Ellen & Nick are two wonderful, weird, wild people. Their wedding is an interesting tale, full of plot twists, mishaps, and adventures like ditching the traditional white wedding gown for a black & pink dress, moving their wedding up six months for an opportunity… that ended up falling through (!), having to re-plan a wedding in less than two months, forgetting their marriage license, and postponing their wedding ceremony by a few minutes to try and secure tickets to a previously sold-out concert. And of course, the leopard print shoes, Game Boys, and park playgrounds. I don’t think they’d have it any other way.
When originally planning their wedding, which was supposed to be in October, they grew frustrated with the rigmarole of planning a big fancy wedding and scrapped everything. It didn’t feel true to them. They ended up moving their wedding date, and fortunately were able to keep their ceremony at the same place, in Patapsco Valley State Park. Although it was a bit rushed, they were so excited to be getting married six months earlier than originally planned.
Ellen & Nick are best friends in all senses of the word, and I give them the warmest congrats to starting this new chapter of their lives as one. And their self-proclaimed mantra: “mutual weirdness forever.”
Ellen got ready with her sisters and her mom, and it was an emotional morning for everyone.
Nick spent most of his time getting ready with his Game Boy. It made an appearance quite a few times throughout the day.
Though the spring season was inching closer and closer, nearly everything was still dead except for a few yellow flower bushes. The unusual colors of the flora is actually kind of appropriate for a wedding this weird and wonderful – Ellen with her black and pink gown, bright red hair, and of course Nick’s leopard print shoes and pink tie.
More planes flew by than usual in this park. Ellen & Nick didn’t like that.
“Fuck the planes!”
Their ceremony was intimate, and magical. They invited only their closest of family members, for a grand total of 17 people, including them and their officiant.
Ellen & Nick chose to perform a ring warming ceremony, and each guest had a moment to hold the rings in their hand and give them a blessing.