REAL TWIRL WEDDING || TALARA + CHRIS
Hey hey loves! We're back again with another gorgeous Real Twirl Wedding to share with you all! This has been so much fun sharing some of our sweet bride's special days with y'all. We hope it's just as fun for you guys as it is for us. Today you're getting the treat of getting a glimpse into Talara + Chris's lovely wedding day. Talara is a talented wedding photographer herself so we knew that we wedding would be full of precious, thoughtful details and all kinds of beauty. Sure enough, her wedding made our hearts absolutely swoon. We're so excited for this feature and have no doubt you'll be inspired and encouraged by this sweet, joyful bride of ours!
1. Can you give us a glimpse into you & your hubs's love story?
Chris and I have actually been friends since we were freshmen in high school. Little did I know but he had a crush on me all through out high school. Our love sparked our second year of college. We got together and never looked back sense. We both say we wish we could have dated way back in high school so we could have had even more time together. But, I am a firm believer that God creates everything in His time and high school was just not our time yet!
We dated for 4 years before we got married and now we have been married for one year!! It's been incredible! We have been through a lot of things most people don't go through in their first year of marriage but we have loved and supported each other 100% throughout it all!
2. 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 way before I got engaged that I wanted to go to Twirl to pick out my dress. I didn't even book appointments anywhere else because I was confident I would find "the one" at Twirl!
I knew I did not want lace, I wanted something very elegant but whimsical!
The Hayley Paige collection was pretty well all I tried on because I loved them all!!
I had it narrowed it down to two! Honestly I could see "the one" in either of them! One was a lot thicker than the other and since I had an August wedding I went with the more lightweight one! Which couldn't have been a better pick because I could "TWIRL" my heart out on my wedding day and I did!!
3. What is your favorite memory from your wedding day?
My husband would definitely would say the Southern biscuit bar during cocktail hour. But I would have to say the rain! It POURED down rain during our ceremony! Guess what?! It was All outside too!! I know scary right?! But it was actually perfect!
It had been thundering for 30 minutes before the ceremony started but not a drop of rain so we proceeded with the outdoor ceremony instead of moving it under the tent!
As soon as my father and I took our first step onto the aisle it started to rain and it rained harder and harder but all my husband and I could do was laugh and say it was perfect! Our guests scurried under umbrellas, under their dates' suit coats and some sat and got soaked just to watch us say "I do." The moment Chris and I kissed and faced the crowd it quit raining! You can't make this stuff up folks! God showed up on our big day and he showered us with love!
4. What has been the best thing about marriage so far?
I would say never having to leave each other! We hated the dreaded goodbyes each night leaving each other's home. We always said we just wish we could just never leave one another! I don't want to say it's like a big sleepover because marriage is tough. But it is fun to wake up and go to sleep next to the person I love most in this world!
5. Any pieces of wisdom or advice you'd like to share with future brides, engaged gals, or newlyweds like yourself?
Enjoy this time and Be Kind!
Being engaged or newly married is truly such a special time. So many new things are happening and so many exciting, sweet and unforgettable moments are being made! Hold on to them!! I'll never forget when Christ and I were fixing our new home we just bought we cooked a pizza in our new oven and it started smoking (I have now been told most new ovens do that the first time they are used). Chris and I freaked out and thought we had almost just burnt down our house! Moments like that are ones I want to hold on to forever!
Be kind because there will be so many people wanting to help make your day so special and it may seem overwhelming and it may seem like too much help but just be kind and say thank you! All it shows is how much these people love and care about making your big day a perfect one!
Talara + Chris's Dream Team of Vendors:
Photographer: HOPE TAYLOR PHOTOGRAPHY
Hair: LARRY BUCHANNON
Makeup: VICTORIA PHILLIPS
Planner: RAYNA WALLEN -ALWAYS PLANNED
Florist: RAYNA WALLEN
DJ: Matt Krupp from SELECT SOUNDS KY
Caterer: SASSY SPOON CATERING
Gown Designer: HAYLEY PAIGE
Gown Retailer: TWIRL BOUTIQUE
Videographer: MEGAN ANGEL
Cake: Lisa Wilhite Gregor