Discovery World Wedding

Kristin and Ndiva

Happily Ever After



Kristin and Ndiva’s wedding was one unforgettable night!

As soon as Kristin walked down the isle she made a statement with her bold burnt orange and tangerine bouquet. It was filled with different shades of Roses, Cymbidium Orchids and unique splashes of Coxcomb. They were paired with the muted greens of dusty miller and brunia. The bouquet also had hints of Navy Blue Privet Berries that matched the men’s ties and the bridesmaids dresses! The bridesmaids bouquet’s were smaller versions of Kristin’s but had only the roses and muted greens. We can’t forget the boutonnieres! Ndiva’s boutonniere balanced Kristin’s bouquet flawlessly with 2 roses and some greenery. The groomsmen all had very similar boutonnieres to Ndiva’s.

The wedding was held at Discovery World in Milwaukee. The venue is mostly white and muted tones so their color scheme of navy blue and oranges really popped. The reception had blue lighting which set a cool underwater tone to the night. At each of the tables the center pieces were candles with loose floral scattered around it. The floral consisted of small orange roses paired with some green leaves.

Congratulations to the newly weds! We are wishing you many anniversaries to come!

Melissa B. Maas

-Owner

Bank of Flowers

The Bog Wedding

Danielle & Brian = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous October Wedding

Photographer - Lanari Photography
Florist - Bank of Flowers
Reception - The Bog

A little throwback to the stunning wedding of Danielle and Brian, who tied the knot on October 14th.

The couple chose a beautiful arrangement of flowers for their wedding day. Danielle's bouquet was a textured handheld with stems including ivory roses, white hydrangea, burgundy hypericum berries, only one yellow rose, yellow spray roses, yellow solidago, and a mix of greens. The one yellow rose was to commemorate her father, and she brought in his ring to add to the bouquet as well. Brian's boutonniere included two ivory spray roses with mixed greens and burgundy hypericum berries.

Danielle and Brian's ceremony was held at their church, St. Mary's, where they exchanged their "I dos" in the company of many close friends and family. Their day continued on to the reception, which was held at The Bog, with the tables (and cake!) accented with flowers. They danced the night away, surrounded with so much love and laughter.

We were so thrilled to have been part of Danielle and Brian's special day! Congrats to the happy couple, here's to many years of happiness and memories!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers















A Behind-the-Scenes Peek into Valentine's Day!


It's hard to believe that it's almost here!  That famous day of love...St. Valentine's Day.  It's by far the busiest floral holiday of the year, and you can feel it in the air here at Bank of Memories & Flowers. We begin the Valentine's Day preparation months in advance, from pre-ordering our flowers, to choosing this years specialty containers, chocolates, and stuffed animals.



As we approach the holiday, the buzz and excitement builds here at the store.  Our shop owner Melissa puts together an "Emergency Kit" filled with snacks and goodies for all of us gals and our fearless drivers.  Krista and Luan, our managers, put together contests and challenges to keep us on our toes and make this busy and stressful holiday a fun and light-hearted one.   And all of us workers bring in food for a week-long pot luck, so we don't have to worry about making lunches each day!   And this is just the non-floral prep for this big day!


This week, we will receive countless boxes of roses and other fresh flowers, each requiring special processing and care.  The holiday containers and candies get unpacked and the shelves stocked.  After all of this, we are ready to assist customers with their individual requests.  After the orders are taken, each order is hand-designed by one of our team members, packaged with care, and sent out into the world...to be delivered by one of our friendly delivery drivers!


It's sounds like we are ready for Valentine's Day....ARE YOU?  Give us a call, we're ready to help you make this holiday of love a truly special one!  1-262-253-9111 for our Menomonee Falls store, and 1-262-695-9911 for our Pewaukee store.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Wendy Kaye Walker
~Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers

Dancing Daisies and Frolicking Flowers

Homecoming is here!

After a slow start to the summer, it's hard to believe that fall is upon us and it is time for Homecoming Dances!


The creative designers here at Bank of Memories & Flowers are ready to help you put the finishing touches on your dance attire.  With a rainbow of ribbons, rhinestones, and beaded bands...the sky is the limit.



Each corsage, boutonniere and hand-held bouquet is created with a style just right for you.








And don't forget to order your matching garter, embellished with accents to match your dance flowers.


Stop in today and get a jump on your Homecoming plans...it's not too soon to order your dance flowers!

~Wendy Walker
Floral Design Specialist
Bank of Memories & Flowers

Thoughts of Warmer Days...and a Beautiful Bride!


Brrrrr...it's cold out there today! What's our favorite thing at Bank of Memories & Flowers to do during these all-too-dark winter days? Reminisce about warm wedding days, of course! Carrie and Al's wedding day could not have come closer to perfect. It took place on an absolutely gorgeous September day at the beautifully picturesque Seven Seas Restaurant on Nagawicka Lake in Hartland. Krista (our Menomonee Falls shop manager) and I had the distinct honor of servicing this wedding and help calm the bride's nerves prior to her walk down the aisle -- we love that part!!



The wedding ceremony as well as the reception took place on the outdoor terrace with the lake creating a perfect backdrop to the ceremony. The outdoor feel to the day could not have been more appropriate for the couple who share a great love for fishing, as was mentioned multiple times throughout the event. Adorably trendy chalkboards provided guests clear direction and notes for each part of the event and completed the charm of the outdoor venue.


 Brilliant sunflowers, deep red roses, yellow billy balls, orange calla lilies and accents of wheat made up the bouquets and other flower arrangements. This blend of elegance and country charm complemented the eggplant tea-length dresses offset with rustic cowboy boots which each of the girls wore.



Photo credit: Megan Ramminger Photography

Photo credit: Megan Ramminger Photography

Photo credit: Megan Ramminger Photography

After the ceremony, the celebrating continued on the terrace with a lovely outdoor reception. Each table was adorned with a variety of vases, each containing some of the same flowers used in the arrangements. The couple also had prepared framed engagement photos, many of which included the groom's handsome young son. 


Once again, the day could not have been more perfect -- you could literally feel the love radiating from the new family of three as they walked down the aisle and we returned to the shop with warm hearts. The bride, Carrie, returned a week or two later to personally drop off a thank you and an amazingly personalized bottle of wine -- we were truly touched by her thoughtfulness.




Thank YOU, Carrie & Al, for giving us the incredible opportunity to take part in such an important and special day. We hope you've enjoyed your first Christmas as husband and wife and that the future holds many more wonderful days to come!

Violet, Florist and Social Media Coordinator

P.S. We all want to thank Megan of Megan Ramminger Photography for some of the great shots she got of the flowers in a few of the photos above! Carrie was kind enough to email these to us as well :)

Kayla + Mike = Wedding Day

Ceremony: The Gazebo at Western Lakes Golf Club, Pewaukee
Reception: Western Lakes Golf Club, Pewaukee
Florist: Bank of Memories, Pewaukee
Month: May



One of the first weddings of our summer season was held at Western Lakes Country Club in Pewaukee this past May. Kayla and Mike had both their ceremony and reception on the grounds of this gorgeous golf course -- the day was truly as beautiful as the setting!




Kayla had chosen Tiffany blue dresses for her bridesmaids and a navy blue dress for her maid of honor. The bridesmaid bouquets consisted of a striking combination of white hydrangeas, white lilies and blue Bom Dendrobium orchids. These orchids are carefully dyed, allowing them to radiate a brilliant blue hue that darkens as it nears the petal edges -- they were exquisite when paired with bridesmaid dresses! Kayla's bouquet also had the white hydrangeas, white lilies and blue Bom orchids as well as peach hypericum berries and white stephanotis accented with rhinestone centers. All gentlemen in the wedding party wore a single blue Bom orchid which made an incredible impact against the black backdrop of the tux.

 

The colors and feel of the wedding was carried through to the gazebo where two brilliant floral pieces adorned either side. Shepherds hooks with hanging vases of white hydrangeas and more blue Bom orchids adorned the walkway and then later doubled as centerpieces for the reception. Each table at the reception was enhanced with one of three centerpiece styles: the hanging vases from the ceremony, a bubble bowl with a floating candle and orchid blossoms, or three candles of varying sizes surrounded by Tiffany colored pebbles.



The orchids were also incorporated onto the cake knife as well as the toss bouquet. And perhaps one of the best part of doing weddings for us is those who think to send us a formal thank you once it is all over and done. Susan (the bride's mom and also the photographer of many of these incredible photos) recently sent us this:


It truly makes it all worth while!

From all of us at Bank of Memories & Flowers in Pewaukee, we thank Kayla and Mike for the opportunity to be a part of their wonderful day and wish them many many many years of happiness together!