Rustic Harvest wedding invitation inspiration

This whimsical customization of the Harvest design still keeps it’s rustic charm but with a more playful and sweet look. It’s the perfect invitation for a fall celebration set in a barn in the middle of open acres surrounded by nature’s beauty. Harvest – and all of designer Chelsea Petaja’s inspired designs – is on sale through the end of July!

harvest customization | letterpress inks: antique gold + olive | font: sans capitals | paper: white | invite size: S-8 | liner: natural woodgrain pattern in antique gold | hand calligraphy accents: paisley style | original design by Chelsea Petaja | customization by in-house designer Jessica Tierney

Rustic and whimsical Harvest letterpress wedding invitation by Chelsea Petaja for Bella Figura

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Announcing our 2014 Do Good Contest Winner: Jocelyn Smith!

We’re pleased to announce the grand prize winner of our 3rd annual Do Good Contest: Jocelyn Smith! Jocelyn volunteers every week with an amazing organization called God’s Love We Deliver, which provides 4,600 meals daily to folks suffering from life-altering illnesses in the New York City area. In addition to nutritious, home-delivered meals, the organization also provides groceries, nutrition counseling and more. Visit their website to read about the organization’s history and to learn how you can get involved today!

Jocelyn Smith is the 2014 winner of Bella Figura's Do Good Contest! Jocelyn volunteers weekly at NYC's God's Love We Deliver food service, which helps deliver 4,600 meals daily to folks with severe illnesses in the NYC area!

Check out some of the other entries from this year’s contest! Thanks to everyone who took the time to submit an entry!

letterpress invitations for NYC graduation celebration

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 invitations for NYC graduation celebration | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: black | fonts: declan + streamline | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | customization #22346 | Sweet Paper

Vintage Real Wedding in Malibu Featuring Custom Letterpress Invitations

We loved seeing Denise and Giampiero’s chic real wedding on Carats and Cake recently! The couple set the tone for their Malibu celebration with custom wedding invitations in a cool combination of pewter, charcoal and black inks, with a fun pop of papaya for their envelope liners. The celebration was held at Saddlerock Ranch, complete with twinkling lights, romantic flower arrangements and an amazing dessert table. Head over to Carats & Cake to see more photos!

Real Bella Figura Wedding featured on Carats & Cake featuring the Overlook invitation suite

Invitations: Bella Figura via Urbanic Paper | Photography: Heather Kincaid | Venue: Saddlerock Ranch | Florist: Krista Jon | Event Planning: Gather Events | Hair & Makeup: Fiore Beauty | Attire: J.Crew | Bakery: Sweet and Saucy Cake Shop | Catering: Whoa Nelly Catering | Videographer: Tower Films

Monochromatic herringbone letterpress invitations

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.

Monochromatic herringbone letterpress invitations | Bella Figura

letterpress inks: pale gray + charcoal | fonts: marilyn + streamline | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | customization #23414 | Jenny’s Paper, Ink

Rustic Thicket Wedding Invitation Inspiration from Chelsea Petaja

Chelsea Petaja’s invitation inspiration behind her chic Rustic Thicket design includes natural earthy elements, lush greenery and modern flowy dresses. Hand calligraphy accents from Maybelle add an extra element of personalization to this new design from Chelsea – which is on sale (along with the rest of her collection) through the end of July!

Rustic Thicket letterpress wedding inspiration from Chelsea Petaja for Bella Figura

Rustic Thicket  | ceremony location | dress | small bouquet | table bouquet and tablescape

Jazz club foil + letterpress wedding invitations

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.

foil + letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

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

This Bride: Black-tie Bravado

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Modern art wedding invitation inspiration

This contemporary customization of Modern Swash is as eye catching as they come. It’s the perfect invitation to set the mood for any art loving couple’s hip, stylish soiree. Love this design? All of designer Chelsea Petaja’s inspired designs are on sale through July 31st!

modern swash customization | letterpress ink: charcoal | foil stamping: copper shine | fonts: chloe + danube | paper: white | invite size: S-8 | liner: classic color pattern in charcoal | original design by Chelsea Petaja |customization by in-house designer Jessica Tierney

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