Green & White: The Wedding Trend at Pewaukee

Every year the trend changes for wedding flowers. This year was the year of the radiant orchid. Before that it was yellow and grey, and along the way mint also topped the popularity charts.  Not at the Pewaukee Bank of Memories.  This summer, four brides chose to combine white and green  flowers for the bouquets on their wedding day.

The first of the four couples, Stephanie and Jeremy, chose to have an intimate wedding that was rustic, earthy and simple and also included "good food" (Jeremy picked The Butler Inn, Pewaukee).  Stephanie chose to use green hydrangeas and white mini calla lilies for her bouquet, as well as her bridesmaids'.  She brought her own ribbon to us: a beautiful white and champagne brocade.  The gentlemen of the wedding party each sported a single calla lily and the ladies wore wrist corsages to match. 

The second couple was Richanda and Kris who desired an understated classic and vintage feel for their wedding at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee.  The bridesmaids wore a light aqua dress and Richanda chose white and green flowers for her bouquets. White hydrangeas, white roses, and babies breath were used in the bridesmaids' bouquets and then green succulents were added to the brides bouquet -- magnificent!  The gentlemen each wore succulents as a bouttoniere and the ladies wore wrist corsages of babies breath and white roses.

The third couple, Maria and James, also held their wedding at the Country Springs Gazebo and the Meadowbrook room.  The white hydrangeas, white freesia, green gladiola blooms and green hypericum berries popped against the bridesmaids' aubergine dresses.  Maria added white peonies to her bouquet.  The color scheme carried through to the white freesia boutonnieres and wrist corsages with white spray roses, freesia and green hypericum berries.

And last but not least, Susan and Seth went for a rustic look with babies breath and burlap.  Their ceremony was held at St. Jacobi Congregational Church, a beautiful church built in Richfield in the 1800's.  Susan carried a full bouquet of white hydrangeas collared by babies breath and greens, while her granddaughter, her only attendant, carried a matching but smaller bouquet. Both bouquets were wrapped in burlap and twine. The men in the bridal party each wore a white rose, accompanied by some babies breath and wrapped in twine. The Susan's daughter wore a wrist corsage to match which also had a twine bow. Susan made her own pew cones out of burlap which then held masses of white babies breath.

Each of these weddings made use of the wonderful white and green color combination, yet each contained a different bridesmaid dress color and variation of flower types used in the bouquets, boutineers and corsages. And each was absolutely beautiful in its own unique way!

We loved working with each of these four couples and we thank them for trusting Bank of Memories in Pewaukee to provide the flowers for such a momentous occasion. Congratulations to all of you -- we wish each of you a long and happy wedded life!

Luan, Pewaukee Shop Manager

Megan + Josh = Wedding

Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers 
Month: June

We had the distinct honor of providing the bouquets, aisle adornments, and centerpieces for Megan and Josh's wedding last month. The entire day had an elegantly modern feel from the venue to the black dresses and linens which allowed the flowers to really make a statement.

For aisle decorations the bride and groom chose candles surrounded by petals in a vase with ribbon and a rhinestone buckle around. It was a perfect way to make the room feel more romantic. At the front of the room stood two large iron stands with vases and fresh flowers in limes and fuchsias. Curly willow shooting out the top had crystals dripping from it and also from the branches hung candles in votives to make the crystals sparkle that much more.

The Bride's bouquet consisted of white roses, ranunculous, and calla lilies. Lime green hydrangea and lime cymbidium orchids added a subtle touch of color. Pearls and rhinestones were included throughout to compliment Meghan's gorgeous bling dress.
The groom had a beautiful white ranunculous and white rose to match the bride's bouquet.

The girl's bouquets popped against the black backdrop of the bridesmaids' satin dresses. The bouquets consisted of hot pink roses, fragrant fuchsia stock and peonies, white freesia and ranunculous and lime green hydrangea. Gorgeous and bold! 
The groomsmen and other gentlemen had two fuchsia spray roses that looked fabulous with the white and black tuxes. 

In the reception ballroom, Bank of Memories transformed the aisle decor to centerpieces to accompany large arrangements with towering curly willow. More crystals and votives were found hanging from these centerpieces to make the Grand Empire Ballroom seem that much more magnificent. We spread fuchsia petals around the cake as well as around some of the centerpieces to complete the look.

It was such a beautiful day for a beautiful couple. Congratulations again, Megan & Josh!! Thank you for letting us be a part of your gorgeous day!

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!