Real Bella Figura Wedding at The Meridian House

Drawing inspiration from backyard Parisian weddings, Charlotte and Timothy created a romantic oasis in the nation’s capital for their October wedding. Instead of traditional fall colors, the couple went for a warm, muted color palette of taupe, ivory, champagne and rose gold for their celebration at The Meridian House. They chose our Whisper design for their save the dates, which featured rose gold foil edging, and selected our Modern Fete design for their wedding invitation suite. To see more photos from this gorgeous real wedding, head over on Style Me Pretty!

Real Bella Figura Wedding at the Meridian House

Photography: Maria Vicencio Photography | Event Planning: Simply Chic Events | Floral Design:Philippa Tarrant Floral Designs | Wedding Dress: Marchesa | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Cake:Maggie Austin Cake | Invitations: Bella Figura | Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids Dresses: Joanna August Ceremony | Catering: Design Cuisine | Hair: Remona Soleimani | Calligraphy: Arney Walker Calligraphy| Lighting: Lighting Professors | Entertainment: The Mustangs Band | Favors: Georgetown Cupcake | Mens Attire: J.Crew | Officiant: Bill Cochran | Bridal Clutch: Carlos Falchi | Bridal Jewelry: J.Crew | Bridal Jewelry: Carolee | Hotel: The Jefferson | Makeup: Tiffany Mason | Makeup: Leah McKay | Musicians: Sage String Quartet | Rentals: AFR Furniture Rental | Wedding Band: I-Gorman | Wedding Band: Tiffany & Co. | Wedding Venue: The Meridian House

July 4th inspired letterpress wedding invitations

With fireworks and festivities just around the corner for the July 4th holiday, we were inspired to share this customization of our Modern Fete wedding invitation design. Jade and Alex found the perfect summer palette in sunny yellow ink and shiny silver foil and their tri-fold save the date is sweet yet functional, giving guests lodging information for the busy holiday weekend.

letterpress + foil wedding invitations by Bella Figura

letterpress ink: yolk | foil stamping: silver matte | font: alouette | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | envelope: bella cotton white | customization #17570 | Union Street Papery

Modern Fete letterpress wedding invitations

Jade and Alexander chose our Modern Fete letterpress wedding invitations for their fourth of July celebration. They submitted custom artwork of the San Francisco skyline inviting their guests to join them to watch the fireworks.

letterpress ink: yolk | foil stamping: silver matte | font: alouette | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | customization #: 17570 | Union Street Papery

Modern Fete wedding invitations in Gold Matte foil

Our Modern Fete wedding invitation design gets a glamorous makeover courtesy of Anne and Heath and their recent DC wedding. Elegant hand calligraphy pairs with regal Gold Matte foil for an invitation that is pretty and polished.

letterpress ink: regalia | foil stamping: gold matte | font: garamond | paper: bella cotton 1-ply white | hand calligraphy: copperplate style | envelope: bella cotton white | metallic liner: gold leaf | customization #: 19626 | Dandelion Patch

Modern Fete wedding invitations in Gold Matte foil by Bella Figura

Neon Orange Letterpress Wedding Invitations

We are loving the neon color wedding trend so when we saw our Modern Fete design (by Amy Graham Stigler) letterpressed in aubergine and our day-glo ink we fell in love! The pop of color enhances the whimsical feeling that this modern design offers. Edge painting in day-glo ink also makes it super special.

inks: day-glo + aubergine | fonts: gils sans light | paper: 2-ply white  | invite size: f8 | edge painting: day-glo | customization #: 13351 |

This is a colorful neon customization of Bella Figura's Modern Fete design.

by Christie Jones on August 29th, 2012. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

An American Summer Letterpress Wedding Invitation

Fireworks, sailing, vintage trucks and hot summer days can inspire an Americana wedding. We used deep blues and reds on this Modern Fete customization for an “oh beautiful for spacious skies” look!

Modern Fete Customization = inks: prussian blue + cardinal | fonts: adelais + sans capitals | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: traditional oxford in prussian blue + cardinal | original design by Amy Graham Stigler | customized by in-house designer Lindsy Aragona
embellishment suggestions: foil edging in gold shine

This is a customization of our Modern Fete design. Paired with red, white and blue this design is perfect for a festive summer wedding.

Photo Credits: JK Photography

by Lindsy Aragona on July 23rd, 2012. Category: Wedding Colors | No comments

Letterpress + Foil = Unique Wedding Invitations!

Our Modern Fete is a new 2012 design (by Amy Graham Stigler) and our hearts stopped when we saw this jaw-dropping customization featuring our new jade letterpress ink and silver matte foil! The shimmery foil and bursts of unexpected color make this the perfect summer invitation for a lovely couple. If you want to make a statement consider the printing combination of letterpress and foil.

letterpress ink: jade | foil ink: silver matte | font: alouette | paper: 2-ply white  | invite size: a7 | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: sarah walroth

modern and unique foil wedding invitations

by Christie Jones on March 30th, 2012. Category: Design Customizations | (2) comments

Bella Figura’s 2012 Letterpress Invitation Designs: Before and After

Our new collection of letterpress wedding invitations has arrived, and we’ve introduced 83 new invitation designs (plus metallics: foil stamping, foil edging and lots of other cool new embellishments!) for the 2012 wedding season. Since everything at Bella Figura is completely customizable, we thought we’d show you a ‘before and after’ look at some of our favorite new invitation designs to show how a change of color, fonts, and design placement can completely transform an invitation design.

First up: the La Salle invitation design by Ian Koenig. The original design is soft and romantic in camel + pewter inks, and features three fonts, but takes on a completely regal look with new inks (regalia and charcoal), corner rounding, and new fonts: Vessa + Jubilant.
Suggested embellishments:
We think this design would look gorgeous with a European formal patterned envelope liner in regalia ink and a coordinating custom postage stamp.
Details: letterpress inks: regalia + charcoal | fonts: vessa + jubilant | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: f-8 | corner rounding

A before and after look at one of Bella Figura's new 2012 letterpress invitation designs, La Salle

Next up: Rustic Jolene – an earthy design with a folk-art feel – is completely transformed with a drastic (but gorgeous) change in design placement. Prussian blue and cornflower blue inks create a stunning two-tone effect, and the square size, corner rounding, and sophisticated fonts complete the look.
Suggested embellishments:
a white cotton pocketfold with a monogram letterpress printed in Prussian blue would add a nice finishing touch, along with an envelope liner in our woodstock pattern in cornflower + Prussian blue inks.
Details: letterpress inks: prussian blue + cornflower blue | fonts: daisy + moravia | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | size: sq-7 | corner rounding

A before and after look at Bella Figura's letterpress invitation design, Rustic Jolene

Rococo Elegance, created by Beth Barr, one of our new designers for 2012, takes on a more floral feel in this elegant customization. Hand calligraphy accents and ivory paper give the design a soft, romantic feel.
Suggested embellishments:
keep it simple with a European formal patterned envelope liner in taupe ink.
Details: letterpress inks: light peach + taupe | font: botany | paper: bella cotton ivory 1-ply | size: f-8 | hand calligraphy accents: spencerian style | corner rounding

A before and after customization look at the Bella Figura letterpress invitation Rococo Elegance

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by Erica Henriksen on January 12th, 2012. Category: Inspiration,Wedding Tips and Advice | (2) comments

New Year’s Confetti and Sparkle Letterpress Inspiration

We’re excited to start off the new year with a bit of glitz! Our Modern Fete letterpress design is fun and festive with it’s bursts of color reminiscent of confetti and tinsel that just shout a good time! For a touch of sparkle, swap our navy and fuchsia letterpress inks for indigo and purple shine metallic foils.

modern fete customization = inks: navy + fuchsia | fonts: adelais + memphis | paper: white | invite size: f-8 | liner: elegant ombre pattern in fuchsia and pale gray ink | original design by amy graham-stigler | customized by in-house designer: racheal decker

embellishment suggestions: foil edging: indigo shine

Modern Fete Invitation

(Photo Credits: Jill Thomas)

by Racheal Bumbolo on January 2nd, 2012. Category: Wedding Colors,Wedding Trends | No comments