Bella Figura in the press, fall 2012

We love seeing the real weddings of our customers, but it’s an extra-special treat when we get to see them in print! Martha Stewart Weddings magazine featured not one, but two real weddings of Bella Figura brides & grooms in their Fall 2012 issue. The first wedding featured our modern Pyramid design by Ellie Snow, while the second showcased our Garden Vine design by Erin Jang. Check out some of the other fantastic publications that Bella Figura has been spotted in this fall.

Two invitations from Bella Figura were featured in the 2012 Fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings

Inside Weddings included several Bella Figura invitations for their Fall 2012 issue as well — Kelle Anne McCarter’s Canto design, Lindsy Aragona’s Overlook design and a customization of Jamie Lea Bertsch’s Cecilia all shared the spotlight.

Inside Weddings featured letterpress and foil stamped invitations from Bella Figura in their Fall 2012 issue

Town & Country Weddings put together a fabulous round-up of inspiration for a New York City wedding, and included a gorgeous customization of our Charmed New York invitation design as part of the feature.

Town & Country Weddings featured Bella Figura's Charmed NY letterpress invitation in their fall issue. Charmed NY is an invitation that features the NYC skyline

Pacific Weddings magazine included Ian Koenig’s Dash design and Jamie Lea Bertsch’s Indie Twill design in their gorgeous, equestrian-inspired reception set-up. Bonus: they’ve got even more photos from this amazing shoot on their website!

Pacific Weddings included two modern invitations from Bella Figura in their summer/fall 2012 issue

Brides magazine featured Bella Figura in both their October and their November issues! In October, letterpress place cards featuring our Rosemary design were included as part of a Tuscan Garden inspiration palette. The November issue featured several Bella Figura designs — our Bejeweled design fit in perfectly with a “Roaring Twenties” inspiration page (which is overflowing with glamorous, Gatsby-esque touches) and three of our foil stamped invitations (Dada by Jamie Lea Bertsch; Glamorous Blooms and Fugue by Kamal) were included in an “All that Glitters” feature.

Brides October issue featured letterpress place cards with a Rosemary design from Bella Figura

Brides November issue featured four letterpress and foil stamped invitations from Bella Figura

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by Erica Henriksen on October 18th, 2012. Category: Press | No comments

Cecilia Style Letterpress Invitations Par Excellence

This version we printed of Jamie Lea Bertsch‘s Cecilia design looks nothing like the original for sure, but WOW did it turn out exquisite.  Just so clean and refined looking.  Our friends at Papery of Philadelphia sent this for us to print, and we absolutely can’t thank them enough for the honor.  Instead of leaving the Cecilia as is, they decided to flip it to a portrait style layout, do it in Antique Gold and Cream inks, use the floral pattern as a light background motif, and added a monogram to the top.

inks: antique gold and cream | paper: white 2 ply | invite size: f8 | client coordinator: chris gannon

This is a customization of Bella Figura's Cecilia letterpress wedding invitation design. Letterpressed in cream and antique gold it is a very romantic style.

by Chris Gannon on July 24th, 2012. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Wedding Color Palettes: Rustic Farmhouse Inspired

Inspired by our April Design of the Month – Cecilia by Jamie Lea Bertsch – this pretty color palette is perfect for a rustic chic wedding with homespun touches. Think family heirlooms, vintage lace and shades of mango, cream, French vanilla, taupe and antique gold – Cecilia by Jamie Lea Bertsch – this pretty color palette is perfect for a rustic chic wedding with homespun touches. Think family heirlooms, vintage lace and shades of mango, cream, French vanilla, taupe and antique gold.

(Photo credits: Bella Figura, Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty, That Is All + Mignonne.)

by Cynthia Converse on April 26th, 2011. Category: Wedding Colors | No comments

Inspired by Lovely Cecilia

Inspired by our Design of the Month, check out these gorgeous customizations of our Cecilia letterpress invitations. We love taking designs and mixing them up. Make it formal, make it modern, change the size, the shape, the ink colors, the fonts – we fully customize our designs to be the perfect fit for your celebration. Here’s just a few ways that our designers reimagined this gorgeous design…

 

Blind deboss + black ink on white paper. Font: Didot.

 

 

Watermelon + charcoal inks on ivory paper. Font: Holden with calligraphy by Maybelle.

 

 

Prussian blue + sea mist inks on white paper. Fonts: Streamline + Montenegro.

 

As our Design of the Month, all custom letterpress orders of our Cecilia design placed between now and April 29 will receive 20% off – don’t miss out! This 20% off applies to Cecilia save the dates, thank you cards, coasters, place cards, menus, programs, invitations, and any other piece that uses the Cecilia design. (Please note, the Design of the Month promotion may not be used on purchases of other designs or in combination with any other promotion.)

by Cynthia Converse on April 11th, 2011. Category: Inspiration | No comments

April Design of the Month – Cecilia (20% Off Custom Orders)

Today we’re exited to introduce our latest Design of the Month – Cecilia by Jamie Lea Bertsch. We love this design for its vintage textile inspiration and it’s understated romantic elegance. As our Design of the Month, all custom letterpress orders of our Cecilia design placed between now and April 29 will receive 20% off – don’t miss out! This 20% off applies to Cecilia save the dates, thank you cards, coasters, place cards, menus, programs, invitations, and any other piece that uses the Cecilia design. (Please note, the Design of the Month promotion may not be used on purchases of other designs or in combination with any other promotion.)

Meet the Designer – Jamie Lea Bertsch

What is the inspiration behind Cecilia?
Actually, these are the invitations we used for our wedding, so there was a lot of inspiration swirling around them. I named it after my grandmother – Cecilia. The lacy edging was from a handkerchief passed down to me for my wedding, and I paired that with some loose pattern illustrations from other textiles/fabrics in our home. I really wanted to fuse elegant and handmade, so I mixed fonts and rounded corners to keep it casual.

How did you get your start in art and design?
I’ve always enjoyed making things with my hands and the tactile experience. I decided to pursue art and design without any expectations. I didn’t want to anticipate or put pressure on myself to ‘figure it out’ right away. Instead, I eased into things, lightheartedly exploring design, printmaking, fibers, photography and ceramics. Some great opportunities came my way, and since college, I’ve just taken it day by day. Currently I’m pursuing my MFA in fibers, seeing where that leads me. I’ve always believed that things happen for a reason, so I try not to intervene too much with the natural progression of things.

Five art/design tools you couldn’t live without:
Needle/thread, Uni-ball fine tip pens, sketchbook, Sobo glue & scissors

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by Cynthia Converse on April 4th, 2011. Category: Promotions + Giveaways | 1 comment