Our Founder

From an early age, Emma has been obsessed with the bridal industry. Her first job was at a local bridal boutique in her hometown of Parkersburg, WV, when she was sixteen. Soon after, she attended West Virginia University, where she majored in Fashion Design and Merchandising. Her love of bridal continued as she designed and made her own wedding dress, completed internships in the bridal industry, and went to work in retail management. Opening Gemma Bridal has been a life-long dream in the making!

In 2017 Emma married her high-school sweetheart, Samuel, so she knows the whirl of emotions that come with planning a wedding. That is why she dedicated her career to making the most memorable, one-of-a-kind experience for brides-to-be!  

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