METRO FM DJS LEARN TO SPREAD THE LOVE WITH ROMANTIC FLORAL BOUQUETS THIS VALENTINE'S DAY
METRO FM Love Movement presenters Msizi Shembe, Mo G, Sentle Lehoko, and Wilson B. Nkosi create the perfect bouquet for their loved ones at the Melrose Arch Flower Market.
Flowers are a timeless gift for any occasion, and with the month of love upon us, beautiful bouquets are in abundance as we show gestures of appreciation to the ones we love. This tradition is something David Isaacson of The Melrose Arch Flower Market grew up with.
After quitting his corporate job, David pursued his passion for flowers by opening his own flower market. David explains that the perfect bouquet is hard to come by and it all depends on the special occasion and person you intend to celebrate.
He explains, “If it’s a ‘Get Well Soon’ bouquet, it should be bright and cheerful. For something romantic, it’s all about the red roses. For friendship, you can choose flowers with yellow.”
To share the love, The Insider SA invited some of our favourite METRO FM Love Movement presenters to learn what goes into creating the perfect bouquet for the special people in their lives. Joining David in his flower market is Msizi Shembe, Sentle Lehoko, Wilson B. Nkosi, and Mo G.
David shares a top tip for this Valentine’s Day: if you’re looking for an alternative to the classic red rose, try incorporating some other colours, saying, “You can have a white rose and a variety of colours like pinks and creams. Those will also give you a huge saving in comparison to the red roses.”
Taking David’s advice to heart is Msizi Shembe, host of the Sunday Soul Therapy. Msizi opts for bold purple roses, reminding him of the hit, Purple Rain by Prince. Combining them with a white roses and orange antique roses, Msizi dedicates this bouquet to his mother since the bright colours remind him of her strength and passion.
Sentle Lehoko, host of The Romantic Repertoire and Nine to Midnight with Sentle, goes for a mix of La Belle roses in white, complimented with orange and red roses. Sentle dedicates this impressive bouquet to all the women of South Africa this Valentine’s Day, saying, “You all deserve love for how pure and genuine you are, and for the patience that you always have – especially with us!”
After 34 years on METRO FM, Wilson B. Nkosi has learnt a thing or two about love. As host of the Sounds and Stuff Like That show, Wilson has heard just how in need humans are for connection. He shares, “It’s beautiful to know that people are willing to share, become vulnerable, and express how they need to be loved.”
To thank the woman whose stood by his side through it all, Wilson dedicates his bouquet of classic red and white flowers to her. “I’m going for red because she deserves more love, and then white because she’s got a pure heart. Put the two together, and you’ve for a beautiful love story.”
Mpho Madise, better known as Mo G and host of the Sunday Night Love and Weekender show, takes a different spin on his bouquet. By incorporating fresh greenery and delicate baby’s breath, Mo G wants to demonstrate the journey of growing unconditional love – something his mother taught him well and who he dedicates this bouquet to.
After a demonstration by the Melrose Arch Flower Marker’s professional florists, the guys are set to make magnificent bouquets for many more Valentine’s Days to come.
Sentle wraps up his bouquet and shares, “Love requires patience, and most of all you need to be prepared to put your pride aside when it comes to love, especially true love.” Wilson adds his words of wisdom, saying, “If you are lucky to find love, please embrace it. If there’s anything that the world needs today, it’s love! Whether it’s universal love, romantic love, or love for your fellow man – whatever kind of love gives you butterflies, hang onto it.”