Made for You... In the Name of Love

 

Have you every seen something so perfectly beautiful that your jaw literally forgot how to stay closed and fell to the floor in wonder at what you were witnessing? That’s what happened to us… several times… when we saw these photos of the new collection ‘In The Name of Love’ by Made With Love.

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It’s no secret that we adore MWL. This Aussie brand stole our hearts from day one, and continues to blow us away with their unique designs and stunning silhouettes. Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming soon to The Modern Bride!

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River

This beauty is the definition of etherial, with a modern twist. We’re in love with the plunging neckline and tiered petticoat-style skirt, her lace details are to die for, and we picture her twirling the night away; champagne in hand and a smile on her face.

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Andy

Andy is sleek, chic, and leaves us feeling in the knees, weak (we tried). This dress’ glimmering sequin lace and exposed boned bodice is timeless elegance with just the right amount of pizazz. She’ll leave a lasting impression, with memories to have an hold for a lifetime.

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Joey

So “put a ring on it” has been checked off the list, but what about putting a bow on it? This is a lace stunner with some gorgeous movement, and a trailing bow that proves this dress can walk the walk.

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Max

Ah, Max. Romance at it’s finest. The exposed boning, floral appliqués, and lush flowing skirt have us thinking of star-crossed lovers in far away fair Verona. We could write sonnets for this dress. Oh, and the sleeves are removable. Need we say more?

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Scottie

Get your vintage glam on with Scottie! This dress has an art deco flair with a twist, with an intricate design of pearls lacing across the down. Your grandma would be proud- and we can’t blame her- she’s a lady with excellent taste.

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Flynn

Flynn is a classic beauty with a bit of sass in her step. Her form-fitting cut and exposed boning carves a stunning silhouette, dripping in elegant lace and with a low back to drop jaws even lower.

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Jordan

Where do we even start with Jordan? This gown is decadent, with striking simplicity sure to leave an impression. Jordan defines a modern bride, one who shines no matter what she’s wearing, but who would be sure to absolutely dazzle in this dress.

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We hope you babes are as excited for these dresses as we are! Wanna be the first to know when these arrive? Make sure to subscribe to our newsletter for the scoop!


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Welcome to TMB: Savannah Miller

 

We are so excited for the newest addition to the TMB dress loft: Savannah Miller!

About the Designer

Incorporating both directional and timeless designs, Savannah Miller believes in celebrating elegance and individuality through thoughtful and unique designs for real, modern women.

Savannah Miler gowns incorporate vintage details for her styles as well as soft, romantic embroideries and bead-work that is inspired by nature.  All embroideries and bead-work are designed by Savannah, herself.

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Why TMB loves Savannah Miller

  • Modern, sleek, minimalistic

  • Daring and darling backs

  • Jumpsuit and tuxedo jacket

  • Draping, cowl details

Styles at TMB

  • Nancy

  • Blanche

  • Eve Jacket

  • Chloe

  • Lula

  • Eowyn

  • Elizabeth

  • Inca Cape

 
 

Interested in trying on one of these beauties from Savannah Miller?
Book your bridal appointment at The Modern Bride!

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Welcome to TMB: a.b. Ellie

 

We are so excited to announce the newest addition to the TMB accessory room: a.b. Ellie!

About the Designer

a.b. Ellie is two sisters and their mother (we love a good mother-daughter team) creating truly unique, couture bridal accessories that go beyond the dress! a.b. Ellie draws inspiration for their edgy pieces from their own family history of fashion-forward females and mixing modern and vintage to create breath-taking statement pieces.

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Why TMB loves a.b. Ellie

  • Timeless statement pieces for every bride

  • Quartz crystals and fresh water pearls

  • Crowns!

Styles at TMB

  • Botanical Hoop

  • Flora Hoop

  • Quartz Stem Drop Earring

  • Quartz Hoop Earring

  • Freshwater Pearl Hoop (Small)

  • Ivy Stem Drop Earring

  • Aster Crown

  • Diedra Belt

  • Elysee Tier Earring

  • Percy Drop Earring

Interested in trying on one of these beauties from a.b. Ellie?

Book your accessory appointment at The Modern Bride!

 

Welcome to TMB: Aleksa Karina

 

We are so excited to announce the newest addition to the TMB accessory room: ALEKSA KARINA!

About the Designer

Aleksa Karina is a collection of veils and accessories for lovers and rebels alike designed and made in Washington, DC. Aleksa Karina has a range of signature veils and contemporary bridal wear inclusive of delicate lingerie and capes

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Why TMB loves Aleksa Karina

  • Statement veils sure to elevate your bridal look

  • Pearls and lace

  • Cheeky and romantic lingerie (with the best names)

Styles at TMB

  • Maeve Cathedral Veil

  • Maija Cathedral Veil

  • Finley Cathedral Veil

  • Cleo Fingertip Veil

  • Priscilla Fingertip Veil

  • Anne with Blusher

  • Three Day Weekend Bralette & Panty

  • Her Name is Lola Bralette & Panty

  • Cake in Bed Bralette & Panty

Interested in trying on one of these beauties from Aleksa Karina?

Book your accessory appointment at The Modern Bride!

 

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!

 
 
 

Welcome to TMB: Divine Atelier

 

We’re so excited to announce the newest addition to our TMB dress loft: Divine Atelier!

About the Designer

Divine Atelier is a romantic bridal collection designed and made in Romania. The one of a kind gowns from Divine Atelier embody stories of dreams, romantic ideals, bohemian spirit and femininity.

The unconventional style, the studied simplicity, the delicate, subtle details of retro romantic inspiration, fluidity, freshness and modernity are all the esthetic signature of the Divine Atelier brand.

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Why TMB Loves Divine Atelier

  • Bows and dots

  • Delicate embroidery and the softest tulle

  • Elaborate lace sleeves and lace peak-a-boos in the skirt

Styles at TMB:

  • Melanie

  • Blush

  • Dot

  • Anida

  • Blair

  • Suri

  • Lauren

 
 

Interested in trying on one of these beauties from Divine Atelier?

Book your bridal appointment at The Modern Bride!

 

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!