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WINNER of Pollock’s Diamond Dash … May 24, 2010

Filed under: Contests,Events — jackiandjaimeson @ 1:59 pm


Over 300 couples showed up on Saturday, May 22nd to “hunt” for the $10,000 Hearts on Fire Diamond Ring!  In total, there were five prizes awarded, with the top prize being a DIAMOND RING!

To view some of the “hunt” and to see the winner, head on over to Pollock’s Jewelers website and watch their hightlight video {you can also click the banner below} …

simply celebrating …


Updated Website for Kentucky Bride magazine … May 20, 2010

Jacki, Julie and myself have been so gracious and honored for all of the positive feedback on the last two issues of Kentucky Bride magazine, that we just can’t say enough THANK YOU’s.  We have worked tirelessly to bring you the most informative articles, celebrity interviews, runway dresses, REAL Kentucky weddings, and the most unique accessories, tablescapes and so much more.  We are also very excited about the new look of the magazine, especially the new Cover Look.  {see below} 

Kentucky Bride magazine - Winter 2010

Winter 2010 issue

Kentucky Bride magazine Spring 2010

Spring 2010 issue

With all of these wonderful changes, we wanted to make sure that we kept our web presence just as wonderful, so we have given the website a little upgrade.  After listening to your suggestions and receiving an overwhelming number of products to feature in the magazine, we have added some forms that will make the process much easier.  

We’ve also “prettied” up our tab names and hope you enjoy the fun-ness that we hope to bring to your wedding.  Please, go online to www.kentuckybridemagazine.com to see the changes.  One of the best features is that you can now submit your Real Kentucky wedding online!  We are so excited about this option and can’t wait to read about your big day! 

celebrate and showcase your love story in Kentucky Bride magazine … 


Pollock’s Diamond Dash … May 19, 2010

OH – MY – GOSH …

What I am about to share with you is SO EXCITING!!!

On Saturday, May 22nd in Ashland, KY there will be a DIAMOND DASH … with a $10,000 diamond on the line.

Here’s what you need to know:

Pollock’s Jewelers in Ashland, KY have joined with some amazing local vendors {Kentucky Bride magazine included} to give you the best savenger hunt of your life.  You and your fiancee will be on the hunt for a $10,000 diamond!

To get the full details and how to sign up, please visit their website at www.pollocksdiamonddash.com.

You can follow them on Facebook:  Pollock’s Jewelers

If you are unable to make the Ashland Pollock’s Diamond Dash, don’t worry … there will be another Diamond Dash in Lexington, KY in September 2010.  Kentucky Bride magazine and jacki and jaimeson, wedding and event planners will be a part of Shelia Bayes Diamond Dash as well.

Hope to see you in Ashland on Saturday, May 22nd!

celebrating the hunt …


Sunday Soiree Video … May 8, 2010


As promised, I have the short video from ICVideo that was put together from the April 18th Sunday Soiree at Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers

Before showing you the clip, I would like to give another BIG THANK YOU to all of the amazing and always generous vendors that participated in April …

Bridal and Formal

IC Video

Ian Lozada Photography

DJs in Motion

DaRae and Friends Catering

Best of Flowers

Elk Creek Vineyards

jacki and jaimeson, wedding and event planners

Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers

Hope you enjoy the highlight video …

April 18, 2010 Highlight Video


Didn’t ICVideo do an amazing job?  Like what you saw … want to join in on the fun?  Mark your calender for Sunday, May 16th from 1pm to 4pm – we will be having the second Sunday Soiree.  {see flyer below}


Did you see all of the wonderful wedding professionals that will be there … and the FREE Swag Bag!  Hope to see you there.

celebrate Sundays …


Vendor Spotlight … Chapel at the Park May 5, 2010

Chapel at the Park …  although based in Tennessee, they can really make a Kentucky girl feel special!

Chapel at the Park is located on a beautiful three acre estate and borders the National Park.  If you are looking for tall trees, seclusion and just a breathtaking surrounding, you can’t get much better than having the National Park as your backdrop. 

The Chapel, which is already known for its Five-Star service and attention to detail {which we love} was awarded the 2009 Best Wedding Chapel in all of Tennessee … CONGRATS!!!

Some of the great features that are offered by Chapel at the Park are:

* Indoor/Outdoor Weddings

* Candlelight Ceremonies

* Professional Photographers

* Amazing Receptions

* Spa Services

* … basically any and everything that you could think of your wedding at the Chapel at the Park!

Below are a few photos to give you just a taste of what Chapel at the Park can do for you …



And, Kentucky Bride magazine is so honored that Chapel at the Park chose us to showcase their award winning Chapel and grounds to the brides of Kentucky!  To see their two page spread in the Spring 2010 issue of Kentucky Bride magazine, simply turn to pages 108 and 109 … and you will be able to also read a little bit more about these lovely ladies and gents that help make brides dreams come true!

It would be rude of me not to tell you ALL of their information {you don’t have to pick up a copy of the magazine, that is just an added bonus for us!}, so please feel free to contact the Chapel in all of the following ways:

take a short drive …  Chapel at the Park – 1844 East Parkway {Hwy 321 North} – Gatlinburg, TN – 37738

give them a call … 800.693.6479

shoot them an email … info@chapelatthepark.com

follow their blog … www.chapelatthepark.blogspot.com

Well, we hope that we have given you a new destination venue … sometimes the destinations that are in your own backyard can be surprising and still make you feel a world apart.

celebrating Chapel at the Park  …


May … {where did you come from?}

First, let me start off by saying … HELLO, how are you?  

Second … whew … it’s been a busy year thus far, and I apologize for not blogging as much as normal {I know that apologizing for not blogging is the number one rule not to do when you’ve been an absent blogger, but I just feel the need to, so there you go, I’M SORRY … now I feel better and we can jump right in} 

This blog post is just going to be chalk full of what we have been up to lately, what we have cooking for the coming months and hopefully I can throw in a few beautiful photos while I’m at it … so, let’s get started! 

jacki and jaimeson, wedding and event planners …  

… we are LOVING our brides!!!  For the 2010 wedding season, we are doing design for almost all of our weddings and we are just THRILLED with what we have been able to come up with!  I don’t want to let any secrets out, but I can tell you that we are doing weddings as they’ve never been done at a few Kentucky venues … it’s going to be AMAZING!  Here are a few photos from some fabulous past brides, where we also did some “first” for weddings at Kentucky venues: 

first up is Katie {Miller} Willie – location was Headley-Whitney Museum and this was the first time the ceremony was down by the fence which overlooked the pond … a simply stunning location … 

photo by RedTree Photography

secondly we have Regan {Ladenburger} Jernigan – location was Shaker Village and this was the first time that the ceremony happened in a circle under the tree … this proved to be the perfect layout for Regan who wanted a very intimate feel and to also include every guest in her ceremony … 


Some other news that is going on with jacki and jaimeson is that we are honored to be partnering with Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers for the Sunday Soirees.  Below is a poster with more information, but please mark your calendars for the following Sundays from 1 – 4pm … May 16, June 13, July 18 and August 15.  {stay tuned as there will be a post this week with a fabulous short video from ICVide0


Kentucky Bride Bridal Show … 

… we are gearing up for our July 11th bridal show that will be held at the Lexington Convention Center, Bluegrass Ballroom.  We just LOVE this bridal show and all of the wonderful vendors that participate … we are so blessed to work with such professional and bride conscious vendors that it really makes you feel guilty for saying that it’s your “J-O-B” when in actuality, it’s really just hanging out and promoting good people and good friends … how fun is that?  There will be alot more post and information coming your way about the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show, so no need to bog you down now.  Just mark you calendar for July 11th and get your $2.00 off coupon at www.kybride.com 

jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride magazine … 

WOW … is only one word that I can use to describe what 2010 has been for our little baby … we are so very proud!  Thus far in 2010, the Kentucky Bride magazine has won the GOLD Addy Award in the Lexington region and the SILVER Addy for the State … we are just blown away!  Also, as you’ve been reading and hearing about, we are now a quarterly publication … see our lovely first two front covers below … 

Winter 2010 issue

Spring 2010 issue

On top of producing the magazine quarterly, we have finalized all of our State-wide distributing!  This has been a very long process {sometimes you just never know what you’re getting into}, but with only five issues under our belts, we are the most widely spread distributed Kentucky based Bridal Magazine in the State!  WOW … again, that’s all I can say.  The Spring 2010 issue has already been SOLD OUT in some newsstands {after two weeks!} and we just continue to blush as to how well we are being received not only by brides, but by the businesses that see the benefit of Kentucky Bride! {don’t worry you can still order a Spring 2010 issue online}.  The Summer 2010 issue will hit the newsstands in July! 

Oh My Gosh … I have so much more stuff to tell, but it will take forever and I’m sure that I have not provided enough photos to keep you interested, so I will leave with a few bullet points of things to look for in the coming days, weeks and months on the blog … 

* Vendor Spotlights 

* Sunday Soiree Highlight Video 

* The Diamond Dash … oh, this is going to be so much fun … can’t wait to tell you the details 

* More Celebrate Kentucky companies 

* Kentucky Bride Magazine Survey {I promise I will get this information posted} 

There’s more, but I have to keep you on your toes {and visiting the blog} … so stay tuned. 

celebrate life, love and Kentucky …