Make Merry’s wee pop-up Tie The Knot welcomes offers a
boutique shopping experience.
BY ALLISON SAUNDERS
If you’re sweating the small stuff—and the big stuff—surrounding your wedding day, Make Merry has your back (and your front, and your floor and your ceilings). Krista Comeau and
Jillian Demmons are the detail-oriented pair behind vintage and speciality event rental company. Since moving into their Dartmouth showroom they’d been plotting a pop-up shop, to bring in brides and grooms outside of their appointment-only hours.
An indie, intimate alternative to the usual wedding shows and shops, Tie The Knot brought together some dearly beloved local vendors—like Gateaux Rose cakes, Katrina Tuttle dresses, Paper Chain stationery, Sarah Sears jewellery and East of Ordinary’s ties—for a month-long pop-up, but has decided to keep it going all season.
“We’re trying to basically create that feeling you get in a lovely little shop, but it’s for weddings,” says Comeau. She and Demmons cherry-picked some of their favourite wedding-related businesses and makers to join them in store. “We’re just so lucky to have so many great vendors here, we just want to boost them up as much as possible. These people are very generous and kind and willing to work really hard for to make beautiful things for people. We definitely have lots of creativity here.”
Tie The Knot welcomes shoppers the first Saturday of every month from 10am to 4pm through the summer months, and into the fall. “It’s helpful to kind of feel excited about what can be a daunting experience,” says Comeau.
Tie The Knot
47 Wentworth Street
first Saturday of the month 10am-4pm