Emmy Rossum and Sam Esmail may be on their honeymoon in Rwanda, but the new bride just recently revealed what she did with the flowers from their wedding day just over a week ago: she recycled them. Ingenious, right? The actress took to Instagram, explaining what happened to some of the floral arrangements from her ceremony at Manhattan’s Central Synagogue, and their reception, which took place at the Guggenheim Museum.
“Thank you @repeatroses,” Rossum wrote on Instagram Stories. “@repeatroses brought these and many more to Mount Sinai hospital… [the company] repurposes flowers from weddings and events so they don’t go to waste.”
Repeat Roses is an organization that picks up arrangements after an event, re-purposes them and then delivers them to hospitals, nursing homes and other places where they’ll provide some comfort.
According to The Knot, Emmy and Sam donated their reception table centrepieces, which were transformed into 28 arrangements overnight, and delivered to Mt. Sinai Hospital in NYC the following day.
“The stunning combination of garden roses, ranunculus and peonies was an overwhelming cheerful boost for so many people to enjoy – a sincere gesture Emmy and Sam hoped could bring an abundance of joy to both the staff and patients,” Jennifer Grove, founder and CEO of Repeat Roses told The Knot. “We love their love story and are so thrilled they started their new chapter as newlyweds on a sweet note of kindness by giving back to the local community.”
Brilliant! If this isn’t a thing in every city, then it should be! Everyone needs to be doing this after their big day. Well done, Emmy and Sam. Mazel tov!