Save-the-Date Challenge: Special Prize Winners

A wedding date is truly a date worth remembering and so a save the date should act as a beautiful bookmark for one of the most important dates in our lives. When we asked the Minted community to send us their freshest, most stylish ways to tell guests to mark their calendars, what we saw in response were save the dates as memorable as the date itself! From subtly splendid to out-of-the-box brilliant, these save the dates put love front and center and will surely be a hit with the couples who say yes to them. The winners from our “One True Love” Save-the-Date Challenge (below) each stood out in one of our special prize categories. Congratulations!

Out of the Box Award: For the most creative and innovative take on a Save the Date.
Winner: “In The Flowers” by Lori Wemple
Lori’s colorful and festive design will have guests smiling from the moment they pull it out of the envelope. Her richly ornate florals light up the page against the bright blue background. Her sweetly drawn couple holding the date banner boldly stamp this date into our imagination. 

Click through to check out the rest of our Save-the-Date Challenge special-prize winners

Runners Up: “Don’t Forget to” by Itsy Belle Studio | “Pure Heart” by SimpleTe Design |
“Map It” by Betta

Keepin’ it Classy Award: For the design that best sets the stage for an elegant event.
Winner: “Watercolor Floral” by Jill Means
There is something about Jill’s delicate watercolor flowers in their muted grays that makes us want to get out our black ties and ball gowns. The simple square and dainty typography complete the look of this classic save the date. A formal affair deserves a worthy  introduction and “Watercolor Floral” achieves just that.

Runners Up: ”New York, New York” by Sandra Picco Design | “creme brulee” by chocomocacino | “Elegant Charm” by SimpleTe Design | “Hyde Park” by Little Words Designs

Full of Love Award: For the most unique full-bleed photo design.
Winner: “Love + Heart” by Kelly Ventura
Love is at the center of a wedding, and it is also at the center of the radiant gold heart in Kelly’s romantic save the date. This clean design featuring a unique metallic heart will delight guests without distracting from the photo-background. Well done, Kelly!

Runners Up: ”Sidewalk Love” by Jessica Corliss | “Destination Love” by fatfatin |
“Watercolor Heart” by Sarah Curry

Just My Type Award: For the the best bold typographic design.
Winner: “Retrotastic” by Bianca Ng
For a child of the 80s (or any lover of that decade!), “Retrotastic” will have attendees wanting to party like it’s 1989! Bianca’s design featuring bubble gum pink, neon blue and some seriously bold typography makes this throwback save the date more fun than a mixed-tape and crimped hair. Thanks for this fun flashback, Bianca!

Runners Up: ”Glittering Yes” by Hooray Creative | “Vogue” by Lori Wemple |
“Rose Garden” Alethea and Ruth

Can’t Pick Just One Award: For the best design featuring multiple photo.
Winner: “eclair” by chocomocacino
The chic little row of snapshots make for a lovely, modern save the date. The sophisticated two-toned background and off-center photo placement do a wonderful job of telling a couple’s story through pictures. Beautiful, simple and sweet-as-can-be, “eclair” is as delightful as its namesake.

Runners Up: ”Two Become One” by Hooray Creative | “showcase” by Sara Hicks Malone | “Two Up” by Lori Wemple | “Photo overlay” by Stacey Meacham

Around the World Award: For the best destination-themed design.
Winner: “Tall Trees” by Peter Loves Jane
Into the woods we go with this magical destination-themed design. Nikkol’s towering watercolor trees are a wonderful and woodsy introduction to a mountain wedding adventure. The gorgeous lettering compliments the lush strokes of the evergreens while the soft blue sky sends our imagination soaring.

Runners Up: ”golden rockies” by Rebecca Bowen | “Sign of Love” by Jazmin B. Marquez | “Winery” by Chryssi Tsoupanarias | “London Calling” Kampai Designs

The Minimalist Award: For the best simple, modern design.
Winner: “Because Love” by GeekInk Design
What better a reason for a wedding than love? Eric’s design pays a splendid homage to the reason behind it all.  “Because Love” is a fresh design with the slightest touch of gold, a crisp white background and elegant photo square. This save the date is beautiful way to showcase a couple and their special day. Way to go, Eric!

Runners Up: ”Diagonal Dip” by Kristie Kern | “He Likes She Like” by Spotted Whale Design

The Get in Shape Award: For the best use of Minted’s die-cut shapes.
Winner: “Gatsby Style” by Jessica Ogden
Get out the jazz and boot-legged bubbly because Jessica’s “Gatsby Style” is sending us back into the 1920s in style. Her art-deco inspired use of  the circular die-cut shape and bold geometric design represents the height of jazz-era glamour. The glitz of gold set against the chic white backdrop is perfectly suited for an elegant wedding that will have guests dancing The Charleston all night long!

All in Good Fun Award: For the best humorous design.
Winner: “Let’s I Do This Thing” by Ellis
Nothing like a clever play on words to stand out in the crowd. A smile and a giggle will undoubtedly be the response to this fantastically fun save the date. An eye-popping neon square design and crisp type is perfect for a light-hearted couple with an impeccable sense of humor.

Foil-Pressed Award: For the best design with elements that would truly shine in foil.
Winner: “Botany Bay” by Erika Firm
This stunning design featuring gorgeously detailed, hand-drawn flowers in gold-foil simply shines. Inspired by the Botany Bay Plantation in South Carolina, Erika captures the old world charm of the south in her regal save the date. Everyone from the southern belle of the ball to the bohemian nature lover will fall madly in love with “Botany Bay.”

Runners Up: ”Engraved Flowers” by  Phronse’ Ras | “Golden Grain” by GeekInk Design | “Modern Metal” by Cheer Up Press | “Luxe Deco” Sarah Brown

Our Story Award: For the best design that allows couples to tell their story.
Winner: “Heart Story” by Up Up Creative
Before there was ever a wedding date, there was a special story of two people who fell in love. “Heart Story” narrates that wonderful adventure in a creative and heartfelt way. With generous spaces for photos, dates and details, Julie’s design sweetly tells the history of all that leads up to “I do.” This journalistic story is one cool way to say “save our date!”

Runners Up: ”All in the Numbers” by Pistols  | “Our Timeline” Andi Pahl

Text with a Twist Award: For the design that puts the couple’s name or
other customizable text on a curvilinear path.
Winner: “Blushing” by Leah Bisch
This rustic, country chic design featuring a kraft background framed with sweet white roses is certainly something to blush about. The curvilinear path featuring the wedding date nestled with country flowers is as charming as it is ornate. This save the date is impossible to forget. Bravo, Leah!

Newbie Award: For the best design from a first-time entrant.
Winner: “Starlight” by Saltwater Designs
Guests will be dreaming of dancing under the starlight the moment this card arrives. The glittering gold dazzles against the kraft paper just like a sparkler send-off in the night. Shelby’s romantic gold script surrounded by delicate dots waltzes right off the page and onto it’s recipient’s calendar.

4   COMMENTS
  1. Renee Pulve

    Big congrats to all the awards winners and a special shout out to my Minted buddy Nikkol for winning the “Around the world Award.” :)

  2. Renee, you are THE BEST! Thank you :) Such fun news! Congrats to everyone!

  3. Karen Peterson

    Congratulations. This image is excellently executed showing the happiness of the occasion. Beautiful

  4. Karen Peterson

    Congratulations Lori