Alicia Valenski

 

Alicia is the type of bride who has a vision and it shows! She ordered her gown without a train because she knew she did not want bustles added. Her alterations we minimal since her corset gown was easily adjustable to her curves. At John Emily one of the focus areas during your bridal consultation is getting a feel for the bride’s style and vision.  We ask you about your venue, your timeline and want to know what is most important to you! Not all brides follow the rules, some brides elope and do a short hike in gowns, others will have the entire wedding outdoors and some stick to tradition. We listen and take measurements according to all these elements. 😉

 

Alicia, thank you for being YOU! The vision was perfect by the way your photographer captured your wedding!

Photo Credits @dani_nicole_photography

Brianna Black

 

Brianna, purchased a gown from Fabulous Frocks Charlotte, it was a few sizes too big but a beautiful silhouette for this bride. We worked closely with Brianna and her mom to schedule her appointments, since we saw her for the 1st fitting June 2nd 2018 and her Wedding was July 14th 2018.  This is a little tight on timing for the process, we prefer 8 weeks minimum time frame.  Reasoning for timeframe is a few things John Emily plans for to avoid feeling rushed, we want to include all the fittings needed to make any adjustments, keeping in mind most of our brides have busy schedules, they are professionals or going to school full time.  Lastly, steaming of the gown requires a minimum. of a week to arrange.

Brianna’s wedding gown required an additional follow up appointment after the 2nd fitting. John Emily was able to turn around work quickly for bride to be fully satisfied with the fit. In the end you see the results 😉

 

Brianna and Mom you both were very sweet to work with!

Jessica Holm

Jessica came to John Emily Studio with this beautiful gown ordered by New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte. She scheduled everything with plenty of time since she was traveling to Ireland for the wedding. Her first fitting was late January and we returned her gown early March, Wedding was end of April.

This is when simple but necessary systems John Emily Studio has applied through experience come in hand. We understand things could happen from your last fitting and before the wedding. There is an option to have your dress adjusted closer to your wedding date, the only thing we need is time 😉

For Jessica, we were able to size her gown a few weeks before traveling to Ireland due to some changes in her sizing. It’s normal, this happens that’s why we are prepared. We take the pressure off these scenarios that could seem stressful. John Emily has you covered.

Jessica thank you for working with us, we love to work with you anytime!

Charlotte Ballentine

Wedding on June 2nd 2018, Bride Charlotte Ballentine, such a sweet customer! She knew exactly what she liked from beginning to end  with her elegant style in this beautiful silhouette from Mikaella Bridal.

After doing her research, it was requested we design a ballroom bustle she had seen on our Intagram from one of our former brides pictures.

Lastly, Custom Garters were made from leftover silk from the gown by our in-house designer Maritza, her beautiful line DeFatima Creations is available exclusively at John Emily Studio.

Dress by Mikaella Bridal

Venue: The Brawley Estate

Photography: @libbymcgowanphotography

 

 

Booking Tips

Bridal Bouquet

Hello Brides,

Here are some tips to book appointments for upcoming weddings.

  1. First Appointments: you can schedule your appointment as early as you would like. The only reason we strongly recommend that you wait (10-12 weeks before your wedding)* is when you are planning on losing weight or are doing intense work-outs/diets that will change your size.
  2. Bridal Portraits: when you call to make your appointment please share with us if you plan on doing bridal portraits this changes turn around times for alterations.
  3. Shoes: this is the most important item to bring to ALL your fittings, even if you are not getting your dress hemmed, shoes make all the difference!!
  4. Quotes: Prices can only be given in person.
  5. Payment: We take payment at the 1st fitting, this is when we offer the Full Consultation and take all measurements. No refunds.
  6. Consultations: If you are unsure if John Emily is the place for you, no problem, we offer 20 minute consultations for a $40 fee and are happy to answer all your questions in person.

John Emily is looking forward to work with you all! Thank you for all the continued support from all our partner bridal boutiques 🙂

*Turn Around Time Frame Updated November 2019