Pink Friday Weekend Giveaway!!

Posted by Twirl Lexington
21 November, 2014
It has been so hard keeping our lips sealed about our BIG Pink Friday Weekend Giveaway but thankfully we can finally let the secret out!! Drum roll pleaaaaaaase….

WE ARE GIVING AWAY $1500 TOWARDS THE DRESS OF YOUR DREAMS!!!

secretisoutHere are the details you need to know:
1. To be in the running for this incredible giveaway, you must have an appointment booked on November 28th or 29th (Pink Friday Weekend).
2. You must put down your 50% deposit the day of your appointment to be put into the drawing for the giveaway.
3. This giveaway only applies to dresses that are originally priced at $1500 or above.
4. The $200 off Birthday promotion will not apply to the winner, the $1500 goes towards the original price of the dress, not a discounted price.
5. The giveaway is for bridal gowns only!  Accessories are not a part of the giveaway.
6. We will announce the winner of the giveaway on Tuesday, December 2nd at noon! So be on the lookout to see if you’re the lucky bride-to-be!
We can’t wait to see all of you on Pink Friday Weekend!! Book your appointments ASAP because spots are filling up quickly! 859.309.2493

XOXO,

The Twirl Girls

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Shhh! We’ve Got a REALLY BIG Secret!

Posted by Twirl Lexington
19 November, 2014

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, we all know that means Black Friday shopping is right around the corner too!

Here at Twirl, we are SO excited about our PINK Friday weekend event and we think you will be too! We’re keeping our exciting news under wraps for the next couple days but we’ll give you a hint until the big reveal — BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT for November 28th or 29th!! Trust us, you’ll be SO glad you did. Hurry though because appointments are booking up quickly!

Call us today at 859-309-2493.

pinkfridaysecretStay tuned because on Friday we’ll be sharing the big news with everyone!

Until then, book your appointments and GET EXCITED!!

XOXO,

The Twirl Girls

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Meet the Twirl Girls: Liz Cox

Posted by Twirl Lexington
05 November, 2014
Happy Wednesday, friends! Can you believe it’s already November?! We are in a little disbelief how quickly this month snuck up on us but we are loving the fall weather & the beautiful weddings that are taking place!
With it being a new month, that means that it’s time to introduce another Twirl Girl! This month you’re getting to meet our social media manager & one of our bridal consultants, Liz Cox. So feel free to take a breather from this gloomy, rainy afternoon & get to know Liz!
What’s there to know about this Twirl Girl?: 
Hi y’all! I’m Elizabeth but all my friends call me Liz. I’m a big fan of nicknames and if you’re around me long enough you’re sure to gain your own. I’m a born & bred Lexingtonian. I graduated from Henry Clay in 2010 and the University of Kentucky in May 2014 with a degree in Family Sciences. I love this city. The longer I’m here the more I’m convinced I may never leave. There’s nothing that gets my heart pumping quite like driving out on our old country roads and being surrounded by the horse farms that line the black wooden fences.
Other things that make my heart flutter are beautiful sunrises & sunsets, trees in the fall, a completed to-do list, driving with my windows down & music blaring, a warm cup of coffee coupled with a cozy blanket & my bible, standing on the top of a mountain, wine nights & good conversation with people I love, bonfires, my church, and love stories that reflect an genuine, bigger-than-yourself kind of love.
I’ve been a Twirl Girl since the beginning of August and truly wouldn’t want to be anywhere else during this season of my life. I’m the social media manager, a bridal consultant, and Caraline’s assistant while Ty’s been on maternity leave. I’ve learned more in the last three months than I ever could’ve imagined. I’m a people-person and so this job just makes me come alive! Getting to be a part of girls’ wedding dress experience is so precious to me. There is nothing quite as sweet as a bride’s face lighting up when she knows she’s found “the one.” I feel like one lucky girl to be at Twirl and a part of the magic that happens here!
Question #1: What is your favorite dress at Twirl & why do you love it so much?: 
One of my very favorite dresses in the store is a Blush by Hayley Paige gown that has the most beautiful ruffled train. I love the raw silk fabric combined with a classic, simple silhouette. I’d say my style in general is simple but always with a little something to it like a pop of color or a fun print. Translating that into a wedding gown, this dress fits perfectly! It’s bridal, it’s sophisticated, it’s classic, but it’s also got a little bit of a party in the back and that’s what I’m all about! Most of all, I feel beautiful in this dress just as every girl should on their wedding day.
Question #2: When you’re not working at Twirl, what do you enjoy doing?
Outside of working at Twirl, I am photographer {Elizabeth Meriwether Photography} & the co-founder of bridal blog called Two Belles & a Bride. I keep myself busy with beautiful people & documenting their sweet stories and I absolutely love it! When I’m not working at all, you can find me spending time with my friends and family. Whether that’s taking spontaneous road trips, outdoor adventures, movie nights at home, or just sipping on coffee together enjoying good conversation, we’re together and we’re happy and that’s what matters.
Question #3: Favorite bridal moment as a Twirl Girl?
My favorite bridal moment was when I had a bride fall in love with a totally unexpected dress. She had tried on several she had pinned on Pinterest and just wasn’t feeling any of them. Eventually we put her in a dress we had randomly grabbed and weren’t super optimistic about but once it was on, her face lit up. I walked her out into the big room and her future sister-in-law immediately got tears in her eyes. The sweetest moment for me, was when my bride FaceTimed her parents and her dad said, “Oh yes. That’s it. That’s the one.” We all lost it, yep, even me. There wasn’t a single person in her family that didn’t love the dress and it was everything she had dreamed of without even realizing it. I’m a sucker for sweet dads and the unexpected winners so that appointment will always be one I keep near & dear to my heart.
Question #4: If you could get married anywhere in the world where would it be & why?:
In my dream world, I would get married in the mountains. I love the idea of an outdoor wedding and for me the mountains are where I feel closest to the Lord. My heart for my wedding is that it would draw people closer to Jesus. What better atmosphere to encounter the presence of the Lord than in the midst of his creation?!
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:7
Question #5: What are words that most inspire you? 
“But love, sooner or later, forces us out of time. It does not accept that limit. Of all that we feel and do, all the virtues and all the sins, love alone crowds us at last over the edge of the world. For love is always more than a little strange here. It is not explainable or even justifiable. It is itself the justifier. We do not make it. If it did not happen to us, we could not imagine it. It includes the world and time as a pregnant woman includes her child whose wrongs she will suffer and forgive. It is in the world but is not altogether of it. It is of eternity. It takes us there when it most holds us here.” Wendell Berry
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Hopefully you’ll feel like you know another friendly face when you come into Twirl now! Have a wonderful rest of your day!!
XOXO,
The Twirl Girls
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Halloween Goes Bridal!

Posted by Twirl Lexington
31 October, 2014
Happy Halloween everyone! We hope everyone is surviving off a constant sugar high today & enjoying every bit of this fun Fall holiday! We were feeling a little inspired over here at Twirl and thought it might be fun to put our own little twist on Halloween this year. We took some of our favorite dresses and turned them into some fun costumes in the spirit of Halloween! No tricks, only treats here at Twirl — take a look at our not-so-scary Halloween costumes:
Up first, we’ve got Caraline rockin’ the Greek goddess look in a pretty Donna Morgan dress and Sara Gabriel headpiece. All she needs now is a handsome man feeding her grapes & she’s got whole package. ;)
Next, we’ve got Liz channeling her inner Elsa in this stunning Blush by Hayley Paige gown and Sara Gabriel tiered horsehair trim veil & rhinestone headband. She’s throwing off her gloves and is ready to brave to chilly weather on the quest for Lexington’s best treats!
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We couldn’t resist dressing Caraline up as the classiest lady of them all — Miss Jackie O. This Justin Alexander all lace A-line gown & Sara Gabriel bird cage veil felt fitting when it came to the infamous beauty of Mrs. Kennedy. The only thing missing are some big ole’ Jackie O sunglasses!
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Liz & Caraline both have a sweet spot in their hearts for Glinda the good witch from the Wizard of Oz. So it was a no brainer that Liz would be transformed into her for all this Halloween fun! Pairing this amazing Blush by Hayley Paige pink ballgown with the little gold crown we keep around for fun made for the most perfect rendition of Glinda!

IMG_0227So if you’re ever wondering what to do with your wedding dress after the big day, maybe making it into a Halloween costume could be a fun idea for you, HA!

Have a great weekend you all & have the happiest Halloween ever! We hope it’s full of lots & lots of treats!!

XOXO,

The Twirl Girls

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Friday Favorites: A Little White Dress

Posted by Twirl Lexington
10 October, 2014

It’s been a week and a half and the wedding of the year is still being talked about & swooned over! The images of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding have been flooding our computer screens for days now and we’re still drooling over Amal’s bridal beauty!! 

While we adored Amal’s gorgeous Oscar de la Renta wedding dress, it was her amazing Giambattista Valli Couture day-after dress that us Twirl Girls are obsessed with! Can you blame us?!

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This inspired us to post about some sweet “little white dresses” we have in the store that are absolutely perfect for rehearsal dinners, receptions, or your own day-after looks! So for our Friday Favorites this week, here are some of our favorite “little white dresses”!

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Our first look resembles Amal’s with the long-sleeve laced look. This is from our Jenny Yoo collection. It’s super comfortable and looks adorable on everyone! The sleeves can work for any season and the sweet floral lace pattern still gives you a bridal feel.

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Our second look is from our Donna Morgan line. It’s a really cute strapless option and is incredibly flattering. With a cute cut out in the sweetheart neckline, it gives a touch of personality to a classic lace option. We love this dress!

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Our third look is one from our Dessy Collection. It’s also really comfortable and is just a really classic look. It’s great for any season and will make any girl look & feel like a million bucks! With an illusion lace neckline over a champagne colored dress, it’s a great option for still looking bridal without having to wear all white!
oliviawhitedress1So if you’re looking for that perfect “little white dress” come pop in & see what we’ve got for you! These are just three of our favorites, there are plenty more where they came from & they’re all just as fabulous! With lots of designers, and over 200 options in the store, we will be able to find you something for any look you’re going for!

We hope you guys have a wonderful Friday & enjoy your weekend! :)

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XOXO,

The Twirl Girls

 

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Meet the Twirl Girls: Caraline Goodman

Posted by Twirl Lexington
01 October, 2014

Hi friends & happy Wednesday! IT’S ALREADY OCTOBER!! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?! We’ve been a little absent lately from this little corner of the internet but don’t worry, that just means lots of brainstorming has been going on about fun new ideas to share with our beloved Twirl brides & friends! One of those ideas was to start a little “get to know us” series where you get to know the Twirl Girls! We are all about making you feel right at home here at Twirl and what better way than getting to know the ladies that help you find your dream wedding dress or perfect bridesmaid dress for the big day?!

Kicking us off is our cute store manager, Miss Caraline Goodman! We love this girl so much and are so thankful for the way she loves not only our precious brides & bridesmaids but all of the consultants & interns as well. While Twirl’s owner, Ty, has been gone on her maternity leave (yay for baby Audrey!), Caraline has run the show and let us tell you, she is a rockstar! We are so grateful for this wonderful girl’s leadership, constant encouragement, and overflow of love to each of us every day.

So go ahead & cozy up with your Pumpkin Spice Latte (it’s October now so it’s completely acceptable to indulge all you want, ha!) and enjoy getting to know a little more about this fabulous lady!IMG_5661

IMG_5661What’s there to know about this Twirl Girl?: 

I had the great fortune of growing up in sunny San Diego California with my parents and my little brother (who is my favorite person in the world!) I am convinced that you cannot go to San Diego and not want to spend the rest of your life there. My world consisted of beach days, even in the winter, perfect 75 degree weather all year round and a southern California girl attitude.

I studied art history and museum studies at the University of Kentucky and in the winter of 2013 got the degrees to prove it. My passion for art history runs deeply. I got the best college experience because I was able to study what I love.

My favorite color is black. I only wear gold jewelry. I don’t believe in wearing white after Labor Day. I have an obsession with expensive shoes. I’ve never met office supplies that I didn’t love. Nothing Kate Spade creates doesn’t amaze me. I speak Italian (e penso che suona bello). I am a strong believer in statement necklaces. Polka-Dots are my pattern of choice. I like to sing Broadway classics and worship songs really loud in my car. I have seen every episode of How I Met Your Mother…twice. I am, and forever will be, a proud member of Pi Beta Phi – and I adore my angel sisters.  My planner goes everywhere that I go. I believe that you can never have enough throw pillows. I am the biggest Star Wars fan you will ever meet (thanks, dad)! You can always find fresh flowers in my house. Don’t even try to talk to me when Game of Thrones is on. I absolutely adore the snow. And if red wine didn’t exist…neither would I.

I have been a Twirl Girl since November of 2013 and I have loved every second of my job. I started out as a bridal consultant and in the spring of 2014, I became the manager. My job is the most rewarding thing I have ever done. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, the endless love I see at Twirl makes my heart so full and happy. I never intended to go in to fashion…especially not BRIDAL fashion but I wouldn’t trade my job for anything in the world. My buying trips to New York, personal relationships with designers and sales reps, watching girls say “yes”…it just never gets old. I truly do have the dream job and the best career I could have ever asked for.

Question #1: What is your favorite dress at Twirl & why do you love it so much?

My favorite dress at Twirl is the La Sposa big Pink Ballgown. This dress is truly incredible. I love all the crystal and rhinestone detail and the metallic thread-work in the bodice. In my opinion, you can never have enough bling! The fact that it is pink just makes it all the more perfect. I really don’t like wearing white because I feel like it just makes me look pale, so this color is perfect because it gives my skin tone more of a glow. The light pink color of this dress combines my love for high fashion trends and my constant need to be different from everyone. I am a ballgown girl through and through. The bigger the better. So my favorite part about this is how giantly poofy it is! Tulle and I have a never-ending love affair.

Question #2: When you’re not working at Twirl, what do you enjoy doing?

I am such a big nerd! So when I’m not at Twirl you can find me at the library or Joseph Beth Book Store. Those are my two favorite places in Lexington! I cannot get enough of books and could spend hours in either of these places.

I have an American Eskimo puppy named Aurora and she and I can usually be found walking and playing fetch in Shillito Park! She is so fluffy white, has the cutest little ears and she is an absolute diva. I wish I could bring her everywhere with me.

I am also extremely addicted to coffee and every worker at the Starbucks down the street from Twirl knows my name and drink order.! (If you were wondering…grande dark roast with hazelnut and half and half)

Question #3: Favorite bridal moment as a Twirl Girl?

In the early spring of 2014, I had a bride who will forever be one of my all-time favorite appointments as well as one of the sweetest people I have ever known. Kayla came in to the store about an hour before closing. She was by herself and very sweet. When I took her upstairs she told me what she liked and then she dropped a bomb on me, her wedding date was a mere 8 weeks away…a blink of an eye in wedding time. She told me they had to move the wedding up because her best friend, and maid-of-honor, had been diagnosed with severe brain cancer and would not make it past April. My heart immediately went out to her. So her fiancé and her were scrambling to get it planned and paying for the wedding themselves all while they both attended medical school at UK and had a stack of student loans to deal with! Then Kayla told me the budget she would like to stick to because her foster mother from many years before had graciously offered to pay for Kayla’s wedding dress. Again, my heart was just so full for Kayla.

I was so touched and became determined to find this girl the dress of her dreams. And that is exactly what happened. Kayla found the most gorgeous Justin Alexander dress that she absolutely loved, and even shed a few tears over. So I rushed downstairs for Ty to get the designer on the phone and see if they had ANY they could get to us in time….they had exactly ONE. ONE dress that they could get to us in four weeks. And it was a size 6. So we did Kayla’s measurements and she was a size 8. Normally, there is NO WAY I would let a bride buy a size down from what she measured. It is just too risky. But with Kayla, we had no other choice. So we placed the order and all said a little prayer.

Four weeks later, I called Kayla to let her know her dress was in. She made an appointment immediately for that weekend to pick it up. She brought her foster mother and we both waited anxiously outside Kayla’s dressing room. When she called me in to zip her up, I didn’t even realize I was holding my breath until it was completely zipped and I let out a sigh of relief. All the worrying had been for nothing and all our prayers had been answered. IT FIT HER PERFECTLY. Literally, like a glove. No alterations necessary ANYWHERE. (I mean seriously, that NEVER happens.) It was like God was saying, this was the perfect dress for Kayla and she was absolutely meant to marry this boy in this dress. When we came out of the dressing room to show her foster mother, they both burst in to tears.

It for sure was my happiest moment as a Twirl Girl and I will never forget how happy it made Kayla.

Question #4: If you could get married anywhere in the world where would it be & why?

I lived in Florence Italy when I was in college. I have never loved a singular place as much as I love Florence. Everything about it. The cobblestone streets, the art, the churches and of course, the gelato! My best memories and some of my favorite people all come from my time in Florence. That city is my safe-haven and my true home. So if I could get married anywhere, it would absolutely be Florence. I have always wanted a winter wedding and I cannot think of anything more romantic than Florence in the winter. Cold and beautiful.

I have a classic, simplistic style and I want my wedding to reflect that; with black and gold as my colors and all white flowers to complete the look. I want elegant and I want fancy. Black tie will absolutely be the attire. Florence is gorgeous and graceful and I think a wedding that is anything but that, wouldn’t do the city justice.

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Question #5: What are words that most inspire you? 

“She left pieces of her life behind her everywhere she went. It’s easier to feel the sunlight without them, she said.” –Brian Andreas

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Isn’t she great?! We sure think so & hope you do too!

Have a great Wednesday everyone!!

xoxo

The Twirl Girls

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Twirling in Tara Keely

Posted by Twirl Lexington
16 September, 2014
tkbylazaroThere are a few bridal designers that everyone knows. They are the ones we see on TV and we “oooh” and we “ahhh” over their fabulous creations. And we, as girls often do, imagine ourselves marrying our Prince Charming in one of these gorgeous creations.
Well, us Twirl Girls believe in making that dream a reality. Which is why we are hosting a 2 weekend long Tara Keely by Lazaro Trunk Show.
Designed by Lazaro Perez, Tara Keely represents the bridal industry’s hottest styles and enchanting details. The gowns are ultra chic with stunning fabrics and alluring silhouettes. Tara Keely offers the bride options from a hint of sparkle on a signature jeweled belt to the refined grace of tiered lace. The Tara Keely collection combines glamour with an unmistakable twist of modern sophistication.

On September 19-20 and 26-27 you can find your dream designer dress and get special promotions as well! Twirl in your Tara Keely and feel like the most beautiful bride in the world!

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SPARKLE PARTY!

Posted by Twirl Lexington
19 August, 2014

The Twirl Girls and the fabulous ladies of Southern Belle Glitz are teaming up to host our very first

SPARKLE PARTY

This Saturday August, 23rd join us for our first ever joint bridal trunk show!

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The Sparkle Party will be the hit of the weekend in Lexington. With designer wedding gowns at your fingertips and bridal jewelry that will make every girl “oooh” and “ahhh”, each bride will have the opportunity to receive one-on-one style sessions with the girls of Twirl and Southern Belle Glitz.
Allow us Twirl Girls to dress you in your dream wedding gown while the ladies of SBG ice you in gorgeous crystals and pearls for the perfect finishing touches.
The SBG girls will not only be bringing their stunning and sparkly bridal collection, but also thier Boutique Collection! Find a piece for all of your wedding events. A touch of glamour for your wedding shower, some glitter for your bachelorette party, or even gorgeous gifts to give to your bridesmaids! You will find the perfect piece of glitz for any of your occassions!
This exclusive trunk show will fill up quickly with many bridal appointments taking place throughout the day, so please don’t hesitate to call and confirm appointment availability by calling us at 859-309-2493 or send us an email to ty@twirllexington.com.

Don’t miss out on getting your little bit of frosting for the big day! Nobody can resist a girl in a Twirl gown and ice from Southern Belle Glitz.

XOXO, The Twirl Girls

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A Ring to It: Vivacious or Venturesome?

Posted by Twirl Lexington
24 July, 2014

The Dress: Stella York 5840

This Lace over Dolce Satin lace wedding dress from the Stella York collection features a lovely sweetheart neckline and trumpet silhouette that is both slimming and sexy. You’ll love how this vintage lace wedding dress takes an eye-turning shape with a close-fitting bodice that hugs the body down through the hips and then gracefully flares out to the hem. Fine detailing, like the slimming vertical lace pattern and elegant scalloped Lace edging along the sweetheart neckline and hem, makes this slimming designer gown a perfect complement to your attitude, style and spirit. So if you’re going for a vivacious Vegas theme or perhaps a venturesome beach weekend, you will surely shine in this dress.

Viva Las Vegas

Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo, Coco

Cake: Martine’s Pastries

Flowers: Jeanie Gorrell Floral Designs

Venue: Terrazza di Sogno at Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV

Decorative Pictures: Pinterest

Venturesome Beach Wedding

Bridesmaids: LulaKate

Cake: Martine’s Pastries

Flowers: Magnolia Floral Designs

Venue: Your favorite beach (of course!)

Decorative Pictures: Pinterest

 

Come to Twirl and find the dress for your wedding. No matter the inspiration behind the planning, we have a dress that could be the icing on the cake!

XOXO, Olivia

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Trending at Twirl – Ombre

Posted by Twirl Lexington
16 July, 2014

A New Era of Trends!

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It is no secret that one of the latest trends in the wedding world is ombre!   You can ombre anything – from your hair to dresses, cakes, invitations and much more!  This trend is an easy way to give your wedding day a unique and creative look.  Pick a color and go with it, and always remember to stay simple!
 For example, take a small detail to incorporate like your “something blue.”  Are you having trouble finding your perfect “something blue?” Well have no fear; Twirl has just the look for you!  So why not combine your ‘something blue’ with the ombre look for your big day?  An easy way to achieve this is through bridesmaids dresses.  Twirl offers a wide range of colors and styles to achieve the ombre look for all bridesmaids’ dresses.  While it might seem easy to put together, ombre can sometimes be tricky.  By working with one of our Twirl Girl consultants, you are guaranteed the best help and planning to execute your ombre look! A top trend is having every bridesmaid in a different style, as well as a different hue.  Also, these different shades of blue dresses featured can look stunning whether you are on the beach or in a church!  But, if you want to keep your bridesmaids dresses simple and all one color, no worries!  You can incorporate ombre into the flowers, cake, and invitations and still achieve the same great look!

 

 

No matter what style you are looking to achieve for your big day, remember the Twirl Girls are always here to help!
XOXO, Emily

 

Bridesmaid dresses: Dessy
Cake & Tea Cards: Snap Dragon Parties
Invitation: Etsy
Flowers: NTF Designs
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