We participated in the Bridelux Atelier held at The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel this past weekend. While at the event, attendees had the opportunity to meet different types of wedding professionals. At our booth, we featured invitation samples including highlights from our 2020 collection. A lucky winner even went home with $500 towards their Bella Figura invitation order. A huge thanks to those who stopped by and for those who missed it, visit our stores or any of our dealer locations.
We worked with Brittany directly to help bring her moody floral invitations to life. Inspired by our Neville save the date design, they used similar fonts and expanded the size of the layout. They added touches of Sophia script to bring out the overall elegance of the design. They paired the invitation with a complimentary envelope liner. Lastly, this vintage print accented the vintage print used as the back-drop on the invitation.
Letterpress: Black | Fonts: Garamond + Sophia |Design: Neville | Paper: Smooth | Size: F8 | Bella Smooth 2 ply | Customization: 50830 | Bella Figura
Samantha and Timothy worked with Oliver’s Twist to create these copper foil invitations with botanical accents. Their names pop off the page in Copper Shine foil along with the floral accent at the top. The rest of the invitation printed in Marsala letterpress added a softer touch to the design. To broaden the color palette further, they included touches of Currant paper on the details card and outer envelope. The reply card features vintage print florals carried over from the envelope liner. To finish the set, a rehearsal dinner card paired with a Jute envelope kept everything cohesive with the overall rustic, botanical charm.
Letterpress: Marsala | Foil color: Copper Shine: Fonts: Melika, Mrs. Eaves, Garamond Italic | Design: Custom Library | Paper: Smooth Cotton | Size: F8 | Bella Smooth 2 ply | Customization: 51023 | Oliver’s Twist
All it takes is a pair of high school sweethearts getting hitched and a set of coastal letterpress invitations to set the stage for a perfect Montauk wedding. The historic Montauk Point Lighthouse served as the backdrop for this happy couple’s wedding day this past September. The celebration continued with views for days at 360º East at Montauk Downs. The invitations easily matched this beachy aesthetic with a clean design paired with a gray color palette. They worked with our Bella Figura – Brooklyn location to bring their vision to life. We will let the bride Brittany take it from here to share more about her big day!
CAN YOU SHARE WITH US A BIT ABOUT YOUR WEDDING AND YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE EVENT?
The September sun shone brightly against clear blue skies as a gentle breeze floated off the ocean. It was something out of a dream! The distinct natural beauty of Montauk inspired our wedding. Having grown up together in Southampton, New York, just 25 miles from Montauk, we knew we wanted a relaxed coastal vibe. We embraced the setting by incorporating a sea of blues and grays and whites throughout the details of our wedding day.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR COUPLES CURRENTLY PLANNING A WEDDING?
Sweat the small stuff! One of our favorite parts of wedding planning was finding ways to weave our love, our story, and our personalities into the details. When Henry and I first started dating in high school, we would often spend summer days collecting shells on the beach in Southampton—so we thought it would be fitting to use hand-calligraphed scallop shells as escort cards as a nod to our early days together. The guestbook was a vintage lighthouse book my mom came upon in a local thrift store. Our signature cocktail was named for our beloved cat, Woodley May. Instead of favors, we donated to the National MS Society, a charity near to our hearts.
HOW DID YOU CHOOSE YOUR INVITATION DESIGN & INK COLORS?
For our wedding invitations, we envisioned a clean design that reflected the casual elegance of Montauk. To bring our vision to life, we chose dark gray letterpress on light gray paper, paired with a white envelope. We had our names printed in an organic script and selected a modern serif font for the rest of the invitation wording. We personalized the envelope liner by adding a white and gray design reminiscent of waves crashing on the coast. The same design was incorporated into our save-the-date cards and menus for visual coherence.
WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE MOMENT
I will never forget our ceremony at Camp Hero. I walked down the aisle with both my parents to a string duet playing “Air on the G String”—the same processional song my parents selected for their Montauk wedding more than 30 years ago. My sister and brother and Henry’s best friend stood beside us. Our friend who has known us for more than 10 years officiated with a script we wrote together and a beautiful tribute to our relationship. Henry and I then read hand-written vows, in which we reflected on the thirteen years of laughter, tears, understanding, friendship, and love that had led us to that moment. We ended the ceremony with the breaking of the glass and our guests shouting “Mazal Tov!”
WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE NEWLYWEDS?
After our wedding, we traveled to Peru for our honeymoon, which was filled with adventure, culture, and breathtakingly beautiful sights. For now, we are continuing to enjoy all the wonderful opportunities that living in Brooklyn has to offer.
Vendors: Venue: 360º East at Montauk Downs | Photographer: Kaitlyn Ferris Photography | Stationery: Bella Figura | Gown: Shareen Bridal | DJ: 74 Events | Florals: Roses and Rice | Videographer: ZANNI Productions | Day-of Coordinator: Deborah Minarik Events | Makeup: Daisy Monsalves for Metamorphosis New York | Hair: Tamara McKie for Metamorphosis New York | Groom’s Suit: Martin Greenfield Clothiers | Ceremony Music: Luminous Sounds | Calligraphy: Laced in Letters | Cake: The Rolling Pin
Limo: M&V Limousines | Shuttle: Hampton Hopper
Yvonne and Jason worked with our Bella Figura Brooklyn store to create these black letterpress skyline invitations. Inspired by our Brights Lights design, they kept the design consistent with the original with their own take on the skyline. They kept the reply card clean free of design elements with the exception of a modern monogram at the top. The details card features a nod to the Brooklyn location as well as clean type all printed in black ink. Finally, the envelope liner personalized with a red heart motif denotates the location of the wedding on a vintage map!
Letterpress: Black | Fonts: Streamline + Declan | Design: Bright Lights | Paper: Smooth Cotton 2-ply | Size: F8 | Customization: 47866 | Bella Figura Brooklyn
Ethan Niles helped us bring these white matte foil bar mitzvah invitations together in honor of Jared’s big day. The design used a heavily based typography layout in the ITC Avant Garde Gothic font. The insert cards used the same fonts in Charcoal letterpress to coordinate with the supplied gray invitation paper. The envelopes tied everything together also in a similar gray tone. Finally, the custom envelope liner used Jared’s initials to create an overall pattern.
Letterpress: Charcoal | Foil color: White Matte | Fonts: ITC Avant Garde Gothic | Design: Custom Created | Paper: Supplied 2 ply – Basis Gray + Smooth White | Size: F8 | Customization: 50618 | Ethan Niles
Kate and Tom worked with our Bella Figura Brooklyn location to bring these painterly wedding invitations to life. Inspired by our Penny design, they made this design their own by switching up the color palette. They opted for shades of blue and pink as the brushstroke background to the copper foil. The background carried over to the brunch insert in a different way. The other inserts kept clean in Marsala letterpress ink. A Bella Blue reply envelope added a touch of color as well yet still remaining color consistent. Finally, a special message for their guests printed in copper foil made this set extra unique.
Letterpress: Marsala Foil color: Copper Matte | Digital: Denim + Marsala + Whisper | Fonts: Neutra + Caleigh | Design: Penny | Paper: 2 ply Smooth White | Size: F8 | Customization: 50508 | Bella Figura – Brooklyn
Bridget and Brandon worked with Wordshop to create these bright pink save the dates with tawny foil. Rather than “she said yes,” they made the saying their own with “she said si!” The couple decided to add edging to the sides of the save the date in matching tawny foil. Their envelope liner only makes a wedding venue in Mexico. The botanical pattern added an element of greenery to this vibrant set.
Letterpress: Blind Deboss | Foil color: Tawny Matte | Fonts: Trend Sans + Brandon | Design: Mikkel | Paper: 2 ply Bright Pink | Size: A6 | Customization: 50174 | Wordshop
Our Bella Figura – Brooklyn store helped bring Zoey’s prism shine Bat Mitzvah invitations together. They decided to keep the original design from Ayla with a few personal twists of their own. They opted for Old Rose letterpress ink as the neutral for the Prism Shine foil elements. A Shabbat Dinner card mimicked the design of the invitation but instead printed in all Old Rose ink. The outer envelope tied the Old Rose elements together. Finally, a full flood of Prism Shine foil added even more pops of color to the overall suite.
Letterpress: Old Rose | Foil color: Prism Shine | Font: Gotham | Design: Ayla | Paper: 2 ply Smooth Bright White | Size: F8 | Customization: 49646| Bella Figura – Brooklyn
Calling all engaged couples! We are thrilled that we are participating once again in the upcoming Bridelux Atelier. The event will be held on Sunday, January 12th from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M. at The InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel. There in the heart of the city, you’ll find anything and everything wedding related. From bridal gown designers to destination wedding specialists (and stationery of course!), we are happy to be part of this event. Stop by to see our customizable designs up close and personal. Come visit us at the event for a chance to win $500 towards your invitations. Head on over to our Instagram (@bellafigura) and let us know which Bella Figura invitation is your favorite for a chance to win tickets to the event. Raffle ends Sunday, December 22 and winners will be emailed with instructions on how to redeem tickets by Monday, December 23rd.
Invitations & Company helped us create these copper foil programs for a wedding this past June. They opted for Navy letterpress ink as the secondary color. An intricate flourish on the front of the program added a touch of elegance. Calligraphy by Debi Zeinert added a personalized touch next to the clean Moderno block font. We see programs come in all shapes as well as sizes, but they opted for a trifold to disperse the wedding details. Finally, congratulations to Mackenzie and Trey!
Letterpress: Navy | Foil: Copper Shine | Fonts: Moderno + Bristol Calligraphy | Design: Customer Created | Paper: 1 ply Bella Cotton | Size: Custom | Customization: 49234 | Invitations & Company
You don’t turn 15 every day so what better way to celebrate than at a concert! We created these playful cloud-like foil invitations for Margo’s big day. We created a custom die shape that mimics the shape of a cloud – just for the birthday girl! They opted for White Matte foil typography that kept the design clean and modern. We also created a pattern for the envelope liner that corresponds with the birthday invitations. We have no doubt Margo had the best 15th birthday – thanks to the help of Ellis Hill!
Foil: White Matte | Fonts: Unconform Round | Design: Customer Created | Paper: 2 ply Bella Pastel Blue | Size: A7 | Customization: 49044 | Ellis Hill