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The Anatomy of a Perfect Wedding Invitation

The Anatomy of a Perfect Wedding Invitation

The invitation is one of the first communications your guests will receive about your wedding day, so a good first impression is key! Your invitations do a lot more than simply convey a theme or wedding style, they also provide critical information for your upcoming nuptials. Details like the who, what, when, and where should be thoughtfully formatted for easy interpretation. We’ve outlined the anatomy of a perfect wedding invitation to help ensure your invite has all of the necessary information your guests are looking for. Keep scrolling—you’ll see what we mean soon enough!

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Introducing New Invitation Designs by Colin Cowie

Colin Cowie Collection Invitations

We’re thrilled to announce that Colin Cowie has added eight new gorgeous invitations to his collection. Inspired by the latest trends in stationery—from stacked-paper effects and image overlaying to stylish wax emblems and elegant mosaic tiles—each of Colin’s new designs offer a nod to modern entertaining. Each exclusive design mimics traditional paper with details that include elegant embossing, deckled edges, letterpressing, and delicate gold foiling. Keep scrolling to see more of his stunning new designs!

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Greenvelope’s Wedding Design Competition

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Spring is officially here, which means wedding season is in full swing! To kick the season off right, our talented team of designers were challenged to create and submit their most trend-forward wedding invitation designs.

This competition was judged by the renowned experience creator, Colin Cowie. With a long list of satisfied clients—including Oprah Winfrey and Jennifer Lopez—Colin has made his name planning everything from intimate celebrations to iconic, large-scale weddings. Inspired by today’s modern couples and fueled by the latest trends, he brings a lifetime of experience in wedding design and we’re thrilled to share his hand-picked winners.

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How to Make a GIF from a Photo Series

How to Make a GIF from a Photo Series

GIFs have become a major part of online culture and general communication. At its core, an animated GIF is simply a type of file that contains a series of images to create a small video or animation. They have become so popular that there are even entire websites devoted to the raging debate between pronouncing GIF as “jif” or “gif.” We are going to try our best to stay neutral on that one. Instead, we thought it might be fun to put together a quick how-to on creating your own animated GIF using a series of photographs! As in this example, you can now add animated GIFs and videos to your Greenvelope card. However, you can also use these same steps to create something you might share on social media, a promotional email, or even via text message.

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Introducing new Envelopes With a Chic, Modernized Touch

modern digital envelopes

Modern Envelopes

Our team of designers just keep pushing the envelope (quite literally!) They’ve given our digital envelopes a fresh new makeover that’s both modern and chic. And we’re loving how realistic they are! Available in a landscape or square format, our envelopes now have a pointed flap that mimics the traditional paper variety—down to the glue seal! This new design also comes with a wider selection of stylish colors, liners, and stamps.

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Designer Feature: Phrosné Ras

Phrosné Ras

Today, we’re thrilled to be featuring Phrosné Ras, an incredibly accomplished designer based in South Africa’s Cape Town. She’s best known for intricate line drawings, elegant color palettes, and a fierce attention to detail, but it’s her unwavering drive that Phrosné is most proud of. Ranging from holiday cards and birthday invitations to wedding save-the-dates and thank-you notes, her stunning collection has encouraged celebrations and set the stage for gatherings of all kind. Today, she’s here to share a bit more about her journey, her inspiration, and her passions.  

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Greenvelope’s Birthday Design Competition

Greenvelope’s Birthday Design Competition

If you happen to be looking for an excuse to throw a birthday bash this year, you’re in luck. We have a fierce collection of brand new birthday invites, thanks to Greenvelope’s second design competition! Our community of designers were challenged to create and submit their very coolest birthday invitations. And if you ask Sogoal Zolghadri (owner of Sogi’s Honey Bakeshop and our esteemed judge), they crushed it. Choosing three category winners wasn’t easy, but here’s what stood out to Sogoal the most:

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Fall in Love with 6 of our Most Popular Save-The-Dates

Most popular save the date

So the question was popped and you’re officially engaged—congratulations! The first step is to break out the bubbly and celebrate accordingly. The next step is to finalize a date and get all your loved ones in the loop. Sending save-the-dates for your wedding is the easiest (and most stylish!) way to get your guests to mark their calendars. And as you begin to brainstorm that perfect design, here’s what’s trending this season. Keep scrolling to see our 6 most popular save-the-dates!

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Introducing the Stunning New WonderWed Wedding Collection

New Online Wedding Invitations from WonderWed and Greenvelope

For one of our loveliest collaborations yet, we’ve partnered with WonderWed to bring you a stunning new collection filled with seven stylish wedding suites. WonderWed, the go-to planning resource and inspiration blog in Germany, is bringing their community’s stunning styles and upcoming trends to this exclusive wedding collection. And while there’s nothing wrong with classic wedding stationery styles, we absolutely love these trendy renditions. From contemporary color palettes to abstract designs (and everything in between!), WonderWed’s exclusive collection is sure to spark inspiration for any modern couple looking to plan their upcoming nuptial celebration.

We love this wedding invitation collection’s ability to make a bold, beautiful statement for any couple. And while WonderWed is the premier wedding site for German couples, these stunning suites are offered in all languages. Click here to view the full WonderWed Invitation Collection, or keep scrolling for a stylized sneak peek!  read more…

Designer Feature: Camille Robinson

Camille Robinson Greenvelope Designer

We’re delighted to feature Camille Robinson, an endlessly creative designer and business owner (based right here in Seattle!) Skilled in hand lettering and a true master of all things typography, Camille has inspired couples and party hosts alike with her stunning invitation collection. From birthday parties and engagement celebrations to corporate events and weddings, her varied designs have beautifully set the stage for events of all kind. Today, she’s here to share a bit more about her journey, her business, and a few of her favorite things.

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