J. Major's is located in the historic Dilworth neighborhood, just minutes from uptown Charlotte.
We are home to more than 15 of today's top bridal designers, as well as collections for bridesmaids, flowergirls, mothers, and special occasion. We also carry an extensive selection of accessories such as shoes, jewelry, veils and headpieces.
Here we focus on creating a relaxing atmosphere where our customers can enjoy their experience. With each appointment, we provide exceptional personal attention and top-notch service. Working closely with our renowned designers and in-house seamstress, each gown is customized to most perfectly reflect the bride's vision for her wedding day.
We are extremely proud of the work we do, and it is our hope that this is reflected in your experience as a J. Major's bride.
J. Major's Bridal Boutique Owner, CJ Bostrom, was born in DaNang, Vietnam. At the age of 6, her family moved to the United States and made their home in Asheboro, NC. After high school, CJ attended the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she obtained a degree in Biology with a concentration in Chemistry. Shortly after graduating, she found herself working for a UK-based company out of Raleigh that specialized in non-invasive cardiology sales and research software. It was during this time that she met her husband, Creighton, and after years of traveling with her company, she decided to change careers, allowing her more time with Creighton, her older daughter Erin, and her soon-to-be-born daughter, Devon. Having always been interested in fashion, she started a high end bridesmaids boutique in the South End neighborhood of Charlotte in 2003 called Demoiselle. Eventually, CJ decided to add bridal and purchased J. Major's. Now, after years in the bridal business, she has the passion and desire to make brides happy by not only creating a store environment that is comfortable, inviting and specialized, but by having the ability to create one-of-a-kind gowns, as well.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Heather graduated from Coastal Carolina University in 2008. Out of college Heather worked as an Activities and Event Planner for Marriot International in Myrtle Beach, SC for three years. She loved the Carolinas so much that she decided to make Charlotte, NC her home in 2011. With a love for the events industry and a large interest in weddings and fashion, Heather found her way to J. Major’s Bridal Boutique in January of 2012. After learning more about the business as a Bridal Consultant, she has since taken on the role of Store Manager and loves being a part of the ever-growing bridal industry. Heather is excited to have found her niche in bridal and looks forward to every opportunity to learn more while helping brides fulfill their dreams of the perfect bridal gown.
Heather was married to her husband Matt in a Nicole Miller gown at the McGill Rose Garden in Charlotte, NC in 2013.
A native of Raleigh, NC, Amy has been living in Charlotte since graduating from North Carolina State University with a degree in Psychology in 2006. She worked as a non-profits event planner for 5 years when she decided she was ready for a change in career. After the birth of her first daughter in 2011, she was excited to get back to work when she accepted the position of Bridal Consultant at J. Major's (where she found her bridal gown when planning her own wedding). With a love for the bridal industry and experience in social media and copy writing, she added the title of Social Media Specialist for the boutique and the Erin Grey Couture brand. Amy loves the opportunity to provide brides with exceptional service, recognizing that each is deserving of exceptional attention to the details of their special day.
Amy was married to her husband Ray in Raleigh, NC in May 2010. They are parents to two beautiful daughters, Harper and Georgia.
A resident of Uptown Charlotte, Polly is originally from Shelby, NC. After studying at both Meredith College and Culinary Arts in Asheville, Polly searched for her passion. It wasn't until she began planning her own wedding that she developed a love for the process and sought to become a bridal consultant. She has enjoyed learning more about the industry and loves the moment when a bride finds 'the one,' saying it gives her goose bumps each time. She also enjoys the opportunity to connect with the entire family during the bride's process of trying on bridal gowns.
Polly is married to Jason, and they are proud parents to two rescue fur babies, June and Baby Girl.
Kris Vail grew up in Asheboro, North Carolina, but in her adult life travelled the world serving in the United States Navy, during the first Gulf War. She left the military in 1994 to become a supportive Navy wife and raise her three children. After her youngest started pre-school, Kris decided to go back to college and pursue a degree in English education. Her best friend, CJ Bostrom, suggested that her future may be in event management. She changed majors and obtained two degrees in three years while raising her children. She holds degree in Event Marketing and Business Administration. Working at J. Major’s has solidified the fact that Kris’ true desire is to be a part of the wedding industry. Kris moved to Charlotte in 2013 with Jason and her children Connor, 18 and Abbi Elise, 14 and their dogs Bazul & Bebe. Her oldest son, Parker, 20, is currently following the family tradition and serving in the Navy as a military police officer in Bahrain. Kris’ favorite part of working at J. Major’s is helping a bride select the dress she will wear when she begins the rest of her life.