Pabst Brewery Wedding

Abby & Mike

Winter Wonderland


Photography: De Groot

Bakery: The Cake Lady

Dress: Evermore Bridal

Florist: Bank of Flowers

Tux’s: Squire Men’s Apparel

Makeup: Lustrous Beauty Studio

Ceremony Venue: Hales Corners Lutheran Church

Reception Venue: The Best Place

Getting ready Venue: The Brewhouse Inn


Abby and Mike’s wedding was definitely one we will never forget!

When Abby walked in she immediately stole the show with her jaw-dropping bouquet. White ranunculas and peonies were paired flawlessly with the greenery brunia, broad leaf dusty miller, snow berries, gunni eucalyptus, cedar, and white pine. Her bouquet was tied together with lace from her mother’s wedding bouquet from years ago. Abby’s bridesmaids had smaller, very similar bouquets to hers but with small splashes of playa blanca roses. And of course, boutonnieres! Mike’s boutonniere was an ivory ranuc with cedar, white pine, and mini pine cones all wrapped with twine. Each groomsman boutonniere was made unique from one another but all consisted of cedar, white pine, and a mini pine cone.

The ceremony was preformed at the Hales Corner Church. The alter had a large arrangement made mostly with white hydrangeas, white roses, and lots of textured greenery. The aisle was lined with pine and greens with a satin bow hanging from the pews. After the ceremony, everyone moved over to the reception which was held at The Best Place in Milwaukee. The centerpieces were held in birch boxes with a variety of flowers and greenery inside to match the bouquets of Abby and the bridesmaids.

We love you Abby and wish you and Mike nothing but years of happiness!

Melissa B. Maas

-Owner

Bank of Flowers


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

Richfield Wedding

Jenna + Paul = Perfect

An outstanding August wedding



Jenna and Paul’s wedding was perfectly unique!

Jenna’s handheld bouquet was unforgettable. Her bouquet was organic and full of texture with a nude and off white palette with a splash of wine. It had burgundy dahlias, white hydrangeas, hanging amaranthus, and mother of pearl roses. Pairing those flowers with the greens of seeded eucalyptus, silver dollar eucalyptus, and broad leaf dusty miller made the bouquet come to life! The bridesmaids got a very similar smaller version of Jenna’s bouquet but with more hints of blush thrown in. For Paul’s boutonniere he had a single white rose with a mix of greens perfectly pulled together with a twine wrap. All the groomsmen and Jenna’s dad had a boutonniere that had matching greens with Paul’s. All of the bouquets and boutonnieres worked together effortlessly!

The reception, which was held at Terrace 167, had flowers flowing from every table. With Jenna and Paul’s wedding, they made everything perfectly unique to their personalities. All of the center pieces from the tables were flowers held in a variation of different bottles giving the venue and rustic and simplistic feel. There was a variation of sizes of bottles giving the center pieces all different heights. All the Feels Photography captured the story of their wedding beautifully!

We wish Jenna and Paul years of happiness and love. We are always happy to help contribute to a couple’s special day!

Melissa B. Maas

-Owner

Bank of Flowers

Western Lakes Wedding

Nancy + Jeff = Love!

A Gorgeous June Wedding



Nancy and Jeff's wedding was a picture perfect day!

For Nancy's bridal bouquet, she chose a handheld with stems and texture wrapped with burlap and lace. It included blush and ivory peonies, blush spray roses, and ivory hydrangeas accented with some greens. The bridesmaids had similar bouquets but smaller and wrapped in burlap and twine. For Jeff, his boutonniere included two ivory spray roses with lots of greens wrapped in twine. All the groomsmen had boutonnieres that had two blush spray roses with lots of greens wrapped in twine. For their reception the couple had blush alstromeria, white hydrangeas, and greens in mason jars on each table. It was simply stunning!

The couple's ceremony took place at the Holy Cross Church in Menomonee Falls. They were surrounded by many friends and family as they tied the knot. The couple's day continued on to their reception at Western Lakes in Pewaukee. There, they celebrated being Mr and Mrs with much music, dancing, and love flowing throughout the night. All of this was captured beatifully by Holen Photography.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day! Congratulations to Nancy and Jeff, here's to many years of love and memories!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

The Atrium Wedding

Caitlin + Spencer = Cuties in Love

A Gorgeous June Wedding


Photographer - Morgan Rindahl Photography

Florist - Bank of Flowers

Ceremony/Reception - The Atrium


Caitlin and Spencer's wedding was just breathtaking!

We were in LOVE with the color combo of their wedding! For the bridal bouquet, Caitlin had a handheld with stems that had an organic and messy feel. It was full of mum, dahlia, peonies, ranunculus, freesia, waxflower, roses, and a mix of greens in the colors of ivory, cream, mustard yellow, and golden yellow. It was all tied together with gorgeous ribbon. The mismatched mustard bridesmaids dresses were to die for, and their bouquets, similar to Caitlin's, complimented them perfectly! For Spencer and his groomsmen, their boutonnieres all had a mix of greens wrapped in twine. Simple, but they tied the bridal party together!

Both their ceremony and reception took place at The Atrium in Shorewood. At their reception, they had backdrop flowers of greens as well as stunning trio cylinder candles that lined the aisle to bring the whole space together. After they said their "I do's" surrounded by many family and friends, the bridal party took time to take pictures on the boardwalk, which turned out amazing! They then continued their day on to the reception. The couple decided to reuse the ceremony greens and candles to decorate the tables. The newlyweds were a picture of pure happiness as the night was filled with much love, laughter, and music.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day! Congrats to Caitlin and Spencer, here's to many years full of love and memories!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

Hilton Ballroom Wedding

Sarah + Dustin = Meant to Be!

An Amazing April Wedding



Sarah and Dustin's wedding was one for the books!

For the bridal bouquet, Sarah chose a handheld with stems and some texture with a spill drop shape. It included wax flowers, heather, tulips, lizzy, ranunculus, and roses in the colors of peach, mauve, lavender, green, and deep wine/purple. The bridesmaids had bouquet's similar to Sarah's, but were more rounded. Dustin's boutonniere included two peach spray roses with peach ranunculus, heather, and wax flower. The groomsmen had boutonnieres with two spray roses, heather, wax flower, and greens.

The couple's ceremony took place at Lumen Christi Church in Mequon, where they were surrounded by many friends and family to say their "I do's". After, the wedding party took a trip downtown to the lakefront for a gorgeous shoot. They then continued on to the reception, held at the Hilton Ballroom in Downtown Milwaukee. There, the music, dancing, and love flowed throughout the night.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day. Congrats to Sarah and Dustin, we wish you many years of memories and love!

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















Davien's Wedding

Emily + Joe = LOVE!
A Popping Pink Wedding

Photographer: The Art of Life
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Davian's

Emily and Joe's wedding can be summed up in three words: bright, bold, and beautiful!

The couple chose a stunning arrangement of roses, hydrangeas, carnations, and stock in blush, pink, medium pink, hot pink, and fuchsia. The bouquets were compact and lush and had their handles wrapped in navy satin. The bridesmaids matched perfectly with the flowers, wearing short navy dresses matched with fuchsia heels. The groom's boutonniere was spray roses in fuchsia with a blush accent as well as some greens.

Emily and Joe said their "I do's" surrounded by friends and family at Davian's, where love was flowing throughout. The ceremony moved to the gazebo of Davian's, which was full of much laughter and dancing. It was a night to remember!

We are so happy for the loving couple, and wish you may year of happiness! Congrats to Emily and Joe!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers










Hilton Double Tree Wedding

Danielle and Chad's Wedding!

Ceremony: Brew City Church, Milwaukee
Reception: Hilton Double Tree, Milwaukee
Photographer: Nate Castner Photography
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Cake:  Aggie's Bakery and Cake Shop
Month: September

Nothing says love like the red rose, and so it was a perfect choice for these two amazing people in love!  Add a touch of gold, and you've got a simply glamorous wedding!  Danielle chose a simple design for her bouquets.  She loved the idea of bright red roses accented with sparkling jewels.  It really stood out against her soft white dress.  Her maids all wore elegant dresses covered in gold sequins, so to contrast their flowers, the maids carried tight clusters of white roses.  The men wore simple boutonnieres of red or white spray roses.
The aisle of the church was accented with clusters of red roses vased, hanging from the pews.  They really added to the elegance and glamour of this wedding.  The reception was quite stunning with red roses everywhere!  Clusters of red roses on the tables came alive when tall goblet-style tiered holders were filled with gold sand and candles.  Even the cake was accented with gold frosting and red rose clusters and petals around the table. Everything came together so well, and looked amazing. We are so happy to be a part of making Danielle and Chad's wedding dreams come true!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers









 







Dance Time Again!

It's dance time again at Bank of Memories & Flowers, and it's not Homecoming or Prom.  For some it's their Winter Formal or Senior Ball.  But for the rest it's Sadie Hawkins, Turnabout or TWIRP. 

TWIRP, which stand for The Woman IRequired to Pay, originated in the 1930's.  The dance started out as Sadie Hawkins Day, named for a spinster character in the L'il Abner cartoon strip.  In the comic dated Nov. 15, 1937, Sadie's father, tired of her not being married, declared Sadie Hawkins Day, a day when unmarried girls were in a footrace with the town's bachelors.  If Sadie (or the girls) caught her bachelor, they would then be betrothed.  That comic was a hit and within 2 years, high schools and colleges across the United States held Sadie Hawkins Days, which then morphed into todays Sadies dances.


The Sadie Hawkins dance (or Turnabout or TWIRP) was a chance for young ladies to take the initiative and ask a young man to the dance.  It was empowering for the ladies of the '30's and was one of the first examples of women's liberation.



Today, high school girls dream up fun ways to ask their dates to the dance and are traditionally required to pay for the festivities of the evening.  Of course, the couple can bend the traditions to fit their situation.

Everyone at both locations at Bank of Memories & Flowers is here to help each couple choose everything needed for their corsages, boutonnieres and hand tied bouquets.  We are fully stocked with pretty wrist bands of beads, rhinestones and pearls, fun rhinestone or beaded accents, colorful ribbons and fresh flowers.  We also have garters that can be personalized to match your flowers.  

Whether a dance or a ball, Bank of Memories & Flowers is your one stop shop for all of your floral needs.

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

Grain Exchange Transformation

Sarah + Ryan =  Wedding Day Bliss!!

Ceremony: St. Peter-Paul Catholic Church
Reception: The Grain Exchange
Photographer:  Front Room
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Wedding Planner: Parties Etc., Chicago
Linens:  BBJ Linens
Month: January


It is pretty amazing to see a brides vision unfold between your eyes.  As a florist, it's euphoria when you exceed their expectations!!


As I think back on Sarah and Ryan Buck's wedding story, I remember Sarah standing in the front lobby, she was stunning in her lace wedding gown of St. Peter Paul church.  She beaming with excitement to see her groom.  Both were so excited to get their party started.


One of my favorite moments from the day was when Sarah and Ryan entered their reception before any of their guest to see their vision come to life.  


The towering centerpieces were filled with over 3 dozen ivory roses, gray brunia and 45 hydrangeas!  Birch branches extended out the top making each these stunning arrangement over 8 feet tall.  


The other guest tables had a lush arrangement filled with ivory hydrangeas, roses, lisianthus, gray brunia and succulents.  Hundreds of unique mercury votives filled the space with candle light.


The Bucks, carried their last name into all elements of their wedding, 
from the personal lighted logo that illuminated the grand reception area, 
to the deer antlers used in the floral decor in the entryway table. 


Even in the last minutes leading up to midnight, Sarah and Ryan guests filled the dance floor not wanting the night to end.  Thank you to Sarah and Ryan for letting us be a part in their wedding and sharing these beautiful photos with our readers.

~Melissa Maas, Owner







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