Sweet Pea Floral is Hiring!

Join our awesome team as a Full Time Wedding and Events Assistant!

Our perfect candidate would be outgoing and charismatic, able to easily communicate with customers and work well with our team. To keep our wedding information on track, organizational skills and familiarity with technology (Gmail, Docs, Drive, Calendar, etc.) are a must. The versatile nature of the job is well suited to those who enjoy taking on a variety of tasks and are willing to roll up their sleeves to get a job done! Floral design experience a plus, but not necessary. :)

Job responsibilities:  **basically run our wedding game** ;)

  • Work 35-40 hours per week
  • Communicate with prospective wedding and event customers, providing information, scheduling consultations, and following up to seal the deal. 
  • Work wedding shows: help set-up, break down, and sell the business like a true hustler!
  • Input formal bids and event proposals into our wedding software, tracking payments and deposits, etc..
  • Email all couples 1 month ahead of event regarding final invoices and receipts, final flower count, and delivery information.
  • Communicate with event venues and other vendors as needed, including reaching out to photographers to receive photos for our social media, webpages, and promotional materials.
  • Help with set up, break down, and clean up as needed after the event ends (usually late at night) at: TIME AND A HALF  
  • Checking in, cleaning and restocking vases into inventory, while keeping track of our wedding rentals inventory.
  • Follow up with happy new couples, event planners, and family members after the event about writing a review on The Knot.
  • Clean flowers, take phone calls and help with busy times at the shop.
  • Keep track of time we spend on weddings: making the flowers arrangements, setting up, breaking down, cleaning the vases, ETC.
  • Help maintain our website with pictures, pricing and such for holidays and everyday flower arrangements.
  • Help volunteer on Sweet Pea's behalf at events or allow me to (for more community outreach).

-((BROWNIE POINTS))- Have the ability to market Sweet Pea Floral through social media with eye catching pictures, sweet hashtags and a sense of humor.
-It helps if you like Beyoncé music, but it's not a deal breaker. ;)

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Hourly based on experience 

TO APPLY: email your cover letter and resume to info@sweetpeawaunakee.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

(Look how cool we are. Don't you want to work with us?) ;)

(Look how cool we are. Don't you want to work with us?) ;)

Posted on July 28, 2017 .

Prom 2017- Bling it On!

Sweet Pea Floral is ready for Prom 2017! We took the Seventeen Prom Dress Quiz and shocker- with our "Classic Style" we should opt for pretty detailing or Floral Print! ;)

We're excited floral prints are so big this year (for obvious reasons) but also because it gives us a chance to combine some fun colors. Neutral corsages and boutonnieres are a gorgeous accent to your prom ensemble, but pops of complementing colors can really bring everything together. Just like all your other accessories! One of our favorite combinations this year is royal blue paired with pink toned or coral roses. We think they make a stunning complement to this trendy floral skirt. 

Pair red roses with navy blue for a colorful look that complements your dress.

Another trend we continue to see EVERYWHERE this year are the "new neutral" shades of blush, rose gold, and champagne. We love the soft pairing of a champagne bow and some pretty blush roses. It goes perfectly with a light pink dress, but really can wow next to any variety of shades.

Ladies with blue dresses and lovers of bright colors take note- we will feature blue bomb dendrobium orchids this year! 

Or keep things unique but a bit more toned down with lovely white or pink cymbidium orchids.

 

Each Sweet Pea Floral corsage or boutonniere is custom made to compliment your dress or tux. The sky is the limit! If you're unsure of colors, feel free to bring in photos or swatches so our designers can assist you in coordinating ribbon and flower colors. :) 

Posted on March 31, 2017 .

Valentine's Day Tips

Now that it's February we can officially say that Valentine's Day is right around the corner! Make your honey happy with our tips for ordering flowers!


1. Order early!! :) To give us time to special order or choose flowers just for you, call the week before. We don't want to say we favor anyone...but A+ to those who give us a little extra time to plan and make your order extra special! <3

Bonus Credit: Place your order online with us the week before Valentine's Day (Monday, February 6th- Friday, February 10th) with the coupon code LOVE10 and get 10% off your order! :)


2. Help us get to know your sweetie... share their favorite colors, style (traditional, modern, natural), and favorite flowers. Or you can never go wrong with the classic red, white, or pink roses!     

For the modern honey...

For the soft romantics...

 

Color lovin' cuties...

Something more traditional...

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3. Skip the vase with a wrap bouquet! Our bouquets are delivered in a pretty glitter mesh wrap that is every bit as stunning as a vased arrangement. Just make sure your honey has a vase at home! 


4. One stop shop! We'll deliver a box of delicious chocolates with your order, add it on easily when you checkout online. (We have cute balloons too!)


5. Put some thought into the card. Plan what you'd like to say before you stop by, then you don't have the pressure to come up with a special, heartfelt message at the last minute. Your thoughtful message will look even better on our locally handmade cards- they come free with any order over $50. :)


6. Don't stress too much over flowers! As they say...it's the thought that counts! A lil'' wrap bouquet is just as nice of a gesture as the Big Dog double dozen. ;)

 


Thanks for reading lovebug! We hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day! <3

A SP Year in Review

Wow, what a year 2016 has been for Sweet Pea! We just keep on growing and we love it! 

In 2016 we.....

got stuff done in the shop:

Cathy in her natural habitat. After realizing a closed off office wasn't the best, the walls were taken down to open up the space. Check out that awesome gallery wall! A new addition that features photos, thank you notes, favorite quotes, and of course flowers! *The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately.

Cathy in her natural habitat. After realizing a closed off office wasn't the best, the walls were taken down to open up the space. Check out that awesome gallery wall! A new addition that features photos, thank you notes, favorite quotes, and of course flowers! *The dream is free but the hustle is sold separately.

We're working on our green thumbs with hanging air plants and succulent gardens. Loving this new feature in the front of the shop and the plants love the sunny spot near the window!

We're working on our green thumbs with hanging air plants and succulent gardens. Loving this new feature in the front of the shop and the plants love the sunny spot near the window!

Operation basement takeover COMPLETED to create room for our expanded collection of gorgeous new rentals. 

Operation basement takeover COMPLETED to create room for our expanded collection of gorgeous new rentals. 


In 2016 we....

kept our award-winning streak going as a 2017 Pick for the Knot Best of Weddings! Woohoo! Check out reviews on The Knot here!

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In 2016 we...

hired two new members for our team! Haley, our Inventory Manager keeps us organized with all the items we need to keep the shop going! And Claire, our Wedding and Events Assistant helps with our growing number of weddings!


In 2016 we...

continued to create unique, Sweet Pea Original designs for purchase on our website. This year we were all about vintage bottles, natural textured accents, test tube containers, succulents, and boatloads of ribbon!


In 2016 we....

stepped up our social media with a new way to keep all our friends and customers in the loop: a Sweet Pea Newsletter!!

Featuring an inside look into the shop, events, and special promotional deals, we'll send one out at least once a month! Sign up below:

Thanks for reading about our year, we hope you have a wonderful 2017!

Cheers til next time!

Posted on January 6, 2017 .

Fall Favorites

Hey there, lovebug! In this fall weather, is there anything better than cozying up with a nice warm beverage? We're not picky here at the shop- coffee, hot cocoa, raspberry tea, or pumpkin spice lattes, we've got it all on hand. Even when the inevitable stray petal makes it's way into a cup or two, it's still the best way to make the day a little warmer. We hope you can take a minute, grab your biggest, baddest mug, snuggle up, and start to daydream with us about Thanksgiving. :)

Family, comfort food, and a beautiful holiday table where they can all come together make the season so special. With a little over a week to get your home into the spirit of Thanksgiving, we have a few suggestions when it comes to flowers, including centerpieces for your main event. :)

Our Favorite Fall Flowers

  • Fall Mums- So many varieties in so many colors: butterscotch, gold, purple, burgundy, or multi-tone. We also love that the price gives you more bang for your buck!
  • Wheat- Fall harvest summed up in one little stem. Also, can you say TEXTURE?! <3 
  • Saffoflower- Such a perfect burst of texture and color!
  • Carnations- We love adding stems in deep purple and burgundy to give depth to autumn brights.
  • Spray Roses- Classic and elegant. We're thinking oranges, reds, yellows, or get crazy and go for blush. :)
  • Lush mix of greens- To add fullness and texture. This year we thought we'd throw some evergreens into the mix! 

Now that you know our fall faves, take home some stems to create your own arrangement or.... 

We put all of our favorite fall flowers (and some fun accessories) into our Thanksgiving Centerpiece Collection. Check them out below!

Golden Fall- $55.00

Golden Fall- $55.00

Harvest Half-Moon- $45.00

Harvest Half-Moon- $45.00

Fall Perfection- $40.00

Fall Perfection- $40.00

Of course, we always love making up creative, one-of-a kind arrangements too!  Call or stop by the shop and we can help customize something perfect for you. <3

A Spontaneous Fall Photoshoot

Blush & Burgundy

Sometimes things just come together perfectly. In this case it was a fast approaching ad deadline, one amazing photographer, some seriously beautiful dahlias, a stunning color palette, and a 70 degree October day.

After a laptop vs. water incident at the shop, we were left with only a few saved wedding pictures for an ad in Madison Wedding Planner and Guide-due in just two days! After trying, frantically to track down photos without much luck, the SP team began to brainstorm.

We have flowers.

We know awesome photographers.

We like to be outside on beautiful fall days. :)

Feelings of panic turned into inspiration as we began to plan our spontaneous photoshoot.

Boss lady Cathy and the whole SP team were loving blush roses, dahlias, and as always, TEXTURE! We decided to get in on the super trendy blush, burgundy, and champagne color palette that has been all over bride's Pinterest boards. The result was, in the words of Cathy, a bangin’ bridal bouquet and floral crown to rule them all. Deep burgundy dahlias, hanging amaranthus, sprigs of rosemary, and scabiosa pods kept the light blush bridal colors feelin' like fall. The bouquet was finished with long trailing silver, champagne, and burgundy ribbon, perfect to catch the breeze on a gusty October afternoon. The colors at Shumacher Farm Park were a gorgeous backdrop to our photos and the overcast day made the light just right. 

All said and done, everything, came together in just 4 days- not too shabby!

We are loving the results and hope you do too! More styled shoots are definitely in our future; keep an eye out for those and for our ad in Madison Wedding Planner and Guide. :)

Happy travels love bug!

Special thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.

Photography: A Mother’s Art Photography http://amothersartphotography.org/  

Dress: Ooh La La Resale Boutique, Waunakee  

 

Holiday Hours

Holiday Dozen  

Howdy, Sweet Peeps!

In light of the upcoming holiday season, we've ever-so-slightly tweaked our hours for Christmas and New Year's. They are as follows:

Wednesday, Dec. 24th // Christmas Eve // 9.00a-2.00p

Thursday, Dec. 25th // Christmas Day // Closed

Friday, Dec. 26th // 9.00a-1.00p

Saturday, Dec. 27th // 9.00a-1.00p

Sunday, Dec. 28th // Closed

Monday, Dec. 29th // 9.00a-5.30p

Tuesday, Dec. 30th // 9.00a-5.30p

Wednesday, Dec. 31st // New Year’s Eve // Closed

Thursday, Jan. 1st // New Year’s Day // Closed

Happy Holidays, everyone! --SP

Posted on December 9, 2014 and filed under Uncategorized.

Settling into our New Space

It's been a little over a month since we moved into our new space right next door at 105 Baker St., Suite 2, and we're finally getting settled! Check out a couple of photos of our beautiful new space: Front of Store

 

Vases

 

Walk-in Cooler

 

Sparkle

 

There's plenty of room, so come on in and take a look! Thanks, Sweet Pea! :)

Posted on December 9, 2014 and filed under Inspiration.

Sweet Pea 2.0!

The rumors are true—we're expanding our location and moving next door to 105 Baker St., Suite 2, in late October. We're very excited to start this new chapter with you all! Sweet Pea 2.0 here we come! (Here's a sneak peak of what's to come. Introducing our new logo!)

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Posted on October 20, 2014 and filed under Uncategorized.

Spring / Summer '14 Hours

Just to remind everyone, our new store hours are as follows: Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Sunday: Closed

Thank you for all your continued support, especially during construction. Have a great day y'all!!—CC

 

Posted on May 20, 2014 and filed under Inspiration.

Waunakee Prom 2014

This year's prom season in Waunakee was a huge success! We received a gorgeous selection of flowers for use in our boutonnières and wrist corsages: calla lilies, cymbidium orchids, and white stephanotis. As is the case with all Sweet Pea arrangements, each piece was custom made for Waunakee promgoers. Check out some pictures below!
Posted on May 20, 2014 and filed under Dance, Flower Arrangements, Prom.

We're Hiring!

We're looking for Full Time, Part Time, and Seasonal Experienced Floral Designer(s) We are looking to expand our floral design team with one full time, a few part time, and a few seasonal designers. Looking for a detail oriented, outgoing individual(s), with excellent customer service skills. Work will include designing a variety of arrangements ranging from funeral work to wedding flowers and everything in between. Previous Experience Required.

Requirements: •  Floral product and care •  Innovative floral design •  Coordinating floral ordering •  40 hr per week and every other Saturday (Full time position only) •  Must be available to work extended hours during busy time •  Willing to further education and extend design experience •  Pay based on experience •  Strong customer service experience •  Able to multitask and work calmly under pressure •  Must be flexible and able to assist

If interested, please email your resume and salary requirements to cathy@sweetpeawaunakee.com

Posted on February 17, 2014 and filed under Inspiration, Uncategorized.

Valentines 2014 Pricing Ideas

Here is a small sampling of Valentines arrangements we put together. Pricing is listed in the corner to help you compare size and cost. These arrangements are just to get you started, we have plenty of other flowers available. Please call to discuss your perfect arrangement with one of our designers! 608.850.9303 Pricing does not include tax or delivery charges. Click to view delivery charges here.

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Click to view previous Valentines arrangements!

Posted on January 2, 2014 and filed under Flower Arrangements, Holiday, Valentine's Day.

FREE Bridal DIY Centerpiece Workshop

Join Sweet Pea Floral on January 18th, 2014 from Noon to 3pm for a FREE DIY Centerpiece Workshop! At Orchids Garden Center in Middleton. Brides, Bridesmaids, Mother-of-the-Bride, Personal Assistants... Join us for a fun day of Printrest worthy designs doable for today's thrifty bride!  We'll share with you ideas on how to make your guest tables beautiful on a budget!

RSVP by January 4th and receive a FREE GIFT!

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Posted on January 1, 2014 and filed under Uncategorized.

Celebration of Life - Tackle Box

We were challenged last week to design a piece that captured an individuals passion for fishing. The client came to us with a few personal items from their grandfather; tackle box, hat, fishing lures, and fishing pole. Here are a few images showing what put together. TackleBox

Posted on December 16, 2013 and filed under Funerals.

Happy Holdays from Sweet Pea Floral!

At Sweet Pea Floral your needs are our top priority! We are committed to making sure your order receives the attention to detail Sweet Pea is known for. With the holiday season upon us we'd love to help you send some holiday cheer! A hand-delivered arrangement is a great way to tell someone you appreciate them. Holiday Bubble Bowl Centerpieces starting at $45 Long and low centerpieces with candles starting at $60

Choose from fun and modern designs to more traditional seasonal pieces. Poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Evergreens, Amaryllis, Ornaments, Bows, we'll make your holiday arrangement sparkle.

CALL US TO PLACE AN ORDER 608.850.9303

 Click here to see our delivery pricing.

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Posted on December 6, 2013 and filed under Flower Arrangements, Holiday.