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REAL TWIRL WEDDING || ALLISON + TIM

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || ALLISON + TIM

Friends, this has been one of the most anticipated & asked-for real weddings of ours! If you remember, last year Allison Johnson (now JENKS!!) of Pink LouLou was our Twirl Bride Blogger for several months & it was pretty much the best thing ever! If you missed her posts you can read them again HEREHERE, HERE and HERE!!

Well, today she is back and sharing all about her WEDDING!! Eeeeekk! We have been DYING to share all this loveliness with you and think you all are going to be as giddy as we are over it all.

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When Twirl asked me to be their Bride Blogger for 2017, I was so honored and so excited. It is hard to believe it has come to an end!! As I sit here and try to reflect on the day, I get completely overwhelmed with everything I want to say. It is really hard to try to adequately put into words how much this day meant, and how special it was. I knew I was going to marry Tim on our first date, and getting to walk down the aisle to him, and become his wife, has been the biggest blessing of my life.

Tim and I were married on October 14th, 2017. It was the most beautiful day, and a perfect 78 degrees, there was not a cloud in the sky. I could not believe it when I woke up. It was wedding day and it was perfect!!

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I chose to get ready in my house, with my bridesmaids and a few close friends. It was so nice to be in my own space, wake up in my own bed and not have to worry about packing things in and out of a hotel room. Highly recommend this option! My friend and fellow makeup artist Amelia Evans did all of our makeup, and I did my own hair. No matter how well you plan, I feel like on wedding days you are always running a tad behind, and my wedding was no exception, so ladies, plan some buffer room here so you don’t get stressed! Also, my biggest tip—do not put things off for your wedding day. Not even the smallest task, make sure it is all wrapped up before the wedding day. You want to spend that time relaxing and being present, I promise!

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We did our first look at Ashland, Henry Clay Estate. Once I saw Tim I felt so much better. I feel like most people do first looks these days, but if you are on the fence, I am here to tell ya it is so nice to do. It is really the only time you get all day just the two of you, and it makes the picture process go smoother. Have you ever seen a cuter groom reaction face?! Priceless, Tim Jenks!

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We had our ceremony at Saint Peter Catholic Church, and it was an absolute dream. It felt like a movie walking down the aisle! We had candles and lanterns lining the aisle, and it was so beautiful.  Music is really important to me and Tim, and thankfully our priest let us use all of our own music, which meant so much. I walked down the aisle to a song I had dreamed of walking down the aisle to, and it was absolute perfection!! It was a piano version of Pachabel’s Cannon, mixed with U2 With or Without you. I was a little psycho about my vision for this, and luckily it worked out perfectly, haha.  I remember squaring off with the church lady, she was trying to get me to start walking, and I was like no no ma’am, this is not my part yet. Talk about control issues right?

We played instrumental Ed Sheeran, Perfect”(also our first dance) during the Unity Candle portion, and I feel it is important to mention that I did try to blow out the unity candle, so there’s that, haha. Luckily it didn’t go out, so that has to be a good sign right? Also supplied some comic relief for the audience. Our first kiss as husband and wife was perfection, and reminded me so much of our actual first kiss.  We walked out of the church to instrumental Starship, Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now, and even though I almost fell, it was still a dream. (You try walking in 4 inch sparkly heels, and 10 pounds of tulle!!)

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We had our reception on the patio of Champions Trace Golf Course, under the most perfect blue sky and market lights this gal has ever seen. I must give a huge shout out to my wedding planners and florist Doug and Glenn, for so effortlessly pulling off my vision!

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I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. I got to marry the love of my life, surrounded by our closest friends and family. The day could not have been more perfect. I had the BEST team of vendors creating, and capturing our memories so wonderfully.

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I feel like the best way to really experience our wedding day is through our wedding highlight video! It truly captures everything way better than I can put into words!! I have linked it below, and also have included our preparations video, because, I love it! Thank you to each and every person that helped make our wedding day so incredibly special. I will never forget how loved Tim and I felt.


The best team of vendors that there ever were:

Photography: Claire and Barrett

Videography: Reel Special

Venue: Champions Golf Course

Wedding Dress: Twirl Boutique ("Tanner" by Hayley Paige)

Bridesmaids Dresses: Twirl Boutique (Jenny Yoo)

Alterations: Needles Eye

Wedding Coordinating/Florals: Doug Smith Designs and Events

Groom & Groomsmen Suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Wedding Jewelry: Rivard Fine Jewelry

Photobooth: The Party Stage

Band: Nate Jackson Band, Nashville TN

Church: Father John List, Saint Peter Catholic Church

Invitations and Programs: Simply Done Invites

Transportation: Goldshield

Wedding Cake: Martine’s Pastries

Designer of the Month: Tara Keely by Lazaro

HAPPY FRIDAY FRIENDS!!

If you follow us along on social media you might have noticed that we've been getting some beautiful deliveries lately from Tara Keely! We are over the moon excited about our new arrivals from this amazing designer and it inspired us to encourage our future brides to fall in love too! Walking into the bridal suite can be an overwhelming experience. You walk into a sea of white and are blinded by all things pretty. Designers & dress designs all start to blend together and it's hard to distinguish one from the other at times. Well, let us help you get to know Tara Keely and perhaps you'll fall in love at first sight when you spot it in the bridal suite when you come to shop with us!

Tara Keely has been described as, "inspired by feminine silhouettes and soft alluring fabrics. With a mix of detailed laces, lush tulles, and accents of shimmering sparkle, this collection offers brides the ideal romantic vision. For the graceful and elegant bride who embodies an effortless beauty and timeless sophistication."

Doesn't that sound lovely?! We sure think so!

Photography by The Malicotes

Tara Keely is my (Liz) personal favorite collection here at Twirl. Each dress is timeless, elegant, and has a sophisticated yet chic feel to it. One of my dearest friends got married in one of my all time favorite Tara Keely's, style 2357, and I thought she looked like the embodiment of grace & beauty as she walked down the aisle to her groom and danced the night away with all her closest family & friends.

Photography by Whitney Knutson Photography

Our brides that choose a Tara Keely gown as their wedding dress are never disappointed. They will look back on their wedding day photos when they're old & gray and still be so happy with how timeless and beautiful their dress was. These gowns are ones, that, I believe, can be passed down as heirlooms for generations.

Photography by: (Top Images) Nina & Wes Photography and (Bottom Images) Whitney Neal Photography

We're offering a special deal for future Twirl brides that purchase a Tara Keely gown from now (September 18th) until October 17th! Tara Keely is officially our "featured designer" for the next month and we'll be offering $200 off their dress to any new Tara Keely bride within that time!

How exciting, right?! Call us to book your appointment to come & shop this beautiful collection! We hope you love it as much as we do! 859.309.2493

XOXO

Liz Cox + the Twirl Girls

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!

Tiffany & Drew at Lexington Country Club - Lexington, KY

Tiffany was such a fun, easy-going bride to work with.  In fact, on her first trip to Twirl Lexington she picked out bridesmaid dresses during a Jenny Yoo Trunk Show without anyone even trying them on!  She is certainly a lady who knows what she wants and goes for it! 

Tiffany and Drew met through mutual law school friends at Harvey's, right here in Lexington.  They were married April 30, 2011 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Lexington and their reception was held at the Lexington Country Club.  Another very big Royal wedding happened to take place the same weekend as Tiffany and Drew's, if you recall!  Tiffany and Drew certainly showed their sense of humor and surprised their rehearsal dinner guests with a very unique invitation!

Tiffany described her style as tradition and guest-centric.  They wanted everyone to have fun and enjoy the evening.  Tiffany chose cheery, bright citrus colors to showcase Spring in the Bluegrass.  The bridesmaids wore three different styles of Jenny Yoo Collection dresses in Tangerine.  For their bridesmaid gifts, Tiffany had each bridesmaid a custom necklace made by Lulubelles (sold at Twirl Lexington).

Thank you, Tiffany and Drew for sharing your photos (all by Angela Baldridge) with Twirl and allowing us to play a small role in your big day!

Best wishes!

Neeley & Jeff at Talon Winery - Lexington, KY

When Neeley called to make her first appointment at Twirl she was so sweet and I could just tell she was going to be a fun bride!  Neeley was planning an outdoor wedding in July at Talon Winery in Lexington, KY and had a specific color purple bridesmaid dress she was trying to find.  The color inspiration??  Neeley has a super creative mind and found purple pashmina wraps on sale at Pier One and wanted to use them as her table runners.  The end result was beautiful!!  Neeley chose bridesmaid dresses by After Six in African Violet.  This sweetheart style is so classic and pretty and looks good on many different body types.

Thank you to Neeley for letting Twirl play a small role in your big day and to Nelson Benton Photography for the gorgeous pictures!  Congratulations on your marriage!

Tuesdays with Ty - Wedding photos

We just received our wedding photo book and CD of files this week and to say that I am obsessed with my wedding photos would be a vast understatement!  I thought I would share the detail shots with everyone for ideas for your own weddings.  Especially the bridesmaid and mothers attire...it is all from Twirl!! 

A special thanks to In Retrospect Photography for the beautiful shots!

Enjoy!

-Ty

Jamie and Emile at Headley-Whitney Museum

Jamie and Emile were married on a beautiful late Kentucky spring day on May 29, 2010.  Jamie lives in Los Angeles, but knew she wanted to come home to Lexington for her big day.  Planning the wedding from across the country was a huge task to undertake, but with the help of Always Planned, the results were stunning!  If you have not been to the Headley-Whitney Museum it is well worth a visit.

Jamie just shared these photos from her wedding with us by her photographer Harper Smith Photography yesterday and I knew I had to share them immediately! Jamie's navy, green and accents of blue created a very classic, beautiful feel for the wedding.  Her bridesmaids were outfitted in After Six Style 6553 in Blueberry Taffeta.  This style suits many body types and is such a timeless dress!

Congratulations to Jamie and Emile!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness!

Natasha and Morgan's Kentucky Outdoor Wedding

Natasha was one of the very first brides to come through the doors of Twirl Lexington.  From the moment she came in her sense of style and sweet personality came through.  Actually before Natasha even came in, one of her fabulous bridesmaids came in to check things out first and get an idea of what dresses we had to match the blush pink the bride had in mind!   

Natasha and Morgan were married in a perfect outdoor setting in Morgan's parent's backyard in picturesque horse country in May.  The bridesmaids wore Dessy Collection styles 2787 and 2799 in Blush.  The effect was quite stunning!  In fact, after seeing Carrie Underwood's wedding pictures I think she stole some ideas from Natasha...blush bridesmaid dress, pink sash on the wedding gown, and pink kissing balls! 

A special thanks to Alumbra Photography for sharing these beautiful pictures with us!  Congratulations to Morgan and Natasha!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness.

-Ty

Ty's Bridal Party Preview

It is official...I am now OBSESSED with the bridesmaid dresses I just received!!!  Since we have a whole 38 days left until our wedding I couldn't resist sharing these gorgeous dresses with you all a tad early!  They are the Stella dress by Thread in Fuchsia Matte Silk (Mini length).  Now just picture them on 6 beautiful girls holding ivory peonies in front of a big white 1800s mansion on a late spring day in Kentucky.  Oh. My. Gosh.  So excited!

Bridal Parties

Taking a quick break from the Friday bridal posts to share a few of my favorites from the past! I LOVE Melissa Sweet - and the color is amazing!

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If you are going to do a "true bridesmaid pink" - this is it! Jim Hjelm is the designer behind this perfect pink color.

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I am totally into the one-shoulder look! Jim Hjelm rocked it again.

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Who doesn't love THREAD! They really do know how to design a "mean" little black dress. These ladies rocked it!

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Thank you to all the ladies who have let Twirl be a part of their special day! You all look amazing! :)