English & Will's rustic garden wedding
High school sweethearts English and Will were married at Will's parents' house in Cary, North Carolina. Since they met in science class, we carried a science-theme into their save the dates — glass test tubes filled with wildflower seeds. We tied hand-printed tags to the tubes with a "how they met" story teaser and save the date details. We kept a loose science-theme going for the invitations. The rehearsal dinner cards included a beaker filled with hearts, and a pattern of molecules made with heart-shaped atoms adorned the invitation band. We choose six different shades of paper to complement their fall wedding, and screen printed quirky text in white ink. For the wedding day, we designed programs to hold a golf pencil (for the couple-themed word search puzzle inside) and custom water bottle labels that told the story of their first conversation in science class (about a bottle of water, of course!).
"We knew we wanted Ellie to work with us on our invitations from the beginning because we fell in love with her creativity and style from what we saw in her other work. Once we started the process of working with her and thinking about our invitations and other paper goods (save the dates, programs etc) it was clear that Ellie's vision for how to put our wedding moments on paper was even more amazing then we envisioned for ourselves. Ellie has of way of creating a moment with wedding invitations. She helped us see what it would feel like for our guests to open our invitations and experience the first glimpse of our wedding. Working with Ellie was a joy and a pleasure and she really made us feel like she was just as excited about creating these amazing pieces of art for us as we were to have her create them."
—English & Will
photography: Nancy Ray / Ceremony & Reception Venue: Private Residence / Florist: Kelly Odom / Event Coordinator: Grace Leisure Events / Hair Stylist: Leah Ache / Makeup Artist: Pam Hung / Paper: Hello Tenfold / Water Bottles: Lebleu / Wedding Dress: Ivy and Aster / Mens Clothier: Charlie Fortune