You really cannot get anymore romantic than this String Calligraphy letterpress wedding invitation customization submitted to us by Social Graces in Nashville, Tennessee. The whimsical style of Harrison hand calligraphy, by Patricia Mumau, looks weightless in pale gray and shell inks. It’s airy, sweet, and oh so lovely! The Bella Figura team fell in love with this design’s soft simplicity – so we just had to have it place second in our design contest.
Erin, from Social Graces, surprised us with STUNNING photos from this wedding (thank you, thank you) and we were all blown away! The invitation fit this bride’s vision perfectly! From the detailed lace dress to the luscious, monochromatic flowers, this wedding looked like a dream!
Alisha, the beautiful bride, fills us in on her and her husband’s perfect wedding day and how they chose the String Calligraphy Design:
“Picking out my wedding invitations and paper goods was one of my favorite parts of the wedding planning process! I’ve always been a sucker for art, crafts, and design, so choosing the perfect invitations for my wedding was a very fun experience. The look I had in mind for our wedding was something whimsical, rustic, organic and vintage. While searching for the perfect invitation to reflect our farm wedding, I fell in love with Bella Figura’s String Calligraphy and couldn’t settle for anything else! The invitation that I chose struck me because of simplicity, uniqueness, and whimsical feel. I loved the softness and romantic touch that the pale gray and shell color inks gave off. The colors reflected our wedding color scheme perfectly – a soft palette of pale pinks and grays.
We letterpress addicts adore the simple, charming feel of the Ribbon Heart (by Kelle Anne McCarter) wedding invitations submitted to us by our friends at Judy Paulen Designs in New York, NY.
The ribbon symbolizes a bond connected and claimed, and the heart expresses feelings that are not only precious, but solid and everlasting.
The carefree feel of rustic crosshatch envelope lining in azalea ink coordinates perfectly with the invitation.
Their marriage will be a meaningful celebration of love! Congrats to Judy Paulen Designs!
inks: azalea + charcoal | font: streamline | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: f-8 | liner: rustic crosshatch pattern in azalea ink |
This design won an honorable mention in our Bella Figura design competition for the first half of 2011. This twice-a-year competition recognizes outstanding and inspired design submitted by our beloved dealers.
Inspired by our April Design of the Month – Cecilia by Jamie Lea Bertsch – this pretty color palette is perfect for a rustic chic wedding with homespun touches. Think family heirlooms, vintage lace and shades of mango, cream, French vanilla, taupe and antique gold – Cecilia by Jamie Lea Bertsch – this pretty color palette is perfect for a rustic chic wedding with homespun touches. Think family heirlooms, vintage lace and shades of mango, cream, French vanilla, taupe and antique gold.
(Photo credits: Bella Figura, Jose Villa via Style Me Pretty, That Is All + Mignonne.)
As fall moves into Upstate New York, we find ourselves in love with these letterpress wedding invitations, a customization of our Exuberance design bursting with fall colors on our ivory paper. The letterpress invitations and reception cards were printed in pumpkin and antique gold inks, while the directions cards, reply cards and thank you cards were each printed in 1-color letterpress – the directions cards were printed in marigold, the reply cards in antique gold, and the thank you cards in pumpkin. We love how this customization incorporates so many great coordinating colors resulting in a suite with warm, rustic charm that’s just perfect for this couple’s upcoming fall ranch wedding.
A while back we featured Megan and Liam’s beautiful Floweret letterpress wedding invitations and today we’re thrilled to share their gorgeous wedding with you! A visit to Linganore Winecellars early in their planning process inspired their celebration with a picturesque farm setting and rolling hills reminiscent of Megan’s hometown. Their ceremony took place on a hill overlooking the vineyard with expansive country views in all directions. With a great outdoor space for their cocktail hour, they envisioned friends sipping wine and playing croquet and bocce ball throughout the cocktail hour. That focus on friends and loved ones set the tone for their event.
Megan shares, “My mom collected items from antique stores and flea markets for the year we were planning the wedding. She found beautiful framed mirrors and turned them into chalkboards that we used to welcome guests to the wedding and tell them about the menu and the favors (Old Bay!) We found our ceremony arch in Lucketts, VA and painted it an ivory color (after accidentally painting it the wrong color twice!) Some other DIY projects that we completed were a fabric banner, table numbers, and candles. The candles were made using lace from my mom’s wedding dress. Of course, our Bella Figura letterpress invitations and ceremony programs were also a highlight. We added lots of customization, with more flowers added surrounding the wording and special touches like the navy envelope liners. We tied the ceremony programs with a blue ribbon and they looked great in a yellow basket!“
This letterpress wedding invitation is one of our new designs for 2010, Adirondack, customized for this couple using a horizontal orientation and printed in clover and peacock inks. We love the way it makes this already beautiful design really unique to this couple’s wedding.
The letterpress accommodations card insert and reply card used motifs from our Nautilus design printed in peacock and cream inks, which, when paired with the Adirondack letterpress invitations, is a tribute to the unique woodsy seaside venue where this couple will be celebrating their wedding. This kind of personal customization really allows the couple’s wedding to come to life for guests long before the day arrives and is a perfect way to kick off the festivities.