Whether she’s creating a stunning wedding dress or a hot number for an A-list celebrity, designer Romona Keveza’s goal is to make every client feel beautiful. Through master craftsmanship, attention to detail, and focusing on a flawless fit, Romona Keveza dresses will flatter any bride-to-be looking for her perfect gown.
How it All Began for Romona Keveza
Lithuanian-Canadian designer Romona Keveza has always had a love for design in her heart. Growing up, she worked in retail and made her own clothing on the side. She finally opened her first store, La Maison, in 1986 and focused only on formalwear for the first few years.
Over time, Keveza’s designs started catching the eyes of celebrities, and one VIP client wanted Keveza to turn one of her black velvet dresses into white silk for her wedding. At first, she turned the client down since satin is such a delicate fabric to deal with, but when the client offered her $10,000 to do it, it was hard not to say yes to the dress!
Romona Keveza’s Journey into the Bridal Industry
Keveza officially launched her own collection in 1999 and spent nearly a decade focusing on bridal gowns. Her gowns, true to her current style, were feminine, luxurious, and sophisticated. Eventually, more celebrities were dying for Keveza’s designs and multiple women were requesting colored gowns.
By 2003, Keveza was converting more of her bridal gowns into red-carpet fashions for several A-listers and she eventually launched her ready-to-wear collection.
Romona Keveza’s Empire Today
Today, Keveza is the sole owner and creative director of her company. She also oversees the brand’s trending content and social operations. All gowns are crafted in North America and available at fine luxury retailers throughout 11 countries. Four collections are available to brides and clients looking for formalwear—timeless yet modern designs with impeccable fit and luxurious fabrics.
Of course, you can’t have a fabulous bridal company in New York City without an equally fabulous showroom. Keveza paired with interior designer Mary McDonald to create her flagship store, located at the penthouse of the iconic Rockefeller Center. Neutrals and grays make up the room with floor-to-ceiling mirrors and short klismos and slipper chairs for seating.
You won’t see racks of clothing in the divine space either. Instead, brides select dresses that speak to them on an iPad and samples are brought out to try on. Keveza tells brides to look for something that feels right and wait for that magical moment. She says creating memories for her customers is her favorite part of her job.
Our Fave Romona Keveza Looks
Keveza’s Fall 2022 bridal collection speaks volumes—literally, check out these skirts! Designed with the modern luxe bride in mind, brides will love the perfect fit, the master craftsmanship, and the fact that all the gowns are made with sustainable fabrics. Plus, these dresses range from size 2 to 32, so they’re made to fit every type of bride.
We love the clean lines on the crepe trumpet gown. It’s simple yet elegant with a touch of glamour. The off-the-shoulder crepe gown is brilliant with the silk organza skirt. The ruching on the top is romantic and it’s all about the ruffle layers on the bottom.
Standing out above the crowd is the silk satin A-line gown. We’re swooning over the light blue hue and floral design, but the high slit steals the show.
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While many of Keveza’s celebrity clients want color, these A-list brides kept things traditional for their wedding days. Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke is used to wearing show-stopping dresses on TV, but she wanted her personality to shine on her big day. Her elegant silk crepe trumpet gown with off-the-shoulder cap sleeves was a stunner for her May 2019 nuptials to actor Matthew Lawrence. Not shown: her amazing 6-ft. long train.
Actress Cheryl Hines said “I do” to a strapless tea-length number by Keveza for her wedding to political heir Robert F. Kennedy Jr. The couple wed under a tent at the Kennedy compound in Massachusetts in 2014. Capa Mooty scored on her wedding day when she chose a simple strapless gown for her nuptials to former Dallas Cowboy quarterback Troy Aikman. It was a classic choice for her beach wedding, and she looked beautiful.
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These celebs are red-hot on the red carpet! T-Swift sleighed her outfit for the 2014 KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball in L.A. The black bodice was sleek paired with the beautiful gold brocade skirt.
Speaking of skirts, check out the floral-printed ball gown that J-Lo wore at the Hurricane Maria Relief Telethon. The gown, from Keveza’s Spring 2017 Collection, features an asymmetrical black silk crepe neckline and we think the actress/singer looks amazing in it.
One of Keveza’s biggest high-profile clients was Angelina Jolie. In 2011, the actress sported a lovely midnight-blue gown for the L.A. premiere of her first directed film The Land of Blood and Honey. Keveza said she was super touched that Angelina chose her dress and that the actress said she felt absolutely beautiful in it.