Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Week in "Re-Bloom"

We've been busy busy BUSY and haven't gotten a moment to fill you in on our latest here are just a few of the projects that have been occupying our time these days at Bank of Memories & Flowers!

One of the best things about flowers is that they are seasonal. The designs at Bank of Memories & Flowers are constantly changing to reflect the varieties and colors of each new month. The beginning of September for us is very busy with a lot of lucky teachers receiving beautiful flowers to celebrate the start of the new school year. We love creating lush and compact bouquets! Above are some of our favorite custom designs from this month so far. 

 Just in the last couple of weeks we've started to really see the fall colors pouring in: warm red dahlias, golden orange mums, vibrantly orange lilies, burgundy soladago and of course, sunflowers to bade farewell to the summer months. We love creating these textural bouquets with pops of autumn colors and extremely seasonal fall leaves!

And what would a "Week in Re-bloom" post be without a smile from our ever-present companion, Chloe?! Chloe has had some exhausting days, supervising a major painting project of our design work area. The fresh coat of smoked oyster and clean white trim has given our space a wonderfully clean new look -- and we think Chloe approves ;)

We hope your September has been as productive and entertaining as ours!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Green & White: The Wedding Trend at Pewaukee

Every year the trend changes for wedding flowers. This year was the year of the radiant orchid. Before that it was yellow and grey, and along the way mint also topped the popularity charts.  Not at the Pewaukee Bank of Memories.  This summer, four brides chose to combine white and green  flowers for the bouquets on their wedding day.

The first of the four couples, Stephanie and Jeremy, chose to have an intimate wedding that was rustic, earthy and simple and also included "good food" (Jeremy picked The Butler Inn, Pewaukee).  Stephanie chose to use green hydrangeas and white mini calla lilies for her bouquet, as well as her bridesmaids'.  She brought her own ribbon to us: a beautiful white and champagne brocade.  The gentlemen of the wedding party each sported a single calla lily and the ladies wore wrist corsages to match. 

The second couple was Richanda and Kris who desired an understated classic and vintage feel for their wedding at the Country Springs Hotel in Pewaukee.  The bridesmaids wore a light aqua dress and Richanda chose white and green flowers for her bouquets. White hydrangeas, white roses, and babies breath were used in the bridesmaids' bouquets and then green succulents were added to the brides bouquet -- magnificent!  The gentlemen each wore succulents as a bouttoniere and the ladies wore wrist corsages of babies breath and white roses.

The third couple, Maria and James, also held their wedding at the Country Springs Gazebo and the Meadowbrook room.  The white hydrangeas, white freesia, green gladiola blooms and green hypericum berries popped against the bridesmaids' aubergine dresses.  Maria added white peonies to her bouquet.  The color scheme carried through to the white freesia boutonnieres and wrist corsages with white spray roses, freesia and green hypericum berries.

And last but not least, Susan and Seth went for a rustic look with babies breath and burlap.  Their ceremony was held at St. Jacobi Congregational Church, a beautiful church built in Richfield in the 1800's.  Susan carried a full bouquet of white hydrangeas collared by babies breath and greens, while her granddaughter, her only attendant, carried a matching but smaller bouquet. Both bouquets were wrapped in burlap and twine. The men in the bridal party each wore a white rose, accompanied by some babies breath and wrapped in twine. The Susan's daughter wore a wrist corsage to match which also had a twine bow. Susan made her own pew cones out of burlap which then held masses of white babies breath.

Each of these weddings made use of the wonderful white and green color combination, yet each contained a different bridesmaid dress color and variation of flower types used in the bouquets, boutineers and corsages. And each was absolutely beautiful in its own unique way!

We loved working with each of these four couples and we thank them for trusting Bank of Memories in Pewaukee to provide the flowers for such a momentous occasion. Congratulations to all of you -- we wish each of you a long and happy wedded life!

Luan, Pewaukee Shop Manager