Western Lakes Wedding

Nancy + Jeff = Love!

A Gorgeous June Wedding



Nancy and Jeff's wedding was a picture perfect day!

For Nancy's bridal bouquet, she chose a handheld with stems and texture wrapped with burlap and lace. It included blush and ivory peonies, blush spray roses, and ivory hydrangeas accented with some greens. The bridesmaids had similar bouquets but smaller and wrapped in burlap and twine. For Jeff, his boutonniere included two ivory spray roses with lots of greens wrapped in twine. All the groomsmen had boutonnieres that had two blush spray roses with lots of greens wrapped in twine. For their reception the couple had blush alstromeria, white hydrangeas, and greens in mason jars on each table. It was simply stunning!

The couple's ceremony took place at the Holy Cross Church in Menomonee Falls. They were surrounded by many friends and family as they tied the knot. The couple's day continued on to their reception at Western Lakes in Pewaukee. There, they celebrated being Mr and Mrs with much music, dancing, and love flowing throughout the night. All of this was captured beatifully by Holen Photography.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day! Congratulations to Nancy and Jeff, here's to many years of love and memories!

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

The Atrium Wedding

Caitlin + Spencer = Cuties in Love

A Gorgeous June Wedding


Photographer - Morgan Rindahl Photography

Florist - Bank of Flowers

Ceremony/Reception - The Atrium


Caitlin and Spencer's wedding was just breathtaking!

We were in LOVE with the color combo of their wedding! For the bridal bouquet, Caitlin had a handheld with stems that had an organic and messy feel. It was full of mum, dahlia, peonies, ranunculus, freesia, waxflower, roses, and a mix of greens in the colors of ivory, cream, mustard yellow, and golden yellow. It was all tied together with gorgeous ribbon. The mismatched mustard bridesmaids dresses were to die for, and their bouquets, similar to Caitlin's, complimented them perfectly! For Spencer and his groomsmen, their boutonnieres all had a mix of greens wrapped in twine. Simple, but they tied the bridal party together!

Both their ceremony and reception took place at The Atrium in Shorewood. At their reception, they had backdrop flowers of greens as well as stunning trio cylinder candles that lined the aisle to bring the whole space together. After they said their "I do's" surrounded by many family and friends, the bridal party took time to take pictures on the boardwalk, which turned out amazing! They then continued their day on to the reception. The couple decided to reuse the ceremony greens and candles to decorate the tables. The newlyweds were a picture of pure happiness as the night was filled with much love, laughter, and music.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day! Congrats to Caitlin and Spencer, here's to many years full of love and memories!

Melissa B. Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

Germantown Wedding

Amy + Will = LOVE
A Stunning May Wedding

Ceremony: Lutheran Church of the Living Christ 
Reception: Florian Park Conference and Event Center
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer:  Sami Lyn Photographer

Amy and Will were married back in May in Germantown, WI at a cute little church tucked back in a wooded prairie, Lutheran Church of the Living Christ.

The bride's bouquet was filled with my favorite flower -  peonies!!  Cream peonies and blush roses made the bouquet so lush and elegant, and the fragrance filled the room where there girls were getting ready.  The bouquets complimented the bridesmaids long dresses which were all different shades of blushes and nudes.

The men wore boutonnieres made from  petite blush spray roses accented with lush greenery.  The groom's boutonniere was made from the same blush spray roses, and accented with a hyacinth blossom to add an extra touch of class.

To carry on with the classic feel, vintage bottles were used to decorate the church and the reception.  A lush long and low arrangement draped off the alter and was later used at the bride and grooms head table.

Congratulations to Amy and Will, we were honored to be a part of your special day!

Melissa 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


 







 















 






The Garden at Bank of Memories Pewaukee


In June 2009, owner Melissa Maas and the ladies of Pewaukee's Bank of Memories & Flowers planted a garden on the east side of the store.  Their efforts that year and every year since have produced a small but beautiful retreat for insects, wildlife and customers alike.  It has grown into a sustainable perennial garden that we harvest and use in arrangements and bouquets.  No pesticides are used on the flowers and the store's rain barrel uses runoff to water the garden.  As a matter of fact, when the shop's flower buckets are cleaned weekly, the week old flower water is used on the garden as well.


Every spring we are surprised by the daffodils and tulips pushing up through the dirt, and sometimes the snow (well, it is Wisconsin).  The first signs of spring like hyacinths and veronica, are then harvested in time for use in Prom and Mother's Day corsages.  The veronica and cottage yarrow sometimes bloom twice in a season.  Next in our time line are the peonies, my personal favorite.  These fresh fragrant peonies are a popular wedding flower.

Summer, of course, is the best time for the garden!  Hydrangea, Liatris, Lilies and Echinacea (cone flower) are in full bloom right now.  We love how lush and full the garden looks and hate to cut the flowers but nothing is better than being able to go out into the garden and pick the flowers we need for an order.  Our garden is also one of our favorite sections of store merchandise.  This summer we have a several Art Peace Poles, metal and glass rain gauges, and garden astrolabes.


In 2014, we decided to expand our gardens to the back side of the building and we added Astilbe, Tall Phlox and Echinacea.  More flowers for more arrangements.  I personally, am asking for the whole backyard to be a garden next year!  Wish me luck.  By the end of summer and into the fall, the leftover Coneflowers are used for their "pods" and the Sedum is finally blossoming and ready for use.  This year for Halloween our garden will be the home to families of ghosts, 3 different sizes of metal decorations for the yard.  I can't wait!  In late fall, we put the garden to bed.  We cut back those plants that need it and leave the rest as shelter and food for the birds.  At Christmas time, we decorate the garden with holiday yard art as well as different seasonal greens.  Some people have sugar plums dancing in their heads this time of year, we tend to have perennial plants dancing in ours.  Watch for new plants next summer!
Be sure when you drive by or stop in the Pewaukee store, give yourself some time to look at our garden. Like any "parent", we are proud of our garden and want to show off!

Luan M. Kurriger, Manager
Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee
262-695-9911

https://www.bankofmemories.com/

Daisy Daydreams Turn Into Love!!!

Katrine & Ben
Ceremony: Christ Lutheran Church
Reception: Legend at Bristlecone
Month: June
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Photographer: Spinnaker Photography
Cake: Sweet Perfections


I remember being a child, and plucking daisy petals from a blossom..."He loves me, he loves me not..."  So, the daisy can also be a floral symbol of love and affection, not just the red rose.


Katrine and Ben chose Gerbera Daisies as the focal flower for their special day!   They can be found in the bridal bouquets, the boutonnieres were mini-gerberas, the isle flowers were cute gerbera blossoms in hanging vases, and the centerpieces came alive with fun, vibrant colors of gerbera daisies as well!


The bridal bouquets were a lovely combination of gerberas, peonies, roses, spray roses, stock, and rice flower in shades of peach.  They really popped against the coral dresses!


The boutonnieres were mini-gerbera blossoms in a soft peach with bear grass accents.


For their reception decor, Katrine and Ben chose three styles of centerpieces to fill the room, which gave a fun, whimsy feel and a lot of variety to a large space.   The first style was a simple rectangle glass vase filled with river rocks, and accented with bright gerbera blossoms and a candle floating.


The second style was a round low bowl with three bright floating blossoms, and to make it pop, three tiered glass stemmed votives with floating candles all around to give a warm glow at night.


The third style was a long slender glass vase filled with gerbera blossoms and teal decor wire under water, with a floating candle to top it off.


The cake was also adorned with shades of peach gerberas, roses, and rice flower to match the decor.


It was a pleasure to service your wedding and be a part of your special day Katrine and Ben!

Wendy Kaye Walker
~Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers



A Wonderful Wedding Show!

Wonderful World of Weddings
State Fair Park
West Allis, WI
January 9th - 10th, 2016


It's hard to think of summer wedding flowers in January, but yes...it's time...time to start prepping and planning for those warm weather nuptials!   Bank of Memories & Flowers was proud and excited to be a part of the 2016 Wonderful World of Weddings show last weekend at State Fair Park.  Our booth featured a wide selection of stunning wedding bouquets, from simple and elegant, to over-the-top wildflowers with an abundance of colors and textures.


If you didn't get a chance to attend the show and visit us at our booth...here's what you missed!










Congratulations to everyone who recently got engaged!  We look forward to meeting you and helping make your wonderful wedding dreams come true!

Wendy Kaye Walker
Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers

Bishops Bay Wedding

Bishops Bay Wedding, Madison, WI

Month: July
Ceremony and Reception: Bishops Bay Country Club
Flowers: Bank of Memories & Flowers





When family friends Kristin and Aaron asked us to travel to Madison to do their wedding flowers, we were over-the-moon honored!  The happy couple chose to have their ceremony and reception in the historical manor at Bishops Bay Country Club in Middleton, WI.



The ceremony site was nestled under hundred-year-old oak trees and breathtaking views of our state capital over Lake Mendota.  Aaron's father re-purposed old barn beams to create an arch to frame the ceremony site.  The beams were covered with hydrangeas, lilies, stock, roses, delphinium, curly willow, and peonies!  The bride's aisle was scrolled with fresh white rose petals, and floral bouquets lined the chairs.


After the ceremony, guests walked across the lawn along a pathway lined with hanging glass bottles filled with candles and hydrangeas in Kristin's signature wedding color of teal. The cocktail space featured stunning views of Madison.  Guests found their name beautifully painted on old window panels for what table they would sit at.


The centerpieces were mounds of garden flowers designed in shabby chic wooden boxes that filled the tent with the fragrance of roses and peonies.  The 3-tier cake was a stunning focal, which sat over a floating bed of flower blossoms!


Thank you to Aaron and Kristin for letting us be a part of their wedding day and creating memories for us to share in the future.

~By Melissa Maas, Owner

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.

Spring Blooms

It's already June, can you believe it? This year has been flying by so quickly and now we're in the start of many new flowers that are in season. Here are just a few of my favorites!


There are few flowers with such a fresh green color as viburnum. The round flower sprays also generate a light, sweet perfume. These flowers are beautiful in white and green spring bouquets.


Allium have unusual globe-like flowers that add new dimension to any floral design. The flowers are shiny stars that are grouped in roung clusters at the end of a straight stem.



Agapanthus is another one of my favorites. They are grown for their stunning flowers, commonly found in shades of blue and purple, but also white and pink.


Check out the amazing white phlox and peonies. I just can't get enough of these spring beauties!

I can't wait to share some more of my favorite blooms!!

Krista Roskopf - Menomonee Falls manager 

An Elegant Rustic Wedding


Lanterns lit up the Rustic Manor on a beautiful spring evening as Kerstin and Mike celebrated their first moments as husband and wife. The couple could not have picked a more perfect venue for their rustic reception.


The bride was beautiful in an off-white fitted gown. Her organic textured bouquet was a stunning mix of peonies, roses, garden roses, spray roses, burgundy ranunculus, astilbe, and seeded euculyptus. The results was a gorgeous color scheme of fuchsia, greens, ivory, cream, white and medium pink. She chose a handle wrapped with love knots, a popular choice among our brides.


The bridesmaid bouquets were similar but smaller. They were each wrapped in aqua ribbon. The pop of color was beautiful in combination with the fuchsia flowers.


The groom's boutonniere was a burgundy ranunculus with an ivory spray rose. The groomsmen, fathers, grandfathers, and ushers had a simple burgundy ranunculus with a mix of greens. 



The mothers and grandmothers had exquisite pearl wristlet corsages with flowers to match the bride's bouquet.



The ceremony was held at St Anthony on the Lake in Pewaukee, WI. The pews were decorated with hanging vases full of  peonies, roses, garden roses, spray roses, burgundy ranunculus, astilbe, and seeded euculyptus.


The couple's reception was held at the Rustic Manor in Delafield, WI. The tables were lit by candle-light with lanterns surrounded with vintage bottles and mercury votives. Each bottle held an individual flower to match the theme flowers.


From the color scheme to the lovely decor, the wedding looked flawless!


The team at Bank of Memories & Flowers wishes Kerstin and Mike a lifetime of happiness together!