Fox & Hounds Wedding

Stephanie + Tim - Meant to Be!

A Winter Wonderland Wedding

Photographer -

Emily Grace Photography

Florist -

Bank of Flowers

Ceremony -

St. Michael's

Reception -

Fox and Hounds

Stephanie and Tim's wedding was a picture perfect winter wonderland!

The couple chose a stunning arrangement for their day! Stephanie's bouquet was a textured handheld with stems. She chose roses, hypericum berry, hydrangea, star of Bethlehem, seeded eucalyptus, cedar, pine cones, and wheat tail in red, deep red, green, and white! Tim's boutonniere included a large baccara rose, pine, pine cone, and white spray rose. Their flowers were perfect or the winter setting!

Stephanie and Tim exchanged vows in their ceremony at their church, St. Michael's, in the presence of their friends and loved ones. The day continued on to the reception, held at Fox and Hounds, where they were surrounded by much, love, laughter, and dancing.

We were so thrilled to have taken part of their special day! Congrats to Stephanie and Tim, here's to many years of happiness and memories!

Melissa B Maas

~Owner

Bank of Flowers

The Bog Wedding

Danielle & Brian = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous October Wedding

Photographer - Lanari Photography
Florist - Bank of Flowers
Reception - The Bog

A little throwback to the stunning wedding of Danielle and Brian, who tied the knot on October 14th.

The couple chose a beautiful arrangement of flowers for their wedding day. Danielle's bouquet was a textured handheld with stems including ivory roses, white hydrangea, burgundy hypericum berries, only one yellow rose, yellow spray roses, yellow solidago, and a mix of greens. The one yellow rose was to commemorate her father, and she brought in his ring to add to the bouquet as well. Brian's boutonniere included two ivory spray roses with mixed greens and burgundy hypericum berries.

Danielle and Brian's ceremony was held at their church, St. Mary's, where they exchanged their "I dos" in the company of many close friends and family. Their day continued on to the reception, which was held at The Bog, with the tables (and cake!) accented with flowers. They danced the night away, surrounded with so much love and laughter.

We were so thrilled to have been part of Danielle and Brian's special day! Congrats to the happy couple, here's to many years of happiness and memories!

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














Milford Hills Wedding

Jessica and Sean

Month: June
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Defining 78 
Ceremony and Reception:  Milford Hills Hunt Club, Johnson Creek

It may take a little time to get to Milford Hills Hunt Club, but it is worth the drive.  This sanctuary with breathtaking views was the perfect spot for Jessica and Sean to say their "I Do's".

Jessica and Sean have such a sweet story of their relationship, these two were made for each other.  Being in the real estate business together, it is not surprising that they found their dream home before they were even married.  Sean literally proposed right on one knee in front of the "For Sale" sign. 

For their decorations, Jessica played off the natural elements of Milford Hills and brought birch branches into her ceremony arch and reception centerpieces. Her bridal bouquet was created with an abundance of textures and greens.  Pops of succulents complimented the blush and nude tones of the roses, and matched their dresses perfectly.

This fun and loving couple made so many memories this day, and we are so honored that we were a part of it.  Congratulations to Jessica and Sean!


Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers


 







 















 






Thanksgiving Centerpieces Galore!

The smell of freshly baked pies and fall leaves covering the yard are signs that Thanksgiving is almost here!  This is a time to remind us of all of the blessings that fill our lives.  As we gather with our friends and family this Thanksgiving, why not enjoy each others company surrounded by beautiful fresh flowers?!
Vivid orange roses and gerbera daisies, burgandy hypericum berries and mums, and tufts of bright autumn leaves are sure to illuminate any table.  Here at Bank of Flowers, we carry many different autumn containers such as ceramic pumpkins and pots adorned with maple leaves.  We would love to help "dress" your table this Thanksgiving, so if the turkey, dressing and pie are already checked off the shopping list, bring the flowers!

Wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving from my family to yours!

Krista Roskopf
~Manager, Menomonee Falls
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








Sharon & David

Ceremony: St. John's Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI
Reception: Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers, Menomonee Falls
Month: March 2016


Flowers add so much to an event.  From the biggest and grandest weddings, to intimate events with friends, it's all about the flowers!  Each event has its own story to tell, which is often reflected in the decorations chosen.


Sharon and David chose a rich, lush wild feel for their wedding flowers.  From the elegant garden roses and mini-green hydrangeas, to the petite spray roses and berries, it's all about the texture.  The greenery really made these pieces pop.


Seeded eucalyptus, guinea eucalyptus, bay leaves, dusty miller, and hints of grevillia all came together with the blossoms to create the amazing textural pieces.


You can even find little succulent plants nestled into the bouquets and the groom's boutonniere.  It's all about the details!


Congratulations Sharon & David!

Wendy Kaye Walker
~Floral Designer
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 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

It's not a Feast without the Flowers!


Whether you are hosting, or traveling to be with family this holiday, there's no better way to say Happy Thanksgiving to your loved ones then by bringing a festive fall centerpiece to dress the table.



The rich tones of fall add a warmth and pop of color and texture that makes the holiday meal truly festive.  Lovely lilies, sunny sunflowers, vibrant orange roses, and even the amazing giant kale mixed with fun fall textures really make these Thanksgiving centerpieces the perfect gift.


You've got your turkey, the stuffing, and the pie...don't forget your centerpiece, because it's not a feast without the flowers!


I am truly thankful this holiday season for my amazing family, friends, and shop customers I consider as close as family.  You all make the world a brighter place, and we would not still be here at Bank of Memories & Flowers without our amazing customers and our team here at the store.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Krista Roskopf, Manager
Bank of Memories, Menomonee Falls

Eric, Lindsay and Sailing

Ceremony: Zion Episcopal Church, Oconomowoc, WI
Reception: Pewaukee Yacht Club, Pewaukee, WI
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee
Month: October


Nautical was the theme for Eric and Lindsay's wedding day, from the colors of the flowers in the church next to Fowler Lake in Oconomowoc, to the table numbers set in "Monkeys Fist" knotted ropes on the tables at their reception at the Pewaukee Yacht Club.


Lindsay chose a beautiful combination of white hydrangeas, brilliant blue delphinium, coral roses, and green hypericum berries with touches of yellow oncidium orchids.  For her "something old" the bride used a necklace of charms from grandmothers who had passed, to wind around the wrapped stems of her bouquet.  The bridesmaids carried smaller matching bouquets.



The groom wore ivory spray roses, green hypericum berries, and a blue delphinium blossom while the groomsmen, ushers, and ring bearers wore coral spray roses and coral hypericum berries.


At alternating pews hung white hydrangeas and at the alter, we designed two tall arrangements with white hydrangeas, bright blue delphinium, coral roses, and yellow oncidium orchids with tall curly willow branches reaching from the center.



A full van = lots of tables!  Each table at the reception featured a short cylinder vase with white hydrangeas, coral spray roses, full-size roses, coral hypericum, and accents of seeded eucalyptus.  The cocktail tables featured smaller versions of the main tables.  The tall arrangements from the church served double duty and were featured at the buffet tables.

All of us at Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee wish Lindsay and Eric smooth sailing for their future together!  Thank you for letting us be a part of your special day.

Luan M. Kurriger, Manager
Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee

Kristie & Jason, Wedding on the Lake


Ceremony and Reception: Seven Seas-Lakeside Terrace
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Month: June

Kristie had a clear vision of her wedding theme, rustic and woodsy. She even came supplied with her own burlap containers, wood slices and mason jars.  It was up to the designers at Bank of Memories & Flowers to help her turn her vision to reality.


Kristie's bouquet was a lovely mix of white flowers; hydrangeas, peonies, and mini calla lilies, mini green hydrangeas and hypericum berries as well as blue thistle, blue delphinium and succulents.  Her bouquet was wrapped in burlap and twine, a continuous look for the whole wedding.  Her bridesmaids, dressed in Marine blue, carried smaller matching bouquets with more green flowers added to them.


The gentlemen of the wedding party wore a white mini calla lily with a blue delphinium blossom, the groom's featured an addition of green hypericum berries. All stems, of course, wrapped in twine.


Kristie had seen pomanders as a backdrop for a ceremony and wanted to create this unique feature in baby's breath and greens. It helped to set a stage for the couples ceremony.


Three different centerpieces were chosen for the reception tables. Three mason jars filled with baby's breath were set on top of the wood slice as one setting.  Burlap containers were used for the other two settings, one featuring a lush variegated ivy plant and the other designed with white and mini green hydrangeas and seeded eucalyptus.  



It was a beautiful summer day on the lake and we want to wish Kristie and Jason many many more beautiful days on the lake in their future.

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