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neutral and elegant beach wedding invitations in pearl foil

The Sanderling Club on the west coast of Florida was the backdrop for Lacey and Michael’s May wedding. The couple customized our Breakers design with a formal layout, using the coral motif as a more subtle accent. They added Sarah Hanna‘s hand calligraphy to highlight important text and to add a touch of elegance to their beach wedding invitations. Many thanks to our friends at Write On Sarasota!

neutral and elegant beach wedding invitations in pearl foil | Bella Figura neutral and elegant beach wedding invitations in pearl foil | Bella Figura neutral and elegant beach wedding invitations in pearl foil | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: desert | foil stamping: pearl shine | font: pike | hand calligraphy: napa style | paper: bella smooth cotton white 1-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | envelope liner: havana pattern in sea mist | Write On Sarasota | customization #31975

black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs

MacKenzie and Kentavious worked with our friends at Jenny’s Paper, Ink to create these black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs for their recent Atlanta wedding. They opted to diecut the menu in a circular shape for a truly personalized and elegant presentation.

black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs | Bella Figura black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs | Bella Figura black and gold foil stamped menus and ceremony programs | Bella Figura

foil stamping: gold matte | fonts: submitted | paper: submitted | Jenny’s Paper, Ink | customization #34191

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LA Studio Tour with Marissa Allie Designs

Today we’re sharing a studio tour of the new Marissa Allie Designs studio in West Hollywood, California. Marissa runs a bi-coastal company out of her new studio, and when she’s not in LA she’s back in New York City. We’ll let Marissa take it from here!  

Marissa Allie Designs - Studio TourMarissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

Expanding Marissa Allie Designs to a bi-coastal company with roots in LA has been so exciting! Born and raised in New York, I never thought California was in the cards until last year when my family was given this amazing opportunity. So, we packed up and made the move. Although taking this leap has been a little overwhelming and scary at times, we decided to make the most of every experience and it has paid off. The past year has opened the door to more opportunities to meet creatives in the wedding space and has opened my eye, allowing me to appreciate and apply even more design styles. It has been truly interesting to observe the different wedding styles clients have from East Coast to West Coast — how their aesthetics vary and how their environments play a role in this. Having this dual perspective has helped me grow as both a designer and an art director.

Bella Figura wedding albums at the Marissa Allie Designs - Studio TourBella Figura wedding albums at the Marissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

Another exciting part about moving is decorating a new studio space! I really wanted to create an environment that spoke to effortless California lifestyle and natural beauty.  I love decorating and finding unique pieces to work with our new studio vibe, and it’s all about the vibes here in LA.  We kept it clean, bright and airy. Think-white wash walls, tons of floor to ceiling windows that spread the Cali sunshine throughout the day, oversized greenery and cool accent pieces from some of our faves.  Our new artwork from These Fine Walls says it all-a large Palm Springs, blue wash, Marilyn Monroe-esque photograph that lives in the entryway.  We’ve also taken advantage of the incredible vintage finds LA has to offer with unique new accent pieces from Sunbeam Vintage, an insanely amazing vintage furniture shop in Highland Park, CA. 

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One of my favorite features of the new studio is the outdoor rooftop space (sorry, East Coasters I have to brag a little).  This is not only ideal for outdoor lunch breaks but will also serve as an intimate space to host Marissa Allie Designs events, which we plan to do in the near future. Look out for trunk show info!

Marissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

While the space is important we really believe it’s what you fill it with that makes it special and for us, this includes one of the most important Marissa Allie Designs fixtures…Hudson Hoosier, our lovable Goldendoodle studio mascot.  Similar to our New York days, those days spent designing Hudson is right beside my computer. He is also the official greeter when clients come by, offering no shortage of love and kisses.  I am pretty sure most of my clients end up getting a Goldendoodle puppy after their wedding because Hudson wins them over!

Marissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

Fave new LA spots:

  1. Bar Method West Hollywood
  2. Alfred Coffee & Tea
  3. Melrose Place Farmers Market
  4. Jon & Vinny’s Italian Food
  5. Coldwater Canyon Hiking Trail
  6. Venice Beach shopping on Abbot Kinney

Marissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

Marissa Allie Designs still works and meets with clients on the East Coast, but when we are out of town we sure do miss these NYC staples:

  1. Paper Presentation
  2. ALL NY Italian food
  3. Speedy food delivery
  4. The MoMa NYC
  5. Walking everywhere, especially downtown
  6. And of course, our family and friends we grew up with!

Marissa Allie Designs - Studio Tour

Many thanks to Marissa for giving us a look inside the new space! 

Photographs by Esther Lee Photography

hand calligraphed gray and gold wedding invitations

Our friends at Invitations Etc. worked with Allison and Jeffrey to customize our Annalise design for their Washington, D.C. wedding. Sarah Hanna‘s Nautilus style hand calligraphy is elegantly modern in gold matte foil and charcoal letterpress while the metallic gold leaf envelope liner adds another pop of gold. They further customized their gray and gold wedding invitations by adding our Lincoln style diecut shape and a submitted crest that was personalized with a custom duogram in the same calligraphy style.

hand calligraphed gray and gold wedding invitations | Bella Figura hand calligraphed gray and gold wedding invitations | Bella Figura hand calligraphed gray and gold wedding invitations | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: charcoal | foil stamping: gold matte | hand calligraphy: nautilus style | paper: bella cotton ivory 2-ply | envelope: bella cotton ivory pointed flap | liner: metallic gold leaf | Invitations Etc. | customization #30911

race car themed letterpress birthday party invitations

We had the pleasure of working with our friend Kara at Magnificent Milestones on the letterpress birthday party invitations for her son Garrett’s birthday celebration. Kara submitted the race car artwork and we incorporated it into our Fanfare design. A brightly colored envelope liner featuring the Fanfare flag motif and digital guest addressing in a coordinating font and color tied everything together for a fun and festive way to celebrate Garrett’s third birthday.

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Designer Andrea Streeter is August’s Designer of the Month – be sure and check out her other designs and save 10% through August 31st!

letterpress inks: prussian blue + papaya | fonts: pike + irene + carly | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | edge painting: papaya | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: custom fanfare pattern in yolk + prussian blue | Magnificent Milestones | customization #32093

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Adele wedding invitations featured on Rocky Mountain Bride

Our Adele invitations were recently spotted on Rocky Mountain Bride! Wedding planner Isabelle Kline selected romantic design elements with Spanish flair for this inspiration shoot at Rancho Ricardo Villa and Gardens. The rich red florals on the invitations were mimicked on the tall centerpieces, which were overflowing with lush greenery. Metallic accents were also sprinkled throughout, adding a glamorous touch to the rustic, Spanish-style villa. Head over to Rocky Mountain Bride to see more photos from the shoot! 

Spanish style wedding inspiration shoot at Rancho Ricardo Villa & GardensRose gold Adele wedding invitations by Ellie Snow for Bella FiguraRancho Ricardo Villa Gardens inspiration shootRancho Ricardo Villa Gardens inspiration shoot Rose gold Adele wedding invitations by Ellie Snow for Bella FiguraRancho Ricardo Villa Gardens inspiration shootRancho Ricardo Villa Gardens inspiration shootRancho Ricardo Villa Gardens inspiration shoot

Bridal Dress and Tux: Dora Grace // Cake: Sweet B’s Bakery // Florals: Nature’s Grace Design // Hair & Makeup: Carly Ackerman // Invitations: Bella Figura // Menu Calligraphy: Ink & Root // Photography: Danielle DeFiore // Styling and Planning: Isabelle Kline // Venue: Rancho Ricardo Gardens

Rustic floral wedding invitation inspiration

Our Tristan design from Andrea Streeter inspired this rustic floral wedding invitation inspiration. Romantic jewel tones highlight the vintage botanical motif while the square shape adds a less formal, more provincial feel.

Rustic floral wedding invitation inspiration from Bella Figura

Designer Andrea Streeter is August’s Designer of the Month – be sure and check out her other designs and save 10% through August 31st!

tristan customization | letterpress ink: prussian blue | digital inks: coral + camel | fonts: marine + conqueror | invite size: sq-7 | liner: diego pattern in coral + prussian blue | original design + customization by Andrea Streeter

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pink + blue watercolor wedding invitations

Laura and Robert worked with our friends at Sincerely Yours to customize our Astoria design for their Washington, D.C. wedding. We digitally printed the floral watercolor pattern on the invitations in pale pink and used navy on the text and additional cards. Nicole Black‘s brushstroke hand calligraphy was a whimsical addition and was used to highlight important text like their names, date and time and heading text on the additional cards. The Astoria design was repeated in navy ink on the envelope liners, adding yet another colorful touch to these watercolor wedding invitations.

pink + blue watercolor wedding invitations | Bella Figura pink + blue watercolor wedding invitations | Bella Figura pink + blue watercolor wedding invitations | Bella Figura

digital inks: cmyk + navy | font: frost | hand calligraphy: samantha style | paper: bella smooth cotton ivory 1-ply | envelope: bella cotton ivory | liner: astoria pattern in navy | Sincerely Yours | customization #32128

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Andrea Streeter is the August Designer of the Month

We’re excited to announce our in-house designer Andrea Streeter as our August Designer of the Month. Andrea’s designs feature unique motifs and strong typography – her gorgeous new Tristan invitation is one of our best-selling designs from our 2016 collection, and it’s easy to see why! During the month of August, you’ll save 10% on any order featuring one of Andrea’s designs. You can save an additional 10% when you combine this offer with our popular ongoing promotion and order any 6 printed pieces or more – whether it’s save the dates, invitations, day of-pieces, or anything else you can dream up. Shop Andrea’s collection today! 

Tristan wedding invitations by Andrea Streeter for Bella FiguraGardenia letterpress wedding invitations by Andrea Streeter for Bella Figura

The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Andrea Streeter 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 August 31, 2016 in order to receive this offer.  

lace inspired gold foil wedding programs and menus

Our friends at Papery & Cakery helped Jenna and Bryan create wedding programs and menus inspired by our Istanbul Lace design for their Key Largo wedding. They chose the popular combination of gold shine foil and charcoal letterpress ink and highlighted their names in Debi Zeinert’s hand calligraphy. In lieu of favors, Jenna and Bryan made a donation to a cherished cause. They took advantage of our free favor card promotion and printed cards for each guest detailing the donation in their honor.

lace inspired gold foil wedding programs and menus  | Bella Figura lace inspired gold foil wedding programs and menus  | Bella Figura lace inspired gold foil wedding programs and menus  | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: charcoal | foil stamping: gold shine | font: jubilant | hand calligraphy: copperplate style | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | Papery & Cakery | customization #32555

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San Francisco Wedding at the Fairmont Hotel

Meaghan and Benjamin infused many personal details – like personalized vows and a hometown venue – into their timeless San Francisco wedding at the Fairmont Hotel. To set the tone for their big day, they customized our Roosevelt design with classic black letterpress ink and gold matte foil stamped accents. The bride’s nickname for her groom – “B” – inspired the petite golden bumblebee motif that was used on many of the design elements throughout the wedding, including the programs and menus that we printed, as well as their cocktail napkins, welcome basket goodies, and even the cake! Style Me Pretty has even more photos from their big day, but here are a few of our favorites – take a look! 

Custom Roosevelt black + gold wedding invitations from Bella FiguraMeaghan & Ben's wedding at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco included letterpress + foil stamped programs from Bella Figura and floral design by CherriesSan Francisco Wedding  La Sposa By Pronovias  wedding gown + Kate Spade shoes Custom Roosevelt black + gold wedding invitations from Bella FiguraMoscow Mules + white boutonnieres   Wedding ceremony at the Fairmont in San Francisco Real Bella Figura wedding at the Fairmont in San FranciscoSan Francisco wedding reception at the FairmontSan Francisco weddingReal Bella Figura wedding at the Fairmont in San Francisco  Real Bella Figura wedding at the Fairmont in San Francisco Cute welcome baskets

Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Event Planning: Kate Siegel Fine Events | Floral Design: Cherries| Wedding Dress: La Sposa By Pronovias | Wedding Dress: Casablanca Couture | Cake: Inticing Creations| Invitations: Bella Figura | Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Dessy Collection | Catering: San Francisco Fairmont | Makeup: Chloe Ray | Hair: David Yepremian | Calligraphy: Barbara Callow | Lighting: Impact Lighting | DJ: Boutique DJs | Groomsmen Attire: Joseph A. Bank | Ceremony Music: An Elegant Touch of Strings | Venue: Fairmont San Francisco | Bride’s Ring: David Clay Jewelers| Flower Girl Dresses: Little Dreamers Tutus | Groom’s Attire + Shoes: Joseph A. Bank | Groom’s Ring:Tiffany | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Place Card Holders: Theoni Collection | Rentals:Designer 8 | Rentals: Standard Party Rentals | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Rentals: Barker Decor Service | Ring Bearer Attire: Men’s Wearhouse | Signage: Paper Tangent  

hand lettered foil and letterpress birth announcements

We were lucky enough to work with Joanna of Smudge Designs on these hand lettered foil and letterpress birth announcements introducing her son Abraham. Based on Joanna’s vision, Patricia Mumau created custom lettering styles and sweet motifs that we then printed in lime-aid letterpress and blue shine foil. Using baby Abe’s crib sheets as inspiration, we designed a custom envelope liner using animal motifs from our library.

hand lettered foil and letterpress birth announcements | Bella Figura hand lettered foil and letterpress birth announcements | Bella Figura hand lettered foil and letterpress birth announcements | Bella Figura

letterpress ink: line-aid | foil stamping: blue shine | hand calligraphy: custom style | paper: bella cotton white 2-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: custom pattern in prussian blue + cerulean + cobalt + navy | Smudge Designs | customization #31366

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