Our friends at Written and Wrapped helped Hannah and her family customize our Harvest design for her spring Bat Mitzvah celebration. Their sweet and ladylike take on the design feels young and fresh and very different from the rustic elegance of the original. They played up their pastel palette of gray and pink throughout the suite, from the polka dot envelope liner to the subtle hint of pink edging the invitation.
letterpress inks: pewter + cherry blossom | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply | edge painting: cherry blossom | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: sweet polka pattern in pewter + cherry blossom | customization #41833
The new issue of Bridal Guide magazine is on stands today, and our Harvest design by Chelsea Petaja is inside! “The Write Stuff” feature in the January / February 2016 issue is filled with creative ideas featuring hand calligraphy, including a custom take on our Harvest design. The customization features Paisley hand calligraphy accents by Debi Zeinert, and was letterpress printed in raspberry ink on our white cotton paper. Many thanks to Bridal Guide for including us in the latest issue!
When we say you can customize our designs we mean it – anything goes. Take this customization of our Harvest letterpress wedding invitations, for example. For their recent winter wedding in Virginia, Nora and Nathan made the rustic wreath more of an accent than the focal point of the design. They used a combination of gold matte foil and hunter letterpress ink and used a blind debossed wood grain pattern to add texture. Hand calligraphy by Nicole Black was the finishing touch, bringing an organic feel to this elegantly rustic design.
If you love Nicole’s hand calligraphy as much as we do, you’re in luck – she’s offering Bella Figura couples a special offer: book your envelope addressing with Nicole between now and February 28, and get $25 off your order of $100 or more!
letterpress inks: hunter + blind deboss | foil stamping: gold matte | font: sans capitals | paper: bella cotton 1-ply + 2-ply white | hand calligraphy: mitty caps style | envelope: bella cotton white | metallic liner: white gold | customization #24850
bride | harvest letterpress wedding invitation | bouquet
This whimsical customization of the Harvest design still keeps it’s rustic charm but with a more playful and sweet look. It’s the perfect invitation for a fall celebration set in a barn in the middle of open acres surrounded by nature’s beauty. Harvest – and all of designer Chelsea Petaja’s inspired designs – is on sale through the end of July!
harvest customization | letterpress inks: antique gold + olive | font: sans capitals | paper: white | invite size: S-8 | liner: natural woodgrain pattern in antique gold | hand calligraphy accents: paisley style | original design by Chelsea Petaja | customization by in-house designer Jessica Tierney
venue | bride | desserts
For a Harvest inspired celebration, Chelsea Petaja envisions glamorous gowns, romantic candlelight and gilded decor – all perfectly fitting for this elegant gold foil stamped wedding invitation. Save on this design and more by Chelsea through the month of July – she’s our July designer of the month!
Our Designer of the Month for July is Chelsea Petaja! Chelsea joined the Bella Figura family this year and has 5 new designs for 2014 – and they’re all on sale this month! Chelsea’s style is modern yet sweet and has a hand-crafted look. Several of her new designs are on the rustic side and would be perfect for a fall wedding! Chelsea gave us a little peek into her home – where she lives and works with her husband Tec Petaja.
Living, working, loving and entertaining out of one place ain’t no joke. My husband and I recently moved into the same studio space (a reclaimed garage in our backyard) which makes our living quarters just a little tighter… and a little more revealing about our individual working habits. (Like my humming and Tec’s lack of an internal monologue. Ha!) But when setting up our space, I ran across this quote by William Morris that helps me to be honest in my design aesthetic: “If you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it: Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.” For me, white and bright with pops of color and pattern are beautiful. My computer is useful. My drafting table and desk are both. I’m surrounded by artwork and photographs and sketches that are meaningful, but when they become mundane, I switch them up so that this is a space of creativity and inspiration–a space where imagination can wander and emails can be sent.
Take a look at some of Chelsea’s designs below – her entire collection (including invitations, save the dates, social notes, and more!) is on sale for 10% off during the month of July (and you can save an additional 10% if you order 6 printed pieces or more!). Have questions about this promotion? Please, be in touch!
The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Chelsea Petaja and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on July 31, 2014 in order to receive this offer.