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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 || 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 

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 || RACHEL & TYLER

Friends, we cannot wait for you to take a peak into this gorgeous wedding! Rachel and Tyler’s day was the picture perfect October wedding and we are obsessed. Prepare to fall in love with this sweet couple on their special day of becoming husband and wife. We are so grateful they have allowed us to share their day with you! Xoxo

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

When Tyler and I first met there was no way I ever thought I would date him. I told him from the beginning that I only wanted to be friends, well I guess he took that as a challenge. We hung out all the time and did what best friends do, we liked to go eat (all the time) we stayed up late talking on the phone, went places together, and our friendship grew stronger each passing day. He told me he almost gave up trying to make me his girlfriend but I’m so happy he didn’t because we would both be missing out on our happily ever after.

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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?

When I first tried my dress on I was a little skeptical, I had a completely different style in mind but the longer I looked in the mirror the more I fell in love with it and knew it was the one! My favorite memory of dress shopping is my sweet grandmother was there to share the experience. She passed before seeing me walk down the isle so I’ll always cherish that day of her seeing me in my dream dress.

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

My favorite part of the wedding is having all our family together. I have four brothers and a sister spread out all over the country along with my nieces and nephews. So getting everyone together is a pretty hard task, I’m so lucky to have a loving and supportive family to be there for our biggest day ever.

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

The best thing about marriage thus far is simply being together. Learning about one another, to lift and support and be the others rock through it all. Already in two years we have experienced so much, graduating college, new jobs, buying a house. So many milestones that really shape us and help us grow as a couple.

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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 learned a lot while planning a wedding. Like everything isn’t going to go just as planned, you may plan for sunny skies and instead get some rainy clouds. Try to not sweat the small stuff and know everything will happen just like it’s supposed to. Enjoy the day because it goes by so quickly. I so badly want to relive the day I got married because it was such a magical day, so take my advice and just live in every moment. And if you have rain clouds on your big day I suggest to have a backup Pinterest board with some awesome picture ideas because they’ll turn out beautifully.

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VENDORS

Venue: A Barn Affair at Turkey Trot Farms

Florist: Magnolia Alley

Photographer: Love Chloe Lane, Chloe Olliges

Videographer: Equilateral Productions

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulu’s

Tuxedos: Mitchell’s Menswear

DJ: DJ Mega Mixx

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.

Bridal Trunk Show at Twirl Lexington - Just Arrived

Oh. My. Gosh. The bridal trunk show dresses just arrived at Twirl Lexington and they are beyond amazing.  I am 100% convinced there are several dream dresses just waiting to be discovered by several brides!

Saturday appointments are almost completely booked, so call soon to get in on Friday or Sunday!  Call us at 859-309-2493!