About Growing Wild Floral Co
Growing Wild Floral Co was started in November, 1996 by Barbara Von Elm, the owner and founder. The inspiration for the name came from riding through fields of wild flowers on her horse, Cookie. Flowers were picked and placed in baskets attached to the saddle and brought back to the stable. Whatever Cookie didn’t eat was used for floral arrangements. Barbara’s very first wedding was done on the side of the barn.
Growing Wild is now based out of Barbara's 65 acre flower farm located in Delaplane, Va.
She grows a variety of trendy flowers and botanicals which she loves to incorporate into her wedding designs. Augmenting arrangements with locally sourced, high quality, organic flowers is not only a great way of going “green” but helps brides get the best possible bang for their floral buck.
Flowers grown at the farm include luscious dahlias, dinner plate dahlias, peonies, lilac, sedum, artemesia, hydrangea, succulents and baptista, to name a few.
Flowers are fresh-cut shortly before the wedding, so they will look their prettiest in your bouquets and arrangements
Today, Barbara works with a fabulous team of flower growers, floral designers and assistants out of the design studio located on her farm. Together, they have done over 1600 weddings since its inception ranging in size from 30 to 300.
Venues include large trendy downtown DC hotels and mansions to rustic barns and vineyards.
Over time the company has built up a large repertoire of hard goods including various styles of containers, arches and chuppahs for use by clients;
Come visit and meet the gang, including Duncan and Donuts, our resident miniature donkeys :-)
Photos of the Farm courtesy of: Laura Cotterman Photographer
Categories: Wedding Florist