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Paris in Portsmouth photo shoot + awesome vendors = one great day of amour!

Paris in Portsmouth…what a great idea for a wedding!  Together with the following vendors…and a little black lace…we created a wedding that’s truly “Ooh, La, La”!!

Female Model: Victoria Barnaby
Male Model: Jaime Furtado

Soiree, Andover + Sara Zarrella Photography = Beautiful Rhode Island Wedding!


I love details.  Details make life interesting, right? As far as weddings go, they make that “once in a lifetime moment”, special and significant.  We were lucky enough to work with a wonderful couple and the Bride’s Mom to develop and create the warm atmosphere and memories of family and friends for their wedding day.

Sara Zarrella Photography captured these precious moments beautifully.

From the elegant details on the invitation to the custom bottle of champagne for the Bride and Groom, everything worked well together…just like the perfect marriage! 


Introducing the latest Checkerboard album at our Trunk Show!

Soirée, Andover

 is proud to invite you to our very first

Checkerboard Trunk Show

featuring their latest wedding album release
filled with beautiful, classic elements you’ll just love!
If you have an upcoming Wedding and you haven’t found the perfect
invitation yet, this is the event for you!
Come meet one of the artists and
enjoy FREE return address printing on your invitation envelopes when you place an order from an appointment made that evening
(only from the Timeless album)
See below for inspiration!
A special door prize from Checkerboard will go to one lucky,
winning couple
Checkerboard is known for their exquisite designs and details in invitations and event accessories
Tuesday . March 5th
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
at our store
13 Main Street . Andover . Massachusetts
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Timeless by Checkerboard
Timeless by Checkerboard

Romance is alive and well!

Happy New Year

from Soiree, Andover

With so many couples getting engaged over the holidays and Valentine’s day, we postponed our blog until now to bring you the latest in wedding inspiration.

It’s hard not to fall in love all over again with so many newly-engaged couples coming to the store to look at wedding invitations!

Romantic, soft colors, delicate details and whimsical additions are finding their way back to weddings and are being sprinkled into invitations and day-of  items.

I hope this blog will inspire some “extra” romance for your wedding day too!

A Touch of Whimsy

Available at Soiree, Andover

Beautiful Blush

Available at Soiree, Andover

A Vintage Feel

Available at Soiree, Andover

The Elegance of Ribbon

Available at Soiree, Andover

Holiday Calendar for Soiree

5 fun tips to strengthen your community during Small Business Saturday!

Soiree, Andover


Tips of the week

Supporting Local Businesses

Save the Date!

Small Business Saturday
November 24th

A great day to purchase your holiday cards or wedding invitations!

Soiree, Andover – Tips for shopping local
Come celebrate the Shop Small™ movement with us on Saturday, November 24th.
Over the past months during the election campaigns, we all learned one important thing…small businesses are the heart of our local communities and it takes each one of us to help keep them growing strong. So rally your friends, come on downtown and help make a difference in your community.

Check out our tips here

5 fun tips to keep your community growing stronger than ever!




Tip of the Week! Personal Stationery

 Personal Stationery

Stationery ( the paper kind) is spelled with an “e” as in envelopes.

Stationary (not moving)  is spelled with an “a” as in car!


Writing a thank you note is not only good manners and lets people know that you are thoughtful, but it might just land you the perfect job or get you into the school of your dreams!

~After an interview, be sure to write a thank you note immediately, and specifically thank the person for their time. If more than one person interviewed you, then you must send a thank you note to each person.

~Be very careful to spell names correctly including the address and the place where you are applying. If in doubt – Google it!

~Remember The 50-50-90 rule: Anytime you have a 50-50 chance of getting something right, there’s a 90% probability you’ll get it wrong. ~ Andy Rooney

Choose the right stationery for the job!

~When writing a personal note, be sure to use the person’s name and if you are thanking them for something, mention what you are thanking them for. Be specific and genuine.

So spend the time to get it right!

In business, if you use stationery that is personalized with your name on it, even if the note gets put to the side, it will always remind them who you are…that’s something that in business will give you a real advantage and personally will be a warm reminder of your graciousness!

There are so many styles of stationery to choose from.  Typically, men use flat correspondence cards and women use folded note cards for their stationery of choice, although you are free to choose any style you enjoy and are more comfortable using.  I personally prefer flat correspondence cards.

Choosing the printing method for your stationery is a matter of what you prefer, how much your are willing to pay and convenience.  As far as expense and convenience, Stationery that is engraved, letterpressed or embossed is going to be more expensive, needs to be ordered from a professional printer like  Soiree, Andover and is also more impressive.  If you really love raised print and don’t want to spend too much, then thermography is the way to go with digitally printed stationery being the most affordable and can usually be available quickly.

Choose your personal stationery carefully keeping in mind the purpose.  Sending a thank you note to a friend for a gift he gave you can reflect your personality and be more fun and playful than the stationery you would use to send an interviewer for a professional position.  Keep this style more conservative.


Next week’s Tip of the week…


Getting ready for Thanksgiving and tips to making and keeping family traditions!

Our Facebook page had lots going on this week

~Holiday Promotion deadlines

~New product – Surprize balls and cones

~Surprising facts about wedding invitations

Don’t forget to “LIKE” us when you get there!

Wishing you a great week and…

don’t forget to write!


Trish Martini

Soiree, Andover

13 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810



Right as rain…

September 29, 2012

Well this is the first post in months…

Lazy no, super busy…YES!  Wedding season was incredible but wow, it’s almost the Holidays! October is just around the corner and today, although rainy, really feels like fall.  Heck, I just baked my first batch of pumpkin bread and just wanted to enjoy a piece in front of the fire! But not yet, it’s only September…

So with pumpkin bread in hand, I thought we’d help you out a little with your Holiday Card sending and gift giving this year with this new post.  We have some favorites that’ll help get you all in the mood…

Spread the fun of the Holidays with these brand new and one of my absolutes …really fun and whimsical Halloween greeting cards. Sure to get a smile on those faces and bring back memories too.

 Another of my favorites and great for gift giving any time of the year…(new styles for the Holidays coming)

These cornucopias and surprize balls (yes, that’s how they spell them) are so much fun to give and to receive.  You unwrap and unwrap until you get a little novelty under each layer…truly fun and delightfully whimsical.  Adults love them even more than kids do…go figure.  Use them for birthdays, graduations, bridal showers and just because you want to see someone smile!

Use them at the holidays…one at each place setting!  Watch them all just roll with laughter and have some good, old fashioned fun.

And last but not least, beautiful flour sack dish towels.  They’re big and incredibly absorbent. Love, love, love and the perfect hostess gift too.

They pair beautifully with our new paper napkins and taper candles…

So now you know where to get all your holiday fun started. Until next time…we are so looking forward  to seeing all those beautiful photos we’re gonna put on your Holiday Cards this year!

See you soon at the store!



Menu cards for your Wedding!

Menu cards!

They’re a romantic detail that give your wedding the finishing touch your guests will notice…

Photography by Photography By Linda

Linens by Festejos



Fun new Stationery in stock!! Just in time for Mothers’ Day…

Look what just came into our store!

We are so in love with the latest gorgeous papers from


Look at this beautiful Cid Pear stationery in these cute boxes and containers!

Brand new desk calendars

Mixed greeting cards…

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