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

Memorial Union Wedding

Jenna + Jerry = Love at First Sight

A Stunning June Wedding



Jenna and Jerry's wedding was so much fun!

Jenna's bridal bouquet was timeless. Her bouquet was a handheld with stems and some texture that was wrapped with love knots. It included garden roses, mother of pearl roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, stock, and seeded eucalyptus in the colors of ivory and sandy. The bridesmaids had bouquets like Jenna's but smaller and wrapped in forest green. For Jerry, his boutonniere included ivory ranunculus and spray rose with seeded eucalyptus. All the groomsmen had one spray rose with greens. At the reception, we dressed the tables with loose greens and candles to tie the day together seamlessly. 

While the forecast called for rain, there was not a single drop! The couple's ceremony took place at the Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW Madison campus. They were surrounded by many friends and family as they tied the knot in the outdoor gardens. The couple's day continued on to their reception at Memorial Union on Lake Mendota. There, they took adorable couple photos on the dock and celebrated being Mr and Mrs with much music, dancing, and love flowing throughout the night.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day! Congraulations to Jenna and Jerry, here's to many years of love and memories!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

Delafield Hotel Wedding

Amber + Mike = Meant to Be!

A Flawless February Wedding


Photographer: Erika Lee Photgraphy
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Delafield Hotel


Spring may be here, but we are still not over Amber and Mike's winter wedding!

For Amber's bouquet, she chose a handheld with stems and some texture that included anemone, ranunculus, thistle, roses, brunia berry, and broadleaf dusty miller in ivory, blush, nude, grey, and blue. For Mike's boutonniere, he chose an arrangement of white ranunculus, grey brunia berries,  and dusty miller accented with thistle. They included flowers on their alter fireplace as well as candles and petals down the isle to tie the whole ceremony together.

The couple said their "I do's" surrounded by many friends and family who could not help but tear up at the sight of the stunning duo. The day then continued on to their reception, where much love, laughter, music, and dancing flowed throughout the evening. It was evident that Amber and Mike were meant to be.

We were so honored to have been part of their special day. Congratulations Amber and Mike! Here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

Winter Wonderland Photoshoot

Winter Wonderland Photo Shoot

Can You Say WOW?!



This styled shoot came out perfectly! Both Jamie and Monica were able to not only capture the florals beautifully, but the couple, the venue, every little detail came out to the vision of a winter wonderland. We actually had to reschedule this shoot and we are so glad we did as it snowed throughout the entire shoot! It tied everything together and made the shoot so magical! Go check it out below!

All in all, it can be summed up in one word: WOW!

Melissa B Maas
~ Owner
Bank of Flowers

Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day

Love, Love, Love!

It's almost Valentine's Day and it's no secret that people LOVE receiving flowers - and we love handling them!

Puzzled and not sure what to get your significant other? Tired of the same arrangements? Have no fear, Bank of Flowers is here! Across the board from out Bank of Flower's florists, their favorite arrangements to create for Valentine's Day are designer's choice. They are able to create the prettiest combos, using what's in season as well as in style to create unique and beautiful arrangements!

Whether you want a timeless red rose arrangement - perfect for saying "I love you" - or want to skip the red roses all together and go with something completely unique - great for sending to your friends and family that you love - Bank of Flowers has you covered!

Check out some of our arrangements below as well as on our

website

to really WOW the ones you love this holiday.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Melissa B. Maas

~Owner

Bank of Flowers

Hipster Chic Wedding Photoshoot

Hipster Chic Wedding Photo Shoot
Can You Say Wow?!

Featured On: Premier Bride
Venue: Ramhorn Farm
Coordinator: Timeless Events
Invitations: Coqui Paperie & Gifts
Signage: Chalk'd MKE
Favors/Gourmet Popcorn: Pop'n Spot Gourmet Popcorn 

This photo shoot was one of our favorites!

We chose plum and burgundy to bring richness and honey to bring warmth to the scene as well as touches of wheat and feathers to capture the natural outdoor look. The flowers were wild and loose, with large centerpieces as well as flowers present throughout the venue - on the fountain as well as in a pattern on the grass to tie the hipster chic feel together throughout. 

We were so happy to have taken part of this shoot. All the vendors collaborated perfectly to get the hipster chic vibes we were all aiming for! Scroll down and take a look!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers










Schlitz Audubon Wedding

Sara + Matt = Meant to Be!
A Stunning September Wedding

Photography: Valo Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Who doesn't love a stunning Fall wedding? Sara and Matt's wedding is a picture perfect example!

The couple chose gorgeous flowers that screamed fall! Sara's bouquet was a handheld with long stems and some texture including sunflowers, dahlia, antique hydrangea, seeded euc, wheat, and other mixed greens in red, yellow, and green accent. The bridesmaids had similar bouquets with handles wrapped in black. The groom and groomsmen had boutonnieres of a burgundy flat mum with solidago, wheat, and greens!

Sara and Matt's wedding took place at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, with the ceremony held outside and the reception inside. This venue was perfect for jaw dropping backdrops for all the beautifully captured photos taken by Valo Photography, as well give off the early Fall vibes the couple was aiming for!

Overall, Sara and Matt's wedding was full of love, laughter, and happiness. We are so thankful to have been part of their special day!

Melissa B. Maas
~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












Country Springs Wedding

Anne + Josh = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous October Wedding

Photographer: Matt Mason Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony: St. William's
Reception: Country Springs

We are still gushing over Anne and Josh's wedding!

Anne and Josh picked out some amazing wedding flowers! For Anne's bouquet, she chose a cascade style with some texture. Her flowers were roses, spray roses, dahlias, carnations, stock, hypericum berries, as well as plenty of greens in the color pallet of cranberry, pink, peach, tangerine, and dark purple/plum. Josh had a boutonniere of a cranberry dahlia with peach hypericum and greens. These wedding flowers were for sure one of our favorites!

The couple's ceremony took place at St. William's, surrounded by many family and friends. They then moved to the reception, the ballroom of Country Springs, where the music and love flowed throughout the night.

We are so thankful to have been part of this couple's special day! Congrats to Anne and josh, here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers














Seeboth Wedding

Kelly + Sam = Lots of Love!
A Stunning September Wedding

Photographer: Erika Lee Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Seeboth

Kelly and Sam's September wedding can be summed up in two words: jaw dropping!

The couple's flowers were just lovely. For her bouquet, Kelly chose a textured handheld with exposed stems. She picked out an arrangement of hydrangeas, roses, spray roses, as well as plenty of greens in cream, ivory, white, sage, and grey. Her bridesmaids has bouquets of white hydrangeas and greens which went perfectly with their personalized bridesmaids dresses! Is anyone else in love?! The couple also included flickering lights, wooden pillars, lanterns, and loose greens to decorate their ceremony and reception.

Throughout the ceremony and reception, you could tell that not only were Kelly and Sam in love, but they were also best friends.

We were so excited to have taken part of Kelly and Sam's special day! Congrats to the happy couple, here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers








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













Petal it Forward!

Petal it Forward!
Spreading Kindness One Flower at a Time

Between our Vase Giveaway and Friday Name Game, we've enjoyed giving out many free flowers - but this time, the public had their turn!

Bank of Flowers and the Society of American Florists joined together for this amazing event! On Wednesday, October 11th, both Bank of Flowers locations once again opened up at 8 am to give away 400 FREE bouquets - but with a twist!

Each participant received TWO bouquets - one to keep (if preferred) and one to share with a friend, family member, or compete stranger to brighten their day. Many people were in love with this giveaway! We had a line down the block of people waiting (in the rain!) to spread some kindness! It warmed our hearts how many people showed up and all the stories we read about people making someone's day. It is Bank of Flower's goal to spread love and kindness, one flower at a time.

We can't wait for next year! Will you join us and Petal it Forward?

Melissa B Maas
 ~Owner
Bank of Flowers










4th of July Photoshoot

Red, White, and OOH!
A Popping Photo Shoot

Photography: Studio 29 Photography
Planning and Design: Weddings With a Twist, LLC
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Dana Welch

This photo shoot may have been taken in July, but this Wisconsin weather lately has made us miss this gorgeous shoot!

Our couple put their own unique twist on the widely celebrated holiday with a beautiful color palette of burgundy and dusty blue. They chose their favorite park for a stunning natural background and brought a cozy and casual vibe to a usually chaotic day. Keeping with the simple theme, picnic tables with mason jars, greenery, and florals were present throughout. But wanting to celebrate 4th of July, the couple sprinkled in red velvet cupcakes, festive drinks, smoke bombs, and of course, fireworks, ending the night with a bang.

We were so thrilled to have been part of this jaw-dropping photo shoot - it is for sure one of our favorites!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers
















Our Vase Giveaway!

Our Vase Giveaway!
What a Success!

As you well may know we at Bank of Flowers do our Friday Name Game where we give away free flowers to those who are the picked names for that Friday. Well, we decided to up our Fridays even more!

On September 1st, we hosted our Vase Giveaway. This giveaway was one for the books! Both of our Bank of Flowers locations opened at 8 AM to give away free vases to the first 150 people through our doors. These special vases can be brought back to the store every Friday for the rest of the year to be filled with FREE FLOWERS!

The giveaway was a HUGE success. Both locations had a lone down the block (with the earliest people lining up at 5:45!). All vases had a home by 8:30 AM and those who didn't receive a vase left with a gorgeous rose. We couldn't have pulled this off without all the hard work of our Bank of Flowers teams (and of course our shop kitty Chloe!).

Congrats to all of our Vase Giveaway winners, we can't wait to see you every Friday for the rest of the year!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers 








Boho Styled Engagement

Lexi + Tomek = Future Couple!
A Whimsical Engagement Session

Photographer: Nikki Kate Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers

This engagement session was one for the books!

Lexi and Tomek's engagement was full of love, laughter, and happiness! The gorgeous woods scenery with the sunset made us swoon! And who could forget their precious pooch?

The couple chose a bouquet of whites with a few splashes of peach and red, and of course many greens. Lexi also wore a beautiful flower crown that tied together the boho style they were going for.

We are so thankful to have been part of this stunning engagement (which was beautifully captured by Nikki Kate Photography!) and cannot wait for their wedding next year! Cheers!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers






















Silver Spring Wedding

Debbie + Paul = Meant to Be
A Stunning October Wedding

Florist: Bank of Flowers

This blog is a throwback to the gorgeous October wedding of Debbie and Paul!

The flowers of Debbie and Paul's wedding were just breathtaking. The couple chose an arrangement of roses, spray roses, and hydrangeas with plenty of greens in ivory, nude, light pink, and blush. They also got adorable succulents for each of the tables!

The couple's wedding day started out with them reading the letters they wrote to each other as they got ready, talk about tear jerking! Their ceremony took place at the couple's church, St. James. They then moved on to the reception at the Silver Spring Country Club, which had amazing backdrops for jaw dropping photos. All of Debbie and Paul's big day was beautifully captured by Stephanie Leigh Photography.

We were so thrilled to have been part of this happy couple's special day! Congratulations to Debbie and Paul, here's to many years full of love and laughter!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

























Lake Park Bistro Wedding

Lisa + Boris = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous May Wedding

Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony: St. Jude's
Reception: Lake Park Bistro

This stunning wedding is one for the books! Lisa and Boris tied the knot on May 26th of this year, and we had the honor of doing their flowers!

The couple chose a lovely arrangement of spray roses, roses, peonies, hydrangeas, gunni, and seeded eucalyptus all in ivory, cream, nude, and blush! Swoon!

Lisa and Boris said their "I do's" at their church, St Jude's, surrounded by friends and family. They then continued over to the reception at the Lake Park Bistro, where much dancing and laughter was present throughout the night. All was captured beautifully by Kate Wilhelm Photography.

We are so happy to have been part of Lisa and Boris' special day! Congrats to the newlyweds, here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa Maas
~Bank of Flowers
Owner









Beauty & the Beast

Be Our Guest
A Fairy Tale Photoshoot

Photography + Cinematography: Better Together Photography
Invitations + Signage: Coqui Paperie & Gifts
Assistant Coordination: Premier Bride

What little girl doesn't dream of having a fairy tale wedding? Well we, along with other talented vendors, made that dream come true!

Beauty and the Beast was chosen because it is a classic and full of magic! We made sure every last detail, from the red roses to the magic mirror to the book pages on the tables to everything being dipped in gold, brought this fairy tale to life!

Everything came out perfectly and turned the well known princess story to reality! So please, be our guest, and enjoy a tale as old as time.





























Mitchell Park Domes Wedding

Nikki + Chris = A Perfect Couple
A Stunning Fall Wedding

Month: October
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Nakasato Photography
Ceremony/Reception: Mitchell Park Domes

We love fall weddings, and Nikki and Chris's special day was no exception!

The couple wanted a bold and beautiful wedding back in October, and got just that! The gorgeous color scheme of grays and oranges was unique and unforgettable! They chose a bright arrangement of flowers which included numerous roses in different colors and sizes as well as succulents and greenery. Who could say no to that?

Nikki and Chris had a wedding filled to the brim with love, laughter, and many memories to remember for years to come. The Mitchell Park Domes were full of friends and family who came from all around to spread the love and joy for Nikki and Chris. Pictures speak a thousand words, and the photos snapped by Nakasato Photography are speaking so much more.

We are so happy for Nikki and Chris and wish them years of love and happiness. This gorgeous wedding is one for the books!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

























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