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Artisan Letterpress Invitations by Bella Figura

You’ve always had a penchant for the past (you secretly love big band music and can’t get enough of Boardwalk Empire), so the thought of computer-generated invites seems a bit modern for your Great Gatsby-inspired wedding. Letterpress printing shop Bella Figura prefers tradition over technology, crafting heirloom-quality wedding invitations with antique cast iron presses.

Located in a century-old warehouse in Syracuse, NY, Bella Figura employs letterpress gurus (not computer software) to design a full suite of coordinated wedding stationery including menus, save-the-dates, thank you cards, programs and more. Choose from 45 different inks, dozens of fonts and hundreds of designs that can be tweaked to your satisfaction at no extra cost. The company will also help with calligraphy coordination for the envelopes and each order includes free two-day shipping. Eco-minded brides will love that all stationery is printed on 100 percent recycled cotton paper from a European paper mill.

It’s hot off the letterpress.


Good on Paper

Wedding Invitations by Nice Owl Design Studio

The arrival of your wedding invitations sets the tone for the big day–a sneak preview of what’s to come (not to mention instant fridge art for the following months). Deliver a pretty package to your nearest and dearest with an invitation from Nice Owl Design Studio.

Drawing inspiration from nature, fashion and architecture, Helena Hong crafts custom wedding invites using a range of old world printing techniques like Japanese silk screening and antique letterpress. An array of invites and save-the-dates complement any wedding from beachy to black tie. Cool envelope closures, interesting invite shapes and detailed touches will make recipients feel like they’re unwrapping a present. For the eco-minded, Nice Owl offers recycled paper and non-toxic printing methods.

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