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

Rustic Manor Photoshoot

Rustic = Romance
Can You Say Dreamy?

Month: January
Photographer: Studio 29 Photography
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Tux: NL Suits
Ringbox: The Mrs Box

Back in January, we, as well as many other talented wedding vendors, came together to create the Rustic Manor Photoshoot. The results? Jaw dropping!

Rustic Manor 1848 was perfect for the romantic, rustic feel we wanted for the shoot (hence rustic in their name). Weddings With a Twist brought in only the best businesses to make this photo shoot come to life. All the vendors brought their specialties to the table to make this photo shoot from a dream to reality. All of the hard work and effort was seamlessly captured by Studio 29 Photography.

The white and green color pallet of the flowers played nicely with the blue and golds of the table setting and cake. They all tied in nicely to produce the centerpieces and bouquet that was more than we were hoping for!

We are so proud to have been part of this shoot. With the collaboration of all the successful vendors who we had the privilege to work with, the Rustic Manor Photoshoot was a huge success! 
















































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