Former event planner found heartwarming way to recycle wedding flowers

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Jennifer Grove watched for years as colorful, blooming floral centerpieces were simply cast away after events she planned.

So she set out to reduce the nearly 600 pounds of waste generated after weddings. Now she brightens the days of patients in hospitals, nursing homes and shelter facilities through Repeat Roses, which delivers the refreshed bouquets nationwide.

Grove started the company in 2014 and arranges the pickup of the flowers and the delivery of them to various facilities.

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"I love Monday mornings when our team shares post-weekend thank-you emails from the couples, parents of newlyweds, hospice staff, children of parents in hospice and so on," Grove told The Huffington Post.

Flower power! Thanks to the generosity of NYC newlyweds, these freshly repurposed wedding flowers will now brighten the day of hospice patients at MJHS. #gratitude

Posted by Repeat Roses on Wednesday, March 16, 2016