A historic cathedral-style church. A beautiful lace dress. A bride and groom that could not have looked happier. These are just a few of the aspects of this mid-October wedding which exuded elegance and class in each and every detail.
The flowers Nancy chose echoed the elegantly refined feel of the day beautifully. Her bouquet consisted of pure white roses, hydrangea, and seeded eucalyptus with variegated greenery used throughout.
An heirloom rosary was also included in the bridal bouquet, cascading down the ivory satin ribbon which was adorned with love knots.
The bridesmaids, who each wore a simply sophisticated tea-length navy satin dress, carried bouquets which echoed the brides' with the addition of burgundy hypericum berries throughout. The creamy white, seasonal burgundy and light gray-blue foliage of the seeded eucalyptus complemented the girls' navy color perfectly.
The morning ceremony took place at Old St. Mary's in downtown Milwaukee, a place full of elegance and refinement all on its own! We had the distinct honoring of handing the flowers to the bride herself and assist in the pinning of boutineers and the distributing of corsages. We were fortunate enough to watch the bride and groom have their "first look" within the church prior to the ceremony -- Nancy was absolutely stunning! What a spectacular moment!
Once all was set at the church, our crew moved on to the reception hall. The brunch reception was held at the Milwaukee Athletic Club (again downtown) in a grandiose ballroom with high ceilings and exquisite chandeliers.
The couple had decided on two different centerpieces to adorn the tables: half of them were constructed of curly willow branches and fresh flowers in a tall pilsner vase on site and the other half were each a rather compact floral arrangement done in a much shorter cylindrical vase.
Both of the centerpiece variations contained elements which were present in the brides' and bridesmaids' bouquets and looked magnificent against the navy blue linens! The varying heights also really helped to add interest to the room and make it not feel quite as large and overwhelming.
All in all, it was truly a gorgeous day and we returned to the shop feeling a bit more elegant than when we had left :) But nothing puts a smile on our face quite like hearing back from a bride months after her "big day". Nancy recently sent us a postcard with a wonderful photo of her and Noah on the front. On the back she mentions that "the flowers were amazingly beautiful!" Those words are music to our ears and mean the world to us.
So Nancy and Noah, thank YOU from the bottom of all of our hearts here at Bank of Memories & Flowers for giving us the distinct honor and pleasure to be part of such an exceptional day in both of your lives. We wish you many many years of happiness and may you find the "elegance" in every day!
Violet, Social Media Coordinator/Florist