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

Schlitz Audubon Wedding

Sara + Matt = Meant to Be!
A Stunning September Wedding

Photography: Valo Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Who doesn't love a stunning Fall wedding? Sara and Matt's wedding is a picture perfect example!

The couple chose gorgeous flowers that screamed fall! Sara's bouquet was a handheld with long stems and some texture including sunflowers, dahlia, antique hydrangea, seeded euc, wheat, and other mixed greens in red, yellow, and green accent. The bridesmaids had similar bouquets with handles wrapped in black. The groom and groomsmen had boutonnieres of a burgundy flat mum with solidago, wheat, and greens!

Sara and Matt's wedding took place at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, with the ceremony held outside and the reception inside. This venue was perfect for jaw dropping backdrops for all the beautifully captured photos taken by Valo Photography, as well give off the early Fall vibes the couple was aiming for!

Overall, Sara and Matt's wedding was full of love, laughter, and happiness. We are so thankful to have been part of their special day!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers




















Country Springs Wedding

Anne + Josh = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous October Wedding

Photographer: Matt Mason Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony: St. William's
Reception: Country Springs

We are still gushing over Anne and Josh's wedding!

Anne and Josh picked out some amazing wedding flowers! For Anne's bouquet, she chose a cascade style with some texture. Her flowers were roses, spray roses, dahlias, carnations, stock, hypericum berries, as well as plenty of greens in the color pallet of cranberry, pink, peach, tangerine, and dark purple/plum. Josh had a boutonniere of a cranberry dahlia with peach hypericum and greens. These wedding flowers were for sure one of our favorites!

The couple's ceremony took place at St. William's, surrounded by many family and friends. They then moved to the reception, the ballroom of Country Springs, where the music and love flowed throughout the night.

We are so thankful to have been part of this couple's special day! Congrats to Anne and josh, here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers














Terrace 167 Wedding

Melanie + Daniel = Meant to Be!
A Stunning October Wedding

Photographer: McManigal Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Reception: Terrace 167

Melanie and Daniel's October wedding was a sight to see!

For Melanie's bouquet, the couple went with a handheld with stems that was full of texture. The bouquet included cafe ole dahlia, astible, sprayed hydrangea, roses, quicksand roses, baccarra roses in a color pallet of ivory, cream, nude, blush, and maroon as well as many greens.  Daniel's boutonniere included wine ranunculus with  burgundy seeded euc, blush sprays, as well as some burgundy foliage.

The ceremony took place at the couple's church, St. Peter, where they were surrounded by many friends and family who wished to celebrate Melanie and Daniel's amazing day. The wedding then continued on to the reception at Terrace 167, where much music, love, and laughter flowed throughout the night.

We were so thrilled to have been part of Melanie and Daniel's special day! Cheers to the newly weds, here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers













Cuvee Wedding

Kari + Sean - Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous August Wedding

Photographer: DeGroot Film Co.
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Cuvee
Cake: Eat Cake!
Wedding Dress: Morilee
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
Rental Company: Canopies

This beautiful Milwaukee wedding was one for the books!

You could tell that Kari and Sean's souls were connected - we couldn't help but swoon! The couple chose a stunning arrangement of garden roses, hydrangeas, dahlia, astible, succulents, and broad leaf dusty miller in ivory, blush, and gray! 

The couple's special day took place at Cuvee, where both their ceremony and reception was held surrounded by many friends and family. Between, the couple stopped at the Milwaukee Art Museum as well as the historic Third Ward to snap a few (jaw dropping) pictures, which were beautifully captured by DeGroot Film Co.

We were so thrilled to have been part of this couple's wedding day! Congrats to Kari and Sean, here's to many years of love and happiness to come!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers



























Seven Seas Wedding!

Rebecca and Brett = Red Hot LOVE

Month: September
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Caitlin Stemper
Ceremony: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls
Reception: Seven Seas, Hartland

This wedding is one of those where we just didn't know which photos to choose for our blog!  Every single shot is better than the next, thanks to their photographer, Caitlin Stemper.  Rebecca and Brett are captured just as they really are, playful and very much in love.  

Rebecca simply glowed with her gorgeous long brunette locks and ruby red lips!  Her dress was perfection with an illusion lace top and long draping fabric that flowed in the wind.   We loved how the red bridesmaid dresses popped off of the lush green landscape in her photos.

Rebecca's flowers were  full of texture with white astilbe, red dahlias, ruby roses, white hydrangeas, burgundy leucadendron and seeded eucalyptus.  The men wore rose boutonnieres in the opposite color of their pocket squares, a red rose for the groom, and white roses for the groomsmen. 

We were excited to be a part of this couple's special day, and even more delighted when the photos arrived!  Congratulations Rebecca and Brett! 

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers







 








 











Camp Wedding Photo Shoot

It's always fun getting flowers together for photo shoots, and even more fun to see how the pictures turn out in the end.  This fall, many vendors came together to create this a beautiful rustic styled wedding shoot at Camp Dewan in Burlington, WI.  These two lovebirds just made the shoot!  What a fun and unique wedding setting.  

A HUGE thank you to all of the incredible vendors involved:

Photography + Video - Katie Guth Photography
Venue - Camp Dewan
Planner - Weddings With a Twist, LLC
Florist - Bank of  Flowers
HMA - Dana Welch
Dress - Bucci's Bridal
Dress Designer - Ti Adoro Bridal
Rentals - Relics Vintage Rentals
Stationery - Coqui Paperie & Gifts
Tuxedo - DuBois Formalwear
S'Mores Bar - Cover It With Class
Linens - Windy City Linen

Link to the Video:  https://vimeo.com/185871012

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers













































































Changing of the Season

The floral industry is one of many that follow the changing seasons.  The color palettes of each season seem to reflect the flowers that bloom at that time of the year.  They trend from soft pastels in the spring to bright, bold colors in the summer, the muted tones of fall, and the clean whites of winter.
This time of year in Wisconsin, we find the season is already changing.
Autumn is by far my favorite season.  The air turns crisp, vibrant colored leaves crunch beneath my feet, and the smell of apples and pumpkins baking just warms my heart.   I especially love autumn flowers in bright oranges, yellows, and burgundy tones.  From the traditional fall mums and bright leaves, to the more unusual harvest flowers like dahlias, celosia, rose hips, and grasses.  Even adding some unusual elements that you wouldn't think of for this time of year, like protea and orchids, give autumn arrangements a new look.  So grab a cup of hot cider, a slice of pumpkin pie, and your favorite autumn flowers and enjoy the changing of the season!

~Wendy Walker
Floral Designer
Bank of Flowers








The Week in "Re-Bloom"

We've been busy busy BUSY and haven't gotten a moment to fill you in on our latest happenings...so here are just a few of the projects that have been occupying our time these days at Bank of Memories & Flowers!






One of the best things about flowers is that they are seasonal. The designs at Bank of Memories & Flowers are constantly changing to reflect the varieties and colors of each new month. The beginning of September for us is very busy with a lot of lucky teachers receiving beautiful flowers to celebrate the start of the new school year. We love creating lush and compact bouquets! Above are some of our favorite custom designs from this month so far. 


 Just in the last couple of weeks we've started to really see the fall colors pouring in: warm red dahlias, golden orange mums, vibrantly orange lilies, burgundy soladago and of course, sunflowers to bade farewell to the summer months. We love creating these textural bouquets with pops of autumn colors and extremely seasonal fall leaves!


And what would a "Week in Re-bloom" post be without a smile from our ever-present companion, Chloe?! Chloe has had some exhausting days, supervising a major painting project of our design work area. The fresh coat of smoked oyster and clean white trim has given our space a wonderfully clean new look -- and we think Chloe approves ;)

We hope your September has been as productive and entertaining as ours!

Summer Flowers!

If there were ever a time to be excited about flowers, it's now!  Summer is in full swing and blooms are everywhere you look when outdoors -- so why not bring them indoors?! In the spirit of the season, we here at Bank of Memories & Flowers have put together just a few of our favorite designs we made this past week:

 This one is a relatively simple arrangement but contains an amazing blend of oranges and yellows with peach-colored dahlias, brilliant yellow and orange gerbera daisies, all tied together with cheerful yellow roses and subtle alstroemeria.

Subtly unique, the above arrangement contains small homegrown tangerines as well as looped bear grass within the vase itself. The bouquet is packed full of summer colors: fun lime green hydrangeas and hypericum berries, fuschia roses and daisies, and a peachy orange dahlia. So fun! 

For the garden lover, this "watering can" arrangement is as beautiful as it is quirky. It is impossible not to smile with the bright and cheerful yellows and oranges adorned with a whimsical monarch butterfly.

Don't have time to garden and add bloom to your outdoor space? We've got you covered :)