The brazen bride ransacked a local garden to gather free wedding flowers for her reception…

A bride has been caught stealing from a private garden in an attempt to save money on her wedding flowers ninehoney reports.

The owner of the house and garden said that she was horrified when she woke up and discovered a number of expensive and rare flowers had been severed from her plants.

A Step Too Far

Sharing her story on Facebook, the gardener said that every rose in her garden had been taken as well as a number of other plants and pots.

“All I could do was prune the roses back and try to coax them into blooming again,” the woman wrote on Facebook.

It wasn’t until weeks later that an observant neighbour noticed that a wedding she had attended featured flowers suspiciously similar to those stolen from the garden.

“The tip-off was the petunias and impatiens in my very distinctive, white painted flowerpots being used as centrepieces,” she said.

Piece By Piece

As the woman listened to her neighbour, she began to piece together exactly what had happened to her garden.

“The bride apparently passed my house and saw my bloomed up garden,” she said. “(She) went out a couple of days before the wedding and cut all of my roses and took pots to use for her wedding.”

Despite her brazen behaviour, the bride was only handed a $50 trespassing charge and expressed no remorse for her actions.

“They’re just flowers. I needed flowers for my wedding and you have a whole yard full,” she said.

We can’t believe this bride’s total lack of concern or consideration for the garden owner. If you can’t afford flowers for your wedding, find other ways to decorate your venue!

Where did you spend and save for your wedding? Let us know in the comments!

  • That’s just theft pure and simple. I hope the lady got her pots back at least. I’d rather go without flowers than resort to stealing them. Here’s hoping everyone who went to her wedding found out just how low this bride was. My late husband and I started buying the alcohol and decorations a few months earlier and the reception was at his Mum and Dad’s house. The flashiest thing we had was a limo which was lent to us by a family friend. My MIL made my dress and the photos were done by another family member and it was all donated. Once again I think that bride needs to be named and shamed.


  • She clearing had no moral compass.


  • This is wrong and so rude. Clearly she hadn’t organised flowers previously as you wouldn’t wait until a couple of days prior. Just disgraceful. Maybe if she’d actually asked, she may have given the owner the opportunity to provide/sell her some flowers. I shopped around to get the best price for most things for our wedding.


  • Stealing is such a sad act, not only is it criminal but also totally selfish and inconsiderate


  • Is this true? If so that’s not a good way to start a maariage.


  • I can’t believe this.


  • We had cheap weeding…i cut some flowers aka weeds from the street


  • This is stealing no other word for it – if she had the manners to speak to the owner first maybe they could have come to some arrangement and they would have been pruned properly


  • There are so many ways to save on costs for your wedding without resorting to theft! We had family and friends volunteer to make our food, I designed and made our invitations myself, we hired a room in a Hotel that we decorated ourselves, my sister made the page boys’ outfits and my sister in law made the flower girls dress, and it was a fabulous day for everyone!


  • I actually attended a wedding were the bride and groom stole all their flowers from people’s garden’s the day before the wedding and they were very proud of it. Getting the flowers they wanted for free. They didn’t want supermarket flowers. They wanted garden flowers. Both of them HAD the money to buy flowers, She is a nurse, He owns his own business. Personally I think that was too much, even if it only was a flower here and a flower there still would they be happy if someone picked up flowers from their garden one morning? No.


  • To answer the question, we had our wedding in a public park, a celebrant, bought a non wedding dress, modest rings, small, small wedding with a few handful of family, a DIY buffet at family members house, a modest cake, a friend took photos, no flowers, no frills, no stress, no debt. I reckon the bride in the story got herself some nice flowers by the sound of it and all for the rock bottom price of fifty dollars. She should have asked.


  • That sort of blatant disregard for others just annoys me so much. For my wedding I cut costs in doing without a real wedding cake, designing and making my own invites, and asking friends to help with various tasks.


  • I’ve seen this before – she should have been charged with theft.


  • Very rude!


  • That’s a terrible thing to do.


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