Vintage loving brides rejoice: our May designer of the month is Maura Gauthier! Maura’s Bella Figura collection is filled with vintage floral touches and chic rustic style. Save 10% when you order any of Maura’s designs this month for wedding invitations, save the dates, and more. Order 6 printed pieces featuring one of Maura’s designs and you can save 20%! (If you need help figuring out how to get to 6 pieces, check out some of these ideas). Here are a few of Maura’s most popular designs – remember, all of our designs are completely customizable so change the inks, fonts, layout and more to make a design your own!
Folk Floral - new for 2014!
A customization of Folk Floral featuring hand calligraphy accents, a softer color palette, and a horizontal layout.
The ever-popular Lace design is one of our best-sellers!
Branch is simple, rustic and sweet.
Coriander features our popular tawny matte foil and hunter ink.
The rustic Palace Garden design features hand calligraphy accents by Elizabeth Hardin.
The fine print: this offer is exclusive to designs by Maura Gauthier and does not apply towards the purchase of other designs. Orders must be placed by 11:59pm Eastern on May 31, 2014 in order to receive this offer.
There’s no denying it – lavender, lace, and burlap create a romantic rustic backdrop for spring and summer weddings. Hand-spun accessories will add a unique and personal touch to your ceremony and reception, so whether you’re getting married on a farm, in a field, or at a winery, an invitation design like Maura Gauthier‘s Lace invitation will be perfect for your rustic wedding!
(Photo Credit: Style Me Pretty)
Here is another case in which it’s obvious that the right design like our Lace design (by Maura Gaulthier) needs the right color. Annie P. Paperie says “pewter” and we say “absolutely!” This is a design that stands on its own and doesn’t need a whole lot of frills or embellishing to look beautiful.
ink: pewter | fonts: baskerville | calligraphy: maura calligraphy by Kelle McCarter | paper: 1-ply ivory | corner rounding | invite size: F-8 | customization #: 15680 |
Bella Figura’s letterpress wedding invitations have been featured in some fantastic publications lately, and thanks are long overdue for these amazing spotlights! Today we’ve got a round-up of some of the wonderful press we’ve received this spring. First up, a fabulous customization of our String Calligraphy design that was featured in an A-Z stationery guide by Martha Stewart Weddings. The featured piece was a letterpress rehearsal dinner invitation in hot pink ink with a perforated, tear-off reply postcard.
The April issue of Brides magazine featured Bella Figura invitations twice! A customization of our Lace invitations (complete with a custom, Lace patterned envelope liner!) fit in perfectly with a Black Lace trend watch, and our String Calligraphy design was also featured in a fabulous stationery guide.
The gorgeous Volume IV of Southern Weddings magazine included an amazing spread with a theme called “Paper, Cotton, and Flour”, and we were so thrilled to be a part of this fabulous photo shoot! Our Honoured Guest, Loretta Formal, Collection, Bradford, and Anais designs were all letterpress printed in pretty shades of blue for the shoot.
The winter edition of Stationery Trends Magazine showcased several Bella Figura designs as well: Typology, Magnolia, and Serenade were all featured throughout the issue.
We were also thrilled to be a part of the following photo shoots: Erica Ann Photography’s Scandinavian Inspired Bridal Shoot; Starfish Studios + Sugar(ed) Occasions Estancia Culinaria photo shoot (as seen on Style Me Pretty Florida!); a fabulous purple & gold inspiration shoot by Dana Fitzgerald and Katelyn James, as seen on The Wedding Chicks; and Equally Wed’s eco-inspired photo shoot. We’d also love to thank the following blogs for featuring Bella Figura invitations on their fabulous sites over the past few months: Style Me Pretty (times 2!), The Bride’s Guide on Martha Stewart Weddings, Oh So Beautiful Paper, Ruffled, Green Wedding Shoes, Elizabeth Anne Designs, 100 Layer Cake, Papercrave, Junebug Weddings, Brooklyn Bride, Eco-Beautiful Weddings, Invitation Crush, Heart Love Weddings, Love Me Do, One Fab Day, The Confetti Blog, and Chic Vintage Brides.
Using Maura Gaulthier‘s Lace design, this invite set features a gorgeous (and gutsy) combo of Cream, Watermelon, and Gold Matte Foil. Combined with Debi Zeinert’s modern Clermont style calligraphy, this set really rocks our socks. We owe the honor of printing this gorgeous set to our buds over at Paces Papers – thanks guys!
inks: cream + watermelon + gold matte foil | calligraphy: clermont by debi zeinert | paper: 2-ply ivory | invitation size: f8 | liner: classic color watermelon | client coordinator: chris gannon | in-house designer: racheal decker
Our friends at Salutations in Charlotte, North Carolina submitted these springy letterpress wedding invitations and we loved the customization of our Lace design (by Maura Gauthier). The dusty pink and pewter inks enhance this design and the envelope liner pattern gives it a modern edge. We love Debi Zeinert’s Clermont hand calligraphy accents because they are so unique.
inks: pewter + dusty pink | font: baskerville | calligraphy: clermont hand calligraphy, by debi zeinert | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: f8 | liner: the antique geometrics pattern in pewter ink |
Earlier this year, we worked with Alice and Beth from Alice G. Patterson Photography on an amazing project we’re really excited to share. Featured recently on Green Wedding Shoes, this collaboration features some of our most popular letterpress invitation designs alongside some incredible miniatures. Alice and Beth set up these picturesque scenes and we were completely blown away with the end result — take a look!
We were so excited to recently have Brides ask us to create our dream invitation for the upcoming royal wedding. With our Lace letterpress invitations as our inspiration, we wanted to create something girly and a bit dreamy, perfect for a modern day princess celebrating a fairytale wedding. In shades of papaya and persimmon paired with whimsical script, we love this look for a formal yet playful wedding celebration. We envision them enclosed in envelopes with a fabulous liner, gorgeous hand calligraphy and a patchwork of vintage stamps to complete the look. Check out all of the designs on the Brides magazine website and many thanks to our friends at Brides for asking us to contribute!