The Little Harbor Club in Michigan was the back-drop as well as the inspiration behind Liz and David’s September wedding. We created personalized letterpress wedding invitations for the couple using David’s venue illustration. The invitation printed in all Hunter letterpress ink paired with insert cards to match kept everything neutral and monochromatic. This tonal color palette allowed the illustration to do all the talking. The couple started their day taking a dip with the photographer in tow and ended with their nearest and dearest by their side! We’ll let Liz and David take it from here to share even more of the little details:
What was your favorite moment from your wedding day?
This is a very difficult question. There were more than one for sure, but when David and I woke up on our wedding day- we took my dad’s boat out and went for a swim. Our photographer came along and shot the whole thing and those photos are some of my favorite of the whole day.
How did you choose your invitation design and ink colors?
We knew we wanted to incorporate a drawing by David on the invitation. I wanted something that looked classic but modern- I actually had a hard time deciding on ink colors but in the end I went with my gut.. which is usually green. Our whole wedding was quite neutral. All the men were in black tuxes (except for David who wore midnight blue). And our flowers were all white and green. My shoes had red roses on them, that was the only pop of color!
What was the inspiration behind your wedding?
As David and I started to plan our wedding, we knew it was going to look a little different than the traditional schedule. What we envisioned was a timeless dinner party affair. We had 62 guests and a short and sweet outdoor ceremony followed by a multi-course served dinner with wine pairings that David and I chose. I was so very blessed to be surrounded by talented loved ones, David drew an illustration for our invitations and my sister turned that illustration into a ceramic tile for all our guests. September 2018 was also the month my parents celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary and they had their rehearsal dinner where our wedding was!
What was your favorite design element?
Probably our table! The whole setup was perfect – 31 people on each side. Taper candles, lots of glassware, custom tiles at each setting. Incredible food and wine, gorgeous florals. I could have sat there all night long.
What surprised you most about your wedding?
How wonderful the whole weekend truly was. I didn’t expect it to go poorly of course, but I think I was surprised at how magical it all felt! I couldn’t believe when Rachel, our wedding coordinator, told us it was time to make our exit. Also Michigan weather can be unpredictable especially in September, we were graced with the most beautiful sunny weekend!
Any advice to future couples planning their own wedding?
Everyone says the same thing, “enjoy it because it goes by so fast!” This is true. I would also say to revel in the magic of watching it unfold before your eyes.
These modern black letterpress wedding invitations featuring a playful script accent set a contemporary tone. The couple worked with our friends at Penny Post who helped shape this Splash customization. Originally, the design featured a vertical layout, but they decided to change it up by using a horizontal canvas. Similarly, the set-up of the reply and details cards mimicked the overall design of the invitation as well. As the final touch, a solid Hunter green envelope liner added a splash of color to this tonal set.
To celebrate Anthi and her new baby, friends mailed these woodland baby shower invitations based on our Sherwood design. A neutral palette of hunter and fawn letterpress inks highlighted the sweet illustrations while a woodgrain envelope liner carried through the forest inspiration.
letterpress inks: hunter + fawn | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: natural woodgrain pattern in fawn | customization #41856
Alana and Jake chose our Sierra design for their recent New England wedding. A warm palette of hunter and copper foil and an elegant floral envelope liner paid homage to the stunning backdrop of the Berkshires. Many thanks to our friends at Samantha Scott Events!
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
Our Under the Tree wedding invitation design served as the inspiration for Louise and Johnny’s elegant meets outdoorsy letterpress rehearsal dinner invitations. Antique gold and hunter letterpress inks were paired with formal fonts and a classic envelope liner to set the tone for their wild game dinner.