I'm a Maine based photographer, specializing in weddings and lifestyle portraiture. I serve all of New England and beyond as no event is ever too far.

El’s Calligraphy, Maps and Cards : Wedding Ideas

I’m excited to share a unique wedding idea with you that I became aware of at a recent wedding at the Inn by the Sea in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  The bride and groom, Ria and Ross worked with El’s Cards who created the most personal and NEAT seating chart I’ve ever seen. 

Ellen Greely Braley has been doing calligraphy and watercolor for over 25 years and loves it!  El’s Cards started as primarily greeting cards in 1999 and has grown in leaps and bounds to offering  invitations, calligraphy and all things paper for weddings and celebrations.  The seating scroll is a popular and unique item that is always a hit.  From her very own Simply You gift (a list of a person’s favorite things in calligraphy with tiny illustrations) to custom gifts and note cards for every day….watercolor maps and sweet gift tags….El’s style is simple and beautiful.  She truly offers something for everyone.

“Working with Ria and Ross was fabulous! They are hiking enthusiasts so initially the invitation had a map of the state of Maine with water and mountains in the background.  This theme carried through to the seating scroll…with their favorite and meaningful places featured as table names.  The tables were adorned with signs in calligraphy with clam shells and mussel shells.  The individual place cards on the tables had food choices indicated by different paintings.   It was a pleasure working with this lovely couple.  Best Wishes Ria and Ross!” El

Flower design by Flora Fauna.

Ellen got in touch with me and we met up for coffee in Portland.  Her portfolio is impressive and I really enjoyed getting to know her.  Soon after our coffee date, I received a box with a lovely thank you note and cards that she made for me.  She took note that I had mentioned that I loved her M’s so she created cards with my name.  Receiving the cards showed me how thoughtful she is and how she’ll really listen to you and go above and beyond.  I highly recommend contacting her for any uncoming special event.

Visit El’s Cards website to see her portfolio.

If you’re interested in learning more about any of the details from their wedding, please feel free to get in touch or leave a comment.

  xoxo . . .


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