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

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

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








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


 







 















 






Kellie & Mike, Love at Best Place

Kellie + Mike (And Hayden)
Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Month: September
Ceremony & Reception: Best Place, Milwaukee

Kellie and I sat down at her initial consultation in the Pewaukee store and she loved yellow! Sunflowers were her focal flower of choice, but after much discussion during and after the consult, she decided to drop the sunflowers completely and go with flowers that were a little more fun and unusual!  Kellie's bouquet was a mix of yellow and grey, including flowers like craspedia (otherwise known as Billy Balls), yellow orchids, spray roses, and solidago came together in a hand-tied style bouquet, accented with grey brunia berries and dusty miller and finished off with rustic burlap and twine.  Her bridesmaids wore shades of grey, and carried petite hand-tied bouquet of craspedia with a collar of dusty miller and wrapped with the same burlap and twine.   Kellie's flower girls tossed french petals in a shade of soft yellow.  Her choice in flowers was just right for the historic feel of Best Place, and we enjoyed creating something different for her.

Kellie sent us a note a few weeks ago, and we were thrilled to hear from her!
"Everything turned out better than we could have ever imagined!  Thank you!  We spent a week at Mike's family's cottage for our honeymoon, and I brought my bouquet along so I could look at it every day!  It was absolutely perfect!!! You did an amazing job!" - Kellie, the Bride

The staff here at Bank of Flowers gets so excited to hear from happy brides!  Wishing Kellie, Mike, and Hayden a fun and fabulous life together!  Congratulations!

Luan Kurriger
~Manager
Bank of Flowers, Pewaukee








Milwaukee Public Market Wedding

Morgan and Jesse, 
A Milwaukee Public Market Wedding

Month: August
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony: Grace Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls
Reception: Milwaukee Public Market, Downtown Milwaukee

From the colors of the wedding, to the cheery flower choices, I knew Morgan and Jesse would be a fun couple to work with.  And the venue, the Milwaukee Public Market, was equally unique.  This cute couple chose a vivid Teal and bright Coral as their focal colors, with the floral bouquets and decorations ranging from whites and soft creams, to peaches and corals.  The bright gerbera daisies really show off this couple's fun-loving side, as do the bride's bright shoes and the groom's sassy socks!  The Bank of Flowers team and I really enjoyed being a part of their special day. Congratulations Morgan & Jesse!

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



 

 


















 










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









 







Silver Spring Wedding

Melissa and Alex, A Beautiful Wedding Day

Ceremony & Reception: Silver Spring Country Club, Menomonee Falls
Photographer: Katie Guth Photography
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Month: September

The word "Romantic" comes to mind when I think about Melissa and Alex's wedding day. From the soft color palette of whites and blushes, to the lush fairy-tale looking greenery used, and even the candle-lit lanterns and mercury glass, all came together to give a simple, elegant feel to this love story.    
A simple wood arch was adorned with hydrangeas, garden and spray roses, astilbe, and rich greens like bay leaf and eucalyptus.  The open patio doors behind gave an open airy feel.  To add to the charm, candle-lit lanterns were scattered around and accented with blossoms to match the arch.
The bouquets and boutonnieres followed the same floral theme of hydrangeas, stock, peach garden roses, soft pink spray roses, and pink astilbe, with soft greenery accents like eucalyptus, bay leaves, and dusty miller.
The lovely romantic floral theme was carried through to the reception were it was really brought to life by lovely mercury glass pedistal vases, mercury votives, and hanging jewels. A truly beautiful event.  Thank you for letting us help you create your dream wedding Melissa and Alex! Congratulations!

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 








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



Sharon & David

Ceremony: St. John's Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI
Reception: Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers, Menomonee Falls
Month: March 2016


Flowers add so much to an event.  From the biggest and grandest weddings, to intimate events with friends, it's all about the flowers!  Each event has its own story to tell, which is often reflected in the decorations chosen.


Sharon and David chose a rich, lush wild feel for their wedding flowers.  From the elegant garden roses and mini-green hydrangeas, to the petite spray roses and berries, it's all about the texture.  The greenery really made these pieces pop.


Seeded eucalyptus, guinea eucalyptus, bay leaves, dusty miller, and hints of grevillia all came together with the blossoms to create the amazing textural pieces.


You can even find little succulent plants nestled into the bouquets and the groom's boutonniere.  It's all about the details!


Congratulations Sharon & David!

Wendy Kaye Walker
~Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers

Dance Time Again!

It's dance time again at Bank of Memories & Flowers, and it's not Homecoming or Prom.  For some it's their Winter Formal or Senior Ball.  But for the rest it's Sadie Hawkins, Turnabout or TWIRP. 

TWIRP, which stand for The Woman IRequired to Pay, originated in the 1930's.  The dance started out as Sadie Hawkins Day, named for a spinster character in the L'il Abner cartoon strip.  In the comic dated Nov. 15, 1937, Sadie's father, tired of her not being married, declared Sadie Hawkins Day, a day when unmarried girls were in a footrace with the town's bachelors.  If Sadie (or the girls) caught her bachelor, they would then be betrothed.  That comic was a hit and within 2 years, high schools and colleges across the United States held Sadie Hawkins Days, which then morphed into todays Sadies dances.


The Sadie Hawkins dance (or Turnabout or TWIRP) was a chance for young ladies to take the initiative and ask a young man to the dance.  It was empowering for the ladies of the '30's and was one of the first examples of women's liberation.



Today, high school girls dream up fun ways to ask their dates to the dance and are traditionally required to pay for the festivities of the evening.  Of course, the couple can bend the traditions to fit their situation.

Everyone at both locations at Bank of Memories & Flowers is here to help each couple choose everything needed for their corsages, boutonnieres and hand tied bouquets.  We are fully stocked with pretty wrist bands of beads, rhinestones and pearls, fun rhinestone or beaded accents, colorful ribbons and fresh flowers.  We also have garters that can be personalized to match your flowers.  

Whether a dance or a ball, Bank of Memories & Flowers is your one stop shop for all of your floral needs.

Luan M. Kurriger
Manager, Pewaukee
Bank of Memories & Flowers

Erin & Travis

Reception:  Golden Mast, Okauchee
Month:        October

Erin and Travis didn't want to have the "typical" October wedding of fall colors and flowers.  They chose instead to use bright colors to match their fun personalities.  And they chose to be married in one of our favorite churches, the chapel at St. John's Military Academy.  It's English Gothic stone interior and beautiful rose window makes the chapel a beautiful ceremony location.


Erin selected flowers that would pop, since the bridesmaids dresses were a bright pink.  We designed her bouquet to have lots of color and texture which included pink stargazer lilies, orange mini calla lilies, celosia, and pin cushion proteas, magenta gladiola blossoms, purple stock, lime green button mums and hypericum berries finished with seeded eucalyptus.  Her bridemaids and flower girl carried smaller versions of Erin's bouquet. 



The gentlemen of the wedding party wore a single orange mini calla.  Travis's boutonniere featured an accent of a hot pink spray rose and green hypericum berry.  The mothers and grandmothers wore wrist corsages on rhinestone bands with a mix of orange and hot pink spray roses and green berries.


Because the chapel is so ornate, the only decor the couple chose for the church were pew decorations. Hanging vases of white hydrangeas and stargazer lilies lined both sides of the aisle, tied with bright pink satin ribbons.  After the ceremony, we transferred these vases  to the reception hall at the Golden Mast, where we placed two hanging vases into antique sewing drawers for half of the tables.  We added orange and hot pink rose petals to the remainder of the dining tables and cocktail tables.



We had so much fun working with Erin and Travis and were proud to be a part of their special day.  Congratulations from all of us at Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee!!


Luan Kurriger
Manager, Bank of Memories & Flowers - Pewaukee