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REAL TWIRL WEDDING || MARY + DANIEL

REAL TWIRL WEDDING | MARY + DANIEL

Friends! Hello and happy Friday! We are so excited to share another real Twirl wedding with you all this month. It's another one of our amazing former Bride Bloggers, Mary Rouse!! Mary shared her wedding planning process with us HERE, HERE, and HERE. We loved having her share her love story with us and some helpful tips along her wedding planning process. It makes our hearts SO very happy to finally share her amazing wedding day with you all! It's been a minute since they tied the knot (it'll be two years in September) but that doesn't mean reliving it is any less special. We love this girls so very much and think you all are just going to adore her perfect day. ENJOY!!


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

Daniel and I met in October 2014 through church and mutual friends.  After I became good friends with Twirl's own, Liz Cox, I was soon introduced to Daniel, who at the time, I did not know would be my future husband (I actually had a crush on another guy!). The more time I spent with Dan, the more I was intrigued by his hilarious personality and kind spirit.  By December, we were official!  We took our first date to the Southern Lights with some of our best friends and the rest is pretty much history!  It was a fast "fall" for the both of us and the saying "when you know, you know" couldn't be more true for our story!  In August 2015 (only 10 months after we first met), Daniel proposed to me at the Henry Clay Estate in Downtown Lexington (watch a video of their proposal HERE).  A little over a year after that, we were married!

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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?

While dress shopping, I remember being so overwhelmed by all of the beautiful dresses that Twirl had in their store!  It was like every dress I put on, I loved and could totally see myself getting married in!  I went into my appointment having a pretty good idea of what I think looks good on me and my body type but also with a very loose grip on my expectations. To be honest, I wasn't sure what type of dress I was going to choose and that made my appointment all the more fun!  I tried on SO many dresses (sorry, Liz) and I loved feeling so beautiful in every single one of them!  But I knew my dress was "the one" even before I had pulled it up passed my knees.  The material was so beautiful and elegant with just the right amount of sparkle; it was truly such a timeless material and style that even before it was completely on, I told Liz, "this is my dress!"  That moment was my favorite memory of my dress shopping experience.  I felt so confident in my decision, after I had tried on my dress, I never put another wedding dress on! 

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

 I have a LOT of favorite memories from my wedding day!  I got to spend the whole day getting ready with my girls which was so fun and I got to dance the night away with my sweet groom... it was truly a magical day.  But if I had to pick one favorite memory it would have to be being able to walk up the aisle as husband and wife!  After a whole year of preparations for this special day, it was so much fun to finally be pronounced husband and wife! 

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

 The best thing about marriage so far is always having a partner at the end of the day.  I get to go through this life with my favorite person.  All the highs and lows life has to offer, my sweet Daniel is by my side every single moment and it is truly a gift from the Lord to have that companionship this side of Heaven!

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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 biggest advice for engaged gals and newlyweds would be to find a community that you can immerse yourself in.  It is truly so special to have people around you that know all of your junk and love you still!  Even when you are married, you still need people that will champion and encourage you and speak into your life and into your marriage (even the hard stuff!) Daniel and I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for our friends and especially on the hard days, our community is what carries us through tribulation and helps us back to still waters. 

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THEIR DREAM TEAM OF VENDORS:

Photography- Leah Barry Photography

Video- Cailley Harris Videography

Hair & Makeup- PinkLouLou

Venue- Warrenwood Manor

Caterer- Dunn's BBQ

Flowers- The Bride + her friends!

Invitations- Personally Designed by the Bride herself! 

DJ- Bluegrass Beats

Musicians- Justin Carlson + Tara Jo Crawford 

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || TAYLOR + PARKER

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || TAYLOR + PARKER

Friends, we are so excited to share this wedding with you all today! This the chill of winter coming up us we thought we'd reminsice on warmer days and share Taylor & Parker's gorgeous day out at Springhouse Gardens. Ashley Brown of Shining Light Photography captured them beautifully and we're so thrilled y'all are going to get a peek into this sweet day. Enjoy!


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

Parker and I met during our first semester at UK. I was a freshman and he was a sophomore who had just transferred from school in Alabama. We were introduced at one of the first UK Football tailgates and got to know each other over great conversation and cheap bourbon. His first impression of me was that I was a total southern belle, and I thought he was a cute frat boy who didn't know how to tie a tie. Our relationship started out slow, but I certainly fell for him fast. I vividly remember being so impressed with him because he was the only guy I had met who actually chose to pick up the phone and call me to talk rather than just shooting me a few texts - instant brownie points! We started dating that following spring and have been two peas in a pod ever since. We dated for nearly 5 years before he popped the question. We had certainly made it to the point where we knew we would get married one day, but I was in no real hurry - we've always been pretty realistic. So, because of my "no hurry" attitude, I definitely did not see the proposal coming when it did. After seeing the first wedding at The Barn at Springhouse Gardens I told Parker that I would love to get married there one day. Not knowing whether or not that was a real possibility, he planned the most perfect proposal sending me on a hunt for clues throughout the day, including a pit stop to the place where we first met right next to Commonwealth and ending it with a limo dropping me off at the Springhouse. For all my Bachelor fans, it truly felt like the finale episode where the girl gets out of the limo and has to walk what seems like a mile towards her suitor in hopes that she's getting the ring at the end - except I had a pretty good idea that I was going to ;) It was the BEST day and made it clear that the Springhouse was the only place that I wanted to marry him one day. 

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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 came to Twirl I had somewhat of an idea of what I wanted. I knew I wanted some type of sleeves and something that was fitted...you know, hugs you in all the right places. Every dress that I tried on was beautiful, but what made me realize that my dress was "the one" was that I felt elegant, sexy and pretty all in 1 dress. If I could check all of those boxes I knew I'd be happy on my wedding day...and so would my groom! I had always pictured my dress having some type of "bling" or sparkle to it, but the Stella York and Sara Gabriel earrings were the perfect touches of sparkle that I needed. I'll never forget my experience that day at Twirl. Everyone was so welcoming and made me feel beautiful. That was probably my biggest fear - going in there and not feeling pretty in any of the dresses, or feeling self conscious. I'm a curvy gal, and sometimes it takes a little tug love to get a fitted gown over these hips, but the Twirl girls and I giggled and sipped champagne through it all and once I tried on "the one" we all knew it. 

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What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

My favorite memory of my wedding day is so hard to choose! It's probably a two-way tie. Walking down the aisle and seeing Parker's face was so sweet. Even though we did a first look, the raw emotions we felt during that moment are ones that I will never forget. Doesn't every bride hope her husband is weeping while walking down the aisle? My other favorite memory would have to be the dance floor. That was one of mine and Parker's biggest hopes for the night, that everyone would have a blast and the dance floor would be packed. Well, our DJ made sure that happened and let me tell ya, the video footage from that dance floor is hilarious

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What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

I think this one is pretty easy...just having your best buddy for life. That feeling of security you get once you are married. I felt it when we got engaged too, but it became even stronger once we were married. I know a lot of people these days stand on the side of saying "you don't have to sign a piece of paper to be committed to one another..." which to that I say, true...BUT, there is something to be said about committing yourselves to one another in front of God, your family and your friends. I love Parker so much and knowing that I have him for the rest of my life makes the uncertainty of the future so much easier. 

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

Some of the best advise I think I can give to any future bride is to remember that all of this "wedding stuff" is simply that...stuff. I always thought I'd be just south of a "bridezilla". I like to have control of situations and like to make sure it's done in a way that I think is best, but I was pleasantly surprised with myself once I started planning my wedding. Everything that I was ordering, putting together, and picturing was all just stuff. It didn't matter to me that much. Centerpiece frames weren't exactly the size I was hoping? Oh well, they still totally work. Seating chart isn't Pinterest worthy? Guess what, guests will read it, find their seat and never look at it again. Vendor only put 9 chairs at each table instead of 10? Ehh, all my guests are adults and they'll figure it out, I'm going to go hug my grandma. All the little wedding things take up majority of your head space while planning it, so it's easy to make the small stuff seem super important. But at the end of the day, your wedding day is a celebration for you and your future husband and all that other stuff is just fluff. 


TAYLOR & PARKER'S DREAM TEAM OF VENDORS:

Photography - Ashley Brown, Shining Light Photography

Videography - White Owl Weddings

Venue - Springhouse Gardens

Hair - Kristin Korona

Makeup - Kristin Gray

Dress/Accessories - Twirl

Flowers - Natural Endeavors

Catering - Donna Potter, Catering by Donna

DJ - Larry Lee, Soundwave DJ

Rentals - Goff Tents & Rentals

Mens Suits - Jos A Bank

Bridesmaids Dresses - Adrianna Papell

A Ring to It: Vivacious or Venturesome?

The Dress: Stella York 5840

This Lace over Dolce Satin lace wedding dress from the Stella York collection features a lovely sweetheart neckline and trumpet silhouette that is both slimming and sexy. You’ll love how this vintage lace wedding dress takes an eye-turning shape with a close-fitting bodice that hugs the body down through the hips and then gracefully flares out to the hem. Fine detailing, like the slimming vertical lace pattern and elegant scalloped Lace edging along the sweetheart neckline and hem, makes this slimming designer gown a perfect complement to your attitude, style and spirit. So if you’re going for a vivacious Vegas theme or perhaps a venturesome beach weekend, you will surely shine in this dress.

Viva Las Vegas

Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo, Coco

Cake: Martine's Pastries

Flowers: Jeanie Gorrell Floral Designs

Venue: Terrazza di Sogno at Bellagio in Las Vegas, NV

Decorative Pictures: Pinterest

Venturesome Beach Wedding

Bridesmaids: LulaKate

Cake: Martine's Pastries

Flowers: Magnolia Floral Designs

Venue: Your favorite beach (of course!)

Decorative Pictures: Pinterest

Come to Twirl and find the dress for your wedding. No matter the inspiration behind the planning, we have a dress that could be the icing on the cake!

XOXO, Olivia

Wedding Dress of the Week!

This week, we got inspired by all the spring time wedding photos and engagements pictures we have been seeing. It is so fun to get married in the spring. The sun is out, the flowers are blooming and everyone is in a happier mood now that winter is over.  So this week our pick showcases all the happy feelings we have about the spring season!

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Gorgeous white alencon lace over ivory matte taffeta gives this fit and flare gown a gorgeous and romantic feel. With its delicate sweep train and horsehair edge the silhouette is perfect for any body type.  The Strapless bodice with scalloped lace detail at sweetheart neckline add to the dress's very feminine feel.  Buttons cover the back zipper for a very vintage affect.

Sparks Fly on the 4th of July!

Just in time for the Fourth of July, we’ve found some great inspirational ideas for incorporating a little patriotic flair into your big day! Whether you want a few subtle touches classic Americana décor or a dramatic Red, White, & Blue shebang – look no further, here is a little bit of everything!

Decor Ideas:

All- American Attire:

Red,White, & Blue Dresses at Twirl!

Our Jenny Yoo Social Collection has some pretty & patriotic summer dress options your bridesmaids will look darling in!

Flowers

Food

Star Spangled Stationary

..sparks will be be flying, literally!

We hope you're enjoying the pool parties, barbecues and fireworks!
xoxo,
The Twirl Girls

A Bridal Appointment at Twirl Boutique

What To Expect & How To Prepare!
Let’s be honest, he had barely gotten up off his knee and placed that beautiful bling on your finger before the wedding bells started ringing in your head and visions of white gowns began flashing before your eyes! Your very own fairytale has begun to unfold as you search for the dress of your dreams!
Here at Twirl, we want to make this experience relaxing, memorable, and everything you’ve ever imagined – We have prepared a list of tips & other suggestions to keep in mind before arriving at your appointment.

1. Plan Ahead

Call ahead to book a private appointment so we can ensure you receive the individual attention you deserve while searching for “the one”! Appointments last one hour, so be sure to arrive with plenty of time to avoid feeling rushed. Keep in mind, our bridal gowns are not made until they are ordered – delivery times range from 4-6 months, which is why it is important to start your search early! However, if you are pressed for time, most of our designers offer a rush delivery (for an additional fee) and we also have some beautiful off-the-rack gowns.

2. Do Your Research

Search the Internet and flip through bridal magazines to get an idea of what you’re looking for. Pictures help give us an idea of the style & feel you’re going for (We know you’ve spent plenty of hours pinning away, so feel free to share your Pinterest boards with us!)

3. Cha-Ching

Figure out how much you want to spend, and be prepared to share this with us before we start pulling gowns. This way you won’t lose your heart to a dress that is out of your price range.

4. Limit Your Entourage

Bring loved ones whose style you admire & advice you appreciate. For the best experience, bring 1-3 people – our bridal suite has limited space, PLUS having too many opinions can be overwhelming and confusing (remember this scene?!)

5. Dress Up Time!

        In your own personal fitting suite, your bridal consultant will assist you in trying on the gowns you’ve selected.
(TIP: a strapless bra is helpful!)
Next, you will be escorted into the room across the hall where your entourage can ooh & ahh (or shed a few tears) at the lovely gown you’re modeling.
When trying on the selected gowns, we will ask what you like about certain dresses, as well as what you don’t like. This allows your consultant to narrow down the selection and focus your time together on trying on dresses that match your needs.

6. Accessorizing

Your consultant will help accessorize the gown depending on your own personal style and preferences. We have a beautiful selection of bridal belts, veils, headpieces, and other accessories that will add the finishing touches to your dress.

6. Yes To The Dress!

When you have found your dream wedding dress, that ultimate gown that must be yours for your wedding day – we will get you measured up to decide on the perfect size to order! We will place the order with the designer and give you an estimated time frame on when you should expect to receive your gown!

We want to do everything we can to help you find the most meaningful gown you will ever wear! Whether you are looking for classical, glamorous, traditional or sophisticated – we have it all and will help you find your perfect gown : )

We would love to have you as one of our brides!

XOXO

The Twirl Girls

The Bridal Suite at Twirl Lexington now open

 

Twirl Lexington is excited to announce the addition of a comfortable bridal suite dedicated to bridal gowns!!  The dresses are GORGEOUS and the price point is even better!

Brides can now shop for their bridal gown and the cutest bridesmaid dresses in a relaxing boutique atmosphere at Twirl!  Brides and their family and friends can sit back and enjoy the experience while we make it fun and easy for you. 

Call to set up your appointment and let us help you find your dream dress!

-Ty