Meet the Twirl Girls: Emily Rhoads

Posted by Twirl Lexington
13 March, 2015
Today you all are getting such a treat! It’s been a couple months since we’ve done a “Meet the Twirl Girls” post but we are excited to start the series up again and introduce you to one of precious bridal consultants, Emily! Em is truly one of the kindest people we know and every bride that experiences an appointment with her is never disappointed. She is patient, knowledgeable and oh so loving! We love our sweet Em & we know you will too!
What’s there to know about this Twirl Girl?
Hello loves! I’m Emily or Em as most of my friends call me. I’m the youngest of three and my sister and brother are the coolest people I know. I was born in Hotlanta then about a year later we packed up and headed north to Huntington, West Virginia where the Rhoads’ kids grew up and once the older two where off to college we moved to Lexington. I graduated from Lexington Christian Academy in 2013 and then joined the Big Blue Nation majoring in dietetics. Lexington has ahold of my heart and I couldn’t bear the thought of leaving for college.
Before working at Twirl, I was an assistant horseback riding instructor and spent every afternoon grooming horses and herding children around the farm. My daily uniform was an old pair of jeans and some dirty riding boots. It was the perfect job while I was showing and competing American Saddlebreds and as a bonus I got to see my show horse every day. But the farm work wasn’t over when lessons were finished for the day, I’d come home to our little farm in between Lexington and Versailles where my sweet girl lived in the pasture right outside my window. I still ride for UK Saddleseat Equestrian Team because you can take the girl away from the farm but you can’t take the farm out of the girl.
I’ve been a Twirl Girl since November 2013 and I’ve loved every second of it! When I first started as an intern, I had so much to learn and had no idea how much goes into finding the perfect dress. But after a year or so I can honestly say I know more about wedding and bridesmaid dresses than I even thought was possible and I’m still learning new things every day as a consultant!
What is your favorite dress at Twirl & why do you love it so much?
I love bits and pieces of every dress in the store. It seems like every week I have a new favorite and gorgeous dresses are constantly coming in that put up a good  fight to be my favorite but my one true love came last summer and I feel head over heels for it instantly! The Justin Alexander lace ball gown is everything I want in a dress, simple and elegant, not too much fuss and just a little bit of sweetness. I’ve always been a lace girl and the lace on this dress is so pretty and soft. And that comberbun waist (oh goodness!) is so flattering and highlights all the right places.
emily1When you’re not working at Twirl, what do you enjoy doing?
When I’m not at Twirl or in class, you can probably find me at one of the local coffee shops with a hot cup of coffee and either a good friend or a good book. I’m a lucky girl who has three families: my real family, my Twirl family and my Christian Student Fellowship family. Most of my friends jokingly call me mom and that’s probably because I make “family” dinners for them all the time and homemade cupcakes for their birthdays. I find so much joy in cooking and love to use my friends as guinne pigs for new recipes. One of my most prized possessions is my Kitchen Aid stand mixer, its one of the most beautiful things I’ve laid my eyes on (I might be a little obsessed).
There are few things I love more than being in the great outdoors. When I get the chance I try to get my nature fix any way I can, whether it be spending a day deep in the woods hiking, out on the lake, hanging out in my hammock reading or just a night under the stars with a bonfire and friends. In the next few years my goal is to hike the ENTIRE Appalachian Trail (all 2,500 miles of it).
My heart also longs to travel to some of the forgotten places of the world and share Christ’s love with everybody who lives there. This coming summer, I’m heading to Costa Rica for a week or so and I couldn’t be more excited to get out of my comfort zone a little bit and love on some people. I hope to go on more trips like this and invest even more time in those places and relationships that will be built there.
Favorite bridal moment as a Twirl Girl?
Being a Twirl Girl for over a year now has left me with so many wonderful and exciting bridal moments to be able to pick just one. But there is something truly magical about a bride finding her dream dress. With some brides there are happy tears, others giddy laugher or just exuberant smiles and then there those where all of those three are rolled into one. It never gets old or any less exciting to be a part of such a special occasion.
If you could get married anywhere in the world where would it be & why?
I’ve been dreaming of my dream wedding since I was a little girl (but what girl hasn’t?) and yes my tastes have changed quite a bit since I was ten and glow in the dark stars were somehow going to make an appearance. Thankfully as I’ve gotten older glow in the dark stars have lost their appeal and with a little help from Pinterest it seems like my dream wedding could actually take shape. I would love to have an outdoor wedding and reception. I’d love to have it in a place that is a little untamed and natural. To light up the night, I’d use lots of string lights and candles. And some rustic, natural touches in my decorations and cake. I love the beauty of nature and wouldn’t want to leave that out on one of the most special days of my life.
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Isn’t she the sweetest?! We hope you love her just as much as we do & feel extra comfortable around here now if you ever come to Twirl & see her sweet face!
XOXO
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HIRING! Summer Intern

Posted by Twirl Lexington
11 March, 2015

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Twirl Bridal Boutique is seeking a fashion-forward and highly motivated Bridal Sales Intern to work hand in hand with brides-to-be and their entourage to ensure their wedding day is everything they dreamed it would be. As a Bridal Sales Intern you will build relationships with brides and guide them in their style selections while keeping a focus on personal and company sales goals.  The position requires availability May-August.

Additional tasks of the Bridal Sales Intern include:

Exhibiting a warm and professional attitude while providing exceptional customer service to all customers.

Maintaining a professional and fashion-forward appearance at all times

As a Bridal Sales Intern, you will work hand in hand with our team towards goals set by the Store Manager. You will also maintain the overall appearance of the sales floor, dressing rooms and other areas that customers can see as well as processing orders as they arrive at the store to be picked up by the bride and her bridal party.

Weekend availability is a MUST.

Please email resume, cover letter and availability times to ty@twirllexington.com by March 30.

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Sara Gabriel Trunk Show March 13-14

Posted by Twirl Lexington
10 March, 2015
Hi Ladies!
Have you found the perfect dress but are still waiting to pair it with the perfect accessories?? Look no further! We are having our Sara Gabriel trunk show this weekend and Twirl is going to be full of beautiful pieces from Sara’s collection! Everything from veils to headpieces to jewelry! We absolutely love all of Sara’s pieces and we think you will too!
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So go ahead & go online or give us a call {859-309-2493} to set up your accessories appointment this weekend! We can’t wait to see what you pick out!
XOXO
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Valentine’s Day Giveaway

Posted by Twirl Lexington
12 February, 2015

Love is in the air & we want to spread some of that to you!
We’ve got a fun giveaway and Valentine’s day special that we want you to be apart of!

If you come in on February 14th and find the dress of your dreams, you’ll get $200 off that day!

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If you buy on February 14th you’ll also be put in the running for our giveaway of a Southern Weddings Wedding Planner! This planner is full of inspiration, helpful tips, and encouragement to make your wedding planning process as stress free and fun as possible!
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Call us at 859-309-2493 to book your appointment or request one through our online form!

XOXO
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Happy Birthday Ty!!

Posted by Twirl Lexington
05 February, 2015
Today we are celebrating our fabulous Ty’s birthday!! Join us in showering her with love today & celebrating the amazing business owner, mother, wife, and woman that she is!
From your Twirl Girls:
Emily: “For the past year I’ve been so blessed to work for Ty, I love that she is always there to share her wisdom with me and looks after me like one of her own. And no one can rock some pearls like she can!”
Olivia: “Ty, you are so upbeat and have a sense of humor that is matched so perfectly with your impeccable sense of style! Love you, happy birthday!”
Lena: “I’m so lucky to work alongside someone who is so passionate about what they do. Ty is a role model who cares about every bride she comes in contact with. She puts 100% into every appointment she has and strives to help every bride find the perfect dress for the perfect day. Working at Twirl not only has blessed me with a great boss, but an even greater friend. Happy Birthday, Ty!”
Liz: “Sweet Ty, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Today is a celebration of life well lived and for the beauty of many more years of joy because you’re a part of this life of ours. You have shaped each of us into becoming better women and so much of that is just by simply being the wonderful person you are. Thank you for believing in us, challenging us, cheering us on, and loving us so incredibly well. If I can be half the woman you are, I will consider that a life well lived. I love you so dearly Ty & am so grateful the Lord brought you into this world and into my life. You are a blessing to me & everyone you encounter. Here’s to this next year of your life & to it being the best one yet!”
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Cheers to you, Ty!! We hope you feel nothing but loved & celebrated today! XOXO
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Hayley Paige Coming To Twirl

Posted by Twirl Lexington
07 January, 2015
We are bursting at the seams with how excited we are to be adding Hayley Paige to our collection here at Twirl! At the end of the month we will be having our trunk show with “the best of Hayley Paige” and are chomping at the bit for all of her gorgeous gowns to fill our store. We already carry her Blush line and are completely smitten with it so to add her bigger & better Hayley Paige line is as exciting as Christmas morning for us!
Our love for Hayley is probably very evident but we know to those of you outside the pink walls of Twirl, you may not have a clue why our love runs deep for this special lady. We thought it’d be a good idea to introduce you all to Hayley so that you could fall in love with her just like we have and therefore your excitement for this addition to Twirl is just as much as ours.
From the JLM Couture website: “Ever so eclectic, her designs capture a romantic and charming aesthetic that balances inner ingénue and sophistication. Her interpretation of worldly influences and desire to dress hopeful romantics, have provided a foundation for a fanciful and fresh take on bridal wear. Never taking herself too seriously and fully embracing the adorning history of the bridal industry, Hayley Paige develops her craft from an inspirational place of appreciation and enjoyment.”
Hayley’s designs are reflective of her personality — young, fun, unique, and beautiful! Her gowns are a breath of fresh air just like she is. Hayley’s gowns start at about $2,800 and will go up to $4,500.
So mark your calendars friends — January 29th through January 31st for our Hayley Paige trunk show! It’s going to be an amazing weekend that you certainly don’t want to miss!
Give us a call at 859.309.2493 and book your appointment ASAP!
XOXO,
The Twirl Girls
P.S. — Feel free to follow along with Hayley on her Instagram (@misshayleypaige). Her feed is always full of goodness & fun!!
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Holiday Hours

Posted by Twirl Lexington
23 December, 2014
Here at Twirl we believe Family and Friends are the most important.  We will be taking a little time off so our employees can celebrate the season.  During this time, please reach out to us by email {ty@twirllexington.com} if you have any questions or would like to set up an appointment.  You can also request an appointment on our “Appointments” tab at the top of our website and we will be checking those as well! We can’t wait to shop with all of our newly ENGAGED brides!!

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New Little Presents Under Our Tree

Posted by Twirl Lexington
16 December, 2014
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!! It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner! If you’re anything like us, your days are full of Christmas music playing on the radio, last minute shopping, and holiday party after holiday party! We just love all the fun that comes along with the holiday season! It’s also the season for engagements!! You wouldn’t believe the number of girls that get engaged this time of year! It’s always so exciting and makes the store just come alive.
We’ve gotten some new bridesmaid dresses in from our Alfred Sung and After Six collection and we thought it’d be fun to show some of our favorite “holiday” styles!

First up, we have a sweet new red dress from Alfred Sung. We were drawn to the sweet little bow detail in the front and the halter-like straps. The peau de soie fabric coupled with the fit around the waist and the pleats in the skirt make for a very flattering shape. This would be adorable for a bridal party to flaunt and then would always be great to bring back out for a holiday party on down the road! It’s just an all around great dress. We can’t wait to outfit some bridesmaids in it!IMG_9241 IMG_9246 IMG_9248Next we have a fun new long tulle dress from our After Six line! Tulle is a new fabric for them and we are so excited to offer this option to our bridesmaids now. We are absolutely in love with this dress, there’s truely nothing about it we don’t love. The fabric pleating on the bodice gives it something unique and the waistline hits at just the right spot to really give you a flattering look! We have a feeling this is going to be a big hit with a lot of bridal parties!IMG_9214 IMG_9223 IMG_9226Last but not least, we’ve got one of our other new favorite Alfred Sung dresses. There are so many things to love about this dress. For starters, it has pockets & what girl doesn’t love a dress with pockets?! Also, the duiponi fabric gives great structure which is really flattering on most every body type. It’s color, “mystic”, is so fun too! From a distance it appears to be plain silver but when you get closer it has a hint of green when the light hits it just right and we love it! One of our very favorite parts of this dress is the back of it. It’s got this awesome open back and has a triangular cut out which gives it a little extra spunk. It’s just really fun and flirty as well as sweet and elegant. We think this one as well is going to be a big hit with our bridesmaids!IMG_9269 IMG_9272 IMG_9274We are just so excited for all these new arrivals!

We can’t wait for you all to see them for yourselves!

xoxo, the Twirl Girls

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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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