A One-Stop Bridal Shop
Photography by Wes Battoclette
In 2006, Carrie Karibo, owner of Carrie Karibo Bridal realized her lifelong dream of owning her own boutique. Karibo is no stranger to fashion, she received a degree in fashion design from The Ohio State University and became fashion director for Lane Bryant and later Ford Models.
“My husband and I moved back to Cincinnati where I am from to raise a family,” says Karibo. “I decided to open my own boutique – it’s all I’ve ever wanted to do since I can remember. I decided to open a wedding boutique because when I got married I had a really hard time finding things that were modern, unique and interesting.”
Carrie Karibo Bridal started as a boutique specializing in bridesmaid dresses. Over time, she has added mother-of-the-bride dresses, wedding gowns and accessories to keep up with demand. Each designer, dress and accessory is hand selected by Karibo. Designers include Amy Kuschel, Kelly Faetanini, Martina Liana and Leanne Marshall, to name a few.
“When brides walk in I want them to say, ‘Wow, you have things I haven’t seen anywhere else.’ It’s classic with a twist,” says Karibo.
Karibo’s boutique continues to evolve as brides needs continue to change. Brides and their bridal party can now order their dresses and make appointments online.
Carrie Karibo Bridal is located at 334 West Benson Street, Cincinnati, OH 45215. You can reach them at 513.821.9666, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit carriekaribobridal.com.