Purple Shine and Hand Calligraphy

Sarah Hanna’s gorgeous hand calligraphy mimics the billowy swirls of the Illuminer design, printed in Purple Shine foil and Lavender letterpress ink for Leanne and Craig’s late summer wedding.  Love this design? Order soon – this and all of Lindsy Talarico’s designs are on sale through the end of February.

Purple Shine and Hand Calligraphy on Illuminer by Bella Figura

letterpress ink: lavender | foil stamping: purple shine | font: declaration | paper: bella cotton 1-ply ivory | rounded corners | hand calligraphy: victoria style by sarah hanna | envelope: bella cotton ivory | envelope liner: formal flourish pattern in regalia + lavender inks | customization #18243 | Nota Bene 

60 new wedding invitations + new calligraphy hands for 2014 have arrived!

Bella Figura 2014 has arrived! Take a look at our 60 new designs and new hand calligraphy styles, brand new for the 2014 wedding season. As always, we’ve got invitations for all types of events: vintage weddings, modern weddings, formal weddings, you name it! And all of our wedding invitations are completely customizable – change the inks, the fonts, and more to make a design your own. These new designs are available for purchase and will be on our website soon, but in the meantime take a look and contact us if you’d like to order samples!


Festive Foil + Hand Calligraphy Holiday Cards

We were beyond thrilled that the lovely Debi Zeinert selected Bella Figura to foil stamp her custom holiday cards. A festive red shine foil paired with her beautiful hand calligraphy will bring joy to all who receive this delightful card.

foil stamping: red shine | custom submitted design | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | customization #: 16412

Festive Foil stamped holiday cards

Letterpress Calligraphy Thank You Cards

We can’t think of a better (or more stylish) way to express heartfelt gratitude than with hand calligraphed thank you cards. Here are some examples of our more contemporary, less formal styles – perfect for those looking for a modern translation of an old world tradition.


Mitty style hand calligraphy in Cobalt letterpress ink:

Letterpress Calligraphy Thank You Cards by Bella Figura


Revolution style hand calligraphy in Papaya letterpress ink:

Letterpress Calligraphy Thank You Cards by Bella Figura


Harrison style hand calligraphy in Black letterpress ink:

Letterpress Calligraphy Thank You Cards by Bella Figura


Maura style hand calligraphy in Pale Gray letterpress ink:

Letterpress Calligraphy Thank You Cards by Bella Figura

Balsam Calligraphy wedding invitation in Black letterpress

We’re suckers for hand calligraphy that doesn’t take itself too seriously. Cue McKenzie and Branch’s customization of our Balsam Calligraphy wedding invitation design. Patricia Mumau’s Harrison hand calligraphy is simple, understated and just plain cool in crisp Black letterpress ink.

letterpress ink: black | paper: bella cotton ivory 2-ply | edge painting: antique gold | hand calligraphy: harrison style | customization #: 16975 | Simply Put

Balsam Calligraphy wedding invitation by Bella Figura

Gracieux wedding invitation suite featuring hand calligraphy

Our Gracieux wedding invitation design is graceful (hence the name) and elegant – but its also gritty, organic and just a touch untamed. For their recent wedding at Terrain, Julia and Ron paired the Mitty hand calligraphy, handdrawn flourishes and our Modern Herringbone envelope liner with an earthy color palate for a hip yet sophisticated stationery suite.

Gracieux is the November design of the month – save 10% on the entire suite when you order now through November 30, or save 20% if you order 6 printed pieces or more!

Letterpress inks: hazel + pewter | paper: bella cotton 1-ply + 2-ply ivory | edge painting: hazel | hand calligraphy: mitty style | envelope: bella cotton ivory | envelope liner: modern herringbone pattern in hazel | customization #: 19999 | Papery of Philadelphia

Gracieux hand calligraphy by Bella Figura

Contemporary Calligraphy Inspired Letterpress Wedding Invitation

We love seeing weddings that use personal touches throughout the day. What’s more personal than a contemporary calligraphy letterpress wedding invitation? Our Tailored design showcases hand calligraphy inspired font and design by Patricia Mumau with a stunning monogram at the top – perfect for a bride on a budget. Add “something blue” into your big day with a hand embroidered monogram to carry with you all day long!

Bella Figura's Tailored design features a contemporary calligraphy style.

(Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty)

Colette letterpress wedding invitations featuring romantic hand calligraphy

Flirty, romantic and just plain pretty, our Colette wedding invitation design in Dusty Pink and Pewter has us daydreaming like schoolgirls. Our airy and graceful Maura hand calligraphy pairs perfectly with our Elegant Garden envelope liner in the same soft, sophisticated palate. To keep things simple (and budget friendly), guests were asked to reply via Kristine and Drew’s wedding website included at the bottom of the card.

letterpress inks: dusty pink + pewter | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | edge painting: dusty pink | hand calligraphy: maura style | envelope: jute | liner: elegant garden pattern in dusty pink + pewter | customization #: 20001

Romantic and elegant letterpress wedding invitations from Bella Figura

Glistening Glitterati Inspiration with Contemporary Calligraphy

Dripping in Gold Matte Foil and splashes of soft Shell ink has us swooning over vibrant and lush weddings with chic styles and contemporary calligraphy.

glitterati customization = inks: shell | foil: gold matte | font: streamline | calligraphy: eastman hand calligraphy | paper: white | invite size: F-8 | liner: diego in desert | original design by Beth Barr  | customized by in-house designer Racheal Bumbolo

Pink and Gold Glitterati Customization by Bella Figura

(Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty)

Classic meets modern: hand calligraphy in gold foil

We’re not-so-secretly obsessing over Cristina and Michael’s inspired take on our Eleanor wedding invitation design. The Carlisle style hand calligraphy is fresh and modern, while classic Black letterpress ink meets rich Gold Matte foil and a natural jute envelope pairs up with a dramatic floral liner.

letterpress ink: black | foil stamping: gold matte | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | foil edging: gold matte | hand calligraphy: carlisle style | envelope: jute | liner: elegant garden pattern in black ink | customization #: 18275 | Candi Stern Stationers

Bella Figura's Eleanor design with hand calligraphy in gold foil

Elegant Classic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Our Classic Calligraphy design is perfect if you’re looking for wedding invitations with sheer elegance and a personal touch of custom hand calligraphy by Debi Zeinert. We love the way our lavender letterpress ink looks on our ivory paper. The couple’s name and flourish is enhanced in our luxurious gold matte foil stamping.

letterpress ink: lavender | foil: gold matte | calligraphy: spencerian by Debi Zeinert  | paper: 1-ply ivory | invite size: f-8 | customization #: 17111 |

Bella Figura's Elegant Classic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations with hand calligraphy by Debi Zeinert

Nature Inspiration – Balsam Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

These Balsam Calligraphy wedding invitations (by Patricia Mumau) printed in taupe letterpress are looking positively nature inspired. Paired with a jute colored envelope, the rustic look is definitely alive. The couple chose to print all of their reply by details on the front of the reply postcard, with only an oversized branch motif on the reverse. Many thanks to Urbanic Paper Boutique for submitting these for us to print.

letterpress ink: taupe| calligraphy: Harrison hand by Patricia Mumau | paper: 1-ply white| printing: letterpress | invite size: A-7 | liner: elegant ombre in sherbet and shell |customization #: 17153 |

These nature-inspired Balsam Calligraphy wedding invitations are perfect for a rustic celebration. | Hand calligraphed by Patricia Mumau for Bella Figura




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