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REAL TWIRL WEDDING || BROOKE + NATHAN

Welcome, sweet friends! We cannot wait for you to take a peek into this simply elegant ceremony between Brooke and Nathan. From the beautiful greenery, to the sentimental touches, this wedding is not one you’ll want to miss. We are so thankful that they have allowed us to share their special day with you, enjoy! xoxo

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

We met initially in the summer of 2011.  I had been invited to a youth group by a friend at Nathan's church.  When I met Nathan, he had long, curly hair and was very reserved.  He went off to college shortly after we met-- he was kind of a mystery!   After many youth gatherings together and trying to be quiet about it, I knew I had fallen hard for the quiet, curly-haired boy.  Over the course of a few months we grew closer and closer and I was smitten!  We weren't officially in a relationship until 2013.  We instantly ventured into a long-distance relationship when I went off to college that Fall.  It made the early stages of our relationship difficult, but I will always cherish the butterflies and anticipation that filled me up every week before I saw him again.  Loving Nathan has been the easiest thing.  He is kind and encouraging.  Keeps me in check with the Lord.  He is honest, holds me accountable, and listens.  Over the years he became my best and truest friend.  Finally, in April of 2016, we became engaged at the same place where our relationship started-- our sweet church!  Nathan planned the sweetest engagement.  I get giddy just thinking about it!  We were engaged and planned our wedding day for a little over a year.  We tied the knot in the same sacred place as all of our major milestones-- our church! 

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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!)

I have always been a simple person that doesn't like a lot of attention.  I feel most beautiful when I am modest and honoring my God with my actions, words, and what I wear.  So when my wedding dress hunt began, I knew I was on the hunt for subtle, modest elegance.  I also knew I wanted lace.  Lots and lots of lace! So I went in with an idea, but kept an open mind.  I absolutely loved my dress shopping experience at Twirl.  I wanted to try on every dress in the store!  So I picked out a bunch of dresses, but with every dress I put on, I always went back to "the one" -- my dress.  One of my favorite things about shopping at Twirl was the personal environment.  It was intentionally not crowded and was so intimate and inviting.  I felt attended to, special, and important while shopping for my dress.  My consultant, Haley, was so sweet and truly listened to all my requests and helped me overcome my indecisiveness.  It was the best experience! 

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

This may seem strange, but my favorite memory from our wedding day was at the end of it all, when we were in the car driving to our new home together.  I tried so hard to be "in the moment" the entire day, but the majority of the day, Nathan and I spent apart or tending to our guests.  It was wonderful and so memorable, but Nathan and I are quiet, private, low-key homebodies.  I remember getting in the car at the end of the night, letting out a big sigh and saying, "I can't believe we're married! This feels so good!" It was finally just us and a quiet moment.  It was in that moment that our marriage felt real to me.  My favorite part of marriage so far has been doing the every day things alongside my best friend, so it's only fitting that getting in the car at the end of our big day was my favorite part :) 

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

Like I mentioned before, the every day things have been my favorite part of marriage so far.  I love coming home to Nathan (and our sweet puppy!) at the end of a long day at work.  I absolutely love to cook dinner for him, especially when it's one of his favorite meals.  I of course want to impress him!  I love praying with him before every meal and I love finally being able to fall asleep alongside him at night.  Going to our new church together on Sundays has been the highlight of my weeks for months now!  The Lord has blessed us abundantly and it has been so fun to be able to be blessed and bless others together.  I love doing life 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?

I think that it is so important to determine what is most important to the two of you on your wedding day and work the hardest on that.  Nathan and I both love the Lord and established early on that our main goal for our wedding day was to glorify God-- in everything.  We wanted our first acts as husband and wife to be in service to each other, we wanted the Lord to be in the midst of our ceremony and help usher others to feel His presence on our wedding day.  I spent countless days stressing over flower orders, chairs, vases, logistics, and lists, but no one remembered that at the end of our day.  What people commented on the most was the presence of God and spirituality of the ceremony.  We want our lives to be living testimonies to the love of our God, and we wanted our wedding day to fulfill that same purpose.  That was our goal.  So before you jump head first into wedding planning, establish your goal for your wedding day and make that happen.  What do you want people to remember when your day is over?  Whether it's intimacy, Godliness, having a good time, having the best party, or just keeping it simple, figure out your goal and make it happen. Everything else truly does fall into place.  

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Venue: Highland Church of Christ, Paintsville

Wedding Dress & Veil: Twirl Boutique

Tuxedos: Village Boutique, Prestonsburg

Bridesmaids Dresses: Azazie

Jewelry: Kendra Scott

Photography: Amy Wallen Photography

Videography: Alyson Biggs Videography

Stationary: Minted

Hair & Makeup: Laken Pack & Kendra Colvin

Cake: Jeff Arnett

Catering: Food City

Flowers: Williams Floral, Paintsville

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || SAMANTHA + ANDREW

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || SAMANTHA + ANDREW

Happy Friday, friends! We are so excited to share this gorgeous wedding day with you all today. Samantha is near & dear to us because she is the sister/best friend of one of our former Twirl Girls, Danielle Chanda. Her appointment was such a joy to be a part of and goodness, what a STUNNING bride she made! Andrew is a LUCKY man for so many reasons. You all are going to love this wedding. From Samantha in her stunning Stella York gown to the fun-loving energy between the happy couple. It's all just so good & sure to brighten your Friday. Enjoy!!


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

Andrew and I met in college and began our relationship as friends. Andrew had an integrity and confidence about him that I admired, and that captivated my attention. Andrew was a friend that I wanted to be close to, because he challenged me, but also made me feel valued and respected. Our friendship blossomed over long theological discussions, salsa dancing and star gazing until I couldn't deny that this was the kind of life I wanted to live with someone. Andrew asked me to marry him on Christmas Eve, while some of my favorite people in the world waited for my answer, which was of course YES! We were married 10 months later on a beautiful Kentucky Horse Farm. Andrew and I compliment each other, he values the details in life, and I can always paint him the big picture. When I cant decide or make up my mind, he is quick to assure me in wise discernment. God is good in his creation of man and woman, and we are honored to be on the continuous life long journey of loving him and each other.    

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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 favorite part of my wedding dress shopping at Twirl was having the sweet personal experience. From the moment I walked in, I felt like this was the kind of experience I had been waiting for my entire life when thinking about the dress I would wear on my big day! I had champagne, I laughed and took pictures, I honestly felt like a princess! What was truly incredible was that my little sister was working at Twirl the time I was wedding dress shopping there, and as I said yes to my perfect Twirl dress, she said yes when I asked her to be my maid of honor. It was an intimate and beautiful day all made possible by the amazing Twirl Girls who make ladies feel like princesses as they prepare to become brides. 

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day? 

I have so many amazing moments from my wedding day, a favorite would be hard to pick. I would have to say walking down the aisle is probably one of my favorites. I remember the nerves I had as I could hear the song playing, and when I knew it was time to step out, my dad looked at me and told me I looked beautiful. My Dad and I stepped out into the aisle and I saw tears on so many familiar faces of our loved ones, all smiling at me. I felt beyond honored to be celebrated in that way. But then, my eyes looked forward to the one who calmed my nerves, and I was completely overcome with peace and gratitude! This was the first moment we had seen each other on our wedding day and it was worth every  second of the wait. As we began to hear our Pastor and friend greet our guests, speak about Jesus and The Church, he then asked Andrew and me to pause, to look out into the crowd of loved ones and savor the moment. We were humbled by the amount of love we felt by those who came to watch and celebrate with us as we committed our lives to each other and our marriage to God. 

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far? 

There are so many "best things about marriage" so far, I could probably go on forever.  I think being fully known and fully loved is probably one of my favorites. I've loved getting to know someone so deeply, and there is still so much to explore. I'm so thankful I am married to someone who is on a continual journey with me to know more of who we are in Christ and how we can be used by him. Being on a mission together with my husband is one of the most satisfying feelings I believe I could ever imagine. 

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

The pieces of wisdom I would pass on would be to be completely and utterly vulnerable with God, your husband and yourself. Allow yourself to be loved, and love back. Always fight for each other. Talk to each other, Andrew and I call this "Keeping Current" meaning know what is going on with your spouse, communication really is huge! Ask God to help you understand how to be your husbands wife, not just how to be a wife or how to be a good wife.  

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S+A'S VENDOR DREAM TEAM

Flowers: Michele Deaton 

Cake: Cakes my Leigh in Harrodsburg KY  

Dress: Twirl 

Photographer: Ashley Rainwater Photography

DJ: Ato Z Productions

Venue: Bluegrass Wedding Barn

Food: LaDonnas Catering from London KY

The Heart Behind: Tinker's Cake Shop

THE HEART BEHIND: TINKER'S CAKE SHOP

by Chelsea Sidebottom

We're back with another amazing addition to our "The Heart Behind" series and we're thrilled for you all to get to know the heart behind Tinker's Cake Shop, Cameron & Tracie Tinker. Not only do Cameron and Tracie make some of the most delicious cakes and baked goods in all the land but they also have hearts of gold which we are so excited for y'all to get to know.


Can you give the readers a little background about your business? How long have you been in business and what services do you offer your clients?

Tinker’s Cake Shop has been in business for the past 11 years. The first five years, Tinker’s was a fully stocked bake shop that was open to the public. We sold cheesecakes, birthday cakes, and several other assorted goods. After some time, my wife and I decided it was time to focus on what we loved most, one-of-a-kind wedding cakes. We create cakes for an array of events such as birthdays and anniversaries but wedding cakes are our specialty. 

When did you know that this was the business for you?

I started baking professionally at the age of 16. I was rather tiny and unable to maneuver a lot of the heavy machinery that most baking required so I started out with cakes. I continued my love for baking by going to culinary school where my favorite class was none other than cake decorating. I think that was a big indication that the cake business was the one for me.

Where did the inspiration for your business come from?

The inspiration for Tinker’s came after meeting my wife. We met in Hilton Head, South Carolina while working at the same bake shop. We soon realized that opening a business was the next step for us.  

How do you contribute your passions into your daily work routine?

Promptness, flexibility, and professionalism are what make our appointments and cake tastings run smoothly for all parties involved. I try to contribute those three factors into everything we do here at Tinker’s so that our clients are fully satisfied and never forget their Tinker’s cake, as well as their experience they had while at our shop.

What’s the best part of running your own business/ being your own boss?

The best part is being able to determine my work schedule. I’m able to distinguish work time from family time and that’s really important to me. Not to mention, our made-from-scratch cakes require lots of planning and preparation so it’s really nice that I’m able designate a large amount of time for each cake.

What is your favorite part about working within the wedding industry?

I enjoy the creativity that comes with weddings. All of our clients chose different formal wear, flowers, catering, venues, etc. It’s so neat to see all the new ideas and ways that our clients choose to piece together their most special day.

What’s your favorite aspect of your business and how does that motivate you in your daily work?

I always feel incredibly honored to be a part of a bride and groom’s wedding day and that inspires me to keep doing what I love on a daily basis.

What is the most rewarding part of your business?

The most rewarding part of my business is when I receive handwritten ‘Thank You’ cards in the mail from our customers. I enjoy hearing about how pleased they were with their cake and how much their guests enjoyed it as well. It’s incredibly humbling and I like hanging each card on display with the other cards I’ve collected over the years from our customers.

How do you define “success”?

I define success as being happy with what you’re doing and how you’re spending each day.

Where do you see your business in the next 5 years?  

Still making brides happy. That’s our goal.

This blog series is titled, “the heart behind”, you were chosen because of your love for people and your caring attitude. How do you pass your grace and love onto your customers?

I believe the best way to pass grace and love onto Tinker’s customers is by trying to eliminate any and all stresses from the bride and groom when it comes to their wedding cake.  

What advice would you give someone who was considering starting his or her own business?

My advice would be to make sure you really enjoy what you’re doing because it’s going to be difficult. Be ready for long hours but don’t forget to enjoy the experience, you’re guaranteed to learn a lot.


So wonderful right?? So not only are they culinary geniuses but they incredible people as well -- win win! If you're looking for someone to create the cake of your dreams for your big day.. look no further, Cameron & Tracie are your people! Sweet Tinkers, thank you so much for sharing your hearts with us. We are so grateful for you all and all the joy (and yumminess) you bring to this industry. XOXO!

A Ring To It - Hoity-Toity or Horsey?

HOITY-TOITY OR HORSEY

The Dress: 1401 Blush by Hayley Paige

Whether you’re trying to look fair as a princess or just channeling the state fair, Twirl has the dress for you! This White strapless natural waist brocade bridal ball gown with a ruched sweetheart bodice, tulle peek-a-boo skirt, and chapel train from Blush by Hailey Paige will do the trick for either look. Bottom line, don’t ‘lose your head’ over your wedding dress, we have your look covered. So saddle up and head on over to try on the dress you’ve dreamed of. Paired with boots, something blue(grass), or even a beautiful confection from Martine’s, you’re wedding will be one for the ages. Get the party started…let them eat cake!
Hoity-Toity: Channeling your Inner Antoinette
Cake: Martine's cake is perfect for a Queen
Venue: Carrick House
Bridesmaids: Amsale long pink lace dress is fit for your ladies in waiting
Flowers: Jeanie Gorrell Floral Design

 

Horsey: Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Bluegrass
Cake: Martine's provides the perfect touch of Kentucky blue to an otherwise classic wedding cake
Venue: Keeneland's Keene Barn is perfect for channeling your wedding theme
Bridesmaids: Lynn Lugo strapless blue dress with cowboy boots will give your wedding a touch of country
Flowers: Jeanie Gorrell Floral Design has the perfect bouquet to tie in the theme
So whether you're Queen of France or square dance, Twirl has just the look for your event! Best of luck planning!
XOXO, Olivia

What It's All About

What It's All About

Happy Saturday readers! Take a few minutes to relax while you sip your morning coffee & let your mind drift away from that never ending wedding day check-list. Quit worrying about the minuscule details and remember what this hectic planning is all about in the first place – celebrating the LOVE of your LIFE! Here are some beautiful pictures capturing those precious wedding day moments you will remember forever.

I don't know about you, but I'm a huge fan of overly sweet photos of couple's who are clearly in love. Cue the tears!

So much love & affection I can feel it, how beautiful!!

Hope this helped calm your nerves & let you relax a bit! This is all about marrying your best friend, take a deep breath and enjoy every little piece of the planning  : )
xoxo,

The Twirl Girls

 

 

 

 

 

Get Married at GlenLary Estate

This week, The Twirl Girls had the wonderful opportunity to venture out into the heart of the Bluegrass to visit the absolutely enchanting GlenLary Estate! This historic private event setting captured our hearts from the moment we arrived at the stunning front-gate entrance (pictures below!). The Estate offers several event locations, including indoor and outdoor venues surrounded by over 80 acres of rolling hills and breath-taking views. Your wedding day will feel like a real-life fairytale at this magical venue – so charming, southern, elegant & romantic!

When you drive up to the picturesque white pillared home, you are drawn in to the warmth and charm of the Estate.  If the view, southern elegance, and cozy yet sophisticated interiors haven't already won your heart, the Estate is also a working thoroughbred horse farm complete with a rustic restored cabin & an incredible view of the countryside.

We had a BLAST at the photo shoot working with some great vendors in the area! Melanie Mauer captured all of the perfect moments on film, Ana Crane worked her magic with hair & make-up, Marti designed the amazing floral creations right before our eyes, Kristen with Five Dot Design had so many unique ideas and, of course, our adorable little models looked fabulous in the Twirl dresses!

Not only do we LOVE this venue and highly recommend it, but we ADORE Elizabeth - Executive Director of the estate. She is so great to work with, very accommodating, professional, and looked absolutely gorgeous modeling Twirl's gowns for the shoot! For additional information about the estate contact Elizabeth Kirsch, elizabeth@eventsatglenlary.com, 305-968-3075.
We've included a few pictures below of Elizabeth's REAL wedding that took place at this classic old Kentucky home. The lovely details are just the icing on the cake to this gorgeous setting & romantic atmosphere. Photography by Melanie Mauer:

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Planning ;)
xo, The Twirl Girls

January Trunk Shows

Twirl is ringing in the New Year with new bridal and bridesmaids styles!  Join us for 2 fun-filled Trunk Show weekends January 11+12 and January 18+19!

La Sposa Bridal Trunk Show - January 11-12

Lynn Lugo Bridesmaids Trunk Show - January 18-19

Trunk shows mean lots of fun and promotions, so set up your appointment now!  Email us at ty@twirllexington.com or call 859-309-2493.

Lynn Lugo Trunk Show at Twirl Lexington

We are excited to announce a Fall Trunk Show for one of our very favorite designers, Lynn Lugo!  Beginning September 14 brides and their bridesmaids will have the opportunity to see more of this fabulous designer's styles and color combos for a limited time.

Lynn Lugo offers so many style/skirt/color combinations that the possibilities seem endless.  If you are looking to outfit your bridal party in classic yet chic styles they all will love then Lynn Lugo is the designer for you!

Special promotions will apply for all new Lynn Lugo orders started during the trunk show!  This will be a great time to check another item off your wedding to-do list and save your bridesmaids a bit of money at the same time!  Call or email to set up your appointment!

We look forward to shopping with you!

Dress of the Week!

Dress of the Week! 

The Jenny Yoo "Blake" Dress features a ruched sweetheart neckline with wide ruced straps.  A layer of soft tulle attached to the lining's hem creates a slight A-line skirt that hits above the knee.  Also, a fun added bonus is that the straps can be removed for a strapless look!  We love the "wear it two ways" styled dresses!  This dressed is pictured in "Blush" but can also come in various other colors!

Sneak Peek of the Week - La Sposa V-Neck Lace

This La Sposa lace gown is such a classic silhouette that will never go out of style.  The fit and flare shape will flatter multiple body types and make any bride feel gorgeous.  This dress could be perfect for a casual garden or a formal church wedding!  She will arrive at Twirl Lexington in Fall 2012!  We. Can't. Wait.

Jim Hjelm Blush Bridal Trunk Show at Twirl

IT IS HERE!!!!

We are excited to announce the Jim Hjelm Blush Trunk Show has arrived at Twirl Lexington for this weekend only!  The Jim Hjelm Blush Trunk Show will be here all weekend and all new orders placed during the trunk show will receive special offers!

 

Appointments are booking up so call or email Twirl Lexington to set up your appointment at ty@twirllexington.com or 859-309-2493! You will not want to miss out on this special weekend full of gorgeous gowns!

March Madness Promotion - Jenny Yoo Collection

March Madness is one of our FAVORITE times of year and what better way to celebrate than a special promotion for the Jenny Yoo Collection?!? 

Starting March 8 Jenny Yoo Bridesmaid dresses will be offered at the highest quantity discounted price of 15% off...no matter how many you buy!  All orders must be placed by March 29 and cannot be combined with other promotions.

Call Twirl at 859-309-2493 to set up your appointment to check out the cutest Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dresses!  Jenny Yoo also has some AMAZING wedding gowns!

Happy March!

Amsale Bridesmaids Trunk Show Just Arrived!

The Amsale Bridesmaid Trunk Show just arrived at Twirl Lexington!  These bridesmaid dresses are simply gorgeous and you do not want to miss out on this trunk show!  Call to set up your appointment this weekend at 859-309-2493.  Amsale offers fabulous styles in crinkle silk chiffon, taffeta, jersey and charmeuse and are great to let each of your bridesmaids pick their own style.

{All new orders started this weekend will receive special promotional pricing!}

Amsale Bridesmaids Trunk Show - Feb 10-12

Prepare yourselves, brides and bridesmaids...Amsale is sending a trunk full of gorgeous bridesmaid dresses to Twirl Lexington this weekend, February 10-12!  We are so excited to showcase their new collection for the weekend and know you will be just as excited to outfit your bridal party in Amsale. 

Amsale offers a variety of great styles in crinkle silk chiffon, charmeuse, taffeta and jersey.  If you are considering doing different dresses on each bridesmaid this is a perfect line to choose!  Call us at 859-309-2493 or email us at ty@twirllexington.com  set up your appointment for the Trunk Show soon...space will book up quickly!