Memorial Union Wedding

Jenna + Jerry = Love at First Sight

A Stunning June Wedding

Jenna and Jerry's wedding was so much fun!

Jenna's bridal bouquet was timeless. Her bouquet was a handheld with stems and some texture that was wrapped with love knots. It included garden roses, mother of pearl roses, ranunculus, lisianthus, stock, and seeded eucalyptus in the colors of ivory and sandy. The bridesmaids had bouquets like Jenna's but smaller and wrapped in forest green. For Jerry, his boutonniere included ivory ranunculus and spray rose with seeded eucalyptus. All the groomsmen had one spray rose with greens. At the reception, we dressed the tables with loose greens and candles to tie the day together seamlessly. 

While the forecast called for rain, there was not a single drop! The couple's ceremony took place at the Allen Centennial Gardens on the UW Madison campus. They were surrounded by many friends and family as they tied the knot in the outdoor gardens. The couple's day continued on to their reception at Memorial Union on Lake Mendota. There, they took adorable couple photos on the dock and celebrated being Mr and Mrs with much music, dancing, and love flowing throughout the night.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day! Congraulations to Jenna and Jerry, here's to many years of love and memories!

Melissa B. Maas
Bank of Flowers

The Club at Strawberry Creek, Part 2

Lauren + Dan = Gorgeous Wedding

Ceremony & Reception: The Club at Strawberry Creek, Kenosha, WI
Photographer: Nikki Winter Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Month: April

One of my favorite things on the whole wide world is the moment I get the photos back from a wedding we recently have done.  Just this week I opened my email to find a sweet little message from my dear friend and talented photographer Nikki Winter.  As the florist, so many times we rush to make sure all the last little details of the decor is just perfect, we miss some of the special moments.  The photographer captures every last little detail from the private moments the bride puts on her dress to the exciting wee hours of the night of the party.  As I look through these photos, I feel I was a part of this special day!  Thank you Nikki for taking such amazing shots of our work and capturing all the details.

-Melissa Maas
Bank of Flowers




Meet Chloe!

Flowers are not the only thing in our store that can bring you Chloe, our shop cat!  She's the only full-time resident of the Menomonee Falls store, and she really has it made!  Her favorite past times include eating, sun-bathing, and napping in boxes.  Her favorite flower is Lisianthus...we know this because she likes to sneak into the cooler to munch on it!

You may see her sitting in the window, exploring the store, or her favorite...catching a "Cat Nap" in a cardboard box.  Wherever she is in the store, there are many benefits to having a pet in your workplace.

Pets help reduce stress....who could possibly be upset after staring into a puppies eyes, or snuggling up to a furry cat!   They also seem to bring a bit of joy, even when our customers come in to see us for sympathy flowers...petting Chloe seems to ease their mind and make them feel better.

Chloe is also a bit of a mascot for us (and no, she's not really for sale...we were just having some fun with her!)  Everyone loves seeing pictures of her, and what she's up to in the store.  Some of our customers and their children love to come into the shop, just to visit Chloe!

She is quite the local celebrity around here!  Next time you need flowers or a gift, stop in and say hello to Chloe!

Wendy Walker
Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers