Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Milwaukee Wedding

Tracie and Ross wedding was an amazing early summer wedding in Milwaukee. They choose garden peonies, vibrant red and hot pink roses and accents in ranunculus. Tracie hand held with stems bouquet had a classic compact romantic feel. There were tiny pearl pins lining up her handle which is a timeless detail and complimented her clean white dress. Their centerpieces where in a 6" glass bowl filled with theme flowers. This was a great giveaway at the end of the night to people who helped them through this entire wedding process.

Thank you to Champagne Studios of Milwaukee for these photos.
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

The 411 On Tulips

At Bank of Memories & Flowers, we have the most beautiful variety of fresh cut tulips and tulip bulb plants. Tulips are one of the most popular spring flowers. They come in a variety of colors, shapes and heights. We typically carry "dutch tulips" that are what most people think of when they think tulip, but we also on occasion carry french and parrot tulips. French tulips have very long stems and larger, elongated petals; parrot tulips usually have multiple colors swirled together on fringed, feather-like petals.

Tulips are the world's third most popular flower after roses and chrysanthemums. Our tulips come to us from Holland, which is the largest producer of cut tulips. Tulips best availability falls within November to May, and they have a lifespan of up to 7 days or longer depending on conditions. Tulips kept in a warmer environment will not last as long as ones kept in a cooler room, however the ones in the warm room will open in a matter of minutes and show off their colors.

Move them to a cooler location, and they will close back up! Many people don't realize that tulips have another trick up their sleeve-- they continue to grow after they are cut. To maintain the look and style of your arrangement, it is important to give tulips a fresh cut in clean water daily. A home remedy for droopy tulips...re-cut stems, add fresh water, and a small cap full of vodka. One of our designers tried this at home and it really works!!

Beautiful and romantic, tulip blooms are right for any occasion! In the ancient times, tulips were worn inside a turban in Turkey and were featured in certain Turkish legends. Once the popularity of tulips spread, tulips became associated with true love. As with many flowers, the colors took on certain meanings: red symbolizes love, whereas yellow tulips symbolize happiness in one's life. A purple tulip stands for royalty whereas white tulips signify peace or forgiveness. The Dutch took the tulip's popularity to its highest level in the 1630's in a time period known as Tulip Mania.

Tulips were the luxury status symbol to have and prices of a single bulb exceeded the annual income of the average person, which makes our 10 stem tulip bunches a real bargain at $11.98!
These beautiful flowers enjoy an important position in our lives! Their enchanting beauty has surely cast a spell on all flower lovers!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Palms Bistro & Bar Wedding

Article By: Ellie Martin Cliffe, OnMilwaukee.com

Loved ones traveled from near and far to witness Tessa, who’s from Jackson, Wisconsin, marry Benjamin, a native of Antwerp, Belgium. The two met while attending Marquette University, and later decided to tie the knot nearby.

The pair used a vintage look to pull together the elements of their fall wedding day. “The one thing I really wanted was for the reception place to have Milwaukee cream-colored brick,” Tessa explains. And she got her wish with Palms Bistro & Bar in the Third Ward.

Tessa says the day flew by, but luckily these newlyweds have plenty of wonderful photos to remind them of it for years to come.

Location: Milwaukee
Date: October 29, 2011
Photographs: Sarah Immel Photography

Church: St. Lucas Lutheran Church; Officiant: Rev. Charles Raasch; Reception site: Palms Bistro & Bar; Gown, bride’s shoes, bride’s clutch: A Savvy Bride;Bride’s hair and makeup: Beauty; Bridesmaid dresses: Chose their own;Tuxedos, veil: Amelishan Bridal; Rings: Blue Nile; Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers; Baker: Metro Market; Stationer: Wedding Paper Divas;Transportation:High Class Limousine

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Meet Krista, Our Menomonee Falls Manager

Krista Schroeder

Krista began working in the floral industry during high school at age 16. She started out at a floral shop working very closely with two different managers that gave her a lot of perspective. She took part in several design classes only fueling her love for flowers and the whole industry. After earning her degree at UW Washington County, she took the position as a florist at Bank of Memories & Flowers. With all her hard work and dedication, she was promoted to store manager after only a year.

Each and every day Krista feels incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to brighten up the lives of others. Krista loves being able to use her artistic touch and eye for design to bring a little light into the world. “Working with flowers, people, and not to mention the most hard-working, fun, and talented co-workers is one of the most joyful aspects of my life.”

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Art in Bloom 2012

What better way to enjoy spring then strolling through the Milwaukee Art Museum for Art In Bloom a tribute to art and flowers, March 29 through April 1. Come and enjoy amazing floral creations by the top regional designers who interpret art through flower design. Owner, Melissa Maas of Bank of Memories & Flowers will be displaying her interpretation of London Visitors, 1874 by James Tissot at the Milwaukee Art Museum Art in Bloom. "I love the challenge, come see how I turn this painting into flowers!"