Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Entertaining With Style

Add the finishing touches to your Christmas decorating and entertain in style this holiday season with one of our festive flower arrangements!  At Bank of Memories & Flowers, our selection of original seasonal centerpieces are sure to match anyone's style.  These centerpieces are easy to keep fresh and enjoy throughout the season.  When the flowers fade, the winter greens, candles, and beautiful ribbons are left behind and are fun to enjoy for weeks on end, just add water!

Remember we deliver to the entire Milwaukee Metro Area and Lake Country; even same day delivery. We will be delivering up to December 24th.

Monday, December 10, 2012

How to take Care of a Pointsettia

Celebrate National Poinsettia Day with Bank of Memories & Flowers on December 12!!  On this day, all of our beautiful poinsettias will be 10% off!! 

Although poinsettias a native to Mexico, 90% of all poinsettias are now exported from the United States.  The poinsettia, named after Joel Roberts Poinsett, is known as the official plant of Christmas.  Poinsett, who loved botony, was the first US Ambassador to Mexico under President Madison, where the plant grew as a tree!  

The poinsettia toxicity rumor crops up every December, but we want to nip it in the bud and say that is is completely false.  They are not harmful to people or pets in any way!  According to the Madison Poison Control Center, a 50-pound child would need to ingest 500-600 poinsettia leaves to suffer ill effects of any significance - which is highly unlikely to occur. 

Here are some easy ways to care for your lovely poinsettia:
  • Don’t leave them in your car in weather below 60 degrees.
  • Avoid cold drafts and breezes.
  • They tolerate low light, but bright lighting is better for poinsettias.
  • Lift the poinsettia from the pot. If it’s light, then you need to add water. Don’t over water it, as the bottom leaves will start to fall off.
  • When adding water, let the water run through the holes of the pot.
  • The plant will do best if it is consistently damp, (not sopping wet.)

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lambeau Field Wedding

Kassy + Cory's Wedding Day

Wedding Ceremony Venue: Shepherd of the Hills Church
Wedding Reception Venue: Lambeau Field
Catering: Levy Restaurants (Through Lambeau Field)
Photographer: Lemon Tree Photography

Kassy & Cory’s Packers themed wedding ceremony was in a Hubertus church and their reception was at Lambeau Field! This was one way to impress your guess with this amazing unique venue.
Her flowers were just as amazing, a cascade of all large white calla lilies. This was by far the most heavy bouquet we have ever done at Bank of Memories & Flowers.  Her bridesmaids carried white and yellow tulips wrapped in satin ribbon adorn with a broach. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

The Gardens, Allenton WI

Not only was I honored to be chosen to stand up with my husband in Nate and Jen's wedding, but also happy they chose Bank of Memories & Flowers to create their vision for all their flowers.  I love Jen's color combination and flowers that she chose for her wedding.  The bouquets included navy viburnum berries, green hydrangea, lovely ivory roses,  green cymbidium orchids, adorable kermit mums and fuzzy "green trick" dianthus. They couldn't have asked for a more perfect day in September. Congratulations Nate and Jen Unger!  We wish you a lifetime of happiness!!  Thank you Mia for the beautiful photography. You truly captured the day!
-Krista Roskopf 
Manager, Menomonee Falls

Location: The Gardens
Photography:  Mia S. Photo  

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Your A-List Florist

Check Us Out!!  
We have been nominated again for this year's WISN A List.  If you like voting for your favorite local businesses, the categories range anywhere from restaurants to jewelers, favorite spas to best pet groomers!! 
Several years ago we were honored with the title "Best Milwaukee Florist" and of course, we want to do it again!  
You can also leave a nice comment about what makes us so special to you!  
We love to read them!
Make Bank of Memories & Flowers your A-List pick!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pearl Harbor, Hawaii

December 7th, 1941 is a "date that will live in infamy," this is what President Franklin D. Roosevelt said about the Attacks on Pearl Harbor. Today, we celebrate and honor the 2,000+ men and women that lost their lives during this horrendous time in history. This attack on our US base brought us into World War II. The attack itself only lasted 110 minutes, but the effect on the nation will last a lifetime.

In honor of Pearl Harbor Day, Bank of Memories & Flowers will be giving out a free rose to any veteran who has served our country.  Stop in December 7th and pick out your rose. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your service and patriotism!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Country Springs Hotel Wedding

Sabrina and Austin where married this October at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewuakee, WI.
I loved this classic pallet of black, white and pop of RED; especial with the red stilettos on the bridesmaids. HOT!
Sabrina's flowers were red roses, gerbra daisies and accents of rhinestone diamonds.  

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Sale!

Join us at our Menomonee Falls Bank of Memories & Flowers Saturday and Sunday, November 24-25 from 12-4 for our annual Christmas Open House Sale.  

Enjoy some hot apple cider and desserts while you shop!  The Christmas tree lighting will be Sunday right in Centennial Park on Main and Appleton Avenue at 4pm. The Christmas parade will follow at 4:30 starting on Main Street West of Pilgrim and traveling West on Main Street and then South on Appleton Ave.  

We are so excited to show our new jewelry and scarf line.  Can't wait to see you soon!  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Erin Hills Golf Course Wedding II

I wanted to share these beautiful photos that I just received of Amy and Ben's wedding from Katie Rie Photography, I hope you enjoy this second look.

Amy and Ben were married July 22 on a relaxing Sunday at the Emmanuel Community United Methodist Church in Menomonee Falls and their reception was at the Erin Hills Golf Course.    

Phone, text and email is the only way Amy and I communicated to created her vintage-garden themed flowers.  Being that my bride lived in San Francisco, we planned her dream wedding flowers just in a few months in her home town of Menomonee Falls.  I just loved hearing her excitement over the phone when I sent her a pictures via text of ideas I had.

Amy and Ben are one of a kind by having the only wedding at Erin Hills Golf Course, the future site of the 2017 US Open.  It was a special intimate day filled with such personal detail.

Thank you to Katie Rie Photography for these photos.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Discovery World Wedding

Jamie and Amar were married this Fall at the beautiful Discovery World, Milwaukee.  These 360 degree views are amazing!  I love how you can see downtown Milwaukee in a whole new way.
Jamie's wedding bouquet was filled with lavender roses, dark purple lizianthus, trachelium, white anemones , plum button mums and white dendrobium orchids.

Thank you to Katie Rie Photography for these photos.