Jennifer Grubbs already owns and operates two other businesses that provide wedding and event planning services, but she’s about to launch Columbia County’s only bridal boutique….with a partner and with another like-minded entrepreneur—with a different style— in the same space.
Grubbs and her business partner, Jessica Baskette, will celebrate the grand opening of their new store – Lace & Veil Bridal Boutique, on Sunday, Nov. 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Located at 500 Furys Ferry Road, Suite 103 next door to K’s Koncepts in Martinez, Lace and Veil will sell wedding gowns and accessories, such as bracelets, belts, and necklaces. During the grand opening celebration, “We’ll have raffles every 30 minutes starting at 1:30,” says Grubbs. They held a fashion show and photo shoot at the store on Sunday, Oct. 24, which 25-30 people attended. “It was phenomenal,” she states.
Grubbs and Baskette will share the space with another local clothing entrepreneur: Keith Jones, who will celebrate the grand opening of his store – Made to Measure – on the same day. Jones will sell custom suits for both men and women, as well shirts and accessories. He has operated a mobile clothing business for seven years, which means he went to clients’ homes, took their measurements, and delivered their items to them. “This will give me a dedicated workspace,” he says. “I’ll be able to serve my client base better and expand it.” Jones explains he’s always been interested in fashion and how being well-dressed can improve one’s personal and professional image. “I enjoy helping other people with that,” he states. During the grand opening, Jones says models will wear his suits. “I’ll be in a custom outfit, and I’ll probably have some type of sale on accessories that day only,” he adds. Made to Measure will be open by appointment only.
The store will be open Tuesday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday and Monday, Lace & Veil will allow customers to book an appointment for a LAVish VIP Experience, which means the store will be open exclusively for a bride and up to four of her guests. During the 150-minute session, the bride will have the chance to meet with a stylist and discuss gown options. The cost for this service will be $250.
As for Grubbs, operating three businesses simultaneously may sound like a daunting task, but she says it won’t be that bad, thanks to her staff. “We’ve got it covered,” she adds.
For more information about both businesses, visit their websites at laceandveilbridal.com and kjonesmtm.com.