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Our Story


We are three moms who met through our daughters' friendships.

MAE stands for Morgan, Ava, Ela ~Our three beautiful girls who inspire us to be creative, patient, and understanding, which is what we also want to be for our clients! The three of us come from different backgrounds with different experiences but work cohesively together.

Lisa has spent several years in the event, marketing, and photography industry. From brides to babies, she has the keen eye and dedication to create the most memorable moments & campaingns. Sarah worked in the special education field, but event planning and design found a special place in her heart. If you can dream it, she can design it! Ashley is a meteorologist and children's book author. She knows creating a forecast is as important as creating engaging content!


We are the MAEkers of your vision!

MAE Designs's owner Ashley- profile photo

Ashley Baylor

Ashley Baylor is a meteorologist and reporter for WTNH News 8. She has been in the news business for almost 17 years, covering weather, feature stories, and crime news.

Ashley is a passionate animal advocate. In addition to featuring shelters and rescue groups for adoptable pets, she has uncovered stories about animal welfare and pushed for changes in the law. Working closely with state representatives, new animal laws will go into effect this year.

Ashley is also a children's book author. Her book, 'Storms and Snow, Skis and Sox, New England's Weather Truly Rocks' was published in 2022.

Most importantly, Ashley is a mom to a beautiful girl and four rescue pets. Being a wife, a mom, and a working professional has made her an efficient multi-tasker, working to make everyone happy with her results.

Using her skills in content creation, marketing, and advocacy, Ashley will work to make YOU happy!

Whether it's a wedding, celebration, or special photo shoot, she hopes MAE Designs can MAEke perfect moments into wonderful memories!


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Lisa Palmieri


Lisa Palmieri has been in the events and marketing industry for 25 years. She has directed, choreographed, designed, and photographed over 500 events and marketing campaigns, big and small. Lisa thrives off the variety each project delivers and the adrenaline rush from the excitement of it all. Nothing makes Lisa happier than bringing the client's ideas to life. Lisa's goal is that every client will feel the passion and love put into every project, whether big or small. Her desire to please and leave the client with lasting memories and successful marketing strategies fuels her innovation and creativity. Lisa's approach to a successful career in integrated marketing, promotions, social media, and client engagement satisfaction is simple. It's all about the client's style and needs and doing what it takes to accomplish it!

Lisa's most important adventure in life is being a mom to her beautiful daughter, Ela! Being a Mom, wife, and a "mompreneur" have amplified her abilities to focus on the details and effectively multi-task. As long as Lisa can remember, she has loved creating, drawing, and painting, leading to a bachelor's degree in Marketing and photography. Lisa's desire is MAEKING you say, "WOW" from every event to every project!

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Sarah Bodell


I grew up in Connecticut and graduated from Central Connecticut State University, where I worked in the Special Education field for over 10 years.  I fell in love with wedding planning while planning my wedding in 2015.  I have always had a passion for interior design, constantly changing the decor in my home and helping my family decorate their homes. 


I am a wife and mom to our beautiful daughter and two fur babies, a sweet little pit bull named Bella, and my husband’s service dog for his Police Department, a black lab named Bear. 


After my daughter was born prematurely, my husband and I made the decision that I would leave my job and stay home with her.  While at home, I worked per diem at Quinnipiac University with the medical students and continued my love for event planning even further.  I’ve planned my daughter’s elaborate-themed birthday parties, bridal showers, my sister’s backyard (Covid) wedding, gender reveals, and baby showers. 


I am thrilled to be able to meet new people, work hard and, most importantly, make perfect moments.  I have always been creative, fanatical about details, and diligent about the organization.  I’m a perfectionist, so I am so excited to have a job where I can plan and execute the perfect events for you!

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