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How Rebecca Schoneveld Makes a Wedding Dress

Aug 13, 2019

by Valerie Rains

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Visiting venues, poring over paper goods, compiling playlists: There’s so much effort that goes into planning a wedding that feels like a true reflection of your unique partnership. But all the careful curation and thoughtful personal touches are still only one piece of the picture. Behind every handmade welcome sign and keepsake bridesmaid gift you select to bring your special day to life, there’s a hardworking craftsperson with their own love story waiting to be told—one of painstakingly sourced materials, unyielding attention to detail, and dedicated customer service. 

It’s a part of the story that not everyone gets to see with their own eyes. But today, we’re changing that, and taking you on an insider’s tour of Brooklyn designer Rebecca Schoneveld’s buzzing bridalwear studio, where a tight-knit team of 15 patternmakers, seamstresses, and tailors work side by side stitching up Rebecca’s line of elegantly wearable gowns for modern brides. Click play to get a glimpse of the full production process for one of her most popular styles, the Fleur-Aimee, from sketchbook to sendoff prayer (yes, really). Whether it’s the individually positioned lace flowers or the queue of tiny hand-sewn buttons that take your breath away, one thing is certain: You’ll never look at a wedding dress the same way again.

Rebecca Schoneveld's Fleur-Aimee gown
SHOP: Fleur-Aimee dress from Rebecca Schoneveld, $2,428

Explore the Rebecca Schoneveld collection

Seville Cape: Simple Ethereal Full Length Georgette Cape
Seville Cape: Simple Ethereal Full Length Georgette Cape
RebeccaSchoneveld
$368.00 USD
Bali Jumpsuit:  Modern Lightweight Wide Leg Bridal Jumpsuit
Bali Jumpsuit: Modern Lightweight Wide Leg Bridal Jumpsuit
RebeccaSchoneveld
$550.00 USD
Phoenicia Lace Gown: Bohemian Empire Waisted Full Length Wedding Gown, Maternity, plus size
Phoenicia Lace Gown: Bohemian Empire Waisted Full Length Wedding Gown, Maternity, plus size
RebeccaSchoneveld
$898.00 USD
Crete Gown: Bias Crepe Gown in Clean, Minimal Contemporary Wedding Dress
Crete Gown: Bias Crepe Gown in Clean, Minimal Contemporary Wedding Dress
RebeccaSchoneveld
$881.00 USD
1930's Inspired Bias Satin Bridal Gown "Ella", Low back, Backless, Cowl neck, Heavy Silk Satin, Customizable
1930's Inspired Bias Satin Bridal Gown "Ella", Low back, Backless, Cowl neck, Heavy Silk Satin, Customizable
RebeccaSchoneveld
$2,420.00 USD
Barcelona Top: Chic Long Sleeve Wrap V-Neck Top
Barcelona Top: Chic Long Sleeve Wrap V-Neck Top
RebeccaSchoneveld
$320.00 USD
Tuscany Skirt: Long Soft Satin Bridal Skirt With Pockets and Slit
Tuscany Skirt: Long Soft Satin Bridal Skirt With Pockets and Slit
RebeccaSchoneveld
$598.00 USD
St. Lucia Pant: Contemporary Wide Leg Wrap Pant
St. Lucia Pant: Contemporary Wide Leg Wrap Pant
RebeccaSchoneveld
$398.00 USD
Madrid Top: Bridal Crop Top in Satin, Simple Elegant Flutter Sleeves
Madrid Top: Bridal Crop Top in Satin, Simple Elegant Flutter Sleeves
RebeccaSchoneveld
$108.00 USD
Tortola Kimono: Wedding Coverup, Whimsical Embroidered and Fringed Kimono
Tortola Kimono: Wedding Coverup, Whimsical Embroidered and Fringed Kimono
RebeccaSchoneveld
$298.00 USD
Sardinia Romper: Lace Wrap Style Short Jumpsuit
Sardinia Romper: Lace Wrap Style Short Jumpsuit
RebeccaSchoneveld
$498.00 USD
Nevis Top: Classic Satin Cowl Neck Top
Nevis Top: Classic Satin Cowl Neck Top
RebeccaSchoneveld
$274.00 USD

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