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Kentucky Bride magazine Editor turns 40 … July 15, 2010

As you know … we like to throw a party!  Well, today {July 15th} is jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride magazine’s very own Julie Wilson’s 40th Birthday!!!  And you know that we couldn’t let that go without a “small” office party.  Below are a few photos from Julie’s day …

we started by decorating her office …

Julie's office door

Julie's fabulously decorated office

Julie arriving to work this morning

Julie received some lovely flowers

then we went to lunch at a new spot, SKY BAR, and had some cake and gifts …

Julie's cheesecake - with lots of flavors

making a wish ... wonder what it is!

some of the Kentucky Bride ladies ... {l to r} Breanna, Chelsea, JULIE, Jaimeson, Jacki

celebrating Julie’s 40th birthday …


NEW Kentucky Bride Magazine Website … July 12, 2009

Ladies and Gents … We are pleased to announce the brand spankin NEW Kentucky Bride Magazine website!!

Jacki and I have put alot of time, effort and thought into this NEW WEBSITE!  We have partnered with Elevation Creative Studios … what an amazing group of people!  Then, once Julie, our Editor, came on board we really moved quickly so that the NEW WEBSITE would be ready for the July 12th Kentucky Bride Bridal Show – and it is!

Please visit the NEW WEBSITE and let us know what you think … we love compliments, but welcome all comments!

Here’s a teaser of our home page … LOVE IT!

kbm website - 07.2009

celebrate your love …



Kentucky Bride Magazine Hires an Editor May 21, 2009

Jacki is pleased to announce that Julie Wilson has taken the position of Editor-in-Chief for Kentucky Bride Magazine.  Julie officially started May 4th and has been busy, busy, busy – since our Fall 2009 issue will be out July 12th at the Kentucky Bride Bridal Show.

I, {jaimeson}, hope to have Julie as a guest blogger – so much fun!

Below is a Press Release that was written on Julie’s behalf and I just wanted to share {as I am not the “editorial” guru of the group}



 Lexington Native Julie Wilson Brings More than a Decade of Experience to her Role as Editor-in-Chief


LEXINGTON, Ky. – A popular tool for Kentucky’s brides receives the icing on the cake. Veteran lifestyle journalist Julie Wilson brings 15 years of editorial and publishing experience to her role as Kentucky Bride’s new Editor-in-Chief.


“We are thrilled to have someone with Julie’s background and creativity leading the editorial direction of Kentucky Bride,” said Kentucky Bride Ltd. President Jacki Allen. “Julie’s wealth of lifestyle knowledge will help every Kentucky bride have the stress-free wedding of their dreams regardless of their budget or timeframe.”


Wilson is a University of Kentucky graduate who most recently was the executive editor for the award-winning Pulse, the magazine for the spa professional. Pulse is the magazine for members of the International SPA Association. Prior to that role, Wilson wrote about the packaged travel industry for Courier, the magazine for the members of the National Tour Association.


“It is so exciting to enhance my background in lifestyle writing and translate it into the thriving bridal market,” added Wilson. “Today’s brides are busy, budget-conscious, and they simply don’t have the time to wade through a mass of wedding information. At Kentucky Bride, we do the homework so that  planning their big day is just as much fun for them as the wedding itself!”


Launched in August 2008, Kentucky Bride is currently a bi-annual publication. More details are available at http://www.kentuckybridemagazine.com.


About Kentucky Bride

Founded in 2008 by respected wedding planner Jacki Allen, Kentucky Bride helps brides-to-be learn many tricks of the trade even if carte blanche is not the reality. Based in Lexington, Kentucky Bride is an educational tool that covers everything from how to talk flowers with a florist to what is required to book a caterer. Available online at www.kentuckybridemagazine.com, Barnes & Noble and other locations across the state. Kentucky Bride is currently published in January and July.

WOW – that was written SO much better than I could’ve ever done … fabulous!