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It’s Here … The Summer Issue of Kentucky Bride Magazine July 8, 2010

 

We are so excited … the Summer 2010 issue of jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride magazine IS HERE!!!  This is our third issue in 2010, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! 

Do you want to be the FIRST to get a hold of this fabulous Summer 2010 issue?  All you have to do is click HERE and order yours online before they hit newsstands.

OR …

You can come on out to the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show on Sunday, July 11th and all brides will receive a FREE copy!

If you don’t live in the Central Kentucky area, don’t worry, jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride magazine will be on newsstands by July 13th!

As you know, we LOVE hearing your wedding stories and looking through your gorgeous wedding photos, so we have made it much easier for you, your photographer, your wedding planner, or anyone to submit your REAL KENTUCKY wedding to jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride magazine by adding the “GET NOTICED” tab to the website.  So, start sending us your love story …

We hope that you are enjoying this summer and include jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride magazine to your summer reading.

celebrating real Kentucky brides …

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Kentucky Bride Bridal Show … July 11th July 6, 2010

 

 

Join us on Sunday, July 11th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Lexington Convention Center for the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show.  You’ll be able to meet with “the best of the best” wedding professionals to discuss your ideas for your special day and see what’s new in bridal gowns, cakes, rentals and so much more! 
 
 
Door prizes are awarded every half hour and one lucky bride and groom will win a wedding reception at the Winchester Opera House valued at $14,000! {must be present to win}
 
Register at www.kybride.com for your discount admission coupon.  Every bride will receive the new Summer issue of jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride magazine at the show.  Remember, Sunday, July 11th from 1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Lexington Convention Center. 

 

 

Some of our Door Prizes …
Gorgeous Ring Bearer Pillow {value: $120.00} by MaiharDesign
Two Crystal Stems {value: $125.00} by Accelerated Wellness
Baker’s 360 Gift Certificate {value: $75.00}
Julieanne Smith Garters {values: $42.00 and $47.00}
Romantic Dinner for Two {value: $100.00} by Boone Tavern 
Toasting Glasses {value: $75.00} by Matine’s Pastries
One Night Stay at Asbury Inn {value: $80.00}
 

 

 

 

 

Some of our Grand Prizes …
Kate Spade Large Purse {value: $400.00} by jacki and jaimeson
Bridal Suite for your Wedding {value: $450.00} by Boone Tavern
One Night Stay with Breakfast {value: $300.00} by Hyatt Regency
One Year of Jazzercise {value: $462.00}
 
… and the GRANDEST of all …
 
Wedding Reception including: event space, tables, chairs, dinner, liquor and more {value: $14,000.00} by Winchester Opera House 
DON’T FORGET … get your $2.00 off discount coupon for you and all of your guests at WWW.KYBRIDE.COM
celebrating brides …

 

 

 

 

 
 

Kentucky Bride magazine … summer 2010 cover June 22, 2010

I can’t believe that SUMMER is here … time has flown by so fast this year!  And with Summer, comes our THIRD issue for 2010.  This is the first year that we are having quarterly issues of the magazine, as we couldn’t be more thrilled with the response.  In fact, our Spring 2010 issue is ALMOST SOLD OUT – we are so excited!  We literally have two boxes left and then this issue will be officailly “retired”.  Thank You so much for supporting jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride magazine – we are truly greatful.

We hope that you are just as pleased with our Summer 2010 issue.  Here’s the cover …

 

… what do you think? 

The wonderfully talented cover photographer is Hanna Salonen.

jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride magazine will hit news stands statewide and online sales by July 9th OR you can be one of the first to receive by attending the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show on Sunday, July 11th from 1 – 5pm at the Lexington Convention Center {http://kybride.com}.

celebrate summer …

 

May … {where did you come from?} May 5, 2010

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 … 

 

Kentucky Bride Bridal Show – Louisville … February 12, 2010

 

 

UPDATE:  The Louisville Show has been Cancelled, but please join us for our July 11th Bridal Show in Lexington, KY.  Visit www.kybride.com for more information.

If you ever watch E! News then you have seen the “So True” – “So False” section … well, today’s post is going to have our own version!  Are you ready?

The word on the street is that the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show is going to be in Louisville.  THIS IS SO TRUE!

We have been waiting to get the details lined out … you know us, we must dot our i’s and cross our t’s before revealing anything … especially something this big!   Here’s the scoop …

WHAT:  Kentucky Bride Bridal Show
WHEN:  Sunday, March 28th, 2010 from 1-5 p.m.
WHERE:  The Pointe, 1205 East Washington Street, Louisville, KY 40206
WHY:   It is time to take our experience, style, and show to another city!  We are so exicted to meet new vendors and new brides!!!

The Pointe is simply an amazing venue, the picture below does not even start to complement its true beauty! You will have to come see for yourself!

Go to our website, www.kybride.com for more information and to register for your $2 off discount coupon! Since the news is true … it is perfectly fine {and much appreciated} to spread the word!!!

celebrating KBBS in Louisville …

 

Kentucky Bride Bridal Show – Jan 10th Photos … January 25, 2010

Jacki and I are so PLEASED with the January 10th Kentucky Bride Bridal Show.  Not only are we pleased with the WONDERFUL Brides, but also the AMAZING Vendors and all the hard work they put into their booth space.

I know that I’m biased, but boy, we have the BEST VENDORS in Central Kentucky if I do say so myself.  To check out all of the Best of the Best wedding professionals just visit … www.kybride.com

Below are some snapshots from the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show …

 

 

 {this fabulous wooden table below is available for rent and I will be doing a blog post with all the details soon}

 

{below … simply beautiful cake from Martine’s}

{below … Fabulous-Bridal – don’t you just LOVE the dress on the mannequin}

{below … lovely cakes from Tinker’s}

 

{below … Jacki and I thought it would be FUN to have a “photo booth” for the brides to take a picture to remember the day … some of their photos turned out REALLY great – but I don’t have a photo release for them for the blog, so here’s Jacki and I on that day …}

 

Hope you enjoyed the photos!  Let us know your thoughts – if you are a bride or an interested vendor or just love everything weddings!

celebrating the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show …