Buffalo Indie Weddings & Rochester Indie Weddings was created in 2012 by Ali Eagen of Made by Anatomy and Erica Eichelkraut Zilbauer of City Lights Studio. They were two strangers who connected after they realized they both run unique bridal businesses (and each have an undying love all of things Buffalo, all things wedding and all things creative!)
They were inspired to throw a small, boutique-like bridal show to suit the style and attitude of their similar clientele. The first event, held in February of 2013, had an overwhelming response! It was intimate yet exciting; full of live music, cocktails, prizes, shopping and more! It received rave reviews by the 30+ vendors and 400+ attendees and was featured on Buffalo.com, Buffalo Spree, Buffalo Rising. The event was the first of its kind in WNY and a smash hit. In fact, 93% of the brides who attended said they loved the event!
Based on the roaring success of this event, it became more evident than ever that brides in the area desperately want better wedding options, but don’t know where to find them. With semi-annual bridal shows, modern bridal publication, With Love, and an inspirational blog, Buffalo & Rochester Indie Weddings has become WNY’s most specialized bridal organization connecting indie brides and grooms to the top local wedding artisans!
“We strive to showcase the most creative businesses in the WNY area, focusing on members that are 100% local, LGBT-friendly, offering unique products and services. We provide an intimate setting at our shows for couples to connect and publish our magazine and blog to keep you inspired throughout the year! We hope you enjoy!”
Ali & Erica