Head Over Heels 1st-10th Place Winners!

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!

1st Place: “Mountain Wonderland” by Jana Volfova

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.

2nd Place: “A More Perfect Union” by Jennifer Wick

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.

3rd Place: “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Kristen Smith

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.

4th Place: “Papel Picado” by Andres Montaño

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.

5th Place: “Ribbon + Field” by Laura Hankins

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.”

6th place: “Column Rule” by Jennifer Wick

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.

7th place: “Leaf Specimen” by krista messer

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.

8th Place: “Harvest Floral” by Paper Dahlia

“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.

9th Place: “Secret Garden” by b.wise papers

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.

10th Place: “Classically Modern” by GeekInk Design

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.


  1. brandy

    Congratulations designers! x

  2. Jen Wick

    I’m so honored to be included in this group of amazing designers. Huge congrats to JANA and all the designers!

  3. Hailey

    oh wow – congrats everyone – beautiful collection!

  4. I’m beyond thrilled! SO many amazing designs!!!

  5. Kim Dietrich Elam

    Congrats to all the winners – AMAZING design work!

  6. Beautiful work. Congrats to all. These are just fabulous.

  7. Beautiful work. Congrats to all. Amazing!

  8. Congrats to all. Amazing work!

  9. Laura

    Wow- congrats to all!! So honored to be included in the bunch, what a great collection!

  10. gerrie@chocomocacino

    YAYYYY…!!! COngrats everyone!! Amazing work!

  11. Jessica Y

    Congrats – what a beautiful collection!

  12. Lori

    Congratulations, everyone! Such beautiful work!!! 🙂

  13. Jamie

    Congratulations everyone! These designs were so amazing!

  14. Lehan

    Congrats to all! Such wonderful designs!

  15. Congrats everyone! 🙂

  16. Jana Volfova

    I’m still on Cloud 9. I think so highly of your designs and am so proud to be selected in the top 10. Congratulations everyone.

  17. Eric Beckett

    Truly epic designs everyone! Honored to be considered among all the amazingly creative designers here on Minted.

  18. Wow, looking great! Congratulations to you all 🙂

  19. Anita

    Amazing designs from AMAZING designers…congrats everyone!

  20. Sandy

    Beautiful wins! Congrats to all!!

  21. Krista

    Congratulations to everyone, I am so honored to be included!!