Hilton Ballroom Wedding

Sarah + Dustin = Meant to Be!

An Amazing April Wedding

Sarah and Dustin's wedding was one for the books!

For the bridal bouquet, Sarah chose a handheld with stems and some texture with a spill drop shape. It included wax flowers, heather, tulips, lizzy, ranunculus, and roses in the colors of peach, mauve, lavender, green, and deep wine/purple. The bridesmaids had bouquet's similar to Sarah's, but were more rounded. Dustin's boutonniere included two peach spray roses with peach ranunculus, heather, and wax flower. The groomsmen had boutonnieres with two spray roses, heather, wax flower, and greens.

The couple's ceremony took place at Lumen Christi Church in Mequon, where they were surrounded by many friends and family to say their "I do's". After, the wedding party took a trip downtown to the lakefront for a gorgeous shoot. They then continued on to the reception, held at the Hilton Ballroom in Downtown Milwaukee. There, the music, dancing, and love flowed throughout the night.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day. Congrats to Sarah and Dustin, we wish you many years of memories and love!

Melissa B. Maas
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
Bank of Flowers


Wedding Giveaway!

A Whimsical Day for Amy and Lindsay
What a Dream Come True!

Month: October
Photo and Video: DeGroot Film Co.
Wedding Planning: Weddings With a Twist, LLC
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Dress Designer: Stella York
Bartending: Drink Inc

This may have happened back in October, but it's still on our minds as one of the most amazing experiences for Bank of Flowers to have been a part of! 

Katie Guth of DeGroot Film Co is the one who recruited us as well as many other talented wedding professionals to give away a wedding for FREE to a couple in need. We couldn't say no! The contest was set up in May and the wedding date was chosen for October 23rd, so it was a limited timeline, but well worth it!

Many couples submitted their stories of why they should be chosen, but in the end, Amy and Lindsay were the lucky couple and they couldn't have been happier! Amy and Lindsay have two foster children as well as a child of her own. Lindsay had lost both her jobs while taking care of Amy, who had a rare brain disease and had fourteen surgeries within one year. The military tried medically discharging Amy on four different occasions, but she refused. She was able to reenlist for another six years.

The happy couple chose to use orange and purple flowers to make their special day really pop! They were both so grateful to have won this giveaway and share their love with their friends and family. Together, all vendors were able to provide a wedding valued at over $24,000! We couldn't be happier for Amy and Lindsay and wish them all the best.

Melissa Maas
Bank of Flowers

Meet the Staff - CeCi

We welcome back CeCi Scheuber to our team as Director of Operations! CeCi's first job in her hometown, the Falls, was at Bank of Flowers when she was just 15.  After graduating from Carroll University in 2015, she continued to pursue her love of flowers, and found her way back here at Bank of Flowers, where she started all those years ago!  She grew up in Menomonee Falls, and is currently living down the street from the shop. CeCi enjoys keeping up her passion for music through playing piano and percussion, and loves hanging out with her two little brothers.

CeCi's favorite flower is the beautiful green hydrangea. She considers Taco Tuesday a weekly holiday and her favorite animals are elephants.  CeCi is most excited about the camaraderie and fun, exciting atmosphere here at the flower shop.  We welcome CeCi BACK to the team!

Wendy Walker
~Floral Designer
Bank of Flowers

Golden Mast Wedding

Ashley + Sean = LOVE

Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Cilento
Ceremony: Church in Oconomowoc
Reception: Golden Mast
Month: September

Ashley and Sean's wedding is such a beautiful example of simple elegance.  The bodice on Ashley's dress is full of ornate details, so she chose to go with a simple bouquet that would accent her dress, without taking away from it.  White hydrangeas and creamy peach roses accented with rhinestones was the perfect choice.  The handle was wrapped in solid rhinestones as well, which coordinated with the large jeweled accent on Ashley's dress. The bride's maids all wore dresses in a lovely shade of purple, so the soft lavender hydrangeas were a perfect choice for their bouquets.  
Congratulations Ashley and Sean!  We were so happy to be a part of your special day!

Melissa Maas
Bank of Flowers

A Behind-the-Scenes Peek into Valentine's Day!

It's hard to believe that it's almost here!  That famous day of love...St. Valentine's Day.  It's by far the busiest floral holiday of the year, and you can feel it in the air here at Bank of Memories & Flowers. We begin the Valentine's Day preparation months in advance, from pre-ordering our flowers, to choosing this years specialty containers, chocolates, and stuffed animals.

As we approach the holiday, the buzz and excitement builds here at the store.  Our shop owner Melissa puts together an "Emergency Kit" filled with snacks and goodies for all of us gals and our fearless drivers.  Krista and Luan, our managers, put together contests and challenges to keep us on our toes and make this busy and stressful holiday a fun and light-hearted one.   And all of us workers bring in food for a week-long pot luck, so we don't have to worry about making lunches each day!   And this is just the non-floral prep for this big day!

This week, we will receive countless boxes of roses and other fresh flowers, each requiring special processing and care.  The holiday containers and candies get unpacked and the shelves stocked.  After all of this, we are ready to assist customers with their individual requests.  After the orders are taken, each order is hand-designed by one of our team members, packaged with care, and sent out into the world...to be delivered by one of our friendly delivery drivers!

It's sounds like we are ready for Valentine's Day....ARE YOU?  Give us a call, we're ready to help you make this holiday of love a truly special one!  1-262-253-9111 for our Menomonee Falls store, and 1-262-695-9911 for our Pewaukee store.

Happy Valentine's Day!
Wendy Kaye Walker
~Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers

Rustic Love

Megan & Scott

Ceremony: Holy Cross Church, Menomonee Falls, WI
Reception: Rustic Manor, Delafield
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Baker: Sweet Perfections
Month: September

After a lovely ceremony at our local Holy Cross Church, Megan & Scott headed to the barn for a rustic reception!

 Megan chose the elegance of a simple white bouquet comprised of hydrangeas, roses, freesia, and stock, wrapped in white satin ribbon and accented with pearls.

 Fall jewel tones were the perfect choice for the bridesmaids bouquets.  Each bouquet was designed in a monochromatic style with an assortment of flowers including roses, gerbera daisies, sunflowers, alstromeria, and stock.  This gave each bouquet a simple, but charming style.

 The reception flowers added to the rustic, yet charming feel with clusters of vintage bottles filled with bright blossoms and slender vases filled with birch branches and gerbera daisies.

 The rustic charm continues with a blossom-covered cake and the bride and groom's initials set up with bright flowers as an accent.  You can just feel the rustic love fill the crisp fall air on Megan and Scott's special day!  Congratulations from everyone here at Bank of Memories & Flowers!

Wendy Walker, Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers

Kate + Jordan = Natural Bliss

Ceremony and Reception: Schlitz Audubon Nature Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Month: August

Kate and Jordan have been long time customers of ours at Bank of Memories & Flowers which always makes preparing the flowers for a wedding even more rewarding for us!  Jordan has been buying all of his flowers for his sweet heart, Kate, here long before they were marred this August.

Their incredibly natural yet elegant ceremony took place in the middle of the forest at the Schlitz Audubon Center, complete with 30-40 massive trees towering over them as they exchanged their vows.

The bouquets consisted of an organic mixture of Queen Anne's lace, purple stock, white hydrangeas, purple gladiolas, green hypericum berries, lavender roses, purple lisianthus and touches of fresh herbs (mint, basal, and rosemary)!  Her bridesmaids' dresses were an incredibly elegant shade of deep plum, each with a different style.

Kate's hair was weaved back with large curls -- a large purple gladiola blossom was nestled off to the side to complete the look. After just a quick walk down a wooded path, the bride and groom were able to pose for some amazing photos of them out over Lake Michigan from the beach. What a venue!

After the ceremony, the guests made the easy walk through the gardens to the Schlitz Audubon reception area.  This area is so unique -- its large wood pillars and windows give it a rustic feel while still providing elegance and class -- truly a perfect venue for all lovers of nature and the outdoors!

Kate and Jordan's table centerpieces had a collection of different sized vintage bottles, each filled with purple stock, Queen Anne's Lace, fresh mint and blossoming basil.

Thank you, Jordan and Kate for letting us be part of so many incredible memories -- we look forward to continuing to do so for many, many years to come!

Melissa Maas, Owner