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Um, swoon? Meet Veronica Sheaffer, aka the girl who will be making your perfect Chicago wedding dress. That's how we see her after taking one look at her stunning, refreshing line of bridal couture, anyway. Inspired by the classic American bride, the gowns are clean and smart, but totally sweet and flirtatious. Each custom-made dress is meant to make the bride feel the romance and joy of her one-of-a-kind wedding.
Veronica Sheaffer, 2029 West Walton Street; 312-823-0057.
Photos by Billy Rood
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