Twirl

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || EMILY & ZACH

Happy Friday, friends! We are so excited for you all to take a glimpse into the breathtaking wedding of Emily & Zach! Their day seemed to be a perfect mix of love, laughter, and an amazing sunset. We are so thankful that this sweet couple has allowed us to show off their special day. We know you’ll love it just as much as we do!! Xoxo

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

Zach and I have been together since we were 17. When we first starting dating, I knew he was the one I wanted to spend forever with. We went to high school and college together. Soon after college, we took a family vacation, with both his family and mine. We were out on a sail boat when he got down on one knee and popped the question- I WAS SHOCKED! First off, wow he planned this proposal all by himself? Props to him! AND he hid a ring from me!? Double props. I was so excited to become his wife! Being his wife truly is the greatest! He has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. He is the most kind, gracious, and loving person. He never fails to make me laugh and he encourages me to see the best in everything!

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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!)

The months leading up to my wedding I was a planning machine; everything had to be done. However, my dress was the one thing I hadn’t gave a lot of thought to. In my mind, I could envision what my day would look like, what flowers I would carry, and even what the cake look like; but I could never see what I would be wearing. My mom and I decided to go to Twirl to see what we could discover. To our advantage, we walked in and the ladies were so warm and welcoming. When the consultant asked what I had in mind for the big day, I told her nothing in particular. I knew what I didn’t want, so we just went from there. I tried on 5 dresses before I found the one. As I slipped the dress on, I could feel it; this was the one. I walked out to show my mom and without any suggestion, she knew right away too. As I looked into the reflection of the mirror, for the first time ever, I could see myself as a bride. This was it, the dress I would become a wife in. The whole experience was magical and it made the day even more special! 

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

I actually have three favorite memories from our wedding day! As we arrived at the barn early the morning of the wedding, I felt such sense of peace knowing that this long awaited day was finally here. As my bridesmaids were getting their hair and makeup done, I sat and watched everyone’s interactions, their laughter and conversations; this was it, our wedding day. I got a text from my brother telling me how proud he was of Zach and I and how much he loved the two of us. At the end of the message he said, “Oh yeah and one more surprise will be coming your way.” I had no idea what he was talking about, but moments later I received a video from him. It was taken the morning of mine and Zach’s engagement. Zach was telling me how excited he was to marry me and how nervous he was to propose! It was such a kind gift, one that calmed any nerves that I had. Another special moment for me was seeing my groom for the first time as the farmhouse door opened. It was such a surreal moment, walking down the isle to your husband. In that moment, I didn’t see anyone or anything but him. My last favorite moment of the day was our first dance as husband and wife. We chose a song that meant a lot to both of us and that represented our relationship with Christ. As we danced, time seemed to stand still. I can still picture that moment. 

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?
The BEST thing about marriage so far is just being with one another! It brings me so much joy knowing that regardless of how my day has gone, I get to come home to a loving, kind-hearted husband who never fails to make my days wonderful. He truly is just the sweetest!


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

My best piece of advice for any future bride is to enjoy the day, it really does fly by! But also know that this day is leading up to something so much greater. It’s leading up to your marriage, so spend more time preparing and praying for that.

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VENDORS

Venue: Old Blue Ribbon Farm

Photographer: Created With Grace Photography // Grace Ann Pumpelly

Videographer: Alyson Biggs Films

Florist: Sunkissed Blooms // Gretchen Horton

Catering: Mark's Feed Store

Cake: Sammy's Bakery

Dress designer: Stella York

Groom's outfit: Generation Tux

Hair: Amber Riffe 

Makeup: Kylee Miller

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || HANNAH & KELBY

We can’t wait for you all to take a look into this gorgeous wedding! Hannah and Kelby tied the knot at the gorgeous Central Christian Church, and then had the most wonderful reception in the exact spot they got engaged, Talon Winery! We are so thrilled that they have allowed us to share their special day with you!! I know you’ll enjoy every part of their story! Xoxo

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

Kelby and I actually went to middle and high school together. In the 8th grade I was a cheerleader and he was on the basketball team and during a game one night, he came flying down the court and just didn’t stop! He completely knocked me down in front of everyone! After that we always knew of each other, but never really hung out much. All I knew is that he was so cute and he sat behind me in history class junior year. I was dating someone at the time, but the way he tells the story is that he liked me, but knew he had to be patient because in his words I was “marriage material.” Fast forward to freshman year of college at UK, we are both single and our friend group was a very tight knit group hanging out at Kelby and the boy’s apartment every weekend. He was my New Year’s kiss that year, but we didn’t want to ruin our friendship and make things awkward for the group so we just stayed friends. A year and a half later, Kelby plans this bonfire/party at his house for everyone and tells his best friend that he is finally going to tell me how he feels. Well, he does and since I had a crush on him since freshman year the rest was history. We dated for two years and got engaged on our 2-year anniversary at Talon Winery where we would later have our beautiful wedding reception!

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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?

My dress was one of the first dresses I tried on. It was only a week after I got engaged and I had my mom take pictures of all of the dresses, so I could look at them if I couldn’t decide. Something about that dress, I just couldn’t stop looking at the picture of it and the lace detailing was just so beautiful and a lot like what I envisioned myself wearing. I went back for a second appointment and no other dress came close to it, you really do get this warm/fuzzy feeling inside when you realized its YOUR dress! I still love looking at my wedding pictures because my Twirl dress was so perfect for me!

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

This is such a hard question because every part of that day was so special, but I think our first look was my favorite part. A wedding day can be so stressful trying to get everyone ready and to stay on the timeline, but once I got to have a minute with just Kelby it calmed my nerves and everything else just didn’t matter! The rest of the night was so much fun with all of our friends and family

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

I loved coming home from our honeymoon and staying together in our new house for the first time. It was so fun to learn the dynamic of living together and actually being husband and wife in real life after the honeymoon. I also really enjoy cooking and having dinner together every night; it’s the small things. I have loved every minute of being his wife through the happy and difficult times. Having him as my partner in life is the best thing ever!

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

I tell all my friends who get engaged the same thing, take in every second! I was engaged for almost a year and it flew by, our wedding day flew by and now here we are a little over a year after our wedding and I’m asking myself, where did the time go? Even though planning a wedding is stressful, I wish I could go back and do it all over again; it’s such a special time in a girl’s life! So don’t take anything for granted and enjoy every minute of planning and your big day!

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VENDORS

Church: Central Christian Church

Reception Venue: Talon Winery

Planner: Amber Bowling (Divine Soiree)

Photographer: On A Whim Photography

Videographer: Lemon Drop Productions

Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Tie the Knot Hair

Bridesmaids hair: Brooke Wade (Wade & Co. Salon and Spa)

Bridesmaids Makeup: Lauren Elder

Tuxes: Geno’s Formal Affair

Catering: DaRae and Friends Catering

Florist: Natural Endeavors

Cake: Tinker’s

Rentals: Purdon’s Rental and Bryant’s Rent-All

Tent: Goff Tents & Events

DJ: David Weathers

Music: Volare String Quartet

Vocals: Darian Sanders

Officiant: Kelly Jenning

Invitations: Minted