The Faces Behind The Pink Door
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017
By Molly Weimer

Bridal’s by Gilbert is a bridal boutique located in the quaint downtown city of Perry, GA. The boutique opened June 2015 and has flourished ever since. Owned by a local family of Perry, the boutique offers a charm that is hard to find anywhere else. The owners are a warm and welcoming mother-daughter duo, Maria and Mary Margaret Gilbert, who love what they do. Mary Margaret explains that “What lies behind the pink door at our boutique has transformed my life forever. My job is just not to make money; it is to make memories, to make a difference, and to be a bright door among all the dark ones”. When asked what has been the most rewarding moment while Bridal’s by Gilbert has been open, owners Maria and Mary Margaret said “The moment when a bride to be finds her dream gown and we are a part of that special moment”.

 The idea of opening a bridal boutique arose from Maria’s years of experience within the wedding industry, as the Gilbert’s also own a photography business located in Perry. “We were looking for something to do together that would complement the photography in the same space”, and they sure found it! Receiving Best of the Best for 2017 in the category of Bridal and 2017 Georgia Bridal show best booth award were both such humbling achievements for Bridal’s by Gilbert. “It was a true leap of faith, but we have been overwhelmed by the responses from our customers and the community” stated owner Maria Gilbert. 

 It seems as though brides from all over Georgia can’t get enough of this boutique, with brides reaching from all over the southeast to internationally as far as Germany. Each bride has nothing but positive responses regarding their experience at Bridals by Gilbert. In the future the business plans to expand and is always looking to see what needs to be changed and added on. For example the bridal boutique not only offers wedding gowns, but also bridesmaids, tuxedos, flower girl, exquisite jewelry and accessories, as well as a selection of gifts (now offered online). The owners have recently visited Venice, Italy where they purchased one of a kind accessories for your wedding day. They also discovered beautiful lace, which will allow them to start their own line of veils! The Bridal’s by Gilbert team is always looking for ways to make the boutique unique, by providing items and services which cannot be found anywhere else.

Brides are the number one priority at Bridal’s by Gilbert and the consultants at the boutique work hard to make sure each bride feels that all efforts are given to them. “Our goal is to be a boutique with southern hospitality that offers quality products in a welcoming environment” stated Maria. If you are a bride looking for an experience like no other with helpful consultants, caring owners, and beautiful gowns look no further than Bridal’s by Gilbert! 


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