I was blown away when I first saw the beautiful paper sculptures by Gwen Barba of Concarta! Her custom wedding designs are stunning little works of art with lovely, intricate details.
Gwen has the talent of transforming pieces of paper into beautiful creations. She designs personalized cake toppers, gorgeous paper flowers and garlands as well as modern monogram displays. Her attention to detail in each of her masterpieces has landed Concarta a spot as a WedLoft Vendor We Heart!
Meet Gwen below…
What options for customization do you offer?
Most of the cake toppers are completely custom. When a client orders a portrait cake topper, I give them a list of questions to work off of and we go back and forth until I have all the details that are important to them – dress, hair, bouquet, height difference, etc. I also make custom pieces based on monograms, wedding motifs or flowers.
Is there a particular niche you target?
Not really! Some of my clients have curated, highly designed events and my sculptures fit into a larger vision. On the other end of the spectrum, I have clients who are eloping or celebrating in a very low-key, simple way and just want one personal touch that will double as a keepsake.
Tell us why you think you’re popular choice for brides and grooms.
My sculptures are very personal, one-of-a-kind objects. I think couples love to see how they (and their dresses) will transform into paper, and many do appreciate the time that I put into recreating all of the details that are so special to them. It offers them a unique way of capturing an important moment and it is a wedding detail that everyone will notice because it is on display in a very central way. Increasingly, they are becoming very popular for first anniversary gifts too, since paper is the traditional first anniversary material.
What is your one must-have item/product/tool to have on-hand when you’re working?
Tweezers. I have a solid collection and use different types for different purposes. I completely lose my mind if I ever misplace one.
What is your personal favorite color used in weddings?
I usually appreciate a palette that allows for a range of color, like gradients or shades of a few colors that work together nicely. I think that approach creates a cohesive mood, without feeling too heavy-handed.
Wedding Cake, cupcakes, or a candy/cookie bar? Which is your personal fave?
I like them all, but I do think it is nice to at least have a small cake. I generally don’t feel that anyone needs to adhere too strictly to traditions, but I like this one!
What would your personal dream wedding look like?
To each their own, but my wedding was perfect for us. It was intimate, relatively simple, and candlelit, with just a few handmade touches…followed by a memorable honeymoon.
Do you have any tips or suggestions for planning a honeymoon?
If it’s possible, I think it is especially nice to have your honeymoon right after your wedding, just to stretch out the experience of getting married.
See Gwen’s full portfolio on ConcartaStudio.com