Get With the Program! Handdrawn Letterpress Program Panels

What kind of wedding features the Pixies’ Here Comes Your Man during the groom’s trip down the aisle?  A completely rad one, naturally.  Simple and sweet, these no. 10 or ‘tea length’ program panels are printed in Erin Jang‘s popular Handdrawn design.

inks: mediterranean + pewter | paper: 1-ply white | size: no. 10 | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: racheal decker

modern and sleek letterpress wedding programs


by Chris Gannon on February 14th, 2012. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

We’ve got your program covers covered – letterpress style!

Thinking about your letterpress reception pieces? Think program covers! To get everyone swooning we’ve pulled together a collection of programs covers we’ve printed recently so you can see a variety of styles, colors and designs. Whether vintage or modern, colorful or classic black – let your feelings shine through your programs! You can include a sweet line of prose, a saying that pulls on your heartstrings, a scripture verse that has held true, or a design element that’s bold and beautiful. Whatever your style, feast your eyes on some of our Client Coordinator’s favs!


[Oh the beauty. Our standard letterpress program cover is 9" x 6" flat, 4.5" x 6" folded.]

letterpress wedding program covers

[Whimsical birds and gorgeous botanicals, behold our Vendage design by Kamal.]

vintage vendage letterpress wedding programs

[Florals + quote + memorial. Sakura design by Maura Gaulthier.]

vibrant floral letterpress program covers

[Allegory Modern, by Bella Figura.]

whimsical and fun lettepress wedding programs

[We love that this couple spelled out the time of their relationship up to the very moment they were wed on the back of their program.]

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by Christie Jones on December 14th, 2011. Category: Inspiration,Wedding Trends | No comments

Bella Figura Real Wedding: Sionne & Nick

We are absolutely delighted to share this next real wedding. We printed invitations and programs in our String Calligraphy design to set the tone for Sionne & Nick’s elegant summer wedding, and we were so thrilled when Sionne sent us photos from the big day. She was kind enough to share some of the details of what went into planning this stunning celebration.

What was your favorite part of the day?

We loved the entire weekend that we celebrated with our family and friends – it was so special to get to share one of our favorite places with everyone!  Our favorite memory of the day, however, is our actual wedding ceremony.  One of our best friends, Charles Collins-Chase, officiated our wedding and did the most incredible job.  He centered our ceremony on narratives that he requested that we both write – and not discuss with each other – to explain why we wanted to get married and what getting married meant to each of us.  Hearing each other’s sentiments for the first time in front of our guests made the ceremony really feel like our relationship was culminating in a union that everyone was witnessing.  People kept commenting that it was the most emotional ceremony that they had ever attended and it really brought the focus of the day back on our marriage, rather than just the celebration around it (which was, of course, a favorite memory as well!).

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by Erica Henriksen on October 14th, 2011. Category: Real Weddings | (2) comments

Letterpress Programs: Wording Tips for Same sex Couples

Last week, we shared invitation wording tips for same sex couples with some pointers from Mark Kingsdorf (esteemed wedding planner and etiquette expert), and now we’re back with more advice from Mark and tips on program wording for same sex couples. How do you recognize parents, grandparents, honor attendants, and other guests on the program? Luckily, there are lots of ways to do it — read on to see some of Mark’s tips.

For parents:

- Simply say ‘Parents’ and list both sets of parents (as opposed to the traditional “Parents of the Bride” or “Groom’s Parents”). You could also  say “Mark’s Parent’s” or “Kyle’s Parents”  – this applies for grandparents, too!

For attendants:

- Your wording for attendants can be determined based on the formality of your wedding. In our example below (a tea length program of our Austin Traditional design), each groom’s best man was listed, and the rest of the wedding party was listed under “Honor Attendants”. If you’d like, you can divide the attendants into two columns, placing names on the left or right side depending on which side they’ll be placed on while you’re at the altar.

same sex program wording

As with invitation wording, the program text should really fit your style as a couple — if you’ve got a more casual or laid back wedding planned, you can say “Mark’s friends” or “Kyle’s friends” when recognizing your wedding party. Of course, bridesmaids and groomsmen may also be used as well, but if you’ve got men and women in your party, an alternative option would be to list your “Bridesmates” or “Groomsmates”. You can even get creative and incorporate your wedding colors and tie in subtle recognition that way. While there are many possible ways to word your program, it’s important to give recognition to the friends and family members supporting your marriage – so word your programs in a way that best fits your personality and your wedding day.

Our thanks again to Mark for sharing these great tips!


by Erica Henriksen on September 23rd, 2011. Category: Wedding Tips and Advice,Wedding Trends | No comments

Purely Fragrant Mimosa Letterpress Programs, Menus, and Table Numbers

Our ever popular Mimosa (by Amy Graham Stigler) looks divine in this refreshing color combination of sea mist and antique gold inks for letterpress day of pieces. An oversized program cover stands tall at 5.5″ x 8.5″ folded.  A #10 sized – tea length menu with space for calligraphy accents and table cards with the floral mimosas round out the set. We are in love with the sweet botanical hints that are perfect for a late summer celebration.

inks: antique gold + seamist  | fonts: parisian + sans capitals  | paper: 1-ply white | program size: 5.5″ x 8.5″ folded | menu size: #10 | table card size: a6 | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

floral letterpress reception pieces


by Christie Jones on September 20th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Mimosa Letterpress Reception Pieces

We printed these beautiful letterpress reception pieces in our Mimosa design for an August wedding in New York. We printed tea-length letterpress programs, menus, table number cards and escort cards in pool. We love the light and airy look of this set, so sweet and summery.

by Erica Henriksen on November 5th, 2010. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Claddagh Letterpress Wedding Invitations & Programs

We printed this fabulous customization of our Claddagh letterpress wedding invitation design in antique gold and taupe inks on ivory paper showcasing gorgeous hand calligraphy accents from calligrapher Debi Zeinert. The invitations and reply cards feature corner rounding and the envelopes were lined in taupe. The couple had their wedding website printed on the envelope, as well – a great way to provide guests with additional wedding information! To round out the suite, we also had the pleasure of printing matching letterpress thank you cards and pretty letterpress program covers.

by Erica Henriksen on November 4th, 2010. Category: Design Customizations | (2) comments

Letterpress Ceremony Programs

Recently we’ve been a printing a lot of fabulous letterpress ceremony programs and program covers and wanted to share a handful of our favorites. From flat panel tea-length letterpress programs featuring full ceremony details to pretty program covers, we love every opportunity we get to print a great letterpress program. Program covers allow you to print your own insert pages and then tie everything together with a pretty ribbon or colorful twine and lend an extra special touch to a wedding ceremony.

{Birch flat panel letterpress wedding program.}

{Letterpress program cover in Cartoccio.}

{Tuileries letterpress program cover.}

{Tea-length flat panel ceremony program in our Keswick design.}

{Weber letterpress ceremony program cover.}

{Letterpress ceremony program cover in Wisteria.}

by Cynthia Converse on September 30th, 2010. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Vintage Inspired Calligraphy Invitations

These letterpress wedding invitations are a stunning customized design boasting the gorgeous hand calligraphy of Bella Figura calligrapher Debi Zeinert of The Blooming Quill. The letterpress invitations were printed in black ink with lavender edge painting paired with a reply post card printed in lavender and black. Lavender envelope liners are the perfect coordinating touch. To keep things fun, our Harlow design is used for the letterpress ceremony programs, printed in black and lavender inks, and is accompanied by a pretty tea-length letterpress menu printed in black.

by Cynthia Converse on September 17th, 2010. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Urbanity Letterpress Wedding Reception Pieces

These letterpress wedding ceremony programs and reception pieces were printed in black ink on our white paper featuring our Urbanity design. It’s a chic, modern look that we just love. The ceremony programs, menus and escort cards were letterpress printed on our 1-ply paper, with square table number cards printed on our 2-ply paper. The letterpress menus feature geranium ink to highlight the couple’s names – a great way to add a fun pop of color! A tea-length letterpress events card on 2-ply paper informs guests of various weekend festivities.

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by Erica Henriksen on September 15th, 2010. Category: Design Customizations | 1 comment