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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.

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

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.
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.
Rashi
1/20/18
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 did the best flower arrangement that I could not even imagine. Her work was beyond my imagination. Everything was so perfect. I have never seen anyone helping their customer so much. She has always worked with me on my budget. For some stuff she went out of her way just to help me n make my wedding the best.
Rachel
11/4/17
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Absolutely loved working with Barbara, she worked very hard on making the centerpieces, table scapes and our chuppah as beautiful as could be!! They were so romantic and perfect for our venue and the feeling of our wedding!
Julia
11/3/17
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Barbara’s florals for our wedding were absolutely spectacular. I described to her my vision and color scheme and she made it come to life and also added her own creativity (which I highly recommend her doing because she was right on the money with her designs!) Flowers remind me of my late mother so it was so important to me to have them at my wedding as a way to honor her. Barbara made that possible in such an exquisite way, I could not have asked for anything more. Also make sure to plan a trip to visit her farm in Delaplane! That was definitely one of the highlights of wedding planning.
Olivia
10/20/17
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 at what she does!! Not only is she talented, but she is kind, funny and easy to work with. She created the most beautiful flower arrangements for our wedding. I had the pleasure of visiting Barbara's farm with my mom to get a better idea of what our wedding flowers would look like and it was an experience we will never forget. She put my mind at ease and made the process so fun. She also worked with my budget and offered wonderful suggestions and ideas. On our wedding day, when I saw our flowers for the first time, my breathe was taken away. I knew they would be beautiful, but they were more amazing than anything I ever imagined. She took every picture I ever sent her or idea I ever shared and created exactly what I had envisioned and more. I saw her working hard the entire wedding from set up to clean up and I truly appreciate everything her and her team did for us. Thank you again for playing such a big role in our wedding and making it perfect. I highly recommend Growing Wild Florals to future brides!!
Sarah
9/23/17
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I had an absolutely amazing experience with Barbara at Growing Wild Floral Co. I had a rustic barn wedding, and was interested in having naturalistic, subtle floral arrangements and bouquets with lots of flowers from Barbara's farm. I gave some guidance on color (mostly colors I don't like), and otherwise pretty much let Barbara use her discretion to create something beautiful- and she did! The flowers were exactly what I wanted. Barbara was extremely helpful and professional and made the process easy for me, someone who doesn't know a lot about flowers. I was planning my wedding from out of town, so I only had a chance to meet with her once, and she was able to execute my vision perfectly. I would strongly recommend Growing Wild, particularly to anyone who would prefer to be more hands-off with your flowers!
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Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I love love loved our wedding flowers! Of all the wedding vendors we had to hire, I was most nervous about looking for a florist, because I don't know flowers at all plus I was afraid we would have to spend a ton of money for nice flowers. After meeting with Barbara, all of my worries vanished. Not only did Barbara spend over an hour walking me through different types of flowers to get a sense of what I liked and didn't like, she also committed to working within my budget without skimping on quality. In the end, she exceeded all of my expectations by putting together a beautiful set of centerpieces for the reception, gorgeous bouquets for my bridesmaids and me, fantastic boutonnieres for the guys, and an amazing piece for the ceremony gazebo. The flowers were such a big hit that some of our wedding guests were taking pictures of the flowers at the reception, and we were receiving compliments about them for weeks after the wedding. I highly recommend Growing Wild and working with Barbara, especially if you're willing to give her "flex" and let her use the beautiful flowers from her garden.
Katherine
8/26/17
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Booking Barbara and her team of florists was one of the smartest things I did, outside of marrying my husband, over my wedding weekend. I am so particular about flowers and color because I used to grow them, but when I would meet with area florists and I would share my color palette and say I wanted a budget friendly wedding with in season flowers, I never really got the response I was looking for. I met with 7 florists. I was at my wit's end until I got a tip to call Barbara. As soon as she heard my describe the dahlias I wanted (from a warehouse colors are VERY limited), she told me not only could she deliver, but why don't I come to her farm and pick out MY ACTUAL FLOWERS. So I get to support a local farmer, and get the flowers of my dreams? Done. The best thing about Barbara though, is that she can handle any personality and any kind of bride. So if you know nothing about flowers, hire Barabara, she can help you out. If you know a lot about flowers, and no one wants to deal with you (guilty...), hire Barbara she can help you out. My flowers took my breath away. It's a month later after the wedding, and the MEN in my family are still talking about how beautiful my flowers were. The men in my family... don't generally talk about flowers. Everybody loved them. And she was also the only vendor who offered to give me exactly what I wanted for the price point I asked for. Here's what I wrote the night of my wedding as a thank you - "The flowers so incredibly blew my mind that I'm not even sure I have the words to describe how pleased happy and excited I was throughout the entire night. I'm writing to tell you that Terri went above and beyond the call of duty today making everything perfect. The color of my flowers and of all the flowers at the wedding proved to be exactly what I wanted. You clearly listened to everything that I said and I cannot tell you just how grateful I am to have had the pleasure of working with you. Thank you for everything."
Elana
8/5/17
Categories: Flowers
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Barbara exceeded our expectations! I had talked with three florists, and Barbara was best able to deliver on my vision and stay within my budget, so we decided to work with her. We met for two hours and discussed color, flowers, styles, and texture choices, which was great because I really don't know anything about flowers. My bridal bouquet as well as the bridesmaids bouquets had perfectly coordinated colors and the textures were stunning and rich. When I saw our chuppah for the first time, I was stunned by how much she was able to do with our budget. It was everything I could have hoped for and more! We got so many comments from guests on how lush and gorgeous our chuppah was. It truly looked like something off a Pinterest board! haha. If you give Barbara flex, she can really stretch your budget by using flowers from her garden and recommending seasonal blooms. Another thing Barbara did which is rare for a vendor is talk me out of going vastly over budget. When I asked about something else, she would say "That's beautiful, but not necessary in my opinion, and I just want to remind you that you are a bit over our discussed budget already. I promise your florals will rock without that!" And they totally did. Sometimes brides need that reminder! haha. My only complaint is that I had asked her if she had a cloth chuppah topper she could use and she said she did, but there wasn't one on my chuppah day of. I only saw Barbara in the morning when she delivered the bouquets, so by the time I saw the chuppah, she had left. She said she didn't have it in her notes (though I know I mentioned it), so just make sure you address details like that if it's important to you. Otherwise, Barbara was a joy to work with and the florals were out of this world! I definitely recommend 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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