Raw + Natural Floral Art by Ali Chakola
Wild Pollen Design is my creative outlet and I love playing with lush blooms and overgrown greenery. I am very much inspired by nature, color and the way flowers interact and compliment each other with their variations, textures and many inconsistencies. My designs aspire to incorporate the romance and raw movement of each individual bloom all while playing with unique and seasonal color palettes.
Every single flower has it's own story and my goal is to take these stories and design something that people can experience and explore through the layers of beauty. I truly love collaborating with a couple to create flowers that are not only unique to their event, but help to tell their story by taking inspiration from them, the season, and the surroundings of their event.
Wild Pollen is based in Maryland, but serves DC, VA and beyond!
Recommended by 100% of couples
Lauren · Married on 08/11/2018
My mother in law hired Ali to do the floral design for our rehearsal dinner and she was absolutely extraordinary!! My in laws live in Birmingham and despite the distance, Ali worked closely with my mother in law to create the perfect design and palette.
At first, my MIL wanted to do similar colors to what I was going to have on my wedding day but because Ali knew my color palette, she steered clear and created the most beautiful arrangements that still gave off an organic garden style feel and took creativity to another level incorporating unique ingredients such as pomegranates and hops! Let's just say she exceeded every expectation!! I really wish I had better photos to provide but my MIL hired a family member to take photos and she failed to take any of the event design and arrangements themselves. I'm a lover of detail so I was very sad about this. However, my wedding planner (knowing me so well) took some photos herself and sent them to me!
If you're looking for a floral designer who is extremely creative and easy to work with, Ali is your go-to girl! Even if you have no idea what you want... she'll help you come up with something you never thought was possible!
Dara · Married on 07/07/2018
Ali was awesome to work with! From our first meeting, I knew I was making the right choice. She is extremely creative and everything on our wedding day turned out better and more beautiful than I could ever imagine. She was extremely professional and really made me feel comfortable with our design choices. Leading up to the wedding day, she was very responsive as I would email her with questions here and there and was flexible if I needed to make changes to our original plan.
Halie · Married on 06/10/2018
Ali was so amazing to work with and the flowers on our big day were absolutely gorgeous! She went above and beyond from what we could have ever imagined and made our day SO beautiful. I highly recommend her for any of your floral needs :)