Viviane and Brian worked with Sweet Paper to create these modern gold foil invitations. The monogram carrying the initials of the bride and groom set the tone of the suite. To add a touch of shimmer, they opted for a rehearsal dinner invitation on our metallic buff paper. They carried this same paper onto the envelope liner as well. This also features the monogram from the invitation in gold foil to keep the overall design consistent.
We are so excited to share this glimpse into the creative world of Bespoke Designs! They call home Westport, Connecticut. There, they dream-up luxurious invitations designs and pour passion into everything they touch. A second studio is coming soon so be sure to find out where below – it could be near you! Visit the Westport location to experience all their creativity in person and be eligible for a trunk-show promotion (buy 75 or more invitations and get 25 free) through February 24th! We will let Shari from Bespoke Designs take it from here:
Q: Tell us a little bit about yourself and how your studio came to be? What was your inspiration?
A: Sometimes ideas come from passion, others come from a need. My idea for Bespoke came from both. Four years ago, I went looking for a company to help me design my wedding invitations. Seriously disappointed in not being able to find an amazing design studio locally, I just decided to open one myself.
Q: How would you describe your space to somebody that has never visited before? We want to hear all the details!
A: We have an upstairs location in a charming little retail area in coastal Connecticut. The skylights and lots of windows make it always feel airy and bright. We are constantly installing our latest work, together with the work of local artists and objects that inspire us: shells, always fresh flowers, flea market finds, design books. It’s my happiest of happy places, a little haven; I even love it when it’s dark and quiet.
Q: What are some of the most rewarding aspects of your job? What do you find the most challenging?
A: Without a doubt, the most rewarding part is the couples that we meet and the stories that we are a part of sharing. The most challenging: Instagram visions that are disconnected from the reality of budgets.
Q: What are your hopes for the future of your shop?
A: Our future is really beginning to happen now: we are working with couples not just in our tri-state area, but now nationally and internationally. I am in Manhattan every Wednesday to meet with couples from all over the world. And, of course, technology enables us to meet with people virtually everywhere. Additionally, we are opening a second studio in Charlotte, North Carolina. Stay tuned for details!
Q: What do you think your clients enjoy most about working with Bespoke Designs?
A: Unbridled creativity coupled with impeccable delivery.
Kimberly and Kenneth worked with our Bella Figura Brooklyn store to create these textured letterpress wedding invitations. Inspired by Triton, they made the design their own by using black ink rather than foil for the type. This kept the color palette easy to read. The blind deboss pattern in the background added a wave-like texture to the design. The details card followed suit with a deboss textured added to the top. They opted for a solid envelope liner to keep the design clean.
Letterpress: Black | Blind Deboss | Fonts: Adora Bouton + Scala | Design: Triton | Paper: Bella Smooth Cotton 2-ply | Size: F8 | Customization: 50894 | Bella Figura – Brooklyn
Disenos Personalizados helped us bring these colorful Bar Mitzvah invitations to life for Rafael. The majority of the invitation printed digitally contained Bronze Shine accents to make the design pop. On the reverse, they added a matching back pocket to contain all the insert cards. They opted for insert cards printed in Black digital ink using corresponding fonts to make sure everything looked cohesive. Finally, a custom foil envelope liner pattern added even more colorful interest to this suite.
Foil: Bronze Shine | Digital: CMYK Process | Design: Customer Supplied | Paper: Smooth Cotton 2-ply | Size: F8 | Customization: 48022 | Disenos Personalizados
Nicole and Brandon worked with Dorothy Gold Smith Printing & Party Service to create these Faunus inspired foil wedding invitations. They opted for Gold Shine as the accent color with black letterpress as a neutral secondary color. The suite contains a reply card and rehearsal dinner card also printed in black letterpress. Finally, the envelope liner contains a matching pattern in Gold Matte foil to tie everything together.
Letterpress: Black | Foil: Gold Shine | Fonts: Bodega + Serlio | Design: Faunus V.2 | Paper: Bella Cotton 2-ply | Size: F8 | Customization: 50246 | Dorothy Gold Smith Printing & Party Service
It’s not every day a little one turns one, let alone two little ones! Our Bella Figura – Manhattan store helped create these letterpress birthday invitations for Valentino and Siena. Inspired by our Lani design, we used the blind debossed palm pattern as well as on the envelope liner. Animal motifs in Cobblestone added a playful element to the set. Additionally, little Gold Matte party-hats added a pop of shine to this sweet motif. A matching envelope coordinated with the Cobblestone letterpress printed on the invitation. Finally, the envelope liner printed in Sea-Mist brightened up the overall color palette.
Letterpress: Cobblestone + Blind Deboss | Foil: Gold Matte | Fonts: Garamond & Madina | Design: Lani | Paper: Smooth Cotton 1-ply | Size: A6 | Customization: 51008 | Bella Figura – Manhattan
We’re so happy to share that Bella Figura has joined the West Street Collective of wedding vendors at 67 West Street on the Greenpoint waterfront. We chat with consultant Joanna Bak below about our new location and all that is has to offer! Do book an appointment in advance so that we can best prepare for your visit. We’ll let Joanna take it away from here!
Q: What makes the Greenpoint studio space unique from the other Bella Figura locations?
A: North Brooklyn has a lively energy and more industrial aesthetic, and we’re excited to work with couples in our sunny Greenpoint location. We are fortunate to be a part of the West Street Wedding Collective, which is a group of independent wedding vendors. We share a beautiful bridal salon with our friends at Oak & Honey catering, Bluespark photography, Framed Florals, Loulette, Boho Bridal, Taryn Winters, and Pre-dame Beauty.
Q: Tell us more about the other wedding vendors in that space!
A: It’s a great one-stop-shop for couples planning their wedding. Also, we’re in the same building as the Greenpoint Loft wedding venue! Coming to our space is a great opportunity for clients to see not only our Bella Figura collection but also what other vendors in the collective have to offer. There are also fun perks for clients who book with multiple West Street Wedding Collective vendors. Prior to opening our Greenpoint location, we had a lot of clients traveling from North Brooklyn to our Park Slope and Upper East Side locations. We’re excited to meet them where they are.
Q: What does your day typically looks like at Greenpoint?
A: Every day is different, but most days there’s a lively atmosphere here with bridal fittings and make-up trials happening at the studio nearby. It’s fun to share in the excitement—weddings vibes are good vibes! At our Greenpoint location we’re open Friday-Sunday, and we mostly see clients by appointment. Since our space is tiny but mighty, we want to make sure everyone who comes through our doors gets the attention they deserve! In our consultations we walk our clients through the design process, answer any questions, and help them hone in on their design direction. Our clients are unique and it’s always fun to see what they are drawn to.
We’ve been in touch with local venues, and we’re working on creating illustrations of north Brooklyn’s most popular venues, along with invitation suites—so stay tuned for those!
Q: What are your hopes for the newest Bella Figura location?
A: We’re looking forward to being a part of the Greenpoint community and getting to know our neighbors more. While the salon has a wedding focus, we are of course still happy to help with birthday, holiday, and other custom printing projects.
Melody and Paul worked with our Upper-East side Bella Figura store to create their hunter letterpress day-of stationery. The folded program and menu both use a small botanical element to keep design consistency. Rather than adding multiple colors to the design, they kept it simple and clean in a subtle, green shade. They used a serif font throughout the day-of stationery without any script font accents to further that clean overall cohesiveness.
Letterpress: Hunter | Design: Custom Library | Paper: Smooth Cotton 1-ply | Size: A6 program + No. 10 menu | Customization: 44710 | Bella Figura – NYC
We helped Big City Bride create these Olive letterpress wedding invitations for Emily and Robert. They used our Terrace design as a jumping-off point for their personal set. Instead of using foil, they opted for Olive letterpress ink for the majority of the suite. This gave the set an overall earthy aesthetic. It includes a matching reply card, accommodation card as well as a welcome reception card. To keep with the more rustic feel, they used Jute envelopes to compliment the rest of the suite. The envelopes lined with a vintage print of Chicago added a final touch of personalization printed in Olive to match.
Letterpress: Olive | Fonts: Sevigne | Design: Terrace | Paper: Smooth Cotton | Size: F8 | Bella Smooth | Customization: 50577 | Big City Bride
Marissa and Franklin worked with our Bella Figura Brooklyn store to create their blind debossed wedding invitations. Inspired by Link, large symbols added an overall texture without any ink to the design. They chose Brandon as a complementary font to keep the type modern and clean. The reply card coordinates with the invitation also using black and blind deboss elements. The Currant outer envelope adds a pop of color to this otherwise neutral color palette. A copper metallic envelope liner added a touch of shimmer to complete the suite.
Letterpress: Black + Blind Deboss | Fonts: Baskerville + Brandon | Design: Link | Paper: Smooth Cotton 2-ply | Size: F8 | Bella Smooth Cotton | Customization: 50812 | Bella Figura – Brooklyn
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