Marcella's Story

Many years ago, Marcella's Aunt founded the only clothing factory in her native country of Nicaragua. She involved the entire family in the business, including young Marcella, who quickly learned everything she could about fabrics, designs, sewing techniques, and alterations.

At age seven, Marcella made her own first communion dress, a white silk organza with deep ruffles around the neck and hem, puff sleeves, and a large bow with long tails. She felt radiant and beautiful in that dress, and when her mother saw her in it she beamed with pride. From that moment on, Marcella's career path was certain.

Marcella Today

For the past 24 years, Marcella has been revered as an icon in the bridal industry. Twice a year she goes to New York City to attend fashion shows and meet with designers, who listen to her input as they develop the next year's collections.

At the boutique, Marcella meets with brides and their families and friends, providing expert guidance every step of the way. She personally measures many brides, and closely inspects every gown after the final fitting.

Because she feels so strongly that every bride should look and feel absolutely breathtaking as she walks down the aisle, Marcella asks that you put your trust in her to help you find the right gown. Some brides come into the boutique with a photo from a magazine and hope that Marcella and her staff will simply help them find a similar style and send them on their way. Nearly all those brides are relieved and grateful when they let Marcella's experience steer them towards The One that's truly right for them.

In-house Alterations

Marcella requires that you use her in-house alterations expert, and for good reason. Couture wedding dresses are classified as such because they're made with the utmost attention to detail and quality: every stitch, every seam, every piece of fabric, every bead is masterfully blended together, like a fine piece of art.

For example, when bringing in the waist, the fabric must line up just the way Vera Wang designed it to. When the gown is shortened, the hem needs to stay true to Herrera's intention – they're not all straight cuts, as many mainstream tailors assume.

Marcella's seamstress has been working with her on-site for more than 10 years, and knows the designers' styles as if they were her own. Her level of perfectionism matches Marcella's, and the results are seen on the faces of every groom who sees his Marcella's bride for the first time.

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