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
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
Bank of Flowers

Winter Bridal Photo Shoot

Photographer: Joe Hang
Model: Andrea
Venue: Onesto 

This winter we had the pleasure of working with some really talented vendors for a fantasy winter wedding shoot.  The shoot took place at the beautiful and historical Onesto in downtown Milwaukee.  Onesto, which means "honest" in Italian, serves a modern twist on Italian flare with an emphasis on fresh homemade flavorful cuisine.

This dramatic space had some beautiful lighting enhancing the detail of Andrea's bridal gown from Bucci's Bridal in Pewaukee. 

The bouquet we created for the shoot was designed by Luan Kurriger of the Pewaukee location of Bank of Memories & Flowers.  The rich red roses, variety of greens, and other textural elements added to the Italian feel of the space and the elegant dress.

~Melissa Maas
Bank of Memories & Flowers

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

Harley Davison Wedding!

Month: June
Flowers: Bank of Memories & Flowers

It was a very warm and beautiful day for a wedding at the Harley Davidson Museum for Jenna and Derrike. Notice the white hydrangea, ranunculus, coral roses and gerbera daisies paired with kermit mums. They are absolutely stunning!  

The focal point of the ceremony was a stunning arch embellished with romantic blossoms cascading down and nature-inspired birch branch accents.  The aisle was dressed with dainty romantic hydrangea blossoms paired with charming candle-lit lanterns.  

This year corals and limes have been a very popular theme!  It was truly a delight to design this wedding for Jenna and Derrike. 

~Krista Roskopf, Menomonee Falls Manager

Fish Hatchery Photo Shoot

Dresses & Accessories - Bucci Bridal, Pewaukee
Photography - Jessica Burns
Flowers - Bank of Memories & Flowers, Menomonee Falls & Pewaukee
Hair & Makeup - Dana Welch
Model - Sarah Feldman

Recently we teamed up with some amazing and talented vendors in the wedding industry for a style photo shoot.  The shoot took place in late May at the historical Fish Hatchery in Delafield.  Talented photographer Jessica Burns chose different locations for the shoot among the two ponds, pathways and beautiful prairies.   

Model Sarah Feldman wore three stunning bridal gowns.  Melissa Bucci, owner of Bucci Bridal, hand picked the elegant wedding dresses: "Phyllis" by Maggie Sottero, "Instinto" Soft by Rosa Clara  and 6048 by Stella York.

The bridal floral bouquet was filled with shades of blush pinks, light corals, frosty grays and sage greens.  Being that the photo shoot took place in May, Bank of Memories & Flowers selected flowers that were in season.  The bouquet was filled with alstroemeria, spray roses, roses, aspidistra leaves, tulips, succulents, dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus. 

To accent the bridal bouquet, vintage bottles and mercury vases were filled with the same seasonal flowers.  The table for two was provided by Vintique Rentals in Oconomowoc.   

Bank of Memories & Flowers is honored to have provided the flowers for this photo shoot. We hope it serves as inspiration for many brides in the Milwaukee area!

Check out more pictures from the photo shoot on photographer Jessica Burn's blog

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 :)

The Week in "Re-bloom"

This week was another fun one at Bank of Memories & Flowers as we continued our "projects" around the shop and prepared the flowers for another amazing wedding, this time for Amy & John...

"Project week" continued with various tasks. Chloe really got into it (left) and Melissa began the tedious task of cleaning and re-caulking the 100+ year old stained-glass windows (upper right). Our alley fence even got a much needed re-staining which Dana did with a smile on her face (lower right)!

We had the distinct pleasure of preparing and providing the flowers for Amy & John's wedding which took place in Theinsville on Saturday. Pictured above is the bridal bouquet (left) which had a unique combination of a compact shape with a small cascade of stock and seeded eucalyptus. The bridesmaid bouquets echoed the same type of feel and had some great pops of vibrant color (right).

The flowers for the ceremony were soft and elegant and added such great detail, right down to the flowergirl's kissing ball (left) and the arrangements to hang on the doors (right).

 The great colors and blend of style continued on into the reception where the tables were adorned with mason jar centerpieces. Each arrangement contained soft pink hydrangea, bright fuschia carnations, pink alstromeria and more seeded eucalyptus. The centerpiece arrangements were each bound with wire to make for easy distribution to the guests at the end of the night -- what a great idea!

As we bid farewell to one busy and exciting week, we welcome another! All of us here at Bank of Memories & Flowers can't wait to share what we're creating this week next Tuesday!