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


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

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








Lake Park Bistro Wedding

Lisa + Boris = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous May Wedding

Florist: Bank of Flowers
Ceremony: St. Jude's
Reception: Lake Park Bistro

This stunning wedding is one for the books! Lisa and Boris tied the knot on May 26th of this year, and we had the honor of doing their flowers!

The couple chose a lovely arrangement of spray roses, roses, peonies, hydrangeas, gunni, and seeded eucalyptus all in ivory, cream, nude, and blush! Swoon!

Lisa and Boris said their "I do's" at their church, St Jude's, surrounded by friends and family. They then continued over to the reception at the Lake Park Bistro, where much dancing and laughter was present throughout the night. All was captured beautifully by Kate Wilhelm Photography.

We are so happy to have been part of Lisa and Boris' special day! Congrats to the newlyweds, here's to many years of love and happiness!

Melissa Maas
~Bank of Flowers
Owner









Mitchell Park Domes Wedding

Nikki + Chris = A Perfect Couple
A Stunning Fall Wedding

Month: October
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Nakasato Photography
Ceremony/Reception: Mitchell Park Domes

We love fall weddings, and Nikki and Chris's special day was no exception!

The couple wanted a bold and beautiful wedding back in October, and got just that! The gorgeous color scheme of grays and oranges was unique and unforgettable! They chose a bright arrangement of flowers which included numerous roses in different colors and sizes as well as succulents and greenery. Who could say no to that?

Nikki and Chris had a wedding filled to the brim with love, laughter, and many memories to remember for years to come. The Mitchell Park Domes were full of friends and family who came from all around to spread the love and joy for Nikki and Chris. Pictures speak a thousand words, and the photos snapped by Nakasato Photography are speaking so much more.

We are so happy for Nikki and Chris and wish them years of love and happiness. This gorgeous wedding is one for the books!

Melissa B Maas
~Owner
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
~Owner
Bank of Flowers



 




















Miller Room Wedding

Christa + Al = Meant to Be!
A Gorgeous May Wedding

Month: May
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Photographer: Lisa Matthewson Photography
Ceremony: Saint Matthew's Lutheran Church
Reception: Miller Room

April showers bring May flowers and the flowers at Christa and Al's wedding were bright, cheery, and perfect for the couple's special day!

The love-struck couple wed in their family church in Wauwatosa, with friends and family coming from all over to be in attendance for Christa and Al's special day. Afterwards, they took a quick stop by the lake to get a few pictures, the city of Milwaukee filling the background.

Christa and Al's wedding day continued onto their reception, which took place in the Miller Room. The venue was an amazing choice, as it had breathtaking views of Lake Michigan. Their was much dancing, laughter, and of course love flowing at Christa and Al's wedding.

We were so happy to have been part of this couple's special day. Congratulations to Christa and Al, here's to many new memories and years of happiness to come!

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers

























Rustic Manor Photoshoot

Rustic = Romance
Can You Say Dreamy?

Month: January
Photographer: Studio 29 Photography
Flowers: Bank of Flowers
Tux: NL Suits
Ringbox: The Mrs Box

Back in January, we, as well as many other talented wedding vendors, came together to create the Rustic Manor Photoshoot. The results? Jaw dropping!

Rustic Manor 1848 was perfect for the romantic, rustic feel we wanted for the shoot (hence rustic in their name). Weddings With a Twist brought in only the best businesses to make this photo shoot come to life. All the vendors brought their specialties to the table to make this photo shoot from a dream to reality. All of the hard work and effort was seamlessly captured by Studio 29 Photography.

The white and green color pallet of the flowers played nicely with the blue and golds of the table setting and cake. They all tied in nicely to produce the centerpieces and bouquet that was more than we were hoping for!

We are so proud to have been part of this shoot. With the collaboration of all the successful vendors who we had the privilege to work with, the Rustic Manor Photoshoot was a huge success! 
















































Roof Top Proposal

Top of the World!
Cait and Dave = Match Made in Heaven

Month: November
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Wedding Planner: Weddings With a Twist
Photographer: The Keel Collective
Location: The View at Evolution

This styled proposal is a dream come true! We were so thrilled to have been apart of this gorgeous shoot, breathtakingly captured by The Keel Collective.

The location for the proposal was perfect! The View at Evolution was a stunning backdrop for Cait and Dave's proposal. The 'view' of Milwaukee brought a chic twist to the romantic occasion. It was also surprising warm despite being November!

For the flowers, we stuck to gorgeous whites, nudes, and a few simple greens for the surprise proposal. These elegant arrangements tied the scene together for Cait and Dave.

Once the engagement went underway, the newly engaged couple not only shared a lovely evening with jaw dropping views, they also had two tickets to see a Broadway show! We couldn't be happier for them and all from Bank of Flowers wish them the best.

Melissa Maas
~Owner
Bank of Flowers































West Bend Country Club

Anna + Nick = True Love

Ceremony & Reception: West Bend Country Club
Photographer: Chasing Lilies
Florist: Bank of Flowers
Month: September

It was a wonderful day, delivering and servicing Anna and Nick's wedding at the West Bend Country Club.  It brought back so many amazing memories for me.  Six years ago, my husband and I were married at this very same venue, at this same time of year.  I can't believe how time flies.

For her wedding, Anna chose a simple palette of white, pops of plum, and grey accents, which gave the flowers a elegant feel.  White hydrangeas and white garden roses gave the bouquets a romantic base for the plum callas and dianthus, and the grey brunia berries added a touch of class.  A special floral tribute was made and placed on a empty chair, in memory of the bride's father, who had passed.  It was a simple, but touching way to honor him.
The ceremony flowers were all re-purposed for the reception, and they looked amazing.  The unity candle piece was used on the mantle, and the pew decorations and bridesmaids bouquets were used on the tables and around the room.
Congratulations Anna and Nick, and thank you for the trip down memory lane!

-Krista Roskopf
Manager, Menomonee Falls
Bank of Flowers






Make it Merry!

 Hosting a holiday gathering for family and friends this Christmas?  Looking for some inspiration to make your table sparkle?  Check out these dazzling fresh designs, sure to impress your guests!
This rustic wooden box overflowing with fresh pine and bright holiday blooms creates a stunning focal piece for any room.  Sprinkle a few pine cones or ornaments around for the prefect finishing touch.  When the holiday is over, the charming wood box can be re-purposed as a home decor accent!
Decking the halls with a touch of cranberries!  Deep reds and bright whites with winter greens are the perfect colors to accent a vase full of floating cranberries.  Add a few keepsake ornaments and you're got a custom flower arrangement that can create a rich look to your home for the holidays.
TULIPS in December?!  Yes, it's true.  Bank of Memories & Flowers has holiday tulips in vibrant red and bright white, sure to warm your heart on a cold winter day.  Let us help you get inspired this holiday season!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Krista Roskopf
~Manager, Menomonee Falls

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

Green & White: The Wedding Trend at Pewaukee

Every year the trend changes for wedding flowers. This year was the year of the radiant orchid. Before that it was yellow and grey, and along the way mint also topped the popularity charts.  Not at the Pewaukee Bank of Memories.  This summer, four brides chose to combine white and green  flowers for the bouquets on their wedding day.


The first of the four couples, Stephanie and Jeremy, chose to have an intimate wedding that was rustic, earthy and simple and also included "good food" (Jeremy picked The Butler Inn, Pewaukee).  Stephanie chose to use green hydrangeas and white mini calla lilies for her bouquet, as well as her bridesmaids'.  She brought her own ribbon to us: a beautiful white and champagne brocade.  The gentlemen of the wedding party each sported a single calla lily and the ladies wore wrist corsages to match. 




The second couple was Richanda and Kris who desired an understated classic and vintage feel for their wedding at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee.  The bridesmaids wore a light aqua dress and Richanda chose white and green flowers for her bouquets. White hydrangeas, white roses, and babies breath were used in the bridesmaids' bouquets and then green succulents were added to the brides bouquet -- magnificent!  The gentlemen each wore succulents as a bouttoniere and the ladies wore wrist corsages of babies breath and white roses.


The third couple, Maria and James, also held their wedding at the Country Springs Gazebo and the Meadowbrook room.  The white hydrangeas, white freesia, green gladiola blooms and green hypericum berries popped against the bridesmaids' aubergine dresses.  Maria added white peonies to her bouquet.  The color scheme carried through to the white freesia boutonnieres and wrist corsages with white spray roses, freesia and green hypericum berries.


And last but not least, Susan and Seth went for a rustic look with babies breath and burlap.  Their ceremony was held at St. Jacobi Congregational Church, a beautiful church built in Richfield in the 1800's.  Susan carried a full bouquet of white hydrangeas collared by babies breath and greens, while her granddaughter, her only attendant, carried a matching but smaller bouquet. Both bouquets were wrapped in burlap and twine. The men in the bridal party each wore a white rose, accompanied by some babies breath and wrapped in twine. The Susan's daughter wore a wrist corsage to match which also had a twine bow. Susan made her own pew cones out of burlap which then held masses of white babies breath.

Each of these weddings made use of the wonderful white and green color combination, yet each contained a different bridesmaid dress color and variation of flower types used in the bouquets, boutineers and corsages. And each was absolutely beautiful in its own unique way!

We loved working with each of these four couples and we thank them for trusting Bank of Memories in Pewaukee to provide the flowers for such a momentous occasion. Congratulations to all of you -- we wish each of you a long and happy wedded life!

Luan, Pewaukee Shop Manager