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For our “FAVOR”ites … March 12, 2010

You are our “FAVOR”ite blog followers and we want to reward you for following!  Yes, we appericate it so much!  it’s so pretty!  has our “FAVOR”ite favors … and we want you to show our appreciation by giving you 10% off!!!

If you start looking and need our advice … we would love to help you!  Below are some of our “FAVOR”ite it’s so pretty!  favors!

To get the discount … go to it’s so pretty!  and as you check out enter this code: 3653TEN

Enjoy the discount!!!      {I hope we didn’t say “favorite” too much for you … haha}

Celebrating favors for our “favor”ites …


Cheers to Kentucky …

By now, you know that we love to incorporate Kentucky into our weddings!  It is one of our favorite parts of planning!  Sometimes it is the unique “home” touch that makes a wedding feel really personable.  Incorporating Kentucky could be as simple or as lavish as you wish, and in all honesty we suggest both, depending on the couples style, personality, etc!  To make it really simple, you could offer THE Kentucky tradition … bourbon!


Do you know how many Bourbon Distilleries there are in Kentucky?  Well, I didn’t either … but there are SIX!  And within those six Distilleries, they produce over 50 different Bourbon labels … yes … I said over 50 different types of Bourbon!!!  Makers Mark, Jim Beam, Four Roses, Woodford Reserve, Wild Turkey, Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, Knob Creek … just to name a few. 

So, exactly how can you use Kentucky bourbon in your wedding … here are some ideas off the top of our heads:

1.  Serve Kentucky bourbon at the reception!

2.  Bourbon balls {made with one of the listed above} as favors for the guest!  A great source for these is Old Kentucky Chocolates … tell them Jacki sent you!

3.  Welcome your guest to the Bluegrass in true Southern Hospitality style by including mini bottles of bourbon in their welcome basket!

4.  “A Shot to the Bluegreass” – have 1 special shot passed around of a Kentucky bourbon during your Toasts!

5.  The day before the wedding, host a lunch at a distillery for out-of-town guest.  This will allow all guests to feel welcomed into the Bluegrass and be able to enjoy one of the special touches that makes Kentucky so unique and beautiful! 

To learn more about Kentucky Bourbon … the history, the distilleries, The Bourbon Trail and so much more, please visit www.kybourbontrail.com – you will be glad you did.

If you are planning on including this Kentucky tradition into your wedding, please share … we love to hear all the wonderful ideas.

celebrating bourbon …


Lovely Wooden Escort Card Holders … February 24, 2010

I am here to share, and more importantly, show you some more fabulous Rental items we have!

We discussed our Lovely Wooden Tables HERE {just in case you want to take a second peek}.

Today, I would like to focus on how your special guests find their table {or more specifically their seat}.

As many of you know, there is a difference in an escort card and a place card.  Here is what you need to know:

ESCORT CARD:  A card given to the guests before they enter the reception that states the guest name and table number

PLACE CARD: A card that is already at the guest designated table and place setting.  Typically if there is no escort card, then there is a lovely way to let guests know which table they will be sitting at … this can be an escort card, a “map” of the reception, frames for each table with their names, and the list could go on and on!

So, for a fun, unique and simply Kentucky style wedding … we have custom made some Lovely Wooden Escort Card Holders.


Here’s the Info:

* Each Wooden Holder has 10 slats for cards

* Each Wooden Holder is 24 inches {2 ft} long

* Each Wooden Holder is stained a dark cherry

SO ….. what do you think?  We hope you like them just as much as we do!

If interested in renting these lovely wooden escort card holders for your wedding or special event, please contact our office at 859.271.1499 and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

celebrating lovely wooden escort card holders …


Celebrating Kentucky Natives … February 23, 2010

If there is one thing we love to incorporate into a wedding ………… it’s Kentucky!!!

No matter the product, tradition, venue or favor, we think honoring Kentucky in your wedding is fabulous!  We have just stumbled upon a Kentucky native that would be a great person to honor … Duncan Hines

Yes, the same Duncan Hines that has brought us brownie mix, cookie mix, muffin mix and frostings to go with it all! I love Mr. Hines … {my hips don’t} … but I do!

Duncan Hines origanlly started in Bowling Green, Kentucky before branching out to Procter and Gamble!

So the question is … How can I honor Duncan Hines at my wedding?!  This is so easy … have milk and brownie shooters. Ask your caterer to make bite-sized Duncan Hines brownies and serve them in shot glasses full of milk.


This is great for the after party OR for a subistute for cake  OR a midnight snack OR any occassion that you want them for!

Let us know your ideas and send in your pretty pics …

celebrating Duncan Hines …

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Tutu’s for Flowergirls … February 12, 2010

FLOWER GIRLS …   There are so many sweet things to say about these cute little girls that let guests know the bride is on her way by creating a walk way for her.  Most flowergirls take their job very seriously and believe they have important duties for the day!

A hot new trend for brides is to have a “party dress” for the reception.  How cute would it be for the flower girl to have one as well? As we know, the flower girl is the bride’s mini-me for the day! 

At the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show, a new vendor, Tutu’s and Teacups, had adorable tutu’s for flowergirls. 

Below are more photos of the precious Tutu’s and Teacups collection which is available at Mod Boutique and Sugar and Spice!


Also, in the new issue of  Kentucky Bride Magazine, there is an article featuring tutu’s {modeled by Jaime’s daughter, Gracie, and Julie’s daughter, Story}.  These lovely tutu’s were provided by Miss Priss Tutus www.missprisstutus.com

girls just want to have fun … and these girls are smiling the whole time they are “dressed up”


jaimeson’s personal favorite … just had to put in


love this shot of the girls running …


and after all of that running … the girls are just gabbin’ by the fire {ah bliss}


So, if you’ve already chosen that perfect flower girl dress that coordinates with your colors and style for the ceremony, don’t forget that  Tutu’s would be a great THANK YOU present from the couple, especially if the little ladies could wear them to the “dance party” {a.k.a. reception} as their own party dress!!!

celebrating flower girls …

sara lain for


Horseshoe Valentine … February 9, 2010

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner … {only five days left}!!!

Even though Jacki and I have RED hair {Jacki for sure, I am more of a strawberry blonde} … red is not our favorite color … GREEN is!

So, for this Valentine’s day, I thought I would share a FABULOUS Valentine that totally encompasses Love, Luck and Kentucky …

Presenting the Horseshoe Valentine from Wiley Valentine {whom we just SWOON over} …

{and don’t you just love their envelopes … they think of everything}

Tell us about your special Valentine … special gift – lovely tradition – sweet love notes – your love story … basically anything gushy – we love it all!!!

celebrating the one you love …


Sweet Sunday … February 7, 2010


on this Sunday, I would like to share with you something very SWEET!

Not only do I love Sunday’s, I love the photography of Elizabeth Messina {she’s AMAZING}.

In reading her blog Kiss The Groom – I always get inspiration from the simplicity of her photos that speak volumes. 

On this particular day, I got inspired by an idea she shared for lovely brides to try …

can you just imagine her idea?

{photos by Elizabeth Messina}

I’ll give you one hint … it has to with the perfume!  Want to know more, visit this sweet post !

celebrating new ideas …