Charming Rustic Wedding with a Vintage Feel

Lucky in love? Do you dream of a vintage rustic wedding style with fresh flowers and naturally distressed wood? Why not pair our Antique Luck (the design of the month!) with your subtle Irish wedding style. We promise this letterpress wedding invitation is definitely worth its weight in gold.

Charm your friends with this lovely letterpress invitation

(Photo Credits: Style Me Pretty)

by Christie Jones on March 13th, 2013. Category: Bella Bride | No comments

Get lucky in love: Antique Luck is on sale through March 31

It’s hard to believe that it’s already March, but that means it’s time for a new design of the month! This month’s featured design is Antique Luck, and the entire suite is on sale now for 10% off (or 20% if you order 6 printed pieces or more!). Aimee O’Boyle, the designer behind Antique Luck, gave us some insight on the design (and some special inspiration on Pinterest, too!). Antique Luck is Bella Figura's March design of the month! This letterpress wedding invitation is on sale for up to 20% off through March 31, 2013.

I am really quite fond of the idea of using old traditions in a wedding. While most people think of things like wearing a white wedding dress, not seeing the groom before the ceremony or having something borrowed, something blue, something old and something new, I like the idea of taking it a step further and including some lucky symbolism on the paper goods. Did you know that the four leaf clover petals represent faith, hope, love, and luck?  And did you also know that if you found an old horseshoe with nails still in it, the number of nails determines how many years of prosperous luck you will have? I think its really very sweet to add some “lucky” touches to the big day like this. I just adore the symbolism behind the four leaf clover and horseshoe and knew that I had to use those images in my design.  To give it an authentic vintage vibe, I incorporated hand drawn illustrative elements, like the ribbon banner, and paired it with a really clean stripe, which can be found on some of the coordinating pieces for this design.  The combination of fonts really speaks to vintage playbills and posters and I think it adds the perfect touch to the overall design. — Aimee 

Now that we’ve got the back-story on this amazing design, we’ve got ideas for you to make it your own! Check out the customization ideas below to see how our team of designers reimagined this invitation.

 Bella Figura's Antique Luck design is on sale through the month of March! here's a vintage customization of this design

Bella Figura's Antique Luck design is on sale through the month of March!

Bella Figura's Antique Luck design is on sale through March 31, 2013

The fine print: promotion is exclusive to the Antique Luck design suite and does not apply to the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm EST on March 31, 2013 in order to receive the promotion. 

by Erica Henriksen on March 1st, 2013. Category: Promotions + Giveaways | 1 comment

Bella Figura’s 2012 Letterpress Invitation Designs: Before and After

Our new collection of letterpress wedding invitations has arrived, and we’ve introduced 83 new invitation designs (plus metallics: foil stamping, foil edging and lots of other cool new embellishments!) for the 2012 wedding season. Since everything at Bella Figura is completely customizable, we thought we’d show you a ‘before and after’ look at some of our favorite new invitation designs to show how a change of color, fonts, and design placement can completely transform an invitation design.

First up: the La Salle invitation design by Ian Koenig. The original design is soft and romantic in camel + pewter inks, and features three fonts, but takes on a completely regal look with new inks (regalia and charcoal), corner rounding, and new fonts: Vessa + Jubilant.
Suggested embellishments:
We think this design would look gorgeous with a European formal patterned envelope liner in regalia ink and a coordinating custom postage stamp.
Details: letterpress inks: regalia + charcoal | fonts: vessa + jubilant | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: f-8 | corner rounding

A before and after look at one of Bella Figura's new 2012 letterpress invitation designs, La Salle

Next up: Rustic Jolene – an earthy design with a folk-art feel – is completely transformed with a drastic (but gorgeous) change in design placement. Prussian blue and cornflower blue inks create a stunning two-tone effect, and the square size, corner rounding, and sophisticated fonts complete the look.
Suggested embellishments:
a white cotton pocketfold with a monogram letterpress printed in Prussian blue would add a nice finishing touch, along with an envelope liner in our woodstock pattern in cornflower + Prussian blue inks.
Details: letterpress inks: prussian blue + cornflower blue | fonts: daisy + moravia | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: sq-7 | corner rounding

A before and after look at Bella Figura's letterpress invitation design, Rustic Jolene

Rococo Elegance, created by Beth Barr, one of our new designers for 2012, takes on a more floral feel in this elegant customization. Hand calligraphy accents and ivory paper give the design a soft, romantic feel.
Suggested embellishments:
keep it simple with a European formal patterned envelope liner in taupe ink.
Details: letterpress inks: light peach + taupe | font: botany | paper: bella cotton ivory 1-ply | size: f-8 | hand calligraphy accents: spencerian style | corner rounding

A before and after customization look at the Bella Figura letterpress invitation Rococo Elegance

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by Erica Henriksen on January 12th, 2012. Category: Inspiration,Wedding Tips and Advice | (2) comments