Exciting news! We now offer our brides the opportunity to make a meaningful impact by donating wedding flowers to great causes.
We’ve hate to see beautiful flowers being thrown away, and many brides tell us they feel the same way. When we have a chance to drop off arrangements. at nearby hospitals or nursing homes, we always wish we could do it more often. Lately, we’ve been thinking a lot about giving back. And, like everyone else, we’ve been talking about sustainability. Planning a green wedding means putting thought into how to reduce waste.
Enter Repeat Roses, a new company that collects and repurposes wedding reception arrangements to be delivered to those in need. Your beautiful wedding flowers can bring smiles and joy to places like hospices and community shelters. Repeat Roses takes care of all the logistics.
“I can’t think of a better way to ‘ripple’ beauty and joy into the world than to have these flowers begin their mission at a wedding and have that continue in a place such as the Ronald McDonald House,” said Rita P. Ralston of Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Jennifer Grove, an event-industry veteran and Founder of Repeat Roses, told us about her original inspiration. “After spending time creating perfect table centerpieces overflowing with beautifully styled blooms — only to see them disposed of at the end of a four-hour evening — I recognized an opportunity to create change.”
Truly an entrepreneur who leads from her heart, Jennifer said, “I wanted to find a way to harness the love, happiness and beauty of the union’s beautiful wedding flowers to deliver happiness to even more people.” Brides can feel great, on many levels, about working Repeat Roses. The service also includes collection of organic waste for composting.
“When flowers end up in a landfill, they create harmful methane gas and pollutants,” said Jennifer. “Our service reduces the amount of floral waste to be disposed of at events, delivers joy to others and recovers the organic waste for composting.”
Interested in donating your wedding floral arrangements? We’ll tell you all the details when you come in for your complimentary consultation.
Above, roses brighten a resident’s day at Brandwine Assisted Living in Delaware, and Jennifer in action. Photograph at top by Small Wonder.