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Sophisticated Black Tie Wedding Invitation; Sabion Letterpress

We recently had the pleasure of working on this customisation of the Sabion Design by Smock for Glenda & Seán’s wedding. The elegant style of the Sabion design suited their Black Tie theme perfectly – their suite included Invitations and RSVP’s. We love the sophistication of this invitation (particularly their own monogram!), so are very excited to feature it here today!!

A customisation of the Sabion Invitation Suite by Smock

Printed in black ink with a pearl pink patterned background (limited Sinclair) onto luxury thick ivory bamboo paper (2 Ply), the invitation suites were complete with matching letterpress printed invitation envelopes and RSVP envelopes which included the RSVP address and corner rounding. The fonts used here were Minn & Laszlo.

Sabion Invitation Customisation

We can customise any of the wedding stationery designs on our website to tie-in with your wedding theme. Working closely with you, we will customise your chosen stationery design or create a design specifically for you, so you make the perfect introduction to your big day!

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Pretty Florals Wedding Invitation; Mimosa Letterpress

Earlier this summer, we had the pleasure of working on a customisation of the Mimosa Design by Bella Figura for Antonia & Rory’s wedding. The pretty details of the Mimosa design suited their style perfectly – their suite included Save the Date sized Invitations printed on 2 Ply Cotton. We love the softness of the pretty floral design which look great in this couple’s colours!!

Customisation of the Mimosa design by Bella Figura

These letterpress invitations were printed in powder blue and pewter inks onto luxury thick white cotton paper (2 Ply). The fonts used here were Nysa + Utrecht.

Customisation of the Mimosa Invitation – Save the Date Size

We can customise any of the wedding stationery designs on our website to tie-in with your wedding theme. Working closely with you, we will customise your chosen stationery design or create a design specifically for you, so you make the perfect introduction to your big day!

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Vettore – Sea Mist & Espresso

This customisation of the Vettore Design by Smock for Fiona & David’s wedding in Co. Galway used a beautiful combination of green and brown. Their suite included Invitations, RSVP’s and printed Invitation envelopes.

Vettore Smock Invitation

This suite was printed in Espresso and Sea Mist inks onto luxury thick ivory bamboo paper (2 Ply). The fonts used here were Cameron & Tennyson. The couple also chose to customise their suite by rounding the corners, which adds a lovely finishing touch.

Vettore Letterpress Smock Customisation – Brown & Sea Mist

We can customise any of the wedding stationery designs on our website to tie-in with your wedding theme. Working closely with you, we will customise your chosen stationery design or create a design specifically for you, so you make the perfect introduction to your big day!

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Vettore Letterpress Invitation- Gold

If you’re going for a 1 ink option for your letterpress wedding invitations, gold is a classic choice which leaves a great impression with your guests. It also goes with every colour scheme which means you can order your invitations even before you’ve chosen your colours!! Here, I have shown an example of a customisation of Smock’s Vettore design in the Save the Date size and gold ink. This invitation was for a lovely couple, Clare & John, who were getting married in Co. Kildare.

Vettore Customisation – Gold Save the Date Size

They chose the fonts Graham & Cameron and gold as their ink colour, 2 Ply Ivory Bamboo paper for the main invitation and 1 Ply ivory bamboo paper for the RSVP’s. They opted for corner rounding on the main invitation and we letterpress printed the RSVP envelopes with their RSVP address.

Vettore Save the Date Letterpress Invitation

We can customise any of the wedding stationery designs on our website to tie-in with your wedding theme. Working closely with you, we will customise your chosen stationery design or create a design specifically for you, so you make the perfect introduction to your big day!

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Harlow Letterpress Invitation Suite – Taupe

We are very excited to share this customisation of the Harlow Design by Bella Figura with you. The vintage style of the Harlow design suited the couple’s style perfectly. Gail and Alan were getting married in the beautiful Village at Lyons and so wanted a vintage theme for their invitations to tie in with this stunning venue.

Harlow Customisation – Taupe

These letterpress invitations were printed in a taupe ink onto luxury ivory cotton paper (2 Ply). The fonts used here were Moravia + Harlow.

Bella Figura’s Harlow Design Customisation – RSVP

We can customise any of the wedding stationery designs on our website to tie-in with your wedding theme. Working closely with you, we will customise your chosen stationery design or create a design specifically for you, so you make the perfect introduction to your big day!

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Chasseral Invitation – Black & Pool

We recently had the pleasure of working on a customisation of the Chasseral Design by Smock for Caitríona & Enda’s summer wedding in Clontarf Castle. Their colour theme was pool blue and their suite included Invitations, RSVP’s and Menus.

Chasseral Customisation – Pool & Black

This suite is printed in 2 colour inks – Pool and Black onto luxury thick white bamboo paper. These invitation suites were complete with matching letterpress printed invitation envelopes. The fonts used here were Tally + Graham. Corner rounding was also added to the main invitation.

We can customise any of the wedding stationery designs on our website to tie-in with your wedding theme. Working closely with you, we will customise your chosen stationery design or create a design specifically for you, so you make the perfect introduction to your big day!

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Amor Inspiration; Red & Gold Wedding

Red and Gold are the ultimate romantic colours and we love the Amor design in both these colours so much that we’re finding ourselves dreaming of a red and gold wedding



Amor Invitation
, Red hair, Bride, Red Soles, Jewellery, Bed, Red Coat, Pink Flowers, Gold Cake

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Amor Inspiration; Calligraphy Letterpress

‘Calligraphy letterpress love with fanciful swirls, Amor is wedding romance redefined at the pen of Sarah Hannah’

We are head over heels in LOVE  with Amor the newest addition to our Bella Figura range!
This Amor invitation suite features fanciful Victoria hand calligraphy using antique gold ink on luxury 2-ply cotton paper and antique gold envelope liners ♥

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Jane & John Joe’s Wedding

We had our wedding back in September and I’d like to share the thought process that went in to the design of our wedding invitation. I wanted the invitation to represent the story of our lives together up until our wedding day, filled with meaning and personal symbolism. Ailbhe was given the tough challenge of creating the design for me, she artfully incorporated all the focal points of our life together in an illustration, which of course would later be letterpressed!

I was really pleased with the results! All the guests commented on how unusual they were and were kept guessing at all the little references in the illustration. Here was the inspiration board Ailbhe worked from and the process….

  1. Edinburgh – where we had our first few dates…
  2. The thistle as a representation of Scotland
  3. The bridesmaids dresses – purple colour scheme for wedding
  4. The wedding car
  5. Summerhill house Hotel – where we were getting married
  6. Our house!!!
  7. The church in Wicklow Town where we were getting married
  8. Our baby :)
  9. Us on our engagement shoot on Brittas Bay beach
  10. Golf – John Joe’s favourite hobby
  11. A clock to represent the time of the church

Ailbhe firstly sketched a rough draft of the layout to see what elements would fit.

In this draft we had included the goat to represent my star sign (Capricorn) and the Crab to represent John Joe’s (Cancer). Our honeymoon was also drafted in which was later removed. The idea was to have each element joined by broken dotted lines so it was all one continuous story.

We toned the design down a lot and cut certain elements out to make it cleaner. I’m a graphic designer and wanted a very ‘graphic’ feel to the illustration to represent this. Our son was represented by the stork, Scotland by the mountains and the thistle, the time by the watch, Jj’s golf was represented in his name (beside the first J). We used Taupe as a 2nd colour to compliment the purple and used the purple sparingly – just for our names and to highlight a few details. It was the perfect balance between playful and graphic style.

We also created a logo for our names which were used throughout the wedding stationery signifying our new union together.

The final invitations were letterpressed in 2 colours on 2 Ply bamboo paper.

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Vettore – Midnight & Sea Mist

We loved this customisation of the Vettore Design by Smock for Aoife & David’s wedding in Co. Waterford. Their suite included Invitations, RSVP’s and printed RSVP envelopes.

Customisation of Smock Vettore Invitation Suite

This suite was printed in Midnight Navy and Sea Mist inks onto luxury thick ivory bamboo paper (2 Ply). The fonts used here were Graham & Engravers & Spencerian Style (a Calligraphy font). The couple also chose to customise their suite by rounding the corners, which adds a lovely finishing touch.

Vettore in Midnight Blue and Sea Mist

We can customise any of the wedding stationery designs on our website to tie-in with your wedding theme. Working closely with you, we will customise your chosen stationery design or create a design specifically for you, so you make the perfect introduction to your big day!

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