Category Archives: maggie speaks


Wedding Recap @ The Crystal Gardens
September 27, 2012

One of the weddings we had this year was custom built for this couple.  We had everything from the lamp & candelabra centerpieces made to the linens.   Take a look at how Stefani’s Catering, Jesse with Event Creative, Maggie Speaks, Sarah & Ryan with Miller + Miller Photography and everyone else that made this wedding possible! 

This was also the last wedding I worked with my friend and colleague Sheree Figler with Tablescapes.  Sheree was a gift to the Chicago Wedding Industry, a talented designer, and a perfectionist.  I miss her and am thankful we had the opportunity to go out with a bang.  She had the linens custom made for this wedding because she knew it was necessary!




Receptions of All Sorts, Traditional Weddings Part 3
August 7, 2012

In this post, we are looking back at wedding receptions where the ceremonies were in religious institutions.  One was at KAM Isreal Temple in Hyde Park where the reception followed at Cafe Brauer.  The other wedding took place in a church and the reception was to follow at The Palmer House Hilton.  Take a look!

Here you will find the reception that took place at Cafe Brauer.  We were delighted that a few weeks before the wedding, not only was I named Social Event Planner of the Year by Biz Bash, but Limelight Catering was voted Caterer of the year, Event Creative won all sorts of Biz Bash Awards and Maggie Speaks kept the night going all night long.  Fig Media captured the entire wedding on film and because of the talent of photographer Olivia Leigh, we were published in Martha Stewart Weddings!  This was an amazing team of vendors.

Here, you can see our holiday wedding of the year at The Palmer House Hilton!  It was gorgeous and we were so honored to work with Nadine of Fragrant Design who made the bride’s dream come true!  It was also amazing when the bride and groom walked in the room and the bride turned around to all of us and said, “Oh my god, is this really my wedding?”  And we were all delighted to say, “YES!”

Watch Thursday for the final recap of Wedding Receptions of all Sorts!




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