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.

Brad and I got married at my parent’s house and family farm in Morton, Illinois. The farm, tucked away among endless acres of alfalfa fields and cornfields, set the perfect scene for our wedding. We wanted the wedding to reflect us and be as intimate as possible! My talented father built an iron arch that we married under, along with different size candelabras for the ceremony and reception tables.

Our guestbook was made from an old barn door from the farm, which was made into a rustic looking table for our guests to sign. We decorated with antique mason jars, lanterns, lots of wildflowers, old fashioned draping lights everywhere, burlap, lace, green moss lanterns, and wooden chalkboard signs. We incorporated a candy booth and ice cream stand from a local family owned business. We ended the evening with live music, dancing and a fireworks show for the July 3rd wedding!

Our wedding day was more than what I could ever dreamed of and the best day of my life!”

Thank you so much Alisha! We truly LOVE your story!

inks: pale gray +  shell | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: F-8 | calligraphy style: Harrison by Patricia Mumau
photos submitted by: Alisha and Brad Page | photography by: Tec Peteja


This design won second place in our Bella Figura design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired design submitted by our beloved dealers.