Wedding Veils & Barbells

Posted by Twirl Lexington
30 September, 2015
weddingveilsbarbellsAttention Twirl girls! Planning a wedding is hard, right?  There are so many things to take into consideration.  Who are your bridesmaids going to be? How will you find that perfect dress, venue or cake?  You have to think about the ceremony, the pictures, reception, decorations, food, hair, makeup…and the list goes on and on.  One thing that most brides have in the back of their mind is that they want to lose a few pounds to look their best on their “Big Day.”  Well, lucky for you, Twirl is now offering a service to help brides reach their fitness/wellness goals.  Whether you want to tone up or lose weight, take advantage of a free consultation with “Wedding Veils and Barbells” and see what this is about.
Hello, my name is Hannah Slone.  I am a graduate from Georgetown College and have obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology.  My passion is to help women see their full potential and achieve their fitness goals.  I view losing weight not just as a “fad” or “crash” diet, but as a change of lifestyle to becoming a healthier and happier individual.  For most ladies, our wedding day is something we have played out in our mind and daydreamed about since we were little girls—It’s a “Big Day.”  Possibly the biggest day of our lives, or at least in the top five.  No one wants to look back 5, 10 or 15 years down the road at wedding pictures and think, “Wow…I should have toned up that arm flab,” or “I remember not being able to eat one bite at the reception because if I would have, the buttons on the back of my dress would have popped off.”  To avoid these regrets, let me introduce you to a few options that are now being offered through Twirl.
Congratulations…Since you are a Twirl bride, you are entitled to a free wellness consultation and a discount on a wellness/fitness-consulting package by me.
Here’s how it works and what it includes:
Once you have contacted me, we will schedule a time to meet that works with your schedule to discuss the best package for you, as well as your personal health goals. After we meet, you will begin to receive detailed meal plans and exercise routines that can be done in the comfort of your own home.
Listed below are several packages to choose from to make this experience more enjoyable for you:
-  Bride Only: Customized weight loss plans just for you!
- Bride and Guest of Choice: It’s not easy losing weight alone, right? This package allows the bride and guest of her choice to enjoy this weight loss journey together.
- Bride and Groom: Think of this as a bonding experience between you and your future husband.
- Bride and Mother of the Bride: What better person to walk along side a weight loss journey with—your mom
- Bride & Bridal Party: This is our special package upon request!  Have fun losing weight with all your best friends and encouraging one another.  This makes a great bridesmaid gift.
Lastly, I can’t wait to start this journey with you.  I strive to be more than just a fitness consultant but a friend and accountability partner along the way.  I care about your goals and wishes for your “Big Day”, as well as a lasting lifestyle change.  Call or email me at 606-922-2780, to discuss this in more detail and find out how and when to get started.
Sweat today, smile tomorrow!
Hannah Slone | Wellness Consultant
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Designer of the Month: Tara Keely by Lazaro

Posted by Twirl Lexington
18 September, 2015
If you follow us along on social media you might have noticed that we’ve been getting some beautiful deliveries lately from Tara Keely! We are over the moon excited about our new arrivals from this amazing designer and it inspired us to encourage our future brides to fall in love too! Walking into the bridal suite can be an overwhelming experience. You walk into a sea of white and are blinded by all things pretty. Designers & dress designs all start to blend together and it’s hard to distinguish one from the other at times. Well, let us help you get to know Tara Keely and perhaps you’ll fall in love at first sight when you spot it in the bridal suite when you come to shop with us!

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Tara Keely has been described as, “inspired by feminine silhouettes and soft alluring fabrics. With a mix of detailed laces, lush tulles, and accents of shimmering sparkle, this collection offers brides the ideal romantic vision. For the graceful and elegant bride who embodies an effortless beauty and timeless sophistication.”
Doesn’t that sound lovely?! We sure think so!
TheMalicotesPhotography by The Malicotes
Tara Keely is my (Liz) personal favorite collection here at Twirl. Each dress is timeless, elegant, and has a sophisticated yet chic feel to it. One of my dearest friends got married in one of my all time favorite Tara Keely’s, style 2357, and I thought she looked like the embodiment of grace & beauty as she walked down the aisle to her groom and danced the night away with all her closest family & friends.


Photography by Whitney Knutson Photography
Our brides that choose a Tara Keely gown as their wedding dress are never disappointed. They will look back on their wedding day photos when they’re old & gray and still be so happy with how timeless and beautiful their dress was. These gowns are ones, that, I believe, can be passed down as heirlooms for generations.





Photography by: (Top Images) Nina & Wes Photography and (Bottom Images) Whitney Neal Photography
We’re offering a special deal for future Twirl brides that purchase a Tara Keely gown from now (September 18th) until October 17th! Tara Keely is officially our “featured designer” for the next month and we’ll be offering $200 off their dress to any new Tara Keely bride within that time!
How exciting, right?! Call us to book your appointment to come & shop this beautiful collection! We hope you love it as much as we do! 859.309.2493
Liz Cox + the Twirl Girls
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Hayley Paige Trunk Show | August 28 & 29

Posted by Twirl Lexington
04 August, 2015
Clear your calendars ladies because we have a HUGE trunk show coming to Twirl! The weekend of August 28th and 29th we are hosting one of our favorite designer’s trunk show — the one and only, Hayley Paige! For those of you that aren’t familiar with her, Hayley is a young and fresh bridal gown designer that has taken gowns to another level. While her dresses still can keep a traditional feel, she has really put a unique and lovely spin on wedding gowns. If you ask us, she is owning the bridal world right now! Make sure to give us call and set up your appointment for that weekend and hurry because they’re filling up fast! Call us at 859-309-2493.
Here is a link to her website, go check it out!
Ty & Liz with Hayley during April 2015 Bridal Market
Ty & Liz with Hayley during April 2015 Bridal Market
While we have your attention, we want to explain what exactly a trunk show is so you all are well informed & all the more excited about it! A trunk show is when a designer sends us a collection of their best bridal gowns for just one weekend! That is what makes the weekend so special! For one weekend, Twirl will have a much bigger line of Hayley Paige dresses for you ladies to look through and try on aside from our dresses that we always carry in the boutique. We will have around 30 of Hayley’s dresses and we are SO excited about them! We’ll have the “Best Of” collection, Spring 2015 collection, and a limited amount of her most recent Fall 2015 collection. Twirl will be busting at the seams with all things fabulous & Hayley the weekend of August 28th & 29th! So, once again, the spots are filling up fast so call and get your appointment today! The 29th is pretty much booked up and there are only a few spots left on the 28th. We so look forward to shopping with you!
The Twirl Girls
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Trending at Twirl: New Dress!

Posted by Twirl Lexington
23 July, 2015
Hello ladies! We have some very exciting news to share with you this week! Here at the boutique, the Twirl girls are happy to announce that we have a brand new tea length wedding gown! It’s from one of our favorite designers, Justin Alexander. It has an adorable strapless, satin top with a full tulle skirt. It is detailed with satin buttons down the back and a satin trim around the bottom of the skirt. It is absolutely the perfect dress for any bride that is going for a more vintage look that takes them back to the 1950’s and 1960’s. It is simple but elegant all at the same time!
As classic as this dress is on its own, I have some different looks put together to give it an extra special touch so every bride can make it her own. Everyone knows how much we love our lace boleros here at Twirl, so I’m showing how each bolero jacket looks on the dress to give you brides different options if this gown is something you may be interested in. The three different boleros we have are a cap sleeve, sleeveless, and an off the shoulder sleeve.
First, of course here is the dress on its own. It’s simply stunning, isn’t it!
Second, I put the sleeveless lace bolero on the gown to give it more of a summer spring time feel.
Next,  I added our off the shoulder lace bolero that I think would be perfect for any late summer, early fall wedding.
The last bolero I added was our cap sleeve lace bolero to show the gown with more of a 1950s and 1960s look.
I hope you ladies enjoyed this weeks featured gown and how to make it your own with our different lace bolero jacket options. As always, please contact us with any questions or comments on the wedding gown that was featured today!
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Trending at Twirl

Posted by Twirl Lexington
14 July, 2015
I have a treat for you ladies today! This week we are featuring a dress by Hayley Paige from her Blush line. This wedding gown is called River and we love it here at Twirl! It has a great shape that looks fantastic on everyone. So once again we will give a ceremony and reception look to give you brides some ideas for your special day.
The Twirl girls may be a little obsessed with our lace boleros! For this particular dress, we have chosen the off the shoulder lace bolero. This look really gives this dress a more romantic feel to the gown. The bolero has satin buttons that go down the back of the gown, which gives it a special touch. It really makes this dress stand out during the ceremony!
Now, for the reception look I decided to remove the lace bolero. I tried some different belts on the gown to add some fun sparkle. The first belt is for our glamour girls out there. This belt is made by Justin Alexander and it is nothing short of a statement piece! With this belt all eyes will be on you on your special day.
For you brides that want something more simple and elegant, I added this smaller belt made by Kelly Faetanini. It adds just the right amount of sparkle and shine without overpowering the dress or you!
The Twirl girls hope you ladies are enjoying these simple tips that can give you different looks on your special day. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have about any of the accessories shown today!
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Out with the Old, In with the New! | Twirl Reno

Posted by Twirl Lexington
08 July, 2015
If you’ve been following along with us on social media you’ve probably noticed that Twirl got a little facelift recently! We’d been wanting to do this for a long time but it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that we finally bit the bullet and went for it. Oh goodness, it is a DREAM! We absolutely LOVE the new look of the store and we hope y’all do too! Here’s a peek into the renovation of our sweet little shop.
AFTER (Yay!!):
 Our amazing custom desk/shelving unit was created by Mulberry Builders and we’re absolutely IN LOVE with it! They do incredible work. We couldn’t be more pleased!
Gold desk & shelf decorations are from Hobby Lobby. We’re a littttle obsessed with gold.
Gold vinyl monograms (TSM is Ty & EMC is Liz) from Dixieland Monogram. We were inspired by our favorite Southern Weddings ladies when it came to our desk chairs!
“The South” print is from The Southern Weddings shop. Go get yourself one, we love it!
Our new Twirl mantra is beautifully framed on our wall. Design/Print by Thirsty Hearts Design, she’s oh so wonderful!
We’re are OBSESSED with those gold stripes on the walls! Kate Spade would be proud, or so we hope. Ha!
 Southern Belle Glitz is selling her bridal collection here at Twirl & we are in love!
 Reupholstered cushions can make a world of difference! Fabric from Rag Peddler here in Lexington.
And there you have it! Please come by & see it in real life sometime, we’d love that!
Have a great Wednesday everyone!!
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Trending at Twirl: Accessories Edition

Posted by Twirl Lexington
30 June, 2015
Good news ladies! The Twirl girls have come together to bring an interesting twist on your wedding dress! We have realized that there is one thing better than having one look on your wedding day and that is having two different looks. We know you’re probably thinking that there is no way you’re buying two wedding dresses but that’s where we come in. We have played around with our gowns and accessories to come up with a new series of entries to show you special brides to be, how to transform a wedding dress in a few easy steps. During appointments, we notice a lot of brides would like to be more modest during their ceremony but then have a little more fun with their gown at their reception.
This week we are putting a fun twist on one of our most classic dresses. On this gown we have added a cap sleeve lace bolero jacket and an ivory sash to really bring that classic bride feel to this amazing dress. We know that many of our brides out their like to be able to dance the night away with their new husband. To make this dress more dance friendly, we removed the lace bolero jacket and the ivory sash, but added a fun Kelly Faetanini belt to bring a little sparkle to the dress.
This is the dress before we added any accessories.
We then added the Kelly Faetanini belt to give some sparkle to the gown for the reception.
Finally we added the lace bolero jacket and a ivory sash to bring that classic wedding look to this wedding gown.
Look how sweet!
We hope that you ladies are going to love these fun tips to really bring a fresh look to your wedding gown but at the same time keeping the classic bridal look that we all know and love. Stay tuned for next week’s post!
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Happy Five to Ty & Brandon! | Marriage Advice Five Years In

Posted by Twirl Lexington
28 May, 2015
Five and half years ago I began the journey of opening Twirl.  My little pink dream store.  I was 29 years old and embarking on what would be the most rewarding {and hard} five years of my life.  Little do some know that one month prior to opening the doors of Twirl, my husband proposed.  Our marriage has grown right along with the business we work so hard to make successful.  Both require lots of attention, nurturing and thought.  If you let either one run on auto-pilot for too long you risk losing it.  Some days are sometimes long, but the sweet years are oh too short.  It is a requirement to put your heart and soul into loving your husband and we have worked hard to keep life interesting.  So far we have survived the loss of a job while starting a new business, buying our first home together, moving four weeks before our first daughter was born, added a second daughter to our family and grown our little business to be pretty darn successful and rewarding!  I am by no means an expert…but here are a few words of wisdom from me.
Wedding Day Advice
Our wedding day was magical.  I broke down in tears of joy when it was all over because I was so overwhelmed with the outpouring of love we felt that day.  I wish for that feeling for each of our brides that come through the doors of Twirl.  It did not run perfectly smooth…and here is what I would do differently if I had to do it all over again {to the same man, of course}!
  • Do a first look.  I understand it is tradition to not see one another before the big moment, but I cannot stress enough how special that time was for us.  It was just the two of us {and our photographer}.  We had time to share our thoughts and take it all in together.  It made the ceremony much more relaxing.
  • DO. NOT. run late for photos!!!  Our hair/makeup schedule got a little thrown off and that pushed us later for photos.  We were all stressed and did not get the shots that I ideally wanted.  All in all we have gorgeous pictures from our day, but it would have been much better had we planned a little better.
  • Hire a professional to run your day for you!  If you cannot afford a full service planner at the very least find someone to do your day-of coordinating.  Ours was a lifesaver!
  • Before you leave the reception ask your coordinator to pull your parents into a separate room so you can spend some time thanking them for all of their love and support.  We had about ten minutes with our parents and it was priceless.  My dad also handed me a little video camera of short videos he’d captured throughout the day.  We took it with us on our honeymoon and laughed and cried at the special memories.
  • Have your coordinator/caterer pack food for your getaway car!  We were starving when we got home!!
  • Enjoy. Every. Second.  It truly flies by.
Advice for Married Life and Life with Children
We are still figuring it out day by day…but here is what we have learned:
  • Surround yourselves with great examples of love and learn from them.
  • Laugh with each other and relax.  My husband keeps me grounded and knows when to tell me I am taking myself too seriously.
  • Go on dates.  This gets harder with children, but those days or nights out with just the two of you remind you that it all began with just you all.  Keeping each other happy is all that matters.
  • Pray together.  I included one of my favorite verses in the picture collage.  Proverbs 31: The Wife of Noble Character. If you have not read it.  Take the time to do so.  I am in constant prayer that I can be all of the things it mentions.
Remember to celebrate your anniversary every year.  It doesn’t have to be elaborate.  Our tradition has been to order a new cake topper and enjoy LOTS of cake with champagne in our toasting flutes from the wedding.  This year is a little more special, being our Happy Five and all! So, we are heading out to Asheville, North Carolina for a weekend away with no responsibilities…and we couldn’t be more excited!  Did I mention that my super thoughtful husband gave me a package of anniversary cards to open on our wedding day?  I can’t wait to open our Five Year card and see where he thought we would be at this point…
Thank you to everyone who has loved and supported us the past five years.  We look forward to MANY more!!
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Twirl Gives Back

Posted by Twirl Lexington
07 May, 2015
Lately we have felt overwhelmed with gratitude for the work we get to do and the lives we get to be a part of here at Twirl. They say that giving comes from a grateful heart and we couldn’t agree more. Starting this month, we want to make it a point to have a weekend at least once a month where a percentage of our profit goes to those in need or to a charity that we believe in. Kicking off our new “Twirl Gives Back” tradition, a portion of  our profit this weekend is going to help send one of our very own, Miss Emily Rhoads, to Costa Rica for a mission trip this summer. We are so excited to support Emily and help make this trip happen for her! We thought it’d be sweet to have her share her heart with you all about why she’s going to Costa Rica and what you’ll be a part of this weekend if you’re one of our special brides or bridesmaids!
“I’ll go.”
Who knew two words could open up a desire that rested deep in my heart, those two words have shaped my year, those two words are the start of a journey that will begin its first chapter with a trip to Costa Rica. In the last year I’ve had this thirst to go wherever the Lord wants, to leave the comfort zone that is Lexington is to me. Nothing can quench this thirst other than going and doing.
It all began while sitting in a church service and the pastor said that a person in the congregation would get to serve on a mission trip and their funds were already taken care of. As soon as I heard this I started to pray, ‘PLEASE BE ME.’ I just couldn’t stop thinking about how I wanted to be that person. Until that day the desire to serve in a developing country had never shown itself in full force, but it was buried in my heart and brought to life that day in church. Unfortunately I did not get to go on that trip, but every day since I though about going somewhere but I just didn’t want to go completely alone.
Fast forward about six months, I’m talking to a friend and she mentions that she wants to go a mission trip to Costa Rica but doesn’t want to go by herself. And then those two words slipped out of my mouth without even thinking; “I’ll go.” That’s all it took to get the wheels in motion to begin planning our trip. We did a lot of research and decided to travel with a group called Experience Mission for one week in July to a remote village called Shiroles, Costa Rica. We will be serving the community by helping to build homes and an education center for the village and the surrounding communities. We will also be working with local churches and leaders and helping with a children’s day camp. But what I am most excited about it getting to love on everyone I meet. There is nothing more that I want to do than share the love of Christ and be a light for him in a place that hasn’t gotten to see much of that light.
We are so excited about this weekend and supporting our sweet Em! Thank you in advance for being a part of this with us! If you feel compelled to support Emily but aren’t in need of a bridal gown or bridesmaid dress you’re more than welcome to come by and donate to help Emily raise money for her mission trip, we certainly wouldn’t turn anyone away that wants to give!
The Twirl Girls
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