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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 …


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 …


Another Bachelor Wedding… March 8, 2010

Out of all the ladies at Kentucky Bride, Jacki and I (Sara Lain) are the only two that watch the Bachelor! Every Tuesday morning we recap what happened and what we think is coming up! Tuesday’s could be my favorite day because of this! If you do not watch this show…it is ok…keep reading because this post is about weddings…which is our favorite topic!

The last bachelor, Jason, picked Molly (after originally picking Melissa-I have forgiven him!) and they are happily in love! In fact, they are getting married on MARCH 8th (tonight) and this will be a 2 hour episode of the before, during and after of the ceremony!

Above are some pictures of the beautiful ceremony of Trista and Ryan’s wedding…

We are counting down the days until Jason and Molly get married. We are sure it will be just as beautiful!

Celebrating love…

sara lain for


Happy Thanksgiving! November 25, 2009

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The ladies of Kentucky Bride have so much to be thankful for this holiday season.  Before we leave the office to spend Thanksgiving with our families we wanted to wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.  We hope you take this weekend and focus on family, friends and whatever it is that you are most thankful for.

jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride is thankful for  the brides, the vendors, and for a blessed 2009 (and the big Turkey on Thanksgiving Day!)

Like most people, we all love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  This year, a little piece of Kentucky will be represented in the parade, the  Adair County Marching Band will be participating.  Good Luck to the Indians!  The 83rd annual parade will air at 9 a.m. on NBC.

Also- for you shoppers … Be careful on Black Friday because it gets crazy!  We hope you (and us!) get GREAT deals! Don’t forget to check out theblackfriday.net to find the best deals.  See ya there…bright and early!!!!

celebrating Thanksgiving and family …

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Winter Weddings Warm Our Heart … November 23, 2009

It’s cold outside, warm in the office, we have a pine tree candle lit and we are in the CHRISTMAS SPIRIT!  Christmas is less than 6 WEEKS away … can you believe it?!?!  Where has the year gone?  Time flies when you’re having fun … I guess that’s why this year has been a whirlwind!

Today in the office we have taken a poll and its time to start christmas shopping (yay!!!) since none of the ladies at Kentucky Bride has started! As we are getting in the Christmas spirit, others are ready for their Winter Wedding and we will not leave you out in the cold…(haha!)
Here are some of our favorite Winter Wedding Ideas…

*Using the color WINTER WHITE

*Hot Chocolate

*Faux fur wraps

*Mistletoe (how cute is that?)

*Christmas Trees

*Pictures in the snow (1. It must snow 2. You must be brave enough to go out in the snow. 3. Photos with snow are breathtakingly beautiful)

* Having pashminas for guest (or for Bridesmaid gifts)

* A WARM  honeymoon destination

Winter Weddings are beautiful! If you plan to get married this winter or dream of having a winter wedding, please tell us your ideas … we would love to hear them!

celebrating winter weddings …

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Welcome Sara Lain …

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Jacki and I have been SUPER BUSY these past few months … and we are so excited to share with you some of our “behind the scenes” and new endeavors REAL SOON!

BUT, until we can do any unveiling, we have more i’s to dot and t’s to cross

SO, we would like to introduce you to Sara Lain Trible, who will be a contributing writer on the blog.  Now, I will still be blogging here and there, but so you don’t get bored, we thought it would be nice to add a contributing writer.

Sara Lain has been with Kentucky Bride since January 2009 – and we just LOVE her … she is fabulous – as you will see in the coming weeks.  Sara Lain has been a great asset to Kentucky Bride and to helping the brides of jacki, wedding planning

Her first post will be up by the end of the day … so stay tuned …

celebrating Sara Lain …


weddings in a recession??? June 9, 2009

As you know, we, at Kentucky Bride, feel that weddings are still going strong here in the Bluegrass, but it is great to hear this on a National level … this is positive for the wedding industry as a whole!

Please read the below Press Release from Mintel




Christine Coombes
Mintel International

Mintel finds weddings in a recession have fewer bells, all the bliss 

Chicago (June 8, 2009)—With the depressed economy looming over the heads of future brides and grooms, the question begs to be asked, will the big day still be perfect with recessionary cutbacks? A just-published focus group presentation and video from Mintel shows that while the economy is influencing wedding day choices, today’s brides and grooms still feel the joy of wedding bliss.*

America‘s engaged couples are embracing tradeoffs for the big day with a “can do,” creative approach. Gone is the day of the starchy, traditional wedding; it is being replaced with a more intimate, personalized affair that paves the way for new traditions and humor.

“Seven out of 10 couples we talked to are planning their weddings with cautionary measures due to the economy,” notes Kat Fay, senior analyst at Mintel. “However, despite revised plans and cutbacks, couples still feel certain their wedding days will be memorable without portraying a sense of being scaled down.”

According to Mintel, many couples are trading in the elaborate wedding cake for individual cupcakes, replacing the DJ or band with an iPod docking station or nixing the full open bar for a beer and wine selection only. In addition, flowers are being replaced with balloons and less expensive decorations, Saturday weddings are being moved to Fridays or Sundays, and platinum wedding bands are being replaced by silver or white gold.

Despite the economy, happy couples still refuse to scale back on some wedding selections says Kat Fay: “Professional hair and make-up often stays in the budget to ensure beautiful photos, and while there are trade-offs, they are not at the expense of the enjoyment and comfort of family and guests. High quality food and drink, for example, remains a priority.”

A silver lining to marrying during a recession may be found on the home front. Several couples feel they will be able to purchase a home sooner than anticipated due to reduced home prices and lower mortgage rates. Because of this, many brides and grooms are foregoing the traditional bridal registry and replacing it with a simple request for cash.

Perhaps getting married during a recession really does remove the stress and fanfare of the big event and concentrates more on the idea of a “happily ever after.”

* To get the latest opinions and shared experiences of today’s brides and grooms, Mintel conducted qualitative focus group research from April-May 2009.

About Mintel
Mintel is a leading global supplier of consumer, product and media intelligence. For more than 35 years, Mintel has provided insight into key worldwide trends, offering unique data that directly impacts client success. With offices in Chicago, London, Belfast, Sydney, Shanghai and Tokyo, Mintel has forged a unique reputation as a world-renowned business brand. For more information on Mintel, please visit www.mintel.com.



what are your thoughts? do you feel that your wedding is feeling the heat from the recession?  are you doing anything different because of the economy OR are you still going all out for your “day of a lifetime”?

we’d love to hear from you …