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summer wedding…… love celebrated November 25, 2008

since we started this blog, we haven’t posted any of our weddings from 2008.  even though we love all of our brides and all our weddings, we thought we’d give you a few shots from katie and zach’s wedding.  all photos that you see, were taken by jacki or our staff.  AND, all photos that you see will show you the details, design and coordination that we at – jacki, wedding planner –  can do for you!

please enjoy and let us know what you think……

photo one: the lovely ceremony location (we decided a semi-circle would be more intimate)


ceremony location

photo two: the aisle…. how beautiful and designed for the couple

unique aisle

photo three: beautiful sheppard hook details

lovely detail...

photo four: one of the centerpieces… three different vases and arrangements, but keeping the same flowers throughout and rocks included in all centerpieces

fabulous centerpiece

photo five: katie and zach wanted to bring the outside into the tent (and we wanted to cover those lovely poles), so we came up with idea of having trees incorporated…. just as if we were outside, but without the hot sun beating down on us.  in the trees, there were led lights that looked like candles, there were orchids and more…..

fabulous trees

photo six:  the fab trees at night under the stars… (the lights we brought in)

the fab trees at night

photo seven: katie and zach wanted a place for guests to go to relax and get away from the party, if they so choose.  we wanted it to still be outside, so we rented this very modern white leather furniture, then the MOB handmade the pillows that coordinated with the wedding colors.  (that’s me and the MOB on the far couch)

fabulous furniture

photo eight:  katie, the lovely bride, cooling off by the fan (yes, we think of everything) and did you notice the sheppard’s hook by the bride (yes, we reused those from the ceremony – talk about being “green” for your wedding)

lovely bride, katie

photo nine: the grand finale… for the newlyweds, the MOB wanted them to go out in style, hence the car and the fireworks (which were a surprise to the couple!)

fabulous fireworks

katie and zach…… love celebrated!



it’s so pretty! November 21, 2008

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Let’s talk favors!  Who LOVES favors?  I know we do…. we are always looking for those subtle, but BIG details that will truly tell the guests a little bit more about the couple.  Well, we’ve got the place for you….. it’s so pretty! – which sells “kate aspen” favors.  (www.itssopretty.kateaspenshops.com)  The great thing about this website, is that it has the favors done by theme, colors, season, party (they have birthday, anniversary, baby favors as well!) so it is easy to find anything that you are looking for.  below are some of our faves:

this is a snowflake favor that can be used as a place setting, then put on the tree…. could be used for a winter wedding or for your holiday party…. fabulous

snow flake ornaments

here is a very classic topiary favor …. we absolutely love this…..

classic topiary favors

and finally for those of you that want something really different…. here’s a personalized shot glass… might be better to give to your best girlfriends on that “last night of freedom” party… but none the less, they are fun!

personalized shot glass

how fun are these favors?  and they have hundreds more…… and for all of the bloggers, it’s so pretty!  will be offerring 10% OFF your whole purchase (except tax and shipping) until 12.31.2008 by using code 3653TEN.

happy shopping ……   jacki and jaimeson

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Assciation of Bridal Consultants November 19, 2008

Since we are still so new to the blogging world, there are so many things that I want to write about….. our company, our clients, our favorite things, new finds, and so much more.

but first, let us tell you about a wonderful organization the we are members of: Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC).  this is an international organization that brings wedding planners and vendors together. this organization provides continuous education, international networking, a code of ethics that each member must follow, and best of all…. conferences and meetings to get to know your peers.

ABC has had two wonderful events in the last month that we were able to attend.  The first, was their national conference “Business of Brides”.  The conference was held in Newport, California (yes, it was beautiful, but we were too busy learning and networking to enjoy).  during the conference, we were able meet some wonderful planners, enjoy classes that pertain to our industry specifically and bring home some useful information.  Once of the higlights of the Conference is the Miss Dorothy Heart Award (please read more about the Miss Dorothy Heart Award here:  www.bridalassn.com.  Miss Dorothy is an inspiration to us all.  Colin Cowie www.colincowie.com (our main speaker for the conference) and Miss Dorothy new each other well and he respected what she was doing for wedding professionals and ABC.  SO….. he offered internships to help raise money for the Miss Dorothy Scholarship Fund!  This was my (jaimeson) personal highlight of the weekend…. I GOT AN INTERNSHIP WITH COLIN COWIE and was able to DONATE to the MISS DOROTHY fund all at the same time!  What an amazing opportunity!  I still can’t believe it  – but believe me, I will keep you posted on the logistics and write items as they come up.  Here is Colin and I after one of our interviews together:

colin cowie and jaimeson

so…… as you can see, it was a FABULOUS conference!

the second great meeting we had with ABC this month was actually just yesterday.  This was a regular ABC – Kentucky Chapter meeting.  Ellen Fox, with ShaFox Events, hosted the event at the very UNIQUE 21c Hotel (www.21cmuseumhotel.com) in Louisville, KY.  If you haven’t visited the hotel, which is also a gallery for many artist, then you should.  I will go ahead and put a disclaimer here:  when visiting 21c, you must keep your mind open and sometimes your eyes shut, as there is nudity, all in the name of art).  But, if you can get past that, then this is a very unique and modern hotel that is used for many events (including weddings and rehersal dinners). 

stay posted as we will be discussing lots of exciting companies, trends, and news withing the next few days and weeks.

kindly –

jacki and jaimeson


hello fellow bloggers…. November 17, 2008

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okay world…. this is my first blog, and i’m just hoping for the best….. so please feel free to leave any constructive critism…

first – about jacki and jaimeson….  we are a mother/daughter team that works together and plays together.  not only are we business partners, we are best friends (and i’m not saying this because we are business partners, i am saying it because it is true)!  we LOVE everything about weddings…. that’s our business.  we plan some of the best weddings in the bluegrass (www.jackiallen.com), we publish the Kentucky Bride magazine (www.kentuckybridemagazine.com) and produce the Kentucky Bride Bridal Shows (www.kybride.com).  and if that’s not enough, we also love to throw the best parties (corporate, anniversaries, birthday, and grand openings) in town…. themed parties to be specific.  you tell me something you like: a phrase, a painting, an object, a location…. and we can plan a whole event or wedding around it…. i’m serious – from invites to the after party and everything inbetween.

second – we are about our community…. not only are we members of a national organization, Association of Bridal Consultants (www.bridalassn.com) BUT jacki founded the Kentucky Bride Association!  How amazing is that?  jacki believes in a sense of community and working as a team – her motto is “coopetition not competition”.  these are mainly networking meeting where wedding professionals from all over central kentucky can come together – meet and greet – build new relationships – learn about wedding trends – stay abreast on the latest bride stats – and so much more…..

third – as you can see, we do alot….. but if i continue to discuss more on this first blog, i’m afraid you won’t come back…. and we want you to come back…. so finally, what this blog is about: to show off what we do – to bring you new trends – to spotlight vendors in the bluegrass (we have the best!) – and to just chit-chat about weddings!

thanks for reading and hope you come back soon…..

kindly – jaimeson