We printed this letterpress wedding invitation set for a very sweet Brazilian client of ours and – what’s the Portuguese word for gorgeous? Well, these are it! Letterpressed in a sophisticated paring of Pewter and ink-less Blind Deboss, this Amici (by designer Ian Koenig) set speaks softly and with an impeccably romantic tone. Lavender edge painting and lavender envelope liners printed with our reverse vintage river pattern add a subtle whisper of color to the set.
inks: pewter + blind deboss | fonts: coronation + utrecht | paper: 1-ply white | invitation size: f8 | liner: the reverse vintage river in lavender | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: racheal decker
Take one last splash into summer with these deep sea inspired Nautilus (by Beth Ann Seal) letterpress wedding invitations. The adorable seahorse icon was featured on all of the pieces-which shows how much you can truly customize your set. The couple took advantage of our free favor card promotion (read more about our favor card promotion here) and had the most adorable favor cards as part of their set. The classic color mediterranean envelope liner completes their theme! We can just close our eyes and see the waterfront and feel the sand between our toes!
inks: pewter + mediterranean | fonts: quill + poetica | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: a-7 | liner: the classic color pattern in mediterranean | client coordinator: jessica hanaman | in-house designer: kyle laatsch
We love the classic, understated look of these recently printed String Calligraphy (by Patricia Mumau) letterpress wedding invitations. The entire set features harrison hand calligraphy which is one of Patricia Mumau’s most requested calligraphy hands- there is nothing quite like it! Letterpressed in prussian blue ink with edge painting and a solid envelope liner to match, these invitations are totally trendy. This is a perfect combination for the cutting-edge and fantastic wedding venue.
ink: prussian blue | calligraphy style: harrison by patricia mumau | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: f8 | liner: the classic color pattern in prussian blue ink | client coordinator: jessica hanaman | in-house designer: lindsy aragona
Our Lush (by Jamie Lea Bertsch ) letterpress wedding invitations go from soft to stylish with this color customization submitted by Lion in the Sun in Brooklyn, NY. Letterpressed in Light Lavender and Charcoal inks on our 2-ply white paper, the design is highlighted with corner rounding and Champagne edge paint. The Reverse Simple Geometrics envelope liner in Champagne ink perfectly compliments the edge painting.
inks: light lavender + charcoal | font: billhead | paper: white 2-ply | invite size: f8 | corner rounding | edge paint: champagne | liner: the reverse simple geometrics pattern in champagne ink
What better way to make sure your guests don’t let your wedding date *ahem* coast by, than with some letterpress save the date coasters? We printed these Carte de Visite (by Ben Whitla) letterpress save the dates and matching coasters in Taupe, Papaya, and Sand inks, and we’ve got to say – we’re really into this color combo.
To make everything in this set as cohesive as possible we also custom designed and letterpress printed an envelope liner that coordinates with the cards and coasters. Between this letterpress envelope liner and the bright Papaya edge painting on the save the date, this set really has some amazing presence when you open the flap (even before you take the pieces out!).
inks: taupe + papaya + sand | fonts: sofia + sans capitals + archive | paper: 2-ply white + coaster stock | save the date size: a6 | liner: custom pattern letterpress printed in taupe ink | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: kyle laatsch
Bella Figura Design Contest Third Place Winner – Custom Letterpress Invitations from Union Street Papery! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Working with Union Street Papery in San Francisco, California is always AMAZING!!! Stacey and her staff are the best people EVER! They are not only savvy business women, but are genuinely kind people – and they are all HILARIOUS. Love them! When you combine a wonderful dealer with a design like Vendage, from the utterly fabulous Kamal Patel, you are bound to create magic. The Vendage letterpress invitation customization features elegant hues of champagne and charcoal along with Debi Zeinert’s hand calligraphy accents in Spencerian. By eliminating the bird motif from the original design and using a vertical layout, this customization becomes romantic and sophisticated.
The beautiful bride, Emily, shared some words with us regarding her gorgeous suite!
“The design of the invitation was meant to evoke a summer garden party with a hint of modern design elements to make it current. Annadel Estate is a lovely winery located in Sonoma, but more than just a winery they have acres of rose gardens on the property. When I saw the floral print I knew it was perfect.”
… so perfect that our staff at Bella Figura chose Emily’s design as the third place winner!!!
A view inside Union Street Papery.
inks: champagne + charcoal | fonts: garamond | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: a-7 | calligraphy style: spencerian by Debi Zeinert | liner: the rustic crosshatch patter in charcoal
This design won third place 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.
The second honoree in our design contest features sweet lovebirds for a wedding half-way around the world. We cannot get enough of this recently letterpressed Lovebirds (by Ian Koenig) wedding invitation set, submitted by our friends at The Wedding Company in Hong Kong.
This invitation displays the heartfelt expression of a couple showing their affection for each other. Their new life together will open up to paths leading to fresh beginnings.
The pewter ink represents their path to adventure, and the love they feel for one another is, of course, symbolized by the use of our stunning British rose ink.
Coupled with our modern canopy envelope liner – this invitation set is the perfect match for such a romantic pair. Lovebirds — unite!
inks: pewter + british rose | font: geometric + belizio | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: f-8 | liner: modern canopy pattern in british rose and pewter inks |
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.
We’re so excited to show off some of the pretty new things we’ve been working on over here at Bella Figura! We’ve just added 7 gorgeous new letterpress invitations to our collection and couldn’t wait until next year to share them. Check out the new designs below!
Four new cities! Charmed Sydney, Charmed Washington DC, Charmed Chicago & Charmed San Francisco. Also designed by Jessica Tierney (and based on her Charmed New York design), these cityscape invitations are perfect for an event based in any of these iconic cities.
These cheerful String Calligraphy (by Patricia Mumau) letterpress wedding invitations sure have a whimsical and contemporary feel! Submitted to us by our friends at The Village Invites in New York, NY we think the lavender ink paired with our black ink looks impeccable. It’s absolutely charming that the couple carried the two color theme onto all of their cards. The perfect pairing of our modern floral envelope liner in lavender ink looks sensational. We are in love with the the distinguishing look of this set!
inks: black + lavender | calligraphy style: harrison by patricia mumau | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: f8 | liner: the modern floral pattern in lavender ink | client coordinator: jessica hanaman| in-house designer: racheal decker
Our vintage chic Cartoccio (by Ian Koenig) letterpress wedding invitations are modernized in this customization that screams with 2011′s popular colors. Letterpress printed in watermelon and pewter inks on 1-ply white paper, our free eco specs message is also featured in watermelon on the back of the invitation. A #17 (typically our place card or website card size) reception card to match is also an unexpected element of detail. We adore the wording featured at the top of the invitation which adds such a personal touch- how romantic! Our modern floral envelope liner in pewter adds character to this whimsical set. Nothing is sweeter than a Italian summer wedding!