Gold Foil Stamped Deveril Invitations

Our Deveril design (by Beth Ann Seal) is far and away the most popular design in our collection, and has been for quite some time now.  Wondering what it looks like foil stamped in gold foil?  Wonder no more – it looks amazing.  Proof below.

foil ink: gold matte | paper: 2-ply white  | invite size: f8 | foil edging: gold matte | liner: bullion | customization #: 14967 |

This is a customization of Bella Figura's Deveril design in all gold foil!

by Chris Gannon on October 2nd, 2012. Category: Design Customizations | (17) comments

Deveril Design – Text Based Invitations Looking Stellar

Our Deveril design (by Beth Ann Seal) looks elegant and refined letterpress printed in a palette of mediterranean and chartreuse.  We adore that the couple chose to incorporate the chic text monogram from the Austin Traditional design.  Monograms add a personal touch and match well on these text based invitations.  This splendid suite includes envelope liners that tie this whole everything together so nicely.  We’d like to thank our friends at The Dandelion Patch in Washington DC for submitting these beauties!

inks: mediterranean + chartreuse | fonts: danube + amalfi | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: f8  | liner: the classic color pattern in mediterranean + chartreuse | pocketfold: opal

This is a customization of Bella Figura's Deveril design letterpress printed in chartreuse and mediterranean inks. It features a letterpress printed pocketfold.

by Jessica Hanaman on August 23rd, 2012. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Bella Figura Design Contest Honoree: Nautical Deveril Customization from The Pleasure of Your Company

We’ve seen lots of customizations of our classic Deveril invitation design, but this one is definitely one of the best we’ve ever seen! Sent to us by Jahna at The Pleasure of Your Company in Baltimore, Maryland, this customization has lots of nautical touches – and with good reason. Jahna shared the bride’s vision for this gorgeous invitation set with us:

The inspiration for her invitation is who she is marrying and where they are getting married. Her fiancé is in a Merchant Marine and they are getting married on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

The main wedding color is Kelly green, and the custom liner is actually a nautical chart of where the wedding will be held. As for the welcome party coaster, when the bride was making final plans for the welcome party, her fiancé came in with her and while they were looking through the samples he noticed a coaster. They both thought it was perfect since the party will be at a brewery.

We love the way the the different motifs from our (free!) destination motif library were incorporated throughout the invitation suite to create a completely customized design with a perfectly nautical feel. Congratulations to The Pleasure of Your Company for being selected as a 2012 design contest honoree!

This nautical customization of our Deveril design was a 2012 Bella Figura design contest honoree

inks: garden + taupe | fonts: impression & danube | paper: 1-ply ivory | invite size: f8 | liner: custom | rounded corners

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.

by Erica Henriksen on July 2nd, 2012. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Refined Deveril Letterpress Invitations in German and Italian

Sometimes simpler is just plain better.  Alright a lot of times.  Pared down to just the essentials, these Deveril invites from designer Beth Ann Seal exude such an amazing sense of clarity and calm.  The lack of any superfluous design elements really serves to highlight the simple beauty of the typography and of the letterpress printing itself.  In order to accommodate their multinational guests, half of these invitations were printed in German and the other half were printed in Italian.  Didn’t know we print in all languages?  Sure we can!  More details here.

ink: taupe | fonts: strana + hudson | paper: white 1-ply | invite size: f8 | liner: classic color taupe | client coordinator: chris gannon | in house designer:  sarah walroth

german and italian letterpress wedding invitations

by Chris Gannon on December 7th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations,Wedding Tips and Advice | No comments

Tree-mendously awesome Deveril Letterpress invitations!

Shocker alert – we’re pretty heavily into environmental conservation over here (big news, right?).  Everything from the tree-free cotton papers we print on, to the wind powered electricity we use, to our vegetable based inks and more is intended to minimize our impact on the natural world in every way we can possibly think of.  And so with that being the case, how could we not be totally all about this amazing naturally inspired Deveril (by Beth Ann Seal) customization!  We owe the pleasure of being able to print this beautiful set to our buds over at Sweet Paper in La Jolla, California.  It features espresso ink, our white 2-ply paper, and custom designed wood grain envelope liners inspired by our Adirondack design.  There’s also a little secret pocket on the back of the invite to hold the reception card, website card, and reply card neatly in place!  The whole set is earthy and organic feeling, but not in a kitschy kind of way because it’s still a very classic and formal looking set.  We dig it.  Hope you do too!

ink: espresso | fonts: burgues script + danube | paper: white 2-ply | invite size: f8 | liner: custom adirondack pattern in espresso

eco letterpress wedding invitations

by Chris Gannon on October 12th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Design Contest Winner: A Modern Take by Village Invites II

We’re so excited to be kicking off our first ever Bella Figura design contest! We’ve reviewed the best-of-the-best invitations sent to us by our amazing retailers, and over the next 10 days we’ll be featuring the contest honorees, as well as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. Our first honoree was sent to us by the Village Invites II in New York, New York. Kudos to the Village Invites II for figuring out how to take two classic Bella designs and turn them into a whole new animal!

This bold, modern letterpress invitation customization combines the best of our Alice (by Tara Hogan) and Deveril (by Beth Ann Seal) designs, and uses ink colors that really pack a punch!



There was no question in our minds that this invite deserved a spot on our design competition lineup. A big thanks to the Village Invites II for sending us this gorgeous customization!

ink: black + spring green | fonts: danube + impression | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: F-8 |  liner: vintage stripes in spring green ink | edge painting: spring green

 

This design won an honorable mention in our Bella Figura design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired design submitted by our beloved dealers.

by Jenna Tulman on August 11th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations,Inspiration | No comments

Real Wedding – Sophistication in Sydney

Last fall, we had the pleasure of designing and printing these gorgeous invitations for Vanessa & David’s November wedding at the iconic Sydney Opera House. The invitations were a custom design, featuring elements from our ever-popular Deveril design and an intricate custom pattern. The pattern was printed in black on extra-wide belly bands that we created to keep everything packaged neatly together, and was also printed in blind deboss on the back of each card to create an ultra-chic look. We loved seeing all of the amazing photographs of the big day on Style Me Pretty – dreamy white peonies, a stunning 5-tier cake, and soft, romantic candlelight added so much elegance to this black tie affair. An indulgent dinner reception at Guillaume at Bennelong was followed by homemade limoncello (created by the bride’s father) – a delicious treat and a nod to the bride’s Italian heritage.

{Photos by Bella Figura}

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by Erica Henriksen on July 19th, 2011. Category: Inspiration,Real Weddings | No comments

The Hummingbird Presses On – Letterpress Invitations for the Birds

This sleek little letterpress wedding invitation set was sent over to us by our friends at Invite & Write in New York, New York.  A super-clean fusion of Tara Hogan’s Hummingbirds and our always popular Deveril (by Beth Ann Seal), this is a beautiful example of just how endlessly our designs can be combined and customized.  It features Hebrew lettering, Pumpkin and Charcoal inks, and is printed onto our 1-ply white paper.  Fly on you crazy little birds.

ink: pumpkin + charcoal | fonts: danube + social | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: F-8 | liner: antique geometrics pattern in pumpkin ink

by Chris Gannon, Client Coordinator.

by Christie Jones on June 24th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Spring green and black – a bold letterpress wedding combination perfect for summer!

We love this bold and modern letterpress invitation customization that combines the best of our Alice (by Tara Hogan) and Deveril (by Beth Ann Seal) designs! Submitted to us by our friends at The Village Invites II in New York, New York, this stylish set features double-sided letterpress invitations as well as dual-purpose coasters – our favorite! The fun combination of black and spring green inks, along with the unique monogram pattern on the reply postcard, has us head over heels!

ink: black + spring green | fonts: danube + impression | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: F-8 |  liner: vintage stripes in spring green ink | edge painting: spring green

by Sarah Walroth, In-house Graphic Designer.

by Christie Jones on June 23rd, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Deveril In Action – Sheila + Chris’s NYC Wedding

Sheila and Chris chose our Deveril letterpress invitations for their chic Manhattan wedding and were kind enough to share photos of their invitations in action! We printed their invitations in classic blank in on our cotton paper. Sheila then lined the envelopes herself with pretty, patterned paper and worked with Trial By Cupakes for calligraphy addressing. Their wedding took place at the gorgeous Alger House and Sheila wore a stunning Pucci dress. We love seeing how it all came together! Many thanks to Sheila and Chris for sharing and congratulations from your friends at Bella Figura!

See all of the beautiful details from Sheila and Chris’s wedding on Laura Ryan’s blog.

{Photos by Laura Ryan Photography.}

by Cynthia Converse on May 26th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments