Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wedding Envelopes.........with an extra touch

My sincere apologies for not posting in the past few weeks, it has been what summer is supposed to be......busy and full of weddings, parties, quick weekend trips, getting my Dad settled back home and catching up with our son who is home for a few months between rotations. Our humid, humid weather zapped the energy out of most of us during July and though I am never one to wish away time, I do hope August is just a tad cooler. I cannot for the life of me figure out why I have not thought of this obvious idea before, I am always looking for ways to make a wedding envelope more of a presentation. In the past I have searched out and found boxes for that occasion only to arrive at the reception and find they won't fit into the holder slot. A reception is no time to gain promises that your awkward card shape will find its way to the bride and groom. With that in mind, I tied a simple but gorgeous length of ivory double-face satin ribbon would give any simple wedding envelope the extra touch that I think it deserves for this romantic occasion. 

Photo by family friend Bev Pentland


  1. so so lovely! you are such an inspiration!

  2. No one could miss seeing such a beautiful envelope. The heat has zapped us all. Sounds like you've found some lovely occasions to take your mind off of it. I'm hoping for some August relief, too...hoping.

  3. Simple, elegant, perfect, Sande. Glad to see you are back!

  4. Sande,

    I had already planned on writing you today to make sure all was okay in your world. I agree that the heat in July makes us so lethargic...wishing for a dip in the pool or a automnal breeze...
    I love double-faced satin ribbon, and this idea is gorgeous!

  5. A beautiful idea, stunningly executed. We've missed you darling!

  6. Sande,
    I've never received an envelope so beautiful!
    Absolutely beautiful.
    Teresa (Splendid Sass)

  7. Ooo hi sweetie, I love all your jewels, that is you right :) Big hug and kiss. I love the ribbon, it is glorious.

    So pleased you are resting and enjoying your summer and your lovely son, mwah xxx D

  8. Hi Sande, I hope your Dad is feeling a bit better and that he settles in at home, especially in the humidity and heat. I hope all is well with you sweet friend! I love anyhting wrapped in satin ribbon, especially an envelope, how special and simply decadent.
    Have a great weekend,

  9. I am enjoying your blog as you have such beautiful ideas to shower on us out here in blogville.

    Grateful I discovered your special place in cyberspace.

    God bless and may you have a cooler August.

  10. Beautiful! I plan to use this idea for a birthday card in a couple of weeks.
    I love your blog and the lovely gifts you create. I put so much thought into gift wrapping that I sometimes worry that the gift itself will be a disappointment ;)
    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo, B

  11. Simple - elegant - perfect! (Why didn't I think of that!) You are so inspiring to us all!


  12. A full summer with family and friends. Life is good. Glad to hear that you are well & rested and that your Dad is getting settled. Love the envelope, beautifully simple & elegant
    xo Lisa

  13. Beautifully done as always Sande! Glad to hear your Dad is settled again. Enjoy the time with your son and all the festivities.
    Happy Friday,

  14. Perfect! I've used pretty stickers and calligraphy to enhance the envelope, but I do like your idea!

    Thanks for sharing..........

  15. would you write about scissors in one of your posts. i can never find a pair i am happy with and a good pair of scissors is critical for cutting ribbon.

    thank you for your wonderful ideas and the beauty you bring to others.

  16. Beautiful,
    So YOU : ) !!
    So glad to hear
    that your dad
    is settled and
    that you are
    enjoying all
    of the glories
    of summer, Sande.
    Happy Weekend!
    xx Suzanne

  17. Sande ~

    So glad you popped in to say hello ~ but I completely understand about the lack of time for blogging! There are so many wonderful things to do, see, and be a part of during this time of year. Enjoy every moment!

    You look beautiful all dressed-up with your baubles ~


  18. Good to "see" you. I've been gone quite a bit too...dealing with life issues. This is brilliant idea...I'll use it.

  19. Absolutely gorgeous, per usual !! I don't think that you are capable of doing anything but gorgeous !!
    So pleased to hear that your dad is recovering and settling back in his own home.
    I can so relate to having time off from blogging in the Summer. I have been out and about a lot and sometimes feel bad that I haven't commented on everyones posts but, we do have to live our lives, which are a little more important than blogging !!!!
    Enjoy the weekend, Sande. XXXX

  20. Hi Dear Sande!
    I am right by your side with our precious time. I understand the absence completely. It has been a beautiful full summer so far and still more to come. I am so happy to see your smiling face peeking back:) Welcome Home!

  21. What your holding is beautiful indeed, but what I can't tear my eye away from is that gorgeous necklace around your neck! Wow!! Love that.

  22. What a fabulous idea...and all your jewels are absolutely breathtaking! That bracelet in particular!

  23. Sande you are living life as you should. Family comes first and then the fun. With our adult kids we need to catch them when we can as they don't stay in one place for long. I hope all goes well for your father too?

    I've had that predicament with a wedding card and I love what you have done. Although no shock to my system that you came up with such a stylish, gorgeous idea. Enjoy August and I hope that the humidity is long gone. We are void of humidity here for the weekend & cannot believe how I have missed living without it. My hair actually has some height!

    Hugs to you my friend xx

  24. sande, a wonderful presentation. the generous bow you have shown will be my inspiration for my next few wedding envelopes...glad to have you back!

    Love, Donna

  25. simple - beautiful - elegant - perfect for a wedding - thank you for sharing your idea - better now than never!

  26. Love this idea. A bow just does wonders doesn't it. Enjoy your summer!

  27. Gorgeous photo...cream satin, black and bling. And a perfectly tied bow. Simply beautiful. Trish

  28. Sande, not only your wedding envelope does look sweet and elegant...but i also love your amazing necklace !
    yes..summer and blogging are difficult to combine..We must indulge in some laziness !

  29. How did I miss this post, so glad to see you and what a lovely presentation, Kathysue


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