Silver has been making its mark on all sorts of Bella Figura wedding invitations these days — modern and classic designs alike have been featuring silver foil stamping for an added touch of glamour. Whether you choose matte or shiny silver foil (or both!), adding this classic metallic can up the sophistication factor on any invitation. Check out some of the beautiful invitations we’ve printed with silver foil lately!
[Joie de Vivre wedding invitation featuring silver shine foil stamping paired with amethyst ink on our white cotton paper.]
[Silver matte and silver shine foil look stunning next to our seaside letterpress ink in this customization of our Fugue design.]
[Gramercy wedding invitations printed in lavender letterpress ink with matte silver foil stamping and Copperplate hand calligraphy accents.]
[This customization of our Drawing Room design pairs shiny silver foil with classic black ink.]
[Silver shine foil stamped accents look stunning next to Prussian blue letterpress ink on this Byzantine wedding invitation.]
[Silver shine foil and pewter letterpress inks look dashing together on this customization of our Wisteria design.]
[This customization of our Royal Night design pairs shiny silver foil with navy letterpress ink.]
If silver isn’t your thing, check out some of our other foil stamping colors! With 12 dazzling metallics to choose from, we’ve got foil colors for every type of occasion. Not sure which color foil to choose? Not a problem — after you’ve placed your order, one of our expert designers can help you select the best options for your wedding invitations with a one-on-one design consultation!
This design contest honoree features not one, but two of our letterpress invitation designs! The couple worked with Elizabeth from Urbanic (one of our amazing West-coast retailers) to create a double-sided invitation that featured our True Vintage design for their wedding ceremony invitation, and on the reverse side used our Byzantine design to invite guests to the party back at home in California! Elizabeth gave us the scoop on this pretty set:
The couple wanted to do a double-sided design because they are having two events — the wedding ceremony & celebration in Sweden, and then a reception back here in California. They knew not everyone would be able to attend both, but still wanted them to know they were included!
Since the wedding is in Sweden, there was no question on the use of blue and yellow, along with the crown motif, to pay homage to the country’s history. For the front side (the formal ceremony) they wanted something classic but not too old-fashioned. When they saw True Vintage they knew it was the one! They came to Urbanic knowing they wanted to include the Byzantine border on the backside to add something a little more fun and “beachy” for the California party. We think the combo came out great!
We couldn’t agree more! We loved the way the designs worked together (both original designs were created by Ellie Snow) and the pairing of our navy and champagne inks created a distinct look with a rich, royal feel. The crown motif was repeated on the information card and on the envelopes, and matched the look of both designs perfectly! Kudos to Urbanic for creating such a fabulous customization, and best wishes to Molly and Aaron for their upcoming wedding!
inks: navy + champagne | fonts: strana & streamline | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: F8
This design won an honorable mention in our Bella Figura design competition for 2012. This annual competition recognizes outstanding and inspired designs submitted to us by our beloved dealers.
Our latest letterpress wedding invitation release was full of many modern gems, but today we’re sharing the top 6 modern invitations so far from 2012. We’ve noticed neon shows its pretty little head in a sophisticated way (or think about neon edge painting on a very formal invite!). Black ink on a modern letterpress design keeps things formal while still feeling new. Foil, of course, is on the list — we are especially loving double foil (think matte silver and shiny silver, or silver paired with gold). You’ll find names in oversized fonts, along with slightly untraditional text layout and minimal design. Want to see more? Check out all of our modern wedding invitations here.
What are your favorite colors, fonts, and invitation designs for a modern wedding? Tell us in the comments section below!