Terrace 167 Wedding

Melaine & Danny = Love

Stunning September Wedding


Florist: Bank of Flowers

Bridesmaids Dresses & Accessories: Amelishan Bridal

Ceremony Location: St. Peters Catholic Church

Engagement & Wedding Rings: Douglas Jeweler

Invitations & Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas

Lighting & Entertainment: Van Rixel Productions

Makeup: Amanda Lee Make-up Artist

Photography: McManigal Photography

Reception Location: Terrace 167

Videography: Today and Forever LLC

Wedding Cake/Pastries: Tamara’s Cake Guru

Wedding Gown Salon: Miss Ruby

Featured in: Veil Magazine


Melaine and Danny's wedding was one for the books!

Melaine's bouquet was gorgeous. She chose a handheld with stems, texture and organic feel that cascaded down. Within her bouquet she had Cafe ole dahlia, pink astilbe, pink sprayed hydrangea, ivory roses, quicksand roses, baccarra roses, and lush greens. For her bridal party her bridesmaids had smaller versions of the brides with more splashes of burgundy wrapped with satin and lace. For Danny and his groomsman boutonnieres, they had wine ranunculus with burgundy seeded euc, blush sprays, and some burgundy foliage. The beauty of the flowers flowed throughout the wedding and tied the whole day together.

Melaine and Danny’s ceremony took place at the couples church, St. Peter's Catholic Church in Slinger. They were surrounded by many family and friends as they said their "I Do's". The day continued to the reception at Terrace 167. The night flowed with music, laughter and love and all was captured beautifully by .

We were so thankful to be a part of this couples special day! Congratulations to Melaine and Danny we wish you nothing but many years of love and happiness.

Melissa B. Maas

~Owner

Bank of Flowers

The Bowery Barn Wedding

Anne + Joseph = Meant to Be

A Beautiful June Wedding


Photographer: JB Wedding Photography

Florist: Bank of Flowers

Ceremony/Reception: The Bowery Barn


Anne and Joseph's wedding was a picture perfect day!

For Anne's bouquet, she chose a handheld with stems and texture. It included hydrangea, peonies, Viking daises, monte casino aster, stock, solidago, roses, seeded eucalyptus, and greens in the colors of cream, yellow, and green with a light blue accent. The bouquet was finished off with a wrap in burlap with lace overlay. For Joseph's boutonniere, he had two ivory spray roses with solidago, white monte casino aster, blue delphinium, yellow Viking mum, and greens wrapped in brown twine.

Both their ceremony and reception took place at The Bowery Barn in Ashippun, Wisconsin. At the ceremony, the couple said their "I do's" surrounded by their many friends and family. Their day continued on to their reception, where much love, laughter, and music flowed. All of this was captured beautifully by JB Wedding Photography.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day! Congrats Anne and Joseph, we wish you many years of love and happiness!

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




















Davien's Wedding

Emily + Joe = LOVE!
A Popping Pink Wedding

Photographer: The Art of Life
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Davian's

Emily and Joe's wedding can be summed up in three words: bright, bold, and beautiful!

The couple chose a stunning arrangement of roses, hydrangeas, carnations, and stock in blush, pink, medium pink, hot pink, and fuchsia. The bouquets were compact and lush and had their handles wrapped in navy satin. The bridesmaids matched perfectly with the flowers, wearing short navy dresses matched with fuchsia heels. The groom's boutonniere was spray roses in fuchsia with a blush accent as well as some greens.

Emily and Joe said their "I do's" surrounded by friends and family at Davian's, where love was flowing throughout. The ceremony moved to the gazebo of Davian's, which was full of much laughter and dancing. It was a night to remember!

We are so happy for the loving couple, and wish you may year of happiness! Congrats to Emily and Joe!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers










Wonderful World of Weddings 2017

After all of the holiday engagements, January marks the start of wedding planning for many. Brides-to-be are busy gathering ideas about their upcoming nuptials, and what better place to be inspired than the Wonderful World of Weddings show at State Fair Park in West Allis. Here, vendors from every corner of the wedding world gather to show off their wares and services, hoping to attract the attention of brides.
We look forward to this show every year, and always put our best foot forward.  Everyone here at Bank of Flowers had a part in the show, from the concept design for the booth, gathering of items to display, the flower designs, and even the set-up and take-down of the booth.  It's all hands on deck for events like this.
Shop owner Melissa Maas and director of operations Ceci Scheuber talked to so many wonderful ladies and their families, it was an amazing weekend!

Wendy Kaye Walker
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













































































Milwaukee's Magnificent Bride


Milwaukee's Magnificent Bride Wedding Show has been making wedding dreams come true for over a decade.  This year Bank of Memories & Flowers was personally invited to participate with some of the top premiere wedding vendors in the Milwaukee area.  The event took place at the historic Pfister Hotel in downtown Milwaukee.


Our booth was covered in textural greens, quicksand nude colored roses, succulents and deep wine colored roses.  Dramatic over-sized lanterns where nestled all over the booth filled with candles and fresh greens.  Our dramatic 8 foot long floral piece hovered on top of gold vases, hanging crystals and glass globes swayed to add more ambiance.




We created a few of our favorite bridal bouquets that we displayed in the booth.  We can't decide which one was our favorite!




The highlight of the event for us was our fantasy table where we collaborated with other venders to create a gorgeous themed table.  Bank of Memories & Flowers, Paper Envy, BBJ Linen and Canopies all came together to create this very special look for a sweetheart table or a parents table.  The fresh flowers table runner was filled with over 50 hydrangeas and 100 roses, it was stunning!





Form more information in this fabulous event, check out their Website and Facebook Page.

~Melissa Maas
Owner
Bank of Memories & Flowers

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 Wedding at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Ceremony: Schlitz Audubon Pavilion
Reception: Schlitz Audubon Great Hall
Flowers: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Month: May


College in Boston brought together two people from two different hemispheres: Brittany, from Pewaukee, WI, and Michael, from Cape Town, South Africa. Their families came together to celebrate their marriage at the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Bayside,WI.

The planning began a year before we met with Brittany and her mother to plan her bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages. With some tweaking along the way we designed bouquets with both families in mind.


Brittany's bouquet was natural and flowing with a mix of herbs such as mint, lavender, and rosemary, hydrangea, lotus pods, succulents, pink peonies, sweet william, green wheat, and green hypericum berries centered on a gorgeous King Protea. The protea is native to the groom's place of birth, South Africa. The hand tied bouquet was finished with lamb's ear, dusty miller, plumosa, and variegated pittosporum, wrapped in burlap and twine.


Her bridesmaids carried a smaller version without the protea. The groomsmen and ring bearer all sported a boutonniere of hypericum berries and rosemary.

A mix of herbs and greens were tied to the chairs on the aisle. A handmade backdrop fluttered behind the couple as they said their vows.


The mother and father of the bride designed the table arrangements themselves. The arrangements were a mixture of wooden boxes filled with succulents, mosses, and insect brooches aside rabbit vases with protea and allium. As rabbits are Brittany's favorite animal, she incorporated them into her design throughout the venue.

The staff at Bank of Memories & Flowers wishes Brittany and Michael all the best for their future travels and wedded life.

Nancy + Noah = Classic Elegance

A historic cathedral-style church. A beautiful lace dress. A bride and groom that could not have looked happier. These are just a few of the aspects of this mid-October wedding which exuded elegance and class in each and every detail. 


The flowers Nancy chose echoed the elegantly refined feel of the day beautifully. Her bouquet consisted of pure white roses, hydrangea, and seeded eucalyptus with variegated greenery used throughout. 

An heirloom rosary was also included in the bridal bouquet, cascading down the ivory satin ribbon which was adorned with love knots. 




















The bridesmaids, who each wore a simply sophisticated tea-length navy satin dress, carried bouquets which echoed the brides' with the addition of burgundy hypericum berries throughout. The creamy white, seasonal burgundy and light gray-blue foliage of the seeded eucalyptus complemented the girls' navy color perfectly.

 The morning ceremony took place at Old St. Mary's in downtown Milwaukee, a place full of elegance and refinement all on its own! We had the distinct honoring of handing the flowers to the bride herself and assist in the pinning of boutineers and the distributing of corsages. We were fortunate enough to watch the bride and groom have their "first look" within the church prior to the ceremony -- Nancy was absolutely stunning! What a spectacular moment!




Once all was set at the church, our crew moved on to the reception hall. The brunch reception was held at the Milwaukee Athletic Club (again downtown) in a grandiose ballroom with high ceilings and exquisite chandeliers.


The couple had decided on two different centerpieces to adorn the tables: half of them were constructed of curly willow branches and fresh flowers in a tall pilsner vase on site and the other half were each a rather compact floral arrangement done in a much shorter cylindrical vase. 



Both of the centerpiece variations contained elements which were present in the brides' and bridesmaids' bouquets and looked magnificent against the navy blue linens! The varying heights also really helped to add interest to the room and make it not feel quite as large and overwhelming. 


All in all, it was truly a gorgeous day and we returned to the shop feeling a bit more elegant than when we had left :) But nothing puts a smile on our face quite like hearing back from a bride months after her "big day". Nancy recently sent us a postcard with a wonderful photo of her and Noah on the front. On the back she mentions that "the flowers were amazingly beautiful!" Those words are music to our ears and mean the world to us.

So Nancy and Noah, thank YOU from the bottom of all of our hearts here at Bank of Memories & Flowers for giving us the distinct honor and pleasure to be part of such an exceptional day in both of your lives. We wish you many many years of happiness and may you find the "elegance" in every day!

Violet, Social Media Coordinator/Florist

 

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

The Week in "Re-bloom"

What do you get when you combine State Fair, four weddings and a butterfly exhibit? Our week at Bank of Memories & Flowers! Here are some of our favorite photos from last week:

Our week began with the setting up of our booth at the State Fair in the Horticultural Building. We took inspiration from a handmade quilt hanging over the booth, focusing on the theme "weather" and playing off the three-dimensional butterflies contained on the quilt. Our booth contains 60 butterflies! For more photos, including some fun set-up and before and afters, check out our State Fair blog post.


Floral designer, Marcia, really got into the butterfly theme and set up her own "exhibit" of sorts at our Menomonee Falls shop :)

Our Pewaukee location added some great giftware as well as some fantastic jewelry!

 


Jade traveled a long distance for her wedding last Friday. Her bouquet consisted of vibrant sunflowers, purple statice and flat-leafed ferns, reminiscent of her current Colorado home. The satin ribbon on the stems were tied in love knots to complete the look.


Sara's wedding also took place on Friday at the Best Place Milwaukee venue which is part of the historic Pabst's mansion and brewery. To go along with the "brewery" theme, Sara had a friend drop off some fresh hops to be incorporated into her bouquet -- we loved the finished product!


Jennifer and Craig were married on Saturday at St. James in Menomonee Falls. Their flowers consisted of soft peaches and vibrant colors. Exquisitely gorgeous!

Abby and Derek were wed on Saturday at St. John's church in West Bend. Their flowers were simply elegant -- varying types all in white. They included ranunculus, freesia, hydrangea, and roses. The reception tables were each adorned with fresh hydrangea arrangements. All together, the day included more than 200 individual hydrangea flower blossoms!


 We also had the opportunity to make this adorable arrangement, being sent to parents welcoming a newborn son! (P.S. This pick up truck also makes great gifts for dads, grandfathers, or anyone who loves trucks!)

Have a great weekend and we'll look forward to updating you again next week!