With just a few weeks left in 2011, we’re already thinking about the upcoming wedding season. Couples come to Minted for unique, contemporary designs that they can’t find anywhere else. What sets Minted apart is the dedication, enthusiasm, and indisputable talent of our design community.
Wedding invitations seem to hold a special place in Minties’ hearts. Every invitation is a reflection and representation of an individual couple. Our designers truly understand that, in part because so many of them first found their love for design by designing their own wedding invitations. I see that personal connection in each of these phenomenal top 10 submissions. After hundreds of thousands of votes from our community and customers, here are the top 10 winners of our Head Over Heels Wedding Challenge. Huge congratulations to our winners!
There’s something dreamy about the idea of getting married in the mountains surrounded by snow. Jana captured this feeling perfectly with “Mountain Wonderland.” We adore the tiny gondolas and mountain peaks in the distance. Everything is tied together by the playful blend of large type for the names and small script accents.
We’ve been big fans of Jen’s amazing hand-lettering ever since she came on the Minted scene and we’re so happy to see the voters are too. The gorgeous “Union” and its dramatic swashes sit beautifully amongst peach flowers and a textured blue background.
The monochromatic color palette and romantic floral frame are perfectly reminiscent of a warm summer night. Using her inspiration of the classic, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Kristen creates a magical world within the confines of a five by seven inch wedding invitation.
Andres excels at blending traditional themes with modern design. We love the scalloped edges and ornamental names and we can’t get enough of how the intricate monogram and heavily detailed flowers frame the playful typography.
Laura has a knack for creating simple, beautiful designs. We love how organic her stylized ribbon is, especially in the context of clean white florals and a soft, wheat-colored background. The delicate texture on the ribbon and the watercolor effect of the background have us staring at every little detail in “Ribbon + Field.”
Jen’s “Column Rule” combines modern minimalism and whimsical type treatment to create one very fresh design. We love the delicate dotted lines and thin type that make this invitation so clean. Jen’s color palette is both feminine and sophisticated, making this an ideal invitation for a spring bride.
We love the style and detail in Krista’s illustration and hand-lettering. The subtle, water-color-type changes in color and tone give so much depth to each and every leaf. Krista’s elegant “celebrate” flows so effortlessly across the design and pops against the lovely, weathered background.
“Harvest Floral” is so rustic and beautiful. We love the grandeur of Kerry’s big, bold autumnal flowers. Her unusual use of a warm pink for a rustic design gives this invitation such a modern and fresh feel. Her unique division of type provides so much visual interest while allowing each element to pop.
Alston’s copper and gold tones make this design so rich. From the understated text to the perfectly spaced, framing flora, every detail allows you to focus on the couple’s initials. The inspiration behind this design shines through and even implies a sense of intimacy and romance for the happy couple alone in a secret garden.
Eric’s “Classically Modern” is just that. The detail in the flourishes and the distressed texture make this design feel vintage, but the unusual color choice for type and the mixture of different fonts and font treatments are so modern. We love how the simplicity of the background balances out the density of the column of text.