Ernest + Wordie is a boutique stationery and calligraphy studio for all your paper needs. Specializing in luxury wedding invitations and day-of paper goods, we create stationery that embodies your carefully curated wedding aesthetic and unique love story.
Founded by lifelong artist Hailey Estes in 2019, Ernest + Wordie is the marriage of a love of pretty letters and a career in event management.
Hailey's affinity for art and design was evident at a young age when she would spend hours in her Grandma Shirl's art room. As she grew older, Hailey experimented with art in a wide variety of mediums including watercolor, pen and ink illustration, printmaking, textile art and clay sculpture. It wasn't until college when she took a calligraphy class and was hooked instantly. She began offering her calligraphy services to friends and family while working full time as an event planner in the golf industry.
During this time, Hailey was fortunate to travel extensively and work on many high-level events. While she found the work immensely rewarding and exciting, Hailey dreamed of a job where she could be creative and draw on her artistic background.
In 2019, Ernest + Wordie was born. Initially operating as a calligraphy-only business, Hailey quickly realized the intersection of calligraphy and stationery and introduced stationery products to her offerings that same year. Since 2019, Hailey has served over 300 clients, been a part of over 125 weddings and has been featured by multiple publications.
Hailey credits the growth of Ernest + Wordie to her background in event management saying
As a retired event planner, I have an appreciation for the little details that make for an unforgettable wedding or event. This appreciation guides my relationships with my clients and my dedication to creating unique, beautiful and timeless art that takes your celebration to the next level.