For their wedding at Alabama’s historic Bragg-Mitchell Mansion, Kira and Robert customized our Laurent letterpress wedding invitations with a custom duogram and a modern die cut shape. The understated elegance of pewter ink and gold matte foil highlights both the hand-illustrated motifs and Sarah Hanna’s sublime hand calligraphy.
letterpress ink: pewter | foil stamping: gold matte | paper: bella cotton 1-ply + 2-ply ivory | envelope: bella cotton ivory | envelope liner: augustine damask pattern in pewter | diecut shape: lincoln style | hand calligraphy: victoria style by sarah hanna | customization #22079 | Weddings Etc.
We welcomed illustrator Courtney Jentzen to the Bella Figura family last year and boy are we glad we did – her fun, whimsical style has been a welcome addition to our lineup of designs. Courtney’s Bright Lights invitation design is an ode to all things New York, featuring hand-illustrated landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, the Staten Island Ferry and a Brooklyn brownstone – seen here on the invitations for Jocelyn’s big city graduation celebration.
letterpress ink: black | fonts: declan + streamline | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | customization #22346 | Sweet Paper
Our Sweet Lorna invitation design really captures the beauty of letterpress printing with its modern rendition of a traditional herringbone pattern. Shown here in the monochromatic hues of pale gray and charcoal, its a fresh yet sophisticated invitation for a bridesmaids luncheon.
letterpress inks: pale gray + charcoal | fonts: marilyn + streamline | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | customization #23414 | Jenny’s Paper, Ink
Emogene and Kai came to us to print the invitation suite for their Minneapolis Jazz club wedding. The bold, modern fonts, symmetrical layout and shiny gold foil capture the architectural inspiration typical of art deco design.
letterpress inks: vine + black | foil stamping: gold shine | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | envelope: bella cotton white | pocketfold: black | envelope liner: metallic gold leaf | customization #22046
The folksy sweetness of our Juniper envelope liner pattern transitions from season to season depending on the (up to) 4 ink colors you chose. Here the summertime inspiration of Garden, Sherbet, Papaya and Cream inks compliment our Handdrawn wedding invitation sent by Aileen and Sam for their summer celebration in Italy.
letterpress inks: pewter + papaya | paper: bella cotton 2-ply white | foil edging: copper shine | envelope: bella cotton white | envelope liner: juniper pattern in garden + sherbet + papaya + cream | customization #17449
For their spring wedding in Colombia, Bridget and Victor chose our papel picado inspired Barcelona design. A romantic script font, pastel pink ink and Rose Gold Shine foil gave this festive design a soft, feminine makeover.
letterpress ink: whisper | foil stamping: rose gold shine | paper: bella cotton 2-ply ivory | envelope: bella cotton ivory | envelope liner: classic color pattern in whisper | customization #21898
Sometimes the simplest change to an existing invitation design can make a big impact – like this horizontal customization of our vertical La Salle design. Nicole and Robert accommodated more text than the sample without sacrificing the delicate frame and bold typography that make this design so unique.
letterpress inks: pewter + navy | fonts: kunsel + eros + conquerer | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | customization #18751
With fireworks and festivities just around the corner for the July 4th holiday, we were inspired to share this customization of our Modern Fete wedding invitation design. Jade and Alex found the perfect summer palette in sunny yellow ink and shiny silver foil and their tri-fold save the date is sweet yet functional, giving guests lodging information for the busy holiday weekend.
letterpress ink: yolk | foil stamping: silver matte | font: alouette | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | envelope: bella cotton white | customization #17570 | Union Street Papery
Patricia Mumau wows us on the regular with her carefree calligraphy and illustrations. On this customization of our Balsam Calligraphy design, Sarah and John chose a mellow color palette paired with homespun touches like a jute envelope and textile inspired liner. They added a pop of color (and a shout-out to summer) with Watermelon colored edge painting.
letterpress inks: sand + deep blue | paper: bella cotton 2-ply white | edge painting: watermelon | hand calligraphy: harrison style by patricia mumau | envelope: jute | envelope liner: modern herringbone pattern in deep blue | customization #13893
Katherine and Patrick customized our Victorian Elegance wedding invitation design by changing the orientation, ink color and hand calligraphy style. Elizabeth Hardin’s Carlisle style calligraphy added a playful touch while the warm tones of the envelope liner and Vine letterpress ink set the stage for their autumn celebration.
letterpress ink: vine | font: memphis | paper: bella cotton 1-ply + 2-ply ivory | foil edging: copper shine | hand calligraphy: carlisle style by elizabeth hardin | envelope: bella cotton ivory | envelope liner: refined mosaic pattern in vine + umber | customization #19038 | Lion in the Sun