Monday, August 26, 2013

Get Ready For Fall

At Bank of Memories & Flowers, our new fall giftware has arrived.  I know what you are thinking, too soon, right?  But, it is never too soon to start gathering some fall decor for your home. And how neat are these richly colored farm grown sunflowers?   From pumpkins and gourds to fall scented candles, I love getting things all fall-ish!  Start creating a little bit of fall happiness in your home!  The kids will be back in school in a matter of less than a few days, why not send them on their first day with a few fresh flowers for their teacher?  A good first impression can never hurt!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Behind the Wedding Scene

Once a year we love to give our readers a behind scene look on what it is like for a Bank of Memories & Flowers florist on "Wedding Day!" 

Here are a few of our highlights. Enjoy!

We wake up with the sun peering in and with a smile we are as excited as the bride, it's going to be a beautiful day.  It's still early so we grab a coffee and head into the shop to finish last minute details.

This morning we finished of the brides bouquet by wrapping the stems in ivory satin ribbon and added pearl buttons down her handle. Green cymbidium orchid blossoms are secured into the brides bouquet for the finishing touch.

Now it's time to drive over to the reception site to begin creating centerpieces well before guest arrive.  
Sam Conner, our wedding coordinator, is rolling in over 200 roses, 50 stems of white hydrangeas and green hypericum.

Owner, Melissa Maas, is wrangling the 8 feet tall curly willow into the Wisconsin Club. We will need to take the stairs with this one, it will not fit in the elevator.

The clock is ticking, we have only 2 hours to create 25 beautiful centerpieces before we have to get our bride down the aisle.  Each centerpiece is carefully designed on site and we will be securing over 75 hanging votives onto the branches.

Finish product! 
This arrangement will really get their guest talking.
Last minute details of fresh flowers need to be added to the cake. The cluster of flowers on the top of the cake was created at the shop but the orchids on the tiers need to be hand placed.

Now off to the church, where every last bow is placed just so.

There she goes down the aisle... 
One of my favorite moments of the day; all her guest are waiting to see the first glimpse of the beautiful bride.  It is just sweet silence between her and her dad.   
It was a good day!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

St Mary's Wedding

Adam and Becky were married in the beautiful and historic St. Mary's Church of Menomonee Falls.   

We just love when brides bring us special personalized elements to add to their wedding day.  Becky added a vintage blue broach for her something "blue" and a remnant of lace she wanted incorporated on her ribbon treatment.  These details really finished off her bouquet.  The bouquets were made out of lavender and white roses, dark purple stock, purple lisianthus, and lush white hydrangeas. 

The reception was located at Silver Spring Country Club in Menomonee Falls, in the La Par room. Their centerpieces were babies breath submerged in water and a floating candle on top. A cute touch that was added was for their table numbers. Underneath the number there was a picture of the bride and groom at that age. For instance, at table ten there was a picture of Becky at age ten as well as Adam at age ten. So fun! Congratulations you two, it was a treat working with you!

Month: June
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers 
Photographer: George Street
Ceremony:  St. Marys Catholic Church, Menomonee Falls
Reception:  La Par Room, Silver Spring Country Club, Menomonee Falls 

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Our Annual School Supply Drive

We know back to school thoughts are far from most minds during these beautiful summer days we have been having.  But here at Bank Of Memories & Flowers, we teamed up with Basics Ministry Milwaukee and The Pass It On Network to gear up for our annual school drive of the year.  School supplies will be distributed to children in need in our Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and surrounding areas.  

Collection will be at our Menomonee Falls location through August 31st.  We would love to have your help!  

Monday, August 5, 2013

Lake Geneva Wedding Photo Shoot

Bank of Memories & Flowers recently did a photo shoot in Lake Geneva of a beautiful rustic wedding.  This wedding was created with new trends that are popping up with our Wisconsin Brides.  You will find vintage furniture pieces, rustic elements like feathers and thistles and soft flowing curls.  

Thank you to all these amazing venders who make this shoot possible: 
Megan Yanz Photography
Crack Designs 
A La Crate Vintage Rentals 
Eat Cake!
Amelishan Bridal