Over Memorial Day weekend, Emmy Rossum tied the knot with her love, Sam Esmail, in a classic New York City wedding. While we're still reeling over Rossum's Carolina Herrera wedding dress and its off-the-shoulder neckline and subtle lace detailing, we're sure Rossum's guests were equally impressed by the lush chuppah, completely covered in white blooms, that the newlyweds said their "I dos" under. But even lovelier than that archway is what the bride decided to do with it post-nuptials. Rossum just revealed that she has brilliantly repurposed those wedding flowers in the sweetest way. And if there's one trend that brides-to-be start copycatting from these nuptials, here's hoping it's this one.
Ever thought about what will come of that bouquet you painstakingly designed with your florist or the flower wall photo backdrop you totally stole from Kim K. after your wedding day has come and gone? Well, Rossum certainly did. And instead of letting her big day blooms wilt in the trash while she and her new hubs were off honeymooning, the actress opted to pay it forward.
Rossum took to Instagram to share her plan for recycling her wedding flowers, explaining how she turned to floral repurposing company Repeat Roses to give her blooms a second life. On her Instagram story, the Shameless star posted some up-close shots of her big day blooms that Repeat Roses transformed into smaller arrangements to gift to patients at Mount Sinai Hospital. "@repeatroses brought these and many more to Mount Sinai hospital," she wrote on one of the pics.
"@repeatroses repurposes flowers from weddings and events so they don't go to waste," she captioned another. How sweet, right?!
"Just these couple of clusters of the lush pink, the deep red, this will brighten somebody’s day," Repeat Roses's founder Jennifer Grove previously told CBS of the wedding flowers her company repurposes, after which the flowers are collected once again and composted. "We're bringing a little bit of flower power to the lives of others who might need it," explained Grove. "Somebody who hasn’t had a visitor in a while, someone who’s going through cancer treatment."
We're more in love with this idea than we are with Rossum's wedding dress! (And we're really in love with that dress...)