pretty patti invites + david lebovitz winners

by Grace Bonney

i love, love, love finding inspiration in wedding and engagement collateral. invites, envelopes, rsvp cards, monograms- all of that is such a wonderful study in creating a customized collection and always inspires me when i think about designing business cards, website layouts, and even the d*s book (i used a lot of wedding imagery as inspiration in unexpected ways). so when i saw this invite set for the wedding of michelle and aaron (sent to me by stacy newgent, thanks!) i was HOOKED. this wedding invite is a tiny work of art. the couple’s portrait, painted at a mexican flea market outside of las vegas, is so striking and unexpected and the little hearts around it just melt mine. the invites themselves are screenprinted on the front and back and envelopes are vintage linen RSVP cards that have been rubber stamped. if i was throwing a housewarming party, birthday party, baby shower or bachelorette party i would totally use this idea for the invitations (sweet portraits with hearts, vintage postcards and stamped paper). my favorite part? the “come hungry, dress to kill” card. so simply and perfectly put. click here to see more images from the set…

in other sweet news, thank you SO much to the nearly 700 of you who left comments for the david liebovitz video + cookbook giveaway last friday! the lucky winners of the book giveaway are: LOGAN (who plans to use the book for a housewarming party) and LINDSEY (who is going to thank her husband for her new kitchen maid by cooking him sweet treats). thanks again to everyone who entered, and to ten speed press for donating the copies!

CLICK HERE for more images from the wedding invites after the jump!

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