#TMBTEAM: Adele Gatto, Public Relations and Creative Director


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 Public Relations & Creative Director, Adele!

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You’ve been at TMB for over a year and a half now, why do you love working at TMB? 

Every day I am surrounded by inspiring, supportive boss ladies where the main goals are to make every bride who walks through our doors know she is absolutely deserving of whatever bridal dream she envisions. Every day here is a Royal Wedding; a modern Royal Wedding, of course!

Ok so now it’s time to talk about your dream wedding! Is it happening in the spring, summer, fall or winter?
Without a doubt it will be a snow-covered, BC mountainscape, winter wedding on New Years Eve, baby!


So if your NYE wedding was actually tomorrow, what TMB dress would you choose to get married in?

Nico by Alexandra Grecco, with a custom extended train for all the drama!

Veil or No Veil: 

This just isn’t even a debate in my opinion: veil! When are you ever going to get the chance to wear a veil again? You’ll find me walking down the aisle in a Meghan-Markle-esque veil; an absolute show stopper from Aleksa Karina or Alice & Mae!

Bridal fashions are always evolving, but what is a 2019 bridal fashion trend you are loving right now?

Higher necklines on dresses! I think there is something so regal and classic about a structured high-neckline.


As a self proclaimed lover of all things weddings, if you had to pick, what would be your favourite part of the wedding?

Groom’s reaction to bride walking down the aisle; whether it is a grin from ear to ear or, my personal favourite, a groom brought to tears! Call me old-fashioned, but I say skip the ‘first look’ and save the initial emotions for the walk down the aisle.

Finally, what are 3 things people may not know about you?

  1. I'm absolutely petrified of butterflies.

  2. If I didn’t already have my dream job, I’d be a sports reporter.

  3. My half-blind French Bulldog, Gordon Bombay is my world. 


You're Invited: Style, Fizz, Sparkle


You’ve found the dress and now it’s time to accessorize!

You’re cordially invited to TMB’s first semi-annual Accessory Event:
Style, Fizz and Sparkle!


Here are the need to know details:

What: Style, Fizz and Sparkle is our semi-annual TMB Accessory Event! We will be showcasing seven accessory designers from all over North America to meet all of your bridal accessory needs! We will have numerous pieces from all designers and they will range from traditional to modern, minimal and unique! We will be offering:

  • Complimentary hairstyling bar for simple up dos or similar styles

  • 10% off accessories

  • Giveaways to be won from our designers

  • Great music and bubbly!

We will be showcasing trunk shows from the following TMB Accessory Designers:

  • Atelier Elise

  • Olivia the Wolf

  • Sara Gabriel

  • Alice & Mae

  • Aleksa Karina

  • Joanna Bisley

  • a.b. Ellie

Where: The Modern Bride | 15 Wyndham Street North, Guelph, ON N1H 4E5

When:  May 3, 2019 | 3PM - 8PM
While the event itself is May 3, 2019 the trunk show and sale will be going on all week! You can book an appointment for April 29-May 2 or attend this drop-in only event on May 3.

RSVP:  Please RSVP your attendance to info@tmodernbride.com.

Frequently Asked Questions about Style, Fizz, Sparkle

Do I need to book an appointment?

Style, Fizz and Sparkle is a drop-in event, so no appointment necessary, but we do ask that you RSVP via email with your name and wedding date. RSVP here


Can I bring my bridesmaids?

Absolutely! Bring your bride tribe to check out all the accessories. With the 10% discount, this is the perfect opportunity to purchase some beautiful bridesmaid gifts.


Should I bring my dress to try on when choosing accessories?

We have created Style, Fizz and Sparkle to be a drop-in event to accommodate as many bride’s as possible, so brides will not have the chance to try on their dress with the accessories during this event. If you want to try your dress on with the accessories we suggest booking an accessory appointment during the week of the Accessory Trunk Show (April 30-May 2). You can book an Accessory Appointment here.


I didn’t buy my dress at TMB, can I still come to check out accessories?

Of course! We would love to have you, just remember to RSVP here.


Will there be stock to purchase the day of the event or are all the pieces ordered?

We will have stock pieces, but the majority of the pieces will be made-to-order! Accessories should be purchased approximately 4-8 weeks before your wedding.


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.


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


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.


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


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.



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.


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.