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 |
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 |
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 |
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
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.
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
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.
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.”
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.