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Custom letterpress baby announcements for Marissa Allie Designs

We were overjoyed to print the baby announcements for Marissa, owner of Marissa Allie Designs based in West Hollywood, California! Her little Aiden was introduced to the world in the sleekest yet sweetest kind of letterpress style. Find out more about Marissa’s inspiration for her announcements below:

“When we found out we were having a baby boy, I  began to put together ideas for his birth announcement. I am used to designing announcements and stationery for clients so when it came to working on our own, the pressure was on (and I needed my husband’s approval, of course)! I wanted something whimsical, but modern. We started working on the announcement design while we were designing his nursery and I was so inspired by the direction we chose: clean, modern, California vibes. Adding the motifs for the baby stats kept it fun with a modern block font. The color of the deep blue letterpress was just right along with the fun pop of neon orange on the edge of the card. When Aiden Parker was born, we knew the announcement was perfect for him!”

letterpress baby announcements

letterpress baby announcements

letterpress baby announcements

letterpress baby announcements

letterpress baby announcements

letterpress baby announcements

blind embossed thank you cards for baby

Our friends at D&E Invitations helped customize our Anakin design to create these blind embossed thank you cards for baby Jacob. Our light gray paper provided the perfect backdrop for the large-scale embossed name while baby Jacob’s adorable photo graced the envelope liner.

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embossing: blind | font: champagne + limousines | paper: bella light gray 1-ply | envelope: bella light gray | liner: submitted photo in cmyk | customization #42019

Finola redefined: geometric baby shower invitation inspiration

This simple and clean Finola customization was inspired by the very hot geometric trend happening in interior design. “After hours of what I would call a “geometric staring competition” I finally had a nice flow of clean geometric lines I was happy with, and then I just needed to pair with modern typography,” says designer Racheal Bumbolo. “I’m envisioning the most laid back, epic baby shower of the year (#nopressure)!”

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letterpress inks: cherry blossom + black | fonts: futura + wild moon | paper: white | invite size: F-8 | liner: sullivan stripe pattern in black | original design + customization by Racheal Bumbolo

gray and copper modern letterpress wedding invitations

Kara and Robin worked with our friends at Sincerely Yours, Diane to customize our Sweet Christine design for their recent Florida wedding. Their modern letterpress wedding invitations featured a palette of charcoal and copper that was accented with a blind deboss pattern as well as a metallic copper envelope liner. The no frills typography paired beautifully with the design and added to the contemporary feel of the suite.

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letterpress ink: charcoal + inkless blind deboss | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | metallic liner: copper | customization #41882

letterpress calligraphy wedding invitations for Blackberry Farm wedding

Our friends at Pleasure of Your Company worked with Kierstin and Parker to create these letterpress calligraphy wedding invitations for their Blackberry Farm wedding. They submitted the hand lettering and the watercolor artwork that paid homage to their bucolic venue.

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letterpress ink: black | digital inks: cmyk | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply + bella smooth cotton white 1-ply  | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: submitted artwork in cmyk | customization #42083

Introducing Alchemy: dramatic wedding invitations inspired by Hotel Emma

Designer Jessica Downs’ Alchemy was inspired by Hotel Emma, a gorgeous and dramatic wedding venue in San Antonio, Texas. “It’s lavish and modern but also rich in vintage mystique”, says Jessica. “Alchemy pulls from the venue’s bold use of clean lines and robust patterns to grab your eye. It redefines classic elegance and modern appeal in a big way.”

Introducing Alchemy: dramatic wedding invitations inspired by Hotel Emma | Bella Figura

hotel emma + seating | wedding | drinks + table setting | bridal party

classic letterpress wedding invitations with a modern twist

Faith and Warren worked with us at our flagship store in Manhattan to create these classic letterpress wedding invitations for their New York City wedding. The simple typography and tiered border were chic in jade and black letterpress and inkless blind deboss. We foil edged the invitations in teal foil for a pop of modern elegance.

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letterpress inks: black + jade + inkless blind deboss | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | foil edging: teal shine | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: classic color pattern in jade | customization #41525

letterpress woodland baby shower invitations

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.

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letterpress inks: hunter + fawn | paper: bella cotton white 1-ply + 2-ply | envelope: bella cotton white | liner: natural woodgrain pattern in fawn | customization #41856

Introducing Pomona: enchanted botanical wedding invitations

Designer Lindsy Talarico draws inspiration from unexpected places, and her vision for Pomona is no exception. “As a fan of all things Harry Potter, I was inspired by Pomona Sprout, the Herbology professor at Hogwarts. I love her mystical, earthy nature and the overall look of the Harry Potter film sets. Beyond the whimsy and magic, there is something quite sophisticated about it all. I think the greenery and whimsical calligraphy style on this invitation represent a bit of that.”

boutonniere | bouquet | alter | rings | cake | maids | table | favors | herbs

Modern foil and palm tree wedding invitations

Rebecca and Mario customized our Nightfall design for their recent Palm Beach wedding. Our friends at Sweet Paper helped them personalize their suite with our Bella Blue paper and our palm motif used sparingly throughout the suite.

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foil stamping: gold matte | letterpress ink: prussian blue | paper: bella blue 1-ply + bella smooth cotton ivory 1-ply | envelope: bella blue | foil stamped line: traditional palm pattern in gold matte | customization #41455

Royal inspired invitations fit for a sophisticated affair

When asked to contribute to a feature for Money magazine about the cost of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding invitations, we were more than happy to chime in! 600 guests were lucky enough to receive an invitation to the royal wedding. For those who received one of these beauties in the mail, they opened their envelopes to find a die-stamped invitation burnished in gold with black text, containing beveled and gilded edges. Space was left purposefully for their calligrapher to handwrite guest names once printed. These invitations are the definition of elegance and no expense was spared to achieve that look.

If you are looking to recreate a royal replica, that’s certainly something we can do with our engraving printing process. Whenever someone thinks of engraving, they think of tradition and refined luxury. These type of invitations are typically typographically based with ornate script adorning the card – similar to the look of Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding invitation!

If you are loving the vibe of their invitation, but are not so keen on the cost, there are always other options available to you. We can achieve the same kind of look through letterpress and foil stamping as an alternative to engraving. It’s easy enough to keep the elegant integrity of Harry and Meghan’s design, but instead of raised ink, the ink would be pressed into the beautiful paper. This kind of printing is equally as lovely, but allows for even more design experimentation should you want to add any whimsy to a more formal set that engraving might not allow for.

Below you will find some designs that ring true to the feel of the royal couple’s wedding invitation, while we’ve also included designs that add a more modern twist to a more formal layout. We hope this sparks some ideas for those who are inspired by the royal wedding to come this May!

Our Morocco design carries the same kind of horizontal orientation as Harry and Meghan’s with the traditional etiquette written across the page. It features Partial Flourish hand calligraphy accents by Ted Clausen on the names of the bride and groom as well as their venue. For an extra touch of luxury, the entire design is printed in our Copper Matte foil. If you’re after a formal, classic invitation, look no further!Our Morocco design is carried horizontally like Harry and Meghan’s, featuring Partial Flourish hand calligraphy accents by Ted Clausen for an extra touch of luxury.

Royal inspired invitationsThe royal couple’s wedding invitation features beveling (a sloping edge) and while this isn’t something we offer currently, we are able to add foil edging or edge painting to the sides of the invitation itself. We can also mimic the royal invitation in a reimagined way by using a Gold Matte border or a letterpress ink color instead, like what’s shown on our Chatsworth design in French Vanilla.

Royal inspired invitationsThe blind-debossed pattern in the background of our Oberon design adds a level of sophisticated intrigue to a more traditional layout.

Royal inspired invitations Faunus V.2. shows off what you can do with foil stamping that might not be necessarily achievable through engraving with intricate florals in each corner. The Marsala letterpress ink compliments the Tawny Matte foil providing a royal and elegant overall look.

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