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Welcome to TMB: Georgia Young

 

We’re so excited to announce the newest addition to the TMB dress loft: Georgia Young!

About the Designer

Georgia Young is contemporary bridal collection hand-made in Melbourne, Australia. Bound together by movement, texture and billowing volume, Georgia Young collections push the boundaries of bridal wear and opens up to a realm of imagination and glamour.

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Why TMB loves Georgia Young

  • Edgy necklines

  • Modern lace appliques

  • Structured couture gowns with delicate flow

Styles at TMB

  • Quince

  • Carnegie

  • Bells

Interested in trying on one of these beauties from Georgia Young?

Book your bridal appointment at The Modern Bride!

 
 
 

#TMBTeam: Taylor Goulard, Creative Strategist & Social Media Manager

 

Our team at The Modern Bride has grown and we couldn’t be more excited! This is the perfect opportunity to introduce you to all the beautiful babes who make The Modern Bride so successful! Each week we will share some fun facts to highlight one of our #TMBTeam members. Today, we are introducing you to our belly-laugh-inducing Creative Strategist & Social Media Manger, Taylor!


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You’ve been a vital part of the TMB Team for almost a year now, so what would you say is your favourite part of working here?

I absolutely love working at The Modern Bride. The women I get to be around every day are so empowering and so hilarious - I don't go a day without at least one belly laugh. I also love when I become friends with the brides who come into the boutique, it's so nice to click with different people.  Summer!


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If you got married today what season would you get married in and what TMB dress would you wear?

Definitely getting married in the summer and I would definitely rock Colette by Alexandra Grecco with a cute detachable tulle skirt!

What are your current favourite bridal trends?

3D appliques, bell sleeves and frills! 

If you had to choose, what side settle on in the great bridal debate: veil or no veil?

Taylor was the main mastermind behind our 2018 Lookbook!

Taylor was the main mastermind behind our 2018 Lookbook!

Definitely on the fence about this! I do love a veil but it would have to be the perfect fit with the dress; I’d personally love a long cascading cathedral length. 

When your attending a wedding, what is your absolute favourite part of the entire special day?

Hands down the first look with the dad or the groom.. or wait, maybe the excitement on the bride and groom's face once they walk down the aisle after saying, "I do"!

Ok Taylor, name three things our TMB blog readers might not know about you…

1. I am the ultimate crazy dog lady. I could be in the middle of a conversation and see a dog and completely forget about what I was talking about. They are just so cute and fluffy and beat humans 2-1. 

2. My favourite music genre is 100% rock. Give me anything with a sweet electric guitar and the kind of drums you can feel in your belly and I'm sold.  

3. My ideal date night would be watching a live band on a patio with a cold cider (Revel Cider, preferably).

 

TMB in NYC: Top 5 Trends We Saw at NYC Bridal Market

 
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We came, we saw, we fell head over heels for all the wedding dresses at 2018 NYC Bridal Market!

If you were following along with our Instagram stories this past weekend, you would have noticed we were a wee-bit excited about everything we saw at 2018 NYC October Bridal Market! We met with amazing designers we currently carry and we were in complete awe of their newest collections. We also met with some new designers who we will be bringing into the boutique and can’t wait to tell you more about.

Before we dish on all the new styles and designers that will be coming to TMB in Spring 2019, we wanted to break down the ‘Top 5 Bridal Trends We Saw in NYC’!

  1.  Unconventional Fabric - Swiss dot, intertwined honeycomb sponge mesh, and bee lace (yes you read that right, literal lace bees on a dress)!

  2. Bell Sleeves – Get ready ladies, flowing sleeves are coming and we just cannot wait for you to fall in love with them as much as we did! The bell sleeves give off a super romantic and fun vibe for your wedding day.

  3. 90’s Necklines – We’re talking crescent necklines and straight across necklines, so think Alicia Silverstone as Clueless’ Cher Horowitz in that infamous red dress or Rachael Lee Cook in She’s All That, ahh gorgeous!

  4. Cut Outs – Cut outs are still very much a thing in bridal and we couldn’t be happier about it; nothing like a little peak-a-boo to modernize your dress!

  5. New Individual Lines – We saw a lot of young entrepreneurial women who are shaping the future of bridal! We’re predicting that the bridal world is on a shift from a big box wedding dress production to individually-inspired dress designs with young entrepreneurial woman at the helm of their very own lines.

That’s it for now babes, but stay tuned for a complete vlog recap of our NYC trip! #TMBinNYC

 

Swept Away: Everything You Need to Know!

 
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Love is in the air; it’s time to get Swept Away!

If you follow us on Instagram, chances are you have definitely heard us gushing about our upcoming event Swept Away! Our modern day of elopements and vow renewals is quickly approaching, so here is the 4-1-1 on the everything you need to know about Swept Away!

What exactly is Swept Away?

Swept Away is collaborative modern-day elopement featuring Confetti & Co., The Modern Bride, Jessica Imrie Photography, Blooms & Flora, Kelly’s Bake Shoppe, and Coccola designed for contemporary couples who long for a detail-oriented wedding day without the fuss (or price tag) of a "traditional" affair. It is your no-stress wedding day!

When and where is Swept Away taking place?

Our next Swept Away is on May 10, 2019 and your gorgeous venue for the day is The Modern Bride location in the Petrie Building in downtown Guelph.

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What is included in the elopement/vow renewal package?

Your wedding package for the day includes the following:

  • Venue for ceremony, photos and reception

  • Professional Officiant

  • 45-60 minutes of photography with Jessica Imrie Photography

  • Wedding dress of your choice provided by The Modern Bride

  • Ceremony, bouquet and boutonniere designed by Blooms + Flora

  • Hair and Makeup for the bride by Coccola

  • Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and mini desserts for up to twenty guests

  • Never Forget Photo Booth 

  • A team of wedding professionals to walk you through every special moment of the day

You can also further customize your day with any number of our à la carte add ons below:

  • 30 minute engagement photo session

  • Customized invitation suite or signage designed by LoveWords Stationery & Signage

  • Acoustic Ceremony music performed by Justin Beauchamp

  • Wedding Band Consultation with ATTIC

  • Monogrammed Ring Box

  • Custom wedding cake designed by Kelly's Bake Shoppe

  • On Site Hair and Makeup for bridal party  

  • Accessory florals such as floral crowns, corsages or hair pieces 

How does the whole Swept Away process work?

  • Choose your ceremony time

  • Determine any additional A La Carte items you might need

  • Chat with Kendra, Confetti & Co. wedding planner, to go over your specific details

  • Visit The Modern Bride to find your dream dress

  • Arrive for hair and makeup day-of

  • Enjoy your ceremony and photos in the loft space (about 1hr)

  • Sip champagne and cocktails and savour passed hor's d'oeuvres in the Front Room  (about 1hr)

  • Depart and enjoy your first day as newly-weds

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 What is the cost of Swept Away?

The package, without any add-ons, is $4,000.00. You pay 50% now and 50% a month before the event!

 

Can I wear my own wedding dress or do I have to wear a TMB dress? 

Absolutely you can wear your own dress! If you have already found a gown you would love to wear, we definitely encourage you to wear it! 

Can I come see the venue before I book?

Yes! We encourage any interested couples to come visit the TMB and discuss any questions you have with us or Kendra of Confetti & Co. Call us at 519-822-0909 to book an appointment to come see the space!

 

 

TMB Bash!

 
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When I think about our Grand Opening I could have never imagined the way our space transformed, the love and support that came with every guest and the complete awe that I felt watching the whole thing unfold. 

It was truly beyond my creative scope to have imagined this space, our amazing staff and the support that we received that night.

Thank you. To each and everyone of you who came to celebrate our Grand Opening in the Petrie Building. If you would have asked me 5 years ago, in our tiny first shop, if I imagined any of this I can truthfully say; only in my wildest dreams.

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We are so grateful for everyone who has helped us get to this point, from contractors to friends and family who took the time out of their everyday lives to help out. Our amazing landlords and of course our staff who we truly couldn't do any of this without. All of the love and support we have received is so amazing. 

Where do we even start? Planning our Grand Opening Party was so much fun... hectic at times, but so much fun nonetheless. We are so lucky to know so many talented people who helped make our event amazing! Each vendor brought their absolute best and every little detail brought our night to life. From our incredible, larger than life floral wall, the spot-on bar and food service, our DJ who kept us moving all night, the videographer and photographer who captured the entire night, to the hair and makeup and the models who made the fashion show one to remember!

Vendors who helped us make our grand opening party a huge success!

Photography: 1486 Photography

Videography: Pocketchange Productions

Florist: Blooms and Flora

Caterer: Foodies Anonymous

Models: Gemini Models

Hair and Makeup: Coccola

DJ: DJ Charlie Clean

Cupcakes: Adele

Venue: The Modern Bride

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The food was nothing short of amazing! So tasty and the presentation was elegant, as always!

Foodies Anonymous is by far one of our favourite catering companies in Guelph. They not only provide exceptional food AND service but they are innovative, passionate and seriously unique! I would have to say that their Califlower, Beer, Ceddar soup was by far my favourite with all the other food coming in a close second!

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The set-up crew was so fast and the finished result was incredible! Our staff are nothing short of amazing!

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From our little TMB family to you - thank you so much and we love you!

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The team at Coccola blew my mind! I had given very little direction on how I wanted our models to look; nothing too "bridal", show me editorial and current. They did not disappoint. Our live-action hair and make-up backstage was nothing short of magical and Elissa and her team made the Gemini girls look runway fabulous.

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We love these photographs - the ones that capture the little moments. Whether it is just a quick glance or a stolen kiss, these are the moments that give us the butterflies.

Alana at 1486 photography was an easy choice. She has an incredible eye and a presence that makes the fake smile fade away and become completely genuine. She spent the evening capturing the moments I will look back on for many MANY years!

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Our fashion show was intended to show our style, and the ladies of Gemini models did just that! We stood at the end of that runway in amazement as our curated collection was revealed. 
A big shoutout to Brooklyn, Val, Reily and Leanna for an exceptional show and for bringing all our gowns to life!

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It would be impossible for us to pick a favourite look!

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Here are some of our favourite photos from the night! Who doesn't love a good candid?

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Some of our favourite photographers (and not to mention a couple TMB brides! <3) 
Jenn Kavannagh Photography
Kayla Yestal Photography
Deanne MacRae Photography

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Big props to these guys from Brother's Brewing for fixing our keg! So glad that we are Petire Building neighbours, your place has certainly become one our favourite place to grab a pint!
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A picture sure is worth a thousand words - would love to know what they were looking at!

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We are truly over the moon, and so exhilarated as the future unfolds for TMB!

Thank you to everyone who drove from near and far to christen this space and celebrate our current success and the adventures yet to come! A very special shout out to Alicia, Taylor, Sierra, Adele, Melissa and Jay who make TMB the best place to work and for always putting our bride first.

Also, to Sarah Gostlin (honorary TMB staff) for helping the night go smoothly, and for her constant support in my dreams!


Here's to the future, may it always look so bright!

 

CHEERS!