Styled Fall Wedding Photo Shoot

Fall Photo Shoot

Effortlessly Stunning



Fall is always the perfect time to do styled shoots! I mean, look at how perfect everything is!

With winter and snow arriving now, these fall vibes are just what we all need. These colors work beautifully from the bouquets to the dresses and the leaves on the ground. The look was also pulled together with the unique accent of flower hair pieces. Everything turned out flawlessly. Not to mention we got to work with some amazing vendors all brought together by the incredible Lexi Lee Hair. We are so lucky and thankful we got to be apart of this!

Melissa B. Mass

-Owner

Bank of Flowers

Styled Fall Wedding Shoot

Styled Fall Wedding Shoot
Simply Stunning!

Photographer: Nikki Kate Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Stationary: Four Things Paper

Can we just say one thing: WOW!

This styled fall shoot was absolutely stunning! Not only did we get to work with such talented vendors, but we got to feel so many fall vibes before the Wisconsin winter set in! The lace, the mismatched bridesmaids dresses, the location, all of it tied so perfectly together to really get the vision of the fall wedding we had hoped for! And all of this was brought beautifully together by Lexi Lee Hair, who we are so thankful for including us in this amazing shoot!

So go and scroll down to see all the beauty!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers












Florain Park Wedding

Samantha + Jim = FALLing in Love
A Beautiful September Wedding

Photographer: Mia S Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony: St. Boniface
Reception: Florian Park

Autumn has such stunning colors, especially when they're incorporated into a wedding!

The couple chose a bright arrangement of calla, leucadendron, roses, kangaroo paw, pepperberry, and smokebush in gorgeous deep reds, oranges, and tangerines that are the definition of fall! This arrangement was so colorful and fun, we were thrilled to make it!

Samantha and Jim's wedding last September started out at their church, St. Boniface in Germantown. There they said their "I do's" surrounded by friends and family. The day continued on to the reception at Florian Park, where the night was full of much love and laughter.

We were so excited to have been part of Samantha and Jim's special day (who could say no to those colors?!) and wish the couple many happy years to come. Congrats Samantha and Jim!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers













DIY Pumpkin Centerpiece

We enjoyed making these centerpieces so much for a recent bride!  I can't wait to design my very own and use it for Halloween or Thanksgiving!  To help create your design, I took pictures along the way. I hope this inspires you!

The first step is to pick out a small to medium-sized pumpkin that sits level on a table.  Find a short, but fairly wide vase that will fill the opening you've carved out.  Pre-soak a square of Oasis wet floral foam and place it inside of the vase.  Scoop out the pumpkin guts with a large spoon.  If the vase doesn't fit inside of your pumpkin just right, you can use pieces of styro-foam to prop up your vase so it fits snug.  Top off the wet foam-filled vase with water.

Now comes the fun part!  I started by inserting various greens into the wet foam to cover it up and give a nice base.  Next, I placed the focal flowers to establish the overall shape and size of the arrangement.  After placing the focals, I filled the spaces between with flowers like assorted fall mums and alstromeria.

As a finishing touch, I added preserved fall leaves around the base of the arrangement and in the middle.  This step creates more interest and made the arrangement pop!  To keep your pumpkin arrangement fresh longer, store it in the refrigerator or a cool garage or basement when you are not enjoying it, and don't forget to water it!
Good luck and Enjoy!!

Krista Roskopf
~Menomonee Falls Manager
Bank of Flowers










Changing of the Season

The floral industry is one of many that follow the changing seasons.  The color palettes of each season seem to reflect the flowers that bloom at that time of the year.  They trend from soft pastels in the spring to bright, bold colors in the summer, the muted tones of fall, and the clean whites of winter.
This time of year in Wisconsin, we find the season is already changing.
Autumn is by far my favorite season.  The air turns crisp, vibrant colored leaves crunch beneath my feet, and the smell of apples and pumpkins baking just warms my heart.   I especially love autumn flowers in bright oranges, yellows, and burgundy tones.  From the traditional fall mums and bright leaves, to the more unusual harvest flowers like dahlias, celosia, rose hips, and grasses.  Even adding some unusual elements that you wouldn't think of for this time of year, like protea and orchids, give autumn arrangements a new look.  So grab a cup of hot cider, a slice of pumpkin pie, and your favorite autumn flowers and enjoy the changing of the season!

~Wendy Walker
Floral Designer
Bank of Flowers








Erin & Travis

Reception:  Golden Mast, Okauchee
Month:        October

Erin and Travis didn't want to have the "typical" October wedding of fall colors and flowers.  They chose instead to use bright colors to match their fun personalities.  And they chose to be married in one of our favorite churches, the chapel at St. John's Military Academy.  It's English Gothic stone interior and beautiful rose window makes the chapel a beautiful ceremony location.


Erin selected flowers that would pop, since the bridesmaids dresses were a bright pink.  We designed her bouquet to have lots of color and texture which included pink stargazer lilies, orange mini calla lilies, celosia, and pin cushion proteas, magenta gladiola blossoms, purple stock, lime green button mums and hypericum berries finished with seeded eucalyptus.  Her bridemaids and flower girl carried smaller versions of Erin's bouquet. 



The gentlemen of the wedding party wore a single orange mini calla.  Travis's boutonniere featured an accent of a hot pink spray rose and green hypericum berry.  The mothers and grandmothers wore wrist corsages on rhinestone bands with a mix of orange and hot pink spray roses and green berries.


Because the chapel is so ornate, the only decor the couple chose for the church were pew decorations. Hanging vases of white hydrangeas and stargazer lilies lined both sides of the aisle, tied with bright pink satin ribbons.  After the ceremony, we transferred these vases  to the reception hall at the Golden Mast, where we placed two hanging vases into antique sewing drawers for half of the tables.  We added orange and hot pink rose petals to the remainder of the dining tables and cocktail tables.



We had so much fun working with Erin and Travis and were proud to be a part of their special day.  Congratulations from all of us at Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee!!


Luan Kurriger
Manager, Bank of Memories & Flowers - Pewaukee