Twirl Boutique Kentucky

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || ELIZABETH + RYAN

Hi, Friends! Welcome to another highlight of a real Twirl wedding. We cannot wait for you to take a peak into this beautiful day, with an even more beautiful couple. Their ceremony was held at 21c hotel, with the reception following shortly after at The Apiary. This entire wedding was breathtaking, and we know you’ll feel the same as we do! A special thank you to the bride and groom for letting us show off their magical day! Xoxo

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

Ryan and I met in the summer of 2013. Long story short, he lived next-door to my boyfriend at the time (he was also dating someone). We would randomly hangout in a group setting and everything was platonic (even though I thought he was super handsome...hello Dierks Bentley/Paul Sparks doppelgänger). Fast forward six months...we had both parted ways from our significant others. We exchanged a few Facebook messages clearly setting the ground work for what would be a soon to be first date. I always kid with Ryan that he messaged me asking about some youtube video we had watched that summer so he could have a reason to chat with me. He doesn't deny this. Ryan ultimately asked me for drinks and I said how about dinner? (gotta keep it classy). He then gave me his phone number, which I then gave him mine and told him he can text me. Sure enough "hey, this is Ryan" came through to my phone seconds later, and the rest is history. Fast forward again to January 2017. Ryan and I had planned a casual evening in. I was going to cook dinner for us and we were just going to hang out. I took one of our dogs for a run and when I came back Ryan was being very strange...looking back on it I would say he was anxious. I then took our other dog for a short run and Ryan wanted me to hurry up so we could cook dinner. My parents were going to stay with us that weekend so I was making sure everything was in order when I got back from run #2. Ryan had other plans. All the lights were on in the kitchen, so I quickly went to turn them off (recessed lights + undercabinet lights= hello electric bill). Ryan had a record playing, which was our would-be wedding song we had always talked about. He asked if I wanted to dance to our wedding song and I quickly shot him down since I was trying to make the house spotless for my parents arrival (sorry Ryan!). Ryan then followed me across the kitchen as I was finishing turning the lights off and he hugged me. His heart was beating out of his chest. I could literally feel every beat. I asked him "why is your heart pounding?" He goes "because..." and drops to one knee. I'm pretty sure I blacked out and came to with lots of tears in my eyes. It was the most perfect proposal....just us and our dogs on a Friday night at home...I wouldn't have it any other way.

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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?

OMG....the ladies of Twirl were amazing to work with. Ryan and I had set our date for a little more than 9 months from his proposal. So being the planner I am, we had to move quickly. I had scheduled appointments with different bridal boutiques in the area for the next coming weeks. Unbeknownst to me, Twirl would be the one and only place I would have to go to. Heidi Elnora was having a trunk show and I was immediately drawn to the first gown I saw in her collection. I tried on a few dresses from other designers and tried on Heidi's gown last. It. Was. The. One. I had some ideas of some things I wanted to tweak and the Twirl Girls quickly had Heidi on FaceTime (she is the sweetest southern lady, btw). I told her my ideas and she happily drew up a new sketch of the modified dress and I was sold. You can't get better service than that. 

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

Celebrating with family and friends was amazing...so much love in the air and everyone was so happy. Honestly every part was amazing, but my favorite part was after the ceremony, Ryan and I had time alone away from everyone to just take it all in. Even though it was a short ride from 21c to the Apiary, it was great to spend it with him alone.

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

As cliche as it sounds, getting to spend every day with your best friend and being able to learn and grow as one has been amazing. It definitely is a learning experience, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love Ryan more than he will ever know and I'm glad I get to spend forever 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?

Future brides: go with your gut feeling when it comes to planning your wedding. Don't settle for second best. This is your one magical day, so treat it as so. And enjoy your wedding day to the fullest. It literally goes by so quickly. I think after our wedding I told my mom "I feel like the day was only 15 minutes long".

Newlyweds: Have patience with your spouse. As I had mentioned, it is a learning and growing experience for you both. Oh, and don't go to bed angry :)

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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 

Spring Dreamin'

Happy Wednesday to all you lovely brides-to-be! We hope you're enjoying a warm cup of coffee on this snow-filled February morning. Instead of dwelling on this never-ending cold weather, us Twirl Girls have our minds elsewhere - dreaming of warmer days! We've spent the morning putting together a Spring-inspired wedding with our new Kelly Faetanini  vintage-lace gown as the focal point!  Together with our new Lynn Lugo bridesmaid dresses we have created a feminine, romantic wedding that is sure to have you ready for warmer weather!

Spring Wedding Flowers

We were inspired by this beautiful Spring bouquet full of vibrant hues wrapped in lace to incorporate the vintage vibe. The colors bring in a lot of feminine corals and pinks with muted blues and soft neutrals.

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 Above is one of our favorite new gowns - The Madeline - from the stunning Kelly Faetanini Bridal Collection. This delicate Chantilly lace cap sleeve gown features a ruched bodice and A-line skirt that hits at the natural waist. The combination of intricate lace and  subtle sparkle give this dress the whimsical look several spring-time brides are looking for. The delicate cap sleeves are super feminine and create that less-formal vibe, perfect for a garden wedding!

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 Lynn Lugo's Bridesmaid Collection offers several gorgeous hues that go perfectly with that spring-time vibe. The pastel color palette pairs wonderfully with the neutral lace options in her collection. Lynn's dresses are always a great option for brides who want to let their maids pick their own style of dress. There are plenty of options to choose from including colors, necklines, skirt styles, and fabrics! This gives the bride an opportunity to put her own personal touch on the bridal party's attire.

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Hopefully we could take your mind off this cold winter weather for a few minutes! Make an appointment with us if you would like to begin planning for your Spring and Summer weddings - we would love to help design that whimsical day you're dreaming of!
xoxo, The Twirl Girls

Celebrate Valentine's Day at Twirl!

Spend this Valentine's Day sipping bubbly drinks & eating sweet treats as you fall in LOVE with the dress of your dreams! This weekend - February 14th & 15th - each bride will have the chance to win up to $250 off the purchase of her gown!
Make sure to call ahead and book your appointment, this event will fill up quickly! {859.309.2493}
XOXO, The Twirl Girls

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