Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The wedding gown process is a long and joyful journey. We have the pleasure of meeting brides when they first get engaged and are looking for their dream gown, and we get to see them all the way to the end. We getting to know our brides on a personal level, and it is always an honor when we get invited to attend the wedding of one of our brides.

This past weekend, we made a trip down to Charleston, South Caroline for the wedding of Meredith and Dmitri. Meredith and Dmitri got married at the beautiful Lowndes Grove Plantation. Meredith wore a stunning gown by Romona Keveza. She had a custom sash made by SheaNichole Designs ( to complete the look. Meredith mother wore a dupioni silk gown by Watters & Watters. We were able to customize the gown to fit her vision for the day. Here are some pictures from Meredith and Dmitri's wedding:

Congratulations Meredith and Dmitri!
We hope you have a great time on your honeymoon in Greece!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fabulous Photos!

These pictures were too amazing to not share. Emily got married May 2, 2009 in a gorgeous linen Priscilla of Boston gown. When Emily brought her gown in to be preserved she shared her bridal portraits with us. When we saw these pictures our mouths dropped to the floor. Emily looks like a supermodel!!! The photography is by Ashley Brokop Photography ( Her photography and style is amazing and we definitely recommend checking out her website!

Here are our favorites from Emily's photo shoot:

ALL IMAGES BY: Ashley Brokop Photography |

Friday, May 22, 2009

Finding the Perfect Wedding Gown

It's really important to find the perfect gown for your big day. It takes some girls 5 minutes to choose a gown and others months. While recently reading through an issue of Carolina Bride Magazine, I came across some great tips for a bride's search for the perfect gown.

Here they are:

- Don't shop yourself into confusion. While you will want to try on several different styles of dresses, don't try on every gown in town. If you try on a dress and you think it's beautiful, then buy it.

- Consider shopping on your own -- at least initially. Later, you can show your mom or best friend your two favorite dresses and see what they think.

- Wear the proper undergarments and shoes when trying on gowns.

- Ask if your dress can be customized. For instance, some dresses can be ordered with a different sleeve or train.

- Expect alterations. They are almost always necessary and there is usually an additional charge.

- Consider your budget. Wedding dresses in the greater Charlotte area vary from several hundred dollars to several thousand. The fabric, ornamentation and designer all affect the price. Ask your bridal consultant about samples and discontinued styles. They can be wonderful bargains for a fraction of the cost.

- Remember, you alone will wear this dress. You have to look good in it and have confidence that you look good in it.

- Finally, be happy with your selection. When you find "the" gown, you'll know it -- don't settle for less. And whatever your dream dress might be, you can be sure it will be ready and waiting just for you.

Thank you Caroline Bride for these wonderful tips!!! We hope many brides will find them useful!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Designer Update

We are pleased to announce the addition of three new designers to our bridal collection!

Alvina Valenta

Alvina Valenta gowns portray timeless elegance, sophistication, as well as attention to detail and fit; everything that Alvina Valenta is known for. We are very excited to be able to offer Alvina Valenta gowns to our brides. Here's a sneak peak of some of the gowns that will be arriving this fall:

Jewel by Priscilla of Boston

The Jewel Collection extends from the Priscilla of Boston Collection. Keeping in the same theme of classic elegance, Jewel offers youthful gowns at a great price. The Jewel collection is set to arrive this fall.

San Patrick by Pronovias

We've already starting receiving our stock pieces from this new designer! San Patrick offers stunning silhouettes as affordable prices. We are very excited to have San Patrick, and feel the line rounds out our bridal collection. Our newest stock piece is "Elche". It is a beautiful ballgown featuring a ruched bodice and cathedral length train.

Please stay tuned for more updates regarding new stock pieces and some very exciting news for J. Major's ......

Saturday, May 9, 2009


We are so excited about our sample sale today! We will be opening our doors starting at 10am. We look forward to seeing you there!!!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009


Attention bargain shoppers!!! J. Major's will be hosting their annual spring Sample Sale THIS Saturday, May 9. Over 40 designer gowns will be featured in the sample sale. Prices will be marked up to 80% off!! It will be first come first serve, so arrive early!

Here's a sneak peak of some of the gowns that will be offered at the sample sale: