I know of some wedding committees that were left with egg on their faces after leaving out the most essential commodities in their budget.
Well looks like the same thing happened when a gardener was left horrified when a bride cut down all of her prized roses and expensive blooms, before using them at her reception.
The woman, who posted her heartbreaking story on social media, said she only found out the truth about her chopped buds when a neighbour saw photos of a wedding on Facebook.
‘I WALKED OUT INTO MY YARD ON A FRIDAY MORNING TO FIND EVERY SINGLE ROSE IN MY GARDEN CUT AND MY POTTED IMPATIENS AND PETUNIAS GONE, POTS AND ALL,’
‘NATURALLY, I WAS DEVASTATED. MY ROSES WERE BUTCHERED. INCLUDING MY EXTREMELY RARE AMELIA EARHART HYBRID TEA THAT TOOK ME THREE YEARS TO TRACK DOWN.
‘I FILED A POLICE REPORT BUT THERE WAS LITTLE THEY COULD DO. ALL I COULD DO WAS PRUNE THEM BACK AND TRY TO COAX THEM INTO BLOOMING AGAIN.’
A few weeks after the incident took place a neighbour told the gardener that she had spotted similar flowers to the ones in her garden on Facebook.
Apparently, her neighbour had got married the weekend my garden was looted.
Upon further inspection, she noticed the bride and two bridesmaids were carrying bouquets of pink, white and yellow hybrid tea roses.
‘I AM THE ONLY PERSON IN THE REGION THAT GROWS THEM,’ SHE SAID.
‘THIS BRIDE APPARENTLY PASSED MY HOUSE AND SAW MY BLOOMED UP GARDEN AND WENT OUT IN THE COVER OF DARKNESS A COUPLE OF DAYS BEFORE THE WEDDING AND CUT ALL OF MY ROSES AND TOOK POTS TO USE FOR HER WEDDING.’
When the gardener reported her she was fined a mere Ksh 5,000 for trespassing and nothing for the theft of the roses.
‘THE ONLY WORDS SHE EVER SPOKE TO ME WERE “THEY’RE JUST FLOWERS. I NEEDED FLOWERS FOR MY WEDDING AND YOU HAVE A WHOLE YARD FULL”. YEAH, B****. MY EXPENSIVE AND RARE ROSES THAT I’VE SPENT YEARS CULTIVATING.’
The woman said if the rose thief had only bothered to ask for some flowers she would have been happy to supply them at a reduced fee.