Meet Ashton – Darcy Sang’s Houndstooth Inspired Design

Love the preppy look of houndstooth? Check out the inspiration behind our Ashton design by Darcy Sang for ideas on how to carry chic touches of the classic pattern throughout your wedding day.

Meet Ashton, a houndstooth inspired design, created by Darcy Sang for Bella Figura

1. The groomsmen in your wedding party will look incredibly dapper in these dashing houndstooth bow-ties. 2. Set the tone for your houndstooth-inspired wedding day with our chic Ashton letterpress invitation design. 3. Infuse your signature pattern throughout the reception by including comfy houndstooth chairs or pillows in your lounge area. 4. If a houndstooth wedding dress sounds like just a bit too much of your favorite pattern, these houndstooth pumps are a great way to subtly add the look to your wedding day wardrobe. 5. Use houndstooth-patterned washi tape on DIY wedding craft projects. 6. Hosting a brunch the morning after? Carry the houndstooth look all the way through your wedding weekend with a sophisticated houndstooth top, like this one on Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf


Want to see even more of Darcy’s inspiration? Check out her Ashton Pinterest board today!

by Erica Henriksen on October 11th, 2013. Category: Inspiration | No comments

Behind the design: Ellie Snow’s Inspiration for Byzantine

Our Byzantine suite by Ellie Snow is the September design of the month, and we can’t get enough of this design! Ellie shared her inspiration behind the design with us — you can see even more inspiration + ideas from Ellie on this special Byzantine Pinterest board! And don’t forget – you can save up to 20% on everything in the Byzantine suite when you order this month!

Check out the inspiration behind Ellie Snow's Byzantine invitation suite for Bella Figura - on sale now!

Clockwise from top: Groomsmen | Byzantine Invitation | Tablescape | Ring | Lantern| Shoes 

by Erica Henriksen on September 25th, 2013. Category: Inspiration | No comments

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Neo Luna Customization Inspiration

Check out these customizations of our Neo Luna letterpress invitations (the February design of the month – on sale for up to 20% off!). Our designers reimagined this design to show just how customizable it is — make it formal (or modern! or vintage!), change the size, the colors, the fonts, and more.

The Neo Luna design by Ian Koenig for Bella Figura is on sale during the month of FebruaryThe Neo Luna design by Ian Koenig for Bella Figura is on sale during the month of FebruaryThe Neo Luna design by Ian Koenig for Bella Figura is on sale during the month of February

Take a look at the entire Neo Luna suite for more inspiration. If you’re still needing ideas, our talented design team can help you with a free design consultation after you’ve placed your order! (Find out more about what we can do for you).

by Erica Henriksen on February 6th, 2013. Category: Inspiration | No comments

Inspired by Chevron – Our Boardwalk Wedding Inspiration

Did you know that our Boardwalk design is the design of the month? In honor of this amazing promotion (think 10% off your total when you order any of our Boardwalk pieces!) we are dishing out some sweet chevron inspiration for our Bella brides. Think pastel pinks, gray accents and that charming chevron pattern that we can’t get enough of! From bouquets, to cakes, and even some fun accessories we have all the bases covered for you to plan the rest of your wedding details.

A few fun ways to bring chevron into your wedding day!

1. dress | 2. cake | 3. bracelet | 4. for your bridesmaids: iPhone case | 5: for your reception: chevron napkins  | 6. bouquet | 7. for him: bowtie | 8. for your registry: sweet chevron pillows |


by Christie Jones on January 25th, 2013. Category: Inspiration | No comments

Bella Figura invitations featured in Bride Inspired Series

We were thrilled when Lisa from Happily Ever After Weddings and Pam Cooley asked us to be a part of “Bride Inspired” — a series featuring gorgeous decor, stunning dresses, delicate florals and letterpress wedding invitations from yours truly! Each shoot featured a different wedding style. Ready to be inspired?

Romantic Vintage: Our Claddagh design paired perfectly with the romantic florals, dainty wedding cake and texturized gown used in this shoot.

The Claddagh design pairs perfectly with romantic florals, a dainty wedding cake and a texturized gown.

Modern Glamour: Our Carlyle design was so fitting for this shoot. In a modern twist on the traditional black and white wedding, this shoot featured an edgy black wedding dress and metallic gold accents to heighten the dramatic yet timeless style.

The traditional black and white wedding gets a modern twist and our Carlyle design is so fitting.

Rustic Elegance: Fresh fruit, muted earthtones, and recycled wood were the ingredients for this beautiful autumn affair. Our Dolce design added a whimsical touch to this rustic setting.

The Dolce design adds a whimsical touch to this rustic setting.

Vendors: Pam Cooley Photography - Adore Bridal - Heaven on Earth Floral Studio - The Loft Bridal Hair & Make-up - Duchess Bridal by CCLovely&Lace - Forward Motion Productions  - That’s a Cake?!  - Gemstone Confections 

Many thanks to HEA Weddings and Pam Cooley for including Bella Figura in this inspiring series!

by Christie Jones on October 17th, 2012. Category: Inspiration | 1 comment

Glamorous Blooms design featured on Style Me Pretty!

We were thrilled to work with event planner Shawna Marie for this amazing inspiration shoot (which is overflowing with gold and glamour) that was recently featured on Style Me Pretty! This dazzling save the date session served as a preview for the couple’s upcoming gold, black and white wedding soiree, and our Glamorous Blooms design set the perfect tone. A stunning starburst mirror, cute cupcakes and glittery glassware matched the style of the invitation perfectly and set the tone for an ultra-glamorous save the date party. Head on over to Style Me Pretty to see even more photos from the shoot!

Our Glamorous Blooms design features two-tone gold - shiny gold and matte gold - foil stamping for an ultra-glamorous affairShawna Marie styled this beautiful save the date party with pretty gold touches and our Glamorous Blooms invitation designShawna Marie styled this beautiful save the date party with pretty gold touches and our Glamorous Blooms invitation design

Photography: Jonathan Ivy Lifestyle Photography / Design: Event Styling by Shawna Marie / Bride’s Dress: BCBG / Accessories: Dillard’s / Hair + Makeup: Anna Nguyen of Prevoir Studio / Groom’s Suit: Armani Exchange

by Erica Henriksen on August 20th, 2012. Category: Inspiration,Press | No comments

Introducing our first Pinterest-inspired designs: A Bientot and Gilded Romance

Remember the Pinterest contest we held back in February? Well today, we’re excited to share the designs that the contest inspired! The first, A Bientot, is a romantic design with Parisian flair and was design by Jessica Tierney.  A Bientot was inspired by the carefully curated images of our Pinterest contest winner’s Dream Wedding board. Lovely photos of delicate vintage china, french macaroons, elegant lace and sophisticated florals all tied together with soft shades of pink, peach, cream and lavish metallic accents of copper and gold. It wasn’t hard to start designing a suite based on these awe-inspiring images! Tierney instantly pictured an elegant Parisian inspired soirée complete with vintage plates stacked high with Ladurée macaroons, lush florals in feminine shades, and soft candlelight illuminating golden accents. The A Bientot suite is perfect for the couple looking to evoke a feeling of chic sophistication and classic charm on their special day!

A Bientot is a romantic invitation with Parisian flair, designed by Jessica Tierney for Bella FIgura

Photo credits, from left to right: Row 1: Bella FiguraJose Villa via The Wedding Chicks | Row 2: Martha Stewart Weddings, Vintage Plate Rental, Musee Des Spontan | Row 3: Eric Kelley Photography, Martha Stewart Weddings | Row 4: Rensche Mari via Southern Weddings | Row 5: Bella FiguraJessica Janae Photography via Bridal Musings

Gilded Romance – our second Pinterest inspired design — was designed by Sarah Walroth and is simply overflowing with shimmering foil goodness! The design features silver shine and purple shine foil stamping, and the fuchsia shine foil edging brings in a third color. Debi Zeinert’s Revolution hand calligraphy accents brought an elegant, flourished look to the invitation, which is filled with vibrant, confetti-styled bursts of foil shine. Sarah loved the celebratory twist to an otherwise reserved and elegant Pinterest board — the colors, sparkle, and textures carried throughout the board gave it a very cohesive, directed look. And everything on the board — from the makeup to the shoes to the cake — made it easy to create an invitation inspired by the gorgeous event! In particular, Sarah was inspired by the calligraphy, the sparkle and light throughout, and of course the gorgeous, deep plum dress. The Gilded Romance suite is perfect for the couple looking for a rich, glamorous design overflowing with romance and just a hint of formality.

Sparkling shoes, a rich plum dress and glittering fireworks inspired Bella Figura's Gilded Romance design

Photo credits, from left to right: Row 1: Plum dress, 100 Layer Cake | Row 2: Southern Weddings | Row 3: Bella Figura, Style Me Pretty | Row 4: Martha Stewart Weddings | Row 5: Elizabeth Anne Designs, Bella Figura 


Stay tuned — we’ll be announcing a brand new Pinterest contest on Monday and you’ll have the chance to inspire a design for our 2013 collection – plus you could win an amazing prize!!

by Erica Henriksen on July 12th, 2012. Category: Inspiration | (3) comments

Get Inspired to Do Good with Bella Figura

As part of our “Do Good in March” promotion (where you have the chance to win a grand prize of 100 free invitations and everyone who enters gets 25 free invitation sets with the purchase of 50 or more!), we’re hoping to inspire others to get out and do good this month. Service work can mean the world to the people you help, but you’d be amazed at how good it will make you feel, too! We rounded up some of our favorite quotes to inspire you and have paired them up with some of our favorite designs — check them out!

Modern Garden


Jack and Jill
A quote by Einstein. Design based on the Jack & Jill design by Bella Figura


An inspirational quote from Anita Roddick, designed by Bella Figura, based on the Flit design

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by Erica Henriksen on March 5th, 2012. Category: Inspiration | (2) comments

Fall in love with this tattoo inspired letterpress wedding invitation.

Bold colors and tattoo like motifs can add a lot of spunk to your wedding invitations. We paired prussian blue and surf inks on this Urban Ink letterpress customization and focused on the word “LOVE.” Edgy invites can still be romantic!

urban ink customization = inks: prussian blue + surf | font: greenwich | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: sinclair in cardinal | corner rounding | original design & customization by Lindsy Aragona |

urban and chic letterpress wedding invitations
Photo Credit: Jessica Vallecorsa

by Lindsy Aragona on February 27th, 2012. Category: Inspiration,Wedding Colors | No comments

Connected Letterpress Wedding Invitation Customization

The Connected letterpress wedding invitation compliments this rustic wedding day. The wide outdoors paired with pops of purple jewel tones is the perfect fit for this happy bride.

Connected customization = inks: espresso + aubergine | fonts: gill + norah | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: rustic woodstock pattern in celadon ink |original design by Elizabeth and David Mandel | customized by in-house designer Brenda Fox |
embellishment suggestions: edge painting: espresso | foil names in fucshia shine

rustic letterpress wedding invitation ideas

(Photo Credits: Delbarr Moradi)

by Brenda Fox on February 20th, 2012. Category: Inspiration | No comments