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Ali Eagan has been forging a new path for the wedding industry in Buffalo and Rochester for nearly a decade. The FIT grad was initially designing sweaters for Abercrombie & Fitch in the late 2000’s until her entrepreneurial spirit took over. She moved home to Buffalo to launch Anatomy where she continues to design and producing custom wedding dresses. By 2012, she had launched Buffalo Indie Weddings, followed quickly by Rochester Indie Weddings. These events provided an opportunity for local independent makers and service providers to receive a spotlight. From floral design to jewelry making, photographers and videographers. Dessert makers, photo booth operators, venues and drivers, stylists and more. Ali has been able to do so much for local entrepreneurs in the ever expanding wedding industry by gathering them all and putting them on display at extremely fun, lighthearted events for people planning their weddings. Essentially providing a funnel to keep so much of the thousands of dollars weddings cost spent locally and in our town. It’s been incredible to watch her business and events grow which keeps local couples acutely aware of all the creative talent available in our town.
As the world changes rapidly, so must everyone’s plans and business. We spoke with Ali about how she’s doing things differently while weddings are one of the industries hit hardest by the need to social distance while battling COVID-19. Learn more about their week-long virtual wedding festival (September 13 – 20) right here.