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foil stamped hand calligraphy wedding invitations

It was our pleasure to work with Kate of Lovely Paperie & Gifts on the design and printing of her own wedding stationery. Kate and Christopher chose Sarah Hanna’s lettering as the centerpiece of their hand calligraphy wedding invitations, using our Annalise design to set the tone for their winter wedding. They used a romantic palette of tawny matte foil with whisper pink highlights and personalized their envelope liner with a sweet adage in hand calligraphy.

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foil stamping: tawny matte | hand calligraphy: nautilus style | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | round corners | edge painting: whisper | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: custom classic color pattern in whisper | Lovely Paperie & Gifts | customization #29218

Reticella + Bejeweled invitations featured by The Knot

We’re big fans of using an invitation to influence other decorative elements of your wedding day (invitation-inspired wedding cakes, anyone?), but if you’re struggling to narrow down your invitation style, take a note from The Knot! Andrea Fowler from The Knot recommends letting your dress influence your invitation design, and created a variety of picture-perfect pairings including our lacy Reticella invitation by Beth Barr next to Claire Pettibone’s intricate Pearle couture wedding gown. Art Deco more your style? Our Bejeweled design by Kamal pairs perfectly with Temperley London’s beaded Tatiana dress. Be sure to head over to The Knot for even more invitation and dress pairing ideas! Reticella wedding invitations from Bella Figura featured by The Knot Bejeweled wedding invitations from Bella Figura featured by The Knot

letterpress + foil stamped pink bridal luncheon invitations

Rose gold foil was a primary design element in Katherine’s wedding event stationery, including the Shabbat dinner invitations and these bridal luncheon invitations. The floral motif from our Leigha Spring design added a soft, feminine touch while the striped liner in rose gold complimented the foil stamped text. Thanks again to our friends at Heirloom Paper Company!

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letterpress ink: dusty pink | foil stamping: rose gold shine | fonts: darling + ariel | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | foil stamped liner: sullivan stripe pattern in rose gold | Heirloom Paper Company | customization #31475

Vincent suite featured on Style Me Pretty

Earlier this spring we teamed up with Olli Studios on an incredible pastel inspiration shoot, which was featured recently on Style Me Pretty! Inspired by the two Pantone colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, the shoot showcased a spectrum of design elements in varying shades of pastel blue and pink — including a stunning blue wedding gown! We also couldn’t get enough of the florals intertwined throughout the spread of desserts on the sweets table. To help set the tone for the shoot, we created additional pieces from our Vincent suite, including a custom envelope liner, menus, and place cards printed with a pale wash of digitally printed persimmon ink. Kelle McCarter hand calligraphed place cards and envelopes to match, adding the perfect finishing touch to the set. Take a look at some of our favorite shots (including several in front of the iconic New York Public Library!), but be sure to head over to Style Me Pretty to see more photos from the shoot! 

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Photography: OLLI STUDIO | Dress: Carol Hannah | Cake: Cake Alchemy | Stationery: Bella Figura | Engagement Ring: Cosh NYC | Hair & Makeup: Beautini | Transportation : FilmCars | Wedding Venue: Punto Space | Bouquet: Julia Testa | Bridal Accessories:Untamed | Bridesmaid Dresses: Two Birds Bridesmaids | Donuts: Keyhole Donuts | Floral Design & Bouquet: Design By Ahn | Hair Pieces: Carol Hannah | Menswear: Indochino | Women’s Footwear: Alterre

rose gold foil stamped Shabbat dinner invitations

Many thanks to our friends at Heirloom Paper Company for their help in customizing these rose gold foil stamped Shabbat dinner invitations for Katherine and Zachary. Our Splash design served as inspiration, with the handdrawn lines from the save the date blind debossed on the invitation to coordinate with the liner in the same pattern.

rose gold foil stamped Shabbat dinner invitations | Bella Figura rose gold foil stamped Shabbat dinner invitations | Bella Figura rose gold foil stamped Shabbat dinner invitations | Bella Figura

letterpress printing: blind deboss [no ink] | foil stamping: rose gold shine | fonts: darling + ariel | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: splash design in black | Heirloom Paper Company | customization #31475

letterpress + gold foil art deco wedding invitations

Our friends at Village Invites helped Eve and Adam customize our Odeon design to create these art deco wedding invitations for their wedding at The University Club. They drew inspiration from pieces throughout the suite to take full advantage of our customization options (like using the save the date design for the invitation and table cards) and brought in the gatsby liner pattern as a motif on additional suite pieces.  Black letterpress and gold matte foil made for a glamorous palette that paired perfectly with the design and the venue.

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letterpress ink : black | foil stamping: gold matte | fonts: sans capitals + geneva + submitted font | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply + 1-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | foil stamped liner: gatsby pattern in gold matte | Village Invites | customization #30136

Jamie Lea Bertsch is the June designer of the month

This month, we’re shining the spotlight on Jamie Lea Bertsch, our June Designer of the Month. Jamie’s invitation designs reflect her background in fabrics and textiles, taking on unique patterns and textures reminiscent of different hand-dyed fabric techniques. Right now, we’re particularly obsessed with her new marble design – Onyx – and we love the cake that Madison Lee’s Cakes designed after this invitation! (Check out this post to see more invitation inspired cakes from our recent collaboration with Madison). Shop Jamie’s entire collection during the month of June and save 10% on any order – whether you’re looking for invitations, save the dates, or social stationery, you’ll save on all of her designs. And as always, you can combine this offer with our 6+ printed pieces discount for an added 10% off! 

Onyx design by Jamie Lea Bertsch on sale through JuneBella Figura's Onyx inspired cakes

We also love Jamie’s designs for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs! How cool is this copper foil take on Shibori

Shibori Bar Mitzvah invitations

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Jamie Lea Bertsch and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Discount is applied automatically – no code required. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on June 30, 2016 in order to receive this offer. 

botanical inspired letterpress personal stationery

We think any and all correspondence can (and should) be as lovely as it is functional. Juliana and Christopher’s letterpress personal stationery is a testament to that belief. Botanical inspired motifs, hand calligraphed monikers and a neutral palette of camel and blind deboss create an ethereal look that is both beautiful and practical.

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letterpress inks: camel + blind deboss [no ink] | font: madeline | hand calligraphy: mitty style + mitty caps style | paper: bella cotton ivory 2-ply + 1-ply | rounded corners | liner: natural woodgrain pattern in camel | envelope: bella cotton ivory | customization #29774

Irving invitations featured on 100 Layer Cake

Stephanie Yonce Photography and the ladies at Glint Events put together an amazing team of vendors for this feminine forest wedding inspiration shoot that was featured earlier this week on 100 Layer Cake! The shoot featured an interesting mix of vintage and modern design elements, with our Irving invitation suite helping to set the tone. A 70’s inspired forest ceremony backdrop and soft shades of pink and peach drove the unique color palette, while both modern geometric decorative elements and quirky vintage pieces helped pull the entire look together. Be sure to head over to 100 Layer Cake to see more images from this shoot! 

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Photographer: Stephanie Yonce Photography / Venue: Paisley & Jade Showroom / Styling & Design:Glint Events / Florals: The Proper Petal / Hair & Makeup: Avenue 42 Style Studio / Paper: Bella Figura from Sue Corral Ink / Cake: Sweet Fix / Tabletop Décor: Paisley & Jade, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel / Specialty Rentals: Paisley & Jade / Bride’s Dress: BHLDN / Shoes & Accessories:Anthropolgie / Model: Tara Pattengale​

Illustrated birth announcements for baby girl

Emery’s family sent these illustrated birth announcements to introduce her to their nearest and dearest. They used personal touches like illustrations of their adorable pups and a cartouche featuring Emery’s monogram to compliment the hand lettering and dainty floral liner. Our charleston shape die cut mimicked the petal pink ribbon border for yet another sweet touch. Special thanks to our friends at The Scarlet Letter!

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digital inks: cmyk | lettering/artwork: submitted | paper: duplexed bella smooth cotton white 2-ply | die cut: charleston shape | liner: submitted artwork | envelope: bella cotton white | The Scarlet Letter | customization #32014

National Stationery Show 2016 Recap

We’re back from the 2016 National Stationery Show, where we recently launched our new Flora collection, along with a selection of brand new designs that will be available online soon. We loved having the opportunity to meet with our retailers at both the show and at a special event we held for them at our flagship store in the Upper East Side. Bella Figura calligrapher Sarah Hanna joined us at both the event and in our booth, offering on-the-spot hand calligraphy on keepsake Flora cards. 

Bella Figura at the 2016 National Stationery ShowBella Figura booth display at the 2016 National Stationery Show Bella Figura booth display at the 2016 National Stationery ShowA special event for retailers at the Bella Figura flagship storeBella Figura calligrapher Sarah Hanna at the Bella Figura flagship store

We were also thrilled to have two of our invitations honored at the Louie Awards! Our Lark design by Jessica Tierney was chosen as the winner of the “modern printed standard wedding invitation suite” category, while the Adele mailers we sent out for our store’s grand opening events were honored in the “general invitations above $4″category. Many thanks to the Greeting Card Association for honoring our designs! 

Bella Figura took home two Louies at the 2016 Louie Awards

We’ll be back soon with a recap on the holographic foil stamped invitations and coasters we printed for the 2016 Paper Party with Oh So Beautiful Paper

Bella Figura at the Big Fake Wedding NYC – featured on Ruffled!

Earlier this spring we had a blast meeting with New York brides at the Big Fake Wedding! The Big Fake Wedding is a bridal show alternative complete with an emotional vow renewal ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception. “Wedding guests” are brides- and grooms-to-be who get to truly experience the wedding vendors in action – fun, right?! We customized our Art Paint design by Mariel Mirra for the occasion, and created a colorful, digitally printed suite with gold foil stamped accents to coordinate with the vibrant color palette used for the entire event. Here’s a peek – be sure to visit Ruffled and Black Sheep Bride to see more images from the event!  

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PHOTOGRAPHY: 13 ONE PHOTOGRAPHY, AUTHENTIC PHOTO, OLLI STUDIO (shown) | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, CEREMONY BACKDROP, TABLE 1: YOU’RE THE BOSS! WEDDINGS + EVENTS | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, PERSONAL FLOWERS, TABLES 4, 6, 8: WYLD | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, REGISTRATION TABLE, TABLES 3, 7, 11: CAMPBELL EVENTS | FLORAL + EVENT DESIGN, SWEETHEART TABLE, TABLES 5, 9: LVR EVENTS | DAY-OF COORDINATION, TABLE 2 + 10: DEE WEDDINGS | VENUE: SUNSET TERRACE AT CHELSEA PIERS | WEDDING DRESS: PAISLEY BRIDAL | BRIDAL ACCESSORIES: UNTAMED BRIDAL | JEWELRY: COSH NYC | HAIR: PINNED & PROPER | MAKEUP: BEST FACE FORWARD MAKEUP STUDIO | BRIDESMAIDS + GROOMSMEN ACCESSORIES: SYMRIK | MENSWEAR: THE GROOMSMAN SUIT | CATERING: NEUMAN’S KITCHEN | DESSERT BAR: SWEET PISTACHIO PATISSERIE | CAKE SHOOTERS: GOT CAKE! CAKE BAR | DOUGHNUTS: KEYHOLE DOUGHNUTS | DJ + EMCEE: SCRATCH WEDDINGS | BAND: SILVER ARROW BAND | CIRQUE PERFORMANCE: CIRQUE CENTRAL | CUSTOM LOVE SONGS: MELODYWED | RENTALS: PARTY RENTAL LTD. | LIGHTING: UNIVERSAL LIGHT AND SOUND | WEDDING FLATS: TALARIA FLATS | GIFTS + FAVORS: JEFAIS CLUB WEDDING FAVORS | HELICOPTER: WINGS AIR HELICOPTERS | HOTEL: THE WASHINGTON JEFFERSON HOTEL | REGISTRY: HEARTFUL.LY | SPA: SHIMMER MED SPA | INVITATIONS + PROGRAMS: BELLA FIGURA | PAPER ACCENTS: PINEAPPLE STREET DESIGNS | PHOTO BOOTH: PHOTOBOOTH CREATIVE | VIDEOGRAPHY: YAMEAN STUDIOS FILMS | NATIONAL SPARKLING WINE SPONSOR: FERRARI SPARKLING WINE | SPONSORING PARTNER: WEDDINGWIRE

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