love letter: telling stories through invitations

Invitations tell stories. From the when to the where and everything in-between, an invitation sets the tone of what’s to come. Our Love Letter design printed in Copper Matte foil paired with soft vintage florals tells the story of a romantic setting to come. The loose script font sprawling across the page appears like a hand-written note. The belly-band keeps everything safe and sound with a floral motif added to keep everything consistently sweet. Finally, a matching save the date foreshadows the invitation to come with nods towards the script and vintage florals.

Love Letter
Love Letter

Foil color: Copper Mate | Fonts: Melika and Baskerville | Design: Love Letter | Paper: Bella Smooth 2 ply – White | Size: F8 | Envelope liner: Pink Magnolia in CMYK

join us in celebrating our latest new york city location

We are over the moon to announce the grand opening of our latest New York City location in Park Slope, Brooklyn! The store at 232 7th Avenue, the former Lion in the Sun stationery store, will offer our entire range of custom wedding invitations as well as one on one consultations with Bella Figura experts.

We hope you will join us on Saturday, February 16th for a day filled with celebration. Our open house and trunk show will take place between 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Stop by and enjoy sweet treats and take advantage of our trunk show promotion. For those who place an invitation order containing 75 pieces or more, we will provide 25 complimentarily. We will also have a local photographer as well as a bridal salon displaying what they do best.

A reception will follow thereafter between 4:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Calligraphy demonstrations as well as nail art will be offered at this time to pair perfectly with even more delicious treats. We look forward to seeing you there!

Join us from 4:30 – 7:30 for Celebration, Entertainment, and Bubbly!
Snacks and treats by Naturally Delicious.
Florals by Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design.
Display and discussion with Karen Wise Photography.
Hand calligraphy demonstrations and personalization by tuccicursive.
Nail art station by MiGak Salon.
Dresses by Shone Bride.

introducing our brooklyn inspired regional collection

Our first regional collection was inspired by iconic wedding venues in and around Brooklyn, New York. The collection of 12 wedding suites and 11 stand-alone save the dates features hand-illustrated artwork, new paper colors, and plenty of nods to New York. We’re excited to feature a glimpse into the collection below. The rest of the regional designs from the collection can be viewed on our website here.


regional collection
The Lucent design was inspired by the Weylin, a renowned Williamsburg Savings bank restored into one of the most prevalent community centers and wedding venues within the city. The design features hand-illustrations of the building as well as its intricate ceiling. Our new papers take the stage within this suite including our Bella Rosebud and Bella Old Rose.


regional collection
The Liberty Warehouse is a popular venue with expansive views of the New York Harbor. Our Warehouse design features playful illustrations of the skyline that would be seen from water’s edge while at the venue. The set is printed in Cobalt ink and paired with a belly-band using White Matte foil to make the skyline sketch pop.


regional collection
Inspired by the Brooklyn Winery in Williamsburg, the invitation itself is reminiscent of the wine labels found at the venue. The set features clean typography in Umber ink and vintage wine-inspired accents throughout. Hand-illustrations of the Williamsburg Bridge and water towers add an extra touch of Brooklyn personalization.


regional collection
The Green Building is another restored Brooklyn venue complete with exposed brick, beamed ceilings and rustic touches throughout. Our Edison design reflects the space with its whimsical illustrations, like a truck reminiscent of the one that sits outside the venue. Bella Holly paper adds a touch of color to an otherwise neutral color palette with accents of Copper Shine foil.

green floral letterpress wedding invitations

Our flagship store worked with Allison and Taylor to create their green floral letterpress wedding invitations. The typography printed in Cobblestone ink acted as a neutral to the surrounding Celadon florals. Our Tristan design served as the inspiration for their design. Additionally, the couple made the design their own by placing the botanical elements in nonadjacent corners framing their wording. A serif font kept the typography clean as well as consistent throughout. Finally, a striped envelope liner pattern added a geometric element to a more garden inspired set.

Letterpress colors: Cobblestone+ Celadon| Fonts: Garamond |Design: Tristan| Paper: 1 ply Bella Cotton | Envelope liner: Dunne pattern in Celadon | Size: F8 | Customization: 42924| Bella Figura NYC

monogrammed letterpress wedding invitations with floral cartouche

Paper Affair Dallas helped us to create these monogrammed letterpress wedding invitations for Catherine and Justin. Inspired by our Annata design, a floral cartouche situated at the top of the invitation held the letterpress monogram. Typography in Antique Gold and Black letterpress inks followed beneath with a traditional structure. The accommodations card as well as the reply card features similar floral imagery imagined in different ways. Finally, the thank you card used the same floral cartouche and monogram to keep everything cohesive.

monogrammed letterpress wedding invitations
monogrammed letterpress wedding invitations
monogrammed letterpress wedding invitations

Letterpress: Antique Gold + Black | Digital: CMYK | Fonts: Danube + Nave| Design: Annata | Paper: 1 ply Bella Smooth Cotton | Size: F8 | Customization: 40745| Paper Affair Dallas – Plano

tawny matte foil wedding invitations inspired by neville

These Tawny Matte foil wedding invitations came together thanks to the help of Magnificent Milestones. This typography based layout kept the design clean and simple with focus on the bride as well as the groom. Inspired by Neville, the couple decided to keep their design similar yet chose a champagne-like foil over black ink. A square reception card corresponded with the invitation in Tawny Matte foil as well. Finally, an envelope liner in our elegant ombre pattern added color to an otherwise monochromatic suite.

Tawny Matte foil wedding invitations
Tawny Matte foil wedding invitations

Foil color: Tawny Matte | Fonts: Sophia & Moderno | Design: Neville | Paper: 2 ply Bella Smooth Cotton | Size: F8 |Envelope liner: Elegant Ombre in Antique Gold | Customization: 43414| Magnificent Milestones

rose gold birth announcements with lavender envelope liner

Abby, Jeremy, and big brother Nash welcomed little Sienna into the world this past November. They worked with Marissa Allie Designs to create these rose gold birth announcements. They used a flourished script font to highlight her name and a clean block font for the surrounding text. A stitched border as well as a sweet motif at the top kept the announcement playful. Finally, a solid purple envelope liner added a splash of color to this little one’s set.

Foil color: Rose Gold Shine | Fonts: Milton One Bold + Champagne & Limousines | Design: Customer Supplied | Paper: 1 ply Bella Smooth Cotton | Size: SQ-5 | Envelope liner: Classic Color in Lavender | Customization: 41405 | Marissa Allie Designs

50th birthday invitations in vine letterpress ink

50 has never looked so good! We worked with Wynwood Letterpress to create these 50th birthday invitations in vine letterpress. A Blind Deboss woodgrain pattern added to the background of the invitation created rustic texture. The left-justified typography kept everything clean and bold in a modern block font. The suite contained a cohesive accommodations card as well as reply card in vine letterpress ink. The envelopes in jute brought a warm tone to the set with a woodgrain patterned envelope liner to match.

50th birthday invitations in vine letterpress
50th birthday invitations in vine letterpress
50th birthday invitations in vine letterpress

Letterpress: Vine + Blind Deboss | Fonts: Barber + Moderno | Design: Custom Library | Paper: 2 ply Bella Cotton | Size: F8 | Envelope liner: Natural Woodgrain inVine | Customization: 43710 | Wynwood Letterpress

bella figura real wedding: personalized letterpress wedding invitations

The Little Harbor Club in Michigan was the back-drop as well as the inspiration behind Liz and David’s September wedding. We created personalized letterpress wedding invitations for the couple using David’s venue illustration. The invitation printed in all Hunter letterpress ink paired with insert cards to match kept everything neutral and monochromatic. This tonal color palette allowed the illustration to do all the talking. The couple started their day taking a dip with the photographer in tow and ended with their nearest and dearest by their side! We’ll let Liz and David take it from here to share even more of the little details:

What was your favorite moment from your wedding day?

This is a very difficult question. There were more than one for sure, but when David and I woke up on our wedding day- we took my dad’s boat out and went for a swim. Our photographer came along and shot the whole thing and those photos are some of my favorite of the whole day.

How did you choose your invitation design and ink colors?

We knew we wanted to incorporate a drawing by David on the invitation. I wanted something that looked classic but modern- I actually had a hard time deciding on ink colors but in the end I went with my gut.. which is usually green. Our whole wedding was quite neutral. All the men were in black tuxes (except for David who wore midnight blue). And our flowers were all white and green. My shoes had red roses on them, that was the only pop of color!

What was the inspiration behind your wedding?

As David and I started to plan our wedding, we knew it was going to look a little different than the traditional schedule. What we envisioned was a timeless dinner party affair. We had 62 guests and a short and sweet outdoor ceremony followed by a multi-course served dinner with wine pairings that David and I chose. I was so very blessed to be surrounded by talented loved ones, David drew an illustration for our invitations and my sister turned that illustration into a ceramic tile for all our guests. September 2018 was also the month my parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary and they had their rehearsal dinner where our wedding was!

What was your favorite design element?

Probably our table! The whole setup was perfect – 31 people on each side. Taper candles, lots of glassware, custom tiles at each setting. Incredible food and wine, gorgeous florals. I could have sat there all night long.

What surprised you most about your wedding?

How wonderful the whole weekend truly was. I didn’t expect it to go poorly of course, but I think I was surprised at how magical it all felt! I couldn’t believe when Rachel, our wedding coordinator, told us it was time to make our exit. Also Michigan weather can be unpredictable especially in September, we were graced with the most beautiful sunny weekend!

Any advice to future couples planning their own wedding?

Everyone says the same thing, “enjoy it because it goes by so fast!” This is true. I would also say to revel in the magic of watching it unfold before your eyes.

Photographer: Lauren Kinsey Photography | Coordinator: Sincerely Ginger Events | Flowers: AR Pontius | Venue: Little Harbor Club | Dress: The Dress Theory | Shoes: Manolo Blahnik |  Bride’s jewelry: Tiffany & Co.| Tux: Ted Baker | Rings: Tiffany & Co

nautical inspired letterpress save the dates

Our friends at Fete Collection helped us to create these nautical inspired letterpress save the dates. A Pale Gray letterpress motif subtly positioned in the background added dimension to a clean layout. Typography printed in Navy letterpress gave a nautical nod to the Massachusetts location. A  letterpress border to match added a simple touch to a sweet save the date. Finally, an anchor on the reverse of the envelope gave guests a glimpse as to what they would find inside.

nautical inspired letterpress save the dates

Letterpress ink colors: Pale Gray + Navy | Fonts: Keeva (thin) + Impression | Design: Eden | Paper: 1 ply Bella Smooth Cotton | Size: SQ-5 | Customization: 41508 | Fete Collection

chicago skyline wedding invitations in silver matte and shale

The windy city was the back-drop to Jennifer and Michael’s wedding this past September. The couple worked with Magnificent Milestones who helped bring their Chicago skyline wedding invitations to life. Silver Matte foil and Shale letterpress ink kept the color palette cool and harmonious. The suite contained a corresponding reply card, details card, as well as a monogrammed thank you set to match. Finally, the pocketfold printed with a geometric pattern kept all the pieces together. The couple also took advantage of our day-of promotion and ordered matching programs, menus and place-cards. 

chicago skyline wedding invitations
chicago skyline wedding invitations
chicago skyline wedding invitations

Letterpressink colors: Shale | Foil color: Silver Matte | Fonts: Parfumerie Script Old Style and Walbaum | Design: Custom Library | Paper: 1 ply Bella Smooth Cotton | Size: SQ-7  Customization: 44661| Magnificent Milestones

bella figura trunk show at bespoke designs

It’s trunk show time! Join Bespoke Designs in Westport, Connecticut as they celebrate the wedding season on Saturday, January 26th from 11 AM-6PM. While at the event, guests will be get and up-close and personal peek into our 2019 collection. Don’t forget to take advantage of our exclusive trunk show special: buy 75 or more invitations and receive 25 complimentary. The creative team at Bespoke Designs is just waiting to bring your wedding stationery vision to life. They hope to see you there!

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