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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

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || EMILY & ZACH

Happy Friday, friends! We are so excited for you all to take a glimpse into the breathtaking wedding of Emily & Zach! Their day seemed to be a perfect mix of love, laughter, and an amazing sunset. We are so thankful that this sweet couple has allowed us to show off their special day. We know you’ll love it just as much as we do!! Xoxo

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

Zach and I have been together since we were 17. When we first starting dating, I knew he was the one I wanted to spend forever with. We went to high school and college together. Soon after college, we took a family vacation, with both his family and mine. We were out on a sail boat when he got down on one knee and popped the question- I WAS SHOCKED! First off, wow he planned this proposal all by himself? Props to him! AND he hid a ring from me!? Double props. I was so excited to become his wife! Being his wife truly is the greatest! He has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. He is the most kind, gracious, and loving person. He never fails to make me laugh and he encourages me to see the best in everything!

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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!)

The months leading up to my wedding I was a planning machine; everything had to be done. However, my dress was the one thing I hadn’t gave a lot of thought to. In my mind, I could envision what my day would look like, what flowers I would carry, and even what the cake look like; but I could never see what I would be wearing. My mom and I decided to go to Twirl to see what we could discover. To our advantage, we walked in and the ladies were so warm and welcoming. When the consultant asked what I had in mind for the big day, I told her nothing in particular. I knew what I didn’t want, so we just went from there. I tried on 5 dresses before I found the one. As I slipped the dress on, I could feel it; this was the one. I walked out to show my mom and without any suggestion, she knew right away too. As I looked into the reflection of the mirror, for the first time ever, I could see myself as a bride. This was it, the dress I would become a wife in. The whole experience was magical and it made the day even more special! 

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

I actually have three favorite memories from our wedding day! As we arrived at the barn early the morning of the wedding, I felt such sense of peace knowing that this long awaited day was finally here. As my bridesmaids were getting their hair and makeup done, I sat and watched everyone’s interactions, their laughter and conversations; this was it, our wedding day. I got a text from my brother telling me how proud he was of Zach and I and how much he loved the two of us. At the end of the message he said, “Oh yeah and one more surprise will be coming your way.” I had no idea what he was talking about, but moments later I received a video from him. It was taken the morning of mine and Zach’s engagement. Zach was telling me how excited he was to marry me and how nervous he was to propose! It was such a kind gift, one that calmed any nerves that I had. Another special moment for me was seeing my groom for the first time as the farmhouse door opened. It was such a surreal moment, walking down the isle to your husband. In that moment, I didn’t see anyone or anything but him. My last favorite moment of the day was our first dance as husband and wife. We chose a song that meant a lot to both of us and that represented our relationship with Christ. As we danced, time seemed to stand still. I can still picture that moment. 

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?
The BEST thing about marriage so far is just being with one another! It brings me so much joy knowing that regardless of how my day has gone, I get to come home to a loving, kind-hearted husband who never fails to make my days wonderful. He truly is just the sweetest!


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

My best piece of advice for any future bride is to enjoy the day, it really does fly by! But also know that this day is leading up to something so much greater. It’s leading up to your marriage, so spend more time preparing and praying for that.

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VENDORS

Venue: Old Blue Ribbon Farm

Photographer: Created With Grace Photography // Grace Ann Pumpelly

Videographer: Alyson Biggs Films

Florist: Sunkissed Blooms // Gretchen Horton

Catering: Mark's Feed Store

Cake: Sammy's Bakery

Dress designer: Stella York

Groom's outfit: Generation Tux

Hair: Amber Riffe 

Makeup: Kylee Miller

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || HANNAH & KELBY

We can’t wait for you all to take a look into this gorgeous wedding! Hannah and Kelby tied the knot at the gorgeous Central Christian Church, and then had the most wonderful reception in the exact spot they got engaged, Talon Winery! We are so thrilled that they have allowed us to share their special day with you!! I know you’ll enjoy every part of their story! Xoxo

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

Kelby and I actually went to middle and high school together. In the 8th grade I was a cheerleader and he was on the basketball team and during a game one night, he came flying down the court and just didn’t stop! He completely knocked me down in front of everyone! After that we always knew of each other, but never really hung out much. All I knew is that he was so cute and he sat behind me in history class junior year. I was dating someone at the time, but the way he tells the story is that he liked me, but knew he had to be patient because in his words I was “marriage material.” Fast forward to freshman year of college at UK, we are both single and our friend group was a very tight knit group hanging out at Kelby and the boy’s apartment every weekend. He was my New Year’s kiss that year, but we didn’t want to ruin our friendship and make things awkward for the group so we just stayed friends. A year and a half later, Kelby plans this bonfire/party at his house for everyone and tells his best friend that he is finally going to tell me how he feels. Well, he does and since I had a crush on him since freshman year the rest was history. We dated for two years and got engaged on our 2-year anniversary at Talon Winery where we would later have our beautiful wedding reception!

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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 dress was one of the first dresses I tried on. It was only a week after I got engaged and I had my mom take pictures of all of the dresses, so I could look at them if I couldn’t decide. Something about that dress, I just couldn’t stop looking at the picture of it and the lace detailing was just so beautiful and a lot like what I envisioned myself wearing. I went back for a second appointment and no other dress came close to it, you really do get this warm/fuzzy feeling inside when you realized its YOUR dress! I still love looking at my wedding pictures because my Twirl dress was so perfect for me!

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

This is such a hard question because every part of that day was so special, but I think our first look was my favorite part. A wedding day can be so stressful trying to get everyone ready and to stay on the timeline, but once I got to have a minute with just Kelby it calmed my nerves and everything else just didn’t matter! The rest of the night was so much fun with all of our friends and family

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

I loved coming home from our honeymoon and staying together in our new house for the first time. It was so fun to learn the dynamic of living together and actually being husband and wife in real life after the honeymoon. I also really enjoy cooking and having dinner together every night; it’s the small things. I have loved every minute of being his wife through the happy and difficult times. Having him as my partner in life is the best thing ever!

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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 tell all my friends who get engaged the same thing, take in every second! I was engaged for almost a year and it flew by, our wedding day flew by and now here we are a little over a year after our wedding and I’m asking myself, where did the time go? Even though planning a wedding is stressful, I wish I could go back and do it all over again; it’s such a special time in a girl’s life! So don’t take anything for granted and enjoy every minute of planning and your big day!

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VENDORS

Church: Central Christian Church

Reception Venue: Talon Winery

Planner: Amber Bowling (Divine Soiree)

Photographer: On A Whim Photography

Videographer: Lemon Drop Productions

Bride’s Hair and Makeup: Tie the Knot Hair

Bridesmaids hair: Brooke Wade (Wade & Co. Salon and Spa)

Bridesmaids Makeup: Lauren Elder

Tuxes: Geno’s Formal Affair

Catering: DaRae and Friends Catering

Florist: Natural Endeavors

Cake: Tinker’s

Rentals: Purdon’s Rental and Bryant’s Rent-All

Tent: Goff Tents & Events

DJ: David Weathers

Music: Volare String Quartet

Vocals: Darian Sanders

Officiant: Kelly Jenning

Invitations: Minted

Sweet Emily: Sharing Her Love for the World in Africa

If any of you have been blessed enough to work with our sweet consultant Emily, you know she has the biggest heart and has a desire to share her love with the world.  Not many college students want to spend their summer helping others, but that is exactly what Emily is going to do.  She just needs a little bit of help to fund her trip to get there!

Here are a few words from Emily:

"The desire to educate others on health and nutrition and my calling to spread the love of Jesus has lead me to a calling to serve an under-privileged country for the summer between my junior and senior year of college.  God has called me to spread His love and further His kingdom while taking care of His children close to home and in far away countries.

I am so excited to say that I will be serving as a missionary through Adventures in Missions in their Passport Program!  The Passport program is a two month long mission trip to a specific country with a group of college age women.  While in Swaziland, Africa, we will partner with a ministry that is already active in the community.  Our ministry will work alongside the Adventures Swaziland Base; we will be feeding thousands of adults and children at Carepoints every day.  I will have the opportunity to spend quality time with the community building relationships and helping to meet practical needs.  Other ministry projects include construction on new and existing structures, helping plant, grow and harvest community gardens; teaching at local preschools; helping with administrative tasks; building relationships and connecting with people in hospitals and homes through conversation, prayer and encouragement. 

I am so excited to see how God will move in my life and the lives of others in the coming year.  I hope not only to be a blessing to those I serve, but also to you.  I want to thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support.  May God bless you as you prayerfully consider partnering with me in this ministry."  -Emily

If you want to join us in supporting Emily you can visit www.adventures.org and clicking "donate" on the right side of the page.  A drop down menu will appear and you will want to click mission trip participant "Emily Rhoads". After clicking on that the next screen that will pop up will be the one where you can enter the amount you wish to give. Please make sure that you choose the Passport program in the drop down menu.

Twirl will be donating a portion of all dress purchases to Emily's mission trip the weekend of April 23, but she needs a big bump in fundraising to purchase her plane ticket by April 1!  If you have any questions please email us at ty@twirllexington.com and we will direct the questions to Emily!

Thank you for continuing to support our Twirl Family!

xoxo,

The Twirl Girls