, modern fresh designs and most importantly the customisation you are able to do to make a unique card exactly the way you want.

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All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.