REAL TMB BRIDE: Mallory & David

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Mallory and her family stole our hearts the day they walked through the boutique. Not only is Mallory stunning but she is one of the sweetest souls around! We had so much fun through the process that we didn’t want her to leave!! We are thrilled that she decided to share her day with us! Careful you don’t swoon over these sweet small town moments!

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Name: Mallory Barrie
Dress: Ella Rosa “BE253”
Venue: Whistle Bear Golf Club
Photographer: Anne Edgar Photography

How did you and your hubby meet?

"David and I grew up in the same small town. We had mutual friends, often attended the same events, and our parents knew each other, but since we went to two different schools, we never officially met until later on (although there is a picture of us side-by-side from our early days playing t-ball together). Flash-forward 15 years, I was working as a waitress at the local restaurant in town. One night, David happened to come into the restaurant, and this is where we finally "met". From there, we starting talking daily, spending lots of time together, and eventually became inseparable... and the rest is history!"

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Your favourite wedding moment?

"During the wedding planning process, I would often imagine what that moment walking down the aisle would feel like. I would picture me in my dress, with my dad and grandpa by my side, surrounded by all our family and friends, walking towards the love of my life. To be honest, I had big expectations for this moment. David and I decided not to do a first look, and on the day of the wedding, I remember being so nervous to walk down the aisle that I almost felt sick. The moment I turned the corner and saw him standing at the end of the aisle, I immediately felt an overwhelming sense of relief (although I didn't look this way because of all the tears). Seeing him standing there, in front of all of our family and friends, overwhelmed with emotion, is something I will never forget. It was one of the happiest moments of my life, and was everything that I had hoped for, and so much more."

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Any wisdom for future TMB brides?

"When I came to The Modern Bride for the first time, I had my mom and my younger sister (MOH), with me. Being in the store with all of the beautiful dresses, and only my closest loved ones, was such a special experience. Putting on that first wedding dress, and seeing my reflection in the mirror was an amazing feeling. It was this day that, for the first time, I truly felt like a bride. The greatest wisdom that I can pass on the future TMB brides is to truly just enjoy the moment, have an open mind and follow the "feeling". My dress ended up being totally different than what I had thought I would get, but I knew it was "the dress", because of how I felt when I was in it; beautiful, like a bride, and excited to marry my future husband in it."

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Any other amazing tidbits?

"I know everyone says it, but your wedding day truly does go by so fast! Try to really be "in the moment", and soak in all the wonderful things that are happening. All of the people who have come to celebrate your love, the special details you have taken so much time planning, the kind, and hilarious words being shared in speeches, finally being able to wear your dress... enjoy it all. And, if you can, steal your new hubby/wife away for a quite moment and some newlywed kisses!"  

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When we asked her to be featured as a #TMBrealbride?

"Yes! I would LOVE to do this for you!! Honestly, I can't say enough good things about my experience with you and your mom. I am so glad I found you guys!"

We are so glad that you found us too! We wish you and Dave so many more moments full of love and laughter just like this one! Congratulations Mallory & David!


REAL TMB BRIDE: Gillian & Ryan

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We are always touched when a bride finds their gown in our boutique but there are some brides that just stick with you. Gillian is one of those brides! Every fitting and appointment were delights! From the time we met Gillian to wishing her well on her day she was an absolute gem! We are so grateful to have met her and excited to feature her wedding here on the blog, just one more chance to showcase how stunning she was in her “Camellia” gown from Blush by Hayley Paige!

Name: Gillian Huber
Dress: Blush by Hayley Paige “Camellia”
Venue: Slit Barn, Cambridge, ON.
Photographer: Foxglove Photography

What was your favourite part of your wedding?

"I honestly couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. I don’t even think I could pinpoint one part of the day. Obviously marrying my best friend and being surrounded by our closest friends and family, that’s a given. But the weather was perfect - not too hot and a little overcast at times, the speeches were all really amazing too, and we danced ALL night - I don’t think I’ve ever been to a wedding where there were so many people still on the dance floor at the end of the night. From start to finish it was so perfect."

Ryan, her now husband, sweetly added:

"It was hard to narrow it down, it was all fun! Gil had to be my favourite part because she looked so pretty and the day was just about us."

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Things you would recommend to other brides?

"Again, I would 1000% recommend The Modern Bride to any newly engaged bride. It was such a fun experience for myself and everyone who came with me. I would also recommend getting a videographer!! Or even have a camera set up for your ceremony and speeches. The day is such a whirlwind and it's amazing how many special moments you do forget. I remember that all of the speeches at our wedding were really amazing - but being able to watch them back a couple months later brought back so many great moments that we had forgotten."

Anything else?

"One other thing I would highly recommend is doing a first look. Our first look was at 1:30pm and then we got to spend the rest of the day together. The ceremony wasn’t until 5pm so we had all afternoon for pictures and being with each other and our families until the ceremony started and guests started arriving!"

When we asked Gil if she would be one of our ‘Real Brides’:

"I would LOVE to be part of your blog! I have to say your boutique was probably one of my best wedding planning experiences - I tell all newly engaged friends and family about your store. It was such a fun and memorable experience :)"

Ok now you are making us blush! We were over the moon that Gil shared these photos with us! Spending time with her throughout the process was a dream and we are so glad that the day went off without a hitch! Congratulations Gillian & Ryan! We wish you every happiness!