Warriors

Each Warrior is unique, adding their own strengths and insights to the team. You will be assigned the person that best fits you, your wedding, and its location. Rest assured, all of our Warriors are highly skilled, able to take on any challenge with a smile.

Maggie Heely

Maggie is the Owner and Lead Coordinator of Weekend Wedding Warrior® and Event Warriors. She was raised in Western New York State and has lived in London, Chicago, Louisiana, and now Kentucky! Maggie has a unique background. She was awarded a Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northwestern University’s prestigious Family Institute in Evanston, IL in 2006 and is currently a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) in the state of Kentucky. No, she won’t give you therapy at your event, but she does bring a unique crisis-management perspective and calming energy.

Maggie is a Louisville Business First 2016 40 Under 40, a sustaining member of the Junior League of Louisville and was named Woman Business Owner of the Year in the Small Business category by NAWBO Louisville 2014.

She was married in 2008 to her husband who is a Major in the U.S. Army Reserves. They have a daughter, Aurora, and son, Knox.  In her time off, Maggie loves trying new restaurants and taking yoga classes.

Stop what you’re doing, pick up the phone, call Weekend Wedding Warrior, & cross your fingers that they are available on your wedding date. These ladies are hands down, the BEST in the business and we are so lucky to have them in Louisville. – Lindsey


Alicia Sarantis

Alicia is an experienced event planner and coordinator who has worked for many years in both corporate and personal events. She has planned and completed over 500 successful events in her career with attendance ranging from 10 to 10,000. Her passion for event coordination stems from a desire to make every event, whether it is a wedding or corporate event, as perfect as it can be for each and every guest. She was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky and attended the University of Kentucky for her Bachelor’s degree. She married her husband Nick in 2008 and they currently live in Oldham County with sons, Alex & Jack, daughter Lila Kate, and dogs, Lilly & Daisy.

Of all the money my husband, parents and I spent on this wedding, Weekend Wedding Warrior was by far the best “purchase”. Alicia was my “warrior” and that she was! She is amazing! – Alyssa


Alexis Raley

Alexis is a true southerner, born and raised in Raleigh, NC. In 2000, she moved to Lexington, KY to attend the University of Kentucky where she received an undergraduate business degree. Since then, she also has received her Master’s in Business Administration from Belarmine University.

Alexis has extensive leadership experience as a business owner of 2 Chic Chicks. She has also been an active member of the Junior League of Louisville and the co-chair of their largest annual fundraising event. She uses her passion for detailed perfection to make every event successful and enjoyable. Alexis and her husband have a beautiful home in St. Matthew’s, which they share with their adorable sons, Graham and Colby, and Yorkie, Raleigh.

Alexis was my coordinator for my wedding and she was out of this world fantastic…She ran that timeline like a boss… – Jasmine


Debbie Saag

A native Kentuckian, Debbie attended the University of Louisville where her involvement on campus sparked her love of logistics and planning. Immediately after graduating, she became involved in the event industry. She worked for a boutique event planning and design company and a prestigious Hotel before joining the Weekend Wedding Warrior team.

Debbie’s primary goal is to enable her clients to relax and enjoy their special event. Using her knowledge and previous industry experience, Debbie ensures all aspects of the wedding are executed with graceful timing and flawless detail.

Debbie is an active member of the Junior League of Louisville and the Chapter Advisor for the Delta Zeta sorority at UofL. Debbie and her husband Rob live in Worthington with their son, Oliver and two dogs – Lollie & Ralph.

Debbie is the reason why we were able to let go of all of the worries that come with planning a wedding remotely, and we were able to fully experience the best day of our lives. We owe our day to Debbie and can’t recommend WWW enough. – Joy

Image of Maggie by Gretchen Bell Photography

Image of Alicia, Alexis, & Debbie by Lang Thomas Studios