Friday, April 10, 2009

One Stop (Wedding) Shop!

Today I am writing to tell you about two vendors here in Chicago that have recently merged together forming an exciting new option for brides-to-be! In the beginning of this year Magnificent Milestones, run by Kara Underwood (a wonderful Wedding and Event Coordinator), joined forces with Smitten, an incredibly charming wedding boutique in the west loop run and owned by Kirsten Martin.

After years in the corporate world, each of the saavy woman (separately) decided to follow their passion, and start their own business. When the economy started to go south, they creatively thought outside the box, and decided to come together as partners. Together, they offer event consultation, custom invitations and stationary, and unique accessories (in which Kirsten has found on buying trips to places like Italy and Amsterdam - jealous!).

I asked Kara what makes their companies and this merge unique (and I couldn't agree more): "I think what makes us truly unique is the fact that we are a bridal powerhouse of sorts. You can get a veil, invitations, a cake topper and a guest book in one visit. It is great! I love nothing more than watching brides’ enthusiasm while crossing off items on the “to-do” list!" Brides need to do everything they can to be efficient these days!

Lucky for you - they have graciously offered you all 10% off of consulting, custom invites and everything in the boutique if you print this out or mention this blog! You should definitely head over there (1041 W Madison, 312.226.7777) and take advantage of this generous offer!

Below you can see a small sampling of the thousands of options available of their beautiful invitations:

I previously featured Magnificent Milestones when i worked on the design of their Toast, Taste, and Tour event in February - here and here.

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