This week’s Woman or I should say Women Who Move Buffalo takes us to the dynamic duo of Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauer, from City Lights Studio, (One of the best creative photographers in Buffalo) who alongside business partner Ali Eagen, (a true talent for creating one of a kind bridal dresses) from Made by Anatomy created the Boutique Bridal Party, a Indie Bridal Organization connecting Buffalo’s most creative wedding artisans with modern brides.
Erica and Ali started Boutique Bridal Party as a way to showcase the creative talents within Buffalo’s wedding industry. Both being successful business women in the industry, they were targeting the same bride and knew they had to do something to cross-promote their businesses. So in February of this past year they were host to the Buffalo’s first ever Indie Bridal Showcase at the Hotel Lafayette. It was a smash hit!
Reaching out to like-minded businesses, Ali and Erica wanted boutique style businesses that really put customer service first and offered a unique product or service and found a as they were speaking with people that there are a lot of people with creative minds.
From the success of the first Boutique Bridal Party the ladies are moving forward into planning the 2nd Annual Showcase along with launching a creative bridal publication, With Love.
Both ladies love working in Buffalo because “there’s so much talent within the city and there are so many brides who have no idea!”
I actually had the opportunity to attend the Boutique Bridal Party back in February with two of my close friends (one who is engaged) and it was an amazing showcase! It was intimate, creative, pretty, and personal. Nothing like a normal bridal show that you would see at a convention center. Which I thought was fantastic! The best part of it all was the vendors were local people with very impressive talents.
I highly recommend anyone in the bridal industry or any bride to check out this wonderful event Ali and Erica put on, you won’t be disappointed.
For more information check out the website: Boutique Bridal Party
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