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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Laura · Married on 09/14/2019
Trust Barbara - the results will be BEAUTIFUL
Barbara is the real deal. I was referred to her by two family members, and now we like to call her our family florist. Once she had done one wedding, we were all hooked!Sent on 09/26/2019
What is so special about Growing Wild Floral is that it is so true to it’s name – Barbara has her own farm and grows the flowers herself. This gives a very unique opportunity, which we took full advantage of. I knew from the beginning she was a professional and I should defer to her on making everything look beautiful. I trusted her completely, and I am SO glad I did! I spoke with her a few weeks before the wedding and we were going over colors and flowers and any final changes, and she knew which of her flowers were at their best. She is a true artist – and when she says if you trust her she will make it beautiful – trust her! I gave her colors I liked and access to my pinterest page, and let me tell you, she exceeded any and all expectations with her arrangements.
The other really wonderful thing about GWF is that you can rent the centerpieces – that way the cost can be reduced significantly and you can have absolutely beautiful options. We ended up going with half tall and half short – with big gold vases. They were STUNNING – truly out of a fairytale beautiful. This wouldn’t have been possible using other vendors.
Barbara is also just the sweetest person – she cares deeply about her work and her passion just explodes out of her when she’s talking about your wedding. Talking to her gave me a sense of ease and excitement, even as all the planning was getting stressful and we were down to the wire. I can’t recommend her highly enough. Hire her and trust her – you will not regret it and you will have an unforgettably beautiful wedding!
Daniel · Married on 09/01/2019
We loved visiting her farm - flowers looked great!
Barbara was great. We did an early interview with her many months before our ceremony to go over what we wanted. She gave us great advice. We then went to visit her beautiful farm in Virginia to see what flowers she would be using a few weeks before our wedding. Overall her flowers looked amazing and really made for a beautiful event. We highly recommend her services!Sent on 09/11/2019
Alexandra · Married on 08/25/2019
Best Florist in DC
Can't say enough about Barbara and her flowers. We didn't really know what to expect with the final product but we trusted in her and we're so glad we did. The flowers were beautiful and blew away my expectations. She listened to our vision and used the flowers from her garden to make it happen. She was also very reasonably priced because she grows so many of her own flowers. She is fun to work with and very passionate about what she does. You won't regret hiring her!!Sent on 09/01/2019
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.