Pabst Brewery Wedding

Abby & Mike

Winter Wonderland


Photography: De Groot

Bakery: The Cake Lady

Dress: Evermore Bridal

Florist: Bank of Flowers

Tux’s: Squire Men’s Apparel

Makeup: Lustrous Beauty Studio

Ceremony Venue: Hales Corners Lutheran Church

Reception Venue: The Best Place

Getting ready Venue: The Brewhouse Inn


Abby and Mike’s wedding was definitely one we will never forget!

When Abby walked in she immediately stole the show with her jaw-dropping bouquet. White ranunculas and peonies were paired flawlessly with the greenery brunia, broad leaf dusty miller, snow berries, gunni eucalyptus, cedar, and white pine. Her bouquet was tied together with lace from her mother’s wedding bouquet from years ago. Abby’s bridesmaids had smaller, very similar bouquets to hers but with small splashes of playa blanca roses. And of course, boutonnieres! Mike’s boutonniere was an ivory ranuc with cedar, white pine, and mini pine cones all wrapped with twine. Each groomsman boutonniere was made unique from one another but all consisted of cedar, white pine, and a mini pine cone.

The ceremony was preformed at the Hales Corner Church. The alter had a large arrangement made mostly with white hydrangeas, white roses, and lots of textured greenery. The aisle was lined with pine and greens with a satin bow hanging from the pews. After the ceremony, everyone moved over to the reception which was held at The Best Place in Milwaukee. The centerpieces were held in birch boxes with a variety of flowers and greenery inside to match the bouquets of Abby and the bridesmaids.

We love you Abby and wish you and Mike nothing but years of happiness!

Melissa B. Maas

-Owner

Bank of Flowers


Discovery World Wedding

Kristin and Ndiva

Happily Ever After



Kristin and Ndiva’s wedding was one unforgettable night!

As soon as Kristin walked down the isle she made a statement with her bold burnt orange and tangerine bouquet. It was filled with different shades of Roses, Cymbidium Orchids and unique splashes of Coxcomb. They were paired with the muted greens of dusty miller and brunia. The bouquet also had hints of Navy Blue Privet Berries that matched the men’s ties and the bridesmaids dresses! The bridesmaids bouquet’s were smaller versions of Kristin’s but had only the roses and muted greens. We can’t forget the boutonnieres! Ndiva’s boutonniere balanced Kristin’s bouquet flawlessly with 2 roses and some greenery. The groomsmen all had very similar boutonnieres to Ndiva’s.

The wedding was held at Discovery World in Milwaukee. The venue is mostly white and muted tones so their color scheme of navy blue and oranges really popped. The reception had blue lighting which set a cool underwater tone to the night. At each of the tables the center pieces were candles with loose floral scattered around it. The floral consisted of small orange roses paired with some green leaves.

Congratulations to the newly weds! We are wishing you many anniversaries to come!

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

Delafield Hotel Wedding

Amber + Mike = Meant to Be!

A Flawless February Wedding


Photographer: Erika Lee Photgraphy
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony/Reception: Delafield Hotel


Spring may be here, but we are still not over Amber and Mike's winter wedding!

For Amber's bouquet, she chose a handheld with stems and some texture that included anemone, ranunculus, thistle, roses, brunia berry, and broadleaf dusty miller in ivory, blush, nude, grey, and blue. For Mike's boutonniere, he chose an arrangement of white ranunculus, grey brunia berries,  and dusty miller accented with thistle. They included flowers on their alter fireplace as well as candles and petals down the isle to tie the whole ceremony together.

The couple said their "I do's" surrounded by many friends and family who could not help but tear up at the sight of the stunning duo. The day then continued on to their reception, where much love, laughter, music, and dancing flowed throughout the evening. It was evident that Amber and Mike were meant to be.

We were so honored to have been part of their special day. Congratulations Amber and Mike! Here's to many years of love and happiness!

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

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














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













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










Our Vase Giveaway!

Our Vase Giveaway!
What a Success!

As you well may know we at Bank of Flowers do our Friday Name Game where we give away free flowers to those who are the picked names for that Friday. Well, we decided to up our Fridays even more!

On September 1st, we hosted our Vase Giveaway. This giveaway was one for the books! Both of our Bank of Flowers locations opened at 8 AM to give away free vases to the first 150 people through our doors. These special vases can be brought back to the store every Friday for the rest of the year to be filled with FREE FLOWERS!

The giveaway was a HUGE success. Both locations had a lone down the block (with the earliest people lining up at 5:45!). All vases had a home by 8:30 AM and those who didn't receive a vase left with a gorgeous rose. We couldn't have pulled this off without all the hard work of our Bank of Flowers teams (and of course our shop kitty Chloe!).

Congrats to all of our Vase Giveaway winners, we can't wait to see you every Friday for the rest of the year!

Melissa 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






Silver Spring, Love is in the Air!




Paul and Debbie = LOVE


Month: October
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony: St. James Church, Menomonee Falls
Reception: Silver Spring Country Club, Menomonee Falls
Photographer: Stephanie Leigh Photography 

The words "Simply Charming" come to mind when I look back at Paul and Debbie's wedding.  From the soft pallet to the choice of flowers and greenery, and even the use of miniature succulent plants wrapped in burlap as their wedding favors for the guests.  Everything came together to make an enchanted day for the bride and groom.

Debbie chose roses and spray roses in soft pinks and peaches, with airy tufts of cream astilbe and succulents nestled in a loose mix of lush greenery like seeded eucalyptus and bay leaf.  This soft mix coordinated perfectly with her delicate lace dress and long, sheer veil.  Her maids held smaller versions of Debbie's bouquet, and the men were dressed to match with spray rose boutonnieres accented with the same lush greenery.

The centerpieces included a mix of vintage bottles filled with the same soft flowers used in the bouquets, were placed on birch slices, and accented with small succulent plants wrapped in burlap for each guest to take home.

It was so wonderful to be a part of Paul and Debbie's special day. Congratulations!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers



 

 


















 










Valentine's Day Means "I Love You!"

For hundreds of years, Valentine's Day has been thought of as the romance holiday, or only for couples.  This is the day that you shower your significant other with flowers, chocolates, teddy bears and balloons, dine out or in, do something romantic, or even get engaged.  Love rules the day.

Why does Valentine's day have to be just for couples?  Why can't it be the day to express the love you have for others, such as a parent or child, your friend, co-worker or neighbor.  And ladies, don't forget the men in your life!  They deserve a show of your affection as well.

Bank of Flowers is your destination for Valentine's Day.  Our 2 locations, Menomonee Falls and Pewaukee are fully stocked with beautiful roses and other fresh flowers, gorgeous blooming plants, chocolates and caramels, romantic gifts, huggable teddy bears, and bright mylar balloons.  Daily deliveries are made to Pewaukee, Oconomowoc, all of the Lake Country area, Germantown, Menomonee Falls and throughout Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.  Send flowers and candy to your mom, she can share the chocolates with dad.  Your 6 year old would love the teddy bear with the "I love you" balloon.  Your neighbor who lets out your dog would appreciate a vase of tulips. There are many types of love and many different flowers to show it!

For those of you true romantics, 6 Million couples are likely to get engaged on Valentine's Day, (according to an American Express report).  Bank of Flowers is here for you too.  We create custom wedding flowers as well!  So no matter what the "Love" occasion is, we're here to help you show it!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Luan Kurriger
~Manager, Pewaukee
Bank of Flowers









Wonderful World of Weddings 2017

After all of the holiday engagements, January marks the start of wedding planning for many. Brides-to-be are busy gathering ideas about their upcoming nuptials, and what better place to be inspired than the Wonderful World of Weddings show at State Fair Park in West Allis. Here, vendors from every corner of the wedding world gather to show off their wares and services, hoping to attract the attention of brides.
We look forward to this show every year, and always put our best foot forward.  Everyone here at Bank of Flowers had a part in the show, from the concept design for the booth, gathering of items to display, the flower designs, and even the set-up and take-down of the booth.  It's all hands on deck for events like this.
Shop owner Melissa Maas and director of operations Ceci Scheuber talked to so many wonderful ladies and their families, it was an amazing weekend!

Wendy Kaye Walker
Bank of Flowers













Hilton Double Tree Wedding

Danielle and Chad's Wedding!

Ceremony: Brew City Church, Milwaukee
Reception: Hilton Double Tree, Milwaukee
Photographer: Nate Castner Photography
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Cake:  Aggie's Bakery and Cake Shop
Month: September

Nothing says love like the red rose, and so it was a perfect choice for these two amazing people in love!  Add a touch of gold, and you've got a simply glamorous wedding!  Danielle chose a simple design for her bouquets.  She loved the idea of bright red roses accented with sparkling jewels.  It really stood out against her soft white dress.  Her maids all wore elegant dresses covered in gold sequins, so to contrast their flowers, the maids carried tight clusters of white roses.  The men wore simple boutonnieres of red or white spray roses.
The aisle of the church was accented with clusters of red roses vased, hanging from the pews.  They really added to the elegance and glamour of this wedding.  The reception was quite stunning with red roses everywhere!  Clusters of red roses on the tables came alive when tall goblet-style tiered holders were filled with gold sand and candles.  Even the cake was accented with gold frosting and red rose clusters and petals around the table. Everything came together so well, and looked amazing. We are so happy to be a part of making Danielle and Chad's wedding dreams come true!

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





Turner Hall Ballroom

Elizabeth + Brian = Love

Ceremony and Reception: Turner Hall
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Gloss Photography Studios
Month: August

What better place to get married than the heart of it all in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Liz and Brian planned their dream wedding so their guests could experience the urban beauty of our great city at the historical Turner Hall. Turner Hall Ballroom is a two story 7,000 square foot space that was originally used by German Immigrants of Milwaukee for weekly concerts, dances and theatrical performances.   This gem of a space was fully renovated in the early 2000 after nearly being vacant for 70 years.  Congratulations Elizabeth and Brian!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
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
~Owner
Bank of Flowers



















































Lapham Peak Wedding Shoot

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

We were thrilled when Nikki of Nikki Kate Photography contacted Bank of Flowers this past July to participating in photo shoot to create a bouquet for a styled wedding shoot.  She was going to take photos at Lapham Peak in Delafield, WI and wanted me to use muted blues and gold for the color scheme.  Nikki sent some inspirational photographs and said she wanted the mood to be dreamy and romantic, she loved the look of loose leaves.  A few days later, she decided to add a floral crown to the look.

My colleague, Wendy Walker, created the floral crown first.  She used a twine base and added seeded eucalyptus and dusty miller first for texture, then added cream spray roses, wax flower and tiny blue thistle as focals.  To add a touch of whimsy, she designed only half which is worn to the side.  The day of the shoot, I created the bridal bouquet starting with an armature of curly willow.  Adding to that base were the "dusty" greens, seeded and silver dollar eucalyptus, dusty miller, springerei and millet.  For textural interest, rice flower, poppy pods, and grey brunia were added.  The flowers were the finale and included blue thistle, light blue delphinium, blue bachelor buttons and cream roses.  It was so much fun to use my imagination to create this bouquet.  

Who knew that the weather would change that afternoon, and that after makeup and hair, Nikki and the model only had 10 minutes to get all the photos taken before a thunderstorm came whipping through Lapham Peak and Waukesha county.  Obviously, that was all the time they needed because they took some fabulous pictures! 

Photography: Nikki Kate Photography
Dress: Bucci's Bridal
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Hair: Lexi Norgal
Makeup: Megan Holstine
Stationary: Sarah B. Calligraphy
Ribbon: Honey and Silks Co.
Stamps: Magnolia Postage

Luan M. Kurriger
Pewaukee Manager
Bank of Flowers