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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 …


Kentucky Bride Magazine Spring 2010 … April 8, 2010


The Spring 2010 issue of Kentucky Bride magazine has arrived!


What do you think of this cover?  very SPRING right?

This issue is chalk full of ideas, information, wedding stories, and more and more and more …

There are so many Features in this issue, we had to slap ourselves to stop!!!   We have NINE pages dedicated to Tablescapes of every season … We have FOUR pages on Invitations … We have FOUR pages strictly on your Accessory to Fashion … We have FOUR pages devoted to Wedding MythBusters … and more!  Those features don’t even include the normal “departments” such as Real Wedding Stories, Our Favorite Things, Something Blue, our infamous Guide to Bluegrass Venues and so much more!

PLUS {yes, there’s more} … we have done a Re-Design on the Wedding Calendar and Wedding Countdown … you are sure to be pleased!

If you can’t wait until they hit newsstands {which should be by April 16th}, then please order your lovely copy ONLINE or come by our offices at 1031 Wellington Way, Suite 155, Lexington … we’d love to see you!

celebrating Spring and the new issue of Kentucky Bride Magazine …


EXTRA – EXTRA – Read all about it … February 10, 2010

We are BLUSHING {rosy red cheeks}!!!

Our Kentucky Bride magazine is selling like HOTCAKES!!!


They are flying off the shelves at Joseph-Beth – Barnes & Noble – Walmart – Target and more.

We are also seeing our number of Kentucky Bride magazines being sold online continue to rise.  Not only are we selling more magazines online, but the readers we are reaching continues to grow.  So far for the Winter 2010 issue, we have shipped magazines to Chicago, IL – Aurora, CO – Rocky River, OH – Brea, CA and our furthest location … IRELAND!!!

What do we do with all of this Excitement?  We share it … of course!

So, for ALL magazine ONLINE sales during the month of February {and yes, we will start with Feb. 1 – Feb. 28}, we will DONATE ALL PROCEEDS to the Melanoma Awareness Project developed by Jacki and Jaimeson AND Central Baptist Hospital!!!  Jacki’s personal story of her battle with Melanoma is in this Winter 2010 issue. {We will let you know in March how much was donated} 

Haven’t gotten your copy yet?  Simply click HERE

You do have your copy, but would like to send a copy to your Mother, future Mother in Law, Maid of Honor, Bridesmaids … or even your sweet flowergirl who is dreaming of “her” big day right now {you know how kids love getting mail with their name on it}!  Simply click HERE

Again, THANK YOU so much for supporting Kentucky Bride magazine {and now} for also supporting the Melanoma Awareness Project.

celebrating you …


BIG ANNOUNCEMENT for KBM … September 2, 2009

As you know, jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride Magazine is sold ONLINE, at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Barnes & Noble, and locally owned bookstores. 

Starting in August 2009, our Fall Issue is being sold statewide through BORDERS – yeah!

Also, begining with our Winter (January) 2010 issue, we will be on newsstands in … {drum roll please} … WALMART across the whole state of Kentucky!

We are OH SO excited about these opportunities and couldn’t wait to share the news with you!



*** Kentucky Bride Magazine is locally owned: we live here – we plan weddings here – we use Kentucky retailers and companies for our articles – we use Kentucky photographers for our Real Kentucky Weddings – and most importantly we do everything in the United States of America – we support our economy! ***


If you are interested in having your REAL KENTUCKY wedding in an issue of Kentucky Bride Magazine OR would like to be a part of our “Bride’s Advice” column, please contact our editor, Julie Wilson at julie@jackiallen.com .


We would love to sit down and go over all the details of jacki allen’s Kentucky Bride Magazine with you.

For central kentucky, please contact Amber Bowling at amber@jackiallen.com

For northern kentucky, please contact Susan Kopp at susan@jackiallen.com

For all other kentucky areas, please contact Jaimeson Gann at jaime@jackiallen.com

celebrating in kentucky …



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 …



BORDERS … so excited! August 22, 2009

Jacki Allen’s Kentucky Bride Magazine is now at BORDERS state wide!

We are {oh so} excited!


Please go visit your local BORDERS to get your current issue of Kentucky Bride magazine, or simply click HERE to get your copy online.

enjoy …