Thursday, September 19, 2013

Sweet Pea Print Receives 2013 Best of Rochester Award

So exciting!!!!

Press Release

Sweet Pea Print Receives 2013 Best of Rochester Award
Rochester Award Program Honors the Achievement

ROCHESTER September 2, 2013 -- Sweet Pea Print has been selected for the
2013 Best of Rochester Award in the Custom Invitations, Favors and Stationery category by the Rochester Award Program.

Each year, the Rochester Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Rochester area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2013 Rochester Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Rochester Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Rochester Award Program
The Rochester Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Rochester area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Rochester Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.

SOURCE: Rochester Award Program

Rochester Award Program

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Custom Circus Themed Birthday Favor Tag and Thank you note

While I originally starting off focusing on weddings, as my brides or their friends have babies I have been lucky enough to be asked to continue their stationery needs.  What I love about doing with kid birthday parties is how creative each one is and really goes after bold colors.  For Joey's first birthday they had a whole circus theme that really made use of primary colors.  Having customized favor tags really gave the theme an extra little touch that many guests noticed at the party. I really like how this family also kept the same graphic and colors for the thank you not cards as well.

For more information head to to begin your custom order or "like" us on our Facebook page for more inspiration.  

Happy wedding/life planning!

Custom Polo Themed Graduation Invitations

The Little Extra Touches
I just love the whole look of this set.  I love how coordinating each piece is, but also different in it's own right.  This family wanted Polo graphic, but to take it to the next level also added a plaid pattern.  By having that extra touch by using it in the envelope liner, it made the thank you note coordinate even better.  I highly recommend using envelope liners.  I feel as though it really takes invitations to the next level and makes them stand out.   I also love that they set the tone by using custom made address label. 

For more information head to to begin your custom order or "like" us on our Facebook page for more inspiration.  

Happy wedding/life planning!

Custom Photo Pennant 1st Birthday Invitaiton

There is just nothing like having a photo card for an invitation of a child.  Not only does it give an update of what a cutie your child is, but also sets the tone of the party.  Here is one I did below of a custom photo pennant.  One of the add ons that I love when clients ask for is address labels.  It adds not only easiness to the invitation, but makes it special and continues the theme.

For more information head to to begin your custom order or "like" us on our Facebook page for more inspiration.  

Happy wedding/life planning!

Monday, September 9, 2013

In Love with Black and White/Ivory Color Schemes

There is just something about a black and white wedding color scheme that says sophistication to me.  I love the simple elegance of it. There are multiple ways to play up this color scheme so that it still stands out and is personalized to you. 

What I love about black and white/ivory weddings:
·         It will never go out of style. People will wait to see what the trendy “in” colors of the upcoming wedding season from magazines and runways are, but with a black and white theme, your wedding will always be “in trend”.  You will look at your invite 10 years later and not think it looks dated.
·         It is so easy to add slight touches of color elsewhere, like in your flowers or centerpieces.  It helps make those colors really stand out.  The addition of a few drops of color can be a spotlight against a background of black and white/ivory without being the main focus or stealing the show.
·         Since you are limiting your color palate, you can play up different patterns and textures without taking away from the elegance of the event.  For example, using plaid or polka-dot frames for table numbers will not look out of place.

Now for some sets that in cooperate this theme:
Black and Champagne Custom Pocket Wedding Invitation Suite
Notice how this couple added on a simple rhinestone in their pocket invitation.  It was a simple add on, but really made it stand out.  It was an invitation that was very classic looking, but also had that “wow” factor in the simple yet stylish design.  To this day, it is one of my most asked about invitations from potential clients.  For many clients, it serves as their inspiration for their new design.

Black and Champagne Custom Pocket Wedding Invitation Suite - Escort Cards

This theme was carried on throughout the wedding, as we also did the escort cards, and added rhinestones to the escort cards, and added ribbon with rhinestones to help decorate around the venue.

Black and Champagne Custom Pocket Wedding Invitation Suite - Cake
And just look at how great this cake looks?  Need I say more at how stylish you can make a classic black and ivory wedding look modern and stylish at the same time?  Don't worry, I will ;) Cake designed by Premier Pastry

This couple also used a classic white theme, but with an added design, it gave this invitation a fresh modern feel. Damask patterns are so on trend right now and have so many possibilities to make yours completely unique from anyone else. I get asked constantly if I am able to do damask prints and the answer is YES!


 Finally, this couple embraced adding a little bit of color, unlike the other two sets above.  Notice how this wedding is still mostly black and white, but has a small touch of color.  The color  really pops, but without taking away from the main color scheme of black and ivory.  I just think that the small hint of color is beautiful on the menu cards and table numbers adds to the romance of the event. 

So, as you plan for any event such as a wedding, shower, or even a birthday, do not shy away from this classic color scheme.  Weren't we always told in history class that history repeats itself? There is a reason why black and white/ivroy invitations have stood the test of time.  

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or "like" Sweet Pea Print  on Facebook!

Happy wedding/life planning!