Studio tour: Gabriella Bridal Salon

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I had the pleasure of visiting Gabriella at her salon a few months ago, and knew her space would be perfect for a studio tour…its hard not to be inspired when you’re surrounded by beautiful dresses like she is!

Name: Gabriella Risatti

Location: 400 W. 14th st. Ste. 2A New York, NY 10014

Company: Gabriella New York Bridal Salon

What is your aesthetic? We are a loft in the Meatpacking District in an old building and our studio has the original hardwood floors.  We have chosen fixtures and furniture that join the industrial feel of the space with the elegance of the gowns.

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? One of my main objectives for the salon is to provide red carpet service without the attitude or uptight feeling that some salons have.  My studio is set up like someone’s home to create that welcoming and friendly environment.  For example, I chose the most comfortable chairs and couches for guests to sit on and displayed the jewelry in an armoire like you would have in your own bedroom.

Favorite part of your studio? I love the windows! We are on a corner and the walls are lined with big windows that let in tons of light and give a great city view.

Where do you go for inspiration? Recently, I have been spending a lot of time on the Highline.  It’s such an amazing escape from the city and allows me to slow down and relax.  The gelato truck in Chelsea Market also inspires me on a very regular basis!

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Our on-line appointment scheduling system!  It allows brides to book their appointments on-line, which saves them a phone call.  Very often, girls end up doing their wedding planning late at night when the stores aren’t open, so this solves that problem!

Is there anything you’d upgrade to? I would give anything for a second elevator in our building, but somehow my landlord doesn’t seem to agree!!!

Anything else we should know?  All of our dresses are exclusive to us in New York and we love to showcase emerging designers!  We offer a selection of gowns that most people have never seen before and we always hear women saying they like our dresses because they are so different.  We are also a flagship for Sara Gabriel headpieces and veils, which are really beautiful and fashion forward.

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[images by Brooklyn Bride]

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7 Comments to “Studio tour: Gabriella Bridal Salon”

  1. boudoir photographer Says:

    Love love love the beaded purses! Thanks for sharing!

  2. kat Says:

    these photos do not do justice to what a fantastic & beautiful place this is! tea from antique china, great furniture, awesome staff, and such a relaxed vibe … i have made the rounds with my own and friends’ weddings in the last 2 years and this is by far my favorite salon. skip kleinfelds. this place is a must.

  3. April Says:

    The gowns are nice, but I love the delicate beaded purses more. Very stylish. Goes well with the wedding dresses.

  4. stealthnerd Says:

    I am SO glad you featured Gabriella’s salon! I got my veil there during a Sara Gabriel trunk show. It was such a great experience that I was almost wishing I’d known about the salon when I was dress shopping! All the girls were super helpful, even shipping my veil to me at no extra cost (which isn’t something they normally do)! I would SO recommend this salon to NY brides!

  5. Sexy Girl Photography Says:

    I love the vibe of the salon. It is a bridal heaven!

  6. New York Photographer Says:

    Nice Salon, the purse and dress are very beautiful. :D

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