Earlier this year, we worked with Alice and Beth from Alice G. Patterson Photography on an amazing project we’re really excited to share. Featured recently on Green Wedding Shoes, this collaboration features some of our most popular letterpress invitation designs alongside some incredible miniatures. Alice and Beth set up these picturesque scenes and we were completely blown away with the end result — take a look!
A little bit of elegance and charm shines in our Jolie letterpress invitations. Royal color tones make this design perfect for that sophisticated snowy holiday event.
jolie customization = inks: prussian blue + antique gold | font: rimini | paper: ivory | invite size: f-8 | liner: european formal pattern in charcoal | original design by aimee o’boyle | customized by in-house designer racheal decker |
embellishment suggestions: pocketfold in opal
(Photo Credits: Sloan Photography)
by Racheal Decker, In-House Designer.
Sometimes simpler is just plain better. Alright a lot of times. Pared down to just the essentials, these Deveril invites from designer Beth Ann Seal exude such an amazing sense of clarity and calm. The lack of any superfluous design elements really serves to highlight the simple beauty of the typography and of the letterpress printing itself. In order to accommodate their multinational guests, half of these invitations were printed in German and the other half were printed in Italian. Didn’t know we print in all languages? Sure we can! More details here.
ink: taupe | fonts: strana + hudson | paper: white 1-ply | invite size: f8 | liner: classic color taupe | client coordinator: chris gannon | in house designer: sarah walroth
Not sure how to put your letterpress wedding invitations together? Not to worry — in this step-by-step video, Chris, a Bella Figura client coordinator, shows the proper way to assemble and stuff your wedding invitation sets, along with tips to make sure your envelopes are properly sealed.
We love it when someone thinks outside of the box and customizes one of our letterpress wedding invitations for a separate occasion. These letterpress surprise birthday invitations feature Patricia Mumau‘s whimsical Balsam Calligraphy design. Our vine ink fits perfectly with the calligraphy leaf motif that repeats throughout the set. For maximum contrast a solid envelope liner in Chartreuse and edge painting were carefully selected. We could barely keep these a secret!
ink: vine | calligraphy: harrison hand calligraphy, by patricia mumau style | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: a7 | liner: the classic color pattern in chartreuse | edge painting: chartreuse | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: lindsy aragona
In a really cool twist (literally!) on Ben Whitla‘s original Avant design, this letterpress invitation booklet includes a cover page, an invite page, and an RSVP page that have all been grommeted together into a tidy little package. The grommet allows the individual pages to swivel open and close and a perforated tear-out RSVP postcard on the last page lets guests reply without having to worry about envelopes. Great stuff!
Bella Figura calligrapher Debi Zeinert shared this close up look at her amazing work, a video that features her various calligraphy styles. Her elegant calligraphy can be found in her wedding invitation designs, and her calligraphy accents can also be found in other popular Bella designs (such as Loretta Formal and Calligraphy Monogram). In addition to beautiful, hand-calligraphed letterpress stationery and invitations through Bella Figura, Debi is also available for calligraphy addressing through her business, The Blooming Quill. Your envelopes, escort cards, and other wedding day stationery pieces can all be hand-done to match your letterpress printed suite! Check out this video to see Debi in action, and for more details on working with her, visit her website.
Just in case the promise of cocktails alone wasn’t enough to entice guests into attendance, these snazzy letterpress cocktail invitations certainly sweeten the deal. Submitted to us for printing by the wonderful people at Menage Stationery of Memphis Tennessee, this chic customization of Kamal‘s Bejeweled design is dressed up in Pewter and a custom mixed blend of Pantone 7404.
inks: pewter + pms 7404 | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: sq7 |
This city-inspired customization of our Typology design shines in neutral grays and black with a splash of color on the edge – very formal, but with a fun twist!
typology customization = inks: black + surf | fonts: elizabeth ann + jubilant + steel-point | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: the antique geometrics pattern in black ink | original design by Kelle Anne McCarter | customized by in-house designer Sarah Walroth
embellishment suggestions: edge painting in surf
(Photo Credits: Out of Contxt)
We’re bundling up for the cold winter weather that’s starting to make its way to Central New York, but this wedding has us dreaming of warm summer days and fun celebrations. Candice & Sean included tons of festive design elements for their summertime wedding that made for amazing, cheerful photos filled with love and warmth. Candice gave us the scoop on what went into planning this colorful backyard bash (complete with intricate Papel Picado for decor!) and we’re in love with every last detail.
Can you share with us a bit about your wedding and your inspiration for the event?
We chose a church wedding in acknowledgement of our Catholic and Episcopal traditions and in accordance with our personal faith. We asked guests to come and celebrate our lives, our commitments, and our love. Our invitations requested that guests arrive in colorful attire, and all of the women were invited to walk Candice to the church. We had many people do small readings, and since everyone present was an old best friend or family member, we did not have attendants. Instead, all of the women who walked Candice to the church carried small roses. Our bible verse for the day, “This is my beloved and this is my friend” was a verse that framed all of our celebrations and much of our wedding planning.