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REAL TWIRL WEDDING || RUTH ANN & LOGAN

Welcome to another feature of real Twirl weddings, friends! We know you’ll be in love with this couple and their special day just as much as we are. With their ceremony venue being the beautiful Central Christian Church followed by a beautiful reception held at the Fasig-Tipton, this day was nothing short of breathtaking. Thank you to Ruth Ann and Logan for letting us highlight their big day! Enjoy! xoxo

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

My husband (Logan) and I were both very involved in an agricultural youth leadership organization (National FFA Organization) throughout high school and into college and that organization would eventually be how we met. Each year, that organization chooses 6 college freshmen/sophomores to represent them as keynote speakers and workshop facilitators and requires them to take a year off school. In 2014, I was representing Kentucky as the candidate for this position and Logan was representing South Carolina (where he is from) as their candidate. We first met at a practice interview in Texas and immediately hit it off! It's safe to say I was absolutely smitten! The beginning of our relationship was so pure and perfect (one of those too good to be true type of things) and we got to know each other over Skype calls as we practiced for the interviews coming up for the FFA positions. Eventually, I was chosen as one of the six positions which forced me to take a year off school and travel the country for the coming year. We were nervous to start our dating relationship as long distance, but we made it work! Logan would eventually transfer from Clemson to UK where we both graduated and entered teaching careers. As a senior at UK, just months before graduation, Logan took me for a date at McConnel Springs where my high school friend (and my favorite photographer-Lyndsey Boyd) was hiding in the bushes as Logan popped the question! The rest, as they say, is history! 

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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 knew my dress was "the one" when my Mom looked at me with tears in her eyes and said, "this one is so you". The whole appointment was perfect. I had my best girls, my grandmother and my mother and the Twirl girl helping us was one of my sweet sorority sisters (Jillian). This appointment made me realize that I wanted our entire wedding to have this feeling. The feeling of "this is so Ruth Ann and Logan" and that's why we chose to use vendors we had a previous connection with. It was the best decision!

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

It's so hard to choose just one favorite memory, so I'll share my top 3!

1. Nothing was sweeter than pronouncing our written vows to each other in front of the people who mean the most to us. It was hard and vulnerable, but wow was it worth it. Our vows weren't just pleasant words for the ceremony- they truly are how we live. (The original handwritten vows are on our fridge haha!)

2. While I was getting ready with my bridesmaids, my mom walked in with a box for me to open in front of everyone (she strategically did this before make-up because there were tears!) and inside the box was a Bride's Bible with my married name and a stack of letters that each of my bridesmaids, my mother and my grandmother had written and prayed over. It was so special. 

3. With every good wedding, there are hilarious unexpected things that happen! One of the groomsmen was heisting Logan into the air for a silly picture and his pants ripped right down the butt. Given, this was after the ceremony and before the reception! 

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

There have been so many great things about marriage, but my favorite thing is having this clean slate to live out a life together that God created for us. There have been tough decisions and really hard days at work, but coming home to this incredible man that can soothe my worries and make me feel so secure in those tough times is the best feeling. It's said a lot, but doing life with your best friend is so fun.

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

Advice to future brides- Take time to enjoy the engagement before you start to plan. We were engaged for 5 months and spent the first week just giddy and did zero planing. It was amazing.

Advice to engaged gals- Use people who care about you. Every vendor we used was someone we had a connection with prior to even meeting each other. From sorority sisters, to high school friends, to the horse farm my Mom worked at in college... it all was part of our story and it created a day full of love! 

Advice to newlyweds- Seek advice. Man, we do not have everything figured out, but I like to think the community of people around us can help with that. Logan and I both still call on our family for help with big and small life decisions when we feel like we are in uncharted territory. Community is huge.

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Church: Central Christian Church

Venue for Reception: Fasig- Tipton

Catering: Holly Hill

Photography: Lyndsey Boyd

DJ: DJ Danimal Entertainment

Rentals: Bryant's Rent All

Cake: Sweet Lee's Bakery

Hair: Heather Cole (Thomas Blake Salon, Lexington)

Make Up: Mattie Taylor

Ceremony Painting: Bitty Rose/Invasion of Glory

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 

Trending at Twirl: Accessories Edition

Good news ladies! The Twirl girls have come together to bring an interesting twist on your wedding dress! We have realized that there is one thing better than having one look on your wedding day and that is having two different looks. We know you’re probably thinking that there is no way you’re buying two wedding dresses but that’s where we come in. We have played around with our gowns and accessories to come up with a new series of entries to show you special brides to be, how to transform a wedding dress in a few easy steps. During appointments, we notice a lot of brides would like to be more modest during their ceremony but then have a little more fun with their gown at their reception.

This week we are putting a fun twist on one of our most classic dresses. On this gown we have added a cap sleeve lace bolero jacket and an ivory sash to really bring that classic bride feel to this amazing dress. We know that many of our brides out their like to be able to dance the night away with their new husband. To make this dress more dance friendly, we removed the lace bolero jacket and the ivory sash, but added a fun Kelly Faetanini belt to bring a little sparkle to the dress.

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This is the dress before we added any accessories.

We then added the Kelly Faetanini belt to give some sparkle to the gown for the reception.

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Finally we added the lace bolero jacket and a ivory sash to bring that classic wedding look to this wedding gown.

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Look how sweet!

We hope that you ladies are going to love these fun tips to really bring a fresh look to your wedding gown but at the same time keeping the classic bridal look that we all know and love. Stay tuned for next week’s post!

XOXO,

Erica