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Fabulous Find … fingerprint wedding band July 29, 2009

We are ALWAYS looking for unique, personal and memborable elements for the weddings we help create.  Usually, this does not include any imput on the rings … but, I just couldn’t resist.

Chris Parry, from the United Kingdom, but who also has an Etsy shop – has figured out how to put your or your lovelies fingerprint on your wedding band {or cufflinks, or a necklace, etc.}  It’s simply amazing … love it!

ChrisParry etsy shop - via junebug

we ran across Chris Parry on What Junebug Loves!

celebrate {showcase} your love …



Vegas Baby … July 24, 2009

Jacki and I are on vacation in VEGAS!!!!  We are out here to celebrate my 5th wedding anniversary!  My husband, Heath, and I got married on July 25, 2004 … amazing how time flies when you’re having fun!

Anyone know what the “traditional” 5th wedding anniversary gift is? …. come on, take a guess …..  well, it’s WOOD!  can you believe it – wood … how romantic is wood – unless we are having an intimate fire snuggled up under blankets together {which is not very likely in July}!   I will attempt to find something on the rest of our time in Las Vegas and let you know what I come up with when we return.

Just a photo of the vagas sign and a few showgirls …



celebrating our marriage,



Tiger’s DJ Services … Vendor Spotlight July 23, 2009

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Need dancing music for your reception?  Need a fabulous announcer?  Need a respectable wedding professional?  Well, look no further … Tony the Tiger is your man!


Here’s a little blurb from Tony’s website … “Every wedding that Tony oversees is planned accordingly to what is specifically needed to accomodate the Bride and Groom. Tony assists in planning every wedding reception from start to finish with his expertise and wisdom. He comes properly dressed in his black tuxedo and greets your guests with a smile. Tony is not an ordinary DJ, Tony is a personality.”

To learn more about Tiger’s DJ Services, Tony “the Tiger”, or to book your consulatation with Tony, please click HERE and view the website for more information.

celebrate …



Fabulous Photo Booth … July 22, 2009


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how FABULOUS is this photo booth?  I just love it! 

I found this fun addition to any wedding over at Kiss the Groom, the fabulous blog by Elizabeth Messina.  To see the full post, click HERE

Let us know your thoughts … or any other FABULOUS photo booths that you’ve seen …

celebrate your love …



Buyer BEWARE … July 20, 2009

Filed under: jacki and jaimeson — jackiandjaimeson @ 8:26 pm

This post is something completely out of the ordinary for me, but I feel so strongly about it that I had to mention.  What I’m about to write about happened exactly one week ago, Monday, July 13th, and I’ve been going back and forth on whether or not to mention … but at the end of the day, I have a strong opinion and I want to voice it.

so, here goes …

Jacki and I got such rave reviews on the new issue of Jacki Allen’s Kentucky Bride Magazine from brides and vendors alike, that we wanted to make sure that they were on newsstands first thing Monday {just so anyone that wanted to see what the buzz was all about, could pick up their very own copy}!

After lunch, Jacki and I decided to go visit Barnes and Noble … check, check – we’re there!

Next stop, Joseph-Beth … check, check – we’re there!  BUT THEN … as always, we look through all the new bridal magazines and purchase the ones that haven’t come in the mail yet {we have to stay current to stay on top} … but this is where the story gets juicy …

… as I’m casually flipping the pages of one of the magazines waiting in line to pay, a business card falls out!  Now, I have never worked with this wedding professional before {and after this, I never will} and will not be mentioning any business names for two reasons – #1 I don’t want to give them any recognition on the off chance that someone may look them up and do business with them AND #2 I don’t want their company associated with mine or this blog in any way.

My first reaction … oh this must be an accident!  This person obviously forgot the card here OR someone else had the card and left it in here by mistake.  THEN, I check another magazine … and to my surprise, there is another business card!  THEN, I continue to check, to find FOUR business cards in various magazines before I stop checking and get a manager to take over.  Here’s what the manager thinks the person did … acted as if they were looking at the magazine and slipped their business card in.  This person only put the business card in the top issue of the magazine on the stack … obviously this person couldn’t put one in all of the magazines as someone would notice AND also, why would someone look at 10 copies of the same magazine.

My second reaction … HOW TACKY, CHEAP, DISRESPECTFUL, and on and on!  {see, I told you I don’t normally write these type of blog posts}

Here’s my thought process …

* This business does not want to pay for advertising

* This business tries to “cut corners” in their business {makes you wonder if they’ll cut corners on the job or product they are giving you}

* This business does not respect the wedding professionals that are in the magazine {the businesses that either paid or have their products featured in these magazines did so because they have a marketing plan and have decided that this is where to spend their marketing dollars … by this company “slipping” in their cards, they are taking away from all of these businesses, which are their peers and other wedding professionals – which I would not call this company professional at all!}

* This business does not respect the store {if they did, then they would not have “slipped” their cards in to begin with – and if they wanted to be associated with this store, then my suggestion would be to contact the store manager and see if they have a place for business cards … not “piggy backing” off other companies}

Before this gets too long, I am going to end.  But, please feel free to leave your thoughts – even if you don’t agree with me … all comments are welcome.

celebrating our business …



July 09 Kentucky Bride Bridal Show … pretty pics July 17, 2009

WOW!  What a week we’ve had … the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show was on Sunday, July 12th {thanks to everyone who participated and all the brides who came} – then we had set up for Freedom Fest on Wednesday and Thursday, with the “Meet the Designers” for the first part of today {pretty pics to come soon} – and finally, we have a wedding on Sunday … whew … wiping my forehead!

But, before time completely gets away from us, we wanted to share some “pretty pics” from the bridal show … all photos by julie wilson {our fabulous editor} or erika hunt {one of our fabulous interns}.  So, without further ado …

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… some of our thought process … – we had a strong color pallette, our company colors, apple green, black and white – we tried to show off our work in different ways, we had a tablescape, a candy bar, a lounge area, a digital frame, our portfolio of photos, etc. – we tried to make each section it’s own area and show brides how they could use these lovely ideas themselves or we can do for them – we also had some of the best “goodies” we’ve had yet, we had our usual green pens, but we also had these fabulous new jacki post its and yummy green apply “sweet” bags – …



next up is photos from around the show … we had food, cakes, dresses, jewelry, flowers, music … and the list goes on …

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hope you enjoyed all the “pretty pics” … if you have any photos from the bridal show that you’d like to share, we’d love to see them!

celebrating weddings …



NEW gallery up on jackiallen.com … July 15, 2009

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We have a NEW wedding gallery up on our jacki, wedding planner site …

… we love all of our weddings and want to show off all of them, but I’m sure that you can understand that some couples would prefer to keep their wedding a private affair …

… fortunately for us, Susan and Tom, have generously allowed us to post their photos on our website!

… there were two photographers for the day … the first being the bride’s photographer, Josh Perkins with RedTree Photographyand the second being our {jacki, wedding planner} photographer for the day, Danelle Alexis Photography.



… enjoy the new slide show and let  us know what you think?

love celebrated …