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pastel letterpress silhouette wedding invitations

Whitney and John worked with our friends at Seaside Papery on the concept and design of these custom silhouette wedding invitations for their Michigan wedding. They supplied us with the motifs used throughout the suite, including the couple’s silhouettes and the floral pattern that was shown on the reply card and again on the envelope liner. Elizabeth Hardin’s hand calligraphy highlighted standout text on the invitation and reception card while the vibrant color palette of garden, desert and a custom pink gave the set a bright and cheery feel that paired perfectly with the fun, laid back vibe of the ensemble.

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letterpress inks: desert + garden + custom | font: meringue | hand calligraphy: holcombe style | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | edge painting: garden | envelope: bella cotton white | envelope liner: custom pattern in garden | Seaside Papery | customization #32964

letterpress birthday invitations for formal gathering

Our friends at Paperista submitted the artwork for us to print these letterpress birthday invitations for a formal gathering in honor of Penne. The sweet teapot motif and ladylike script font paired beautifully with the pool and chartreuse palette to welcome guests to high tea (hats and gloves welcome!).

letterpress birthday invitations for formal gathering | Bella Figura letterpress birthday invitations for formal gathering | Bella Figura letterpress birthday invitations for formal gathering | Bella Figura

letterpress inks: pool + chartreuse | font: brenda (submitted) paper: bella smooth cotton 1-ply + 2-ply | Paperista | customization #32791

ornate frame letterpress wedding invitations

We transformed our A Bientot design for Maria and Greg’s wedding, using a custom blue ink color, supplied paper and a fun logo based on the couple’s last names. Our friends at Magnificent Milestones helped them concept the many special touches that personalized these frame letterpress wedding invitations, from the blue backing paper on the invitation to the letterpress printed belly band that tied everything together. A custom map was used on their envelope liner and again on the rehearsal dinner invitation, printed in yellow ink on yellow paper for a tonal look.

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letterpress inks: custom colors | fonts: aiden stripe + coronation + moravia | paper: bella cotton ivory 2-ply + supplied | edge painting: custom | envelope: bella cotton ivory | envelope liner: custom map pattern in custom color | Magnificent Milestones | customization #30561

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Geometric wedding invitation inspiration

This customization of our Hearst design checks all the boxes if you are looking for geometric wedding invitation inspiration. A vivid color palette is paired with modern type and a chevron foil stamped liner to create an artsy invitation to compliment any upbeat celebration.

Geometric wedding invitation inspiration from Bella Figura

Designer Andrea Streeter is August’s Designer of the Month – be sure and check out her other designs and save 10% through August 31st!

hearst customization | foil stamping: teal shine | digital inks: raspberry + sea mist | fonts: forsythe + eames | invite size: F-8 | foil stamped liner: classic chevron pattern in teal shine | original design + customization by Andrea Streeter

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Classic black letterpress wedding invitations featuring hand calligraphy

Angela and Robert worked with our friends at Georgia Ann’s Paperie to create these classic black letterpress wedding invitations for their Highlands wedding. Debi Zeinert’s Classic Calligraphy was paired with a simple blind debossed cross for an elegantly simple look that didn’t compete with the lush landscape of their venue, North Carolina’s Old Edwards Inn and Spa. Debi not only calligraphed the invitation but also the reply card, accommodations card and reception card for a perfectly coordinated ensemble.

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letterpress inks: black + blind deboss | hand calligraphy: spencerian style | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | rounded corners | foil edging: silver matte | Georgia Ann’s Paperie | customization #32087

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white on white foil stamped floral wedding invitations

We had the pleasure of working with Alyssa and Andrew at our flagship store in Manhattan on the design of their foil stamped floral wedding invitations. The couple fell for our Tristan design, opting to print in a sophisticated palette of pewter letterpress and silver matte and pearl shine foils. The pearl shine foil created a white on white effect that subtly highlighted the floral motif. Their custom duogram was printed in silver matter foil on a metallic silver belly band that was paired with a coordinating envelope liner in our pointed flap envelope. Our Victorian Elegance design inspired their save the dates that featured the same cool color palette and metallic envelope liner.

white on white foil stamped floral wedding invitations | Bella Figura white on white foil stamped floral wedding invitations | Bella Figura white on white foil stamped floral wedding invitations | Bella Figura

Designer Andrea Streeter is August’s Designer of the Month – be sure and check out her other designs and save 10% through August 31st!

letterpress ink: pewter | foil stamping: silver matte + pearl shine | fonts: grace + jubilant | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply + 1-ply | foil edging: silver matte | belly band: metallic silver paper + silver matte foil stamping | envelope: bella cotton pointed flap white | liner: metallic silver | Bella Figura NYC | customization: 31147

neutral and elegant beach wedding invitations in pearl foil

The Sanderling Club on the west coast of Florida was the backdrop for Lacey and Michael’s May wedding. The couple customized our Breakers design with a formal layout, using the coral motif as a more subtle accent. They added Sarah Hanna‘s hand calligraphy to highlight important text and to add a touch of elegance to their beach wedding invitations. Many thanks to our friends at Write On Sarasota!

neutral and elegant beach wedding invitations in pearl foil | Bella Figura neutral and elegant beach wedding invitations in pearl foil | Bella Figura neutral and elegant beach wedding invitations in pearl foil | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: desert | foil stamping: pearl shine | font: pike | hand calligraphy: napa style | paper: bella smooth cotton white 1-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | envelope liner: havana pattern in sea mist | Write On Sarasota | customization #31975

black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs

MacKenzie and Kentavious worked with our friends at Jenny’s Paper, Ink to create these black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs for their recent Atlanta wedding. They opted to diecut the menu in a circular shape for a truly personalized and elegant presentation.

black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs | Bella Figura black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs | Bella Figura black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs | Bella Figura

foil stamping: gold matte | fonts: submitted | paper: submitted | Jenny’s Paper, Ink | customization #34191

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LA Studio Tour with Marissa Allie Designs

Today we’re sharing a studio tour of the new Marissa Allie Designs studio in West Hollywood, California. Marissa runs a bi-coastal company out of her new studio, and when she’s not in LA she’s back in New York City. We’ll let Marissa take it from here!  

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Expanding Marissa Allie Designs to a bi-coastal company with roots in LA has been so exciting! Born and raised in New York, I never thought California was in the cards until last year when my family was given this amazing opportunity. So, we packed up and made the move. Although taking this leap has been a little overwhelming and scary at times, we decided to make the most of every experience and it has paid off. The past year has opened the door to more opportunities to meet creatives in the wedding space and has opened my eye, allowing me to appreciate and apply even more design styles. It has been truly interesting to observe the different wedding styles clients have from East Coast to West Coast — how their aesthetics vary and how their environments play a role in this. Having this dual perspective has helped me grow as both a designer and an art director.

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Another exciting part about moving is decorating a new studio space! I really wanted to create an environment that spoke to effortless California lifestyle and natural beauty.  I love decorating and finding unique pieces to work with our new studio vibe, and it’s all about the vibes here in LA.  We kept it clean, bright and airy. Think-white wash walls, tons of floor to ceiling windows that spread the Cali sunshine throughout the day, oversized greenery and cool accent pieces from some of our faves.  Our new artwork from These Fine Walls says it all-a large Palm Springs, blue wash, Marilyn Monroe-esque photograph that lives in the entryway.  We’ve also taken advantage of the incredible vintage finds LA has to offer with unique new accent pieces from Sunbeam Vintage, an insanely amazing vintage furniture shop in Highland Park, CA. 

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One of my favorite features of the new studio is the outdoor rooftop space (sorry, East Coasters I have to brag a little).  This is not only ideal for outdoor lunch breaks but will also serve as an intimate space to host Marissa Allie Designs events, which we plan to do in the near future. Look out for trunk show info!

Marissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

While the space is important we really believe it’s what you fill it with that makes it special and for us, this includes one of the most important Marissa Allie Designs fixtures…Hudson Hoosier, our lovable Goldendoodle studio mascot.  Similar to our New York days, those days spent designing Hudson is right beside my computer. He is also the official greeter when clients come by, offering no shortage of love and kisses.  I am pretty sure most of my clients end up getting a Goldendoodle puppy after their wedding because Hudson wins them over!

Marissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

Fave new LA spots:

  1. Bar Method West Hollywood
  2. Alfred Coffee & Tea
  3. Melrose Place Farmers Market
  4. Jon & Vinny’s Italian Food
  5. Coldwater Canyon Hiking Trail
  6. Venice Beach shopping on Abbot Kinney

Marissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

Marissa Allie Designs still works and meets with clients on the East Coast, but when we are out of town we sure do miss these NYC staples:

  1. Paper Presentation
  2. ALL NY Italian food
  3. Speedy food delivery
  4. The MoMa NYC
  5. Walking everywhere, especially downtown
  6. And of course, our family and friends we grew up with!

Marissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

Many thanks to Marissa for giving us a look inside the new space! 

Photographs by Esther Lee Photography

hand calligraphed gray and gold wedding invitations

Our friends at Invitations Etc. worked with Allison and Jeffrey to customize our Annalise design for their Washington, D.C. wedding. Sarah Hanna‘s Nautilus style hand calligraphy is elegantly modern in gold matte foil and charcoal letterpress while the metallic gold leaf envelope liner adds another pop of gold. They further customized their gray and gold wedding invitations by adding our Lincoln style diecut shape and a submitted crest that was personalized with a custom duogram in the same calligraphy style.

hand calligraphed gray and gold wedding invitations | Bella Figura hand calligraphed gray and gold wedding invitations | Bella Figura hand calligraphed gray and gold wedding invitations | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: charcoal | foil stamping: gold matte | hand calligraphy: nautilus style | paper: bella cotton ivory 2-ply | envelope: bella cotton ivory pointed flap | liner: metallic gold leaf | Invitations Etc. | customization #30911

race car themed letterpress birthday party invitations

We had the pleasure of working with our friend Kara at Magnificent Milestones on the letterpress birthday party invitations for her son Garrett’s birthday celebration. Kara submitted the race car artwork and we incorporated it into our Fanfare design. A brightly colored envelope liner featuring the Fanfare flag motif and digital guest addressing in a coordinating font and color tied everything together for a fun and festive way to celebrate Garrett’s third birthday.

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Designer Andrea Streeter is August’s Designer of the Month – be sure and check out her other designs and save 10% through August 31st!

letterpress inks: prussian blue + papaya | fonts: pike + irene + carly | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | edge painting: papaya | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: custom fanfare pattern in yolk + prussian blue | Magnificent Milestones | customization #32093

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Adele wedding invitations featured on Rocky Mountain Bride

Our Adele invitations were recently spotted on Rocky Mountain Bride! Wedding planner Isabelle Kline selected romantic design elements with Spanish flair for this inspiration shoot at Rancho Ricardo Villa and Gardens. The rich red florals on the invitations were mimicked on the tall centerpieces, which were overflowing with lush greenery. Metallic accents were also sprinkled throughout, adding a glamorous touch to the rustic, Spanish-style villa. Head over to Rocky Mountain Bride to see more photos from the shoot! 

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Bridal Dress and Tux: Dora Grace // Cake: Sweet B’s Bakery // Florals: Nature’s Grace Design // Hair & Makeup: Carly Ackerman // Invitations: Bella Figura // Menu Calligraphy: Ink & Root // Photography: Danielle DeFiore // Styling and Planning: Isabelle Kline // Venue: Rancho Ricardo Gardens

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