Bridal Alterations

Love Again Wedding Gown Sale this December!

“Love Again”  
This December we are having a Wedding Gown Sale where brides-to-be will have an opportunity to shop for a dream wedding dress from a bride who wants to become part of a consignment program at John Emily Studio.  

John Emily Studio will handle all the moving pieces of the sale and 50% of the price will go directly back to the bride. Gowns will be priced between $695 and $1,295 depending on condition, designer brand and intricacy of trims/details.

Remember you will be supporting an environmentally friendly program in our local fashion community. John Emily Studio will also be accepting other FORMAL GOWNS for resale year-round for “Give your Dress a Second Chance” consignment program.


RSVP to Love Again

WE ARE MOVING!! April 1st 2021

So Excited to share with your our NEW LOCATION!!!

Beginning April 1st 2021, Studio will be at 1222 East Blvd. Charlotte, NC 28203. We will send you instructions if your appointment is after April 1st 2021

Official OPENING Date at new location is APRIL 7th 2021 STUDIO LOCATIONS ARE CLOSED for CUSTOMERS between APRIL 1st and APRIL 6th 2021 /

EMAIL US for Immediate Assistance


Hello John Emily Brides,

As seasons change our time frames change. During October, November and December we are offering a temporary promotion.

USE CODE WINTER2020 book by calling 704.705.5282

Alterations OFFER:

No matter when your Wedding Date is you will receive an automatic complementary fitting 4 weeks before your Wedding for final adjustments. (This excludes major sizing due to sizing changes on bride’s end)

DURING THESE MONTHS there will be NO RUSH fees applied as long as we book your 1st fitting 6-7 weeks before your wedding date, this only applies for 1st fittings booked October, November and December.

Gown Care Services Offer:


USE CODE GOWNCARE2020 book by calling 704.705.5282

The Bustle

cropped-charlotteaustinweddinghighlights-187.jpegHere at John Emily we care about bustles, every time we pin bustles it’s done creatively. When a wedding gown is bustled it should be as elegant and show off the design as if it was a shorter version of the dress. We take our time to pick up at right place taking into consideration where the skirt flares out. Not only do we create beautiful bustles we also take our time at every fitting to explain and practice before the big day.

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!