Real Bride Feature: Jordana and Uri

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As fashion is one of my greatest loves the dress was really an important aspect for me. Wow, the dress. How can I describe this story other than a complete miracle of love. Uri and I knew we’d be traveling to the States shortly after getting engaged so I reached out to Samantha Sleeper, a designer whose work I so admired on Instagram. Within days Samantha and I facetimed, she drew a sketch and I knew that she’d have to be the one to make my wedding gown. On our first day in NYC I went to Samantha’s studio and it was a no brainer. Samantha took my inspiration and created a truly couture gown. It was also the first time Samantha had the restrictions of making a modest dress and she completely nailed it.

I didn’t want to shy away from any of the unconventional details like pops of color and texture. We decided it would be fun if the dress was two pieces, a simple slip dress and an intricately detailed overlay dress. My dress took inspiration from some of my favorites, Valentino and Rodarte, but was still entirely something fresh. Samantha decided to turn the wing sleeves into a capelet back which just felt so ethereal. Upon our next meeting one week later, which would be my first and only fitting, Samantha had made the detailed base of my dress.

As someone who is so particular about my fashion choices, I completely trusted Samantha’s work and aesthetic, and in fact hadn’t see my completed dress in person until one week before our wedding when it arrived in Israel. Samantha would text me updates of all the gorgeous details she was adding, she described my dress as being a meditation for her, which I could feel when I put it on. I couldn’t have been more lucky, it was a true kismet relationship which i’m grateful we still have to this day.

— Jordana Rabinowitz

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“Are you sure/That we are awake? It seems to me/That yet we sleep, we dream” ― William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

 I slipped on this delicately embroidered dream of a gown in fittings this morning and I'm in love. Hand beaded vines and delicate tulle flowers in shades of lavender, periwinkle, blush and clementine over a white illusion.


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"Art is not what you see but is what you can make others see" - Degas

A wedding gown is unlike any other garment you will wear in your life. It has the opportunity to emote identity, values and expression of a new life you are choosing to embark on from that day forward. By nature, fashion lends itself to be a catalyst for meaning, and that is why working with each bride on there custom gown is so meaningful to our studio. We aim to create gowns that are known for there attention to detail, and fashion forward approach. Each piece is custom designed and handcrafted in our New York studio, resulting in an intimate experience & a hyper-romantic, ethereal gown for the modern bride. When you choose Samantha Sleeper to create your gown, you are choosing an intimate, care filled experience where your gown is customized at every step of the way. Fittings are scheduled periodically in the process to ensure a perfect fit. 




A hidden gem in Lake County, Illinois, Cuneo Mansion and Gardens give the feel of a European manor with out having to make your entire bridal party cross the ocean to make it a reality. The space offers stunning details to make your photographers job that much easier. Pictured here on our real bride, Egle photographed by Linas Dambrauskas.


dress: custom 

location: cuneo mansion