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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 …

 

Featured on … Dog N Bird July 14, 2010

WE ARE SO EXCITED!!!

The lovely Dog N Bird Artful Wedding Blog has featured the Summer 2010 issue of Kentucky Bride Magazine – specifically favors from The Blu Sash.

Check it out HERE.  Let us know what you think.

Also, to see the full spread and purchase your very own copy of the Summer 2010 issue of Kentucky Bride Magazine, you can purchase online HERE.

celebrating summer favors …

 

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 …

 

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 …

 

Updated Website for Kentucky Bride magazine … May 20, 2010

Jacki, Julie and myself have been so gracious and honored for all of the positive feedback on the last two issues of Kentucky Bride magazine, that we just can’t say enough THANK YOU’s.  We have worked tirelessly to bring you the most informative articles, celebrity interviews, runway dresses, REAL Kentucky weddings, and the most unique accessories, tablescapes and so much more.  We are also very excited about the new look of the magazine, especially the new Cover Look.  {see below} 

Kentucky Bride magazine - Winter 2010

Winter 2010 issue

Kentucky Bride magazine Spring 2010

Spring 2010 issue

With all of these wonderful changes, we wanted to make sure that we kept our web presence just as wonderful, so we have given the website a little upgrade.  After listening to your suggestions and receiving an overwhelming number of products to feature in the magazine, we have added some forms that will make the process much easier.  

We’ve also “prettied” up our tab names and hope you enjoy the fun-ness that we hope to bring to your wedding.  Please, go online to www.kentuckybridemagazine.com to see the changes.  One of the best features is that you can now submit your Real Kentucky wedding online!  We are so excited about this option and can’t wait to read about your big day! 

celebrate and showcase your love story in Kentucky Bride magazine … 

 

Pollock’s Diamond Dash … May 19, 2010

OH – MY – GOSH …

What I am about to share with you is SO EXCITING!!!

On Saturday, May 22nd in Ashland, KY there will be a DIAMOND DASH … with a $10,000 diamond on the line.

Here’s what you need to know:

Pollock’s Jewelers in Ashland, KY have joined with some amazing local vendors {Kentucky Bride magazine included} to give you the best savenger hunt of your life.  You and your fiancee will be on the hunt for a $10,000 diamond!

To get the full details and how to sign up, please visit their website at www.pollocksdiamonddash.com.

You can follow them on Facebook:  Pollock’s Jewelers

If you are unable to make the Ashland Pollock’s Diamond Dash, don’t worry … there will be another Diamond Dash in Lexington, KY in September 2010.  Kentucky Bride magazine and jacki and jaimeson, wedding and event planners will be a part of Shelia Bayes Diamond Dash as well.

Hope to see you in Ashland on Saturday, May 22nd!

celebrating the hunt …

 

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 …