Thursday, December 20, 2007

Bella Invites Goes Luxe

Recently two new designs from our soon-to-be-launched "Exclusive Collection" were featured in the premiere issue of WedLuxe Magazine - Canada's Luxury Wedding Magazine (stunning magazine!). Photographed by the talented mimmo+naz, the designs "Cabernet" and "Glamorous" feature gorgeous dupioni silk lined boxes with crystal couture closures and imported cardstocks. This is our most luxurious Collection to date and will be the perfect way to announce your upscale wedding or stylish event. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks to view the entire Collection with the launch of our newly designed Website!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Get With The Program

Ceremony Programs are very popular these days since it is a wonderful way to introduce your Wedding Party and also give your guests a way to following along with the ceremony. This is especially important if your wedding is very cultural and is quite different than a traditional Christian ceremony - such as a Greek Orthodox wedding, it's nice to explain the meanings behind the symbolism, prayers, hymns, etc. The basic layout of a program is to include the bride and groom's names, wedding date, location and time. Then the Wedding Party's names, roles in the ceremony (i.e. Maid of Honour) and it's also a special touch to include their relationship to the bride or groom (i.e. Childhood Friend of the Bride). Ceremony Programs make a nice memento of the wedding day for both the couple getting married and guests alike.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

And I'd like to thank....

Our gorgeous Tri-Fold Photo Thank You Cards are finally available! The initial feedback from our clients has been more than positive, they love the fact that they can feature up to 10 of their favourite wedding high-resolution photos and that the background colour, font style and colour can all be customized at no extra charge. There is a space for you to handwrite your thank you note and many of our couples even frame one to have a wonderful visual overview of their wedding day. Contact us for more information and pricing.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Oh Baby!

Announce your "little bundle of joy" in style with our cute new "Little Bunny" Tri-fold design. You can showcase up to 6 of your favourite high-resolution digital photos of junior with our unique layout that features all the important details such as date of birth, weight, length, etc. in the middle square. Colour and fonts can all be customized. This announcement makes a wonderful keepsake for friends & family and looks great when framed and up on the wall of baby's nursery. To see more of this design, go to "Gallery" and then "Celebrate" on our Website.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Hot on The Knot!

Our "Fleur-de-Lis" and "Chocolat" invitation designs are featured on The Knot's website! If you don't already know about this amazing wedding resource, you simply MUST visit it! It has helpful tips, advice, chat boards and very useful planning tools. Bookmark it today!

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Isabella & Michael

Isabella had a gorgeous custom wedding gown designed by the Valencienne Bridal Salon with a stunning mermaid silhouette. It was no wonder that when I first met with her for an invitation consultation that she wanted a custom design that echoed the tall, elegant ivory shape of her dress. We went with a "tea-length" invitation shape in ivory with silver printing, added an ivory satin bow and her dream invite was born! It just goes to show you that you can be inspired by anything around you and if you use that to base your wedding day colour scheme or theme on, you can create a wonderful coordinated feel for all your wedding elements.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Doret & Gordon

Doret and Gordon were recently married at the luxurious Royal Plantation Hotel in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica. Their wedding celebration was a beautiful combination of Doret's Jamaican background and Gordon's Chinese culture, so we customized their wedding invitations by creating a "double happiness" symbol that graced the invitation and all of the corresponding reply and information cards. The pocket-folder design is a great way to organize all of the information you wish to communicate to your guests. You can have cards for Travel Information, Things to Do, Map of the Area, etc. Talented local photographer Jodi Renee captured some gorgeous photos of the happy couple.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Christina & Scott

Christina and Scott had a fabulous wedding at the Belhurst Castle in New York, they wanted a couture wedding invitation that reflected this regal setting and they decided on the elegant "Satin" design from the Prestige Collection. We designed their Ceremony Programs and Menus to coordinate with the soft ivory colour scheme and we are currently working on their custom Tri-Fold Photo Thank You card that features 10 photos from their wedding. Check back soon to see the finished product!

Friday, July 20, 2007

Vote for Bella Invites

If you love our designs and want to know how to show us how much you appreciate our work - here is your opportunity! Just sign up at to let them know how much you love Bella Invites - Couture Wedding Stationery. You also have the chance to win fabulous prizes from Hamilton Beach kitchen accessories! Contest closes October 31st, 2007 - Thank you for all of your support and Votes!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Julie & Art

Julie and Art were married at the historical Liberty Grand in Toronto. Their invitations were designed using the layout of "Parisienne" and we customized it by changing the black satin ribbon to a warm burgundy shade. We also designed their coordinating Save-the-Dates, Menus, Ceremony Programs and Favour Tags which were attached to charming "XO" cookie favours.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Most Romantic Font

This new script font is romance distilled down into a typeface! We adore typography and absolutely fell in love the ornate swirls of this one and decided that we had to add it to our Typestyles Menu of font choices (S-04). Now you too can announce your important wedding details in these exquisite letterforms.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Calligraphy Services

We are excited to announce that we are now offering calligraphy services for all of your envelope addressing needs. The Calligrapher that we work with has been perfecting her technique for over 25 years and she offers many beautiful styles to choose from. We think her calligraphy with our designs is "the icing on the invitation cake"! Contact us for more information regarding styles and pricing.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Courtney & Graydon

Courtney and Graydon are such a sweet couple, they met on the first day of French class in High School and the rest is romance history! We had the pleasure of working with them on all of their wedding stationery needs from the Save-the-Dates, Invitations, Thank You cards - and everything in between. They were married at the stately Angus Glen Golf & Country Club in Markham. Their colour scheme was elegant ivory with a rich chocolate brown, we created a custom invitation for them using an ivory shimmery cardstock on a brown linen texture cardstock which was carried over to all their coordinating items.
For more real weddings, go to "Gallery" and then the "Featured Weddings" section on our Website.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

New Tri-fold Invitations

Introducing our new tri-fold invitation design, they are the latest trend for modern & stylish weddings. This design incorporates a unique layout with gorgeous photographic images of nature or incorporating your own Engagement photos (with the "Photo" design). You can view all of our beautiful new Modern Collection designs by visiting "Gallery" and "Collections" on our Website.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Elizabeth & Kirk

We had the pleasure of working with Elizabeth and Kirk who are a delightful couple that had visions of a wedding invitation that exuded understated elegance. Elizabeth's wish was for us to created a sophisticated invitation that echoed the soft ivory shade of her wedding gown and also incorporated an ivory satin ribbon like the one on her dress. We worked closely with them to create a customized "Topaz Ice" design that consisted of clean lines and a hint of romance with the sheer vellum "jacket" and the ivory satin belly-band. To carry this concept forward into the reception location at The Granite Club in Toronto - we also designed their coordinating ivory place cards and tri-fold Thank You card.
For more real weddings, visit "Gallery" and then "Featured Weddings" on our Website.