Grain Exchange Wedding

Amanda + Dan = Pure Happiness
A Stunning November Wedding

Month: November
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Je T'aime Images
Ceremony: St. John's
Reception: Grain Exchange

Late fall/early winter weddings are so underappreciated! Just look how gorgeous Amanda and Dan's November wedding was!

The elegant white bouquets that had a hint of sparkle looked like fresh bunches of snow, an event that wasn't too far off in the future. There was a light brushing on the ground, making their pictures tie together beautifully! The bouquets were tied together with teal ribbon that matched perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses.

Amanda and Dan's special day started with their ceremony at St. John's, where there wasn't a dry eye in the house! They then continued to their reception at the well known Grain Exchange, where much dancing, happiness, and hidden kisses between the couple were present! All of Amanda and Dan's wedding day was beautifully captured by Je T'amie Images.

We at Bank of Flowers were thrilled to have taken part of this couple's love-filled day! Congrats to Amanda and Dan!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers














 










































Grain Exchange Transformation

Sarah + Ryan =  Wedding Day Bliss!!

Ceremony: St. Peter-Paul Catholic Church
Reception: The Grain Exchange
Photographer:  Front Room
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Wedding Planner: Parties Etc., Chicago
Linens:  BBJ Linens
Month: January


It is pretty amazing to see a brides vision unfold between your eyes.  As a florist, it's euphoria when you exceed their expectations!!


As I think back on Sarah and Ryan Buck's wedding story, I remember Sarah standing in the front lobby, she was stunning in her lace wedding gown of St. Peter Paul church.  She beaming with excitement to see her groom.  Both were so excited to get their party started.


One of my favorite moments from the day was when Sarah and Ryan entered their reception before any of their guest to see their vision come to life.  


The towering centerpieces were filled with over 3 dozen ivory roses, gray brunia and 45 hydrangeas!  Birch branches extended out the top making each these stunning arrangement over 8 feet tall.  


The other guest tables had a lush arrangement filled with ivory hydrangeas, roses, lisianthus, gray brunia and succulents.  Hundreds of unique mercury votives filled the space with candle light.


The Bucks, carried their last name into all elements of their wedding, 
from the personal lighted logo that illuminated the grand reception area, 
to the deer antlers used in the floral decor in the entryway table. 


Even in the last minutes leading up to midnight, Sarah and Ryan guests filled the dance floor not wanting the night to end.  Thank you to Sarah and Ryan for letting us be a part in their wedding and sharing these beautiful photos with our readers.

~Melissa Maas, Owner