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Emmy Rossum’s Eco-Chic Wedding

The star recycles her wedding flowers in the sweetest way


‘Shameless’ actress Emmy Rossum tied the knot to TV producer Sam Esmail in an intimate and elegant city ceremony at the Central Synagogue in New York at the Weekend.

The star took to Instagram to share a photograph from her Midtown Manhattan wedding ceremony, which was followed by a decadent reception at the Guggenheim museum.  Emmy looked stunning in a custom made off-the-shoulder style wedding dress by Carolina Herrera, whilst the groom complimented her in a classic and suave tuxedo- creating the vision of wedding day perfection.

The pair, who have been together since 2014, decided to do something very special following the wedding, to make someone else’s day a little bit brighter. The newlyweds had a lush selection of elegant cream roses, and pink blossomed bouquets for their big day, in which they decided to recycle and give them a new home. The star re-purposed her wedding flowers by donating them to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. There is certainly no shame in recycling!

Emmy Rossum / Instagram

With the help of company ‘Repeat Roses’ the stars gorgeous blooms were transformed into pink, purple and red floral bouquets for sick patients throughout the hospital. This service by Repeat Roses “allows you to enjoy you’re wedding, special celebration or corporate event, knowing that at least a part of it will live on and bring joy to others “.

The actress then took to Instagram to share the recycled bouquets with her followers, to encourage others to do the same. She wrote ‘@repeatroses brought these and many more to Mount Sinai Hospital’. According to The Knot, Jennifer Grove, the CEO of Repeat Roses have said ‘Emmy and Sam graciously donated their reception table centrepieces, which we repurposed overnight into 28 arrangements”

Emmy Rossum / Instagram

Jennifer adds, ‘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 staff and patients. 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’.  To make it even better, the company return to the area the flowers were donated to collect them for composting once they have withered!  Eco-wedding chic at its finest.

What a lovely idea to recycle and brighten someone’s day!
Set Featured Image Credit: Emmy Rossum / Instagram