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Romantic Brisbane Wedding: Jessica & Chris

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We love it when fans model their weddings after the latest craze, but it’s definitely easy to go overboard. Jessica and Chris were able to incorporate details from several of their favorite things, from Twilight to James Bond, into their own special day in a beautiful, unique, and elegantly understated way. Captured by the endlessly talented Vincent Lie Phtgrphy.


In Jessica’s words, “We had red rose petals, garden theme, a Harpist playing Twilight music. It was a great little touch that only a few people closest to me picked up on!”

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Jess, stunning in a pearl headpiece and dress from Essence of Australia (the first and only dress she tried on), loved the “vintage lace style, long train and keyhole back.” 

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Upon choosing a venue, The Shafston House in Queensland was the first place they looked, and knew straight away. Located on the Brisbane river with both a large historical house as well as a beautiful courtyard, Jess and Chris could not have asked for a better location. “[It] has an old cannon with the Australian Flags which was a touch my husband loved.”






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With a laid-back seating structure and grazing-style bar: “ We wanted it to be more relaxed and encourage everyone to mingle instead of sitting at tables only talking with those they were seated next to. This is why we only had 8 small tables on the outskirts of the courtyard. Everyone mingled amongst each other well in the courtyard and around the grazing station!”


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Jessica and Chris’s three wedding tips:

Concentrate on the most important things first like the venue, food and celebrant. These are the things you and your guests will remember.

Don’t fuss over the small things, and think do you need those? All the extra little things you worry about cost you money and add extra stress to your day!

Keep your budget in mind and don’t be afraid to think outside the box. Just because things have always been done a certain way doesn’t mean it is the best way to do it for your day.



A huge thanks to Jess and Chris for sharing their special day with us and to all the vendors who helped bring their day together:

Ceremony & reception venue: Shafston House

Photography: Vincent Lie Phtgrphy 

Catering: Fresh Events

Florist: French Flowers

Celebrant: Sarah May Alexander


Music: Sally Beaumont (harpist), The Hansen Trio (violin and piano)

5 Tips for Throwing a Gorgeous Graduation Party

Summer is coming, and for many of our readers this may be their last summer of freedom- it’s graduation season! Along with the season of course comes graduation parties, a chance for you to not only celebrate with your friends and family, but to mark the beginning of your transition into adulthood. Leave behind the solo cups and kegstands with these 5 tips for throwing a gorgeous graduation party.

1. Bye-Bye Beer Pong, Hello Horseshoes

Welcome you and your friends to the real world by ditching the freshman classics, and take your party activities to the next level. Really get into the spirit by decorating your horseshoes in your school colors, or have your guests take a swing at it themselves. See how with this chic DIY from


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Artistically Inspired India Wedding: Priyanka & Rahul

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Although currently residing in California, Priyanka Shetty and Rahul Gupta knew from the beginning that their wedding would be held in their hometown of Mumbai, and could not wait to, in Priyanka’s words, “infuse elements that are traditionally vintage Indian and fun aspects of Bollywood” into their truly international wedding.

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Design Trends | Spring 2015

Aficionados. Fanatics. Devotees.

These are the words that could be used to describe our all-consuming love for all things stationery, stunning, and designer. From the expressive movement of typefaces to the nuanced sheen of gold foil, we simply can’t get enough. So today we are here to share with you some of our favorite spring trends and to hear what trends you are loving right now! So let’s jump right in, shall we?

Photo-based + Statement Text


Personalizing cards with photos is far from a new concept, but the stylistic concept of designs based entirely on photos and simple, statement text is one that has taken on a new, vibrant life in recent years. These photo-based designs are appealing for so many reasons, but we love them particularly because of the complete element of personalization. Even with the same design, no two will ever look the same.

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Meet the Team: Ashley Laskowski, Production Design Manager

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Today we are excited to introduce you to one of our amazing design team members, Ashley Laskowski. Her design career began at a young age, when in elementary school classmates would line up at her desk and request drawings of dinosaurs, spaceships, and kangaroos. As she got older she thought, “Hey, maybe I could get paid for this.

From designing beer and wine labels to illustrating snowboard artwork and now creating stunning paperless stationery, Ashley is a jack-of-all-trades that we are lucky to have as part of the team!

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Mellow Maui Destination Wedding: Victoria & Matt

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Inspired by their love of the Hawaiian islands, the ocean, and a desire to create a true vacation for their guests, Victoria and Matt were able to bring together this elegantly intimate destination wedding. When asked about their inspiration, Victoria explained “I wanted to let the true beauty of the surroundings shine…”, which they created flawlessly with a stylish mint and lavender color palette and beachy details, captured beautifully by Zach Mathers of Pacific Dream Photography.

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Spring 2015 Real Wedding Features


Throughout the coming months, we are excited to showcase the wide variety of styles and personalities of 11 incredible featured Greenvelope couples. While every single one of these weddings has a distinctive style and flair, they all share a common core of elegance and sustainability. Join us and get inspired as these couples share their tips for wedding planning, DIY projects, wedding inspiration, and more.

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Say Squeeze! Springtime Citrus Party Inspiration

Forget spring cleaning – we are ready for spring entertaining! And what better way to celebrate the season than with a chic citrus-inspired party from Syzygy Events & Elizabeth Duncan Events?

The pair was inspired by a traditional citrus palette – orange, lemon and lime. This made tying the look together simple – with everything staying within three set colors and playing off of a distinct summery vibe.

Summertime party with geometric details

Abby Jiu Photography

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What’s new with

new business and nonprofit event management and invitation features

While the majority of the internet was debating over a color of a dress, the team has had a busy past couple of months, both creating new functionalities and upgrading existing features. While we are constantly trying to make your experience better, we’d love to take this opportunity to introduce five new and improved account features:

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Customer Feature Friday: Smile Train

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As a company that was founded on the values and promise of giving back, we are truly honored when we are able to bring awareness and help foster the success of the noble causes of our incredible nonprofit and business partners. Today’s #FeatureFriday is about an amazing charity that provides empowerment, hope, and health, and the ways that they connect with their advocates, donors, and supporters.

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