Maxe Designs

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Molly of Maxe Designs is your artist & designer that specializing in One-of-a-Kind Fine Art, Wedding & Special Event Designs created to reflect only you & your story!  Each design starts with new hand created art, in any medium & style, that is inspired by each client. YES, all NEW everything created to reflect ONLY YOU!  Health & Fitness Coach at Maxe Fitness. Design Studios located in Chicago, IL & Grand Rapids, MI.  Designing for happy clients nationwide and beyond!

Thank you cards Maxe

Brooke & Dave, December 27, 2014

Client Inspiration & Praise

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I can't say or rave enough about Molly. Molly was excellent!!!!!! I would highly recommend her. She was great to work with. She was hands down our favorite wedding vendor. We knew nothing else about our wedding but as soon as we met Molly about 1 year and 9 months before our actual wedding, we knew we wanted her to do our invitations. She goes above and beyond what you would expect. She came to our apartment on a couple of different occasions to work with us. I can't say that about any of our other wedding vendors. Her designs and creativity were exactly what we were looking for. All of her things are one of a kind designs that she creates. Her designs are personalized to what you want and see for your wedding, they are not just a cookie cutter design. She is there every step of the way making sure you like what you see and makes things go very smoothly. She is prompt, courteous, and professional in every step along the way. She runs things like a well oiled machine. You never have to worry about a thing. Once you give her your deadline she makes sure everything is done well in advance. We had invitations, place cards, menus, and fan programs all done by Molly. We had a compliment from a family member that our wedding invitations was one of the nicest invitations they had ever received. Score!!! We just had the best experience with Molly!!! We would highly recommend working with her.

- Heather & Adam, 8-1-15

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Working with Maxe Designs for my wedding was an amazing experience. I loved that Mollly was able to create unique designs that matched my vision. She was incredibly supportive, professional and flexible. Everything turned out so beautifully and I would definitely recommend her and work with her again in the future.

- Cherryl & Cedrick, 8-22-15

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If you ever want to get your invites done, I recommended Maxe Designs! She did a FANTASTIC job on our invitations. She designs what my fiancé & I both wanted, including giving us a lot of samples and we choose which one we like. If we wanted to change it, she is flexible with our requests. I like it that we could even contact her through her cell phone and emails. Also, she is quick on responses both in emails and phone. 10 thousand thumbs up and I'm glad we went to Maxe Designs. =]

- Mai & Matt, 8-29-15

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Molly is simply "amazing." Her stunning designs are unique to each individual. She took my fiancé and I conceptual design and turned it into a masterpiece. Our family and friends have raved about our unique invitations and are excited about attending our upcoming nuptials.

- Angela & Maurice, 9-5-15

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It was a pleasure to work with Molly! Her enthusiasm is what makes you trust her work. Besides that once she showed me her work,I was in shock on what beautiful masterpieces she can create. The whole time we kept in touch, she was always responsive which is important in your wedding timeline. I am so happy with the work she created for us. We went thinking that it was going to be a simple invitation but it made our guest surprised! When they saw our invitations they could not wait for the big day since they said the invitation was so colorful, "So Alive!". Overall, she is a definite person to hire for your wedding invitations. She didn't let me down!! She's the best!!

- Melissa & Richardo, 10-3-15

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Molly is a Great designer! Fantastic personality and really made my wedding invitations come alive!! They are so beautiful! Her personal touches really elevates the experience! Thank you molly!!!

- Michelle & David, 10-4-15

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 MAXE Designs - Rocks!  

When it comes to wedding stationary and creative art there is no choice but to choose Molly Axe (MAXE Designs)! Not only is she creative, easy to work with, and passionate about her work, but also has a wonderful personality that makes the process of picking and customizing stationary fun! We looked at over 4 different stationers before finding Molly. Once we met her we knew immediately that she was perfect based on her sample work and bubbly personality.

Molly worked patiently with us from day 1 in creating a one of a kind wedding stationary experience from our invitations, mass programs, and place cards to our thank you cards. She is truly an exceptional artist with creativity and a knack for getting to know the client where she is able to pull things out of you that you sometimes didn't know you wanted yourself. Molly's energy level and positive attitude is absolutely infectious and makes you excited to interact with her every chance you get.

Her work is all original for her clients, she designs based on what you want and balances collecting your ideas and vision with her creativity, it was so fun to be a part of the process and results are incredible. 

When we say easy to work classic examples of Molly going beyond our expectations was meeting us close to our home to drop off final prints, turning around corrections from mistakes we made on our guest list in less than 24hrs (fedex things overnight), and even laying out our mass programs with close attention to detail. Molly did everything for us from design, to print, stuff/prep invites, address, stamp and deliver to us! Complete start to finish services, incredible! It took so much stress off of us it allowed us to focus on other big day preparations! 

Again, we cannot stress enough how great Molly is and can promise all you worried couples out there looking for the perfect stationer with a creative and personal touch you don't need to look further than Molly Axe (MAXE Designs). She truly goes above and beyond and is an exceptional artist and professional. She was the best vendor we interacted with during our wedding experience!

~ Kirsten & Dan, 8-15-15

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Amazing Experience!  Gorgeous! Unique! Pretty! 

These are just a few of the words that our guests used to describe our invitations upon receiving them. We received calls and messages once our guests received our boarding pass invitations; not just because they received them, but to tell us how much they LOVED them and how much they looked just like real tickets. Words can't describe how excited we were to hear this! 

Molly has been an absolute pleasure to work with! Not only did she listen to exactly what we wanted, she was very patient and she made herself very accessible throughout the process. I met Molly at a busy bridal expo. From the first time she contacted us, she included such personal elements about us, our wedding and our vision, that we never felt like just another pair of clients. She had actually listened to what I said when I first met her on that busy day! It felt as if Molly really wanted to help make our day special and wonderful. She was always so energetic, excited and positive that you couldn't help but be the same. 

Molly certainly exceeded our expectations and we couldn't be any happier! She saw our vision and helped it become more than we could have ever imagined! Absolutely amazing!

~ Sharvetta & Ralph, 11-21-15

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Designing with Molly  

It's hard to put into words how amazing Molly is and how wonderful she was to work with!!!! I met Molly at a bridal expo in January (2 weeks after my engagement and 6 months before the wedding). She was SO friendly and took the time to answer my questions. When I walked away from her booth, I told my sister that I would have to find a way to work with Molly, even if it meant rearranging my wedding budget a bit. The designs Molly created for me are breathtaking!!!! Could I have printed basic invitations myself and saved a bit of money? Sure, but I NEVER would have had the peace of mind that I had working with Molly. I have no artistic bones in my body but I would tell Molly what I liked and didn't like about something, she'd tweak it, and send a new design to me either later that night or the following evening. She even hand-painted me a keepsake box that matched my wedding invitations exactly! Work with Molly, there's no way you could be disappointed!!!! I almost forgot--just before Molly shipped my designs to me, she asked if I wanted her to pick up the stamps for the RSVP envelopes and add them to my final bill. I said yes and when my designs arrived in the mail, she had the envelopes stuffed and ready for me to address, stamp, and seal! What a blessing this was!

~ Holly & Brent, 6-27-15

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Absolutely incredible experience!! 150% recommend!!!   

Words cannot describe how happy I am!!! We did everything from invitations to place cards to programs to thank you cards and everything in between!! Pricing was very competitive to the other vendors I looked at, and the invitations and other products I received were more than worth it!!! Every single item was one of a kind, designed just for us, and absolutely gorgeous! The entire process of design was incredible. All the planning of a wedding, with all the decisions and choices, can be so stressful. With Molly and Maxe Designs, every option was amazing, and she made sure to make the whole experience fun and stress free! I recommend Maxe Designs to everyone I know for any occasion, and especially weddings!!! The whole experience was so fantastic and wonderful I cannot say enough how happy I am!!!

~  Jillian & Gage, 9-12-15

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Molly Rocks!!  

My experience with Molly was fantastic! She has a tremendous amount of energy and creativity which is so refreshing for an overwhelmed bride. Within minutes of meeting her I knew she was the perfect fit for my fiancé and I. I felt confident in knowing that she understood my direction, which has since exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend her to anyone looking for an affordable, unique and fun stationary experience. You won't regret it!

~ Natalie & Jake, 11-14-15

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Great Designs! 

Molly did a fabulous job in designing our wedding invitations. She went above and beyond! When we had to order more invitations, she worked in a timely manner. Not only is she professional, but she takes the time to get to know us as a couple, our likes and dislikes and just us in general. I highly recommend Molly to anyone for their Wedding Invitations and Thank You cards.

~ Cassandra & Tim, 8-8-15

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Gorgeous Work! 

Molly did absolutely wonderful work for my wedding! She created gorgeous watercolor invitations that were exactly what I wanted. Additionally, she made beautiful place cards and signs for my reception. She was enthusiastic, professional, responsive, and above all, extremely committed to listening to what I wanted and going above and beyond to make it happen. I can't recommend her enough! Thank you, Molly!

~ Rachel & Andrew, 8-1-15

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Beautiful unique designs

Molly did our invitations and they are simply beautiful. I loved that she was able to customize the invitations to meet our needs. She also designed one of a kind invitations and they could not have been more perfect. I love them. Molly provides excellent customer service, is prompt and is always willing to help and adapt to my vision and what I need. She gave us options which was helpful for my fiance and I to talk through what we wanted. I really enjoyed working with her and would definitely recommend her.

~ Leigh & Joe, 11-7-15

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fantastic!!! 

Molly was an absolute joy to work! The wedding planning process can be a bit overwhelming, but Molly made choosing beautiful affordable invitations a breeze. Everyone couldn't stop talking about the one of a kind design she created for us. Not only did she create a one of a kind invitation, but she also did our rsvps, information cards, thank you cards, labeled all the envelopes, and picked up all the stamps for us! Last minute I added 24 table numbers for her and custom name cards (which were beautiful!) I will never use anyone else when we need invitations! Molly you're the best!!!

~ Celia & Bob, 10-3-15 

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Designer Invitations

We decided to choose Maxe Designs for our invitations for many reasons. However, the main two reasons would be the customer service we received upon selecting the vendor and the design of the samples we saw. Molly was very professional and responsive during the design process. We highly recommend couples to use Molly for their paper goods for their big day. It was a pleasure working with a super responsive and talented designer. We recommend this stationary company for those that want a complete look and style for their big event. Molly designed my invitations, place cards, programs and bridal thank you cards! I have already recommend her to my colleague and will refer others to her as well.

~ Kara & David, 9-20-15

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Invitations were perfect and Molly was wonderful to work with

Our original design invitations are beautiful. They were created to fit our lives and our personality. 

Molly was given a short amount of time to create these one of a kind invitations. They were delivered in a timely manor and were high quality. We are so pleased and would recommend Molly to everyone planning a wedding. 

Molly was a pleasure to work with. I cannot say enough good things about Molly and Maxe Designs.

~ April & Jayne, 8-22-15

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Molly was an absolute gem to work with. She has a true gift for creating beautiful art. I am not a creative person and didn't have any designs or even colors in mind, but Molly made such great suggestions and helped design the perfect invitations. I was excited for my guests to receive them and even more thrilled when I received compliments on the gorgeous invitations. Molly communicated in a very professional manner and made sure that everything was executed in a timely and orderly fashion. I couldn't say enough good things about her! :)

~ Sandra & Zach, 9-12-15

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Molly is absolutely amazing. She truly cares about making your invitations the best for you. She puts in a great amount of time and effort focusing on your design and making it what is best for you and your wedding. I loved working with Molly and could not be happier the final result. Thank you so much Molly for making our special day even more special with our beautiful invitations!

~ Tara & Steve, 10-17-15

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Wizard of Oz & Batman Invitations

It was a great experience to have Molly design my wedding invitations. Right from the start she was very excited for new ideas. I wanted something that would reflect what my fiancé and i liked. We wanted our guests to see us when they opened up and saw the invitations. Molly was very welcoming, excited and motivated when designing. She is very understanding and makes the best out of every idea. She is the best, she knows how to accommodate her customers and makes everything workout perfectly. Service is 100% the Quality is great! I'm looking forward to keep designing with her in the future. I recommend her because she is a great professional in her field and gave me what i really wanted for my wedding invitations. pened up and saw the invitations. Molly was very welcoming, excited and motivated when designing. She is very understanding and makes the best out of every idea. She is the best, she knows how to accommodate her customers and makes everything workout perfectly. Service is 100% the Quality is great! I'm looking forward to keep designing with her in the future. I recommend her because she is a great professional in her field and gave me what i really wanted for my wedding invitations.

~ Margarita & Guillermo, 7-18-15

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Molly @ Maxe Designs, LLC   

This lady is incredible ! She will take her time with you and come up with one of a kind invites for you and your finance ! I have nothing but GREAT things to say about her!!! Simply amazing!!!!

~ Sarah & Sky, 8-15-15

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Maxe Designs = Amazing

Maxe Designs did a phenomenal job with my wedding invitations! I can't wait to mail them out! They're so beautiful! I would recommend them to anyone.

~ Nikole & Bill, 5-16-15

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Amazing talent!    

Molly was such a pleasure to work with! I'll never forget when my fiancé & I first met her we were so excited! She was just so full of life! Her work truly speaks for itself! All our family & friends were in awe of our invitations. 
I've been recommending her to everyone I know who are currently engaged. 
Molly gives you your moneys worth and beyond! Truly such a talented artist and really works one on one with creating a master piece! I love that everything is one-of-a-kind and will be something I can treasure for years to come. 
Thank you for your amazing work Molly!

~ Shania & Terry, 5-9-15

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“Couldn't be happier!    

Molly is absolutely wonderful! On our first meeting she drove an hour to meet us and I can't say enough good things about her bubbly personality and willingness to work with the ideas we had in mind. We told her what we were thinking and she created a one of a kind, hand-painted design that was so much better than I could have ever imagined. She works so hard and will go out of her way to provide for the customer. Every time we needed to discuss invites she would promptly email or ask if she could drive and meet us to work anything out. I couldn't be more happy with her customer service and amazing, amazing, designs. I'm so grateful that Molly designed our invites and programs...we couldn't have asked for anyone better!”

~ Brooke and David, 12-27-14

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“Great experience - Molly was fantastic to work with. She listened and really got to know who we were as individuals and a couple. This allowed her to create designs that were reflections of my husband and I. She even found a way to incorporate one of my husband's photos in our invitations. Molly truly helped make our wedding wonderful and unique. Love her!”

~ Monica and Otis, 10-24-14

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 “Maximum Satisfaction from Maxe Designs LLC!

 I met Molly Axe of Maxe Designs LLC at bridal show, when researching "NOT run-of-the-mill" invitation/print goods sources for my daughter's wedding. Her eye-catching display of her unique artwork incorporated into invitation designs made me stop, but it was her outgoing personality and obvious passion for assisting brides towards their goal of "personal touch" invitations that had me telling my daughter "She's the one!". 

Molly was incredible to work with, and listened intently and carefully to the bride/groom to design their one of a kind invitations, ceremony programs, escort cards, table signs--everything printed that made our guests say "Wow! This SO captures the personalities the bride and groom!"

The quality of her materials, flexibility to accommodate the couple's wishes, CREATIVITY, and ease of communication were key to the great experience. However, it was Molly's sincere 'joie de vivre' and desire to please the couple that made this part of the planning process truly a wonderful, positive memory! Her personal touch was the best gift of all!”

~ Karyn, Mother of the Bride

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 “CUSTOMIZED TO THE EXTREME!!!

Molly was incredible from day one! Our situation was quite difficult… My groom and I live on Oahu, my parents live in Michigan, my grooms family lives in Eastern NC, and we are getting married in the mountains of south western NC. So…Destination wedding, understatement of the year! 

Molly not only remembered time difference, and kept me and my parents constantly updated with email, but she changed design after design element with very vague directions via email and text, to give us the PERFECT invitations, RSVP cards, Programs, and Thank you cards!

We are now 5 days from our wedding and all I have heard is how much everyone has loved the invitations, I can only imagine the compliments we will get for the programs and thank you cards! 
(Our invitation is a pergola with tiger lilies!!) 

MOLLY is the BEST!!! Thank you MOLLY!!”

 ~ Brittany and Christopher, October 25, 2014

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Molly is the best!

We are so grateful we found Molly. She created our save-the-dates, our invitations, menu cards, place settings, and so much more. Everything was beautiful and unique for us and our wedding. She was a joy to work with and she went above and beyond to help us get things done. She took the ideas we had and ran with them. She is very personable, a joy to work with. I highly recommend working with Molly!”

~ Katie and Vance, September 25th, 2014

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“Highly Recommend!   

Molly with Maxe Designs was awesome to work with!! The invitations turned out beautiful and were beyond my expectations! Molly was able to take my ideas and visions and use them to create something beautiful and unique to my wedding. She is so passionate about what she does and goes above and beyond to make the bride feel special and to make the design exactly what the bride wants. I would highly recommend her. I have never seen invitations like hers before. Her invitations are unique and personal. I had so many compliments from other people on my invitations.”

~ Heather and John, 9-14-2014

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“Wonderful!

Molly designed our save-the-dates, invitations, ceremony cards, menu cards, escort cards, bottle labels, and thank you cards. Everything was custom and she made changes to our designs until they were exactly what we wanted. Her communication was outstanding. We worked together for over a year and i enjoyed all the designs she created for us. I would recommend Molly for any part of their stationary needs. She is so positive and it really helped during those stressfull times in the planning process.”

~ Samantha and Nick, 9-6-14

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“Molly was so nice. Everything she made up for us was amazing. Everyone that went to my wedding talked about the invitations and programs. That's not something that usually comes up.

She took the time to get to know us, to find out what we like and what kind of people we are. She always had everything done when needed. She went above and beyond. She even reprinted our programs the day before because of trouble with people in our wedding party.

I would suggest her to anyone and everyone!”

~ Ashlee and Aaron, September 6, 2014

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 “One word AMAZING!    

We found Maxe Designs at a Bridal Show earlier this year. We wanted to find just a few things and invitations was one of them. Knowing what our wedding was going to be like, we wanted something unique, upscale and designed for us. I had no idea what I was getting myself into when it came to finding invitations. We came across Molly's booth and after going to booths beyond hers we knew there was no way anyone could compare to what Molly had to offer.

The next week I called and set up a time that my family, husband and I could meet. We are from the complete opposite side of the state from her and she met us half way, just for an initial meeting, if that doesn't speak volumes I don't know what does.

After working with Molly that day, we decided on all the things we wanted to have her do. She just doesn't do invitations, she did so much more. She made our Thank You cards, our table numbers, our menu cards, our programs, our place cards, our wall art guest book for people to sign, signs for candy bars; advice box, not to mention the beautiful hand painted aisle runner that she did for the actual ceremony. 42 foot long painted aisle runner not to mention. 

She worked with us every step of the way, she got to know my husband and I's personality's and created a beautiful work of art just for us, that no one else can use, which is what we wanted; Unique. She was in contact with me every day checking in just to see how I was holding up as a bride, which showed so much care and professionalism out of one person. 

The work she did on everything was so beautiful. So much time and effort went in to make our day what we dreamed of. When I needed things the next day, she got them to me, whether that was driving 2 hours to my house to meet me.

I honestly couldn't say enough about Molly and her beautiful creation. Not only did we use her for our wedding, but we will be using her for more things. Her art is beautiful, and she can make us invitations if needed!

Stop searching today for your invitations, choose Maxe Designs, and let Maxe help you Relax!

Thank you Molly for all that you did. Your artwork was beautiful and your hard worked made us feel so special, we couldn't have asked for anything more!”

~ The Huppertz - July 19th 2014

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“Best way to have a perfectly personalized wedding!  

I don't know about you, but when my husband and I began planning our wedding last year, I was faced with the decision of invitations.  There are so many places/people/companies willing to print you invites and other paper-works for your big day.

Now, my husband and I, in an effort to have a "recreated wedding" sought out an artist that would be willing to design for us.  The difference between having an authentic representation of us or just a premade idea to contribute to our big day was our deciding factor. 

After finding Molly with Maxe Designs, I knew that we had found someone who would design with us from beginning to end.  She is a gem.  Scheduling, idea sharing, feedback, she is super flexible and helps you understand what you really want.

I know that sounds strange, but her help and insight really helped me articulate my ideas for our wedding theme.  She is easy to get a hold of, timely to respond and even brought my decorations to my wedding site, TWICE!

She is the definition of good customer service and the epitome of a great artist.  With a fantastic personality to go with, she goes above and beyond to help create your ideas and make your day perfect. She heavily impacted my wedding, and made its beautifully spectacular. I will keep her in mind for any art I ever need designed.”

~ Jacklyn and Aaron, 6-14-14

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“I found Molly at a bridal show that I decided to go to at the last minute. I am so glad I did go because invitations would have been far more stressful without her.

I had no idea what I wanted and she broke everything up step-by-step. The artwork was beautiful and the invites and thank you cards were a million times better than I could have hoped for and ten million times better than any website could have given me.

Her designs are One-of- a-Kind designed specifically for YOU. She never went ahead with decisions without talking to me first.

Many options for the artwork, colors, fonts, and wording were given. I never felt pressured into one design over another.  She would even remind me when it was time to think about something else.

She was so full of energy and nice that I could not help but love her as much as I loved the artwork she produced.

The invites, registry cards, response cards, envelopes, stamps (for invites AND response cards), as well as the thank you cards only cost me about $400.

The value was fantastic, the artwork beautiful, and her customer service astounding.

Not only will she hook you up with amazing invites that your guests will love but she knows so many other vendors that she can hook you up with them too!

I highly recommend Molly for any invite needs. You will not regret the decision at all. Even my husband, who had only seen the suggested artwork and the final design, loved it all.

Even if you do not know what you want Molly is the best choice around!”

~ Rebekah and Josh, 7-12-14

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 “Amazing invites!!  I would 100% recommend Maxe Designs to anyone. Molly is amazing to work with and really allows a lot of input. Our invitations were absolutely beautiful and I couldn't be happier!! “ 

~ Jessica and Joe, 7-12-2014

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“Maxe Designs, LLC is AMAZING!! I met Molly at a bridal show and from there on we were drawn to her. She was extremely friendly and had amazing designs. I gave her a picture of a design that I loved and she somehow made it even better! She is so creative and definitely has a talent in design. She works hard for you and doesn't quit until things get done. Molly was extremely personable and very flexible. She even provided us with some materials that we needed to create our own name placement cards. She also offered to cut them for us! Molly went above and beyond to make our invitations better than we could ever imagine. I highly recommend Molly and Maxe Designs, LLC for any of your invitations, programs, name cards, thank you cards, etc.”

~ Shana and Matt, 6-13-14

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“Molly created all the papers for my son's wedding in May 2014, working closely with the bride, bride's mom, and me. We were so very pleased with the customized invitation 'packet' that Molly designed, that we then asked her to make the wedding programs, rehearsal dinner invitations, place/escort cards for the reception, and 'thank you' cards for guests. The beautiful, personalized artwork done by Molly was a motif used in all these pieces, creating continuity in all the papers. Molly's prices are very reasonable and most of all, she is an absolute pleasure to work with. Molly's unending creative ideas, ability to convey the bride's vision into customized art, and patience through the process of designing and writing materials with a constant smile and positive, up-beat attitude made working with her a fun but calming process, instead of a stressful process.

Thank you, Molly!!”

~ Kitty Scheffers, Mother of the Groom (Nate and Lindsay) 5-24-14

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“Flawless!  

I first met Molly at a wedding event and not only did her work blow me away but so did you kindness and personality. She is the sweetest person to work with and very easy to work with. I told her that I wanted boxed invitations, something that you really don't see anymore these days, and she became just as excited as me!!! Boy did we have so much fun designing!!! I told her what my now husband and I were thinking and she sketched everything we said out and made tons of notes! :)

She even came up with two canvases (that she hand painted herself), one for the menu/table seating and one for the guests to sign.  It was beautiful, different and the perfect idea to go with my black tie theme.

The invitations are still something my friends and family talk about. She also hand painted the boxed invitations too!  Molly is just amazing and very talented!  I

f you work with her you will NOT be disappointed!  She is patient and works with your schedule. Not only does she design but she makes the planning a lot easier on you! :) She checked a lot of "to do's" off my wedding check list, she's so helpful!

Thanks for everything Molly! Everything you made was flawless!  I miss designing with you!!!!”

~ Jennifer and Elijah, 5-31-14

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“We designed with Molly for our daughter's wedding in May. She designed our invitations, ceremony programs, our favor, and our table numbers and name cards.

In addition to being fun, Molly was great to work with. We started with a very rough idea of what we wanted.  Molly took those ideas, developed them into a design that truly represented my daughter's passions.  Usually via email we worked together to redesign based on preferences and conversations. After input from many fronts, Molly was professional in offering her expertise and opinions.  She was patient with us, as we really chewed on every decision.  Molly exceeded our expectations, and the feedback we received from our guests was also positive.  Many said the invitations were the most elaborate they had EVER seen!  That made planning our special occasion so much fun!”

~ Vickie Asaro, Mother of the Bride (Lindsay and Nate) 5-24-14

 

“We found Molly and MAXE Designs at the Grand Rapids Bridal Show about 9 months before our event. I was living long-distance in Minnesota, but my mom and my bridesmaids who attended the event immediately felt like she would be able to portray our personalities as a couple accurately. 

At first we started with just invitations and thank-you notes but it quickly turned into programs, reception menus, welcome signs, table numbers & titles, wine bottle keepsakes and our very own personalized artwork that is now hanging on our living room wall. Molly was able to take our initial designs and carry them through all of our paper products to create a very cohesive, elegant look through the entire wedding and reception. Granted, the expense of the invitations and paper products did increase a bit, but the quality of the product is well worth the money. 

Molly was very easy to work with online and would often respond within 24-36 hours of my emails with new options and edits. There was one small problem with the color of the ink on the programs due to the type of paper it was printed on, but Molly was able to reprint and refold all of the programs the night before our wedding without any added stress to our already busy weekend. 

She was always very friendly and calm when we talked on the phone and was available via calls, texts and emails. We have become very good friends over the course of the 9 months planning the wedding and I look forward to using her in the future for other events. I would, without hesitation, recommend her to anyone looking to make their wedding personalized and memorable.”

~ Alaina and Michael, 10-5-13

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“Molly, you are so amazing and such a blessing to me. What talent you have, you give freely and with joy.  Thank you for helping to make my wedding beautiful!”

~ Loren and Derek, 5-18-13

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“I created my own invites, but I used Molly to print names and addresses on my envelopes. Even though this was a small job for her, she was very professional, did a great job in creating a font and color for me, and treated me as though I was placing a big order with her.

She was very friendly and pleasant to interact with.”

~Ashley and Cord

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“Molly, Maxe Designs LLC, was a great start to our happily ever after. The cards were specially designed for us. My husband and I enjoyed and had a great experience with this vendor. Thumbs up Molly!!”

~ Mwila and Byron

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“Dear Molly ~ Thank you oh so very, very much for all of your help and advice and support during the past year! I don’t know what we would have done without you! JEverything turned out perfectly, you were able to capture “us” exactly how we wanted!

I am so glad you were able to join us for the celebration – I hope you enjoyed yourself! We are looking forward to working with you in the future. I’m sure we can get into some more trouble! J

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!” 

~Alaina and Michael, 10-5-13

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“Thank you so much for everything that you did for us with the wedding!  You did such a wonderful job and everything turned out beautiful! Thank you also for being our “Mistress of Ceremony.” You were a huge help to us! I don’t know what we would have done without you!!  Thank you so much for being part of our special day! We really appreciate it! You are awesome!”

Thanks again,

 ~John and Heather, 9-15-13 .............................................................................................................................................................

“Molly, All of your work was just beautiful. The labels, programs, invitations,  etc were so original. It was great to get to know you better. You’ve been such a great friend to Heather. You could make a professional mistress of ceremonies.  We couldn’t have had such a beautiful wedding without you! No matter what the request was (even the shoe inserts) you smiled and tried to help. “

Thanks so much,

 ~Mary and Tim (Parents of the bride, Heather)

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“It has been a pleasure to work with Molly and Maxe Designs.  She is a wonderful artist who listens to your ideas and makes them come to life.  She is a joy to work with and made everything easy for us.  She designed the wedding invitations, menus, table numbers, seating chart, art work for the guest signing, and thank you notes for my daughter's and son-in-law's wedding.  All the guests commented on how beautiful and unique the wedding and reception stationary was.  The seating chart and guest signature pictures are now hanging on the happy bride and groom's walls as art work. 

I highly recommend Molly to everyone!  Working with Molly is like working with a friend!”

~ Annamarie and Mitchell Groenenboom, June 22, 2013

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“Amazing Lady! Amazing Art Work!!  Truly a personal experience when working with Molly!”

~ Betsy and Brenden Schlott, 6-1-13

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“Molly was great to work with and very happy to do revisions to make it perfect for me!”

~ Stephanie and Jonathan, 5-11-13

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“Molly of Maxe Designs may be located a thousand or more miles from my location, but she always made me feel I was close enough to share a cup of coffee with her while designing the items I needed for my client's wedding!  Molly has such creative ideas and did not hesitate to share them with me.   While searching the Etsy sight for ideas and shop owners who could steer me in the right direction for my needs, I could say it was by chance that I came upon Maxe Designs, but I say it was more being attracted to her web site.  I saw her style of work she had done and was very excited to contact her.  Once I did, I no longer felt lost but suddenly had a vision of a finished product in my mind.

The process of designing with Molly was professional yet warm and personal.  Communication was constant and I never was left hanging as to where we were in the planning and completion of our project.  Molly designed wedding programs (and even helped me with hard to think of language for "sticky situations."), Table Numbers that had background photos of the bride and groom (each one with an overlay of vellum that contained the table number that could be removed later to reveal the photo only), and escort cards.  Each of these items contained original, designed artwork of each flower used in the reception table centerpieces.  What amazed me is that Molly never had a piece of fabric with the exact color but managed to match it perfectly with no problem.

I received the package in adequate time for the wedding and everything arrived in perfect condition.  All I had to do was remove the wrapping, place the photos in the frames, set the escort cards on the table, and lay the programs in a tray. 

I would recommend Molly of Maxe Designs to anyone who is planning a wedding, and wants to feel like a guest at their own wedding or event without experiencing the stress that comes along with planning a wedding or event.  Or maybe you would like an original drawing done of a favorite photograph.  Molly can do it all!  I can't wait to begin designing with her again and again!”

~ Elinor Adler, 5-4-13 – Wedding of Danelle and Greg

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“Molly is an exceptionally talented artist with ability to listen to your desires and create masterpieces!

We had a Kentucky Derby style wedding and she developed unique pieces for each part that included the normal invitations, thank you notes, envelopes, etc., but also went above and beyond by creating pieces such as a sign to help guide our guests to the ceremony site, Grandparent Memoirs, a sign explaining a good luck horse shoe tale for our guest favors that were real horse shoes!, a guest book....I could go on and on!

Basically, there is nothing that Molly can't do. If you give her an idea she will present a few of her own and voila! I would highly recommend her for any occasion, especially a wedding. She is timely, efficient, creative, sincere and an absolute pleasure to work with.”

~ Andy & Tracie Wierda, 5-5-12

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 “Molly - We appreciate how you were able to take our ideas and create the ideal invitation. The colors and art were exactly what we wanted. Everyone commented on our unique invitations and guest book!  Thank you again. “

 ~ Tyler & Hilary Hatfield, 8-4-12

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“We cannot say enough great things about Molly and Maxe Designs!!

Her work and her service were unmatched by any other vendor we dealt with while planning for our wedding!

When I first hired Molly, it was to do our invitations. Wow! They were perfect--and we were not the only ones who thought so.

More people called to say how beautiful our invitations were than to congratulate us on our engagement!

When one of the bridesmaids dropped them off at the post office, the woman working actually stopped her and asked who did the invitations because they were 'the most beautiful invitations' she had ever seen!

They were so perfect, in fact, that we hired Molly to do EVERYTHING for our reception (programs, menus, place cards, seating chart, and gift tags).

Her work on all of them was so incredible. We could not have been more pleased with the results.

At least as important to a couple on the verge of getting married, Molly was a breeze to work with!

She always responded in a timely fashion (even when the bride failed to), and she was never anything but understanding.

The few changes we suggested were always handled with such a positive attitude that we looked forward to working with Molly every step of the way.

She repeatedly said that she wanted to do whatever she could to take the stress off of our shoulders, and that is exactly what she did!

We knew that we did not have to worry about anything being done by Molly, and that feeling, as any bride-to-be will tell you, is priceless!

We have suggested Molly to ALL of our friends, and we will continue to do so!!

Thank you for everything, Molly!!”

~Rachel and Jason, 8-11-12

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“Dear Molly,

It has been such a pleasure working with you and integrating your talent and beautiful creations into our wedding day!

You were a joy to work with as you captured each of our visions in a creative way.

We loved your "team" approach as we worked together to incorporate our ideas with your exceptional talent into unique layouts.

We were very happy with the end result of both our wedding invitations and ceremony programs...and so were our guests! At my bridal shower, many guests commented on the beautiful wedding invitations they had received.

Thank you for making our wedding day even more special!”

~Sarah and Andrew, 5-26-12

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Sara and Quinn, 6-16-12

“After spending the last year planning every detail of a wedding with my daughter including hosting our own reception, we had many encounters with many vendors.

We initially did not know anyone in the business of wedding invitations, but met Molly at a bridal show.

Our initial impression was that she was someone that we would enjoy working with.

Well, not only did we enjoy working with Molly, but she proved to be an excellent choice in every regard.

Molly was extremely positive, flexible, creative, professional and prompt.

She met every deadline, and went out of her way to meet with us personally on several occasions. 

She created and printed beautiful wedding invitations, programs for the ceremony

and finally made thank you notes that were designed specifically to match our theme.

We were extremely pleased to have had the opportunity to work with Molly, and benefit from all of her outstanding talents and service. “

~Carol Moss

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“Molly - Thank you so much for everything!  Our invites & thank you's turned out so awesome!

I will definitely recommend you to any of my friends who get married in the future!

I was so glad you could come to the wedding!”

~Alesha & Steven, 8-4-12

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“Molly is awesome!  

Molly did a wonderful job with my invitations. Within a month we met a few times to come up with a design and she got them printed and back to me very quickly.

The price was very reasonable and I am so happy that I went with her instead of someone else because I got to help design my wedding invitations and make them personal and unique!”

~Lyndsay & Justin, 4-21-12

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“HIGHLY Recommend Maxe Designs -- I found Molly on the knot.com and gave her a call to see about prices.

She was not only amazing to work with but her prices were incredibly reasonable.

Our seating chart had a hand painted picture on it done by Molly that we now have hanging in our living room.

She also did a poem that we put on each table and our programs.

She sent proofs of everything and made sure we were completely happy.

I was really comfortable asking her to adjust small things and she was happy to do it.

We were so pleased with not only the finished product/prices but the customer service.

We used her for our thank yous too because I wanted to give her more business.

I highly recommend Maxe Designs.”

~ Jenn & Kevin

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“Molly –

Thank you so much for all your help for our wedding! :-)  (July 15)

You did such a nice job on our invitations & programs (we got a lot of compliments)!

We will always remember our special day ~ thank you for being a part of it!

We truly appreciated everything you did! Thanks again!”

~Justin & Sara, 7-15-11

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Featured Vendor: Maxe Designs

December 4th, 2010 - By Nichole Odijk DeMario - Shore Bride Magazine (http://nwitimes.com)

Maxe Designs

616.633.2060; www.maxedesigns.com

 

What do you get when you couple an artist with a graphic designer? Molly Axe.

Ten years ago, Axe created a business she knew she would love, Maxe Designs.

Maxe Designs can fulfill all of your wedding stationery needs—from invitations to reception menus to thank you cards. But Axe steps it up a notch. Not only does she design unique stationery, but she also incorporates one-of-a-kind artwork into orders as well.

Axe begins each project with a blank piece of paper. After she discusses the couples’ ideas for their wedding day, she goes to her drawing board to create an original piece of artwork to incorporate into their stationery.

“You will not find an invitation where it’s ‘insert name,’ ‘insert name’ done at Maxe Designs,” owner Axe says.

Axe’s recent work includes a wedding with a carousel theme for which Axe created a custom admission style ticket response card with a smaller ticket attached to the couple’s favors. Her artwork was a carousel horse she used on their thank you cards.

Axe tries to “give [couples] art they can afford,” and she carries that affordability into her business model. She says she is willing to work with anyone’s budget. “I can give suggestions for ways to cut their costs down, brainstorm and be as flexible possible . . . I will do whatever it takes to get it done,” Axe says.

She has worked with budgets from as little as $150 (minus postage) to upwards of $2,000, and, as an extra thank you for the couples’ business, she provides the thank you cards at cost.

Axe offers a few additional amenities as well. Regardless of her original quote, the couple only pays for the number of invitations they need. She will also matte and frame the couples’ custom artwork, which she says parents often like to purchase as a wedding present.

She has worked with couples across the country and prints in house. She recommends couples allow three to four weeks for their order to be completed, which includes printing time.

“I take a lot of pride in what I do and I want to do all I can for my clients,” Axe says. “I want your stationery to be as unique as you are.”

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Molly Axe ~ your artist & designer ~  Maxe Designs, LLC - maxedesigns@mollyaxe.com - 616.633.2060 ~ http://www.mollyaxe.com

Specializing in: One-of-a-Kind. Fine Art. Designs. Stationery. Weddings. Special Events & More. Inspired. Created. Used Only for YOU!

*Art & Design Studios located in both Chicago, Illinois & Grand Rapids, Michigan.*

Maxe Designs Chicago Studio is located inside the Bridgeport Art Center @ 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago, IL - where the Skyline Loft and the Sculpture Garden are also located.

All artwork & images of artwork (including wedding) designs are the sole property of Molly Axe, Maxe Designs LLC & may not be used or reproduced in any way for profit.

Proudly designing for clients and happy couples nationwide and beyond!

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