Archive for 2009
From the perfect letterpress invitations to the place cards at the reception, we love working with couples to create really fun letterpress pieces that perfectly coordinate with the look and feel of their day. Custom letterpress place cards, which can also be used as escort cards, are the perfect way to tie in the colors and motifs of your invitations and are one of those finishing touches that just make an event really shine.
A much more formal take on the traditional place card, these pretty cards feature a custom calligraphy monogram printed in espresso ink. These letterpress place cards are the definition of elegant.
Printed in pool and peacock inks, this version of our Mimosa design features a fun pairing of 2-color and 1-color letterpress pieces detailing travel information and weekend events for guests of this lakefront wedding in Wisconsin.
The letterpress wedding invitation itself is printed in both pool and peacock, a unique pairing of ink colors that is perfect for a waterfront celebration.
This letterpress card is a simple insert detailing travel information and accommodation details for guests traveling to Wisconsin for the wedding. It is printed in peacock ink.
Also printed in 1-color letterpress in peacock ink, this insert card invites guest to a separate welcome dinner held the evening before the wedding. We love the combination of pretty 1-color inserts with this 2-color letterpress wedding invitations – it’s a great way to save money on your letterpress inserts while still showing off a great 2-color design on your main invitation.
When we’re working with couples to create their letterpress wedding invitations, we love seeing just how different they make one of our original designs by playing with personal details. This customization of our Champagne invitation is a perfect example of a couple who truly made a design their own. They opted for a subtle cream ink paired with black ink for all of the type on our thick 2-ply cotton paper, with metallic gold edge painting and a luxurious metallic gold envelope liner. It is sophisticated and completely elegant, perfect for their New York City wedding.
Paired with the fuchsia ink, the letterpress invitations and reply cards feature edge painting in plum and a custom patterned envelope liner printed in plum. We also printed fun double-sided custom letterpress coasters to coordinate, printed in fuchsia, which we featured previously on our blog. This suite was fun, unique, and completely tailored to this couple’s event.
This letterpress save the date is a customization of our Guild design. The warm espresso and french vanilla inks make it a truly stunning and incredibly elegant design, paired with that extra little touch of luxury with a rich espresso envelope liner. Printed for an upcoming winter wedding in New York City, this is the perfect save the date for a really luxurious affair.
This cheerful customization of our Floweret letterpress wedding invitation design is one of our favorite customizations of this particular design. It’s printed in champagne and cloud 9 blue inks and paired with a chic navy envelope liner. We also worked with the couple to customize the design to include more of the playful flower motif along the left side of the invitation, a change from the original design. They chose Memoir script for a really fun look that is whimsical, but still somewhat traditional. We love this personalization of our Floweret design – it’s definitely a new favorite!
Rounding out our posts of fun letterpress save the dates for the week, these are two cool customizations we printed for weddings this past summer. The first is our Surya design printed in rich amethyst and pool inks. We love this pairing of pretty jewel tones and suspect this will be a continuing trend in the months to come.
This letterpress save the date is a really fun customization of our Sailboat design in garden and navy inks. It’s really the perfect save the date for this couple’s wedding, which took place in the beautiful Thousand Islands region of Upstate NY, not too far from our studio in Syracuse.
In 2009 our New Calligraphy design has become one of our most popular and we love seeing how couples work with our designers and calligrapher to create something truly special for their event. These customized letterpress save the dates both feature the beautiful hand calligraphy of our New Calligraphy design, but beyond that are very different designs.
Printed in black ink on our white cotton paper, this customization is a true pairing of classic elegance and modern sophistication.
This letterpress save the date switches things up a bit with a vertical orientation. It is printed in tea rose ink on our 2-ply ivory cotton paper with edge painting to match.
For additional ideas and inspiration, check out more of our favorite letterpress save the dates.
Continuing our love for pretty letterpress save the dates, this customization of our Tuileries design is completely unique, printed in light peach and mango inks for a Napa Valley wedding next summer. We adore this entirely new and fresh take on one of our more popular designs and love how this couple truly made it their own.
While the rest of the world is gearing up for the holidays, around here we’re hard at work helping couples prepare for their upcoming summer 2010 weddings. We’ve been printing a lot of really fabulous letterpress save the dates in recent weeks and had to take a moment to share a couple of our latest favorites. Both of these customizations are great examples of how completely personal you can make one of our Bella Figura letterpress designs just by playing with ink colors, fonts and layout.
This fun letterpress save the date is a customization of our Champagne design, printed here in amethyst and garden inks. The layout is simple, keeping the emphasis on the sans serif type asking guests to save the date. A website address is provided in the lower corner so guests have easy access to further details and information about the event while keeping the design of the save the date itself clean and modern.
Using our Mimosa design, this couple opted for a vertical orientation with champagne and garden inks to make this design their own. The play between all lowercase serif type and all uppercase serif type for their names makes it a bit more playful and fun than a more traditional layout. We love these vibrant colors – they’ll be perfect for a summer wedding!
When checking out our letterpress gallery, keep in mind that all of our designs can be easily customized to suit the personality of your event. Love a design but wish it were printed in red instead of purple? We can do that and much more to help you make a design uniquely yours, just as we did with these two couples when designing their save the dates. For more ideas, check out our favorite letterpress save the dates.