Growing Wild Floral Co, a wedding florist based in Delaplane, Virginia, uses flowers grown from owner and founder Barbara Von Elm’s own 65-acre farm. A team of growers and floral designers produce the highest quality organic flowers and botanicals that can be incorporated into your wedding. The farm grows a vast array of different flowers that include luscious dahlias, dinner plate dahlias, peonies, lilacs, hydrangeas, and succulents, to name a few. All flowers are cut shortly before your big day to ensure they look the freshest and most beautiful in your bouquets and arrangements.
Since 1996, Growing Wild Floral Co has done more than 1,600 weddings, large and small, throughout northern Virginia and Washington, DC. Whether they are looking for modern or classic, country and rustic or vintage and romantic, couples will meet with the florists for a consultation, and samples are provided as the wedding style and flowers needed are discussed. The designers will even visit the wedding venue ahead of time. On the day of the event, Growing Wild take care of delivery, set up, and clean up of all floral arrangements. Growing Wild Floral offers bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, and flower crowns for the wedding party. They also design altar and aisle decor, chuppah decor, flower petals, flower girl baskets, table arrangements and have non-floral options.
Growing Wild Floral Co also offers event rentals, which includes a variety of containers, arches, and chuppahs that clients can use for their wedding.
Recommended by 99% of couples
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Abigail · Married on 09/17/2016
As someone who doesn't know a peony from a poppy, I was so thankful to have a professional like Barbara taking care of our floral arrangements. My husband and I met with her to get a general sense of what we needed and what we liked, and she sat for 2 hours going through hundreds of photos and taking copious notes to deliver exactly what was expected. I especially appreciated that she was realistic about what was going to be in season, what would be prohibitively expensive, and what would hold up all day through the wedding. I'd rather know those points going in than have a wilting, expensive bouquet at ceremony time. Barbara was also incredibly flexible as we changed our vision multiple times and provided some of our own glassware. The flowers delivered were drop-dead gorgeous and remained bright and fresh for 12+ hours. I can't wait to get the photos back so I can see them all over again. If I had any advice for brides working with Barbara, it's this: trust her. I'm absolutely positive that our arrangements were 10x better because we gave her maximum flexibility than they would have been if we dictated exactly what we wanted.
Catherine · Getting married on 03/23/2019
Barbara from Growing Wild was a dream to work with. She listened to my preferences and brought them to life. Thank you for bringing such beauty into our wedding!
Alexandra Z · Married on 01/20/2019
Exactly what we wanted
Barbara and her team were wonderful throughout our whole process. She came out from Virginia to meet us in DC, which was great and a huge time saver for us. We didn't have a very clear image of what we wanted and she was incredibly patient with us, working through our likes and dislikes thoughtfully and thoroughly. She had lots of great ideas and our final arrangements turned out better than we could have hoped. My only regret is that I didn't get my bridal bouquet preserved, I loved it so much!
Her team arrived to the venue with plenty of time to set up and were extremely easy to work with. All of the bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres were fresh and beautiful. The centerpieces were a huge hit and we were able to use them for our brunch the next day.
One of the things that really sold us on Barbara was how respectful she was of our budget. Flowers were not a top priority for us, and she understood that. She worked with us to optimize our budget and make sure that we could get what we needed and wanted for what we wanted to spend. In the end, we came in right on budget and we can honestly say the arrangements exceeded our expectations. We would recommend her to anyone!
We highly recommend Barabara of Growing Wild. She was even the florist for our blizzard wedding and the bride's flowers were still stunning. We are always thrilled when we know it's her work will be shooting. She is creative and amazing to work with!
Growing Wild time and time again comes in at budget and provides a gorgeous product. My clients are always thrilled with the bouquets and arrangements. Growing Wild is always on time at the beginning and end of the event. Responses via email are always timely, and appointments are easy to make. But ultimately it comes down to the floral design. The array of props is wide, and the quality of the floral is just stunning. You can't go wrong when you hire Growing Wild.
Barbara's flowers are always amazing and our clients really enjoy working with her. We look forward to any event that employs her floral decor.