How It All Began...
Marcella has been sewing for as long as she can remember. Her father ran a re-upholstery business out of their garage and taught her tips and tricks that laid the foundation for her sewing skills. Growing up it was always more of a hobby for her, such as making her own prom dress and Halloween costumes for her kids. However, in 1989 Marcella began her journey into the world of bridal, designing wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses for friends and acquaintances; from there Marcella's Bridal was born. For ten years she made custom dresses out of her home while raising her children. As her kids grew, so did the business and in 1999 Marcella's Bridal opened its first brick and mortar store in north Spokane. When the new store opened, Marcella's husband Craig and daughter Kassi, joined the family business. In 2007 we outgrew our original location and moved to downtown Spokane and enjoyed a wonderful 14 years there. Now in 2023 we are bigger then ever in our bright new space across from Northtown Mall where we are able to give every bride the fantastic experience they deserve.
MEET THE TEAM
Co-Owner / Designer
Marcella was born & raised in Southern California where she learned her creative skills from her dad's re-upholstery business. Her family made their journey to Washington in 1976, where she married her high school sweetheart, Craig, in 1983. They moved to Spokane in 1992, where they raised their three beautiful children: Carleigh, Kassi, & Bryan. Marcella now has four beautiful grand babies who she loves to spend time with!
Kassi started working with her family when our first storefront opened in 1999. She has a degree in Business and Psychology from Eastern Washington University. Kassi and her husband, Joel, of 10 years have a beautiful little boy and just built their forever home! In her free time she makes her family and getting into the outdoors a priority. Making lasting connections with her brides and getting to spend time with our team is what makes her excited to come to work each day!
Co-Founder / Financial Specialist
Craig is OG to Marcella's Bridal. He's been the glue and support of Marcella's over the years & helped shape it into what we are today! He has recently started moving out of Marcella's Bridal and into retirement. Craig & Marcella have been married for almost 40 years now & have four beautiful grandchildren. When he isn't doing the books you'll find him on the road to national parks!
Meet our sweet Lori, she has been with Marcella's Bridal for 17 years! She is so talented at what she does & has a work background that you wouldn't expect. After 25 years of working at a pharmaceutical facility with a degree in Biochemistry from Whitworth University, Lori decided it was time for a change & do something she really loved, so she came to work for us. When she's not in the sewing room, you can find her in the garden & spending time with her grandchildren. We are ever so lucky to have Lori apart our team!
Becky is one talented lady in the sewing room! Before working with us Becky & her husband, Matt, lived in Saint Louis Missouri, where she worked for a fashion designer. Matt then got a job as a Pastor here in Spokane, WA. They have two beautiful girls together and love to take them camping and hiking whenever they can! Becky is also a master Knitter in her free time and can make some amazing pieces.
Meet one of our amazing bridal stylist's, Amanda. She's a mom of two humans and four cats! Her & her fiancé, Zach, just purchased their first home together. In her free time she loves taking her boys to the park and just spending time with her family. One of her favorite things about being a bridal stylist is helping brides find their confidence and making them feel beautiful!
Meet our bridal stylist Morgan. She joined our team in 2021, drawn in by the loving atmosphere, Morgan values how we take care of one another as a team as well as each individual that walks through our doors. Her favorite part about being a bridal stylist is getting to connect with brides to help them express themselves and create magical life moments. When Morgan is not helping brides, you can find her walking her dogs, gaming, or playing hide and seek with her niece and nephews.
Our newest Bridal Stylist Lauren! She has made such a great addition to our team. She has a soul of gold & make each and every one of our brides feel like a princess! Her favorite part of being a Bridal Stylist is creating life moments for her brides & building relationships where she gets to know each brides story. When she isn't making dreams come true you can find her in nature or doing yoga.
Juliann has completed our amazing team by assisting our Bridal Stylists to make our brides experience that much more amazing! You'll recognize her by her wide variety of Doc Martin's & amazing nails! She loves getting to be apart of making each brides experience with Marcella's Bridal special!
Our Bridal Stylist