The Beatles once sang “I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.” Obviously, they had never before received a bouquet made of cash.
But that’s what one young Chinese woman was gifted on her birthday by her wealthy and adoring boyfriend. Recent photos from a VIP room on the 61st floor of a hotel in Chongqing show the woman dressed in a sparkling gown holding a bouquet of banknotes while being surrounded by various other decorations composed of 100-yuan bills made to look like flowers.
In total, the boyfriend is said to have allocated 334,400 yuan in cash on the birthday gift. It reportedly took seven flower shop employees 10 hours to craft the entire set-up. A person familiar with the matter said that the couple were “deeply in love.”
Photos from the woman’s flashy birthday bash have created a stir online, particularly after a local representative of the People’s Bank of China accused the man of having broken the law by deliberately doing damage to China’s currency.
If Chinese authorities do in fact start to crack down on the makers of renminbi bouquets, then China’s tuhao caste could be in some serious trouble. Over the years, we’ve seen quitea number of wedding proposals in which the guy presented his sweetheart with a modest floral arrangement of banknotes.
While these proposals have always been successful, we still stand firmly by our conviction that the best bouquet is one made of beef.
[Images via The Cover]