Germantown Wedding

Amy + Will = LOVE
A Stunning May Wedding

Ceremony: Lutheran Church of the Living Christ 
Reception: Florian Park Conference and Event Center
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer:  Sami Lyn Photographer

Amy and Will were married back in May in Germantown, WI at a cute little church tucked back in a wooded prairie, Lutheran Church of the Living Christ.

The bride's bouquet was filled with my favorite flower -  peonies!!  Cream peonies and blush roses made the bouquet so lush and elegant, and the fragrance filled the room where there girls were getting ready.  The bouquets complimented the bridesmaids long dresses which were all different shades of blushes and nudes.

The men wore boutonnieres made from  petite blush spray roses accented with lush greenery.  The groom's boutonniere was made from the same blush spray roses, and accented with a hyacinth blossom to add an extra touch of class.

To carry on with the classic feel, vintage bottles were used to decorate the church and the reception.  A lush long and low arrangement draped off the alter and was later used at the bride and grooms head table.

Congratulations to Amy and Will, we were honored to be a part of your special day!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers






Milford Hills Wedding

Jessica and Sean

Month: June
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Defining 78 
Ceremony and Reception:  Milford Hills Hunt Club, Johnson Creek

It may take a little time to get to Milford Hills Hunt Club, but it is worth the drive.  This sanctuary with breathtaking views was the perfect spot for Jessica and Sean to say their "I Do's".

Jessica and Sean have such a sweet story of their relationship, these two were made for each other.  Being in the real estate business together, it is not surprising that they found their dream home before they were even married.  Sean literally proposed right on one knee in front of the "For Sale" sign. 

For their decorations, Jessica played off the natural elements of Milford Hills and brought birch branches into her ceremony arch and reception centerpieces. Her bridal bouquet was created with an abundance of textures and greens.  Pops of succulents complimented the blush and nude tones of the roses, and matched their dresses perfectly.

This fun and loving couple made so many memories this day, and we are so honored that we were a part of it.  Congratulations to Jessica and Sean!


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



 

 


















 










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

 






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

 

 




















 









 

 








 





Love is Sweet as Pineapple

Who would have thought a bride and groom could experience a full-on tropical wedding right here in the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin?  Well, we did it!  And this is why we love this state so much!  You and your guests don't have to travel far to fulfill a tropical themed wedding of your dreams.  The location at Sangria Bar / The Point is one of the perfect venues to fool your guests into thinking they are on the Island of  Maui.  Be inspired by this wedding shoot for your own island paradise wedding!!

This is by far on of my favorite shoots to date, and all thanks to these amazing vendors who pulled together to make this Pineapple-themed wedding shoot. 

Photography & Cake:  HMS Photography
Dress: Bucci's Bridal
Dress Designer: Lis Simon Bridal
Tux: DuBois Formal-wear
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Stationery: Coqui Paperie & Gifts
Hair: Dana Welch
Makeup: Blot by Mary
Macarons: Miss Molly's Pastries
Venue: Sangria Bar / The Point
Coordinating: Weddings with a Twist

-Melissa Maas
Owner
Bank of Flowers

















The Club at Strawberry Creek, Part 2

Lauren + Dan = Gorgeous Wedding

Ceremony & Reception: The Club at Strawberry Creek, Kenosha, WI
Photographer: Nikki Winter Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Month: April

One of my favorite things on the whole wide world is the moment I get the photos back from a wedding we recently have done.  Just this week I opened my email to find a sweet little message from my dear friend and talented photographer Nikki Winter.  As the florist, so many times we rush to make sure all the last little details of the decor is just perfect, we miss some of the special moments.  The photographer captures every last little detail from the private moments the bride puts on her dress to the exciting wee hours of the night of the party.  As I look through these photos, I feel I was a part of this special day!  Thank you Nikki for taking such amazing shots of our work and capturing all the details.

-Melissa Maas
Owner
Bank of Flowers