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













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







 








 











Lea & Adam - Love at Western Lakes


Month: September

Lea came to our March consultation with her homework in hand.  She was ready with her inspirations for her bouquets and boutonnieres for her September wedding at Western Lakes.  The dresses she chose for her bridesmaids were blush and the mens suits were dark blue.  The combination of the those colors mixed with white suited her bouquet to a T. 

Lea's bouquet included very pale garden roses, blush roses and astilbe, white with blue anemone and blue viburnum berries.  We chose greens with a more grey tone like brunia, dusty miller, and seeded eucalyptus with touches of variegated pittosporum.  Her bridesmaids carried the same flowers with more blue, which we attained by adding delphinium.  The flower girl basket matched the bridesmaids flowers.

Adam and his gentlemen all wore grey brunia berries with seeded eucalyptus and pittosporum, a smart choice for our unseasonably warm September.  Even though Brutus, their ring bearing bulldog did not get a boutonniere, Joe, the dog whisperer did! 

I recently received the most wonderful email from Lea.  She wrote:
"I just want to start off by saying thank you so much for the gorgeous flowers for our wedding. I was absolutely obsessed with them. Literally everything in the consultation we went over was depicted in our bouquets. The greenery and the dark blue bulbed flowers, just obsessed!"

All I can say is - Happy Bride, Happy Florist!!!!

Luan Kurriger
~Manager, Bank of Flowers
Pewaukee, WI

 






Erin & Travis

Reception:  Golden Mast, Okauchee
Month:        October

Erin and Travis didn't want to have the "typical" October wedding of fall colors and flowers.  They chose instead to use bright colors to match their fun personalities.  And they chose to be married in one of our favorite churches, the chapel at St. John's Military Academy.  It's English Gothic stone interior and beautiful rose window makes the chapel a beautiful ceremony location.


Erin selected flowers that would pop, since the bridesmaids dresses were a bright pink.  We designed her bouquet to have lots of color and texture which included pink stargazer lilies, orange mini calla lilies, celosia, and pin cushion proteas, magenta gladiola blossoms, purple stock, lime green button mums and hypericum berries finished with seeded eucalyptus.  Her bridemaids and flower girl carried smaller versions of Erin's bouquet. 



The gentlemen of the wedding party wore a single orange mini calla.  Travis's boutonniere featured an accent of a hot pink spray rose and green hypericum berry.  The mothers and grandmothers wore wrist corsages on rhinestone bands with a mix of orange and hot pink spray roses and green berries.


Because the chapel is so ornate, the only decor the couple chose for the church were pew decorations. Hanging vases of white hydrangeas and stargazer lilies lined both sides of the aisle, tied with bright pink satin ribbons.  After the ceremony, we transferred these vases  to the reception hall at the Golden Mast, where we placed two hanging vases into antique sewing drawers for half of the tables.  We added orange and hot pink rose petals to the remainder of the dining tables and cocktail tables.



We had so much fun working with Erin and Travis and were proud to be a part of their special day.  Congratulations from all of us at Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee!!


Luan Kurriger
Manager, Bank of Memories & Flowers - Pewaukee

Rustic Love

Megan & Scott


Ceremony: Holy Cross Church, Menomonee Falls, WI
Reception: Rustic Manor, Delafield
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Baker: Sweet Perfections
Month: September


After a lovely ceremony at our local Holy Cross Church, Megan & Scott headed to the barn for a rustic reception!


 Megan chose the elegance of a simple white bouquet comprised of hydrangeas, roses, freesia, and stock, wrapped in white satin ribbon and accented with pearls.


 Fall jewel tones were the perfect choice for the bridesmaids bouquets.  Each bouquet was designed in a monochromatic style with an assortment of flowers including roses, gerbera daisies, sunflowers, alstromeria, and stock.  This gave each bouquet a simple, but charming style.



 The reception flowers added to the rustic, yet charming feel with clusters of vintage bottles filled with bright blossoms and slender vases filled with birch branches and gerbera daisies.


 The rustic charm continues with a blossom-covered cake and the bride and groom's initials set up with bright flowers as an accent.  You can just feel the rustic love fill the crisp fall air on Megan and Scott's special day!  Congratulations from everyone here at Bank of Memories & Flowers!


Wendy Walker, Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers


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 :)

Samantha + Anthony = Beautiful Fall Wedding


Ceremony: St. James Catholic Church in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Reception: Silver Spring Country Club in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
Month: October


I had the pleasure of servicing Samantha and Anthony's wedding last month at St. James's historic chapel located in Menomonee Falls. The day could not have been more picture perfect for the fall season and the flowers were a beautiful echo to the fall colored leaves on the trees.

 

For Samantha's bouquet, we blended red, orange and yellow gerbera daisies wrapped in an ivory satin ribbon to match her beautiful gown.  For an added sparkle, we added rhinestones to the centers of the flowers. The girls carried a lush bouquet of all roses in the same colors wrapped in royal blue ribbon to complement their dresses.

 

As Samantha walked down the aisle, she passed lovely mason jars filled with white hydrangeas - just the perfect touch!


Other than flowers, the cake is always one of my favorite details in a wedding. Everyone loved their trendy, ribbon inspired wedding cake and we were thrilled to add our flowers for a pop of color in between the layers.

The Bank of Memories & Flowers team wishes Samantha and Anthony many congratulations and lots of happiness!!!

Krista Roskopf, Menomonee Falls Manager