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A Moment to Give Thanks


We hope you are able to enjoy some turkey or spend time with loved ones this Thanksgiving. In honor of the season here at Greenvelope we wanted to take a moment to acknowledge all those we work with, day in and day out, and share a few big “Thank You!”s

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Expert Tips to Reduce Holiday Party Stress (and Increase Holiday Party Awesomeness)

The holidays are approaching quickly. Whether it is Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Festivus, Kwanzaa… there are plenty of reasons to celebrate in the coming months. To make those celebrations actually feel like celebrations, you need to up the importance of enjoying them and take down the stress level. We know that can be easier said than done, which is why we talked with event and party experts to find you the best and most effective ways to cut down on that party planning stress.

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Introducing the exclusive butter LONDON holiday collection


Iconic beauty brand, butter LONDON, has joined forces with to add some glam to more than just your beauty routine this holiday season. Inspired by butter LONDON’s catwalk-worthy colours, edgy glamour, and fashion-forward styles, these invites make it effortless to be pretty & polished.

This collection brings to life the most vibrant beauty trends and chic fashion through five exclusive design templates in a variety of runway-ready hues.

Shop the butter LONDON collection for invites that are equal parts seasonal, sultry, & sophisticated or view all holiday cards, greetings, & invites here.


About butter LONDON

butter LONDON was founded as an influential, high-design nail lacquer brand that pioneered the first “3 free” nail lacquer available in sensational, catwalk-worthy colours. Today, the butter LONDON product line is recognized around the world for living on the inside edge of fashion, bringing the most vibrant beauty trends to life with high-performance, dressing table-worthy cosmetics and a strong legacy in nail lacquer. Cheeky and chic, butter LONDON serves as a women’s colour stylist, encouraging her to experiment and discover, igniting her passion for colour and giving her confidence to use beauty as her favorite fashion accessory – all with a dash of Brit wit. 

4 Halloween Parties You Should Be Having

It’s time to hit the thrift, craft, and costume stores – Halloween parties are right around the corner. If you are feeling in a rut and looking for a little out-of-the-box inspiration, we are here for you. Particularly if you are looking for something more stylish than spooky (or at least a little bit of both), these four themes are for you:

Gothic Dinner Party

To set the scene for an equally elegant and eerie dinner party, combine Victorian Gothic Period style with lots of dark colors, dim lighting, and some subtle scares. Some of our favorite sinister details include: play menacing sound effects in the hallways, limit as much lighting as possible to candlelight, and place skulls, bats, and spiders in apothecary jars or on tables throughout the house.

Gothic Dinner Party
1. Candelabra 2. Sleepy Hollow invitation 3. Black Skull Candle with Crystal Eyes 4. Williams-Sonoma Halloween Moon Plates 5. [DIY] Black candy apples 6. West Elm X-Ray Glassware 7. Feather Wreath 8. LED Orange Light Twig Tree 9. Table runner 10. Inky Skies invitation

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Glamorous Chicago Wedding: Jessica & Stephen

After 8 years of being together, Jessica and Stephen exchanged vows in a stunning waterfront ceremony in front of their closest friends and family. In the words of the bride, “While the vows and ceremony of the wedding were important to us, we both just wanted to celebrate our love and all we had accomplished together — graduating college, Stephen becoming a doctor, myself entering Northwestern for grad school — with a beautiful party. The thought of having everyone we loved in one place was electrifying… Our brothers were even the ones to marry us. We wanted this to be a special memory for ourselves and each of our guests.” Each memory now lives on in these gorgeous photos captured by Jason Brown of J. Brown Photography.

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All White Everything: Essentials for a Labor Day White Party

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Labor Day Weekend: the coveted long weekend before the summer warmth fades into the crisp autumn air. Historically, it also marks the last day of the year deemed appropriate to wear white (apparently, says somebody). So whether or not you follow the fashion police on that one, why not use the opportunity to throw a White Party where your guests can don their crisp creme, eggshell, and ivory apparel and give a proper farewell to summer. Here are our top 4 tips on how to throw a white hot Labor Day party that will be one for the books!

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Best Practices for Promoting Events

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Events come in all shapes and sizes, from intimate client banquets to extravagant ticketed galas, but the tools and timeline of how you promote those still follows the same path. By promoting your event in a designed, curated way you can build a brand for your event at each touchpoint, which in turn allows and empowers your network to spread the word with consistency and confidence. From the save the date to the final tweet, here are some tips on how to make the most of your event promotion.

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Creative & Casual Vintage Wedding: Jasmine & Ben

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Jasmine and Ben decided to take a hands-on approach to their wedding, held in Broken Head, Australia, to reflect their laid-back and creative style. From the bride: It was very important to us that we were comfortable with our ceremony and reception. I know everyone says the same thing but we did really want our wedding to reflect the people we are. We walked down the aisle together which everyone really loved, we made almost everything ourselves, including the cake, the furniture, the wedding dress and the centerpieces. In the end, we were rewarded with praise and comments from our guests telling us that we had achieved what we set out to, and that they had a great time. Simon Hunter was able to beautifully capture every special moment of the day!

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Designer Feature Friday: PrettyMeJoy

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Nazia Hyder, the talented artist behind stationery, design, and illustration brand PrettyMeJoy, has been an incredible addition to the Greenvelope designer community since 2014. Her unique brand of illustration is instantly recognizable among our collections, with a distinctive playful elegance that follows her motto of “simplicity is beautiful“. Today we want to share a bit more about her journey as a designer, her inspirations, and what flavor is in her ice cream cone.

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Summer Party Trends We Love

We brought together insight from both event industry experts and expert party-goers to bring you our top summer party trends right now. Share your faves with us in the comments section below!

Garland Detailing 

Simultaneously playful and utterly chic, if we saw garland chandeliers at every party, we wouldn’t complain. 

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Jimmy Gideon Photography

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