REAL TWIRL WEDDING || SARAH + CHRIS

Hi again, friends! It’s time to take a look into another real Twirl wedding! This month Sarah and Chris’s wedding is being highlighted for you all to see, and you don’t want to miss it! Their wedding was the perfect June day with the most beautiful floral arrangements. I know you’ll fall in love with their special day just as much as we did! Xoxo

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Can you give us a glimpse into you & your hubs's love story?

Chris and I met at Penn State where we both went to college. We started dating around graduation of our senior year (terrible timing). At that point, I had already accepted a teaching job in northern Virginia and Chris had been accepted to medical school at Penn State Hershey. We decided to give it a go and ended up spending the first four years of our relationship in different states! We spent practically every weekend traveling back and forth to visit each other. In June 2015, we moved to Louisville for Chris' job. He proposed that same Thanksgiving at my parent's house back in Pennsylvania. We got married this past June and have been together now for over 6 years. We currently own a house in Louisville and live there with our rescue pup, Hailey. 

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What was it about your dress that made you realize it was "the one?" Was it what you expected to love/wear? Favorite memory from dress shopping/Twirl? (You can answer one, two, or all three of these. Totally up to you!)

Once we got engaged (or let's be honest, before then) I started looking at dresses online. I came across the Tara Keely dress and feel in love with it online. I loved the lace, the sleeves and the pockets. I tried on wedding dresses a couple of months after we got engaged and found some I really liked, but couldn't get that dress out of my mind. I knew I couldn't find my dress until I tried on that dress. Twirl was actually the only place that carried that specific designer. A year before the wedding, my mom, sister and grandma came down for dress shopping. We went to Twirl on our second day of shopping. I feel in love with the pink house, the decor, and everything about Twirl. Haley, who helped us, was amazing and so thoughtful. We saved my dress for last and as soon as I put it on, I knew it was the one. I loved all the details and the fact that it wasn't as common. Everyone agreed that this dress was their favorite. I actually didn't say yes until the next day. I went to one more place, but nothing compared to that dress. I am so happy I went with my gut and found that one dress.

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

There are so many! Chris and I didn't do a first look so seeing him as I was coming down the aisle was my favorite. I wasn't nervous until that moment. It's honestly true that in that moment you forget about all the other people. Another favorite memory was the ceremony. My cousin's husband, Christopher, married us.  When I was in 5th grade, I was a junior bridesmaid in their wedding. He also wore the tie that my late grandfather wore to their wedding. It's a tie that symbolizes him and was been worn to all of the cousin's wedding. To have him there in spirit, meant so much to me. It was also wonderful to have so many of our family and friends travel to Louisville. Most of our guests had to travel and to be able to have everyone in one city for one weekend was an amazing feeling. Our band, Kudmani, was amazing and had everyone on the dance floor, which made the night that much more fun!

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

It is amazing getting to say that Chris is my husband. We now get to make joint decisions about things like house projects and travel. I also love knowing that I get to spend everyday with him. 

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Any pieces of wisdom or advice you'd like to share with future brides, engaged gals, or newlyweds like yourself?

Have fun and enjoy all of these moments. It's so easy to get caught up in the stress of planning a wedding that you forget to enjoy being engaged. Having a long engagement helped me feel like stressed. Chris and I also make sure to make time for each other. He works a lot of house so the time we get to spend together means a lot. 

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VENDORS

Venue: Frazier History Museum

Hair and Makeup: The Beauty Patrol (Hair: Helen Garvey & Makeup: Michaela Reeves)

Photographer: Kelli Lynn Photography

Alterations: Needle’s Eye

Catering: Masterson's Catering

Cake: Louisvillicious 

Rings: Genesis Diamonds

Flowers: J. Elizabeth Designs

String Trio: Jack Griffin

Band: Kudmani

Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff

Groom's Suits: Men's Warehouse

Rentals: Reliable Rentals 

Draping: Pizzazzle 

Paper Goods: Paper Source

Signs: True North Designs