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.Sent on 09/27/2016
Yelena · Married on 05/04/2019
Wow! Stunning Wedding Flowers!
Barbara is a genius, if you give her an outline of what you’d like and let her have flexibility she delivers above and beyond what you can imagine! She was very attentive during our meetings and made cost saving suggestions, tried to give me an idea of what everything would look like and ultimately relied on what was available the week of the wedding. The flowers were just stunning, from the bouquets to the centerpieces! We had so many comments on the flowers :) Trust Barbara with your big day and you won’t be disappointed!Sent on 05/19/2019
Yoan · Married on 04/20/2019
We loved working with Barbara! She is so much fun and the result of the wedding was absolutely stunning. She was open and honest: once we gave her our budget, she told us what she could do, and did everything to stay within our budget. We were planning our wedding from abroad, and Barbara made things so easy. After one visit, she understood the look that what we wanted. When we saw what she was able to do on the day of the wedding, we were completely blown away. The arch, the bouquets, the boutonnieres, the flower arrangements--everything was better than we could have ever imagined. Plus, whenever possible, she uses beautiful flowers from her farm, which look great and cut down on costs. I think it's best to just let Barbara do her thing without trying to box her in too much, because the end result for us was truly incredible. She took our half-formed ideas and created something that we didn't even know we wanted.Sent on 05/18/2019
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.