Letterpress and Foil Stamped A Bientot Menus

Danielle and Oliver treated their guests to these stunning letterpress and foil stamped dinner menus at their Berlin wedding. Drawing inspiration from the A Bientot program, these menus mirrored the opulent and lavish style of the historic Schlosshotel im Grunewald.

Letterpress and Foil Stamped A Bientot Menus by Bella Figura

letterpress ink: prussian blue | foil stamping: gold shine | paper: bella cotton 2-ply ivory | customization #19278 | Urbanic Paper Boutique

A Bientot wedding invitations in Dazzling Gold Shine

Gold Shine foil takes center stage on this dazzling customization of our A Bientot design. The ornamental frame and formal fonts made for a glamorous invitation to Meghan and Matthew’s New York winter wedding.

A Bientot wedding invitations in Dazzling Gold Shine

letterpress ink: prussian blue | foil stamping: gold shine | paper: bella cotton 2-ply ivory | customization #15777 | Judy Paulen Designs

Vintage Parisian wedding invitation inspiration

This customization of the A Bientot design is still inspired by the City of Love, but with a more refined and formal approach. Delicate floral accents inspired by freshly picked wildflowers and vintage french toile compliment this formal design with elegant hand calligraphy accents by Nicole Black. So whether you’re having an romantic destination wedding in Paris or a formal affair in your hometown, this design is the perfect choice!

a bientot customization = letterpress ink: prussian blue | foil stamping: gold shine | font: jubilant | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: juniper pattern in prussian blue + cornflower + powder blue + atlantic | hand calligraphy accents: rook style | original design by Jessica Tierney | customized by in-house designer Jessica Tierney

Photo credits: Corbin Gurkin

Indian inspiration: A Bientot letterpress wedding invitations

Symbolizing wisdom, loyalty, longevity and good fortune, this little elephant brings a dash of the unexpected to this colorful rendition of our A Bientot wedding invitation design. Kanan and Arif were inspired by the save the date from the A Bientot suite, showing just how versatile our 325+ designs can be.

Indian inspiration from Bella Figura

letterpress inks: sea-side + charcoal | fonts: botany + harlow | paper: bella cotton 2-ply white | customization #17685 | Paper & Poste

Classic + Formal A Bientot Wedding Invitations

Theresa and Eric went for a more classic, less Parisian feel on their customization of our A Bientot wedding invitation design. The sweet stripes and floral motif were removed and the frame was altered to allow for a more formal, traditional layout. The Augustine Damask envelope liner pattern ups the romance and pairs perfectly with the motif.

Classic + Formal A Bientot Wedding Invitations by Bella Figura

letterpress ink: prussian blue | foil stamping: gold matte | fonts: jubilant + grace | paper: bella cotton 1-ply + 2-ply ivory | foil edging: gold matte | envelope: bella cotton ivory | envelope liner: augustine damask pattern in prussian blue ink | customization #17497 | Judy Paulen Designs

Romantic A Bientot in Rose Gold foil

Even without the pretty pink stripes, this customization of our A Bientot wedding invitation design is romantic and sweet thanks to the Rose Gold foil and pretty type with coordinating monogram. The couple didn’t lose the stripes entirely – they just moved them to their design-inspired envelope liner, where the monogram makes another appearance.

Romantic A Bientot in Rose Gold foil by Bella Figura

letterpress ink: desert | foil stamping: rose gold shine | paper: bella cotton 1-ply + 2-ply white | edge painting: aubergine | envelope: bella cotton white | envelope liner: design inspired pattern in desert + aubergine + fawn inks | customization #17537 | Judy Paulen Designs

New Orleans Wedding with Letterpress Invitations

We love seeing a wedding that exudes personal style and unique taste. It looks like we aren’t the only ones impressed by this chic New Orleans wedding –  it was recently featured on Green Wedding Shoes! From breath-taking floral arrangements to dapper suits and a stunning dress, every detail was well-thought out. Our A Bientot invitation design by Jessica Tierney displayed a gorgeous combination of letterpress and foil stamping with romantic Parisian flair, which was perfect for this wedding that took place in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

New Orleans wedding with invitations by Bella Figura

New Orleans wedding with letterpress invitations in Bella Figura's A Bientot design

The ceremony was held at The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, which provided character and an ideal backdrop for the stunning photos captured by Ariel Renae Photography.

Bella Figura New Orleans wedding

Thank you Crystal & William for choosing us! We wish you all the best!


photography: Ariel Renae Photography | venue: Ceremony at The New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, Reception at Latrobe’s on Royal New Orleans, Louisiana | event design + planning: Crystal Schouest Brooks (the bride) | floral design: The Plant Gallery | wedding dress: Designer – Amy Kuschel purchased from Wedding Belles and the Stationer in New Orleans | hairpieces: Veil was custom Chantilly Lace design by Jennifer Leigh (Purchased at Wedding Belles), Reception Hairpiece was Designed by New Orleans local Erica Salm Rench of ESR design (Purchased at Wedding Belles) | shoes: Antonio Melani | bridesmaid dresses: Lela Rose and Alfred Sung, purchased from Bridesmaids Inc, Jr. Bridesmaid floral dresses, purchased from Modcloth  |  hair + makeup: hair from H20 Salon and Spa, make-up from Tisa’s Beauty Bar, 504.891.8992 | groom suit: Bachrach of Nashville, TN, 615. 649.0781 | catering: Chef John Besh via Latrobe’s on Royal | cake: Sucre | music: Souled Out out of Houma, LA | reception candle design: Luminous Events | second line parade: Selby Second Line Services | photo booth: Boogie Booth | favors: Coozie, Cup, and Mardi Gras Bead designed by the bride | coozie + cup printer: Personalized Drinkware | mardi gras bead printer: Promotion Beads

by Christie Jones on August 23rd, 2013. Category: Real Weddings | (2) comments

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Bella Figura in the Press: Spring 2013

Our letterpress wedding invitations have received some amazing publicity lately, so today it’s time again to say thank you to the amazing editors who have shined the spotlight on Bella Figura this spring! Our first feature is from Martha Stewart Weddings, where we created foil stamped and letterpress wedding invitations for one of their gorgeous real weddings. Megan, the bride, submitted the artwork for us to print — we love the glamorous outcome!

Letterpress and foil stamped wedding invitations from Bella Figura featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

Inside Weddings featured our Pinterest-inspired design, A Bientot, in their spring 2013 issue.

Letterpress wedding invitations from Bella Figura were featured in the spring 2013 issue of Inside Weddings

Weddings by The Ritz-Carlton Magazine featured an elegant customization of our Amor design by Sarah Hanna in their January – June 2013 issue.Letterpress wedding invitations from Bella Figura featured by the Ritz Carlton

Several of our letterpress wedding invitations were featured in the spring issue of The Knot: our popular gold foil stamped Divya Formal invitation, the modern Dash invitation, and our minimalist Alton invitation were all shown throughout this issue.

Letterpress wedding invitations by Bella Figura as seen in the Knot

Brides magazine featured Bella Figura in several of their recent issues: first, a lovely lavender customization of our Lenox Botanical design was featured in the April / May issue, along with menus, place cards, and favor cards from our Circolo suite.

Letterpress wedding invitations and letterpress menus from Bella Figura were featured in Brides magazine

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by Erica Henriksen on July 2nd, 2013. Category: Press | No comments

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Letterpressed Invitation with Gold Foil frame

A Bientot is a beautiful design but may have a bit too much detail for some brides. The solution? Remove the superfluous design elements. That’s exactly what Judy Paulen Designs suggested. The border now stands on its own, framing the text in brilliant gold foil. Simple change, amazing results!

letterpress ink: prussian blue | foil: gold shine | fonts: utrecht + impression + nysa | paper: 2-ply ivory | printing: letterpress + foil | liner: nyc skyline in prussian blue | invite size: F-8 for inner envelopes | customization #: 15777 |

Formal foil combined with letterpress makes this a unique wedding invitation

by Nathan Fleming on April 16th, 2013. Category: Design Customizations | (3) 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