March 21, 2019

7 Alternatives To The Bouquet Toss: How Brides Are Breaking Tradition

Dara & Jared Wedding - Bouquet - Greenwich Hyatt by Brian Hatton

Dara & Jared Wedding – Bouquet – Greenwich Hyatt by Brian Hatton


Have you ever wondered where the tradition of tossing the bouquet actually originated? The reason is not as lovely as one might think. It started hundreds of years ago when touching the bride was believed to bring good luck. Can you imagine how uncomfortable and invasive that must have felt?! Unruly guests would go to such lengths as to rip off pieces of her dress! As a distractive way to appease the crowd, the bride would toss her bouquet and then make a quick getaway. Over time, the distraction evolved into a gesture in which the bride passes good luck to one single lady.
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December 10, 2015

Repeat Roses and the Hudson Guild

hudson guild repeat roses

An email from our friend Jennifer at Repeat Roses just made our week!

Great news! Your flowers have been collected, repurposed and delivered to share a little happiness in the world. Your beautiful donated flowers were delivered on Wednesday December 9, 2015 to brighten the day for many at the Hudson Guild community center in Chelsea.

We think it’s chic to share with the Hudson Guild because:
This organization provides everything from housing for formerly homeless seniors to hot meals for those in economic need. Formed in 1897, they continue to provide care and comfort to the community by serving over 14,000 individuals annually, including 8,000 mental health counseling sessions. Your flowers will make a bright and cheerful difference this week!

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November 9, 2015

Donate Your Wedding Flowers to Share Joy With Those in Need


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.
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