Wedding Dress

Real Bride: Rochelle & Tyson

 

It’s time for another Real Bride feature! This time it’s Rochelle & Tyson. Check out the photos from their gorgeous and colourful wedding, and read on to hear from Rochelle!

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How did you and your hubby meet?

I guess as all good Canadian love stories start - we ended up hanging out every once in a while because he and my brother played on the same hockey team! It took some time for anything to really spark, but Tyson was a good friend of one of my cousins, who ended up inviting Tyson to come on up to our cottage for a long weekend. And that's where it all began (in one of my very favourite places to be)! We resisted the attraction for a while as Tyson is a little younger, was my 'little cousins' friend, and shared a name with one of my brothers - but when it's meant to be, God is going to make it happen!

Favourite/epic wedding moment?

I don't really know if I can choose one epic moment from our big day - it was all amazing! I think that once the nerves were over with at the ceremony, and we were able to celebrate our marriage with our family and friends at our reception, we were thrilled with how everything came together. Hearing our best man, man of honour, siblings and parents' speeches really stick out for me, and I can't wait to relive those moments when we receive our wedding footage. Our meal was incredible and highly complimented by our guests. Our chef did live grilling on the patio at our venue, and really engaged our guests as he served them. After dinner - we proceeded to mingle with guests and dance the night away - what a whirlwind! If only we could have slowed time down a little.

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Any wisdom for future TMB (The Modern Bride) brides?

Relax. You've been planning your day for months, you've crossed your t's and dotted your i's now trust your vendors to bring it all together and be present! (First, hire Kendra) and then listen to your photographer! She pulled us away from our crazy day in the evening after dinner and we were able to spend some one on one time as newlyweds and enjoy the sunset together - which resulted in us being even more relaxed, and some of our favourite photos of our whole wedding album!

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Any other tidbits you want to share?

I'm going to get into the dress experience here - what an adventure! I had a geometric/modern/architectural theme that I was trying to follow for our wedding and I wanted my dress to reflect that style as well. As I got into the search, I realized that the fully beaded styles that were catching my eye were also well out of my budget! My lovely mother ended up purchasing my wedding dress from The Modern Bride because she knew she wanted to contribute, but had no idea that we'd be able to find something at such a reasonable price point (nor did I!) We ended up buying a sample dress and took it home knowing that we wanted to make big changes to it. That evening - running on a high from finding my dress - I did a sketch of what I wanted the end result to be. The end result was exactly as I had imagined!

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Vendors:

Photos: Kendra Ruth Photography (@kendraruthphoto)

Videographer: Jakob (@jakeyfabes)

Florals: Elle Bee Blooms (@ellebeeblooms)

Catering: Chef Brad Rempel (@chefbradrempel)

Make-up: Melody (@melodyrose.mua)

Hair: Tonja (@tonjaannb)

Dress: The Modern Bride (@tmodernbride)

Venue: Ball's Falls - the Glen Elgin Room

 

The Top 6 Bridal Trends for 2020

 

Ah, New York Bridal Fashion Week. What a dream. TMB spent the last week in the city that doesn’t sleep, to see the latest trends from the best in bridal!

As designers exhibited their new collections, we were on the lookout for the up-and-coming trends that are sure to be in the spotlight for 2020 and 2021 weddings. Since we adore our lovely brides, we want you to be the first to know what they will be! So without further ado, here are the top 6 bridal trends we saw in New York:

1. Tiered skirts

Last season tiered skirts started to make an appearance, and this Bridal Fashion Week they proved that they were here to stay! We are in love with their dynamic shape and movement, and how they add a little extra something special, and some definite visual interest to gowns.

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2. Pleats

Pleats? Yes please. This texture and handling is one of the most gorgeous ways a designer could manipulate fabric. Pleating gives so much character to a dress, and we’re completely obsessed with the variety in which it’s being used this season.

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3. Metallic hues

Grecco highlighted the metallic hues in the their a-line gowns, rose quartz, pearl and ash. This is such a unique touch to bridal and truly something for the modern bride. It’s artistic flair sure to make you shine all throughout your day.

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4. Square necklines

This 90’s-inspired neckline is ruling the scene! It’s a super flattering, classic look, and were definitely seeing way more of it this season. Often accompanied with boning, 3D lace or draped bodices, it creates a striking scene while keeping it classy.

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5. Bows

Bows where everywhere and we were in heaven! We love the fact that designers are incorporating bows made from both heavier and lighter fabrics, so you see a range of dresses on the modern-etherial end of things, and dresses with some serious wow-factor on the structural scale.

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6. Bridal Jackets

First came the veil, then came the cape, now the bridal jacket has come to make it’s claim to fame. We saw these things EVERYWHERE during NYBFW. And for good reason. These are definitely for the bride who isn’t afraid of setting trends, and carving her own path. Lighter-than air fabrics and barely-there stitching make for a gorgeous effect, and there were plenty of structured textiles for the badass bride. The best part is? You’ll look damn fine walking down the aisle.

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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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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