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VWIDON

Chicago , IL
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360 W Superior ST
Chicago, IL 60654 US (map)

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ABOUT US

Husband & wife designers, Kenneth Park and Carla Hwang design chic contemporary wedding gowns.
The showroom is by appointment only.
Husband & wife designers, Kenneth Park and Carla Hwang design chic contemporary wedding gowns.
The showroom is by appointment only. Read less
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Who do you provide services for?
Bride
Which of the following items do you offer?
Hair Accessories, Veils

REVIEWS

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marina
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
I actually was going to buy my wedding dress from another boutique, but then went to Vwidon last minute. Thank goodness I found Carla and her wonderful, out of this world dresses! (Attention brides - if you want a truly elegant silk dress made in the US at about $3,000, look no further!). I went to 10 or so stores before Vwidon, including stores in West suburbs.

They also have very clean, completely new-looking floor samples. The store is very large with 100's of wedding dresses to choose from.

Carla is a gifted artist! My wedding was "last minute" at Trump Hotel (May 2016) and she made my gorgeous custom silk tulle / lace dress in 2 months. I received hundreds of compliments about my dress, and will have unforgettable memories!
Marina
I actually was going to buy my wedding dress from another boutique, but then went to Vwidon last minute. Thank goodness I Read more...
I actually was going to buy my wedding dress from another boutique, but then went to Vwidon last minute. Thank goodness I found Carla and her wonderful, out of this world dresses! (Attention brides - if you want a truly elegant silk dress made in the US at about $3,000, look no further!). I went to 10 or so stores before Vwidon, including stores in West suburbs.

They also have very clean, completely new-looking floor samples. The store is very large with 100's of wedding dresses to choose from.

Carla is a gifted artist! My wedding was "last minute" at Trump Hotel (May 2016) and she made my gorgeous custom silk tulle / lace dress in 2 months. I received hundreds of compliments about my dress, and will have unforgettable memories!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Hands down Carla makes the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen. A friend recommended shopping here; she had tried on dresses at an extensive list of Chicago bridal stores and insisted that I would find my dress here. I wasn't sure how she could be so convinced, but after stepping into the store, boy was she right. Carla's work is so wonderful, I wish I could have picked out several dresses! The quality of the fabrics is outstanding (sourced mostly from france and italy) and all of her gowns are designed to really flatter the female figure. What I loved about my experience at Vwidon is that I never felt pressured to make a purchase, which I cannot say about many other retailers I visited. Carla was patient and responsive throughout the whole process. She added MANY customized details to my dress and even let me come in for additional fittings to make sure the changes along the way were just right. Her pricing is also very reasonable compared to other name-brand designers and the quality and service are MUCH better. At my last fitting, I don't think either me or my mom wanted to leave! I have left telling people there is no other place to shop in Chicago for a wedding gown.
Hands down Carla makes the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen. A friend recommended shopping here; she had tried on Read more...
Hands down Carla makes the most beautiful dresses I have ever seen. A friend recommended shopping here; she had tried on dresses at an extensive list of Chicago bridal stores and insisted that I would find my dress here. I wasn't sure how she could be so convinced, but after stepping into the store, boy was she right. Carla's work is so wonderful, I wish I could have picked out several dresses! The quality of the fabrics is outstanding (sourced mostly from france and italy) and all of her gowns are designed to really flatter the female figure. What I loved about my experience at Vwidon is that I never felt pressured to make a purchase, which I cannot say about many other retailers I visited. Carla was patient and responsive throughout the whole process. She added MANY customized details to my dress and even let me come in for additional fittings to make sure the changes along the way were just right. Her pricing is also very reasonable compared to other name-brand designers and the quality and service are MUCH better. At my last fitting, I don't think either me or my mom wanted to leave! I have left telling people there is no other place to shop in Chicago for a wedding gown. Read less
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Kerri A.
Wedding:
10/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Carla at Vwidon makes the MOST beautiful dresses I've ever seen in my life. The second you walk into her clean and organized studio you'll see that her dresses are very high quality work and high quality materials and it makes a world of difference. She uses only the best materials and is truly a designer with amazing visions of beauty. I was having a hard time finding a dress that I felt was "the one" and while other dresses looked OK on me I never got that feeling of "this is it" until I tried on my dress at Vwidon. My poor sister-in-law had come with me to quite a few bridal stores to watch me try on dresses but when I tried on my dress at Vwidon I knew immediately that this was it! It was simple, elegant and yet different from anything I'd seen before. I received countless compliments on my dress and how well it fit me. When you get a dress from Vwidon, it'll be made to fit you perfectly so that on your wedding day you can wear it confidently. I LOVE my wedding dress and truly loved working with Carla and Natalie at Vwidon. They were patient and professional and very easy to work with and I am so thankful I found them. It was a great experience to work with a designer to make your dream wedding gown - and it truly was beautiful. THANK YOU Carla and Natalie, I'll have to come visit to say hello sometime! :)
Carla at Vwidon makes the MOST beautiful dresses I've ever seen in my life. The second you walk into her clean and Read more...
Carla at Vwidon makes the MOST beautiful dresses I've ever seen in my life. The second you walk into her clean and organized studio you'll see that her dresses are very high quality work and high quality materials and it makes a world of difference. She uses only the best materials and is truly a designer with amazing visions of beauty. I was having a hard time finding a dress that I felt was "the one" and while other dresses looked OK on me I never got that feeling of "this is it" until I tried on my dress at Vwidon. My poor sister-in-law had come with me to quite a few bridal stores to watch me try on dresses but when I tried on my dress at Vwidon I knew immediately that this was it! It was simple, elegant and yet different from anything I'd seen before. I received countless compliments on my dress and how well it fit me. When you get a dress from Vwidon, it'll be made to fit you perfectly so that on your wedding day you can wear it confidently. I LOVE my wedding dress and truly loved working with Carla and Natalie at Vwidon. They were patient and professional and very easy to work with and I am so thankful I found them. It was a great experience to work with a designer to make your dream wedding gown - and it truly was beautiful. THANK YOU Carla and Natalie, I'll have to come visit to say hello sometime! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I LOVE the dress I got at Vwidon. Carla is amazing to work with -- every experience in her shop was calm amid the craziness of planning a wedding. Her gowns all have a unique touch and I felt truly special in my dress on my wedding day.
I LOVE the dress I got at Vwidon. Carla is amazing to work with -- every experience in her shop was calm amid the Read more...
I LOVE the dress I got at Vwidon. Carla is amazing to work with -- every experience in her shop was calm amid the craziness of planning a wedding. Her gowns all have a unique touch and I felt truly special in my dress on my wedding day. Read less
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Dana
Wedding:
5/23/2015
5.0/5.0
Carla and her team at Vwidon were amazing. I purchased a sample size but it was in immaculate condition and Carla was more than happy to help make the tweaks I wanted. She was also very sweet and generous with extra fabric for both my mom and mother in law as they made details for the big day! I highly recommend her dresses but escoecially shopping her sample and, which make her couture gowns attainable!
Carla and her team at Vwidon were amazing. I purchased a sample size but it was in immaculate condition and Carla was more Read more...
Carla and her team at Vwidon were amazing. I purchased a sample size but it was in immaculate condition and Carla was more than happy to help make the tweaks I wanted. She was also very sweet and generous with extra fabric for both my mom and mother in law as they made details for the big day! I highly recommend her dresses but escoecially shopping her sample and, which make her couture gowns attainable! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
VWidon was truly amazing. Beautiful gowns. Impeccable onw on one seevice!
VWidon was truly amazing. Beautiful gowns. Impeccable onw on one seevice!
VWidon was truly amazing. Beautiful gowns. Impeccable onw on one seevice! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.7/5.0
Just ask for what you want. I asked for several different things to be changed to the dress, and Carla was always willing to do whatever I asked. She was wonderful in helping me!
Just ask for what you want. I asked for several different things to be changed to the dress, and Carla was always willing Read more...
Just ask for what you want. I asked for several different things to be changed to the dress, and Carla was always willing to do whatever I asked. She was wonderful in helping me! Read less
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kkimball
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I had to buy a sample dress because my wedding was in 5 months when I started shopping. I first went to the House of Brides and watched them drag dresses (that I would have to buy) on the floor to my dressing room. I found some that were OK but then I went to vwidon. The minute you walk in the door you know you are good hands. The owners are the designers. I had two women helping me in and out of my dress and they were so careful with the sample dress. The third dress I tried on and it fit perfectly and was amazing. I got so many compliments on it at my wedding. It was extremely elegant with a twist of sexy. The dresses are very high quality and made with lots of care.
I had to buy a sample dress because my wedding was in 5 months when I started shopping. I first went to the House of Read more...
I had to buy a sample dress because my wedding was in 5 months when I started shopping. I first went to the House of Brides and watched them drag dresses (that I would have to buy) on the floor to my dressing room. I found some that were OK but then I went to vwidon. The minute you walk in the door you know you are good hands. The owners are the designers. I had two women helping me in and out of my dress and they were so careful with the sample dress. The third dress I tried on and it fit perfectly and was amazing. I got so many compliments on it at my wedding. It was extremely elegant with a twist of sexy. The dresses are very high quality and made with lots of care. Read less
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Chenin
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved my dress... so well made, easy to put on and unique. The samples are in perfect condition and you get a significant discount for buying one (which I did). If you want a ton of sequins and beading, this is not the place for you,.... but if you want an incredibly flattering well made dress that is both simple and elegant/unique I think you will find it here. Plus you are the only person in the store when you are looking at dresses-- way different that the experience in some other high end Chicago places. The alterations process and veil making was a breeze too!
Loved my dress... so well made, easy to put on and unique. The samples are in perfect condition and you get a significant Read more...
Loved my dress... so well made, easy to put on and unique. The samples are in perfect condition and you get a significant discount for buying one (which I did). If you want a ton of sequins and beading, this is not the place for you,.... but if you want an incredibly flattering well made dress that is both simple and elegant/unique I think you will find it here. Plus you are the only person in the store when you are looking at dresses-- way different that the experience in some other high end Chicago places. The alterations process and veil making was a breeze too! Read less
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Armin
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give Vwidon 6 stars. I was incredibly happy with my dress! I almost skipped this appointment, it was the last one after a long day, and I had found so many dresses that I just loved. When I walked in, I didn't necessarily see anything that popped out to me and I had just been at a sample sale at Ultimate Bride where I found a few fantastic dresses. I tried on the first dress, and the fabric really blew me away, it's so luxe, and sooo much higher quality than the others I tried on. I wasn't completely sold, then I tried on the dress I ended up buying, and I saw my Mom and Best Friend's faces change a little. It took me a while to realize how beautiful the dress is, but the longer I had it on, the more I fell in love with it.
Carla is wonderful, she takes the time to listen, and works with you to find what works for you. We ended up changing the bodice of the dress, making the train longer, adding buttons, adding a sweatheart neckline, she was so helpful and pleasant to work with, and patient with our extreme indeciveness and slow decision making. She had wonderful suggestions too. I absolutely loved, loved, loved my dress, it was so flattering!
I wish I could give Vwidon 6 stars. I was incredibly happy with my dress! I almost skipped this appointment, it was the Read more...
I wish I could give Vwidon 6 stars. I was incredibly happy with my dress! I almost skipped this appointment, it was the last one after a long day, and I had found so many dresses that I just loved. When I walked in, I didn't necessarily see anything that popped out to me and I had just been at a sample sale at Ultimate Bride where I found a few fantastic dresses. I tried on the first dress, and the fabric really blew me away, it's so luxe, and sooo much higher quality than the others I tried on. I wasn't completely sold, then I tried on the dress I ended up buying, and I saw my Mom and Best Friend's faces change a little. It took me a while to realize how beautiful the dress is, but the longer I had it on, the more I fell in love with it.
Carla is wonderful, she takes the time to listen, and works with you to find what works for you. We ended up changing the bodice of the dress, making the train longer, adding buttons, adding a sweatheart neckline, she was so helpful and pleasant to work with, and patient with our extreme indeciveness and slow decision making. She had wonderful suggestions too. I absolutely loved, loved, loved my dress, it was so flattering! Read less
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