From The New York Times
By Anemona Hartocollis
The wedding bouquet has barely faded and already an Upper East Side bride has regrets — not because she married, but because of the flowers.
The bride, Elana Glatt, says her florist committed a series of faux pas at her wedding on Aug. 11. In the most “egregious,” Ms. Glatt says in a lawsuit alleging breach of contract, the florist substituted pastel pink and green hydrangeas for the dark rust and green hydrangeas she had specified for 22 centerpieces.
The florist, Stamos Arakas, owns Posy Floral Design at 145 East 72nd Street. He said that he and his wife, Paula, had done their best to match the color of the hydrangeas with a picture Ms. Glatt had given them, but explained to her that because of the vagaries of nature and the lighting at the reception, the colors might not look exactly the same.
Her explanation is reasonable, fork over the $400,000. This is the only way to save face in front of her guests. Clearly, if there was almost $30,000 in flowers (the marriage industry suggests that the average wedding goes for around $30,000 for perspective) at a wedding, wouldn’t you want to have a look at a sample of these danger hydrangeas? We’ve all been disappointed. Like when we think that a good-looking person wants to sleep with us and it turns out that they just wanted help (‘oh, sweep with me’) cleaning up after a party. And we wish we could sue all of our problems away, but it’s not realistic. Like that time we didn’t get into Pink Elephant even though we had an awesome outfit on and a bunch of good-lookers with us. Any way, we’re sure that the legal system will get this sorted out. You have to watch out for florists and tow-truck drivers, they screw you if you don’t keep a very watchful eye on them.