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Studio Update During COVID-19

We want to thank our customers for being patient while we work through this situation.

Studio Temporarily Closed

The Studio will be closed from March 26th until April 29th following the Stay at Home Order

Phone Line Hours

Booking will still be available by phone 704.705.5282 with the hours listed below.

Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm

Turn Around Times

Taking into consideration the studio earliest opening could be April 30th, turn-around time frames for June 2020 Weddings could be adjusted from our minimum 10 week turn-around policy.

We are doing our best to book everyone according to Wedding Dates. We understand this is a challenging time for many of our brides who had to postpone their weddings. Our dedicated team is working hard to offer solutions to every situation. We will be here to support you through the this time.

John Emily Team

Stay Safe & Healthy

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!

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