2020 New Season Hours

Spring Season 2020 is a high demand time for our studio, our ‘Late Days” are Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Appointments after 5pm and Saturdays book early in the season. Please make necessary arrangements to book earlier in the day. Saturday Bookings are reserved for 1st Fittings Only…We appreciate your flexibility.

Please e-mail johnemilystudio@gmail.com if you need immediate assistance.

Sunday: CLOSED

Monday:  12-6pm Phone Lines Open

Tuesday:  10am – 7pm

Wednesday: 10am – 7pm

Thursday 12pm – 6pm

Friday 10am – 5pm

Saturday 10am – 5pm

The studio is closed from 1-2pm for lunch daily 😉

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!

2019 Spring/Summer Weddings

Bridal Bouquet
Detail of bridal bouquet before wedding.

John Emily Studio Welcomes 2019 Brides
A few updates we would like to share with you:

Our Hours are extended to accommodate Summer 2019 Weddings.

Please keep in mind Saturday Appointments are reserved for First Fittings, follow up fittings are available Tuesday through Friday…we appreciate your flexibility for 2nd fittings.

We are ready to have a great Spring/Summer 2019 Wedding Season…looking forward to work with you all!