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
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

Winter Wonderland Photoshoot

Winter Wonderland Photo Shoot

Can You Say WOW?!



This styled shoot came out perfectly! Both Jamie and Monica were able to not only capture the florals beautifully, but the couple, the venue, every little detail came out to the vision of a winter wonderland. We actually had to reschedule this shoot and we are so glad we did as it snowed throughout the entire shoot! It tied everything together and made the shoot so magical! Go check it out below!

All in all, it can be summed up in one word: WOW!

Melissa B Maas
~ Owner
Bank of Flowers

Hubbard Park Lodge Wedding

Kelly and Gary - Meant to Be!

A Stunning January Wedding

Photographer -

Jocelyn's Photography

Florist -

Bank of Flowers

Ceremony - St. James

Reception -

Hubbard Park Lodge

There needs to be more winter weddings - you'll agree once you see Kelly and Gary's!

For Kelly's bridal bouquet, she choose a handheld with stems and some texture that included a lovely arrangement of roses, spray roses, white and silver pine, brunia, and mini pine cones (how cute!) in ivory, gray, and green. The two flower girls had bouquets like Kelly's but smaller while Gary's boutonniere included two ivory spray roses with pine cone and cedar. The flowers all tied perfectly into the time of year!

The couple said their "I do's" surrounded by family and friends at their church, St. James. They then continued their day to the reception at Hubbard Park Lodge, where much love, laughter, and dancing was present. Their entire day was captured beautifully by Jocelyn's Photography.

We were so happy to have been part of Kelly and Gary's winter wedding! Congrats to the lovely couple, here's to many years full of love and memories!

Melissa B. Maas

~Owner

Bank of Flowers

Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day

Love, Love, Love!

It's almost Valentine's Day and it's no secret that people LOVE receiving flowers - and we love handling them!

Puzzled and not sure what to get your significant other? Tired of the same arrangements? Have no fear, Bank of Flowers is here! Across the board from out Bank of Flower's florists, their favorite arrangements to create for Valentine's Day are designer's choice. They are able to create the prettiest combos, using what's in season as well as in style to create unique and beautiful arrangements!

Whether you want a timeless red rose arrangement - perfect for saying "I love you" - or want to skip the red roses all together and go with something completely unique - great for sending to your friends and family that you love - Bank of Flowers has you covered!

Check out some of our arrangements below as well as on our

website

to really WOW the ones you love this holiday.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Melissa B. Maas

~Owner

Bank of Flowers

Cancer Awareness Bridal Shoot

Cancer Awareness Bridal Shoot
Heather, A Warrior.

Florist - Bank of Flowers

Heather is battling a relapse of a rare form of bone cancer called High Grade Ewing's Sarcoma. Her support system and source of strength is her family - her husband Gregory and their two little girls, Stella and Ivie Mira (short for Miracle).

Every two weeks Heather goes in for treatment for five days in a row, which takes a toll on her body. The doctors have given her a 20-30% chance of survival, but she is fighting 100% for every chance of remission. Heather's reason? "I do this all for my girls- they need a mother. Without this treatment my chances of survival would be much smaller."

Linked above is her Go Fund Me page - your contribution will help with her travel expenses to the clinic as well as everyday needs for her family. With the holiday season upon us. let's extend our love and compassion to those in need.

Everyone at Bank of Flowers as well as Heather appreciate your support.

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers











Styled Fall Wedding Shoot

Styled Fall Wedding Shoot
Simply Stunning!

Photographer: Nikki Kate Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Stationary: Four Things Paper

Can we just say one thing: WOW!

This styled fall shoot was absolutely stunning! Not only did we get to work with such talented vendors, but we got to feel so many fall vibes before the Wisconsin winter set in! The lace, the mismatched bridesmaids dresses, the location, all of it tied so perfectly together to really get the vision of the fall wedding we had hoped for! And all of this was brought beautifully together by Lexi Lee Hair, who we are so thankful for including us in this amazing shoot!

So go and scroll down to see all the beauty!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers












Seeboth Wedding

Kelly + Sam = Lots of Love!
A Stunning September Wedding

Photographer: Erika Lee Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Seeboth

Kelly and Sam's September wedding can be summed up in two words: jaw dropping!

The couple's flowers were just lovely. For her bouquet, Kelly chose a textured handheld with exposed stems. She picked out an arrangement of hydrangeas, roses, spray roses, as well as plenty of greens in cream, ivory, white, sage, and grey. Her bridesmaids has bouquets of white hydrangeas and greens which went perfectly with their personalized bridesmaids dresses! Is anyone else in love?! The couple also included flickering lights, wooden pillars, lanterns, and loose greens to decorate their ceremony and reception.

Throughout the ceremony and reception, you could tell that not only were Kelly and Sam in love, but they were also best friends.

We were so excited to have taken part of Kelly and Sam's special day! Congrats to the happy couple, here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers








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













Petal it Forward!

Petal it Forward!
Spreading Kindness One Flower at a Time

Between our Vase Giveaway and Friday Name Game, we've enjoyed giving out many free flowers - but this time, the public had their turn!

Bank of Flowers and the Society of American Florists joined together for this amazing event! On Wednesday, October 11th, both Bank of Flowers locations once again opened up at 8 am to give away 400 FREE bouquets - but with a twist!

Each participant received TWO bouquets - one to keep (if preferred) and one to share with a friend, family member, or compete stranger to brighten their day. Many people were in love with this giveaway! We had a line down the block of people waiting (in the rain!) to spread some kindness! It warmed our hearts how many people showed up and all the stories we read about people making someone's day. It is Bank of Flower's goal to spread love and kindness, one flower at a time.

We can't wait for next year! Will you join us and Petal it Forward?

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










4th of July Photoshoot

Red, White, and OOH!
A Popping Photo Shoot

Photography: Studio 29 Photography
Planning and Design: Weddings With a Twist, LLC
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Hair and Makeup: Dana Welch

This photo shoot may have been taken in July, but this Wisconsin weather lately has made us miss this gorgeous shoot!

Our couple put their own unique twist on the widely celebrated holiday with a beautiful color palette of burgundy and dusty blue. They chose their favorite park for a stunning natural background and brought a cozy and casual vibe to a usually chaotic day. Keeping with the simple theme, picnic tables with mason jars, greenery, and florals were present throughout. But wanting to celebrate 4th of July, the couple sprinkled in red velvet cupcakes, festive drinks, smoke bombs, and of course, fireworks, ending the night with a bang.

We were so thrilled to have been part of this jaw-dropping photo shoot - it is for sure one of our favorites!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers
















Cuvee Wedding

Kari + Sean - Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous August Wedding

Photographer: DeGroot Film Co.
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Cuvee
Cake: Eat Cake!
Wedding Dress: Morilee
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff
Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
Rental Company: Canopies

This beautiful Milwaukee wedding was one for the books!

You could tell that Kari and Sean's souls were connected - we couldn't help but swoon! The couple chose a stunning arrangement of garden roses, hydrangeas, dahlia, astible, succulents, and broad leaf dusty miller in ivory, blush, and gray! 

The couple's special day took place at Cuvee, where both their ceremony and reception was held surrounded by many friends and family. Between, the couple stopped at the Milwaukee Art Museum as well as the historic Third Ward to snap a few (jaw dropping) pictures, which were beautifully captured by DeGroot Film Co.

We were so thrilled to have been part of this couple's wedding day! Congrats to Kari and Sean, here's to many years of love and happiness to come!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers



























Boho Styled Engagement

Lexi + Tomek = Future Couple!
A Whimsical Engagement Session

Photographer: Nikki Kate Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers

This engagement session was one for the books!

Lexi and Tomek's engagement was full of love, laughter, and happiness! The gorgeous woods scenery with the sunset made us swoon! And who could forget their precious pooch?

The couple chose a bouquet of whites with a few splashes of peach and red, and of course many greens. Lexi also wore a beautiful flower crown that tied together the boho style they were going for.

We are so thankful to have been part of this stunning engagement (which was beautifully captured by Nikki Kate Photography!) and cannot wait for their wedding next year! Cheers!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers






















Silver Spring Wedding

Debbie + Paul = Meant to Be
A Stunning October Wedding

Florist: Bank of Flowers

This blog is a throwback to the gorgeous October wedding of Debbie and Paul!

The flowers of Debbie and Paul's wedding were just breathtaking. The couple chose an arrangement of roses, spray roses, and hydrangeas with plenty of greens in ivory, nude, light pink, and blush. They also got adorable succulents for each of the tables!

The couple's wedding day started out with them reading the letters they wrote to each other as they got ready, talk about tear jerking! Their ceremony took place at the couple's church, St. James. They then moved on to the reception at the Silver Spring Country Club, which had amazing backdrops for jaw dropping photos. All of Debbie and Paul's big day was beautifully captured by Stephanie Leigh Photography.

We were so thrilled to have been part of this happy couple's special day! Congratulations to Debbie and Paul, here's to many years full of love and laughter!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

























Lake Park Bistro Wedding

Lisa + Boris = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous May Wedding

Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony: St. Jude's
Reception: Lake Park Bistro

This stunning wedding is one for the books! Lisa and Boris tied the knot on May 26th of this year, and we had the honor of doing their flowers!

The couple chose a lovely arrangement of spray roses, roses, peonies, hydrangeas, gunni, and seeded eucalyptus all in ivory, cream, nude, and blush! Swoon!

Lisa and Boris said their "I do's" at their church, St Jude's, surrounded by friends and family. They then continued over to the reception at the Lake Park Bistro, where much dancing and laughter was present throughout the night. All was captured beautifully by Kate Wilhelm Photography.

We are so happy to have been part of Lisa and Boris' special day! Congrats to the newlyweds, here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa Maas
~Bank of Flowers
Owner









Mitchell Park Domes Wedding

Nikki + Chris = A Perfect Couple
A Stunning Fall Wedding

Month: October
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Nakasato Photography
Ceremony/Reception: Mitchell Park Domes

We love fall weddings, and Nikki and Chris's special day was no exception!

The couple wanted a bold and beautiful wedding back in October, and got just that! The gorgeous color scheme of grays and oranges was unique and unforgettable! They chose a bright arrangement of flowers which included numerous roses in different colors and sizes as well as succulents and greenery. Who could say no to that?

Nikki and Chris had a wedding filled to the brim with love, laughter, and many memories to remember for years to come. The Mitchell Park Domes were full of friends and family who came from all around to spread the love and joy for Nikki and Chris. Pictures speak a thousand words, and the photos snapped by Nakasato Photography are speaking so much more.

We are so happy for Nikki and Chris and wish them years of love and happiness. This gorgeous wedding is one for the books!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

























Grain Exchange Wedding

Amanda + Dan = Pure Happiness
A Stunning November Wedding

Month: November
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Je T'aime Images
Ceremony: St. John's
Reception: Grain Exchange

Late fall/early winter weddings are so underappreciated! Just look how gorgeous Amanda and Dan's November wedding was!

The elegant white bouquets that had a hint of sparkle looked like fresh bunches of snow, an event that wasn't too far off in the future. There was a light brushing on the ground, making their pictures tie together beautifully! The bouquets were tied together with teal ribbon that matched perfectly with the bridesmaid dresses.

Amanda and Dan's special day started with their ceremony at St. John's, where there wasn't a dry eye in the house! They then continued to their reception at the well known Grain Exchange, where much dancing, happiness, and hidden kisses between the couple were present! All of Amanda and Dan's wedding day was beautifully captured by Je T'amie Images.

We at Bank of Flowers were thrilled to have taken part of this couple's love-filled day! Congrats to Amanda and Dan!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers














 










































Scenic View Wedding

Kelsey + Aaron = One True Match
Purple Passion in October

Month: October
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: She & Me Photography
Ceremony: Peace Lutheran Church
Reception: Scenic View Country Club

It was a beautiful day in October for Kelsey and Aaron's wedding day!

The flowers perfectly matched the plum color scheme that was flowing throughout the wedding. The deep purples were set off by gorgeous whites, giving a bright contrast of colors that the bride adored! And who could forget the mismatched bridesmaids dresses!

The day started off at the couple's church, Peace Lutheran, where they were surrounded by friends and family. They then moved on to the reception at Scenic View Country Club, where much dancing, laughter, and happiness was present. All of the love was captured in stunning photos done by She & Me Photography.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day! Congrats to Kelsey and Aaron, and to a wedding full of purple passion!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers



 




















Miller Room Wedding

Christa + Al = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous May Wedding

Month: May
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Lisa Matthewson Photography
Ceremony: Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church
Reception: Miller Room

April showers bring May flowers and the flowers at Christa and Al's wedding were bright, cheery, and perfect for the couple's special day!

The love-struck couple wed in their family church in Wauwatosa, with friends and family coming from all over to be in attendance for Christa and Al's special day. Afterwards, they took a quick stop by the lake to get a few pictures, the city of Milwaukee filling the background.

Christa and Al's wedding day continued onto their reception, which took place in the Miller Room. The venue was an amazing choice, as it had breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Their was much dancing, laughter, and of course love flowing at Christa and Al's wedding.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day. Congratulations to Christa and Al, here's to many new memories and years of happiness to come!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

























Rustic Manor Photoshoot

Rustic = Romance
Can You Say Dreamy?

Month: January
Photographer: Studio 29 Photography
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Tux: NL Suits
Ringbox: The Mrs Box

Back in January, we, as well as many other talented wedding vendors, came together to create the Rustic Manor Photoshoot. The results? Jaw dropping!

Rustic Manor 1848 was perfect for the romantic, rustic feel we wanted for the shoot (hence rustic in their name). Weddings With a Twist brought in only the best businesses to make this photo shoot come to life. All the vendors brought their specialties to the table to make this photo shoot from a dream to reality. All of the hard work and effort was seamlessly captured by Studio 29 Photography.

The white and green color pallet of the flowers played nicely with the blue and golds of the table setting and cake. They all tied in nicely to produce the centerpieces and bouquet that was more than we were hoping for!

We are so proud to have been part of this shoot. With the collaboration of all the successful vendors who we had the privilege to work with, the Rustic Manor Photoshoot was a huge success!