Our designer Andrea Streeter reimagined her Wright design as a southwest inspired invitation. Coral letterpress typography, as well as a blush backdrop, kept a tonal color palette. Geometric shapes carried from the original Wright design also added to the retro feel. The horizontal orientation allowed for room for the designer to play with the line elements. Finally, a cactus motif used within the monogram gave the design that southwestern flair, perfect for any modern Nevada affair.
Letterpress ink: Coral | Digital ink: Blush | Fonts: Tempo + Brownstone | Paper: Bella Smooth White | Invite size: F-8 | Digital liner: Cortes pattern in jade | Original design by Andrea Streeter | Customization by Andrea Streeter
Madeline and Edwin came to us for bilingual wedding invitations for their Mexico destination wedding. The playful and carefree vibe of our Surfside design complimented their seaside venue The Fairmont Mayakoba (known as the Venice of the Caribbean!). They printed two sets of their invitations – one in English and one in Spanish – and included reply sets and accommodations cards with both.
letterpress inks: coral + pewter | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | fonts: surfside + bergamot | envelopes: bella cotton white | customization #27358
Lisa and Sue hosted a fun filled wedding weekend for their close family and friends at Glenmere Mansion, an intimate venue in New York’s Hudson Valley. They chose our Colette calligraphy wedding invitations and customized the design by switching to a vertical layout. A detailed itinerary was included along with a “what to pack” list that utilized icons from our extensive motif library. A vintage Manhattan map lined the envelopes in an ode to the nearby city.
letterpress inks: espresso + coral | font: moravia | paper: bella cotton ivory 1-ply + 2-ply | hand calligraphy: maura style | edge painting: coral | envelope: bella cotton ivory | envelope liner: vintage manhattan pattern in espresso + french vanilla | Papel New York | customization #23654
This colorful customization of our Nautilus design stylishly sets the tone for Carolyn and Nicholas’ Caribbean destination wedding. A beachy color palette of coral and cobalt letterpress inks and tawny matte foil was used on the invitations and accessory cards that included a weekend itinerary and packing suggestions for guests. Our tavish patterned envelope liner was the finishing touch on these beach wedding invitations.
letterpress inks: coral + cobalt | letterpress ink: tawny matte | fonts: moravia + supplied | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | edge painting: coral | envelope liner: tavish pattern in coral | Papel New York | customization #26217
Our Ursula design (by Aimee O’Boyle) features a combination of letterpress and foil stamping printing. We love the subtle font changes and choice of our jute envelopes to make this perfect for a garden wedding celebration.
letterpress ink: coral | foil: gold matte | fonts: jubilant + tropez | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: f-8 | liner: diego pattern in coral | customization #: 17065 |
The Gilford invitation goes dashingly with this wedding held lakeside at a large white estate house. The motif alludes to the elegance of the event with the type modern and young.
Gilford customization = inks: desert + coral | fonts: streamline + keeva | paper: white | invite size: sq 7 | liner: sullivan pattern in prussian blue ink | original design by Beth Barr | customized by in-house designer Brenda Fox |
embellishment suggestions: foil stamp motif in tawny matte
(Photo Credits: Simply Jessie Photography)
Lovely lace and a bit of fun, bold colors make our Ursula design an easy pick for your upcoming “I do’s”!
urusla customization = inks: coral + charcoal | font: jubilant | calligraphy: maura hand calligraphy | paper: white | invite size: F8 | liner: diego in jade | original design by Aimee O’Boyle | customized by in-house designer Racheal Bumbolo |
embellishment suggestions: edge paint in jade
(Photo Credits: ruth eileen photography)
We have some amazing in-house designers here at Bella Figura who know all about this year’s hottest wedding trends! We asked a few of our designers to share their favorite trends for 2012 weddings and beyond, and they dished on everything from dresses to wedding colors – take a look at the trends our designers are loving!
Sarah Walroth: Couples are making their invitations unique to them, and incorporating special accents that make their invitations pop! Bold color combinations – like geranium + mediterranean or hot pink + silver shine foil; geometric patterns – chevron, stripes, etc.; oversized text, and foil – are all popular options that couples are using to make their design stand out. I also love the hand made details we’ve been seeing in weddings lately. Customized soda bottle labels, chalkboard menus & seating guides, and cards directing guests to different stations that match the rest of the paper goods in the wedding are great personal touches that really make the wedding unique to the couple. I’m happy to see more and more tea-length and knee-length bridesmaids’ dresses, too – they have a fun feel and are definitely practical for summer weddings. And for shoes, I’m thrilled that sparkly platform pumps are in style because they make perfect wedding shoes!
Clockwise from top right: Shoes | Chair | Escort Cards | Soda Bottles
Lindsy Aragona: Coral colors are going to continue to be huge this year and beyond – corals work so well with both warm or cool neutrals like sand or pewter. And the multiple shades of coral, pales to brights, can fit any wedding theme – formal to destination! I love vintage, quirky and rustic looks – and outdoor weddings with personal touches are my favorite. Pale colors, rustic accents, nature and romance are my inspiration!
Clockwise from top right: Happy couple | Bouquet | Groomsmen | Centerpieces
Racheal Decker: I’m predicting that personalized elements will continue to be huge! (monograms, customized & creative wording, pocketfolds, and more). Eye catching colors – from soft and subtle blushes to nautical blues, to anything bold and saturated (hello neons!!) are also popular for weddings right now and will continue to be well through next year. Couples are also choosing themes — everything from fairytales to dreamy destinations and everything in between. Themes are everywhere, and like it or not you probably have one! I’m also loving the rustic weddings we’ve been seeing lately — sweet earth tones with handmade accents simply “woo” your guests with the natural romance of your event.
Clockwise from top right: Signs | Suitcase | Flowers | Venue
Brenda Fox: I think we will continue to see lots of bold oranges & reds coming into play paired with muted, earthy tones. Lots of stripes and more thin, light typefaces. My favorite wedding trend right now is roof top weddings for sure! I imagine a warm summer night with unique, white lights in a chic city space or garden. I think it helps make for an intimate setting with your closest friends and family on your special day. I also really love a really rustic venue, which makes the bride look all the more beautiful (like the movie the Proposal with Sandra Bullock, when she got married in the old wooden church in Alaska!).
Clockwise from right: City scene | Sparkler exit | Outdoor reception