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














 










































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



 









Grain Exchange Transformation

Sarah + Ryan =  Wedding Day Bliss!!

Ceremony: St. Peter-Paul Catholic Church
Reception: The Grain Exchange
Photographer:  Front Room
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Wedding Planner: Parties Etc., Chicago
Linens:  BBJ Linens
Month: January


It is pretty amazing to see a brides vision unfold between your eyes.  As a florist, it's euphoria when you exceed their expectations!!


As I think back on Sarah and Ryan Buck's wedding story, I remember Sarah standing in the front lobby, she was stunning in her lace wedding gown of St. Peter Paul church.  She beaming with excitement to see her groom.  Both were so excited to get their party started.


One of my favorite moments from the day was when Sarah and Ryan entered their reception before any of their guest to see their vision come to life.  


The towering centerpieces were filled with over 3 dozen ivory roses, gray brunia and 45 hydrangeas!  Birch branches extended out the top making each these stunning arrangement over 8 feet tall.  


The other guest tables had a lush arrangement filled with ivory hydrangeas, roses, lisianthus, gray brunia and succulents.  Hundreds of unique mercury votives filled the space with candle light.


The Bucks, carried their last name into all elements of their wedding, 
from the personal lighted logo that illuminated the grand reception area, 
to the deer antlers used in the floral decor in the entryway table. 


Even in the last minutes leading up to midnight, Sarah and Ryan guests filled the dance floor not wanting the night to end.  Thank you to Sarah and Ryan for letting us be a part in their wedding and sharing these beautiful photos with our readers.

~Melissa Maas, Owner







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