Gamberdella, the family-owned wedding boutique founded in 1978, recently renovated its space in a 150-year-old house on Pennsylvania Avenue in Towson.
Since its beginning, Gamberdella has been a family business, employing dozens and dozens of family members over the years. It is almost a rite of passage for women in the family to work at Gamberdella at some point in their lives.
Mary Gamberdella and her mother, Rita, founded the shop decades ago with just 400 square feet of space. In early 2018, Mary Gamberdella reached out to her cousin, Brian Rogers, to help develop and execute a plan to innovate and redefine the bridal business for the next 40 years. The renovation gutted the 5,000-square-foot house to create a three-story showroom.
Gamberdella added high-tech upgrades, including a 72-inch screen that enables brides to video chat with loved ones as they try on gowns. The chic decorating touches elevate the space to keep pace with advances in the wedding market–and to help brides feel special as they choose the most important dress of their lives.
Among the features at the bridal salon are:
• Four private dressing areas available to reserve by appointment, including one large area available for larger parties.
• State-of-the-art audio system allowing control of music from a phone in the dressing area.
• Video and communication technology allowing virtual connections to friends and family or dress designers.
• Digital photography and green screen capability let brides make keepsake images.
• Separate areas in the salon dedicated to bridesmaids and mothers.