The Bowery Barn Wedding

Anne + Joseph = Meant to Be

A Beautiful June Wedding


Photographer: JB Wedding Photography

Florist: Bank of Flowers

Ceremony/Reception: The Bowery Barn


Anne and Joseph's wedding was a picture perfect day!

For Anne's bouquet, she chose a handheld with stems and texture. It included hydrangea, peonies, Viking daises, monte casino aster, stock, solidago, roses, seeded eucalyptus, and greens in the colors of cream, yellow, and green with a light blue accent. The bouquet was finished off with a wrap in burlap with lace overlay. For Joseph's boutonniere, he had two ivory spray roses with solidago, white monte casino aster, blue delphinium, yellow Viking mum, and greens wrapped in brown twine.

Both their ceremony and reception took place at The Bowery Barn in Ashippun, Wisconsin. At the ceremony, the couple said their "I do's" surrounded by their many friends and family. Their day continued on to their reception, where much love, laughter, and music flowed. All of this was captured beautifully by JB Wedding Photography.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day! Congrats Anne and Joseph, we wish you many years of love and happiness!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
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

 






Lapham Peak Wedding Shoot

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

We were thrilled when Nikki of Nikki Kate Photography contacted Bank of Flowers this past July to participating in photo shoot to create a bouquet for a styled wedding shoot.  She was going to take photos at Lapham Peak in Delafield, WI and wanted me to use muted blues and gold for the color scheme.  Nikki sent some inspirational photographs and said she wanted the mood to be dreamy and romantic, she loved the look of loose leaves.  A few days later, she decided to add a floral crown to the look.

My colleague, Wendy Walker, created the floral crown first.  She used a twine base and added seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller first for texture, then added cream spray roses, wax flower and tiny blue thistle as focals.  To add a touch of whimsy, she designed only half which is worn to the side.  The day of the shoot, I created the bridal bouquet starting with an armature of curly willow.  Adding to that base were the "dusty" greens, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller, springerei and millet.  For textural interest, rice flower, poppy pods, and grey brunia were added.  The flowers were the finale and included blue thistle, light blue delphinium, blue bachelor buttons and cream roses.  It was so much fun to use my imagination to create this bouquet.  

Who knew that the weather would change that afternoon, and that after makeup and hair, Nikki and the model only had 10 minutes to get all the photos taken before a thunderstorm came whipping through Lapham Peak and Waukesha county.  Obviously, that was all the time they needed because they took some fabulous pictures! 

Photography: Nikki Kate Photography
Dress: Bucci's Bridal
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Hair: Lexi Norgal
Makeup: Megan Holstine
Stationary: Sarah B. Calligraphy
Ribbon: Honey and Silks Co.
Stamps: Magnolia Postage

Luan M. Kurriger
Pewaukee Manager
Bank of Flowers 








Toxic Plants

Dieffenbachia

Quite frequently, as florists we get asked if certain plants are toxic, and the answer is YES!  So I have decided to create a list of toxic plants and flowers that are most common in house plants and in our northern region.

Azalea

By definition, toxic means that a toxin or poison is capable of causing injury or death.  If a young child or animal has ingested any of these plants listed below, it is important to call your local poison control center and seek medical attention immediately.

Ivy

Delphinium

All parts of the plants or flowers are considered toxic, unless otherwise specified.

Acorns
Aloe Vera
Angels Trumpet
Asparagus Fern (the shoot, berries0
Azalea
Bittersweet (the leaf, fruit)
Buckhorn
Cactus (the spine)
Caladium
Castor Bean
Chinese lantern (the leaf, unripe fruit)
Chrysanthemum
Creeping Charlie
Daffodil (the bulb)
Delphinium
Dieffenbachia
English Ivy
Foxglove
Gladiola (the bulb)
Holly
Horse Chestnut
Hyacinth (the bulb)
Iris
Jerusalem Cherry (the leaf, unripe fruit)
Lily of the Valley
Mistletoe
Narcissus (the bulb)
Nightshade
Oleander
Peace Lily
Peony (the roots, flowers, seeds)
Phiodendron
Potato (the sprouts, vine, unripe tubers, green skin)
Pothos
Rhododendron
Rhubarb (the leaf)
Syngonium
Trumpet Lily
Vinca Vine
Wild Mushrooms

Peace Lily

~Melissa Maas
Bank of Memories & Flowers
Owner

*source: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Poison Center. Toll Free 1-800-222-1222

Eric, Lindsay and Sailing

Ceremony: Zion Episcopal Church, Oconomowoc, WI
Reception: Pewaukee Yacht Club, Pewaukee, WI
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee
Month: October


Nautical was the theme for Eric and Lindsay's wedding day, from the colors of the flowers in the church next to Fowler Lake in Oconomowoc, to the table numbers set in "Monkeys Fist" knotted ropes on the tables at their reception at the Pewaukee Yacht Club.


Lindsay chose a beautiful combination of white hydrangeas, brilliant blue delphinium, coral roses, and green hypericum berries with touches of yellow oncidium orchids.  For her "something old" the bride used a necklace of charms from grandmothers who had passed, to wind around the wrapped stems of her bouquet.  The bridesmaids carried smaller matching bouquets.



The groom wore ivory spray roses, green hypericum berries, and a blue delphinium blossom while the groomsmen, ushers, and ring bearers wore coral spray roses and coral hypericum berries.


At alternating pews hung white hydrangeas and at the alter, we designed two tall arrangements with white hydrangeas, bright blue delphinium, coral roses, and yellow oncidium orchids with tall curly willow branches reaching from the center.



A full van = lots of tables!  Each table at the reception featured a short cylinder vase with white hydrangeas, coral spray roses, full-size roses, coral hypericum, and accents of seeded eucalyptus.  The cocktail tables featured smaller versions of the main tables.  The tall arrangements from the church served double duty and were featured at the buffet tables.

All of us at Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee wish Lindsay and Eric smooth sailing for their future together!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day.

Luan M. Kurriger, Manager
Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee

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





Robbyn and Bill and Baseball

Month: July
Flowers: Bank of Memories & Flowers Pewaukee
Robbyn and Bill met playing softball and love the Milwaukee Brewers, so it was easy to understand their color scheme and their venue. Kelly's Bleachers III is home to not 1 but 2 baseball fields and the couple planned on marrying on one of them (before the hot weather changed that idea).


Robbyn chose a mix of Brewers colors for her bouquets.  Yellow ranunculus , pincushion protea and craspedia were featured in her bouquet, surrounded by white lisianthus and Queen Anne's Lace as well as light blue delphinium and blue berries.  Her bridesmaid and her flower girl, the couples daughter, carried matching bouquets.




The gentlemen all wore yellow ranunculus boutonnieres with blue berries.  The mothers of the couple wore white pearl band corsages with white and yellow ranunculas with blue berries to accent.




Thank you, Robbyn and Bill, for allowing us to be a part of your special day!

Luan Kurriger, Pewaukee Manager

Kristie & Jason, Wedding on the Lake


Ceremony and Reception: Seven Seas-Lakeside Terrace
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Month: June

Kristie had a clear vision of her wedding theme, rustic and woodsy. She even came supplied with her own burlap containers, wood slices and mason jars.  It was up to the designers at Bank of Memories & Flowers to help her turn her vision to reality.


Kristie's bouquet was a lovely mix of white flowers; hydrangeas, peonies, and mini calla lilies, mini green hydrangeas and hypericum berries as well as blue thistle, blue delphinium and succulents.  Her bouquet was wrapped in burlap and twine, a continuous look for the whole wedding.  Her bridesmaids, dressed in Marine blue, carried smaller matching bouquets with more green flowers added to them.


The gentlemen of the wedding party wore a white mini calla lily with a blue delphinium blossom, the groom's featured an addition of green hypericum berries. All stems, of course, wrapped in twine.


Kristie had seen pomanders as a backdrop for a ceremony and wanted to create this unique feature in baby's breath and greens. It helped to set a stage for the couples ceremony.


Three different centerpieces were chosen for the reception tables. Three mason jars filled with baby's breath were set on top of the wood slice as one setting.  Burlap containers were used for the other two settings, one featuring a lush variegated ivy plant and the other designed with white and mini green hydrangeas and seeded eucalyptus.  



It was a beautiful summer day on the lake and we want to wish Kristie and Jason many many more beautiful days on the lake in their future.