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
Get inspired by winter, one of the most whimsical seasons of the year. Blankets of fresh white snow, cozy fires, creamy hot chocolate with whipped cream – it all is so romantic! Bella’s Birch design, by Jessica Tierney, captures this feeling perfectly! Be sure to use colors directly from nature for your letterpress invitations to keep things soft and muted like a cold winter day. Your hearts will keep things hot enough!
birch customization = inks: sand + taupe | fonts: alouette + ollie | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: simple geometrics in cream | original design by jessica tierney | customized by in-house designer lindsy aragona
embellishment suggestions: edge painting in gold
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 asked, and you voted: our latest Design of the Month is Ikaty by Kamal! As our Design of the Month, all custom letterpress orders placed between now and December 31 will receive 20% off. This 20% off applies to Ikaty save the dates, invitations, thank you cards, menus, coasters, place cards, programs, and any other piece that uses the Ikaty design. To get you inspired, our design team put together these stunning customizations — take a look!
(Please note, the Design of the Month promotion may not be used on purchases of other designs or in combination with any other promotion.)
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!
Hues of rust and fading blue paint create a surprisingly beautiful palette for an edgy, urban wedding. To get this look, seek beauty in weathered bridges, tattered signage and run down city streets.
soho customization = inks: umber + espresso | fonts: impression + sans capitals | paper: ivory | invite size: f-8 | liner: antique geometrics pattern in gold | original design by Elizabeth and David Mandel | customized by in-house designer Lindsy Aragona
embellishment suggestions: pocketfold in steel blue
Photo Credits: Joey Kennedy Photography
by Lindsy Aragona, In-House Designer
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.
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)
Clean lines and strong colors all build up this modern minimalist design at its posh best. We love Avant because of it’s simple classic style that has a wonderful urban tone about it. These wedding invitations let our letterpress printing style stand above the rest.
avant customization = inks: black + chartreuse | font: geometric + cabernet | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: the antique geometrics pattern in black ink | original design by Ben Whitla | customized by in-house designer Racheal Decker
embellishment suggestions: edge painting in sea mist
(Photo Credits: Yueko Image)
by Racheal Decker, In-House Designer.
You can always find great looks in the city and this urban inspired Alice customization is no exception. Accenting with deep blue inks and a heavy coverage of black really makes this invitation pop. Adding a sleek single letter monogram and some geranium edge painting really sets this one apart. Our strana font finishes this invite with a nice formal touch that makes this the perfect blend of class and style.
alice customization = inks: deep blue + black | fonts: strana + aiden stripe | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: rustic crosshatch pattern in geranium | edge painting: geranium | original design by Tara Hogan | customized by in-house designer Kyle Laatsch |
(Photo Credits : Cheri Lehnow)
by Kyle Laatsch, In-House Designer