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American Wedding Study … June 2, 2009

As mentioned before, Jacki and I hosted the May Association of Bridal Consultants, Kentucky Members meeting at The Castle Post.

Our topic … the American Wedding Study.

To read the FAST FACTS, please visit our state coordinator, Elisa MacKenzie, Elegant Events by Elisa’s blog by clicking HERE.

Thank you Elisa for re-capping this meeting.

enjoy the fast facts about weddings today …



The Castle Post … ABC Mtg May 14, 2009

Jacki and Jaimeson hosted the Association of Bridal Consultants, Kentucky Members, May 2009 meeting at THE Castle Post!  How exciting is that?

If you’re not familiar with The Castle Post, please go HERE.

As you can imagine, anyone and everyone who has lived in Kentucky wants to get inside of THE CASTLE.  Well, Jacki and I were asked to tour the facility a few months back … which we thoroughly enjoyed.  Then, our state coordinator, Elisa MacKenzie with Elegant Events by Elisa, sent out an email to all KY Members asking for unique locations and topics to hold an ABC Meeting.  Well, of course Jacki and I said – THE CASTLE!

This needed to be a SPECIAL meeting, so we decided to come up with some unique touches (as you see below).  The topic for the day was National and Local Statistics and Trends that we are seeing in our Industry, despite what the doom and gloom News Anchors are saying.  There were over 40 guests in attendance and we all had a fabulous time networking, touring the CASTLE and of course, talking WEDDINGS!

Here are some DETAIL photos from our meeting:

* this is the side entrance into the castle …

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* when the fabulous ABC-KY Members arrived, we greeted them with a welcome bag, that had the below items{except the gold frames – they were used to display the food dishes} …

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* when everyone was seated in the main ballroom, there were three items waiting for them … the first being a nicely folded napkin with the day’s agenda … the second being a yummy chocolate covered strawberry with a tag stating “life’s short … eat dessert first” … and finally, they all received a fairytale carriage candle from it’s so pretty! {honestly, how many venues can you really use this favor} …

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There are many people that Jacki and I would like to THANK for helping make this meeting FABULOUS!

* Dana Martin with The Castle Post … We really enjoyed working with you and for your graciousness to host the ABC-KY Members

* Executive Chef Cameron Irvin with The Castle Post … the signature cocktails, the food, the staff – everything was amazing!

* E. Stephen Hein Florist … the centerpieces were beautiful!

* And finally, our fabulous staff of helpers – you ROCK!

hoping everyone has a “happily ever after” …



Association of Bridal Consultants …. April recap April 9, 2009

Jacki and I had the pleasure of attending the April ABC meeting in Louisville, KY at the lovely Marriott Downtown Hotel.

Essential Details was the gracious host and decorators!

Topic: Trends we are seeing from Brides in our region

Panel: Jessica Powell, Owner of Vogue Vision Photography – Sherry Cook, Master Florist at Blooms – Audrey Petty, Director at Essential Details – Richard Ayson, Director of Catering at Marriott Lousiville Downtown

It was so great to catch up with other planners that we haven’t seen in a while and meet some new vendors as well.

Here are some photos from the day:

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don’t you just LOVE the green vase … we do!



la tavola linens December 9, 2008

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this new linen company…. www.latavolalinen.com.  We were invited to thier open house in Beverly Hills, CA and since we were in town for the Association of Bridal Consultants annual conference, Mackenzie Spalding with One Fine Day, another fabulous planner and KY member, set up the limo and rsvp’s for us….. thanks so much Mackenzie!  la tavola is a stylish, classic, but with a twist linen company.  not only are they fabulous, they are eco friendly…. from the rich fabrics, to their fabulous van, and even to their cleaning machines…. truly amazing.  I have some photos below to showcase the lovely open house that we were fortunate enough to attend.  If you like what you see, or want to see more, just call us and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment and show you thier linens (their samples are HUGE compared to other companies). avg. rental cost is $40.00 per linen.

pic 1:  ky abc members that attended the la tavola open house…… aren’t we beautiful?



pic 2:  a lovely red and black option


pic 3: classic black and white (don’t you just love the centerpiece…)



well, there’s a few photos to get your wheels turning…. aren’t they fabulous?  just call jacki and jaimeson and we can make your event look just as fabulous….. it’s what we do!

kindly –



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