Hello and Welcome!

I feel very lucky to know some wonderful people who make my job so much easier and so much more fun. This blog is dedicated to the incredibly talented wedding vendors I have met as I have built my business. Each post highlights a different wedding vendor to not only showcase their business but to introduce the face behind the company.

*This list is a new venture for me and a growing compilation. Each week I will add another featured wedding vendor.*

Monday, March 18, 2013


As a bride, your wedding gown may be one of the most personal purchases you may make. It reflects your style, personality and the feel of your wedding. You want your groom's jaw to hit the ground when he sees you for the first time, yet be comfortable enough to dance the night away.

Twirl Boutique completely understands how important and special shopping for a wedding gown is and strives to make it a comfortable experience. Their showroom is set up similar to a living room space to provide that homey, relaxed feel. Twirl only accepts one appointment at a time so each bride can try on samples from their full line of wedding gowns without having to wait. They have over 50 samples, with at least one in each silhouette. So no matter your style Twirl can fit you in a gown, which will make you feel gorgeous. 

Ty McBrayer, owner of Twirl Boutique, always knew she wanted to own her own business but didn't know what. After being a bridesmaid in 9 weddings and always having to travel to Louisville or Cincinnati to find that perfect dress she decided to open up her own bridal shoppe in Lexington. She wanted to give her brides a hands on, boutique experience [think Cheers theme, where everybody knows your name] without the boutique price tag. Their bridal line ranges from $1000-$2500.

Amanda Caldwell, Assistant Manager, started as an intern in 2011 and was soon promoted to the assistant manager position. Her incredibly sweet and outgoing personality helps to make every bride feel right at home. And her talent for selecting just the right dress for each bride makes the wedding gown shopping experience fun and memorable. 

check out Twirl's website for additional info .. www.twirlboutique.com

Ty on left. [Photo by Angela Anderson Photography]
Ty and Twirl Girls on right. 

[web] www.twirlboutique.com
[address] 121 Clay Ave Lexington KY
[phone] 859.309.2493
[email] ty@twirllexington.com
*by appointment only*

Friday, February 22, 2013


Hello Happy Couples!

This segment is all about a few ways to relieve stress on your wedding day.

One of the biggest proponents of stress is trying to juggle too many locations while staying on schedule. 
The Hilton Downtown Lexington has a few solutions to create an easy and relaxed wedding day for the couple and their family and friends.

The Hilton offers room blocks for all your guests and adjoining suites for the couples to get ready on their wedding day. Rather than spending the morning driving to your hair salon for hair and make up, invite your hair stylist and make up artist to the Hilton. The suites are spacious enough to comfortably accommodate your wedding party and the large picture windows provide plenty of light for your make up artist and photographer. This will allow you to settle into your day rather than rushing through it to get to the next place on time.

The adjoining suites are perfect for those couples who would like to do First Look and/or bridal party photos prior to the wedding ceremony. Not only can they get ready close to one another without seeing each other but it is much easier to coordinate traveling to the First Look location. The convenient downtown location offers multiple, easy to access spots for the couples' First Look and bridal party photos .. Gratz Park, Henry Clay Ashland Estate, Triangle Park just to name a few.

Additionally, The Triangle Grille and Big Blue Martini, Hilton's restaurant and lounge can cater to welcome dinners, brunches, rehearsal dinners and wedding after parties minimizing the amount of travel for out of town guests staying at the hotel. Finally, the Hilton offers dedicated websites for each couple so they can easily track which guests are staying at the hotel.


Summer Cooper [Center] is the Sales and Catering Manager for the Hilton and goes above and beyond to provide personal service for her couples. She is available during the day when the bride is getting ready and to coordinate wedding day deliveries. She is very knowledgeable about the wedding industry and can recommend qualified and talented vendors for your wedding so you don't need to rely on a Google search.

Below is a list of questions to keep in mind when inquiring about a room block for your wedding.
:: Check in/Check out dates and times
:: Are suites available and what are their rates?
:: Is there a wedding suite? What is its rate and is it included with a certain number of rooms booked?
:: How many guests can sleep in a suite?
:: How far in advance does a room block need to be booked?
:: Is there a letter of agreement or contract which needs to be signed?
:: What is the cancelation policy and are there any penalty fees included?

For more information on the Hilton Downtown Lexington please contact:
Summer Cooper - Sales and Catering Manager - Wedding Specialist
[phone] 859.281.3752
[email] summer.cooper@hilton.com
[web] www.lexingtondowntownhotel.com

Monday, February 11, 2013


HELLO! And welcome to the first installment of my Vendor Love project. I am so excited to start the series with Simply Love Studio.

Simply Love is an amazing resource center whether you are newly engaged and have no idea where to begin or putting the finishing touches on your plans and looking for just a few more vendors to complete your wedding day.

Why visit Simply Love Studio rather than simply logging onto Google? Each vendor is pre-screened and hand picked to join the SLS team. Each vendor category is capped at a maximum of 4 vendors [with the exception of wedding venues] so the couple does not have to scroll through multiple pages to find someone suited for their wedding. Sarah, the Studio Manager, personally knows the owner of each company which is a part of the Studio. This not only allows her to recommend someone who is qualified and talented but also someone who is matched to your personality and style.

To learn more about the studio services and events please take a look at the following video by my friends Ryan and Britt Worthen, owners of Reel Special Productions

Simply Love Studio - 2013 Video from Ryan Worthen on Vimeo.

All consultations sessions are by appointment only since Sarah personally meets with each bride. To schedule an appointment please contact Sarah via phone or email.
[web] www.simplylovestudio.com
[phone] 859.327.7557
[email] sarah@simplylovestudio.com

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!