For today's post, I have to send a shout-out to Maribel of Eight Tree Street, who is a member of my Wedding Vendor Guide, for letting me know about this great service. Have you ever wondered what you could do with your flowers after your wedding is over? In Washington DC, there's Petal Share, and nationally, there's Repeat Roses. These are programs where you can have your wedding flowers delivered to nursing homes, women's shelters, hospices and more. Maribel recently went with Heather Lawson, the founder of Petal Share in DC, and after delivering flowers to the Washington Nursing Home said, "you should see the love in the faces of the patients there and how grateful they were for the flowers". Many of the people Heather shares flowers with are low-income, and many have never had flowers delivered to them. I can also see this concept working with the gorgeous flowers that are used in styled shoots. Why not share the floral gorgeousness with others that would be overjoyed to receive them?
Jennifer Grove is the founder of the Repeat Roses program which is national. As Jennifer says on her site, the product is kindness:
Weddings typically produce between 400-600 pounds of garbage. The Repeat Roses mission is to turn some of this waste into positive energy by creating unforgettable moments of kindness and paying it forward to those who will benefit from a spot of joy, including residents in nursing homes, hospice care and elderly housing facilities.
Repeat Roses works to match couples all over the country that want to partake in a journey based on giving. Engaged couples volunteer their time and energy to collect the reception flowers and then the cycle is repeated when they donate their reception flowers. They call it "passing the kindness baton".
PS: This is not a sponsored post - I just wanted to share this unique after-wedding idea with you.