KATHIE LINDER is the creator of CMB. Together with her husband, they developed the idea for a print publication that highlighted “local couples” and “local wedding professionals” to better assist future brides in planning their wedding days. Kathie saw a need for a local resource to connect brides and wedding professionals after planning her own wedding in 2009. Resources to real couples and the best wedding pros were limited, so with determination and ambition, Central Minnesota Brides and Southern Minnesota Weddings were launched.
“We’ve been incredibly humbled by the support and encouragement over the past five years. We proudly search for the best wedding professionals, venues and real weddings in all of Central Minnesota to inspire our readers. We print a full size glossy publication that accompanies a web model. Our audience has always been our first focus, which has brought us the continued success to support a print publication in a tight demographic. In a world of print vs. digital, we are happy to be using all marketing platforms to our advantage to connect brides with wedding professionals.”