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Gavin Christianson Bridal


125 E Parrish St
Durham, NC 27701
Phone: (919) 797-0028
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Gavin Christianson Bridal provides designer wedding gowns in sizes ranging from 2-32. Their bridal styling is unique, gorgeous, and timeless.

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Twitter: @GCBridals
Instagram: @gavinchristiansonbridal

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Photo of Tyler Streuter Tyler Streuter
Jun 15, 2019 5

Photo of Allison Streuter Allison Streuter
May 30, 2019 5

Such a beautiful store!!!

Photo of Yannanda Mieses Yannanda Mieses
May 30, 2019 5

Beautiful store and dresses, level of professionalism was superb. The stylists were very knowledgeable and I felt they listened to exactly what I was looking for. Would recommend!

Photo of Dante Miller Dante Miller
Jun 29, 2020 5

I felt like I was with family. And since finding my dress I can't stop looking at my pictures! Thank you all sooooo much!!! I would HIGHLY recommend the VIP Experience. I needed it.

Photo of Rachel Taylor Rachel Taylor
Jun 2, 2020 5

My experience at Gavin Christianson Bridal was a lot of fun and Gineen made it easy to find the perfect dress. She worked with my budget and encouraged me to try on different styles I didn't know what would work for me. As a curvier bride I was nervous it would be a difficult process to find The One, but the process was so easy at Gavin Christianson!

Photo of Danisa Baker Danisa Baker
Jun 3, 2020 5

I have not had my appointment yet but have spoken with the owner to ask questions about what to expect. She was phenomenal. I felt like she was more interested in what I needed for a pleasant experience more than making a sale. She was patient and let me ask as many questions as I wanted. It felt like talking to a friend. Im excited about my appointment in July.

Photo of simone shepherd simone shepherd
May 8, 2020 5

I never write reviews but I went to almost 10 wedding dress places before I found this place. The selection of wedding dresses here is extraordinary! The atmosphere was beautiful and the staff was welcoming and attentive. I was there with my girls and Christina made us so comfortable. I said yes to the dress with her help. It was such an amazing experience!

Photo of Jessica Mills Jessica Mills
Dec 27, 2019 4

It's a lovely place. Definitely caters to the bride's needs. We had a great time.

Nov 22, 2019 5

Beautiful gowns and customer service!

Photo of Brittany Gayle Brittany Gayle
Aug 13, 2019 5

Lovely shop with a helpful and friendly environment!

Photo of Erika Berry Erika Berry
Jul 22, 2020 5

I can't say enough good things about this place! If you're not sure what type of dress you are looking for, create a pinterest board and the good folks at Gavin Chistianson Bridal will do their homework to find you a favorable look before your appointment. In the shop, we wasted no time narrowing down the look, and I never felt pressured to say yes or no do any dress. The owner of this place is so passionate and talented and made me feel so beautiful.

Photo of Brittani Mclean Watson Brittani Mclean Watson
Jul 12, 2020 5

GCB offers a wonderful selection of dresses. I was able to share my ideas prior to the appointment. Several dresses were ready for me to try on at my appointment. Customer service was phenomenal!

Photo of Nina Mascia Nina Mascia
Jul 31, 2020 5

If I could give 10 stars, I would! If you're in the Raleigh/Durham area, you NEED to set up an appointment! The dress selection was huge and unique with tons of customizable options. GC was the only shop I went to who did their homework and asked where my wedding was, what I was looking for ahead of time, and even asked for me to send in pictures. Due to COVID there were inevitable restrictions, but Gineen was so wonderful and made us feel so at ease. She was able to listen to my feedback and almost read my mind in choosing the next dress to try. I ended up finding so many gorgeous that were absolutely perfect. GC made it so easy to say yes to the dress!

Photo of LaToya Cesar LaToya Cesar
Sep 26, 2021 5

Excellent bridal boutique in Durham, NC. After visiting other local bridal stores, I was pleasantly surprised at the level of customer service I received at Gavin Christianson. Yes, they charge a small fee to book an appointment, but it was worth it for the level of attention and detail that I received. 1st, I received a call from the salon prior to my appointment to discuss my dress preferences. 2nd, the day of the appointment, the staff were ready to serve, and had pulled dresses for me to try based on our previous conversation. The bridal consultant was knowledgeable and attentive, and made me feel comfortable. I also LOVED that they had size inclusive dresses so that I could actually fit into the sample dresses (I'm a size 14/16 ) without feeling insecure. Amazing experience!

Photo of K Bartz K Bartz
Oct 1, 2021 5

Gavin Christianson Bridal helped me find my wedding dress!! They were so patient with me and knew the right questions to ask to identify what I liked and didn’t like about each dress I tried on, then took that feedback and gave me different dresses to try based on the things I liked. They were conscious of my budget the entire appointment. The only reason my dress was over budget was because I asked to try on the dress in the window that I had been admiring for my entire appointment so far and it was the one. I absolutely recommend this place and already have to a few friends! I am a plus size bride but I felt normal here and did not feel limited in options based on my size!

Photo of Dan Blue Dan Blue
Mar 29, 2022 5

What a great place! I saw the article in the NYT and was pleased to see that it is a local shop.

Photo of Chronicles of S[he] Chronicles of S[he]
Sep 23, 2021 5

My husband and I are celebrating our 10 year anniversary. I drove from Maryland to NC to try on this dress. This shop of excellence was amazing. When I walked in I was greeted with a smile and a congratulations. They even had a little sign in the front of the store that stated my name and congratulations on it. I was pleasantly surprised they already knew what I was looking for and had them all lined up for me to try on. It was a beautiful experience. I will definitely refer to other people.

Photo of Olivia Giovingo Olivia Giovingo
Sep 1, 2021 5

Just said yes to the dress at Gavin Christianson this past weekend. Jeannie, owner, as well as Hayes, consultant, were fabulous!! (Hope I got those right!) I loved how size inclusive the shop is and how knowledgeable they are to help you envision any custom alterations you may want to make to a gown so its exactly what you want! They asked for dress inspo before my appointment and I loved how quickly we were able to filter through dresses because they were already prepared before we got there. I must have tried on like 8 dresses in no time, before picking one from earlier I fell in love with. This was the 3rd and last shop of the day for me, I guess I saved the best for last! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!

Photo of Anna H Anna H
Aug 8, 2021 5

I had the most amazing experience at Gavin Christianson. I fully went in with no expectation of finding a dress, I was so nervous. I usually have such a hard time finding things I like, between being picky and not having the typical body type I was totally not looking forward to trying on dresses. My consultant asked me a ton of questions and helped me narrow down what I really wanted without me even knowing it! I found a gown from their private Carrington Collection and I'm so glad it's not a dress I will be seeing worn all over cause it's exclusive! Gavin Christianson made the day so amazing and everyone was so helpful and so kind, I ended up finding my dream dress and I can’t wait for it to get here! I cannot say enough wonderful things about the staff and the experience you get from Gavin Christianson. I'll be coming back for bridesmaids and my hubby's tuxedo too.❤️

Photo of Ashley McCauley Ashley McCauley
Feb 5, 2022 5

I booked the VIP experience with a photographer and it was definitely worth the extra cost! They went above and beyond to make sure we were having a good time. I went into the shop not really knowing what I was looking for but they asked all of the right questions until they eventually found the one! It was an incredible day.

Photo of Felicia Brown Felicia Brown
Oct 30, 2021 5

Gavin Christian Bridal is the best hands down. They helped make my experience magical. I would highly recommend them to any bride. The VIP option was a hit!

Photo of Keisha Simpson Keisha Simpson
Dec 22, 2021 5

Awesome experience!! I was warmly greeted and the process to assist me in locating "the dress" was so thoughtful! Would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding dress!

Photo of Devyn Douglas Devyn Douglas
Aug 3, 2021 5

Knowledgeable. Insightful. Caring. These are words that describe the people behind the experience that is Gavin Christianson Bridal. It's one thing to hear how wonderful a place is. It is quite another to experience it firsthand. I wasn't sure what to expect. I had already visited a few local bridal salons, before visiting Gavin Christianson, and always walked away unimpressed and thinking I may not find "the" dress. All that changed at Gavin Christianson Bridal. Hayes greeted our party. She was friendly and gracious. She asked about the wedding, about plans, and then asked what ideas I had for a dress. She listened - really listened, to everything I said, everything I shared, and was spot-on when it came to pulling dresses. Janeen came over to greet us and also grabbed a few gowns after listening to us talk. She could not have selected better dresses to try. She made the process of trying on dresses, and even more, the process of FINALLY choosing a dress, a JOY! The consultants together helped me make the best choice for me. Not once did I feel pressured in any way.  Not once did I feel as though this was a mere job to them. These were people who wanted you to find the dress for you! These were people who cared about you. When you go to Gavin Christianson Bridal, you will be in great hands, caring hands. Thank you, Gavin Christianson Bridal, for helping me to find "the" dress. ...but even more? Thank you for the way you care about individual brides. :)

Photo of Nia Solina Nia Solina
Nov 5, 2021 5

A friend of mine referred me to buy my dress from here. From the beginning , my family and I were treated with the upmost respect. My dress came in and it fit me perfectly. I just can’t say thank you enough! I will be referring you to all of my friends for sure! God Bless you!

Photo of Janie Cole Janie Cole
Sep 25, 2021 5

This was such a wonderful wedding gown shopping experience. It was intimate, thoughtful, light hearted and fun. I felt really listened too and Janine listened to the feedback I gave and kept pulling dresses that were even more perfect than the last. Overall, it was a great experience! I would recommend them highly to any friend getting married.

Photo of Nicole Miller Nicole Miller
Jul 14, 2021 5

The most amazing experience!!! With world class service and a wonderful collection of dresses it's everything a bride to be could ask for!!

Photo of Twinetta Taylor Twinetta Taylor
Jun 1, 2021 5

The experience I had with this precious boutique was such a dream come true! The consultant was helpful and my experience felt so personal! I couldn't have dreamt for a better day! My mother scheduled the appointment for the Memorial Day weekend since I was visiting from Maryland. It was an enjoyable memorable experience for the both of us. I couldn’t have picked a better place to find my dream dress! I said Yes to the most beautiful Gavin Christianson!

Photo of Shareefah Stanley Shareefah Stanley
Apr 12, 2021 5

Loved the KittyChen trunk show! I was able to get the exact dress that I wanted! Definitely will recommend Gavin Christianson Bridal to others.

Photo of Kathryn Lane Kathryn Lane
Mar 8, 2021 5

If you are looking for an intimate, memorable, experience to look for “the dress” I highly suggest you book a VIP consultation with Gavin Christianson Bridal! The whole experience from beginning to end was mere perfection. Before I arrived to my appointment Gineen pulled gown styles that I posted on my Pinterest board. She also played songs from my Spotify playlist to make the experience feel tailored to me. During the consultation Gineen and her team were noting all of my feedback about each dress I tried on. She was able to see my vision even though I couldn’t articulate it well. I was able to say yes to the dress after only trying on 5-6 dresses! My group of friends and my mom throughly enjoyed the experience as well. They, and I quote, said” I could have watched you try on dresses all day. I didn’t want the experience to end.” Overall I had an amazing experience and I’m so happy I chose Gavin Christianson Bridal and their team to help me find the wedding dress of my dreams!

Photo of Odofoley Oquaye Odofoley Oquaye
Feb 2, 2021 5

I have never been dress shopping before but this experience was great! I love how efficiently things were done. I'm not a girly girl and never really pictured my dream wedding much less dream dress. I didn't know too many terms regarding the styles available for my body type. As a plus size gal, I appreciated the pulls and suggestions made since I didn't know where to start. I never felt overwhelmed and my mother even noted how patient the team was with her as she asked questions and gave her feedback. The online booking process was great and so was the pre consultation phone call. Most importantly, I was given details of what to expect next along with a timeline. Just A1 Professionals all the way around. I did say yes to the dress and look forward to providing referrals 😁

Photo of Jasmine Atkins Jasmine Atkins
Jan 26, 2021 5

My family and I had a wonderful time at GCB. I brought my mom and one of my bridesmaids with me. I was walked through the process again and then started trying on dresses. The only place I tried on dresses prior to GCB was David's Bridal and this was a complete 180 from that experience. There were gowns already picked out for me based on our phone conversation and my Pinterest board. All of the gowns were gorgeous, but I was able to weed out the ones that weren't for me. I left with the image of a perfect gown in my head, but wanted to think on it due to me having one more appointment. Although I did not get my gown from GCB, I did appreciate the way I was made to feel comfortable and listened to. I will recommend this shop to any bride I know getting married in the area!

Photo of Tiffany Carrington Tiffany Carrington
Apr 15, 2021 5

I loved the personal experience! The consultants are very knowledgeable in helping you decide your special dress! They already had dresses pulled for me based on what I wanted! That's why I said yes to My Dress at Gavin

Photo of Krista Melton Krista Melton
Mar 26, 2021 5

Honestly I went looking at wedding dresses not anticipating a thing, cause my first experience was😐. But when I tell you the ladies at @gavinchristiansonbridal are BOMB AF! I loved everything about my experience from the laughs, encouraging words, to the moment I said Yes! I'm so appreciative to them, I can't wait until I get to debut my dress chile!

Photo of Asia Ramsey Asia Ramsey
Mar 29, 2021 5

Great experience! The staff was very professional and attentive. They made sure my vision was executed and that I would feel beautiful in my gown.

Photo of Nika J. Nika J.
Nov 29, 2020 5

I FINALLY said YESSSSS to the dress! After going to David’s Bridal 3x I still was not satisfied and was running on crunch time as my wedding being 62 days away! I was extremely frustrated and overwhelmed and was on the verge of saying the hell with it! I remember my fiancé coming home and saying “baby I found this bridal shop downtown and I called and the young lady said you could come in for an appointment at 3:00p today”. I didn’t respond and was over dress shopping but after he asked me again I finally decided to call! I believe her name was Janae that was helping me (I hope I spelled it correctly ) anyways I was given her so much attitude because of the terrible experiences I had at David’s Bridal! Upon entering Gavin Christianson Bridal she greeted me immediately and I filled out paper work directly after doing so she already had a dress in her hand (not knowing it would be MY DRESS) so I looked it at and immediately responded nooooo I don’t think it’s me ! She said go try the dress on I took a deep breath and went to try it on and looked in the mirror I came out and she requested and stood in the bigger mirror where I said “I LOVE IT!!!!! THIS IS MY DRESS!!!” after the hassle of being overwhelmed and frustrated I finally was able to find my dress and leave it out with it !!!! I tried on one dress and knew it was everything I imagined myself being in and more !!!! Thank you Gavin Christianson Bridal for offering the best customer experience a bride should experience! I would recommend this bridal shop to anyone !!!!!

Photo of Diana Doody Diana Doody
Feb 1, 2021 5

Could not have asked for a better experience. I entered having little idea what I wanted and only FOUR DRESSES IN my consultant nailed it. I felt like I had the true 'say yes to the dress' experience. Can't wait to come back, when my dress comes in!

Photo of Amanda Crouthamel Amanda Crouthamel
Dec 6, 2020 5

My visit was wonderful!! It was just myself, my maid of honor and the stylist so I didn’t have to stress about covid risks and had her full attention. She had clearly done her research before hand on the style I liked/was looking for and had preselected dresses to look at to optimize our time. I found the perfect dress and couldn’t be more satisfied!!

Photo of Ching Tan Ching Tan
Aug 25, 2020 5

Experience was great, love working with them. Good job.

Photo of Mackenzie Miller Mackenzie Miller
May 2, 2022 5

I had the best experience at Gavin Christianson! This was my first time trying on gowns and I was so impressed with how smooth the whole process was! I worked with Gineen and she had already pulled gowns based off of reference pictures I sent in. She listened to what I liked and disliked and I ended up choosing the third gown I tried on! She made everything about this experience so great and I could not recommend this shop more!

Photo of mariah littlejohn mariah littlejohn
Jun 29, 2022 5

WOW, I don't know if I have the words. As someone who had never tried on wedding dresses before and barely had an idea of a style, I was lucky enough to "say yes" in one appointment. The staff did an amazing job at helping my figure out my style and even helped me find the perfect dress. I had full attention of the staff, and not once did she become inpatient with me despite my lack of decision making. I am recommending this place to all of my friends!

Photo of April Michelle April Michelle
Apr 9, 2022 5

I read the reviews and decided to go anyway. And it was awesome. The one on one attention and gown selection was great. This was my first time trying on gowns and I emailed a few dresses I wanted to try. I was all over the place but she helped with a smile. I was stuck on one dress from the beginning. She suggested other styles just to make sure I was still in love with number 1. The best part was there was no pressure. I went on a Monday and she set an appointment for the following Friday for a dress retry before I bought it. Needless to say, I got it and I still love it. I would 100% recommend this shop