Marjorie Maxfield

"To Wed beautifully is to share your heart and soul with another as you begin you life; 

to Live beautifully is to dwell in the heart and the soul!"


"Live, wed and write, beautifully!


Why America Listens to 

Best-selling Author,

National Etiquette, Wedding and Stationery Expert 

Guest Speaker and Columnist

 
Meet Marjorie Maxfield

At the forefront of the etiquette, wedding and stationery industries,
and a key figure in the current communications revolution,
Marjorie Maxfield is one of the key players that shapes the national conversation.


by appointment:

Wedding and Personal Stationery
Etiquette Expertise


request availability:

National guest speaking engagements
National book signing events
National bridal shows



National Speaking Engagements, Book Signings

Waldorf Towers, New York City
New York Stationery Show, Javits Center

National Association of Wedding Planners, Houston, Texas
Bridal Showcase,
Washington, D.C. 

Rocky Mountain Bridal Show, Denver, Colorado
Wedding Showcase,
Houston, Texas

Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas

St. Martin's Episcopal Church
 

Houston, Texas

Largest Episcopal church in U.S.
St. Michael Catholic Church Houston, Texas
Largest Catholic church in Texas
Holy Name Retreat Center, Houston, Texas
American Museum Society Houston, Texas
The MMM Annual Classes, Atlanta, Georgia

Ceron Salon, Houston, Texas
PS The Letter, Fort Worth, Texas

River Oaks Book Store, Houston, Texas
Rice Lecture Series, Houston, Texas
Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Houston, Texas
Tanglewood Gifts, Houston, Texas


Since 1989 a Texas Retail Icon

Tanglewood Pharmacy, Tanglewood Gifts, 25 years

National press calls, "Store of the rich and famous,"

Past Presidents, First Ladies, Astronauts, sports legends,
rock and movie stars ,celebrities, socialites, and Texas legends,
attorneys, physicians, clergy and businessmen
consider Marjorie Maxfield their stationery source.

Crane & Company
Number one in country, 2012

Lallie, the art of stationery
Top Five for two decades

Olympic Gold Medalist, Mary Lou Retton,
Marjorie's first bride.

Firsts:

Financial Talk Show

Created the first financial talk shows for television and radio
in country in 1980

Channel 8, television, Houston, Texas
KTRH, radio, Houston, Texas
Dan Rather, CBS, broadcast interview in 1980

Stationery

Innovation of the design and print of invitations
on computer/printer

Created luxury box as invitation

Innovated monogram calligraphy
on wedding invitations


Computer

First graphic artist/firm in Houston
to design and process advertising on a computer, 1985



Personal vitae

Marjorie is married to Jim Maxfield for 45 years.
They met in San Antonio, while he was a graduate student at Trinity University in Hospital Administration
Marjorie graduated 
with a degree in Philosophy, in three years, also from Trinity University.

They married at Trinity University.

They have resided in Houston, Texas ever since. 


Jim is a pharmacist with a degree from the University of Texas and owner of Tanglewood Pharmacy.

They married at Trinity University.

They have resided in Houston, Texas ever since.
They 
have one son, who also resides in Houston.
713.823.5300

marjoriemaxfield@me.com


Best-selling Author,
National Etiquette, Wedding and Stationery
Guest Speaker and Columnist
and Successful Texas Business Women

Marjorie McLane Maxfield


Marjorie Maxfield is a best-selling author, national etiquette, wedding and personal stationery expert, publisher, guest speaker and successful Texas businesswoman. 

Her best selling book, The Write Stuff: A Modern Guide to Personal Stationery & Weddings, presents a witty, insightful and savvy view of wedding, etiquette and personal stationery for the today’s bride, in a changing society.


Her clients include past presidents and first ladies; astronauts; sports legends; rock and movie stars; celebrities, socialites and local legends, attorneys, physicians, clergy, and businessmen. One of her first brides was Olympic Gold Medalist, Mary Lou Retton.


She 
has been interviewed on national and local news and talk shows at ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC television. 


She was a columnist for Brilliant, a
Texas luxury magazine. Her advice is featured in national magazines and newspapers. 

As a professional guest speaker, she has given the keynote address at seminars, events and shows across the country.

Her signature topics include: 
Wed-Etiquette,™ 
E-Business Etiquette,™ 
SignatureStyle™
Wed & Write Beautifully™ 
Live & Write Beautifully.™ 
The Lost Art of the Handwritten Note
How Handwritten Notes Affect a Brand and the Bottom Line

She has been a guest speaker for audiences including the New York Stationery Show, Waldorf Astoria, National Association of Bridal Consultants, Wedding Showcase-Houston and Washington, D.C.; Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, Houston Baptist University, The MMM Class, Atlanta, Georgia as well as leading business and religious organizations.

As an inspirational figure, she has spoken at St. Martin’s Church, the largest Episcopal Church in the United States, whose parishioners include former President George W. Bush, and Secretary James Baker, III. 

She has also been a guest speaker at the largest Catholic Church in Texas, St. Michael Church, Houston, where she is the honorary wedding consultant for its guild.

As a spiritual leader, for the last six years, she has published The MMM Letter, a nationaI internet newsletter.

During this time, she also has conducted semi-annual classes and weekly telephone conferences for her students in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Since 1989, Marjorie has owned Tanglewood Gifts & Stationery, a retail icon known across the Lone Star State asthe store of the Rich and Famous. 

Wed-Etiquette, her signature brand and slogan, sums up her twenty-two years of experience and expertise in the stationery business and an etiquette expert.

With a presence as the Wed-etiquette™ expert on the Internet, her advice can be found on: 
WeddingWire
Facebook
Twitter
thewritestuffweddings.com
wedetiquette.blogspot.com 
The MMM Letter


Vitae:
Marjorie Maxfield was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. She moved to San Antonio, Texas, fifteen years later. 

She received her bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, in three years, from Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas in 1969. 

She then began her career as a  professional copywriter. 

She collaborated and wrote for San Antonio advertising and pubic relations icon and Latino leader, Lionel Sosa.

She also wrote for national retailers in Texas including Foley’s, Joske’s and Sakowitz. 

She first joined Joske’s of San Anotnio as a specialty and hard-line copywriter, although she had initially applied for a job as a graphic designer. 

In concert with, Caroline Shelton, one of Texas most famous watercolorists and Joske's highly touted advertising director, Marjorie wrote many of the store’s most famous full-page ads. Often her fabled copy caught the attention of the South Texas community including former first lady, Lady Bird Johnson. 

Marjorie won several advertising awards from the San Antonio Advertising Club as a free lance television, radio and printer advertising copywriter.

In 1970, Marjorie was brought to Houston, Texas as a premier specialty writer. 

Her expertise was one of a man for all seasons. She wrote for all media including television, radio, print and specialty corporate ad campaigns. 

Having established a reputation in Texas for her unique copywriting style, she became the leading writer for Foley's-- the largest store west of the MIssissippi, and later for, Sakowitz, a leading upscale, family owned Texas retailer. There she wrote fairy tales and other imaginative works for the store's fabled "fortnight"series, much like Neiman Marcus' ad campaigns of that era.

In 1973, she established The Max Agency, a public relations and advertising firm in Houston, Texas. 

Marjorie received numerous accolades and awards from her peers including the Houston Advertising Club, Public Relations Society of America, Graphic Associations as well as recognition by editors across the southwest.

Marjorie continued to build a national reputation as a leading public relation firm. Although she provided advertising and marketing services to her clients, her main focus was public relations.

For nearly two decades her clients included famous industry leaders in the real estate and financial industries. 

They included the southwest's leading land development and investment firm, Wolff, Morgan & Company.

She represented many other real estate icon including the international developer Gerald D. Hines, one of the largest real estate firms in the world.  

One of her most notable accomplishments of her career was achieved in the financial industry, seven years after she opened her doors.

Marjorie created the both the first radio and television financial shows in the country.

She developed a talk show format for her financial clients, John Sosnowy and Bill Wood. It became the first radio show in the country. It aired in 1980 on Houston KTRH radio. Mr. Wood remains the voice of the financial world in his daily broadcasts. 

At the same time, she also developed the talk show format for the first financial television show in the nation for Houston PBS, Channel 8. 

Today, the financial talk show format is the programming centerpiece for CNN, Fox, CBS, NBC, and ABC.  

Dan Rather, the anchor of CBS News, recognizing the importance of Marjorie’s financial talk show innovation, aired an interview on his television show in June 1980.

As a national wedding etiquette and stationery expert, Marjorie had appeared as a guest speaker at Bridal Showcase productions in Washington, D.C., Denver, Colorado, and her hometown, Houston, Texas. Bridal Showcase is the largest bridal show organization in the nation.

Marjorie's Texas-based publishing company, MMM Signature Press, has printed two editions of her first book, “The Write Stuff: A Modern Guide to Personal Stationery & Weddings.”

Personal background:
Marjorie met her husband in San Antonio where they were married in 1972. They have one child, James. 
 
She resides in Houston, Texas where she has been active as a board member of many charitable and civic organizations.

Friends and family are the central focus of her life, and her passion remains writing. 

She has two fictional novels, and a photography book on her writing horizon. 



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