Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Wisconsin State Fair 2013

State Fair Time!!

Don't forget to see our floral display this year at the Wisconsin State Fair, August 1st through the 11th.  Bank of Memories & Flowers display will be among other flower shops around Wisconsin.

The theme will be blooming away in the Horticulture, Craft & Culinary Pavilion as we invite you to “Petals on Parade; Petals, Patterns & Pictures”. All the vegetable exhibits and society shows are vibrant and fragrant, showcasing the state’s best produce, plants and flowers from bonsai to roses. 

Bank of Memories & Flowers display will feature a "bridal gown" we made ourselves, a rustic branched archway, and a variety of unusual succulent plants-- just to give you a hint of what we are planning!
See you at the petal-rific parade!

Saturday, July 27, 2013


Our Love for Succulents! 
Succulents are awesome for many reasons!  Bouquets and arrangements can be made from several types of succulents because there are so many varieties.  Succulents are available year round, so they don't present any seasonal concerns for your wedding. They're eco-friendly and can be replanted after the wedding- big bonus here!  

Their versatility, combined with their longevity and beauty, make succulents perfect even for wedding reception table decorations.  Ceci is shown adding some finishing touches to Kaitlynn and Joe's wedding this weekend.  I think their color combination is one of my favorites!!  And if you've already thought succulents were rad, just wait until you see more pictures to come from the wedding. We can't wait!!!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Our Flower Designer Sue

Sue Stanczyk started her part time position with the Bank of Memories & Flowers Menomonee Falls location almost one ago.   Bank of Memories & Flowers provides the floral arrangements for the Gift Shop, Timeless Treasures at Community Memorial Hospital, where Sue volunteers on a regular basis. It was there that she met owner Melissa Maas and became interested in the floral industry. 

Sue's background is in banking, so it was quite a change in careers, but one that she is thoroughly enjoying. She is grateful to the friendly staff at Bank of Memories for welcoming her and helping her to develop her design skills. 
Both Sue and her husband, Gary, grew up in Milwaukee but have lived in 4 other states.  Their three children were each born in adifferent state.  They have been "back home" for 15 years and reside in nearby Germantown. 

They have celebrated the marriages of two of their children over the past two years and their youngest is in college.  Sue enjoys sewing, crocheting, gardening, and spending time fishing and boating on Wisconsin lakes. 

A change in seasons means a change in flowers, colors and textures and that keeps everything fresh and exciting in the floral business.  It's what Sue likes best about her new job!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Silver Spring Wedding

Congrats to Melisa and Paul!!!

Ceremony:  Silver Spring Country Club Rooftop Patio
Reception:  Silver Spring Tremont Room
Month: June
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers

Heritage was Melisa and Paul wedding theme.  This theme could be seen and felt though out their entire wedding.  Their intimate wedding ceremony on the roof top of the Silver Spring Country Club started the vibe of the night.  Melisa and Paul's fist married kissed was shared under lavish floral arch piece filled with purple alstromeria, green hydrangea, apple green roses, dark purple stock and fuchsia roses.  

Guest then strolled down to enjoy cocktails in the main hall.   They weaved thought the tables enjoy and reminisce at the unique centerpieces.  Their centerpieces were tall glass pilsner vases filled with lime green hydrangeas and birch branches for some height. Hanging from the birch branches were little photos of the bride and groom's family and friends past and present.

There was also a "wishing tree" set up where their guests could write down wishes, hopes or fun memories for the couple to look back on. They wrote them on paper leaves and then hung them on the tree made of tall birch branches. 

Bank of Memories & Flowers came in at the end of the night to take down everything for the couple so they could continue to dance, have fun and not worry about a thing. 

We couldn't have asked for a nicer couple to work for. Congratulations Melisa and Paul, we are so happy for you and thank you for letting us share your day with you.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Show Off Your Sparkle!!

Let Bank of Memories & Flowers help with your patriotic festivities this 4th of July!  Whether you are planning an indoor dinner or outside barbeque bash, our flowers are always a sweet, sophisticated treat for the 4th.  

An economical and practical flower that can withstand the heat is the carnation, which comes in red, white, and blue!  I just made up some of these beautiful patriotic arrangements today.  They include lush white hydrangeas, blue delphinium, red hypericum berries, freedom red roses, white oriental lilies, red carnations, and white alstroemeria.  And how cool are these ping pong flowers located in the red cube arrangement??!!  They are locally grown from Windswept Acres.  

Let us never forget the true meaning of the 4th and what it means for our amazing country. At Bank of Memories & Flowers we thank everyone who serves or who has served our country.  We will forever be grateful.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Northbrook Church Wedding

Clayton and Lindsey Wedding Day

Location: Northbrook Church
Flowers: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Month: May

Clayton and Lindsey were so adorable.   Clayton even had a surprise up his sleeve; he had surprised Lindsey with a second band for her wedding ring that she would see for the first time when he placed the rings on her hand!  The church was filled with family and friends as they celebrated on their perfect May day.  

The wedding theme of purple is one of the top colors chosen by brides.  Lindsey made her bouquets pop by adding the lime green hydrangeas, hypericum berries and orchids.   The purple flowers were freesia, stock and "Moody Blue" lavender roses. 

Her tiny flower girl almost stole the show as she winked at all the the groomsmen as she walked down the aisle.  She carried a ball of green dendrobium orchids.