wedding

VARCA | A Bridal Atelier

Sarah Varca is the boss lady behind the Bridal Atelier, Varca! She designs all of her gowns in her Chicago studio, providing dresses for “the woman on her own level'“ all over this lovely planet. Her bubbly yet sassy spirit really comes out in all of her gorgeous gowns. If you want to have fun and be seen feeling your best, go set up a consultation for an original gown by Varca or visit one of her stockists around the world!

The two dresses below are called “The Nikki”, where the lace neck and puffy sleeved cape is removable, and the “Arabella Gown”, the one with all of the fluffy layers and white leather! These are part of Varca’s latest collection and I’m just amazed at the detail that went into them!

I’m just so grateful to photograph entrepreneurs who are doing amazing things, and creating beautiful masterpieces by hand and businesses from the ground up. So enjoy these beautiful looks below and be on the lookout for future features on creative entrepreneurs that I am inspired by, coming to my website soon!

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Dresses Varca | Models Aria + Vinitra | HAMU Celena | Florals Fleur | Location Chicago, IL

Gabe + Karla Wed | Love on a Farm in Wisconsin

Their love is a thing of beauty, storybooks + lots of laughter.

Gabe + Karla. Two of the most beautiful individuals I know, inside and out (and who I also get to call my family). When Gabe introduced her to the family I instantly knew I loved her. She plays and teaches music to little kiddos for a living (at Little Parade in Chicago), so I guess that bubbliness is needed! But even for adults, her smile is vibrant enough to make the whole room happy! 

They were both born + raised Chicago and are the epitome of city people. But for their wedding, they wanted to get away from it all, as we all do sometimes. They ventured north just over the Wisconsin border and found the most lovely little property called The Farm at Dover. Karla got ready in the pink house on the property, their ceremony was in the woods and their coffee hour and stunning reception was in the two-story renovated barn. The day was just perfect. The weather was overcast and the colors were perfectly romantic. Darker tones always tend to make me feel something from each image, more than vibrant colors. The tone of the day was somber and sweet and I'm so grateful I was able to capture the moments from the start of their new season together and Mr. + Mrs Lopez. 

Cheers to new beginnings! 

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HIS / HERS DETAILS

Shoes: bryr clogs / aldo

dress/suit: BHLDN weddings / zara

watch: komono

handkerchief: Una Mae's

caterer: Chef David's

car: vintage VW

donuts: krispy kreme

flower crown: pistil + vine 

table decorator: Sasha Kisiel, Mylene Raspado, Yolypix

coordinator planner: Divine delgado

coffee roasters: Ipsento

barista: Jeremy Mercado