Terrace 167 Wedding

Melanie + Daniel = Meant to Be!
A Stunning October Wedding

Photographer: McManigal Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Reception: Terrace 167

Melanie and Daniel's October wedding was a sight to see!

For Melanie's bouquet, the couple went with a handheld with stems that was full of texture. The bouquet included cafe ole dahlia, astible, sprayed hydrangea, roses, quicksand roses, baccarra roses in a color pallet of ivory, cream, nude, blush, and maroon as well as many greens.  Daniel's boutonniere included wine ranunculus with  burgundy seeded euc, blush sprays, as well as some burgundy foliage.

The ceremony took place at the couple's church, St. Peter, where they were surrounded by many friends and family who wished to celebrate Melanie and Daniel's amazing day. The wedding then continued on to the reception at Terrace 167, where much music, love, and laughter flowed throughout the night.

We were so thrilled to have been part of Melanie and Daniel's special day! Cheers to the newly weds, here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers













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



























Seven Seas Wedding!

Rebecca and Brett = Red Hot LOVE

Month: September
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Caitlin Stemper
Ceremony: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls
Reception: Seven Seas, Hartland

This wedding is one of those where we just didn't know which photos to choose for our blog!  Every single shot is better than the next, thanks to their photographer, Caitlin Stemper.  Rebecca and Brett are captured just as they really are, playful and very much in love.  

Rebecca simply glowed with her gorgeous long brunette locks and ruby red lips!  Her dress was perfection with an illusion lace top and long draping fabric that flowed in the wind.   We loved how the red bridesmaid dresses popped off of the lush green landscape in her photos.

Rebecca's flowers were  full of texture with white astilbe, red dahlias, ruby roses, white hydrangeas, burgundy leucadendron and seeded eucalyptus.  The men wore rose boutonnieres in the opposite color of their pocket squares, a red rose for the groom, and white roses for the groomsmen. 

We were excited to be a part of this couple's special day, and even more delighted when the photos arrived!  Congratulations Rebecca and Brett! 

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers







 








 











Silver Spring, Love is in the Air!




Paul and Debbie = LOVE


Month: October
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony: St. James Church, Menomonee Falls
Reception: Silver Spring Country Club, Menomonee Falls
Photographer: Stephanie Leigh Photography 

The words "Simply Charming" come to mind when I look back at Paul and Debbie's wedding.  From the soft pallet to the choice of flowers and greenery, and even the use of miniature succulent plants wrapped in burlap as their wedding favors for the guests.  Everything came together to make an enchanted day for the bride and groom.

Debbie chose roses and spray roses in soft pinks and peaches, with airy tufts of cream astilbe and succulents nestled in a loose mix of lush greenery like seeded eucalyptus and bay leaf.  This soft mix coordinated perfectly with her delicate lace dress and long, sheer veil.  Her maids held smaller versions of Debbie's bouquet, and the men were dressed to match with spray rose boutonnieres accented with the same lush greenery.

The centerpieces included a mix of vintage bottles filled with the same soft flowers used in the bouquets, were placed on birch slices, and accented with small succulent plants wrapped in burlap for each guest to take home.

It was so wonderful to be a part of Paul and Debbie's special day. Congratulations!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers



 

 


















 










Wonderful World of Weddings 2017

After all of the holiday engagements, January marks the start of wedding planning for many. Brides-to-be are busy gathering ideas about their upcoming nuptials, and what better place to be inspired than the Wonderful World of Weddings show at State Fair Park in West Allis. Here, vendors from every corner of the wedding world gather to show off their wares and services, hoping to attract the attention of brides.
We look forward to this show every year, and always put our best foot forward.  Everyone here at Bank of Flowers had a part in the show, from the concept design for the booth, gathering of items to display, the flower designs, and even the set-up and take-down of the booth.  It's all hands on deck for events like this.
Shop owner Melissa Maas and director of operations Ceci Scheuber talked to so many wonderful ladies and their families, it was an amazing weekend!

Wendy Kaye Walker
Bank of Flowers













Lea & Adam - Love at Western Lakes


Month: September

Lea came to our March consultation with her homework in hand.  She was ready with her inspirations for her bouquets and boutonnieres for her September wedding at Western Lakes.  The dresses she chose for her bridesmaids were blush and the mens suits were dark blue.  The combination of the those colors mixed with white suited her bouquet to a T. 

Lea's bouquet included very pale garden roses, blush roses and astilbe, white with blue anemone and blue viburnum berries.  We chose greens with a more grey tone like brunia, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus with touches of variegated pittosporum.  Her bridesmaids carried the same flowers with more blue, which we attained by adding delphinium.  The flower girl basket matched the bridesmaids flowers.

Adam and his gentlemen all wore grey brunia berries with seeded eucalyptus and pittosporum, a smart choice for our unseasonably warm September.  Even though Brutus, their ring bearing bulldog did not get a boutonniere, Joe, the dog whisperer did! 

I recently received the most wonderful email from Lea.  She wrote:
"I just want to start off by saying thank you so much for the gorgeous flowers for our wedding. I was absolutely obsessed with them. Literally everything in the consultation we went over was depicted in our bouquets. The greenery and the dark blue bulbed flowers, just obsessed!"

All I can say is - Happy Bride, Happy Florist!!!!

Luan Kurriger
~Manager, Bank of Flowers
Pewaukee, WI

 






Kendall + Robert = Wedded Bliss

Ceremony Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church, Hartland
Reception: Delafield Hotel, Delafield
Florist: Bank of Flowers, Pewaukee
Month: July

I met with Kendall a few short months before her July 30th wedding, and we hit it off immediately.  Her bubbly personality is infectious and I wanted to make her flowers as fun as she is.  

Kendall chose peach, white and grey as her color palette.  We combined hydrangeas, astilbe, bouvardia, white oriental lilies, garden roses, godetia, and peach gerbera daisies with grey brunia and dusty miller to fulfill her floral wishes.  Kendall added personality to her wedding by using a personalized burlap aisle runner for the ceremony and having their huskies walk the couple down the aisle after saying "I do".  Her "something blue" was a small heart shaped piece of her father's shirt added to her wedding dress.  

At their reception at the Delafield Hotel, the aisle flowers from the ceremony were repurposed to be used on the cocktail tables.  Tall and short floral arrangements were interspersed throughout the reception tables.  At the end of the night, the couple walked through a gauntlet of well wishers waving lit sparklers.  So much fun!!

I sometimes wish weddings happened more than once just so I can work with the same people over and over again.  Kendall and Robert were be on the top of the list!
We wish them a wonderful, fun happy wedded life together!

Luan Kurriger
~Manager, Pewaukee
Bank of Flowers

















Silver Spring Wedding

Melissa and Alex, A Beautiful Wedding Day

Ceremony & Reception: Silver Spring Country Club, Menomonee Falls
Photographer: Katie Guth Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Month: September

The word "Romantic" comes to mind when I think about Melissa and Alex's wedding day. From the soft color palette of whites and blushes, to the lush fairy-tale looking greenery used, and even the candle-lit lanterns and mercury glass, all came together to give a simple, elegant feel to this love story.    
A simple wood arch was adorned with hydrangeas, garden and spray roses, astilbe, and rich greens like bay leaf and eucalyptus.  The open patio doors behind gave an open airy feel.  To add to the charm, candle-lit lanterns were scattered around and accented with blossoms to match the arch.
The bouquets and boutonnieres followed the same floral theme of hydrangeas, stock, peach garden roses, soft pink spray roses, and pink astilbe, with soft greenery accents like eucalyptus, bay leaves, and dusty miller.
The lovely romantic floral theme was carried through to the reception were it was really brought to life by lovely mercury glass pedistal vases, mercury votives, and hanging jewels. A truly beautiful event.  Thank you for letting us help you create your dream wedding Melissa and Alex! Congratulations!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

 

 




















 









 

 








 





A Wonderful Wedding Show!

Wonderful World of Weddings
State Fair Park
West Allis, WI
January 9th - 10th, 2016


It's hard to think of summer wedding flowers in January, but yes...it's time...time to start prepping and planning for those warm weather nuptials!   Bank of Memories & Flowers was proud and excited to be a part of the 2016 Wonderful World of Weddings show last weekend at State Fair Park.  Our booth featured a wide selection of stunning wedding bouquets, from simple and elegant, to over-the-top wildflowers with an abundance of colors and textures.


If you didn't get a chance to attend the show and visit us at our booth...here's what you missed!










Congratulations to everyone who recently got engaged!  We look forward to meeting you and helping make your wonderful wedding dreams come true!

Wendy Kaye Walker
Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers

A Rustic Pritzlaff Wedding

Katlyn + Kevin = LOVE

Ceremony:  The Big Red Church, Calvary Presbyterian 

Reception: Pritzlaff Building
Florist:  Bank of Memories & Flowers
Rentals: Canopies 
Month: October




Katlyn (Kate) and Kevin where married on a gorgeous autumn day in October when the leaves were just beginning to change.  Their "I Do's" took place at the historical Big Red Church in downtown Milwaukee on Wisconsin Avenue.


Kate was stunning in her vintage inspired wedding dress adorn with lace; her bridal veil was a sweet birdcage veil covering just a part of her face.  Her lips were a bright pop of red.  Her flowers were inspired by wild flowers.  The bouquet was filled with garden fresh plum astilbe,  delphinium, seeded eucalyptus, and fragrant ivory garden roses.   For her "something borrowed" and "something blue" she used a special heirloom lady face brooch.


For cocktail hour, guess arrived at the Pritzlaff Building near the 3rd Ward.  This amazing and historical space has high ceilings, cream city brick and exposed beams.  The couple carried the rustic and vintage theme right into their reception.


Mason jars filled with wild flowers sat on top of cut slabs of tree wood.  The other centerpieces gave some height, tall branches towering over the tables.  Each branch had hanging glass votives with flickering candles and the cylinder vase was filled with white garden hydrangeas.



Thank you Kate and Kevin for letting us be part of your special day!

Melissa Maas
~Owner





An Elegant Rustic Wedding


Lanterns lit up the Rustic Manor on a beautiful spring evening as Kerstin and Mike celebrated their first moments as husband and wife. The couple could not have picked a more perfect venue for their rustic reception.


The bride was beautiful in an off-white fitted gown. Her organic textured bouquet was a stunning mix of peonies, roses, garden roses, spray roses, burgundy ranunculus, astilbe, and seeded euculyptus. The results was a gorgeous color scheme of fuchsia, greens, ivory, cream, white and medium pink. She chose a handle wrapped with love knots, a popular choice among our brides.


The bridesmaid bouquets were similar but smaller. They were each wrapped in aqua ribbon. The pop of color was beautiful in combination with the fuchsia flowers.


The groom's boutonniere was a burgundy ranunculus with an ivory spray rose. The groomsmen, fathers, grandfathers, and ushers had a simple burgundy ranunculus with a mix of greens. 



The mothers and grandmothers had exquisite pearl wristlet corsages with flowers to match the bride's bouquet.



The ceremony was held at St Anthony on the Lake in Pewaukee, WI. The pews were decorated with hanging vases full of  peonies, roses, garden roses, spray roses, burgundy ranunculus, astilbe, and seeded euculyptus.


The couple's reception was held at the Rustic Manor in Delafield, WI. The tables were lit by candle-light with lanterns surrounded with vintage bottles and mercury votives. Each bottle held an individual flower to match the theme flowers.


From the color scheme to the lovely decor, the wedding looked flawless!


The team at Bank of Memories & Flowers wishes Kerstin and Mike a lifetime of happiness together!