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!

 
 
 

REAL TMB BRIDE: Brittany & Dan

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We knew working with this woman would be a breeze the moment she strolled in for her appointment. All smiles, all of the time. She kept us laughing through the entire process and her wedding photos truly depict her amazing personality!

On her pick up day she walked up to the dress loft to gaze over at the Basilica of Our Lady Immaculate, dress in hand and it was so magical to watch her looking over at the church that she was going to get married at in the next 24 hours. Moments like that give us shivers and it was the perfect way to close her chapter here at TMB.

Name: Brittany Green
Dress: Devon - Theia
Videographer: Ripeful Hearts
Photography: Lauren Valvasori - Moments by Lauren
Venue: Ariss Valley Gold & Country Club
 

How did this love story start?

"Dan and I met through high school friends when Dan was at Laurier and I was at Western in our first year. We were friends first and started dating when we were both back living in Guelph after about 6 years of going to school and travelling abroad." 

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What was your favourite moment on the day?

"It is so hard to choose just one epic moment from our wedding! But, something that stands out is a slideshow my sister/Maid of Honour created for us. At the very end of the show, Max Kerman, lead singer from our favourite band Arkells, was on the screen giving Dan and I a personal wedding shoutout! We were floored that my sister had tracked their manager down and incorporated this extremely thoughtful message into our wedding. We had chosen an Akrells song as our first dance song (And Then Some) because they have been a band that we have gone to see so many times together and it was just so awesome to see their lead singer congratulating us!"

Any wisdom for future TMB Brides?

"Our wedding was amazing and we wouldn't have changed even one thing about the actual day! All of the prep - the venue, the dress, the rings, the decor - all of those things are so fun to plan and we had so much fun doing it, but my advice is to try to not overthink those little things. Have fun with it all and enjoy the process because in a second it's all over!

When I think back to when I started looking for the dress, I had heard of a few bridal stores, but I knew The Modern Bride was where I wanted to go and check out first. I was curious to what they did with their new showroom in the Petrie building and my friends had had such a great experience.

From the moment you walk into The Modern Bride, they make you feel like you and your day are their biggest priority. It was weird because I feel like I didn't really feel the realness about getting married until I walked into their gorgeous showroom. Their staff and just the general atmosphere makes you feel like a real bride and it's an amazing feeling."

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Cool moments?

"When I went to finally pick up my dress, one of the girls who knew I was getting married at the church right up the street, asked if I wanted a photo in front of their window with the church in the background. It was one of the coolest moments leading up to the wedding and made with just so excited to get into the dress and get things started!"

Congratulations, love birds! Can’t wait to see what is in store for you both.

CHEERS!

 

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!

 

REAL TMB BRIDE: Ashley + David

 
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What an amazing TMB babe to work with! Such great style and vision and is it absolutely no surprise that her wedding looked absolutely stunning. Nothing brings us more joy than seeing wedding photos from our TMB babes. It’s such a pleasure to work with them from start to finish!

Congratulations you two love birds!

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Name: Ashley Joudrey
Dress: Drail - Pronovias
Photography: Reed Photography
Venue: Stonewall Estates
Florist: Wine Country Floral
Makeup + Hair: Vibrant Beauty

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How did this love story start?

“My now husband and I actually met in the first grade! We went through elementary school together and then went to different highschools.  We ended up reconnecting in our first year of university and the rest is history.”

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What was your favourite moment on the day?

“My favourite moment of the wedding was hearing all of the speeches.  They were all amazing and it was very humbling to hear family and friends share their experiences and feelings about my husband and I.”

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Any wisdom for future TMB Brides?

“I will pass on the wisdom that other brides have passed onto me; the day is special and goes by so quickly, make sure you stop and take a moment to take it all in.”

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“When the photographers arrived, they told me that I had the most beautiful dress that they had seen all year! That made me feel pretty good before walking down the aisle.

#TMBTeam: Alicia Gibson, Boutique Curator

 

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. If you missed our last posts, learn more about our team here. Today, we are introducing you to our detail-oriented and accessory queen Boutique Curator, Alicia Gibson!

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Let’s start with fun facts about you! What are three things people would be surprised to learn about you, Alicia?

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  1. Family is #1 for me, so I always make time for my husband James and our dog Sophie. 

  2. I am a long-time watcher of acclaimed BBC series Coronation Street! I’ve been watching it since I was 8 and I am currently reading the 50-year saga to find out how it all began!

  3. I am a big foodie, so my honeymoon was planned around places to eat in Croatia, thanks to the help of Anthony Bourdain. 

Now onto the bridal questions! You’ve already tied the knot, but do you prefer a spring/summer/fall or winter wedding?


I have always loved a spring wedding. I even planned my own wedding around the blossoming of the peony!

If you were to renew your vows today, what TMB wedding dress would you pick to walk down the aisle in?

Brigitte by Anais Anette! I love the floral lace, the modern cut along the side seam and that it's Canadian! 


What is your favourite part of a bridal appointment?

My favourite part of the bridal appointment is the moment when the bride is standing in the change room in her favourite dress and she is smiling because she knows it's the one!


You are the accessory queen, so it would only be fair to ask what is your favourite bridal accessory?

I can’t choose just one, but my favourite look would be the Alyssa earrings from Joanna Bisley with the Julene hair pins from Olivia the Wolf, and the Delphine veil from Atelier Elise. I love our Canadian designers!

So, it’s fair to say that you prefer veil over no veil?
Veil all the way! Veils elevate the romance.

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Despite seeing the dress, what would you say if you favourite part of a wedding?
Easy answer, the first kiss!

Why do you love working at TMB?
There are many reasons why I love working at TMB! I love being a part of a growing women-driven business and I love how we give back to the community I grew up in. I love the excited brides that come through our doors and I love hearing how we made the experience special for them and their family. I love the team we have established and I think that we all play such a vital role in making the business what it is today. Lastly, I love coming into work and seeing the amazing women that I work with. 

 

Welcome to TMB: JACKSON + GRACE

 

We’re so excited to announce the newest addition to our TMB dress loft: JACKSON + GRACE!

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About the Designer

JACKSON + GRACE is a Toronto-based bridal collection by ANDFORLOVE Designs Inc. In their first season, the JACKSON & GRACE collection embraces the diversity between coastal and urban sensibilities with their contemporary romantic designs.

 

Why TMB Loves JACKSON + GRACE

  • Canadian babes making beautiful dresses

  • Minimal design with simplistic elegance

  • Beautiful details like pearl buttons and delicate straps

  • Edgy peak-a-boos for modern twists to your wedding dress

Styles at TMB:

·      Margot

·      Tyler

·      Bowery

·      Lynette

·      Aria

 
 

Interested in trying on one of these beauties from JACKSON + GRACE? Book your bridal appointment at The Modern Bride!