We’re all for finding new ways to save money on your wedding. (We have some great ways to save cash here!) But as with many things in life, however, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about it! Apparently, one bride Down Under didn't get the moral memo when it came time to source her bouquet, as she ended up stealing her wedding flowers out of her neighbor's garden!
According to The Sun, an avid gardener reportedly fumed to an Australian “wedding shaming” Facebook group about flowers that an unnamed bride had allegedly pilfered from her property.
"I walked out into my yard on a Friday morning to find every single rose in my garden cut and my potted impatiens and petunias gone, pots and all," the plant-enthusiast wrote. ”Naturally, I was devastated. My roses were butchered. Including my extremely rare Amelia Earhart hybrid tea that took me three years to track down.”
Things took a turn for the suspicious when a neighbor recognized the woman’s plants in the wedding photos of another neighbor that were posted on social media. "The tip off was the petunias and impatiens in my very distinctive, white painted flower pots being used as centerpieces,” the woman explained.
Additionally, the bride’s wedding party carried uncannily familiar pink, white and yellow hybrid tea roses—the same type found in the woman’s garden. 'I am the only person in the region that grows them," she stated.
The woman continued: "This bride apparently passed my house and saw my bloomed up garden and went out in the cover of darkness a couple of days before the wedding and cut all of my roses and took pots to use for her wedding."
According to the post, the bride eventually admitted to her dastardly deed, but not before she was slapped with a $50 fine—which, according to the green thumbed-gardener, was nowhere near the cost of her $300 rose bush.
What's worse, she didn't even apologize. In fact, she reportedly justified her actions! "The only words she ever spoke to me were 'They're just flowers. I needed flowers for my wedding and you have a whole yard full.' "