Style des Reves, Accord


Barbara Kerner of Styles des Reves Custom Dressmaking in Accord, NY.
Bar­bara Kern­er, own­er of Styles des Reves Cus­tom Dress­mak­ing in Accord.

You’re hav­ing your upstate barn wed­ding and you’re look­ing for a dress that’s as stun­ning as your loca­tion.  You’re think­ing you’ve got to spend a long time search­ing in the big city for some­thing sub­lime.  Or could it be your per­fect bridal dress is wait­ing to be made just for you in the scenic hills of the Hud­son Val­ley?

Tucked away in the small town of Accord you will find Style des Reves Cus­tom Dress­mak­ing, owned by the very tal­ent­ed Bar­bara Kern­er who we like to call “Her Awe­some­ness”.  Before mov­ing upstate, Bar­bara worked many years in the fash­ion indus­try and taught design skills at the col­lege lev­el.  With her stu­dio in Accord, Bar­bara hopes to bring high-fash­ion to Hud­son Val­ley brides at afford­able rates.

Over the past year we’ve had the good for­tune to pho­to­graph some of her cre­ations:


Styles des Reves Hudson Valley wedding dress by Duetimage Photography
Bar­bara’s Boho dress, the “Natal­ie”.


Styles des Reves Custom Wedding Dress photo by Duetimage Photography.
The “Bev­er­ly” for your win­ter wed­ding.

In addi­tion to mak­ing cus­tom dress­es based on one of her orig­i­nal designs, Bar­bara can restore and update vin­tage bridal gowns too.  Her clients come from all over the coun­try, and her mas­ter­pieces often star in wed­dings beyond the Hud­son Val­ley.  In addi­tion, she occa­sion­al­ly takes on spe­cial clients like the monks of Holy Cross Monastery who chose her to make their robes.



Styles des Reves Custom Dressmaking


We spent an after­noon with Bar­bara to learn what goes into mak­ing a cus­tom wed­ding dress.  She explained the process and showed us some works in progress, like the “Lulu” which you can see below.


A work in progress, Bar­bara’s “Lulu” dress.


We always enjoy chat­ting with Bar­bara about fash­ion his­to­ry, learn­ing about why this ruf­fle works with that fab­ric, and how it all fits in with oth­er artis­tic ele­ments of a giv­en event.  She’s a good lis­ten­er too and her enthu­si­asm for her craft is infec­tious; you’ll want to have a wed­ding every­day.



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