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DIY Hostess Gift Basket

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Have you soaked completely into summer yet? I hope so! I hope you are kicking your feet up and enjoying a refreshing cocktail on a patio somewhere as you read this!

Summer means a lot of things and one of those things is lots of parties. If you are a good little guest, you will never show up empty handed! Keeping it simple with a bottle of wine or a side dish is perfect manners. But, if you have a hostess that you think deserves a little more, I have just the perfect gift to share with you! It’s part DIY and part curated goods. Follow along, I’ll teach you how! read more…

Introducing the Colin Cowie Baby Collection

Colin Cowie baby shower invitations and birth announcements

Welcoming a newborn, showering a mama or papa-to-be, or celebrating a child’s birthday should be some of life’s most joyous occasions. That is why Colin Cowie and Greenvelope have teamed up to create a collection of stylish invitations and announcements that are as easy to use as they are elegant.  read more…

Feature Friday: Sachi Anand Photography

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Today we are so excited to have a chance to chat with one of our featured photographers, Sachi Anand. Sachi helps bring life to our photo insert save the dates and invitations with vibrant, beautiful photos of real couples. Keep reading to hear about her journey from biochemistry to photography, her daily inspiration, and more.

What was your path from being an aspiring photographer to becoming a full-time photographer?

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Intimate & Stylish Wedding: Emilia and Socrates

It all began with what Emilia describes as “love at first site,” and 6 years later, Emilia and Socrates tied the knot in a stunning and intimate ceremony at Campbell Point House in Australia. Together, they were able to create a wedding celebration that was distinctively them and that they truly loved. Keep reading to see all the beauty and insights from Emilia & Socrates’ special day.

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How to Throw a Beautiful 4th of July Picnic on a Budget

4th of July beach picnic inspiration

Can you believe it?! Summer has officially arrived! And that means that one of the most iconic summer holidays, the 4th of July, is quickly approaching! Hooray! Do you have plans yet to kick off your summer festivities with this beloved American holiday? We are throwing a picnic on the beach and making it extra beautiful for the occasion… come and take a look and we’ll share how you can throw your own! read more…

Designer Feature: Shawn Diaz Design

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Shawn Diaz, one of Greenvelope.com’s OG designers and the brains behind our 2014 rebrand, offers a design collection with a range that dances between supremely silly and effortlessly elegant. Shawn’s work exemplifies his keen eye for typography and color. Today we are excited to learn a bit more about the man behind the playful designs. read more…

How to Plan a Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower Hosting Tips

No matter whether you’re thrilled to be hosting the bride-to-be’s celebration or a reluctant hostess just doing her friendly duties, we promise that a bridal shower can be both easy to plan and fun to go to. All it takes to plan the perfect bridal shower is just 5 simple steps: read more…

Summer Parties: Outdoor Entertaining Essentials

Today’s post is brought to us by Brynn Renee of Dandy & Fine Parties

Outdoor Entertaining Essentials | Statement glassware and simple florals

Summer is coming, summer is coming! Hooray! Summer is so symbolic, isn’t it? There is such a nostalgia around it that spurs from childhood… Longer days, bicycle rides, pool parties, more sleepovers with your friends. One of my fondest childhood summer memories is of a party we threw for my friends in my backyard when I was in high school. My mom and I went all out! She sewed pillowcases for floor pillows and created a lounge on our upper deck area that was filled with lots of Moroccan style lanterns and tons of candles. It was my favorite area of the whole party! And may I remind you that this was WAY before boho chic was even a thing! Through the preparation and setup of the party, she taught me a lot about the importance of details and just how to create ambiance.

In that very spirit, let’s talk about a handful of essentials you’ll need for all of your outdoor entertaining this summer! read more…

6 Steps to an Elegant Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Invitations

Invitations set the tone for every event, so be sure to select a design that speaks to your theme and personality. Peonies are one of the most sought after blooms of Spring, offering a heavenly mild scent perfect for tablescapes and entertaining. I was inspired to create a tablescape based on this Greenvelope design.

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Cinco De Mayo, Tequila, & Frida Kahlo

Today’s post is brought to us from event & party expert, Brynn Renee of Dandy & Fine Parties.

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A little birdie recently reminded me that Cinco de Mayo was quickly approaching. I sure do appreciate a delicious Mexican meal accompanied by tequila-based beverages! And when you grow up in Southern California, celebrating Cinco de Mayo is a given. So here I am, now a PNW gal, continuing the celebration!

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