So, let me start at the beginning...
Max and Maiden, affectionately named after my three beautiful sons, was fostered by the notion that the average and the ordinary was just not enough. I wasn’t fond of the cookie cutter items available on the market for my own special celebrations and important events. I could never find exactly what I was looking for! It was then that I decided to take off with the millions of ideas swirling around my head and start my design business. Since that time this business venture has taken my ideas and vision from the dining room table to high end boutiques, exclusive event planners, the most discerning brides and maybe even into the hands of a celebrity or two!
I adore making paper goodies! I love the custom process and getting to know my clients and the little details of their story. My affection for soft colors, hand sketches and modern calligraphy is only rivaled by my love of cake! Then when you go ahead and sprinkle in my unhinged attention to detail, I believe you have something special.
My philosophy in life has always been, “it’s all in the details”. It is all about creating that perfect sketch, coupling the right fonts and discovering that quintessential color combination. I am smitten with the feel of handmade paper and my infatuation continues with those envelopes! But what I find to be the most important is a design should always carry a little pop of the “unexpected”. It should have some sort of special little detail that speaks the couples love story. It is those extra elements that truly make a piece unique.
Although my hobby has turned into my business, one thing has remained a constant, I do this for the sheer joy of it. The delightful expression on a clients face when they open something that I have created just for them. That awe is something I strive to invent through my work. I believe in what the great Edgar Degas once said, “Art isn’t what you see, but what you make others see”. I love making beautiful paper, I am passionate about gatherings both big and small and I welcome the opportunity to make a Max and Maiden design a part of your next special celebration!