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Maybe you’re trying to stick to a set budget but really want letterpress invitations? Maybe you just love things that come in small-ish packages? Either way, an awesome solution is to have us print your invites in our A6 size instead of our larger standard invitation sizes (like A7, SQ7, or F8). Not only will you keep the costs down on your printing, but you’ll also save on postage as well – and look how sweet these little guys are! They’re based on the standard String Calligraphy design, but printed in our A6 size that we typically reserve for save the dates (so these invites were priced just like save the dates would be). For a full list of the sizes we have available, head on over to our size list.
inks: pewter + wisteria | calligraphy: string calligraphy by patricia mumau | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: a6 | edge paint: metallic silver | liner: european formal pattern in wisteria and dusty pink | customization #: 16015 |
As the days grow colder here in upstate New York, it’s a treat to see such a beautiful destination wedding in Mexico! Don’t the palm trees and cool blue water look so inviting? The couple chose our whimsical String Calligraphy design by Patricia Mumau in all black letterpress with surf edge painting for their wedding invitations. Amber, the beautiful bride, was happy to share some of her inspiration behind the gorgeous event.
Our String Calligraphy design (by Patricia Mumau) is the perfect choice for a letterpress bridal shower invitation. The sea stripe envelope liner looks great in our #10 sized envelope. Thank you Paces Papers for submitting this whimsical invite.
ink: aubergine | calligraphy: the harrison hand calligraphy style by Patricia Mumau | paper: 2-pky white | invite size: #10 | liner: the sea stripes pattern in aubergine ink |
Bella Figura’s letterpress wedding invitations have been featured in some fantastic publications lately, and thanks are long overdue for these amazing spotlights! Today we’ve got a round-up of some of the wonderful press we’ve received this spring. First up, a fabulous customization of our String Calligraphy design that was featured in an A-Z stationery guide by Martha Stewart Weddings. The featured piece was a letterpress rehearsal dinner invitation in hot pink ink with a perforated, tear-off reply postcard.
The April issue of Brides magazine featured Bella Figura invitations twice! A customization of our Lace invitations (complete with a custom, Lace patterned envelope liner!) fit in perfectly with a Black Lace trend watch, and our String Calligraphy design was also featured in a fabulous stationery guide.
The gorgeous Volume IV of Southern Weddings magazine included an amazing spread with a theme called “Paper, Cotton, and Flour”, and we were so thrilled to be a part of this fabulous photo shoot! Our Honoured Guest, Loretta Formal, Collection, Bradford, and Anais designs were all letterpress printed in pretty shades of blue for the shoot.
We were also thrilled to be a part of the following photo shoots: Erica Ann Photography’s Scandinavian Inspired Bridal Shoot; Starfish Studios + Sugar(ed) Occasions Estancia Culinaria photo shoot (as seen on Style Me Pretty Florida!); a fabulous purple & gold inspiration shoot by Dana Fitzgerald and Katelyn James, as seen on The Wedding Chicks; and Equally Wed’s eco-inspired photo shoot. We’d also love to thank the following blogs for featuring Bella Figura invitations on their fabulous sites over the past few months: Style Me Pretty (times 2!), The Bride’s Guide on Martha Stewart Weddings, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Ruffled, Green Wedding Shoes, Elizabeth Anne Designs, 100 Layer Cake, Papercrave, Junebug Weddings, Brooklyn Bride, Eco-Beautiful Weddings, Invitation Crush, Heart Love Weddings, Love Me Do, One Fab Day, The Confetti Blog, and Chic Vintage Brides.
Earlier this year, we worked with Alice and Beth from Alice G. Patterson Photography on an amazing project we’re really excited to share. Featured recently on Green Wedding Shoes, this collaboration features some of our most popular letterpress invitation designs alongside some incredible miniatures. Alice and Beth set up these picturesque scenes and we were completely blown away with the end result — take a look!
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!).
It’s always such a pleasure to work with our amazing clients and to craft their unique creative vision into letterpress reality (really it is). Take for instance these extended horizontal thank you notes – they’re so different and cool that we just had to share them with everyone. They feature Patricia Mumau‘s Harrison style hand calligraphy, and they’re printed in a stunning combination of espresso and ink-less blind deboss. The champagne edge painting really stands out boldly on our 2-ply paper and we absolutely love the way no. 10 dimensions work for this piece.
inks: espresso + blind deboss | calligraphy style: harrison | paper: 2-ply white | size: no. 10 | edge painting: champagne | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: racheal decker
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
Bella Figura Design Contest Second Place Winner – Custom Letterpress Invitations from Social Graces! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
You really cannot get anymore romantic than this String Calligraphy letterpress wedding invitation customization submitted to us by Social Graces in Nashville, Tennessee. The whimsical style of Harrison hand calligraphy, by Patricia Mumau, looks weightless in pale gray and shell inks. It’s airy, sweet, and oh so lovely! The Bella Figura team fell in love with this design’s soft simplicity – so we just had to have it place second in our design contest.
Erin, from Social Graces, surprised us with STUNNING photos from this wedding (thank you, thank you) and we were all blown away! The invitation fit this bride’s vision perfectly! From the detailed lace dress to the luscious, monochromatic flowers, this wedding looked like a dream!
Alisha, the beautiful bride, fills us in on her and her husband’s perfect wedding day and how they chose the String Calligraphy Design:
“Picking out my wedding invitations and paper goods was one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process! I’ve always been a sucker for art, crafts, and design, so choosing the perfect invitations for my wedding was a very fun experience. The look I had in mind for our wedding was something whimsical, rustic, organic and vintage. While searching for the perfect invitation to reflect our farm wedding, I fell in love with Bella Figura’s String Calligraphy and couldn’t settle for anything else! The invitation that I chose struck me because of simplicity, uniqueness, and whimsical feel. I loved the softness and romantic touch that the pale gray and shell color inks gave off. The colors reflected our wedding color scheme perfectly – a soft palette of pale pinks and grays.
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