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JUST FOR YOU || MODERN CLASSIC LOOK

Welcome to the “Just for You” blog series, friends! This series will highlight different dress styles every month, just for you and the look you want for your special day! I will highlight 5 gowns that fall under different styles each month so you can get a glimpse of what we have for you!

This months highlighted style is for all of my Meghan Markle loving, simple, classic, and timeless girls out there that want a modern flare to their dress! The simple chic style of these gowns are some that you would have seen popular 10 years ago and you will still see them 10 years from now, which is another reason we love them so very much. I just know you’ll be in love with these gorgeous dresses just as much as we are!


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First up is this beautifully elegant Jenny Yoo dress, “Amelia”, with a knit crepe bodice and tulle skirt. This is a unique take on a classic ballgown silhouette. With the sleeves falling just off the shoulder, it gives a sweetly modern flare to a timeless look. The defined waist gives way to soft romantic layers and a sweep train. Added bonus? It is SUPER comfortable for that long, worthwhile day!


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This gorgeous mermaid style dress, “Monroe” by  Blue Willow is a great option for my girls that want to rock the fitted look. The ruching of the satin fabric is great for giving you the structured hourglass figure, while the horsehair lining of the tulle gives the skirt just the right amount of body.


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Another Jenny Yoo, “Spencer”, features a plunging v-neckline bodice with illusion tulle and a dramatic circle cut silhouette in a soft and elegant luxe taffeta. The illusion cutout side panels give a modern and unexpected detail, while the skirt is so light and airy that you’ll be able to dance the night away without any heaviness of a skirt weighing you down!


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If you’re looking for an elegant ball gown with the flare of off the shoulder sleeves, this Martina Liana is the dress for you! The way this skirt lays is absolutely breathtaking, with buttons all the way down the train (but you’ll have to come in and see us to take a look at that feature ;)) An added bonus? The sleeves have an elastic band inside- meaning you won’t have to worry about tugging at your shoulders to keep them in place all night!


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Last, but certainly not least, we have this gorgeous fit and flare gown by Blue Willow, “Walker”. This pointed strapless bodice with a trumpet skirt of textured organza fils coupe is perfect for the bride who wants to add a bit of flare to their classy wedding dress.


Thank you for taking a peek into only a small fraction of the modernly classic dresses we carry at Twirl! If you’re interested in coming in to try some of these beauties on, send in an appointment request or give us a call and we can set something up for you!

Come back next month as I show you a portion of the gowns we have for our more rustic brides!

Xoxo,

Tori

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || KATIE & DAVE

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || KATIE & DAVE

Friends, we are so excited to share this GORGEOUS wedding with you all today! Katie and Dave tied the knot in Savannah, Georgia and it was every bit of Southern perfection that you could have imagined. We're so grateful they allowed us to share their special day with y'all! Enjoy!!

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

Dave and I met in 2015 through mutual friends. Although we were not aware of each other before we met, our families go way back. Our grandparents were neighbors in the 1950’s. My grandparents moved to a new address, and 20 years later Dave’s parents moved in next door to them. That is the house that Dave was born in, and my grandma recounts funny stories of Dave being a toddler next door. We knew Dave’s cousins growing up, and in middle school I had Dave’s mom as a teacher! It’s definitely a small world, but as soon as we met we hit it off and have been inseparable ever since.

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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? 

I am very particular when it comes to what I wear, and I had a look in mind that I had not been able to find anywhere else. I knew I wanted a clean white silk dress with a bow on it, and was becoming discouraged that I wouldn’t find what I was looking for. We live 3 hours away from Twirl, but I’d heard good things and wanted to come check it out. I tried on just a few gowns, but as soon as I slipped on my dress I knew I’d come as close to what I’d imagined as I was going to find. My mom got so excited, because she knew it was the one too. When the dress came in in my size, that is when I really got excited because I could see it fitting like a glove from all angles. The day of the wedding, the dress exceeded my expectations and I felt so beautiful in it. Everyone who saw the dress said the same thing, “It’s so you”. I loved Twirl because of how intimate it was. Other salons I went to had  a lot of other brides with large parties in attendance that would watch me try on dresses too and give their opinions. Twirl was just much more of a boutique vibe, and everyone was so friendly.

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

My favorite memory of our wedding day was simply seeing all of our family and friends in one place. I am not very emotional, but when I turned to walk down the aisle I burst out in tears - happy tears of course! It was just so wonderful having so many people who love us there to support us in our marriage.

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

The best part of marriage so far has been simply knowing that we’re a team, and we’re going to experience life’s highs and lows together. 

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

Here are a couple of things!

1. If at all possible, have an experienced wedding coordinator. This can truly take so much stress off your shoulders. We live 8 hours away from our venue, and had our coordinator the month of. I didn’t have to worry about anything vendor related leading up to the wedding, and the day of had 0 headaches. I simply got to enjoy the day. 

2. If you’re planning any part of the wedding outside, have a back up plan. I am so thankful that we had thought of a back up plan when we booked our venue. Out of all the weekends in the year, a tropical storm (before hurricane season) was descending upon our venue, making my plan of an outdoor ceremony and part of the reception outdoors in jeopardy. We are so lucky that the weather cleared shortly before the ceremony and we were able to have that and the cocktail hour outside. Since the weather was so iffy, we elected to move the reception indoors and that turned out to be perfect. I don’t know what I would have done if we didn’t have the other options in place!

3. If you’re having a plated dinner and need to know who is having what dish, make sure to include in the response card (in addition to them checking chicken/fish/veg/etc) for each guest to initial beside the meal they are having. 4 people out of 180 guests initialed their meal, and the rest we had to contact or guess who wanted what!

4. For picture purposes during the ceremony, make sure you all know exactly where you’re standing at the alter. Myself, the officiant, and my husband are all a little off center. At the time we didn’t notice, but in the wedding pictures I definitely do! 

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Katie & Dave's Vendor Team:

Photographers: The Happy Bloom

Venue: Westin Savannah

Styling/Design: Design Studio South

Baker: Mollie Cakes

Florist: Kato Floral Designs

Rentals: Snyder Events

Lighting: JLK Events

Hair & Make Up: Emma Collins Beauty

Band: Irresistible Groove

Wedding Dress: "Raquel" by Anne Barge Blue Willow

Suits: The Black Tux

Linen Napkins: The Initialed Life

Invitations: Marisa Made