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Bohemian inspiration: meet Arrowhead

Designed with a romantic, Bohemian bride in mind, Brenda Fox’s new Arrowhead design is equal parts rustic, youthful, and pretty. For an Arrowhead wedding, the bride and her gals would definitely don floral crowns. Unique indie touches like a macrame ceremony backdrop and feathery boutonnières would make their way to the scene as well. Last but not least – a naked cake topped with fresh flowers.

See Brenda Fox's inspiration behind Arrowhead, a new design for 2015

Photos, clockwise from top right: bride | backdrop | frames | table runner | chairs | hanging mason jars | cake | trunks | bridesmaidsboutonnières | Arrowhead wedding invitations

See more of Brenda’s inspiration behind Arrowhead on Pinterest!

Designs by Brenda Fox on sale through April!

Brenda Fox is our Designer of the Month for April! Brenda is one of our talented in-house graphic designers, and her designs tend to pair unique fonts with custom illustrations or motifs. From now through the end of the month, Brenda’s entire Bella Figura collection is on sale: save 10% on any order featuring one of Brenda’s designs, or save an additional 10% when you order 6 printed pieces or more. Use this discount towards save the dates, invitations, social notes, menus, or anything else you can dream up. Here’s a peek at a few of Brenda’s new designs — Blakesly and Arrowhead — but be sure to browse her entire collection

Blakesly wedding invitations + save the dates by Brenda Fox for Bella Figura Arrowhead wedding invitations by Brenda Fox for Bella Figura

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Brenda Fox and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on April 30, 2015 in order to receive this offer.

Diecut + foil stamped golden anniversary invitations

To celebrate 50 years together, Pamela and Leslie invited friends and family to a formal, black tie soiree. They carried our Lincoln diecut shape from the invitations to the reply cards and insert card, mirroring the intricate curves and angles in a gold shine foil border.  Sarah Hanna’s Callaway style hand calligraphy and our metallic white gold envelope liners added elegance and sophistication to these Golden Anniversary invitations.

Diecut + foil stamped golden anniversary invitations | Bella Figura

Diecut + foil stamped golden anniversary invitations | Bella Figura

Diecut + foil stamped golden anniversary invitations | Bella Figura

  foil stamping: gold shine | font: jubilant | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | hand calligraphy: callaway style | diecut shape: lincoln | metallic envelope liner: white gold | Urban Coast | customization #25209

Hebrew wedding invitations in silver shine foil

Double-sided printing is a great way to incorporate additional information or a second language to your wedding suite. Jamie and Michael customized our Deveril design by printing in pewter letterpress ink and silver shine foil, adding a custom cartouche to showcase their monogram.  The cartouche was carried over to the back of the card, where they printed their Hebrew wedding invitations. A metallic silver envelope liner was an elegant compliment to the silver foil.

Hebrew wedding invitations in silver shine foil | Bella Figura

Hebrew wedding invitations in silver shine foil | Bella Figura

Hebrew wedding invitations in silver shine foil | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: pewter | foil stamping: silver shine | fonts: impression + danube + submitted hebrew | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | metallic envelope liner: silver | D&E Invitation | customization #25524

Playful and cool foil and letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations

Sophie chose an icy color palette of regalia and frost shine to transform our Asteri design into her foil and letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations. A lady-like font added a festive feel to her additional cards that included a party card, a weekend events card and a card explaining her Mitzvah project (she worked with thebooktruck.org to bring books to teens in under-served communities).

Playful and cool foil and letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations | Bella Figura

Playful and cool foil and letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations | Bella Figura

Playful and cool foil and letterpress Bat Mitzvah invitations | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: regalia | foil stamping: frost shine | fonts: ming + aurora | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | foil edging: frost shine | envelope liner: sea stripes pattern in regalia | Brenda Himmel Stationery | customization #25031

Bright Lights: NYC inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations

Our Bright Lights design is popular with couples looking for urban-inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations to compliment their NYC venue. Leslie and Geoff added a touch of glam to their customization with a decorative font printed in gold shine foil and brought in a pop of color with fuchsia edge painting.

Bright Lights: NYC inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

Bright Lights: NYC inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

Bright Lights: NYC inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: black | foil stamping: gold shine | fonts: opulent + streamline | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | edge painting: fuchsia | Lion in the Sun | customization #24468

Royal Night foil and letterpress invitations

We can’t think of a sweeter, more adorable way to introduce a set of twins to the world than these customized foil and letterpress invitations based on our Royal Night design.  Silver shine foil is paired with cornflower, fuchsia and navy inks on the front of the invitation while the back is covered with a scattering of foil and letterpress stars. A coordinating, design inspired envelope liner and hand calligraphy accents add to the charm and personalization of these darling invitations.

Royal Night foil and letterpress invitations

Royal Night foil and letterpress invitations

Royal Night foil and letterpress invitations

letterpress inks: fuchsia + navy + cornflower | foil stamping: silver shine | font: impression | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | round corners | hand calligraphy: parks style | envelope liner: royal night inspired pattern in fuchsia + navy | Stationery Company | customization #24193

Overlook: foil and letterpress rustic wedding invitations

Alicia and Lawrence hosted an autumn wedding in Vermont and chose our Overlook design to compliment the outdoorsy elegance of their venue. An earthy color palette of copper shine foil and olive and prussian blue letterpress inks set the tone for these rustic wedding invitations, as did the jute envelopes lined in our natural woodgrain pattern.

Overlook: foil and letterpress rustic wedding invitations by Bella Figura

Overlook: foil and letterpress rustic wedding invitations by Bella Figura

Overlook: foil and letterpress rustic wedding invitations by Bella Figura

letterpress inks: olive + prussian blue | foil stamping: copper shine | font: laramie | paper: bella cotton ivory 1-ply + 2-ply | edge painting: prussian blue | foil edging: copper shine | envelope: jute | envelope liner: natural woodgrain pattern in olive | customization #22442 + #24466

Washington D.C. inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations

Our cityscape patterns are perfect for couples wanting to infuse a bit of local charm into their wedding stationery. Kate and Bobby chose our Deveril design for their foil and letterpress wedding invitations, accenting  the back of their invitation and their accessory cards with the skyline from our Charmed Washington D.C. design.  Our Pearse pattern was blind debossed on the front of the invitation and our Vintage D.C. map liner was used as yet another salute to their wedding locale.

Washington D.C. inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

Washington D.C. inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

Washington D.C. inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

letterpress inks: blind deboss (no ink) + charcoal + british rose | foil stamping: rose gold shine | fonts: impression + danube | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | envelope liner: vintage d.c. pattern in charcoal | The Dandelion Patch | customization #24846

Vintage gold wedding invitations

Cathy and Michael chose our Harlow design for their Irish castle wedding, highlighting the delicate pattern and romantic fonts with gold matte foil on our ivory cotton paper. A design inspired patterned envelope liner personalized with their monogram (a free customization!) complimented these vintage gold wedding invitations.

Vintage gold wedding invitations

Vintage gold wedding invitations

Vintage gold wedding invitations

foil stamping: gold matte | fonts: moravia + harlow + ballantine | paper: bella cotton ivory 1-ply + 2-ply | envelope: design inspired pattern with monogram in navy | Appleberry Press | customization #25014

Announcing our Proposal Story Contest winners: Caitlin and Nick!

It was so much fun reading through all of the amazing proposal stories that were submitted for our Proposal Story Contest! We are so thankful to the editors at 100 Layer Cake for helping us choose the grand prize winner, which we are excited to share with you today. For Nick’s proposal to Caitlin, he honed in on her passion: a self-proclaimed “book nerd”, Caitlin is currently studying law and has always dreamed of having an at-home library. During a visit to an antique shop a few months back, the couple came across a collection containing hundreds of law books (over 600!). Unbeknownst to Caitlin, Nick later returned to buy that collection of law books and set out to build her library while she was out of town. When Caitlin returned from her trip, Nick surprised her with both the library and a beautiful proposal!

Beautiful at-home library proposal story from Bella FiguraBeautiful at-home library proposal story from Bella FiguraBeautiful at-home library proposal story from Bella FiguraBeautiful at-home library proposal story from Bella FiguraBeautiful at-home library proposal story from Bella FiguraBeautiful at-home library proposal story from Bella Figura

Check out the full story Instagram, and read through the other beautiful proposal stories on Instagram by searching the #OurProposalStory hashtag. Many thanks to everyone who entered! 

Beach inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations

For their Key West wedding, Erin and Kurt customized our Nassau letterpress wedding invitations, swapping out the anchor for the conch shell from our extensive motif library. They chose a soft, romantic color palette of whisper letterpress ink and gold matte foil, and chose a rectangle shape for a more formal presentation.

Beach inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

Beach inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

Beach inspired foil and letterpress wedding invitations | Bella Figura

 letterpress ink: whisper | foil stamping: gold matte | fonts: keeva + bergamot | paper: bella cotton 1-ply ivory | Judy Paulen Designs | customization #22208

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