Cuvee Wedding

Kari + Sean - Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous August Wedding

Photographer: DeGroot Film Co.
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Cuvee
Cake: Eat Cake!
Wedding Dress: Morilee
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
Rental Company: Canopies

This beautiful Milwaukee wedding was one for the books!

You could tell that Kari and Sean's souls were connected - we couldn't help but swoon! The couple chose a stunning arrangement of garden roses, hydrangeas, dahlia, astible, succulents, and broad leaf dusty miller in ivory, blush, and gray! 

The couple's special day took place at Cuvee, where both their ceremony and reception was held surrounded by many friends and family. Between, the couple stopped at the Milwaukee Art Museum as well as the historic Third Ward to snap a few (jaw dropping) pictures, which were beautifully captured by DeGroot Film Co.

We were so thrilled to have been part of this couple's wedding day! Congrats to Kari and Sean, here's to many years of love and happiness to come!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers



























Miller Room Wedding

Christa + Al = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous May Wedding

Month: May
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Lisa Matthewson Photography
Ceremony: Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church
Reception: Miller Room

April showers bring May flowers and the flowers at Christa and Al's wedding were bright, cheery, and perfect for the couple's special day!

The love-struck couple wed in their family church in Wauwatosa, with friends and family coming from all over to be in attendance for Christa and Al's special day. Afterwards, they took a quick stop by the lake to get a few pictures, the city of Milwaukee filling the background.

Christa and Al's wedding day continued onto their reception, which took place in the Miller Room. The venue was an amazing choice, as it had breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Their was much dancing, laughter, and of course love flowing at Christa and Al's wedding.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day. Congratulations to Christa and Al, here's to many new memories and years of happiness to come!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

























Beauty in Bloom


Back by popular demand, the innovative floral fashion show Beauty In Bloom returned to Art in Bloom at the Milwaukee Art Museum.  With it's over-the-top gowns and accessories created entirely from flowers and foliage, this show is a runway attraction all it's own. Bank of Memories & Flowers was chosen to participate for a second time this year along with some of the best designers from Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan.  There were 21 designers in all who traveled with their fresh gowns for this Saturday night extravaganza.  This event sold out, with 400 guests in attendance!


It was amazing to see the Museum transformed into a secret garden.  Lights lit up the Calatrava and large curtains painted by hand of large trees flanked the models entrance.  Live music pumped up the crowd from DJ Jai and the emcee for the night was Elizabeth Kay of the morning show "Wes & Elizabeth: on 99.1 The Mix.


Our inspiration was the a warrior fairy.  The croton leaves took over our inspiration as the colors and layers transformed the dress.



Highlights with brass and copper completed her look right into her hair and makeup.  Flax leaves were woven to create her skirt.




We are so proud of our model Kristin Reidelberger, who not only was a beautiful and stunning but she brought life to the gowned.  She owned it!  When she stepped in the dress her confidence took over and became our warrior fairy.


When Kristin is not being fierce on the runway, she is a full time florist at our Menomonee Falls location at Bank of Memories & Flowers.


We are proud to say we took 3rd place from the night!

~Melissa Maas
Owner
Bank of Memories & Flowers

Art In Bloom


Every year, I have the opportunity to participate in the Milwaukee Art Museum's "Art in Bloom".  As an artist at heart, this is a dream come true.  This event brings out some of the best floral designers in the Southeastern part of Wisconsin.  There was 41 designers in all who participated this year.


Back in January, we had a day at the Museum called "Lottery Day."  The art pieces are hand picked by the Museum on what they would like to see interpreted into flowers.  When we arrive, we are handed numbers.  The Art Museum will pick your number at random to go along with the artwork.  It is always fun to see your challenge.  This year I was paired up with Homage to the Square, by Josef Albers.  What a challenge, with a yellow box!


Over the weeks I collaborated with my dad, Norman Ball III, who is a Iron Worker.  It was amazing to see my vision of taking the square painting and taking it outside the box.  I wanted people to see the cube from all sides and make it dimensional.  My dad welded the yellow box and engineered a way to nestle the cube in the tree.  The tree gives the illusion that it is holding up the cube like it landed there and is now growing.  



The flowers in the cube were yellow oncidium orchids and blue tinted button mums.  In the white box base holding up the branch was yellow roses, ruscus, succulents, tricillium, leucadendron and green moss.



This was a very special piece to me this year, not only was it a challenge but I had an amazing experience making memories with my dad.   He was able to share his amazing engineering talent with me and I was able to show him what I love to do.
Thank you dad, couldn't have done it without you!


-Melissa Maas
Owner
Bank of Memories & Flowers