Delafield Hotel Wedding

Amber + Mike = Meant to Be!

A Flawless February Wedding


Photographer: Erika Lee Photgraphy
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Delafield Hotel


Spring may be here, but we are still not over Amber and Mike's winter wedding!

For Amber's bouquet, she chose a handheld with stems and some texture that included anemone, ranunculus, thistle, roses, brunia berry, and broadleaf dusty miller in ivory, blush, nude, grey, and blue. For Mike's boutonniere, he chose an arrangement of white ranunculus, grey brunia berries,  and dusty miller accented with thistle. They included flowers on their alter fireplace as well as candles and petals down the isle to tie the whole ceremony together.

The couple said their "I do's" surrounded by many friends and family who could not help but tear up at the sight of the stunning duo. The day then continued on to their reception, where much love, laughter, music, and dancing flowed throughout the evening. It was evident that Amber and Mike were meant to be.

We were so honored to have been part of their special day. Congratulations Amber and Mike! Here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

Kellie & Mike, Love at Best Place

Kellie + Mike (And Hayden)
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Month: September
Ceremony & Reception: Best Place, Milwaukee

Kellie and I sat down at her initial consultation in the Pewaukee store and she loved yellow! Sunflowers were her focal flower of choice, but after much discussion during and after the consult, she decided to drop the sunflowers completely and go with flowers that were a little more fun and unusual!  Kellie's bouquet was a mix of yellow and grey, including flowers like craspedia (otherwise known as Billy Balls), yellow orchids, spray roses, and solidago came together in a hand-tied style bouquet, accented with grey brunia berries and dusty miller and finished off with rustic burlap and twine.  Her bridesmaids wore shades of grey, and carried petite hand-tied bouquet of craspedia with a collar of dusty miller and wrapped with the same burlap and twine.   Kellie's flower girls tossed french petals in a shade of soft yellow.  Her choice in flowers was just right for the historic feel of Best Place, and we enjoyed creating something different for her.

Kellie sent us a note a few weeks ago, and we were thrilled to hear from her!
"Everything turned out better than we could have ever imagined!  Thank you!  We spent a week at Mike's family's cottage for our honeymoon, and I brought my bouquet along so I could look at it every day!  It was absolutely perfect!!! You did an amazing job!" - Kellie, the Bride

The staff here at Bank of Flowers gets so excited to hear from happy brides!  Wishing Kellie, Mike, and Hayden a fun and fabulous life together!  Congratulations!

Luan Kurriger
~Manager
Bank of Flowers, Pewaukee








Kendall + Robert = Wedded Bliss

Ceremony Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church, Hartland
Reception: Delafield Hotel, Delafield
Florist: Bank of Flowers, Pewaukee
Month: July

I met with Kendall a few short months before her July 30th wedding, and we hit it off immediately.  Her bubbly personality is infectious and I wanted to make her flowers as fun as she is.  

Kendall chose peach, white and grey as her color palette.  We combined hydrangeas, astilbe, bouvardia, white oriental lilies, garden roses, godetia, and peach gerbera daisies with grey brunia and dusty miller to fulfill her floral wishes.  Kendall added personality to her wedding by using a personalized burlap aisle runner for the ceremony and having their huskies walk the couple down the aisle after saying "I do".  Her "something blue" was a small heart shaped piece of her father's shirt added to her wedding dress.  

At their reception at the Delafield Hotel, the aisle flowers from the ceremony were repurposed to be used on the cocktail tables.  Tall and short floral arrangements were interspersed throughout the reception tables.  At the end of the night, the couple walked through a gauntlet of well wishers waving lit sparklers.  So much fun!!

I sometimes wish weddings happened more than once just so I can work with the same people over and over again.  Kendall and Robert were be on the top of the list!
We wish them a wonderful, fun happy wedded life together!

Luan Kurriger
~Manager, Pewaukee
Bank of Flowers

















West Bend Country Club

Anna + Nick = True Love

Ceremony & Reception: West Bend Country Club
Photographer: Chasing Lilies
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Month: September

It was a wonderful day, delivering and servicing Anna and Nick's wedding at the West Bend Country Club.  It brought back so many amazing memories for me.  Six years ago, my husband and I were married at this very same venue, at this same time of year.  I can't believe how time flies.

For her wedding, Anna chose a simple palette of white, pops of plum, and grey accents, which gave the flowers a elegant feel.  White hydrangeas and white garden roses gave the bouquets a romantic base for the plum callas and dianthus, and the grey brunia berries added a touch of class.  A special floral tribute was made and placed on a empty chair, in memory of the bride's father, who had passed.  It was a simple, but touching way to honor him.
The ceremony flowers were all re-purposed for the reception, and they looked amazing.  The unity candle piece was used on the mantle, and the pew decorations and bridesmaids bouquets were used on the tables and around the room.
Congratulations Anna and Nick, and thank you for the trip down memory lane!

-Krista Roskopf
Manager, Menomonee Falls
Bank of Flowers






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 








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
Owner

Washington County Wedding Show


 A big "Thank You" to everyone who came out to the Washington County Fair Park annual wedding show on Sunday, January 31st.  This show is just so much fun for me to participate in because the vendors and attendees are so down-to-earth and friendly.  They gave us wonderful remarks and feedback on our display and wedding designs.


Our booth was filled with gorgeous floral designs and our bridal bouquets were all featured in the fashion show put on by Amelishan Bridal.  It's so much fun to see what colors are trending this season in bridal gowns and attire.



In order to give brides a better way of budgeting for their special day, Bank of Memories & Flowers recommends calling to set up a consultation and meeting with the owner Melissa in our Menomonee Falls location, or at our Pewaukee location, Luan the manager.  You might also want to check out our wonderful website, Pinterest, and Facebook pages for many new ideas that we post everyday!



From the moment you walk down the aisle with a beautiful floral bouquet in hand, to the trendy flower centerpieces on your tables, our flowers will be the finishing touch to your perfect dream wedding!



Krista Roskopf
~Menomonee Falls Manager

A Winter Wedding Wonderland

Jaclyn and Jason

Month: December
Ceremony and Reception: Rotunda, Waukesha
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Photographer: Cream City Weddings



With the spirit of Christmas around them, Jaclyn and Jason said their I Do's on December 12th.  The smell of fresh pine was in the air on this perfect winter wonderland day.


The groom's daughter was beaming with excitement.  She personally wrote her chalkboard sign that she carried down the aisle, announcing the arrival of the bride.



The couple incorporated winter details like a picture kissing booth under the mistletoe, wooden mugs to do their toasts, and holiday cheer around every corner.





The blinged out bouquets had deep red roses, fresh cedar, gray brunia, cream roses, red ranunculus, seeded eucalyptus, scarlet berries and angle hair twigs. Sparkling rhinestones where added to some of the roses and the handle was covered with a band of rhinestones.



Thank you Jaclyn and Jason for letting Bank of Memories & Flowers be a part of your special day.

~Melissa Maas
Owner
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