Monday, June 29, 2015

Fish Hatchery Photo Shoot

Dresses & Accessories - Bucci Bridal, Pewaukee
Photography - Jessica Burns
Flowers - Bank of Memories & Flowers, Menomonee Falls & Pewaukee
Hair & Makeup - Dana Welch
Model - Sarah Feldman

Recently we teamed up with some amazing and talented vendors in the wedding industry for a style photo shoot.  The shoot took place in late May at the historical Fish Hatchery in Delafield.  Talented photographer Jessica Burns chose different locations for the shoot among the two ponds, pathways and beautiful prairies.   

Model Sarah Feldman wore three stunning bridal gowns.  Melissa Bucci, owner of Bucci Bridal, hand picked the elegant wedding dresses: "Phyllis" by Maggie Sottero, "Instinto" Soft by Rosa Clara  and 6048 by Stella York.

The bridal floral bouquet was filled with shades of blush pinks, light corals, frosty grays and sage greens.  Being that the photo shoot took place in May, Bank of Memories & Flowers selected flowers that were in season.  The bouquet was filled with alstroemeria, spray roses, roses, aspidistra leaves, tulips, succulents, dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus. 

To accent the bridal bouquet, vintage bottles and mercury vases were filled with the same seasonal flowers.  The table for two was provided by Vintique Rentals in Oconomowoc.   

Bank of Memories & Flowers is honored to have provided the flowers for this photo shoot. We hope it serves as inspiration for many brides in the Milwaukee area!

Check out more pictures from the photo shoot on photographer Jessica Burn's blog

Monday, June 22, 2015

Kristie & Jason, Wedding on the Lake

Ceremony and Reception: Seven Seas-Lakeside Terrace
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers
Month: June

Kristie had a clear vision of her wedding theme, rustic and woodsy. She even came supplied with her own burlap containers, wood slices and mason jars.  It was up to the designers at Bank of Memories & Flowers to help her turn her vision to reality.

Kristie's bouquet was a lovely mix of white flowers; hydrangeas, peonies, and mini calla lilies, mini green hydrangeas and hypericum berries as well as blue thistle, blue delphinium and succulents.  Her bouquet was wrapped in burlap and twine, a continuous look for the whole wedding.  Her bridesmaids, dressed in Marine blue, carried smaller matching bouquets with more green flowers added to them.

The gentlemen of the wedding party wore a white mini calla lily with a blue delphinium blossom, the groom's featured an addition of green hypericum berries. All stems, of course, wrapped in twine.

Kristie had seen pomanders as a backdrop for a ceremony and wanted to create this unique feature in baby's breath and greens. It helped to set a stage for the couples ceremony.

Three different centerpieces were chosen for the reception tables. Three mason jars filled with baby's breath were set on top of the wood slice as one setting.  Burlap containers were used for the other two settings, one featuring a lush variegated ivy plant and the other designed with white and mini green hydrangeas and seeded eucalyptus.  

It was a beautiful summer day on the lake and we want to wish Kristie and Jason many many more beautiful days on the lake in their future.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Rain on Your Wedding Day is a Day of Luck

Ceremony & Reception: Silver Spring Golf Club
Month: May

Even with the sky covered in gray and rain drops falling all day, Lindsey and Tom were in perfect spirits. Before the wedding, Lindsey and her bridesmaids grabbed white umbrellas to take some pre-wedding photos. Even in the rain, the girls were all beaming with excitement.

Lindsey and Tom were married on the rooftop of the Silver Spring Golf Club in the venue's new white covered tent. The bride and groom were framed with a soft baby's breath garland.

The bride and bridesmaids carried lush ivory and pink peonies, fragrant ivory garden roses, textures in dusty miller and seeded eucalyptus, and finished off with unique succulents.

The reception carried on into the Tremont Ballroom where the bride and her sister hand-painted each mason jar in aqua to match the theme of the wedding. A mix of fresh greens and baby's breath filled the jars, which were placed on a slab of local Wisconsin wood.

The two tiered cake covered in aqua and adorned with a lush peony complimented the entire room.

We wish Lindsey and Tom all the best and many days of sunshine!

Melissa Maas, ~Owner

Monday, June 8, 2015

Spring Blooms

It's already June, can you believe it? This year has been flying by so quickly and now we're in the start of many new flowers that are in season. Here are just a few of my favorites!

There are few flowers with such a fresh green color as viburnum. The round flower sprays also generate a light, sweet perfume. These flowers are beautiful in white and green spring bouquets.

Allium have unusual globe-like flowers that add new dimension to any floral design. The flowers are shiny stars that are grouped in roung clusters at the end of a straight stem.

Agapanthus is another one of my favorites. They are grown for their stunning flowers, commonly found in shades of blue and purple, but also white and pink.

Check out the amazing white phlox and peonies. I just can't get enough of these spring beauties!

I can't wait to share some more of my favorite blooms!!

Krista Roskopf - Menomonee Falls manager 

Monday, June 1, 2015

An Elegant Rustic Wedding

Lanterns lit up the Rustic Manor on a beautiful spring evening as Kerstin and Mike celebrated their first moments as husband and wife. The couple could not have picked a more perfect venue for their rustic reception.

The bride was beautiful in an off-white fitted gown. Her organic textured bouquet was a stunning mix of peonies, roses, garden roses, spray roses, burgundy ranunculus, astilbe, and seeded euculyptus. The results was a gorgeous color scheme of fuchsia, greens, ivory, cream, white and medium pink. She chose a handle wrapped with love knots, a popular choice among our brides.

The bridesmaid bouquets were similar but smaller. They were each wrapped in aqua ribbon. The pop of color was beautiful in combination with the fuchsia flowers.

The groom's boutonniere was a burgundy ranunculus with an ivory spray rose. The groomsmen, fathers, grandfathers, and ushers had a simple burgundy ranunculus with a mix of greens. 

The mothers and grandmothers had exquisite pearl wristlet corsages with flowers to match the bride's bouquet.

The ceremony was held at St Anthony on the Lake in Pewaukee, WI. The pews were decorated with hanging vases full of  peonies, roses, garden roses, spray roses, burgundy ranunculus, astilbe, and seeded euculyptus.

The couple's reception was held at the Rustic Manor in Delafield, WI. The tables were lit by candle-light with lanterns surrounded with vintage bottles and mercury votives. Each bottle held an individual flower to match the theme flowers.

From the color scheme to the lovely decor, the wedding looked flawless!

The team at Bank of Memories & Flowers wishes Kerstin and Mike a lifetime of happiness together!