Cara Maria Farella is a wedding dress designer based in Chicago, Illinois. Owner Cara blends Old World artistry with modern functionality, resulting in luxurious and comfortable gowns. Specializing in couture formalwear, this business is passionate about producing one-of-a-kind outfits for soon-to-be spouses.
Cara’s passion for fine art began when she was a child, drawing, painting, sculpting, and sewing her own First Communion dress. This passion carried through into her education at the Chicago Academy for the Arts and at Central Saint Martins where she studied fashion design. Following her time at Central Saint Martins, Cara attended the Chelsea School of Art and Design where she earned her mastery in fashion textile engineering. With her lifelong love for fabrics, color, and texture, she aspires to create a unique outfit for to-be-newlyweds to wear on their special day.
Trained as both a fine artist and a textile designer, Cara’s wares incorporate natural elements such as crystals, pearls, gemstones, and forged materials. Her wedding couture collection features billowing silk dresses embellished with sea pearls and hand-stitched lace mermaid gowns. For those seeking a non-traditional outfit for their milestone moment, Cara Maria Farella’s collection also includes tops, pants, and jackets.
1 Reviews for Cara Maria Farella
Recommended by 100% of couples
Maria C. · Married on 02/27/2021
Seamless.. literally and figuratively.
As expected, finding the perfect dress is usually the most stressful thing of all wedding planning. For me, this was the most transformative point. Never in my life would I have imagined being able to be so hands on with the designer of my wedding gown. Picking out every bead type, crystal type, etc. Cara not only designed a beautiful dress, but she has given me an experience that I will never forget. From start to finish, my experience with CMF was nothing less than seamless. (Makes you understand why some women get married 2 or 3 times! I didn’t want this process to end. LOL) My wedding would not be MY wedding without a CMF dress.Sent on 03/30/2021