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 our current home in downtown Spokane making us centrally located for all of our brides coming from near and far.
MEET THE TEAM
Owner / Designer
Marcella was born in Southern California in a bilingual home where she learned her creative skills from her dad's re-upholstery business. She married her high school sweetheart in 1983, having met their sophomore year of high school in Gig Harbor, Washington. Marcella's family moved to Spokane in 1992, where they raised their 3 beautiful children. One of her biggest achievements is recently becoming a grandmother to a happy and healthy baby boy.
Kassi started working with Marcella & Craig when our first storefront opened in 1999. She continued working at Marcella's while pursuing a degree in Business and Psychology. Her and her husband of six years recently welcomed their first baby boy into the Marcella's Bridal family! She loves spending time outdoors with her family and dog. Making lasting connections with her brides is what makes her excited to come to work each day.
From a small farm town here in Washington, Jenna has worked at Marcella's Bridal for two years and loves what she does! The best part of the job for Jenna is getting to meet and work with amazing brides and their families. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, crafting and spending time with her family as much as she can. Jenna also loves the chance to get creative with the gowns in order to make the dress perfect for each bride!
Meet Mikaila, she has been working at Marcella's Bridal for 4 years. She started out as a consultant before Marcella discovered her sewing talent. She loves getting to work with brides through the whole process from helping them find their dream dress to altering it to make it fit perfect! Before working at Marcella's Bridal Mikaila lived in Hawaii with her husband who was in the military. She is a dog mom of two, loves diy projects, and spends most of her free time with friends and family!
Lori has been with Marcella's Bridal for 14 years. Her mom taught her how to sew when she was 5 years old, but Marcella introduced her to the world of bridal alterations. Her favorite moments are seeing brides look beautiful in a dress that we made extensive custom alterations to. Before Marcella's Bridal, Lori worked at a pharmaceutical facility for 25 years with a degree in biochemistry from Whitworth University. When she's not at the shop, you can find her gardening, sewing for fun, and spending time with her grand kids.
Meet one of our amazing Bridal Consultants, Amanda! She has been the perfect addition to our consultant team. Amanda is a cat lover of 4! Her handsome new baby, McKinley has been keeping her very busy at home. One of her favorite things about being a consultant is helping brides find their confidence and making them feel beautiful!