Running down the streets of the West Village, this bride-to-be is about to have a panic attack. There is no way I can be late. I have heard how these things go.
Make sure to arrive promptly and catch an early appointment. You don’t want the woman helping you to have no more patience by the time you arrive.
I made an early appointment. I prepared mentally for the pressure. I was ready to be swift and efficient while zipping through dresses to make the most out of my hour session.
What I didn’t expect when I clumsily fumbled into Spina Bride, was to relax. I felt at home.
Giselle Dubois, co-founder of Spina Bride, greeted me with such a warm smile and loving hug that my worries just melted away.
“As a recently married Latina woman, the pressure to have a family is on, but I am still not ready for kids,” she says. “I am a businesswoman. I like to take on challenges. I like making my life difficult. I don’t ever want to wake up and think, what if.”
Taking control of her fate, Giselle dedicated her energy into creating Spina Bride, along with her dear friend and co-owner of Spina Floral, Paul Diaz.
An experience like no other.
Each appointment lasts an hour and a half, the perfect amount of time to forget everything and immerse yourself in the experience of trying on handpicked designer dresses.
Currently, Spina Bride has a beautiful, and exclusive to New York, selection of gowns from international designers, Jaimie Sortino, Lee Petra Grebenau, Divine Atelier, A La Robe, and Daalarna.
Giselle reached out to each designer individually and continues to nurture every relationship, so they can continue to grow together.
“My children right now are my designers, and every Spina Bride, past, current, and future,” Giselle explains. “I buffer each appointment with another half hour so I have the chance to give each future bride all of my love and attention.”
Spina Bride is redefining the wedding dress shopping experience, and the industry can’t help but notice.
“For a bride-to-be who wants a low-key, personalized, intimate experience, Spina is the ultimate.” –Steven Sendor, Publisher, Sophisticated Weddings.
Between trying on each stunning dress, drinking the complimentary champagne and sipping jasmine tea, I couldn’t help but waltz freely around the space. I was transported straight into a blissful dream-world. I was so happy.
Together, Giselle and Paul continue to create this customized, ultimate experience in a gorgeous townhouse in the West Village. The long-time friends took a leap of faith and recently transformed the space from a flower shop to a bridal boutique.
Giselle quit her comfortable job and is now leading a bridal revolution, if you will.
“After my wedding, I realized I was not fulfilled by my job and I did not want to settle. I asked myself, is this where I want to be?”
Spina Bride’s exclusive, international designs give a wide audience many new options. Right before my appointment, Giselle was with a summer bride from Colombia vacationing in New York who wanted to try dresses by Lee Petra of Israel.
Beyond the mix of cultures and styles, Spina Bride proves that brides can be pampered and showered with love while getting a powerful boutique experience.
From the minute you enter to the minute you leave, you feel like the space is your space. You feel so comfortable and at ease. Thank you Spina Bride, it was the experience I always dreamed about but never believed could exist.
Gal grew up in the world of theatre and dance. She loves using that creativity to find what moves us and awakens our inner passions. Through sharing inspirational voices on bold.global and Bold Blend, Gal hopes to help ignite the belief that when we celebrate each other, it is possible to break boundaries and live a bold life!