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Based out of her 65 acre flower farm located in Delaplane, Va, Barbara Von Elm, owner and founder of Growing Wild Floral Co, works  with a fabulous team of flower growers and floral designers.     Her team 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,  hydrangea and succulents, to name a few.  They are fresh-cut shortly before the wedding, so they will look their prettiest in your bouquets and arrangements.

Since its inception in 1996, the Growing Wild team has done over 1600 weddings  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 in her "rent an arrangement" program.

Check out our website. Even better, lets connect and chat about your flowers!

Photos of the Farm courtesy of: Laura Cotterman Photographer. Lead photo by Tara Leibeck Photography.

Elyse
7/21/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Barbara is the best! She made me feel comfortable and stress free in the floral process. She is so fun to work with and will make you smile for sure. The flowers were so beautiful and I love that they are all from her own farm. She was very thorough and nailed the look I had in mind. I would highly recommend her to anyone in the Maryland/ DC / Virginia area, you won't regret it!
Michelle
7/14/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Growing Wild was a lifesaver and a dream to work with. I had a small reception of only 40 people and no ceremony as we eloped and then had a reception after. Most florists didn't even want to talk to me since our reception was taking place in the summer. Barbara was kind, flexible and respectful of both me and my smaller budget. She gave fantastic ideas on how best to stretch my budget and the best thing was I still got exactly what I had envisioned. I could not have been happier!
Cynthia
6/23/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Barbara and her staff are amazing. My daughter was married at St. Regis and the flowers just blew our guests away! Barbara totally understood our vision and executed it perfectly! She made the process fun and she was so accommodating. You won't find a better value and a more talented florist anywhere in the DC area.
Maura
6/23/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Barbara at Growing Wild is amazing! She created the most beautiful flower arrangements for my wedding ceremony and reception and was great to work with throughout the whole planning process. My husband and I didn’t know much about flowers going in the wedding planning process and ended up meeting with Barbara based on a recommendation from a co-worker. She asked us for our budget and then we spent about an hour talking about colors and flower types. She never tried to upsell us on anything and was constantly looking ways to do more with a tighter budget. For example, my husband and I were very flexible on flower type for the arrangements so this allowed her to cut costs a lot because she could fill in the arrangements with different flowers that she was growing on her farm. Since we didn’t know much about flowers, Barbara made it super easy by going through a ton of pictures with us from both Pinterest and other weddings she has done and having us say whether we liked it or not. By the end of that first meeting, she helped us to decide on exactly what we wanted (even though we went into it just knowing that we wanted pretty and colorful flowers). On the day of the wedding all the flowers arrived on time and looked absolutely beautiful. We received so many comments from our guests on how beautiful all the arrangements were. Barbara was so thoughtful with every little detail – she even thought to provide extra vases so that the bridesmaids bouquets could be used as extra decoration at the reception. I would highly recommend working with Barbara! She made the whole process affordable, easy, and everything turned out even better than I had imagined!
Stacy
6/2/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
If you want beautiful flowers and a really laid back experience, go with Barbara. She's the best. She'll tell you exactly how much things cost, where you can save money, what's going to be in season, etc. If you're not an expert on flowers (like us), you can just give her your ideas and she'll turn it into something spectacular. No stress.
Jenevieve
5/19/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We loved working with Barbara of Growing Wild! During our initial meeting, she spent a lot of time with us, learning our preferences and vision for the wedding, and discussing with us her initial recommendations. We also appreciated that her pricing structure is very clear on her website, and Barbara is very frank about cost and the reasons for those costs. We gave Barbara a lot of leeway to create arrangements within our vision, and she did not disappoint. Even though Barbara cautioned me that my favorite flowers, lilacs, would probably be out of season at the time of our wedding, she surprised me with beautiful lilacs and gorgeous magenta and white peonies in my bouquet. The bouquets, centerpieces, and floral arch were full of color and beautifully arranged. Barbara is a master craftswoman, and we highly recommend her.
Melissa
5/6/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We would absolutely recommend Barbara. How cool is it that she has her own gardens to use flowers from? She took the vision that we had for florals and made it happen. Flexibility is key with her to maximize your budget, and if you give her that flexibility, you will not be disappointed!
Caitlyn
5/5/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Barbara is a dream to work with! Very responsive, great value. Most importantly GORGEOUS flowers. I wasn't even sure I knew what I wanted but after one meeting and two pintrest photos the flowers that showed up on the day of my wedding were exactly what I wanted! Book now!
Natasha
4/27/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I know NOTHING about flowers, seriously nothing. One meeting with Barbara and the vision I had in my head she made MORE beautiful then I could have ever imagined. She asked for some leeway to build me the best floral arrangements within my budget and I am so happy I gave it to her. She and her team supplied amazing centerpiece lanterns, and beautifully decorated arbor and a gorgeous garland for our farm tables. The on site team was quick and easy to work with. They did an amazing job!! I am so so very happy I went with Growing Wild they did not disappoint. Pick Barbara and her team you wont be sorry.
Kristin
4/21/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
We came to Barbara with a color scheme, some ideas for what kind of flowers we like and don’t like, and a broad sense of the style we wanted for our wedding, and felt 100% comfortable with letting her take care of all the details. And she did not disappoint. She exceeded our expectations while sticking to our budget – even making sure that we had a dramatic dream focal piece. Working with Barbara is a lot of fun, and there is never a doubt that she’ll produce an amazing vision for your special day.
Megan
2/18/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Barbara was recommended to us by a fellow District Winery Bride and she and her team were phenomenal. I’m so glad we went with her – she’s a no-nonsense, experienced, floral visionary who makes magic come true. I do not speak the language of flowers but after describing what I wanted via words, my pinterest board, and a few Power Point slides, she came back to me with a killer recommendation and asked that I “trust her” which I didn’t even really need to do. She takes your budget seriously and doesn’t bully you into thinking you need to spend more than you want to complete your vision (which I absolutely felt from other florists). Instead, she helps recommend alternative solutions and ways to make your vision come to life. Thank you Barbara for making my fun, funky, colorful winter/spring cusper wedding so beautiful!
Rino
1/21/18
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
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. Barbara is very different from other florists that I met with. She is kind, funny and easy to work with. Barbara also worked with my budget and offered great ideas. My bridal bouquet as well as the bridesmaids bouquets had perfectly coordinated colors and the textures were stunning and rich. On our wedding day, when I saw our flowers first time I was amazed by her work. I knew they would be beautiful, but they were more beautiful then anything i ever imagined. We got so many comments from guests on gorgeous our centerpieces and fire place flower arrangements was. Thank you so much for making our wedding perfect. I highly recommend Growing Wild and working with Barbara.
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Flowers
How would you describe the style of your floral designs?
Classic, Country, Modern, Romantic, Rustic, Vintage
Which of the following services do you provide?
Clean Up, Consultations, Delivery, Event Design, Samples, Set Up, Venue Visit
What types of arrangements do you provide?
Aisle Decor, Altar Decor, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Chuppah Decor, Corsages, Flower Petals, Non-Floral, Table Arrangements
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