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NEW WEBSITE for jacki and jaimeson … July 14, 2010

We have been waiting to write this post for a while … I am so excited to make this announcement that I am literally sitting on the edge of my seat. 

Jacki and I have been working for months on updating our marketing and branding.  We started with the re-design of the Kentucky Bride magazine site {which we are totally in love with} and then moved onto  the brand new jacki and jaimeson website … pleaes take a few minutes and look around.  {www.jackiandjaimeson.com} We hope you enjoy.

We have so much more coming up in the next few months and we are so excited to share all of it with you, so we hope you are along for the ride!

just celebrating …


Zappos.com in Kentucky … April 14, 2010

Celebrating and Showcasing another wonderful Kentucky based Company that you can incorporate into your wedding …

With a warehouse nestled into Shepherdsville, KY, we bring to you the (Kentucky) Zappos!  Zappos.com has thousands of shoes … and of course, our favorite category is WEDDING SHOES!  Sometimes pictures can do more justice than words … take a look at some our favorite wedding shoes!

{Jaimeson’s favorites are the second from the bottom … oh how I love the side flower}

These lovely whites are just but a “small” amount of what Zappos.com has to offer … there are some fabulous red, pink, blue {for your something …} and many more colors to add just the perfect splash of color.

celebrating KENTUCKY Wedding shoes …


Reagan and Michael’s Wedding Film … March 26, 2010

Portal Films … enough said!    Andy Jackson with Portal Films is simply AMAZING!   {let me set the scene real quick}

Regan and Michael’s wedding was simply stunning and we enjoyed so much working with the two love birds for the whole 14 months.  Their October 3, 2009 wedding was held at the quaint Shaker Village {a truly gorgeous backdrop}.  Regan and Michael currently live in Pittsburgh, PA and 85% of their guests were from out of state, so they wanted to show everyone true Southern Hospitality – which I think they achieved ten times over.

{pretty pictures and special details to come in a post soon}

Regan and Michael truly embraced this time in their lives and wanted to capture their feelings, style, and emotions on film so that they could cherish and remember for a lifetime.  They were able to achieve this with Portal Films

Below is a short four minute film that Andy was kind enough to put together so that we could share with the you.  So, please grab a tissue, turn on your volume and embrace what you are about to see and feel from this simply amazing film …


Regan and Michael's Wedding - Shaker Village, KY - Highlight Video


{dabbing my tears} … simply amazing, right?    Thank you Portal Films!

celebrating weddings that embrace film …


Cheers to Kentucky … March 12, 2010

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 …


It’s So Pretty … February 4, 2010


When you are a bride, you receive lovely presents from the time you become engaged until the day of your wedding! The time is truly about YOU and your GROOM!! Although, you must not forget the sweet little “thank you” gifts along the way.  

Favors are needed at the bachelorette party, bridal brunch, bridal shower, welcome baskets and on the big day! The It’s So Pretty Shop – by Kate Aspen has some precious favors that are the perfect “Thank You” for your guest of any occasion!

Below are some of our favorite favors … Click Here to go to the home page of It’s So Pretty and see more favors!

From the favors above…

1. Lemonade Mix-This could be used in SO many ways…at a bridal brunch-a package could be at each ladies place setting, in a welcome basket, for the lovely ladies hosting the bridal shower, at a bachelorette party (add a party size vodka and you can have a lemon drop martini in no time!), or as a favor at an outdoor reception. The lemonade could be used in so many ways … let us know how you use it!!

2. Personalized Flip Flops – the PERFECT bridesmaid gift.  Sure, you want your ladies to wear nice heels and look their best at all times of the day, but, when their feet start hurting….it’s going to be hard to put a smile on their face! The bridesmaid could slip on these flip-flops for the dance party at your reception! After the wedding festivities, the bridesmaid would instantly reminisce on all of your wedding day memories each time she wore them!

3. Flower Bottle Stopper – again, this is a versatile favor that you could be used endlessly. How about give the flower bottle stopper to the bridesmaids? the ladies that attend the bridal brunch? Don’t forget to keep one for yourself!

4. Personalized Travel Candles-How cute are these in a welcome basket? They are easily personalized, so put the couple’s name on them and add to the welcome basket! These are perfect for all the out-of-town guest!!

celebrate your guests …


Mix & Mingle TONIGHT February 10, 2009

Calling all BRIDES (and their guests)….. Jacki Allen’s first Mix & Mingle is TONIGHT!

The food is being cooked, the signature drink is being mixed, and the fabulous swag bags are getting the final touches…….

Please join us and other brides to “mix and mingle” – all about weddings – and your wedding!  How fun!

WHO:  You and your best gal ($15 per person)

WHEN: Tonight – Tuesday, Feb 10th – 5:30pm

WHERE: Hilton Suites – Lexington Green

WHY: So you can chit-chat with other fabulous ladies like yourself about weddings!  What could be more fun on a rainy Tuesday in Kentucky????  Plus, the food, drink, gifts and DOOR PRIZES are going to be FABULOUS!

Hope to see you there…..