Monday, March 24, 2014

Unique Sympathy Designs

Some things can't be fixed, but sometimes just knowing that someone is thinking of you can help.  

Lately, I've had a lot of people ask me about beautiful, non-traditional pieces for funerals. One of which was for my husband's uncle.  His family chose to go through Bank of Memories & Flowers, which was such an honor for me to design all of the pieces. His uncle was an avid gardner, so we chose bright and cheery flowers verses doing all white or pastels.  

At Bank of Memories & Flowers, we are constantly creating lovely tributes to people who have passed. Flowers are always a wonderful way to express feelings and to extend a gesture of comfort to those who have lost a loved one. When sending flowers or even plants, you are sending a message of support and respect for a life well lived. 

If you have a funeral you want to send flowers to and are unsure of what to send, let Bank of Memories & Flowers help guide you in what is likely a very sad and difficult time.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Top 10 Wedding Movies With Flowers

At Bank of Memories & Flowers we love our wedding movies.  What we love even more are the flowers in the movie.  From the bridesmaids bouquets to the church decor, not a frame of the movie is missed.   Here is a list of our top 10 wedding movies with flowers.
We hope you enjoy our list and much as we did creating it.

Here is Our Countdown: 

Honorable Mention: I Love You Man
Notable Quote: “Did you know that the best night I’ve had in the last 5 years is a night that Zooey and I split a bottle of wine, we made a summer salad and watched “Chocolat” together?”

Number 10: The Wedding Date
Notable Quote: “A wedding is a sacrament… a joyous celebration of love and commitment. In Utopia. In the real world… it’s an excuse to drink excessively and say things you shouldn’t say.”

Number 9: Sex in the City Movie
Notable Quote:  
Carrie: “I want you to my my Maid of Honor. How do you feel about that” 
Samantha: "The Same way I feel about Botox.  It's painful and unnecessary”

Number 8: Twilight: Breaking Dawn
Notable Quote:  “It’s an extraordinary thing to meet someone who you can bare your soul to, and who’ll accept you for what you are. I’ve been waiting for what seems like a very long time to get beyond what I am.”

Number 7: Wedding Crashers
Notable Quote:

"You better lock it up.
No you lock it up!
You lock it up!
You lock it up!
You lock it up!
Lock it up!"

Number 6: 27 Dresses
Notable Quote: “Love is patient, love is kind, love means slowly losing your mind.”

Number 5: Bride Wars
Notable Quote: “You do not alter a Vera to fit you, you alter yourself to fit Vera.”

Number 4:  Bridesmaids
Notable Quote: “I'm Poor”

 Number 3: Steel Magnolias
Notable Quote: “That sanctuary looks like it’s been hosed down with Pepto-Bismol.”

Number 2: Father of the Bride
Notable Quote: “I suddenly realized what was happening. Annie was all grown up and was leaving us, and something inside began to hurt.”

Now Wait For It......

Number 1: My Best Friends Wedding
Notable Quote: “He’s got you on a pedestal and me in his arms.”

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Sometime Color is EVERYTHING!

Becky+Andy's Wedding

Ceremony:  The Somerset Room, Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee
Reception:  The Meadowbrook Room, Country Springs Hotel, Pewaukee
Month: October

This winter has been so long and grey.  We all need a dose of color to remind us that we will have spring and summer again.  The wedding of Becky and Andy this past October is a wonderful example of the colors we have been missing!

Becky and Andy’s inspiration was a rainbow colored wedding.  Everything in the wedding followed this theme, from the bridesmaid’s bouquets and groomsmen’s boutonnieres to the vased single flowers on top of the fireplace and the table runners at their reception.

Each of Becky’s bridesmaids wore a black dress of their choosing and carried a hand tied bouquet with flowers of a single color, red, orange, yellow, green, blue or purple.   Each bouquet was slightly different from the next due to the availability of flowers for each color.    The red, orange and yellow bouquets were carnations, roses, gerbera daisies, and gladiola blooms. The green bouquet was made with hydrangea, fuji mums, carnations, hypericum berries and gladiola blooms.  The blue bouquet included hydrangea, iris, delphinium and dyed gladiola blooms whereas the purple bouquet consisted of hydrangea, stock, carnations and glad blooms. Becky carried a bouquet of hot pink roses with rhinestones added to each rose blossom.

Their ceremony took place in the Somerset Room at Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee.  The room faces a wonderful fireplace where we placed clear vases with a single flower of each color alternating with a votive candle. At either side of the aisle a simple white pew bow was adorned with gladiola blooms of each color, one color per set of bows.

Bank of Memories & Flowers would like to wish Becky and Andy a future together that is as colorful as their wedding day!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

"Fall" in LOVE with this Wedding

Jessica+Quinn's Wedding Day

Month: September

We were so thrilled to help Jessica and Quinn with their wedding this past September.   The bright and vibrant color scheme was in every detail of this wedding.  The bride carried a beautiful cascade bouquet of orange Asiatic lilies, mini green hydrangeas, orange “voodoo” roses with touches of purple stock and veronica.  These same bright colors popped against the bridesmaids’ regal purple dresses.  

The color scheme was used throughout the day, from the flowers in the unity candle and pew bows at the church to the centerpieces at the reception.  Jessica and Quinn chose to have 2 styles of centerpieces for their tables, low and compact as well as tall and dramatic. Both styles of centerpieces included orange lilies, purple statice, and mini green hydrangea and were surrounded by multiple votive candles.  

They even used these flowers for the wedding cake, a decadent chocolate ganache confection which we added tucks of coordinating flowers to different layers of the cake as well as the top.  At the head table the unity candle was used as a centerpiece for the bride and groom and attached to the skirt of the table a handmade sign for the new Mr. & Mrs. The final touch to the Grand Salon at the Country Springs Hotel was the uplighting used by the DJ, it was the perfect accent to finish the ambiance.

We wish to congratulate both Jessica and Quinn and wish them every happiness for their future.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Beautiful Shamrock Plants!

Just like McDonald's shamrock shake, Bank of Memories & Flower's shamrock plants are a sign St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner!  

The three sided clovers of Irish folklore are believed to bring good luck. The care of your indoor shamrock plant is quite basic. Water it at least once every 10-14 days, often enough to keep the soil evenly moist but not too wet. Keep your plant in bright indirect light at a daytime temperature no warmer than 75 degrees and cooler at night about 65 degrees. Fertilize once a month for best results and enjoy!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Trinity Irish Pub Wedding

Alysia+John's Wedding Day

Ceremony: Villa Terrace 
Reception: Trinity Irish Pub
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Photographer:  Andy Stenz
Month:  September

Who doesn't love a man in uniform?  This amazing military wedding was so adorable, I was astatic to get these photos form Andy Stenz photography!  
Alysia carried a fall themed bouquet filled with lush red roses, mango calla lilies, red hypericum berries and adorn with tangerine orchids. Her bridesmaids wore navy dresses to compliment the groomsmen's casual vest look.  
It felt like time stopped for Alysia and John, every detail was just perfect!