Romantic Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Courtney and Noah created this lovely custom wedding invitation design by incorporating some of our favorite customizations – a romantic pattern, blind deboss printing and the stunning hand calligraphy of Sarah Hanna. Our European Formal pattern is printed on the front of the invitation without ink, making a beautiful but barely-there background for Sarah’s gorgeous Victoria style calligraphy.

Romantic Letterpress Wedding Invitations by Bella Figura

letterpress ink: prussian blue | blind deboss | font: nysa | paper: bella cotton 2-ply ivory | edge painting: prussian blue | hand calligraphy: victoria style | customization #15982 | The Dandelion Patch

The Perfect New York City Wedding Invitations

What happens when you pair letterpress and foil stamping with gorgeous hand calligraphy for a New York City wedding? Behold this stunning customization of our Victoria Calligraphy design (by Sarah Hanna) sent to us from Judy Paulen Designs -  it is glamorous and perfect for this occasion.

letterpress ink: black | foil: silver matte |  font: trajan | hand calligraphy: the victoria calligraphy hand, by Sarah Hanna | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: F8 | liner: custom charmed ny pattern in pewter ink | corner rounding | customization #: 15384 |

Black and silver matte foil are the perfect colors for a black tie letterpress wedding invitation

Gorgeous Victoria Calligraphy Wedding Invitations that Shine!

The Wedding Library in New York submitted this elegant customization of our Victoria Calligraphy design by Sarah Hanna. An instant classic in our opinion, the timeless style shines in copper shine foil and looks lovely with our opal envelopes.

ink: black | foil: copper shine | hand calligraphy: the victoria hand calligraphy style by Sarah Hanna  | paper: 2-ply ivory  | invite size: f8 | foil edging: in copper shine foil |

This is a customization of Bella Figura's Victoria Calligraphy design using foil stamping in copper shine.

by Christie Jones on July 31st, 2012. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Elegant Victoria Calligraphy letterpress wedding invitations

Our lovely pals at Social Graces in Nashville, Tennessee requested this stunning customization of our Victoria Calligraphy (by Sarah Hanna) in charcoal ink. Our European Formal envelope liner design is letterpress printed in our inkless blind deboss as a background that we think gives an elegant touch.

ink: charcoal + blind deboss | calligraphy: victoria hand calligraphy, by sarah hannah style. | paper: 2-ply ivory  | invite size: f8  | corner rounding |

elegant calligraphy letterpress wedding invitations

by Christie Jones on February 7th, 2012. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Modern Romance – Delambre Classic Letterpress Save the Dates

Timeless romance exudes from these letterpress save the dates in a charming customization of our Delambre Classic design (by Jessica Tierney – featuring Sarah Hanna‘s calligraphy accents). A vintage color combination of antique gold and pewter inks showcases the crisp floral patterning. A sleek rustic crosshatch patterned envelope liner brings a modern element to the sweet packaging making this save the date perfect for 2012!

inks: antique gold + pewter | font: utrecht | calligraphy: the victoria hand calligraphy, by sarah hannah style | paper: 1-ply white | size: a6  | liner: rustic crosshatch pattern in antique gold ink | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

modern romantic calligraphy letterpress save the dates

by Christie Jones on December 6th, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Custom Calligraphy letterpress Invitations by Request

Part of what makes calligraphy letterpress invitations so amazing is that each one is always going to be a little different from every other one we’ve ever made before.  With each design being painstakingly written out by hand before being digitized and eventually turned into a printing plate for letterpress printing, there’s always bound to be subtle (and beautiful) variations.  But there’s unique, and then there’s unique.

Take for instance this design here, featuring the lavish hand calligraphy of the super-talented Sarah Hannah.  This design most closely resembles Sarah’s Magnolia design, but despite the family resemblance they’re clearly not the same animal.  The couple’s names on this invitation are much more elaborately embellished than usual and the ornate flourishes along the edges of the original design have been dropped entirely.  This look is exactly what the bride was going for, and it was completely doable since Sarah was able to understand what she was envisioning and translate it into beautiful calligraphy.

Printed in black ink on our 2-ply ivory paper and affixed to our opal colored pocketfolds – the end result is devastatingly elegant.

ink: black | calligraphy style: victoria | paper: ivory 2-ply | invite size: f8 | pocketfold: opal | edge painting: black | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: lindsy aragona

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by Chris Gannon on October 21st, 2011. Category: Design Customizations | No comments

Delambre Classic Letterpress Invitations go Mediterranean!

Our recent love for the Mediterranean ink color trend grows with this elegant design customization of our Delambre Classic letterpress invitation. Paired with cool Pewter ink, this traditional design is modernized with a trendy two color combination! Calligraphy accents by Sarah Hanna bring a feminine touch. The calligraphy monogram was replaced with a font monogram (2A) from our monogram library which helped keep costs low but still made for a beautiful design. You can add a monogram from our font library (for free!) to any of our invitations. The set is complete with a timeless Rustic Crosshatch envelope liner also in Mediterranean ink!


ink: mediterranean + pewter | fonts: uretcht | calligraphy: sarah hanna victoria hand | paper: white 1-ply cotton | invite size: F-8 for inner envelope | liner: rustic crosshatch pattern in mediterranean ink | client coordinator: christie jones | in-house designer: sarah walrothmediterranean and pewter invitation

by Christie Jones, Client Coordinator.

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

Charming Garden Romance on Style Me Pretty – Real Wedding!

We spotted another stunning Bella Figura bride and groom real wedding feature on Style Me Pretty! The ceremony and reception took place at the historic Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Arizona. We love the details, color scheme, and most of all the jaw-dropping open-back dress by Monique Lhuillier. Our Victoria Calligraphy Letterpress Invitations by Sarah Hanna were printed in black ink on our luxurious 2-ply ivory paper and perfectly complimented the event with classic elegance.

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The couple planned an outdoor ceremony and reception all within a “garden-party” theme but encountered an unexpected twist! The bride says,  “The weather gods had a different plan for us, however, as it decided to pour the day of our wedding and was freezing cold (ok, it was in the 40s, but that’s freezing for us Arizonans!)We made the decision to move everything indoors the morning of the wedding and I was a little concerned that our Plan B back-up space would end up looking like a generic ballroom. However, through sheer determination and incredibly hard work, our design team, Avant-Garde Studio, and our event planner, Rhonda Rush, were able to “recreate” my garden party theme indoors.  Avant-Garde even built the entire tent structure inside the ballroom and draped all of the walls.  They made the ballroom incredibly unique looking and beautiful. We moved the ceremony into the architecturally stunning Aztec Ballroom and it turned out better than we could have ever imagined. Despite the rain, the day was perfect, and the ceremony and reception went off without a hitch.  The sun even made an appearance long enough for our wonderful photographer, Elyse Hall, to snap some beautiful outdoor shots before the festivities began. The food was delicious, the music was lively and the dancing seemed to last all night, just like we wanted.”

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by Christie Jones on June 15th, 2011. Category: Press,Real Weddings | No comments

Victoria Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Our Victoria Calligraphy design, penned exclusively for us by renowned calligrapher Sarah Hanna, is one of seven new calligraphy letterpress wedding invitations we introduced with our 2010 collection. The opportunity to print this for the first time for one of our Bella Figura clients was an absolute joy. This couple chose classic black ink for the letterpress invitation itself and opted for a modern punch of color in our Tiffany Blue ink for the reply card insert. We love how this set turned out and just can’t get enough of Sarah’s beautiful work.

Victoria Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Bella Figura

Victoria Calligraphy Letterpress Wedding Invitation by Bella Figura

Victoria Calligraphy Letterpress Reply Card by Bella Figura

Victoria Calligraphy Letterpress Reply Card by Bella Figura

by Cynthia Converse on February 25th, 2010. Category: Design Customizations | No comments