Monday, March 28, 2016

Nick and Kelly, Featured in Veil Magazine

Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee
Month:  November

From our first meeting which included both moms, I knew Kelly and Nick were going to be a great couple to work with.  They chose non-traditional colors, navy and lime green, and for flowers, they chose mini green hydrangeas and green button mums with lots of bling and mercury glass for their fall wedding.

Kelly loved the brooch bouquet her Uncle had made for her cousin, so when asked, he made one for her as well.  She also wanted to include her father who had passed before the wedding.  I told her about a bride who had sewn charms with pictures of her father and grandparents onto the backs of her shoes so they could walk her down the aisle.  Kelly chose to put the photo of her dad onto ribbon that she tied around her ankle.

The bridemaids' bouquets were made of of mini green hydrangeas, natural green carnations, green button mums and hypericum berries, which popped against their navy blue dresses.  The bouquets were wrapped in navy ribbon to match the dresses with thick rhinestone bands around the middle of their handles.

I met the men of the wedding party at Pewaukee Lake and pinned on their green rose and hypericum berry boutonnieres while we waited for the ladies to arrive for pictures.

The couple decided not to have floral displays at their ceremony.  As you can see, Orthodox churches do not need extra adornment, they are beautiful as they are.

Western Lakes Golf Club hosted the reception, where each table held a part of Kelly's mercury glass collection.  Half of the tables were decorated with a cylinder glass vase holding white hydrangeas, mini green hydrangeas, and green buttons.  The other tables were decorated with the bride's keepsakes.  With wonderful food and a lot of Greek dancing, this was a wedding to remember!

Just recently I found out that Kelly and Nick's wedding was featured in The Veil Magazine.  What an honor for them as a couple as well as for me, the floral designer!

I would like to say a big thank you to Heather Cook Elliott Photography for the use of her photos and the staff at The Veil magazine for showing the work of Bank of Memories & Flowers.

Luan M. Kurriger, Manager
Bank of Memories & Flowers, Pewaukee

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Is is Easter Already?!

Can you believe that Easter is less than a week away?!  Like Easter and springtime, flowers represent growth and new beginnings.  There is no better way to celebrate Easter then by filling your home with spring flowers.  I love designing with tulips, fragrant stock and even bird nests which are all welcome sites during springtime.

Easter lilies have long been popular symbols of Easter, representing love and hope, resurrection and purity.  Their trumpet-like blossoms almost seem to announce the arrival of spring, and all of it's blessings.  Many other house plants, such as our beautiful hydrangeas and hyacinths, bring life to any room in your home. 

It's not to late to order your Easter centerpiece!  Give us a call today for us to create your custom, one-of-a-kind floral design.

Have a blessed Easter from my family to yours!
Krista Roskopf, Menomonee Falls Manager

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sharon & David

Ceremony: St. John's Lutheran Church, Wauwatosa, WI
Reception: Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
Florist: Bank of Memories & Flowers, Menomonee Falls
Month: March 2016

Flowers add so much to an event.  From the biggest and grandest weddings, to intimate events with friends, it's all about the flowers!  Each event has its own story to tell, which is often reflected in the decorations chosen.

Sharon and David chose a rich, lush wild feel for their wedding flowers.  From the elegant garden roses and mini-green hydrangeas, to the petite spray roses and berries, it's all about the texture.  The greenery really made these pieces pop.

Seeded eucalyptus, guinea eucalyptus, bay leaves, dusty miller, and hints of grevillia all came together with the blossoms to create the amazing textural pieces.

You can even find little succulent plants nestled into the bouquets and the groom's boutonniere.  It's all about the details!

Congratulations Sharon & David!

Wendy Kaye Walker
~Floral Designer
Bank of Memories & Flowers