Monday, June 29, 2009

Construction Update

In just a few short weeks the new addition to J. Major's will be completed. The new addition will house our bridesmaid collection along with new collections for special occasions and mothers of. Here are some pictures from the past few weeks following the construction:

Stay tuned.. more updates will be coming soon.

Hitched or Ditched on the CW

Set your TiVo! J. Major's Bridal Boutique will be featured on Tuesday night's episode of Hitched or Ditched on the CW Network. J. Major's helped fashion El Lana for her big day. El Lana chose a beautiful gown by Priscilla of Boston.

North Carolina couple El Lana, 29, and Torrino, 35, have been dating for ten years, but resistance to their interracial relationship has brought their fun loving partnership to a standstill.

When Torrino's best friend presents the couple with a surprise invitation to their own wedding, El Lana, a waitress, struggles to convince Torrino’s family that she is a capable bride, while Torrino, a retail salesman, has a hard time choosing between his family and the woman he loves.

While a storm threatens to keep El Lana's family from the ceremony, and Torrino's mother lashes out at El Lana with a racial slur. There are five days until the wedding: will they be HITCHED OR DITCHED?

Tune in tomorrow night at 9:00 pm!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Fall Trunk Show Dates

Our Fall Trunk Show schedule has just been finalized and we are excited about the line up! During trunk shows designers send anywhere from 15-30 additional gowns to the store for brides to try on. These gowns may be part of the newest collection, best sellers or bride requests. During trunk shows discounts will be offered on the featured designer's gowns as well as on veils and accessories. Appointments are required during trunk shows and book quickly! Please call (704) 372-0082 to book your appointment today!

Fall 2009 Trunk Shows:

August 28-29
Romona Keveza Couture
Romona Keveza Legends

September 4-5
Watters and Watters Bridal

September 11-19
Alvina Valenta Bridal

September 24-26
Melissa Sweet & Priscilla of Boston

October 23-24
Lazaro Bridal

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

More Kari!

As promised, here are more pictures of the lovely Kari and her sweetheart, Cole. The amazing Kellie Kano captured these unbelievable images of the wedding. Please enjoy, and congrats again to Kari and Cole!

36 Years Ago...

Priscilla of Boston has been a force in the industry since 1945, designing for daughters of presidents (Johnson and Nixon), royalty (Grace Kelly), and millions of brides around the world. We recently got a first-hand look at a great vintage Priscilla gown and just had to share!

How cool is this? Working together with Shea Nichole Designs, we're creating a custom sash and veil for one of our brides due to be married in October. She and her mom brought Mom's wedding gown in and we just couldn't believe it when we saw the original shipping box in which the gown was still stored. Check out the pictures, showing Mom's gown with the box, as well as some of our modern Priscilla designs and a new shipping box. Priscilla of Boston still operates from the same address in Charlestown, Massachusetts!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

We're Expanding!

We are so excited to announce that J. Major's is gaining some much needed space. We are in the process of up-fitting an additional 1300 square feet from the vacant space right next door to our existing boutique. By July, this new space will be home to our bridesmaid, mother, and flower girl collections. Our current space will remain unchanged, with the exception of an archway opening to our expansin, and more room for our brides to enjoy choosing the dress of their dreams! Follow with us over the next few weeks as the existing space is transformed into a fabulous boutique!

Here are pictures of the space before construction began:

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Kari and Cole

Kari Bonebrake and Cole Kessell were married at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden on May 23. Anna was honored to attend, but regrettably, forgot her camera! We just couldn't wait for Kari's photographer to get her professional shots to her, so we grabbed some of the best ones from Facebook. Thanks to Kari and Cole's friends for getting great pictures, and stay tuned for more of gorgeous Kari in her beautiful Lea-Ann Belter gown. Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Kessell!

This is what happens when you bring a 3 year old in the boutique...

Logan Teague had tons of fun this past Saturday when he and his mom, Leigh, visited. Thanks for making us laugh, Logan!

Photos to Share!

This past month Anna had the opportunity to attend the wedding of Jamie and Mike. They got married on May 2 at Belk Chapel. The reception was held immediately after at The Atrium in uptown Charlotte. Here are some of Anna's pictures from the wedding:

Gown By: Carmela Sutera
Veil By: Brideshead Revisited

Flowers by: Elizabeth House (

Cake by: Hansel & Gretel's Bakery (

A fabulous picture of Anna and Jamie!

Congratulations, Jamie and Mike! We wish you all the best!