Sweetpea's is an independent floral boutique, specializing in custom floral design. All of our orders are made to your specifications. There is nothing 'cookie-cutter' about our arrangements.
Unlike the typical online floral retailer, we are not following a set formula with stock images to adhere to. We are not affiliated with any franchise or wire service. This means, your order is made to value, without anything going to hidden fees or commissions. You are supporting a small, local business who tailors their work to suit your needs and style.
When ordering flowers, you have the option to choose a design style. We have provided descriptions of our standard styles below to help you select which best suit your recipient’s unique tastes.
If there is something specific you would like the designer's to keep in mind while putting together your arrangement, you have the ability to add special instructions to your order while selecting your options. For example, if you would like to ensure that specific flowers are included, if available, let us know. If there are allergies, you may want to include notes like "no scented flowers". If you know that your recipient has certain flowers they just don't like, please let us know. We will do our best to ensure your floral arrangement is perfectly suited to the person receiving it.
Designer's Choice is our most popular option. This allows the floral designers to follow their own creative instincts with the arrangement. Often our repeat customers know to simply let these artists do what they feel best suits the material they are working with. They have seen the quality of work that comes out of Sweetpea's and place their trust in the hands of our talented team.
This whimsical look is meant to be loose in form and depends heavily on textures and softer flower product. There are no hard lines, or bold tropical flowers here. Everything just seems to fall into place .... If you can imagine walking through a classic English garden, selecting snippets of what is in bloom while you stroll the paths, casually placing them in a vase on a table to enjoy with a cup of tea and a good book, this is the style you are after.
This bold style of design provides a modern take on the standard use of flowers. Expect strong use of lines and large, 'statement blooms' and foliage. This is a great option for someone who has a contemporary interior space where the arrangement will likely be a statement piece.
We find that when orders are being sent to men who are not accustom to receiving flowers, this is a great option as it bucks the normal trends and brings a sense of masculinity to an otherwise feminine form.
This distinct style is a cleaner look than standard floral arrangements. The emphasis tends to be on a round design, visible from all sides. Minimal greens and compact blooms are predominant in this style. Any and all types of flowers are used. Hydrangea is a common element in this type of arrangement, due to its size and shape. Commonly referred to as a "roundy moundy", Sweetpea's will take the higher end, "New York" school of thought to this style. This means carefully arranged flowers with texture and a monochromatic look, unless otherwise specified.
This school of design is a favourite with our florists. Ideally suited for a premium footed vase, rather than our 'standard glass', this style is one that looks as if it was poised for a room of artists, with oil paints at the ready and brushes in hand.
When sending arrangements to the most fun loving, adventurous of friends, this is the design that will offer a fun and funky approach. "Unusual & Different" is the style were our florists will break the rules of floral design. It is their chance to be experimental. You will see a variance in terms of quantity of blooms, sometimes going for sheer impact with bold, large tropicals, or a collection of small flowers with wild textures and lines. In any case, this style offers an appreciation for the shapes, colours and textural nature of those taking centre-stage in these art pieces.
Sometimes you just want what is right before your eyes. If you want an arrangement done in the style portrayed in our examples, this is the choice for you. We will do our best to mimic the look seen through our online ordering system.