This Bride: Bohemian Beauty

Glamorous Ballroom Wedding in NYC

Our Deveril design is a classic choice for traditional, ballroom weddings – and we loved seeing it front and center on Style Me Pretty recently! Marley and Philip customized our Deveril design by printing it in gold matte foil, which tied in perfectly with the gold wedding details they infused throughout their big day. Check out Style Me Pretty to see more photos from this glamorous ballroom wedding!

A real Bella Figura wedding featuring the ever-popular Deveril invitation design

Photography: Lilian Haidar Photography | Videography: Joseph Edwards Films | Floral Designer: Jonathan Couture | Wedding Dress: Oscar De La Renta | Reception: The Yale Club NYC | Make Up: David Maderich | Lighting: Eventique | Bridal Dresser: Edna Parker | Bridal Hair: Adagio Salon | Bridal Purse: Judith Lieber | Bridal Shoes: Gucci Noah Sandal | Church: The Church Of St. Ignatius Loyola | Cocktail Hour Pianist: Mat Eisenstein | Groom’s Tuxedo: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Invitations And Other Paper Goods: Bella Figura | Photo Stylist: Alenka Kraigher | Photo/Video Kiosk: Ish Photobooth | Reception Music: Hank Lane Productions – Russ Bennett Band | Retro Candy Bar: Dewey’s Candy Brooklyn | Transportation: Legend Limousines

August Designer of the Month: Beth Barr

Beth Barr is our August Designer of the Month! Save 10% on all twelve of the designs in Beth’s collection during the month of August (plus, save an additional 10% if you order six printed pieces or more!). Beth’s designs are modern yet elegant, and feature sophisticated foil accents, romantic swirls and gorgeous typography. Every piece in Beth’s collection — invitations, save the dates, menus, social notes, you name it! — is on sale this month, so shop now! Have questions? Please, be in touch!

Wedding invitations by Beth Barr are on sale during the month of August!Beth Barr's elegant Serendipity design for Bella FIgura is on sale during the month of AugustBeth Barr's Damask design is on sale during the month of AugustBeth Barr's Quintessence design for Bella Figura is on sale during the month of August

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Beth Barr and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on August 31, 2014 in order to receive this offer.


Understated elegance: gold matte foil + pewter letterpress wedding invitations

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.

Understated elegance: letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

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.

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