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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

Karina Gown: Mist blue and White Gold Silk Jacquard, Ballerina Bustier, Ballgown
Karina Gown: Mist blue and White Gold Silk Jacquard, Ballerina Bustier, Ballgown
RebeccaSchoneveld
$3,850.00 USD
Gemma Gown: Beaded Lace Art Deco 1930s Inspired Sleeveless Bridal Gown with Bias Silk Slip, Low V back
Gemma Gown: Beaded Lace Art Deco 1930s Inspired Sleeveless Bridal Gown with Bias Silk Slip, Low V back
RebeccaSchoneveld
$3,750.00 USD
Seville Cape: Simple Ethereal Full Length Georgette Cape
Seville Cape: Simple Ethereal Full Length Georgette Cape
RebeccaSchoneveld
$400.00 USD
Lined Tulle bridal skirt separate, the “Jordan” skirt CUT TO ORDER
Lined Tulle bridal skirt separate, the “Jordan” skirt CUT TO ORDER
RebeccaSchoneveld
$1,465.00 USD
Bali Jumpsuit:  Modern Lightweight Wide Leg Bridal Jumpsuit
Bali Jumpsuit: Modern Lightweight Wide Leg Bridal Jumpsuit
RebeccaSchoneveld
$598.00 USD
Tortola Kimono: Whimsical Embroidered and Fringed Short Kimono
Tortola Kimono: Whimsical Embroidered and Fringed Short Kimono
RebeccaSchoneveld
$478.00 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
$1,058.00 USD
Sardinia Romper: Lace Wrap Style Short Jumpsuit
Sardinia Romper: Lace Wrap Style Short Jumpsuit
RebeccaSchoneveld
$658.00 USD
1930's Inspired Bias Bridal Gown "Ella", Low back, Backless, Cowl neck, Heavy Silk Satin, Customizable
1930's Inspired Bias Bridal Gown "Ella", Low back, Backless, Cowl neck, Heavy Silk Satin, Customizable
RebeccaSchoneveld
$2,420.00 USD
St. Lucia Pant: Contemporary Wide Leg Wrap Pant
St. Lucia Pant: Contemporary Wide Leg Wrap Pant
RebeccaSchoneveld
$398.00 USD
Gracefully Gathered Circle Skirt with Deep V Neckline, Crepe-de-Chine, Dramatic Train, "Hudson" by Rebecca Schoneveld
Gracefully Gathered Circle Skirt with Deep V Neckline, Crepe-de-Chine, Dramatic Train, "Hudson" by Rebecca Schoneveld
RebeccaSchoneveld
$1,980.00 USD
Deep V Bodice with a Fluid Line Skirt, Delicately Sequined Embroidery, Applique, "Juniper" by Rebecca Schoneveld
Deep V Bodice with a Fluid Line Skirt, Delicately Sequined Embroidery, Applique, "Juniper" by Rebecca Schoneveld
RebeccaSchoneveld
$2,460.00 USD

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