For over 40 years, Maryland brides have found their wedding gowns at Gamberdella. First opened in 1978 by mother-daughter duo Rita and Mary Gamberella, the shop’s reputation for gorgeous dresses and being treated like family has been enduring. We’re super proud to have our gowns included within their selection!
Explains Mary, “Being a family-owned business for over 40 years, when you become a Gamberdella bride, a Gamby Girl, you become family for life. Our brides are classic, traditional, and timeless, with a trend towards clean, simple, and elegant designs. Whether it is the fit and flare look of Coco or the timeless off the shoulder feel of Aubrey, our brides love the classic, yet modern feel of Lea-Ann Belter.”
Gamberdella’s temporarily closed their doors to help flatten the curve, but their passion and commitment to their brides have inspired them to connect in new ways. Mary has been going into the shop every day to accept deliveries and answer calls, while Clare, Gamberdella’s manager, launched their virtual appointment program.
Says Clare, “We have been putting our in-store technology to work during this time while we are unable to be with our brides. We are beginning virtual bridal appointments to get ‘bridal ready’ for when in-store appointments can continue!”
What are you doing with your time away from the shop?
“Since we are unable to have in-person appointments, we have to get our fashion fix somewhere else. Mary has been loving the show ‘Making the Cut’ and feels inspired by the fresh designs. We cannot wait to get back to our brides!”
What is this time making us value most?
“This time has shown us how important our relationship with our brides are, and how we can assure them everything will work out. We have realized how important it is to have a close relationship with our brides, to have a strong level of trust that allows them to know we have their back no matter the circumstance. We really do start a lifelong relationship with our brides from the moment they walk into our store. We cannot thank them enough for sticking with us during this time of uncertainty.”