Real Twirl Wedding

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || ELIZABETH + RYAN

Hi, Friends! Welcome to another highlight of a real Twirl wedding. We cannot wait for you to take a peak into this beautiful day, with an even more beautiful couple. Their ceremony was held at 21c hotel, with the reception following shortly after at The Apiary. This entire wedding was breathtaking, and we know you’ll feel the same as we do! A special thank you to the bride and groom for letting us show off their magical day! Xoxo

0243_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg

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

Ryan and I met in the summer of 2013. Long story short, he lived next-door to my boyfriend at the time (he was also dating someone). We would randomly hangout in a group setting and everything was platonic (even though I thought he was super handsome...hello Dierks Bentley/Paul Sparks doppelgänger). Fast forward six months...we had both parted ways from our significant others. We exchanged a few Facebook messages clearly setting the ground work for what would be a soon to be first date. I always kid with Ryan that he messaged me asking about some youtube video we had watched that summer so he could have a reason to chat with me. He doesn't deny this. Ryan ultimately asked me for drinks and I said how about dinner? (gotta keep it classy). He then gave me his phone number, which I then gave him mine and told him he can text me. Sure enough "hey, this is Ryan" came through to my phone seconds later, and the rest is history. Fast forward again to January 2017. Ryan and I had planned a casual evening in. I was going to cook dinner for us and we were just going to hang out. I took one of our dogs for a run and when I came back Ryan was being very strange...looking back on it I would say he was anxious. I then took our other dog for a short run and Ryan wanted me to hurry up so we could cook dinner. My parents were going to stay with us that weekend so I was making sure everything was in order when I got back from run #2. Ryan had other plans. All the lights were on in the kitchen, so I quickly went to turn them off (recessed lights + undercabinet lights= hello electric bill). Ryan had a record playing, which was our would-be wedding song we had always talked about. He asked if I wanted to dance to our wedding song and I quickly shot him down since I was trying to make the house spotless for my parents arrival (sorry Ryan!). Ryan then followed me across the kitchen as I was finishing turning the lights off and he hugged me. His heart was beating out of his chest. I could literally feel every beat. I asked him "why is your heart pounding?" He goes "because..." and drops to one knee. I'm pretty sure I blacked out and came to with lots of tears in my eyes. It was the most perfect proposal....just us and our dogs on a Friday night at home...I wouldn't have it any other way.

0011_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0020_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0088_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0071_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0155_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0152_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg

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?

OMG....the ladies of Twirl were amazing to work with. Ryan and I had set our date for a little more than 9 months from his proposal. So being the planner I am, we had to move quickly. I had scheduled appointments with different bridal boutiques in the area for the next coming weeks. Unbeknownst to me, Twirl would be the one and only place I would have to go to. Heidi Elnora was having a trunk show and I was immediately drawn to the first gown I saw in her collection. I tried on a few dresses from other designers and tried on Heidi's gown last. It. Was. The. One. I had some ideas of some things I wanted to tweak and the Twirl Girls quickly had Heidi on FaceTime (she is the sweetest southern lady, btw). I told her my ideas and she happily drew up a new sketch of the modified dress and I was sold. You can't get better service than that. 

0221_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0220_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0243_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0249_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0260_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0324_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0301_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

Celebrating with family and friends was amazing...so much love in the air and everyone was so happy. Honestly every part was amazing, but my favorite part was after the ceremony, Ryan and I had time alone away from everyone to just take it all in. Even though it was a short ride from 21c to the Apiary, it was great to spend it with him alone.

0443_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0468_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg

What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

As cliche as it sounds, getting to spend every day with your best friend and being able to learn and grow as one has been amazing. It definitely is a learning experience, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I love Ryan more than he will ever know and I'm glad I get to spend forever with him.

0804_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0574_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0726_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0708_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
0736_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg

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

Future brides: go with your gut feeling when it comes to planning your wedding. Don't settle for second best. This is your one magical day, so treat it as so. And enjoy your wedding day to the fullest. It literally goes by so quickly. I think after our wedding I told my mom "I feel like the day was only 15 minutes long".

Newlyweds: Have patience with your spouse. As I had mentioned, it is a learning and growing experience for you both. Oh, and don't go to bed angry :)

0839_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
1066_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
1477_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
1488_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
1070_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
1138_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
1151_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg
1589_ElizabethRyan_Wedding_AmyCampbellPhotography.jpg


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

_DSC6891.jpg

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! 

_DSC6702.jpg
_DSC6714.jpg
_DSC6750_websize.jpg
_DSC6724_websize.jpg
_DSC6766.jpg
_DSC6775_websize.jpg

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!

_DSC6696_websize.jpg
_MG_8111_websize.jpg
_DSC7137_websize.jpg
_DSC7143.jpg
_DSC7141.jpg
_DSC7208.jpg
_DSC7286.jpg
_DSC7294.jpg

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! 

_DSC6982.jpg
_DSC6964.jpg
_DSC7490.jpg
_DSC7514_websize.jpg
_DSC6955.jpg
_DSC7500.jpg
_DSC7511_websize.jpg

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.

_DSC6891.jpg
_DSC6886.jpg
_DSC6903_websize.jpg
_DSC7430.jpg
_DSC7441_websize.jpg
_DSC7450.jpg
_DSC7389.jpg
_DSC7417.jpg
_DSC6793.jpg

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.

_DSC7356.jpg
_DSC7368.jpg
_DSC7682.jpg
_DSC7847.jpg
_DSC7878.jpg
_DSC7994.jpg
_DSC7910.jpg
_DSC7952.jpg
_DSC8332.jpg

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

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

CBD_1988.jpg

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. 

37583_15.jpg
37583_12.jpg
DSC_9392.jpg
37583_02.jpg
DSC_9415.jpg
DSC_9417.jpg

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.

37580_16.jpg
37582_06.jpg
DSC_9809.jpg
DSC_9683 (1).jpg
DSC_9814.jpg
DSC_9825.jpg
DSC_9832.jpg
CBD_1498 (1).jpg
CBD_1505.jpg

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!

37580_12.jpg
CBD_1598.jpg
37580_07.jpg
37579_06.jpg
37579_16.jpg
CBD_1559.jpg
36356_09.jpg
36356_02.jpg
CBD_1989.jpg

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. 

DSC_9502.jpg
CBD_1270.jpg
DSC_9508.jpg
DSC_9498.jpg
CBD_1279.jpg
CBD_1265.jpg
DSC_0096 (1).jpg
DSC_0093.jpg

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. 

DSC_0294.jpg
DSC_0339.jpg
DSC_0325.jpg
DSC_0408.jpg
DSC_0562.jpg
DSC_0551.jpg
DSC_0902.jpg

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

Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-68.jpg

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! 

Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-2.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-25.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-15.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-10 (1).jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-34 (1).jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-138.jpg

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! 

Brooke++Nathan+Borders+Sneak+Peeks-49.jpg
Brooke++Nathan+Borders+Sneak+Peeks-53.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-65 (1).jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-68.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-17.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-61.jpg

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 :) 

Brooke  Nathan Borders-89.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-85.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-79.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-80.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-78.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-350.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-342.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-398.jpg

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!  

Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-106.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-104.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-105.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-108.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders Sneak Peeks-98.jpg
Brooke++Nathan+Borders-455.jpg

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.  

Brooke  Nathan Borders-516.jpg
Brooke%2B%2BNathan%2BBorders%2BSneak%2BPeeks-114.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-506.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-534.jpg
Brooke++Nathan+Borders-556.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-564.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-591.jpg
Brooke  Nathan Borders-577.jpg
Brooke++Nathan+Borders-579.jpg


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 || 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

portraits-112.jpg

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!

gettingready-36.jpg
gettingready-62.jpg
gettingready-184.jpg
gettingready-101.jpg
gettingready-133.jpg
gettingready-211.jpg
gettingready-304.jpg

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! 

ceremony-2.jpg
ceremony-15.jpg
ceremony-4.jpg
ceremony-8.jpg
ceremony-116.jpg
ceremony-12.jpg
ceremony-64.jpg
ceremony-87.jpg
ceremony-129.jpg
ceremony-135.jpg


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. 

weddingparty-88.jpg
weddingparty-100.jpg
weddingparty-145.jpg
weddingparty-130.jpg
weddingparty-69.jpg
weddingparty-57.jpg
weddingparty-51.jpg
weddingparty-56.jpg

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!


portraits-49.jpg
portraits-59.jpg
portraits-41.jpg
portraits-85.jpg
portraits-149.jpg
portraits-175.jpg
portraits-185.jpg
portraits-197.jpg


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.

reception-23.jpg
reception-37.jpg
reception-100.jpg
reception-105.jpg


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

hannah-6200.jpg

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!

hannah-9480.jpg
hannah-9351.jpg
hannah--14.jpg
hannah-9310.jpg
hannah-9615.jpg
hannah-9816.jpg

      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!

hannah--15.jpg
hannah--17.jpg
hannah-0454.jpg
hannah-0226.jpg
hannah-0416.jpg
hannah-0675.jpg

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

hannah-0376.jpg
hannah-1078.jpg
hannah-1067.jpg
hannah-1127.jpg
hannah-6336.jpg
hannah-0220-2.jpg

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!

hannah-1229.jpg
hannah-0265.jpg
hannah-1107.jpg
hannah-6300.jpg
hannah-6315.jpg

 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!

hannah-1430.jpg
hannah-0186.jpg
hannah-1260.jpg
hannah-0321 (1).jpg
hannah-1363.jpg
hannah-6503.jpg
hannah-6581.jpg
hannah-7079.jpg


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

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || KATIE & DAVE

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || KATIE & DAVE

Friends, we are so excited to share this GORGEOUS wedding with you all today! Katie and Dave tied the knot in Savannah, Georgia and it was every bit of Southern perfection that you could have imagined. We're so grateful they allowed us to share their special day with y'all! Enjoy!!

TheHappyBloom-139.jpg

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

Dave and I met in 2015 through mutual friends. Although we were not aware of each other before we met, our families go way back. Our grandparents were neighbors in the 1950’s. My grandparents moved to a new address, and 20 years later Dave’s parents moved in next door to them. That is the house that Dave was born in, and my grandma recounts funny stories of Dave being a toddler next door. We knew Dave’s cousins growing up, and in middle school I had Dave’s mom as a teacher! It’s definitely a small world, but as soon as we met we hit it off and have been inseparable ever since.

TheHappyBloom-1.jpg
TheHappyBloom-13.jpg
TheHappyBloom-20.jpg
TheHappyBloom-27.jpg
TheHappyBloom-31.jpg

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 am very particular when it comes to what I wear, and I had a look in mind that I had not been able to find anywhere else. I knew I wanted a clean white silk dress with a bow on it, and was becoming discouraged that I wouldn’t find what I was looking for. We live 3 hours away from Twirl, but I’d heard good things and wanted to come check it out. I tried on just a few gowns, but as soon as I slipped on my dress I knew I’d come as close to what I’d imagined as I was going to find. My mom got so excited, because she knew it was the one too. When the dress came in in my size, that is when I really got excited because I could see it fitting like a glove from all angles. The day of the wedding, the dress exceeded my expectations and I felt so beautiful in it. Everyone who saw the dress said the same thing, “It’s so you”. I loved Twirl because of how intimate it was. Other salons I went to had  a lot of other brides with large parties in attendance that would watch me try on dresses too and give their opinions. Twirl was just much more of a boutique vibe, and everyone was so friendly.

TheHappyBloom-54.jpg
TheHappyBloom-44.jpg
TheHappyBloom-78.jpg
TheHappyBloom-95.jpg
TheHappyBloom-116.jpg
TheHappyBloom-118.jpg
TheHappyBloom-119.jpg
TheHappyBloom-121.jpg
TheHappyBloom-143.jpg
TheHappyBloom-156.jpg

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

My favorite memory of our wedding day was simply seeing all of our family and friends in one place. I am not very emotional, but when I turned to walk down the aisle I burst out in tears - happy tears of course! It was just so wonderful having so many people who love us there to support us in our marriage.

TheHappyBloom-179.jpg
TheHappyBloom-184.jpg
TheHappyBloom-176.jpg
TheHappyBloom-252.jpg
TheHappyBloom-255.jpg
TheHappyBloom-268.jpg
TheHappyBloom-288.jpg
TheHappyBloom-294.jpg

What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

The best part of marriage so far has been simply knowing that we’re a team, and we’re going to experience life’s highs and lows together. 

TheHappyBloom-175.jpg
TheHappyBloom-162.jpg
TheHappyBloom-158.jpg

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

Here are a couple of things!

1. If at all possible, have an experienced wedding coordinator. This can truly take so much stress off your shoulders. We live 8 hours away from our venue, and had our coordinator the month of. I didn’t have to worry about anything vendor related leading up to the wedding, and the day of had 0 headaches. I simply got to enjoy the day. 

2. If you’re planning any part of the wedding outside, have a back up plan. I am so thankful that we had thought of a back up plan when we booked our venue. Out of all the weekends in the year, a tropical storm (before hurricane season) was descending upon our venue, making my plan of an outdoor ceremony and part of the reception outdoors in jeopardy. We are so lucky that the weather cleared shortly before the ceremony and we were able to have that and the cocktail hour outside. Since the weather was so iffy, we elected to move the reception indoors and that turned out to be perfect. I don’t know what I would have done if we didn’t have the other options in place!

3. If you’re having a plated dinner and need to know who is having what dish, make sure to include in the response card (in addition to them checking chicken/fish/veg/etc) for each guest to initial beside the meal they are having. 4 people out of 180 guests initialed their meal, and the rest we had to contact or guess who wanted what!

4. For picture purposes during the ceremony, make sure you all know exactly where you’re standing at the alter. Myself, the officiant, and my husband are all a little off center. At the time we didn’t notice, but in the wedding pictures I definitely do! 

TheHappyBloom-342.jpg
TheHappyBloom-327.jpg
TheHappyBloom-338.jpg
TheHappyBloom-359.jpg
TheHappyBloom-363.jpg
TheHappyBloom-369.jpg
TheHappyBloom-372.jpg
TheHappyBloom-457.jpg
TheHappyBloom-458.jpg
TheHappyBloom-468.jpg

Katie & Dave's Vendor Team:

Photographers: The Happy Bloom

Venue: Westin Savannah

Styling/Design: Design Studio South

Baker: Mollie Cakes

Florist: Kato Floral Designs

Rentals: Snyder Events

Lighting: JLK Events

Hair & Make Up: Emma Collins Beauty

Band: Irresistible Groove

Wedding Dress: "Raquel" by Anne Barge Blue Willow

Suits: The Black Tux

Linen Napkins: The Initialed Life

Invitations: Marisa Made

 

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || NICOLE & ZACK

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || NICOLE & ZACK

We're so excited for you all to get a peek in to Nicole & Zack's special day today! It was the perfect Southern affair from horses getting friendly with them by black fences to the huge peonies used in the bouquets. Every detail is so stunning in this wedding and the couple's joy is just the cherry on top. Enjoy this gorgeous day & sweet, sweet couple!! Xoxo


NicoleZackFilm448.JPG

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

How much time do you have?

Wet met for the first time at Troll Pub in March 2012. We were both with two different groups of people so it was mostly an obligatory introduction. Then when Zack got hired at Doe-Anderson advertising agency (where I was already working) in the fall of 2012, it dawned on us that we had met before. Later that year, we started dating and I couldn’t believe that I had agreed to date a co-worker.

From there, our life progressed in the easiest way and over the last 5 years, we’ve endured break-ups, long-distance relationships, job changes, loss of grandparents, a new apartment, a puppy and more. There’s nothing we can’t tackle together.

NicoleZackFilm011.JPG
NicoleZackFilm022.JPG
NicoleZackFilm048.JPG
NicoleZackFilm072.JPG
NicoleZackFilm056.JPG
NicoleZackFilm018.JPG
NicoleZackFilm044.JPG

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 tried a lot of dress on to ensure I had checked off what I did and did not like, but very early on, I knew the shape, style and designer of dress I wanted. Once we found the perfect combination of bodice and skirt, it was an easy decision. Twirl had a great selection of Hayley Paige and I wanted to buy all of them, but the experience at that shop was so stress-free it made it easier to finally pick my dream dress.

NicoleZackFilm094.JPG
NicoleZackFilm101.JPG
NicoleZackFilm129.JPG
NicoleZackFilm134.JPG
NicoleZackFilm217.JPG
NicoleZackFilm166.JPG
NicoleZackFilm171.JPG
NicoleZackFilm429.JPG
NicoleZackFilm428.JPG

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

It’s honestly too hard to pick one moment, but I will always remember the feeling when I got to see Zack during our first look. It was such a big day for us as a couple and I missed being with him in the morning and sharing with him, so when we were able to connect, it made the day feel that much more real.

It was also a very special moment seeing the final tent with just Zack and I before the ceremony began. It was a private moment for us to take in the reality of our vision and the fun we were guaranteed to have in this space. It blew us away how beautiful and perfect it all was.

The other standout moment was when we begged our DJ to play one other song and he picked “Friends in Low Places” and all our guests joined us on the dance floor and sang and danced with us in a circle. It was humbling to know all our friends and families were here for the two of us.

NicoleZackFilm301.JPG
NicoleZackFilm296.JPG
NicoleZackFilm391.JPG
NicoleZackFilm322.JPG
NicoleZackFilm342.JPG
NicoleZackFilm388.JPG
NicoleZackFilm395.JPG
NicoleZackFilm380.JPG

What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

Not planning and spending money! Life hasn’t been that much different for us on a day-to-day basis, but I enjoy saying I have a husband and I love to see Zack’s wedding band. The commitment we made to each other is real and forever and that’s the best and the part that lasts the longest.

NicoleZackFilm480.JPG
NicoleZackFilm479.JPG
NicoleZackFilm493.JPG
NicoleZackFilm515.JPG
NicoleZackFilm448.JPG

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

Be present in every moment related to the celebrations of your wedding and engagements. On the wedding weekend specifically, continually remind yourself to take a break to appreciate and enjoy what’s going on around you. I was worried that after the day, I would have the post-wedding blues, but because we were conscious throughout the whole weekend and reminded each other to take it all in that at the end, we only felt so happy and loved. We were proud of all the moments we remember and how we felt during the day. Those are the feelings that are sticking with us forever.

NicoleZackFilm478.JPG
NicoleZackFilm566.JPG
NicoleZackFilm603.JPG
NicoleZackFilm562.JPG
7L3A0778save.jpg
7L3A0630save.jpg


REAL TWIRL WEDDING || MARY + CHRIS

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || MARY + CHRIS

We adore this sweet bride to pieces! Mary was one of Ty's babysitters and so when it came time for her to shop for her wedding dress it was such a special time. We remember her appointment like it was yesterday. So many happy feelings and to be able to see her pure joy on her wedding day in her perfect gown makes our hearts the absolute happiest! Enjoy reliving their precious day with us. We love you Mary & Chris! Cheers to your beautiful life together. Xo!


13_Bride&Groom-36.jpg

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

Chris and I met the year I graduated college.  I decided to move up to Louisville with my friend, Andrea, and I started working as a preschool teacher at the Virginia Chance School.  It just so happens that Chris started working there as well.  He was one of their P.E. teachers.  We barely spoke two words to each other for the longest time.  I was in no place to start a relationship, and I didn’t even think about pursuing any kind of relationship with him.  We merely worked together, and that was about the extent of it.  In March, our school was going to a PD in Lexington.  I had just planned on going down the night before and staying with my parents.  Out of the blue, Chris asked me what my plan was for the PD, and if I wanted to ride together.  I kindly turned him down, but he insisted I give him my number “in case he got lost.”  It never occurred to me until later that he went to UK for a year, so there was no way he would get lost.  Smooth.  During the PD, there was a UK basketball game going on.  They were playing Florida.  The very first thing Chris ever texted me was, “Your precious cats are losing.  I hope Florida beats them.”  How sweet of him.  (He’s a Louisville fan, unfortunately).  After that initial text, we talked every single day.  To me, he was just being a nice guy.  We were just friends.  To my roommate, Andrea, it was Chris showing a lot more interest than just being friends.  It wasn’t until a couple months later when I started to let my guard down and think about what this really was. The fact that we had pursued a platonic friendship, with no strings attached, made me feel so comfortable around Chris.  It didn’t take long for me to realize that he was the real deal.  After our first date, I knew.  I knew that Chris was the man God had put on this earth for me.  He is the sweetest, kindest, most generous man.  He is my best friend.  I truly believe the old saying, “when you know, you know.”  After 11 months of dating, Chris proposed.  6 months later, we got married!  November 5th was the most incredible day.  I tell Chris I wish we could do it all over again every day.  It was everything I could have dreamed of and more. 

01_BridePrep-5.jpg
01_BridePrep-13.jpg
01_BridePrep-19.jpg
01_BridePrep-23.jpg
01_BridePrep-30.jpg
01_BridePrep-31.jpg
01_BridePrep-42.jpg

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?

As soon as we got engaged, I knew I wanted to get my dress from Twirl.  I have known Ty for a long time, and I knew my dress had to come from y’all! We made an appointment to get the bridesmaid dresses first.  When we went in, it was magical.  I knew exactly what I wanted my girls to wear, and Ty and Liz made the process so easy.  I remember them asking when I was going to come in to get my wedding dress, and I was so nervous about coming in.  When the time finally came, I was a nervous wreck!  But Ty immediately took those fears away.  The very first thing we did, before trying on any dresses, was pray.  In that instant, I knew I was at the right place, and I knew that God was still in control – even with finding my wedding dress! I had sent Ty several dresses that I liked, but what I found was that I didn’t really know what I wanted.  Turns out, I walked out with a dress that was COMPLETELY opposite of what I thought I wanted.  I will never forget the feeling of trying on THE dress – the Heidi Elnora “Katie Grace” dress and I knew.  I knew this was the dress I wanted Chris to see me in when those church doors opened.  It was even better than I could have imagined!  I walked in wanting a long sleeve dress with some sparkle, and I walked out with the most gorgeous classic, simple strapless gown that I will forever cherish. 

02_Bride-1.jpg
02_Bride-9.jpg
03_Bridesmaids-6.jpg
02_Bride-14.jpg
02_Bride-19.jpg
04_BrideFamily-17.jpg

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

Although I wish every single day that I could relive my entire wedding day, my favorite memory happened right after our ceremony.  We were married at First United Methodist Church in downtown Lexington, and we had planned a “pretend” grand exit so that we could get some pictures walking out of the church with all our friends and family around us.  In order to make this happen, Chris and I had to hide for a moment after we walked down the aisle as Mr. and Mrs.  We hid up in this little staircase of the church balcony and it was in that moment that it hit me – I was married!  I hadn’t cried the entire ceremony but at that time the tears started flowing.  Chris and I had our one moment – our first moment – as Mr. and Mrs.  It was the sweetest memory from that day.  We admired our rings and had a second to breathe and take it all in.  I am so grateful for that time together!

09_Ceremony-1.jpg
09_Ceremony-7.jpg
09_Ceremony-11.jpg
09_Ceremony-41.jpg
09_Ceremony-39.jpg
09_Ceremony-83.jpg
10_Married-11.jpg
10_Married-13.jpg
12_WeddingParty-9.jpg
10_Married-2.jpg
10_Married-15.jpg
10_Married-24.jpg

What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

The best part of marriage so far has been simply doing life with my best friend!  We dated long distance throughout our eleven months of dating, and I am just so thankful that when I have a hard day, I can come home to Chris.  When I have a good day, I can celebrate with him.  It’s been the most wonderful (almost) year of my life, and I pray that throughout our entire marriage we continue to laugh and cry together, make traditions together, and live our life, that God so wonderfully planned together, as a family. 

13_Bride&Groom-5.jpg
13_Bride&Groom-25.jpg
13_Bride&Groom-40.jpg
13_Bride&Groom-28.jpg
07_Groom-7.jpg
02_Bride-18.jpg
03_Bridesmaids-8.jpg
07_Groom-42.jpg
03_Bridesmaids-15.jpg
07_Groom-45.jpg
13_Bride&Groom-36.jpg

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

My advice to engaged girls is delegate, delegate, delegate!  SO much pressure was taken off of me by simply allowing my mom and my aunt to help make calls, email, etc.  I’ll be honest- wedding planning was not my favorite thing, but having help made it a lot easier!  When you allow others to help, you have more time to enjoy the beautiful season of being engaged, and no one said you have to plan a wedding all by yourself!  I would get so overwhelmed trying to decide so many things, and it was making it very hard for me to enjoy.  I had to take a step back, realize what was important, and at the end of the day, I would be married to my best friend no matter what music we had during the ceremony or what the bouquets looked like.  That was what I cared about, and when I let some of that control go, I was able to see that and enjoy it.

14_Introductions-13.jpg
14_Introductions-17.jpg
16_Cake-8.jpg
16_Cake-28.jpg
16_Cake-34.jpg
16_Cake-25.jpg
13_Bride&Groom-9.jpg

VENDORS

Photography Lynnesy Catron

Wedding dress & veil – Twirl Boutique

Bridesmaid dresses – Twirl Boutique

TuxesMen’s Warehouse

FlowersGeorgetown Flowers

Hair + Make-upPink Lou Lou

Invitations, program, save the datesEtsy

CateringDottie’s Catering

ChurchFirst United Methodist Church

Reception Spring Valley Golf Club

DJ Bluegrass Beats

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || ANN + ABE

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || ANN + ABE

We are so excited to share this real wedding with you all! To say we adore this sweet bride would be an understatement. We got to know Ann through a cute & cozy little retail area around Clay Avenue when she worked around the corner at Omar + Elsie. She always helped style us in the cutest clothes and accessories over there so when it came time to style her for her wedding day it was such a fun time because we knew her taste was going to be so fun!

Claire & Barrett captured Ann & Abe's wedding so perfectly. We hope y'all enjoy the joy of their day as much as we do! Thank you, Mashnis, for letting us share your most special day!! Xo, The Twirl Girls


AK9A3277.jpg

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

Our love story began like most romances do...at Tin Roof during a Kentucky basketball game. It's only fitting that we met at a sports bar as Abe is a UK fanatic and I am a less than enthused sports fan, at best. Nevertheless, we spoke briefly that night, then went our separate ways. It wasn't until 2 weeks and a Facebook message later (from Abe to Ann--don't let him fool you) that we arranged our first date which also happened to be the date of an impending snow storm. The snow came with vengeance and most of Lexington was shut down, but Abe was determined and despite thinking we would likely have to reschedule, he picked me up in 3 feet of snow, took me to The Beer Trappe, one of the only places open in town, and as the saying goes, the rest was history. Abe proposed 11 months later quietly, at home with just the two of us, exactly how he knew I would want it. While I certainly knew that he was “the one” and we had talked about spending our lives together, I was completely amiss that the proposal was coming that day. Much to my surprise, Abe had been planning for weeks, had asked all of the appropriate parties and told most all of my friends (props to you all for keeping your mouths shut!) about his plans; complete with a surprise engagement party for the following weekend. It was the beginning of the most wonderful time in our lives and he knocked it out of the park!!

AK9A2927.jpg
4E9A02832.jpg
4E9A03202.jpg
AMF_5914.jpg
AMF_5862.jpg

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?

Funny enough, I told the girls before ever even coming into the store telling that I definitely wanted to try one particular dress, but was also sure to keep an open mind. I tried on several dresses, all pretty but none that made me immediately happy like the one I chose, which happened to be the one I had asked about initially!  Once I had it on, I didn’t want to take it off!! Before actually trying dresses and seeing my dress in person, I was all over the place in terms of style…I didn’t really have a specific dress in mind but I knew I wanted to be comfortable and feel amazing all day. My dress did the trick—it was so light and I could move and dance the night away with no worries. The Twirl Girls made my whole experience the very best - even kindly catering to my lengthy back and forth debate about the underlay coloring - haha! Love you Ty and Liz!

AK9A2950.jpg
AK9A2996.jpg
AK9A2981.jpg
AK9A3023.jpg
AK9A3043.jpg
AK9A3044.jpg
AK9A3090.jpg
AMF_6031.jpg
AMF_6075.jpg
AK9A3301.jpg
AK9A3315.jpg

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

Ahh!! That’s a hard one! I know everyone says it, but our day was just so wonderful from beginning to end. I was calm and happy surrounded by those I love the most all day-what more can a girl ask for??  My favorite memories were the quiet moments…when my Mom and sister helped me slip into the most beautiful dress I’ve ever worn, when my dad hugged me after seeing me in my dress for the first time, when Abe turned around and told me “you look so beautiful” during our first look. All of those moments culminated as we stood in the church and exchanged vows in front of our nearest and dearest. In that moment, as we held hands and nervously recited our vows, that was a feeling unlike any other. The day was a whirlwind and so many moments are blurred into the next, but I vividly remember sitting with Abe after our vows as Darion sang “How Great Thou Art” and we just took it all in, together for the first time as Mr. and Mrs. Aside from feeling like it passed by way too fast (when they told me the band was going to play their last song, I thought it must be a joke) our day truly felt like a dream.

4E9A0082.jpg
AMF_6129.jpg
AK9A3156.jpg
4E9A0324.jpg
4E9A0248.jpg
AK9A4040.jpg
4E9A0123.jpg

What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

For me, the best thing about marriage has that added sense of comfort and security…that feeling of knowing that no matter what, you have found the person who will be there through it all; the ups and the downs. I felt this way when we got engaged too but it became so much more real now that we share a last name (still getting used to that!) It’s a feeling of contentment unlike any other. Oh, and all the extra time we have together now that we’re not planning a wedding!

AMF_7169.jpg
AK9A3771.jpg
AK9A3890.jpg
4E9A0503.jpg
AMF_7563.jpg
4E9A0381.jpg
AK9A3932.jpg

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

My biggest piece of advice to anyone planning a wedding is to stay true to what you envision for your day and don’t get caught up in doing things solely because you feel like others are expecting it or because you’re comparing what you want to what someone else is doing.  Have a couple of non-negotiables and don’t stress over every tiny thing; people won’t notice, I promise! Then once the day arrives, ENJOY IT.

For the newlyweds: be openly grateful for your spouse and appreciate one another. No one tires of hearing thank you and I love you.

AMF_7408.jpg
AMF_7469.jpg
AMF_7411.jpg
AMF_7453.jpg
4E9A0505.jpg
AMF_7947.jpg
4E9A0550.jpg
AMF_7743.jpg
AMF_7746.jpg
AMF_7804.jpg
AMF_7816.jpg
4E9A0810.jpg
4E9A4454.jpg
4E9A0597.jpg
4E9A4389.jpg
4E9A4588.jpg


VENDORS

Venue: The Carrick House

Photography: Claire and Barrett Photography

Videographer: Hannah Johnson

HAMU: Allison and Dana, Pink Lou Lou

Dress: Twirl, "Halo" by Blush by Hayley Paige

Cake: Linda Mashni

Flowers: Bonnie, Stems

Invitations: Cardinal & Straw

Band: Soul Pocket

Catering: Lundys Catering

Coordination: LexEffect

Transportaion: Miller Transportation

Mens Suits: Mens Wearhouse

Bridesmaids Dresses: Lulus

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || AMANDA + NICK

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || AMANDA + NICK

Happy Wednesday, friends! We've got a super sweet real wedding for you today and we think you're going to love it. Amanda and Nick are quite possibly one of the cutest couples we've ever laid eyes on. Their day seemed to be full of nothing but laughter & love. Definitely one of those weddings you wish you could've been a guest for! We wish you all the joy in the world, Amanda & Nick! Thank you for letting us share your amazing day. Xo!


Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0041.jpg

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

Nick and I met back in the fall of 2012. I was 14 (lol I was so young) and he was 18! We met through a mutual friend and we saw each other at a bunch of basketball games, social events, etc... I remember one of the first times we got to talk to each other, he asked how old I was. When I said 14 he was like, " Wow you're a baby!"So... a couple weeks later we started texting and talking as friends and I don't think either of us intended to develop feelings because of the age gap, but we did!!! We started dating in January of 2013, maybe like 5 months after we met and we have been together ever since! I don't think we would have waited as long to get married if we had started dating at an older age, but I am so happy we got to grow up together and learn how to be in a committed relationship before we got married! On December 11, 2016 Nick asked me to marry him! We had talked about marriage a ton, so I knew it was coming but when he got down on one knee I was SHOCKED!

Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0004.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0003.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0002.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0005.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0001.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0007.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0008.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0011.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0009.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0010.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0012.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0013.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0014.jpg

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?

A couple weeks after we got engaged a friend recommended Twirl and I had never heard of it before! I did my research and it seemed like a really great place and I had a good feeling about it so I decided to try there first! I called and made an appointment and when I went in I was in love! Everyone there is so kind and helpful and they make sure you are the center of attention (in a good way!) I tried on a bunch of dresses. I actually went in looking for a fitted gown, but I was open to other ideas. I ended up leaving with a classic but whimsical Hayley Paige dress! I think the reason I picked it was because it just made me feel beautiful! It was very big and dramatic and I thought it fit my personality and venue as well! 

Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0015.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0016.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0017.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0018.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0019.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0020.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0021.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0022.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0023.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0024.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0025.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0026.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0027.jpg

What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?

My favorite memory from my wedding was probably right before I was about to walk down the aisle. I had been stressed all day because it was raining and I had an outdoor ceremony and I was just praying that it would stop. With Jesus' blessing, the rain stopped MINUTES before my ceremony. I'm talking the guests were inside in the plan B ceremony room and were moved outside maybe 10 minutes before I walked down the aisle... I had rented an old vintage Bentley to drive my father and I to the start of the aisle but nobody knew about it except my parents, a few of my bridesmaids, and the wedding coordinator. The look on everyone's face (including Nick) as we were driving up to the ceremony spot was PRICELESS! The feeling you get as you're walking down the aisle is speechless! I loved all the parts of my wedding but there's no other feeling like it than walking down the aisle! 

Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0030.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0029.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0032.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0033.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0034.jpg

 What has been the best thing about marriage so far?

The best thing about marriage so far is probably just being able to do life together and to be able to come home to your best friend every day! I know that sounds cliche but dating for 4 years isn't easy, especially when it's the end of the day and you have to go home separately. Also, I have turned Nick into an animal lover, so we now have 2 dogs and 2 cats! 

Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0035.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0037.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0042.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0040.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0038.jpg
Amanda Nick MARRIED-4 Bride Groom-0071.jpg

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

 My biggest piece of advice to engaged gals is... don't stress! Just take everything one step at a time. It's not worth it to become a bridezilla and fine tune every last detail. Everything goes by so fast so just try your best to soak it all up, because at the end of the day you're married, and that's all that really matters! If something goes wrong you can laugh about it in years to come! Another thing that took a load of stress off my back was my wedding coordinator! She made sure everything ran smoothly and on time and she would remind me when things were about to come up. 

I don't have a ton of advice to the newlyweds, because I am one myself, but to just be patient with one another! Getting married to me was almost like starting a new relationship with the same person! Even though we dated for 4 years there are still things you learn about a person when you are married and for me it took a little time to get used to it! Hope this helps all the future brides-to-be!!!

Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0043.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0044.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0045.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0046.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0047.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0048.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0049.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0050.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0051.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0052.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0054.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0053.jpg
Elizabeth Cox Favorites-0055.jpg

AMANDA & NICK'S AMAZING VENDORS:

Venue & Catering: Spindletop Hall

DJ: Tony Wright

Photographer: Erin Drysdale

Cake Decorator: LeAnne Morgan

Florist: Carriage House

Bride's Makeup: Allison Briggs

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!!


MaryandDanFilm-30.jpg

 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!

Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-27.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-97.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-21.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-34.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-1.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-3.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-16.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-15.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-21.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-19.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-26.jpg

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! 

MaryandDanFilm-24.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-32.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-28.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-31.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-29.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-38.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-43.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-46.jpg

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! 

MaryandDanFilm-58.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-59.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-482.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-61.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-64.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-541.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-546.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-549.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-550.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-674.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-679.jpg

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!

MaryandDanFilm-6.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-67.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-71.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-76.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-90.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-83.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-87.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-91.jpg
MaryandDanFilm-8.jpg

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. 

Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-838.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-1052.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-1065.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-968.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-1123.jpg
Mary-And-Dan-Wedding-1125.jpg


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 || 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.

E N J O Y !!


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!!

E12A1842.jpg

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!

048A0299.jpg
048A0381.jpg
E12A0855.jpg
E12A0559.jpg
E12A0801.jpg
E12A0810.jpg
E12A0550.jpg
048A0405.jpg
048A0457.jpg
048A0478.jpg

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!

048A1465.jpg
048A1286.jpg
E12A1422.jpg
048A0562.jpg
048A0554.jpg
048A0697.jpg
048A0874.jpg
1Y5A0551.jpg
1Y5A0514.jpg
1Y5A0368.jpg
048A1396.jpg
048A1049.jpg
048A1021.jpg
wedding party.jpg

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!!)

1Y5A0055.jpg
E12A1760.jpg
048A1592.jpg
048A1669.jpg
048A1711.jpg
E12A1783.jpg
1Y5A0285.jpg
E12A1836.jpg
048A2112.jpg
E12A2050.jpg
E12A2067.jpg

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!

1Y5A0306.jpg
048A2456.jpg
1Y5A0331.jpg
E12A2081.jpg
048A2330.jpg
048A2259.jpg
048A2475.jpg
1Y5A0459.jpg
shoes.jpg

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.

1Y5A0576.jpg
E12A2155.jpg
E12A2448.jpg
E12A2977.jpg
E12A2393.jpg
1Y5A0722.jpg
E12A2279.jpg
E12A3092.jpg
E12A2882.jpg
JenksPartyStage-117.jpg
JenksPartyStage-118.jpg
E12A2968.jpg
E12A3265.jpg
E12A3212.jpg

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

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || SAMANTHA + ANDREW

REAL TWIRL WEDDING || SAMANTHA + ANDREW

Happy Friday, friends! We are so excited to share this gorgeous wedding day with you all today. Samantha is near & dear to us because she is the sister/best friend of one of our former Twirl Girls, Danielle Chanda. Her appointment was such a joy to be a part of and goodness, what a STUNNING bride she made! Andrew is a LUCKY man for so many reasons. You all are going to love this wedding. From Samantha in her stunning Stella York gown to the fun-loving energy between the happy couple. It's all just so good & sure to brighten your Friday. Enjoy!!


CookWedding236.jpg

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

Andrew and I met in college and began our relationship as friends. Andrew had an integrity and confidence about him that I admired, and that captivated my attention. Andrew was a friend that I wanted to be close to, because he challenged me, but also made me feel valued and respected. Our friendship blossomed over long theological discussions, salsa dancing and star gazing until I couldn't deny that this was the kind of life I wanted to live with someone. Andrew asked me to marry him on Christmas Eve, while some of my favorite people in the world waited for my answer, which was of course YES! We were married 10 months later on a beautiful Kentucky Horse Farm. Andrew and I compliment each other, he values the details in life, and I can always paint him the big picture. When I cant decide or make up my mind, he is quick to assure me in wise discernment. God is good in his creation of man and woman, and we are honored to be on the continuous life long journey of loving him and each other.    

CookWedding021.jpg
CookWedding016.jpg
CookWedding018.jpg
CookWedding010.jpg