SMP Midwest Welcomes Our Advertisers + A Giveaway!
June 21, 2014
What's better than a meet and greet with two brand new members of the SMP family?  Nothing. Especially when the lineup includes Amanda Archer and Chicago-based Cristina G. Photography, a photog that will certainly capture the gravity and beauty of your wedding day.  Take it from us, she's amazing... and bonus!  Her nighttime photos are breathtaking. Check it out below...
From Cristina G Photography... Cristina G Photography is a talented, award winning team of Chicago wedding photographers located in the trendy Lincoln Square/Ravenswood neighborhood. Their exquisite work aims to redefine the classic in wedding photography. Unscripted moments artfully blended together offering a fresh take on wedding photography and an appreciation for the true meaning of the day as inspiration for unique images that will adorn your walls as art pieces. The team's specialty is nighttime portraiture. Perfectly captured moody and romantic portraits under twilight skies and twinkling city lights.

Finding the perfect dress is no task for the fainthearted. Enter dressmaker extraordinaire, Amanda Archer.  She controls the whole process from drafting the pattern, to sewing, to putting it in the box to ship. So if you're envisioning a different neckline, fabric, length, etc., she's your gal. Check out every ounce of fancy frock goodness and then fall in love with the giveaway below.
From Amanda Archer... The Amanda Archer Collection is a wedding dress design business founded in 2008 by me, Amanda. My wedding and bridal party dresses are made to measure and can be customized by color, fabric and/or small detail changes. I do all the design work, fabric selection, pattern drafting and sewing to create specially made garments for my clients.
My design studio is located in Chicago, Illinois where I meet with local or visiting brides and bridal parties. I also work with brides all over the world including Australia and Canada through my online shop, we start an email discussion about any custom requests or specific details measurements, sizing and shipping info.

My wedding dresses can be described as vintage inspired with a twist of retro and a pinch of whimsy. I create non-traditional wedding dresses with comfort in mind while still being flattering to a woman's figure. Most of my bridal clients have outdoor weddings in a beautiful garden, beach or rustic country setting.

I also design for the bridal party including bridesmaid and flower girl dresses. I strive to create cocktail dress designs that can be worn again and that are comfortable using natural fabrics including cotton and silks.

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Giveaway!  Amanda Archer is giving away a Navy Pier strapless cocktail dress (made from navy cotton eyelet, open to US residence only, Value $239).  This dress is made to order, measurements are required and production time from the date measurements are submitted is 6 weeks. To enter, tell us how you would totally rock the Navy Pier cocktail dress in the comments below.

A winner, picked totally at random, will be announced right here on SMP on Friday, July 18th.  The winner will receive an email with measurement instructions to start the process.  For terms and conditions, click here.  Good luck, lovelies! xo

Welcome to the SMP family Cristina G. Photography and Amanda Archer!  We are so happy to have you! xo