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Sunday Soiree Video … May 8, 2010


As promised, I have the short video from ICVideo that was put together from the April 18th Sunday Soiree at Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers

Before showing you the clip, I would like to give another BIG THANK YOU to all of the amazing and always generous vendors that participated in April …

Bridal and Formal

IC Video

Ian Lozada Photography

DJs in Motion

DaRae and Friends Catering

Best of Flowers

Elk Creek Vineyards

jacki and jaimeson, wedding and event planners

Shelia Bayes Fine Jewelers

Hope you enjoy the highlight video …

April 18, 2010 Highlight Video


Didn’t ICVideo do an amazing job?  Like what you saw … want to join in on the fun?  Mark your calender for Sunday, May 16th from 1pm to 4pm – we will be having the second Sunday Soiree.  {see flyer below}


Did you see all of the wonderful wedding professionals that will be there … and the FREE Swag Bag!  Hope to see you there.

celebrate Sundays …


Monday Morning … three August 24, 2009

Good Morning Ladies and Gents …

We are super excited about our response to these Monday Mornings questions, so please keep them coming!  just send us a quick email to jaime {at} jackiallen {dot} com with Monday Blog as your subject.

Now onto our reader question …

“I just got engaged and I am so excited, overwhelmed and just a ball of nerves.  Where do I start?

I know this may not be what you’re looking for as your question, but I was looking around the internet and found your blog and thought I would just give it a shot.

Newly Engaged – Nicole from Lexington, KY”

Nicole …

first – CONGRATS, we are so happy for you!  second – your question is exactly what we are looking for this Monday Morning …

We suggest that the first thing you do is buy a three ring binder, three hole puncher, and tab dividers … making your own planning notebook will be so much better than any one you purchase.  Here are some suggestions on the tab divider categories – contracts, inspiration, must haves, timeline, planning notes {with vendors}, etc.

Next, BUY MAGAZINES … the more the merrier!  We suggest to ALL of our new brides to tear out pages from magazine of all the things they LOVE and all the “not so much” things as well – they will help to form your feel/design/and total look for your wedding.  Some our faves … Kentucky Bride Magazine, Bride & Bloom, Martha Stewart Wedding, Elegant Bride, etc.

To go along with the magazines, find some fabulous blogs that you LOVE – these blogs will help you with ideas, vendors, planning process and so much more. We recommend to our brides to have a TOP 10 list and not to subscribe to more than 10 blogs … let’s be honest, you don’t want to be reading blogs all day/ everyday until your wedding.  Some our faves … Style Me Pretty, Snippett & Ink, What Junebug Loves, 100 Layer Cake, and so many more.

and finally … what every little girl dreams of … THE DRESS!  If you haven’t already – start learning about your designers, your budget, your style, your dream.  begin to start the process of finding THE DRESS!  once found, you will need a minimum of eight months (in most cases) to get the dress ordered and to have at least two fittings for any alterations that need to be made.

Nicole, we hope we’ve helped you get started.  And for any other BRIDE or GROOM out there with questions, please feel free to email us at jaime {at} jackiallen {dot} com with Monday Blog as the subject.

celebrate your love …



UK MAT Talk Tonight February 4, 2009

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Jaimeson has the honor of speaking in front ofUniversity of Kentucky students with the major of Merchandising, Apparel and Textiles (MAT)!  These fabulous fashion students will be meeting at Bluegrass Bride for a few of us “wedding experts” to discuss some trends, tips and how weddings and fashion are all relate-able…

For example – Susan Johnson, with Bluegrass Bride, will be discussing how wedding dresses can influence everyday fashion and vice versa….. (unique fact: in most fashion runway shows, the designer will usually put their version of a wedding dress into their collection).  Ana Crane-Simpson, with Applied Cosmetic Services, will be discussing make-up trends and how to accentuate your dress.  Jaimeson Gann, with Jacki wedding planner, will be discussing how much influence the wedding dress has on your decor and other aspects of your wedding….

PLUS…. all the lovely ladies will be receiving a fabulous goodie bag from Jacki and I….

will give a recap tomorrow….