Rebecca Schoneveld

Real Wedding: Meredith + Pat at Camp Tanadoona

Real WeddingsRebecca Schoneveld
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Our bride Meredith is a professional graphic designer, so she had a clear vision in her mind about what the vibe and style of her wedding was to be. She was looking for something classic and comfortable, that would fit her Autumn wedding at Camp Tanadoona in Minnesota. She found our Daisy gown and Ivy lace top at A&Be Bridal Shop in Minneapolis, and threw on top a white denim jacket from the Gap which she hand painted herself! We absolutely love every personalized detail she put into her day. The abundant love this group of family and friends have for each other is so clear! Cheers to the happy couple!

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In Meredith’s own words:

Patrick and I were married on October 27th, 2018 at cozy Camp Tanadoona in Minnesota. We both love to camp and spend time outdoors, I worked as a camp counselor (at a different camp) for a few summers and wanted our guests to get a glimpse of the magic of camp. We were nervous leading up to the big day about the weather cooperating, this is late fall in Minnesota after all, it could have been snowing or it could have been 60 degrees. To say we lucked out is an understatement. The weather was gorgeous, we had a beautiful fall day surrounded by golden leaves and love from our friends as family. 

I planned and designed the wedding myself, I had never ventured into this kind of design or high level of planning before. Since I am a graphic designer and a watercolor artist I was able to make a lot of my own details. Patrick and I spent our year-long engagement thrifting vintage plaid blankets, old thermoses, lanterns, and wooden chairs that mom recovered in funky plaid fabrics. It was very fun for us, each antique shop it's own little adventure which turned into their own special memories, and it was a great way to involve my groom in *some* of the details. 

I was so excited to put my dress on, our ceremony was in the early afternoon which I loved because it gave me more time to spend in my dress. Tears of happiness streamed down my cheeks as my mom helped me in to it. I loved everything about it, wearing it made me feel classically beautiful, simple yet stunning. Besides feeling gorgeous in the dress, I felt like myself. 

For our first look our photographer, Jessica, took us over to the white mansion on the camp property. She tucked me on one side and said she was going to get Patrick. I could hear his voice as he was getting closer and I felt oddly calm, ready to see him and spend our day together. We stepped onto the porch and he hollered "YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL, LOOK AT YOUR DRESS!!" We cried, hugged and shared stories of how our mornings had gone. 

Our day was truly magical. The golden autumn leaves fell softly on us as we said 'I do'. I ventured about camp, sat by a bonfire, wined and dined under the stars, and danced until my feet couldn't take it anymore. I'm so thankful that this dress found me (it was the first one I tried on). I will forever look back on my wedding day and remember how peaceful, poised, confident and happy I felt wearing my Rebecca Schoneveld dress. 

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Wedding Vendors:

Photography: Jessica Holleque  www.jessicaholleque.com

Dress shop: A an Be Minneapolis

Florals: Sister Honey Floral Co. 

Bridesmaids: BHLDN

Jacket: Gap 

Jacket Design: Meredith Jane Designs

Hair and Makeup: Primped MN

Rentals and Styling for head table: Essen Events 

Rings: Alexis Russell

Shoes: Bryr Clogs