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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

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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 four new and improved account features:

1. Design Explorer

Every day our design team is adding fresh new designer templates from our curated team of 30+ independent designers, and now finding the design you want is easier than ever. The Greenvelope Design Explorer will guide you in finding the perfect template for your event by allowing you to not only utilize a Google-esque search bar, but also filter through our designs by category, color, designers, and even card shapes! Of course, when you find a design you like, you can always “star” it (think Pinterest for invitation designs) to save it for later, and continue browsing.

2. Custom Design Services

Whether you’re looking for a fully custom design or to revamp an existing template, Greenvelope now offers custom design options for your mailings. For an additional fee, work with our amazing in-house design team on anything from minor color adjustments to exclusive made-to-order templates. Our design team will strive to make sure your artistic vision, paired with their design capabilities, will create the perfect event experience.

3. Ticketing Features

Since the initial debut of Greenvelope’s ticketing features a couple of months ago, the system has continued to improve in functionality and ease of use for hosts and guests alike. Our business customers can now sell tickets, items, and even collect donations organically through your mailings! We’ve gone through a couple testing rounds, and we’ve revised the ticketing program to feature functionality such as giving guests multiple payment methods, send payment reminders, and other personalizations that our users have become accustomed to!

4. Salesforce Integration for Business Accounts

Greenvelope has always specialized in making it easy to manage your events all in one place, so what would be better than be able to manage your customers as well? With the introduction of the Greenvelope system integration with that of the world’s #1 customer relationship management product,, our business clients have access to an all-in-one relationship building platform. This integration allows for business clients to access their customer data within their Greenvelope account, view customers’ Salesforce CRM specific data, campaigns, previous interactions, and more. From event data, open rates, and now complete customer profiles, Greenvelope has now become your one-stop shop for direct sales and relationship management.

5. Extended Support Hours

Friendly and responsive customer service is at the foundation of everything we do. To further our success in this mission, we have now extended our support hours to 6:30 AM – 5PM PST during the week. This allows us to respond to your inquiries more efficiently, more thoroughly, as well as spend more time chatting with our treasured East Coast and international users! You can reach the support team at (888) 505-2588 or by emailing

There’s nothing we love more than helping our customers send out beautiful paperless mailings, and with these new features we hope it is more effortless than ever. Want to try it out for yourself? Click here!

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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How to Get More Out of Your Day: Productivity Tips from Entrepreneur + Greenvelope Founder Sam Franklin

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Especially for startups and entrepreneurs, it can feel like there are never enough hours in the day to finish the work that needs to be done. For new businesses starting out, or for anyone trying to get more out of their day, achieving efficiency is key. Here are a couple of unsung productivity tips as told by founder, Sam Franklin.

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Be Unforgettable: How to Turn an Average Event into an Epic Experience


Throughout history, the greatest and most memorable brands have successfully utilized imagery, advertising, and product design to create a detailed brand image in the minds of consumers. Harley Davidson, Apple, Disney… they all have very distinct emotions and personalities attached to them. In the same way, event planners are expected to create an image, a brand, and an idea around an event that goes beyond one night: an experience that builds on all the senses and resonates with guests before, during, and after the event itself. More than just a passing fad, experiential marketing and creating full guest experiences is at the core of the current event industry. It isn’t just a “thing”… it is everything.

With businesses in every industry utilizing events to connect and build relationships with their clients and networks, how do you make your event stand out? Industry experts weigh in on their top tips for turning an average event into an epic experience.

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Five Ways Real Couples Make Their Relationship Stronger


Whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is upon us. Regardless of  your affinity for the holiday, it is a wonderful time to take stock of the love in your life; whether it is a budding romance, a lifelong partner, or a close-knit group of friends.

We are lucky to be a part of so many amazing couples’ celebrations and milestone occasions, and are constantly inspired by their stories. As we look at and appreciate all the love surrounding us this time of year, we wanted to take note of the things that make couples’ relationships successful. Here are the top five tried & true tips from the experts and real couples who shared their loving and inspiring stories with us.

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Designer Feature Friday: Luly Yang Couture

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The design collaboration between Luly Yang Couture and Greenvelope has been an incredible adventure in fashion, design, and inspiration. Headquartered only blocks from each other, we are thrilled to be able to introduce you to this internationally acclaimed designer who has inspired and brought this incredible collection to life.

Read on to learn more about Luly, from her inspirations and her love of design to her advice to newly engaged couples.

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Introducing New Tech Couture Collaboration: Luly Yang Couture +

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After months of conceptualizing, collaborative meetings, and inspired design work, we are excited to bring the couture elegance of the runway to all of life’s celebrations with Greenvelope and Luly Yang’s first ever tech couture stationery collaboration.

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