MAGGIE, DESIGNER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Our company stemmed from my dream of becoming an entrepreneur, stepping outside of the corporate box, and making the world a prettier place to be in. I am a business owner, creative entrepreneur, published writer and designer, hopeful romantic, wanderluster-er, Grammy winning singer (in my car), dancer and crazy dog mama. I am obsessed with all things brass, leather and faux fur and bourbon is my choice of cocktail, always.
My background has always been in the creative arts starting from an early age in the theater. I love being around and collaborating with innovative people; singing and performing with them on stage. My life motto is ‘Creativity Breeds Creativity’ and surrounding myself with artistic folk makes my world go ‘round! My inspiration from my family, good friends and being present in life’s moments are what drives my business and is the core of our company. I will always root for and stick up for the underdog and my love for “the little things in life” help create authentic and emotion filled events for my clients. My goal is to make your wedding one of the most memorable and super fun days of your life - thus far!
Being a forever tomboy, my career in design started as a whim in 2004 when I received my Interior Design Certification from Fairfield University. After working in the design industry for two years, I was asked to help a friend with his catering company in Westport, Connecticut. This is where I realized my passions for design and events could blend together! After three years of learning the catering ropes, I started working as the Event Planner for the acclaimed Barteca Restaurant Group and Barcelona Restaurants where I was responsible for planning, designing and executing all corporate, social and off site events and was featured in The Hartford Courant’s article, “Dinner by the Bite”. In 2010, I decided to follow my entrepreneurial dream and open the doors to Double G Events.
When I am not working, you will find me hiking or paddle boarding with my pupper, taking long road trips and getting purposely lost, perfecting my smooth dance moves, traveling to Colorado, trying a new recipe or restaurant (food is the way to my heart!), binge watching crime documentaries on Netflix, rummaging through my homegirl Coral Pheasant's basement and/or flea markets to find the most perfectly weird item to complete my ever growing collection, and having rap battles in my car alongside my boy Biggie because if I wasn't a designer, I'd be a multi-platinum rapper!
I am so proud to have my work acknowledged and featured in many publications such as Hartford Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Carats & Cake, The Knot, Borrowed & Blue - Greenwich Weddings, 100 Layer Cake, The Westchester Wedding Planner, Wed Over Heels, Vermont Vows, Well Groomed Groom, Maharani Weddings, and Well-Wed Magazine Hamptons. Our company and service has also received numerous awards in the Connecticut and New York Wedding Industry, including The Knot's Best Of Weddings Award consecutively from 2012 - 2015 and 2018 which earned us a place in The Knot's Hall Of Fame as well as Wedding Wire's Brides Choice Awards for 2011 – 2013.