TOPEKA, Kan. (NewsNation Now) — A new bride decided to turn all of her wedding flowers into bouquets and give them to nursing homes in Topeka, Kansas.
Porterfield’s Flowers in Topeka was in charge of the arrangements and delivered them to the nursing homes. Owner David Porterfield said he never had a bride choose to do that before.
“Flowers can make such a difference for people and flowers lift everyone’s spirits and especially these days when people feel so isolated, it can really bring joy to their lives,” said Porterfield.
One of the workers said the donation was greatly appreciated since the residents aren’t allowed visitors. She said it will also give the residents something to talk about.
“For the rest of the day we will have lots of conversations about their weddings, weddings they have thrown, why we didn’t do this before,” said Susan Bullock. “This will be a day of sparkles for them.”
The bride wishes to remain anonymous but she hopes her story might encourage others to follow in her footsteps.
NewsNation affiliate KSNT contributed to this report.