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Jacki Allen's Kentucky Bride dispenses wedding anecdotes and interviews with industry heavyweights to assist brides-to-be in preparing for their special day, and it remains Kentucky's only statewide wedding publication since its 2008 launch. The editorial staff populates each page of four annual issues with original stories written exclusively for the magazine that advise readers on abundant aspects of wedding planning, such as booking caterers, collaborating with florists, and renting limousines or retired NASA shuttles for swift transportation between venues. Scintillating interviews and features with such nationally recognized figures as cake artisan Sylvia Weinstock, celebrity photographer Elizabeth Messina, and, most recently, designers Badgley-Mischka grant readers inside peeks at the fashion industry and inspirations of renowned artists. Advice from Kentucky brides and coverage of in-state weddings further illuminate the latest reception décor trends and bridal fashions, such as gowns that smell like cake.