southern weddings

Sweet Southern Charm

My mother was born in Alabama and raised in Mississippi, so my upbringing was completely southern. I thought this week I would show you what my ideal Southern wedding would consist of! - Kelly, Twirl Girl Intern

The Dress

When I was younger my mother gave me a Wedding Barbie Doll, I will never forget the dress this doll wore. It was a Swiss dot 3 layer dream - and turns out - that dream is a reality! Dress designer Jenny Yoo has a Swiss dot dress that reminds me of my childhood dream gown. The dress is from Jenny Yoo's latest collection and is called the Geogeanne. The great thing about this dress is that it is lightweight and airy, prefect for a hot Southern wedding!

The Bridesmaids and Groomsmen

For the bridesmaids, of course I had to choose Lula Kate - the epitome southern chic style! Not only does Lula Kate carry a blue seersucker fabric, but you also have the option to mix and match various skirt styles and necklines - perfect for a bridal party of all shapes and sizes! For the groomsmen I would go with button downs, khaki pants and the Vineyard Vines blue seersucker bowtie.

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The Flowers

My absolute dream bouquet for a Southern themed wedding is a combination of hydrangeas and white peonies. Both flowers are well known in the south & have such a heavenly fragrance.

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The Venue

I have always envisioned my wedding to take place outside, underneath two weeping willow trees, with hydrangea plants and magnolia trees surrounding the ceremony. In the South, there is nothing better than the evening air perfumed with the scent of magnolia trees. This would all take place at a plantation type venue with a main house for the bridal party to prepare in!

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The Decorations

When I was a teenager, my grandmother gave me her floral china set. Back then, I didn’t realize what a treasure I was left. I would use this china set for my wedding party reception dinner, and for everyone else, the most classic dishes I could find. The table would be full serviced with low hydrangea flower arrangements so you could see the guest across from you. I would breakout my mother’s crystal for the serving dishes, 'cause crystal never goes out of style in the south.

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I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of a Southern girls dream wedding until next time…



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,, 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

Prints Charming

So you’ve found your PRINCE, now all you need to complete your perfect wedding day are some lovely PRINTS! Unique designs are a fun & flirty option for spring and summer weddings and they also add a little Southern flair to your big day! Not only are these adorable patterns perfect for the season, but they will also draw attention to the bride’s solid white gown! Choose from any of our fantastic printed dresses to create a unique look for your bridal party.

Amsale’s soft floral print is available in French blue, coral, and shell. You can create a stunning mixture of solids and prints for your gals, which is also a great way for your Maid of Honor to stand out.

Jenny Yoo also offers adorable printed options in her line. Below is a chic graphic leaf print in Crepe de Chine available in four vibrant colors. Your girls will love this flirty style with the subtle ruffled neckline. Perfect for the wedding scene or a night out on the town paired with a jean jacket and some cute wedges!

I am in love with this playful polka-dot pattern! The Keira Allegra Polka Dot is a convertible luxe chiffon knee-length dress featuring a twisted strapless bodice; the convertible panels on the skirt can create 15 different necklines!

Coco by Jenny Yoo in metallic jacquard features a strapless bodice with a soft sweetheart neckline.  This is a very elegant look with a super flattering shape. Your girls will be sure to feel like print-cesses while wearing this classy style!

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In addition to the the dresses, this summer's weddings will be full of everything from table runners to bow-ties covered in some of our favorite prints including; chevron, stripes, florals, gingham, polka dots, and more!

Come take a walk down Clay Avenue on this beautiful summer day & check out our lovely printed dresses! We look forward to seeing you : )



LulaKate Announcement!!

Introducing LulaKate at Twirl Lexington!!

We. Are. So. Excited!!!
The wait is over, Kentucky brides, LulaKate is now at Twirl!
If you are not familiar with this bridesmaid line it is a MUST see.  One look and you will be head over heels in love with LulaKate just like we are! 

With multiple price points, fabrics, skirt options and styles every bride will be able to create their perfect bridesmaid dress. 

Call or email us to set up your appointment to shop!

859-309-2493 or


Elizabeth & Matthew at Keeneland - Lexington, KY

When Elizabeth and her family first stepped into Twirl Lexington I could immediately tell they had impeccable taste and just exuded southern grace and charm.  I knew her wedding was going to be beautiful with her incredible color palette of charcoal and soft pink!  The photos certainly prove that...

Elizabeth and Matthew were married May 28, 2011 at Central Christian Church with the reception being held at the Keene Barn at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Ky.  The couple first met at as students at Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.  They both served as upperclassman staff on freshmen residence halls and began an instant friendship.  After spending many hours studying in the library together, they finally went on their first date and the rest is history!   

Above all, they wanted their wedding to be a celebration!  Elizabeth and Matt both grew up in small towns, but eventually ended up in bigger cities. They wanted their wedding style to reflect both small town roots and big city flair and they pulled it all together with the help of Great Expectations.   

Congratulations, Elizabeth and Matthew!  Twirl Lexington wishes you a lifetime of happiness!