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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 |
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!
Photo credits, from left to right: Row 1: Bella Figura, Jose 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 Figura, Jessica 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.
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!!