Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Western Lakes Golf Course, Part II

 We blogged earlier about Jill and Eric's wedding in July with photos that we took personal with our camera.  We didn't want to pass up these professional photos from New Angus Studio Photography of Jill and Eric wedding.  We just loved this wedding because of the unique color combination and flowers.  
We hope you will enjoy it a second time as much as we do.

 I love this detail of the broach which was a family piece.



Thank you New Angus Studio Photography For the photos.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Our Little Piece of History

Did you know...?

From time to time, Bank of Memories & Flowers has customers that with a gleam in their eye, speak of how they once remembered our wonderful, historic building. 

Cameron W. Fraser, an ambitious business man, was an editor and publisher of the Menomonee Falls News; with the help of Charles C. Anderson, a prominent Waukesha architect, designed and constructed one of the most historic buildings in Menomonee Falls over a hundred years ago. It has been home to the Community's First Bank, the Post Office, the office of the Menomonee Falls News, and the Menomonee Falls Telephone Company.  We are proud to add our flower shop to the list of  business to the C.W. Fraser Building.  

The new additions of history came to us by surprise.  Our newest talented floral designer, Luan Kurriger, was hired this summer.  She told me that Charles C. Anderson was her Great Grandpa!  I will never forget after her interview with me as she left the Menomonee Falls building, she looked around and said "You did good Great Grandpa!"  Luan later provided me with a photo (see below).

The building has since been remodeled both in 1927 and 1988, with more recent remodeling completed in the fall of 2009.  Located right in the heart of "downtown" Menomonee Falls on the corner of Main and Appleton, the C.W. Fraser building with its unique design creates a perfect atmosphere for an at-home, comfortable feel with the scent of fresh flowers.  

Bank of Memories & Flowers embraced our buildings past by renovating one of the bank's vaults into a walk-in cooler and continuing to admire the upstairs vault door with its original design.  Stop by between 8am-6pm Monday through Friday and 8:30-3pm on Saturdays for a complimentary tour of this historic building and experience the past!  We would love to see you!       

C.W. Fraser

Charles C. Anderson
Luan Kurriger Great Grandpa

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Wausau Wedding

Did I ever share my sister wedding flowers with you?  

Michelle and Simon were married in March and I insisted on two things:  I would be her Matron of Honor and I would be doing all her flowers.  Of course, she said YES!  The challenge was, she lives in Wausau, WI.  How was Bank of Memories & Flowers going to set up shop three hours way? 

Back at the shop in Menomonee Falls, we did as much as we could.   I loaded up the shop van and took the drive.  I got there a day early to survey the site.  Where were all these flowers going to go for the night?  The reception site was not available till tomorrow and they would freeze in the car. Yes! my hotel room.  AND it smelled amazing!  
The day of the wedding was a blur; setting up a satellite shop at 6am and making sure to do my Matron of Honor duties. 

My sister Michelle had fashion forward vision with her flowers.  She didn't what your classic romantic ball shape hand held with stems bouquet; she ordered exotic pink and red mokara orchids, red ranunculus, hot pink garden roses arranged in a freeform style.  I loved it!
I only wish I had more time to capture more pictures.

-Melissa Maas

Large Cylinder Vases with Candles Lined the Aisle


My Sisters!


My sister didn't want to overwhelm me because of the distance. She thought she was just getting a 24" cylinder vase with pink orchids strung.  She had no idea I was going to add flowers and curly willow branches to the top.
Her face was priceless with excitement!


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wisconsin Club Wedding

Lizzy and Josh had the perfect outdoor wedding at the Wisconsin Club in Brown Deer. The black and white palette was just the right combination off the bright flowers.  Lizzy did an amazing job finding the pop she needed with orange gerbera daisies, yellow cymbidium orchids, mini garden roses, hot pink roses, blue delphinium and a little sparkle with rhinestones throughout the bouquet.

Ceremony & Reception: Wisconsin Club – Brown Deer WI
Photographer: Spottswood Photography – Southeastern WI
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers – Menomonee Falls & Pewaukee WI
Cake: The Cheesecake Store and More – Menomonee Falls WI
Dress: Allure Bridal, Couture Collection from Amelishan, Richfield WI
Hair & Make Up: Michelle Miller – Fringe Hair Studio – Whitefish Bay WI

Friday, August 10, 2012

Waukesha Freeman Article

Publication: Waukesha Freeman (Conley);  Date: Aug 4, 2012;   Section: Local;Page: 4A

Memories & Flowers
Pewaukee Flower Shop Provides Natural Beauty for Life’s Most Significant Events

By Steve Van Dien Freeman Staff

PEWAUKEE – When contemplating her career path, Danyell Cain originally planned to become an art teacher.

“I’d studied art for years and years and always loved it,” she said. “But at that point, I wasn’t sure that I wanted to to teach.”

Retaining the desire to pursue some kind of artistic career, she then contemplated interior design. “But when I found out it was 90 percent math, I thought, no way!” she said with a laugh.

Cain finally chose floral arranging. And as manager of Bank of Memories & Flowers’ Pewaukee branch, she couldn’t be happier.

“Floral arranging incorporates the artistic side of things, with color, design and style,” she said. “And floral arrangements are usually for very important, significant dates in people’s lives, like weddings, anniversaries and birthdays. I love being able to be part of that.”
Cain knew of Bank of Memories and Flowers’ fabled (or should we say floral?) history, since its home branch is in Menomonee Falls and she grew up there. So after studying at the Milwaukee School of Floral Design, she was delighted to join the shop on the corner of Oakton Avenue and Capitol Drive 3 1/2 years ago, not long after its move there from the 200 block of Oakton.

“The corner has been great for us,” she said. “We have a lot of walk-in customers, and our location here helps so much with that.”

Cain has five employees currently, she said.
“We usually have two to three designers on during the day,” she said. “ We used to have fewer, but we’re growing and doing more business, which is awesome.”

She also has deliveries covered, with two highly efficient drivers, said Cain.
“We cover the entire Lake Country area, including Oconomowoc and Pewaukee,” she said. “And our drivers are local guys. They know the area really well.”

Although she and her staff are comfortable with both traditional and custom arrangements, Cain especially enjoys working with customers who are planning funeral services.
“I really take that to heart,” she said. “It’s a sad occasion, but it’s so nice for us to be part of it, to help create a last tribute for the person who’s passed away. And we’ve had phone calls after the funeral to thank us for the arrangement, and that means so much.”

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Back To School Supply Drive!

We all want to help the citizens in our own community, but may not always find an opportunity to do so. Well, now is the time! Bank of Memories & Flowers is teaming up with BASICS Ministry and DeeDee Ternes of the Pass It On Network to collect school supplies for kids in our own community! We are happy to take advantage of this local event and partner up with Back to School Supply Drive.  

We all know of families that may be struggling to support their children with even the simplest of needs.  However, BASICS Ministry is working to take some pressure off of these families and create a positive outlook for the 2012-2013 school year.  These supplies will go straight to struggling families in the Menomonee Falls, Milwaukee, and surrounding areas. Bank of Memories & Flowers will be collecting the items listed below until August 31st. We would love to have you as part of our drive to help us make a difference within our community!

The Supplies Being Collected are as follows:
No. 2 pencils
Colored Pencils
Lg. Pink Erasers
Spiral Notebooks
Loose Leaf Paper
Pencil Sharpeners
Glue Sticks

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Milford Hills Hunt Club Wedding

Congratulations to Bank of Memories & Flowers' newlyweds, Brian and Wendy!  It was such a pleasure to work with this wonderful couple.  They were lucky to have beautiful weather at their lovely outdoor ceremony, complete with a bright array of Bank of Memories' flowers.  The Milford Hills Hunt Club in Johnson Creek provided exceptional care and services for this special day.  Despite the heat, their flowers withstood and remained magical throughout the afternoon and evening.  



 Wendy's and the girls' bouquets included fuschia to hot pink roses, fuchsia coxcomb, green hypericum berries, and pink hydrangea.  Brian and the guys sported fuchsia calla lily boutonnieres; a combination that was both classy and chic.  The wedding party was welcomed down the aisle with a small mix of vases hanging on shepherd hooks, which were later used at the reception. 

Guests were able to enjoy a low bowl of flowers on their dinner table. The cabernet tables were complete with bear grass swirled around a vibrant green spider mum in a small cylinder vase.  Each guest was welcomed to their spot with a petite mason jar of pickles, adding a fun flavor to the evening. Wendy and Brian's special day "couldn't have been more perfect," to quote our beautiful bride. Bank of Memories & Flowers was honored to provide the colorful touch to the wedding and see it go off without a hitch!   

Thank you to Reminisce Studio By Miranda & Adam for the photos!