Our friends over at Union Street Papery helped us to create these Prussian Blue letterpress wedding invitations. Sylvia and William married at The Holly Farm – a venue surrounded by plentiful amounts of gorgeous greenery. Similarly, these botanical nods to their California venue are also on the details card and envelope liner. The rehearsal dinner invitation printed with a flood of Prussian Blue ink tied the color palette together. Finally, a palm tree in Tawny Matte foil added a subtle touch of shine to the top of the invitation.
Letterpress: Prussian Blue | Foil color: Tawny Matte | Design: Custom Library | Fonts: Streamline + Garamond | Paper: 2 ply Bella White | Size: F8 | Digital liner: Fern 2 in CMYK | Customization: 42404 | Union Street Papery
Our friends over at Union Street Papery helped us to create these contemporary letterpress wedding invitations. Greg and See-Ming married this past May at the opulent Otesaga Resort in Cooperstown. Inspired by our Heathcliff design, this design is equally as charming as their wedding venue. Similarly to the original, this design printed in Charcoal letterpress with Copper Shine foil accents kept everything clean. However, they opted for a vertical canvas rather than a horizontal like the original. Finally, a geometric envelope liner pattern in Copper Shine foil added a fun design element to the overall suite.
Letterpress ink colors: Charcoal | Foil color: Copper Shine | Design: Heathcliff | Paper: 2 ply Bella Cotton White | Size: F8 | Foil liner: Diego pattern in Copper Shine | Customization: 42045 | Union Street Papery
We are thrilled to share this real wedding that was recently featured on Grey Likes Weddings! The wedding took place in San Francisco – with a ceremony at The Ferry Building and a reception that followed at The Fairmont. Our classic Deveril invitation design set the tone for this gorgeous affair — black & white details conveyed a timeless look, while small touches (like the bride’s sharp black shoes and the lush greenery used for the centerpieces) added hints of modern elegance.
Lauren worked with Union Street Papery for her Deveril letterpress invitation suite, which we printed in charcoal ink. The charming submitted San Francisco details blended perfectly with Deveril’s classic style and added a lovely, localized touch!
Between the gorgeous jewelry and the stunning centerpieces, this wedding sure isn’t missing any glamor. The photography by Rachelle Derouin is breathtaking!
Photography: Rachelle Derouin Photography | Event Planner: LMM Events | Caterer: Paula LeDuc Catering | Floral Design: Cherries Flowers | Ceremony: St. Ignatius Church | Reception Venue: Ferry Building | Hotel: The Fairmont | Hairstylist: Julie, Le Reve Salon | Dress Designer: Suzanne Hanley, Atelier Des Modistes | Bride’s Shoes: Lanvin | Fur Stole: Vintage | Makeup Artist: Ryan Bustos | Music: All Access | Groom’s Shoes: Ferragamo | Bride’s Earrings: Vintage from Linda Horn | Invitations: Bella Figura | Reception Stationery: William Arthur | Assistant Photographer: Marita Madeloni
While there’s no rule saying you have to stick with the same design for both your save the dates and invites, we definitely love seeing a design carried through for all of the wedding stationery of a couple. Take this set for instance. This couple chose to take our classic Ashwell design, and to jazz it up with a custom wreath design that they used for both the save the dates as well as the invitations. Thanks to Union Street Papery for these orders!
letterpress inks: sherbet + chartreuse | foil ink: copper shine | paper: 1-ply ivory | save the date size: a6 | invite size: f8 | liner: jacquard elegance in sherbet and chartreuse inks | foil edging: copper shine | customization #: 12176 + 13060 |
We can hardly believe that Bella Figura’s first Design Contest came and went so quickly. Congrats again to all of the winners! Now that the contest has ended, we thought you’d like to see the gorgeous contest winner plaques we sent to the stores that had the top ten designs! Our internal designer Lindsy Aragona created a stunning customization of our Maile design. These beauties are letterpressed in an exciting color combination of sherbet and spring green inks on our 2-ply white paper. Corner rounding adds an extra touch, highlighting the natural curves of the leaves in the design. The wonderful Sarah Hanna is responsible for the stunning calligraphy. The photography in this post features our winners (first place Gus & Ruby Letterpress, second place Social Graces, and third place Union Street Papery).
Our friends at Union Street Papery in San Francisco, California submitted this customization of our Paradise (by Maura Gaulthier) letterpress wedding invitations and we swooned. The monogram was submitted by the couple and we were able to incorporate it throughout the suite (read more about custom designs here). Letterpressed in amber and prussian blue inks on our 1-ply white paper this super chic invitation set is perfect for a California wedding.
inks: amber + prussian blue | fonts: jubilant + adele | paper: 1-ply white | invite size: f8 | liner: modern floral pattern in amber ink |
Working with Union Street Papery in San Francisco, California is always AMAZING!!! Stacey and her staff are the best people EVER! They are not only savvy business women, but are genuinely kind people – and they are all HILARIOUS. Love them! When you combine a wonderful dealer with a design like Vendage, from the utterly fabulous Kamal Patel, you are bound to create magic. The Vendage letterpress invitation customization features elegant hues of champagne and charcoal along with Debi Zeinert’s hand calligraphy accents in Spencerian. By eliminating the bird motif from the original design and using a vertical layout, this customization becomes romantic and sophisticated.
The beautiful bride, Emily, shared some words with us regarding her gorgeous suite!
“The design of the invitation was meant to evoke a summer garden party with a hint of modern design elements to make it current. Annadel Estate is a lovely winery located in Sonoma, but more than just a winery they have acres of rose gardens on the property. When I saw the floral print I knew it was perfect.”
… so perfect that our staff at Bella Figura chose Emily’s design as the third place winner!!!
A view inside Union Street Papery.
inks: champagne + charcoal | fonts: garamond | paper: 2-ply white | invite size: a-7 | calligraphy style: spencerian by Debi Zeinert | liner: the rustic crosshatch patter in charcoal
This design won third place 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.