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Currently Coveting: Large Calligraphy Inspired Designs

One of the things we love most about stationery design is that it’s always changing, each wedding season bringing new trends and fresh ideas to incorporate into your invitations. We especially love the idea of taking a classic element, such as calligraphy, and adding a new twist to it, making it feel fun and unexpected. One of these little twists we have been head over heels in love with is featuring the names in large calligraphy or a calligraphy inspired font, creating a huge statement! It’s your big day so why shouldn’t your names be the highlight of the invitation design?

(photos above courtesy of Bella Figura)
(photo above courtesy of Dauphine)
(photo above courtesy of MaeMae Paperie)
(photo above courtesy of Smock)
(photo above courtesy of Studio R)

Winter Wedding Invitation Inspiration

Happy December everyone! We swear it was just yesterday that we were raking leaves in the backyard and now we’re listening to holiday tunes while making our December to-do lists. This time of year is for getting together with friends and family and celebrating the joy of the season. All of the warm cozy feelings of the holidays have us dreaming up fun and festive winter inspired invitation designs, perfect for any wedding this time of year!

We love the idea of using beautiful foil colors to highlight seasonal motifs like stars and snowflakes, providing tons of sparkle and warmth to a wintery design.

(designs above from Bella Figura)

Using neutral colors (think metallics, grays, and taupes!) and playing around with calligraphy or gorgeous script fonts can really set the tone for the big day. Don’t be afraid to add in some pattern and flourishes to create even more visual interest!

(photos above courtesy of Smock)

 (photos above courtesy of Bella Figura)


Taking cues from nature is never a bad idea and we love how these whimsical trees add an element of fun to this design.

(photo above courtesy of Alee & Press)

  Using a crisp color palette and bold fonts can really make a statement!

(photo above courtesy of MaeMae Paperie) 

We love the idea of adding some pizzazz to your stationery, setting the mood for the vibrant celebration to come! Feel free to also break away from a neutral color palette and have some fun!

(photo above courtesy of Fig. 2 Designs)

A blind printed pattern of snow will really soften the design and create the gentle, peaceful feeling of winter.

(photo above courtesy of Printerette Press)

We all decorate our homes with various trimmings this time of year so why not add textural embellishments like belly bands to your design? We love a gorgeous laser cut pattern or a cloth band, adding loads of warmth to a classic design.

 (photo above courtesy of Studio R)

Promotion: 10% off all designs by Beth Barr for Bella Figura!

Now through the end of August, Bella Figura is offering 10% OFF any invitation order based off of a design done by their designer, Beth Barr. Beth’s work is classic, elegant and romantic.

And, remember, we can customize to your heart’s content by changing fonts, colors, shape, even motifs! So, 10% OFF amazing designs + freedom to make them perfect for you = what’s not to love?

Check out a few of Beth’s designs below, see the full lineup here and then call or email to make an appointment with us to get started!

 (all photos courtesy of Bella Figura)

Bella Figura & Smock now offering digital guest address printing!

You all know that we just love working with our friends at Bella Figura & Smock. They have such a huge range of designs between all the albums, offer incredible embellishments and amazing customization options. 
They are already some of our favorite albums to show and work through, so it is simply icing on the cake when they recently announced a brand new feature: digital guest address printing
We are absolutely thrilled to be able to offer this hugely helpful option to all our fab brides and grooms and party-people. You can have your guests’ names and addresses printed directly on the front of your invitation envelopes and use fonts & colors to match the overall look for a totally cohesive feel. What a stress-free and convenient way to tackle addressing, right?
  
Call or email us today to make an appointment to come see the Smock and Bella Figura albums yourself and learn more about this awesome new option. 

Spotted: Gus & Ruby client work on the Bella Figura blog

Happy Hot Friday, friends! It’s going to be a scorcher here in NH today; hope you all have keep-cool plans that include pools, beaches or double-features in the icy goodness of the movie theater. We’ll be keeping the AC blasting at the shop today, that’s for sure!

You all know that we adore working with the stellar folks at Bella Figura; so it should come as no surprise to you that it just tickles me to see our clients’ work featured on their fabulous blog. We’ve had the great pleasure of working with a huge number of clients to create beautiful, customized Bella Figura invitations. Check out a few of our favorites that have been featured on their blog over the last few months.

Some of them are truly custom designs inspired by the overall aesthetic of the Bella Figura albums:

While others are customizations of some of Bella’s 300+ original designs. Check out how we turned the sweet Simple Dot design below

Into a winter wedding save the date featuring silver foil “snowflakes.”

 We used the Camilla design below:

To craft the summer stunner below. I just love how the abstract pattern of the Camilla became ocean waves once we added a custom illustration of the coast of Maine (complete with a sweet heart over the wedding location).

 And this take on the gorgeous Harbor Beach design struck the perfect cord for this nautical wedding:

As we always tell our clients, the sky’s the limit as to how much we can customize these incredible designs to reflect your vision. It’s such a fun process!

That’s all for now, folks. Stay cool and hope to see your smiling faces in the shop over the weekend! 

(All photos courtesy of the Bella Figura blog)