3 featured reviews
Member Since: 12/16/2012
We wanted our event to feel bright, sunny, and festive -- like a true celebration. That's about the only guidance we gave Barbara, and we would have been foolish to have given her more, because she knows how to light up a room better than anyone. Her gorgeous flowers -- grown on her own farm -- made the room feel full of joy and life. The chuppah was stunning -- I've had about 40 people tell me that in the last 24 hours. And man, she works fast.
Barbara has extraordinary vision and great creativity. I imagine, if you have a view of what you want, she's perfect, and if you are like me -- or you just want to trust the expert (which I recommend) -- you will walk out and see arrangements that are absolutely perfect for the space, for the mood you want.... she's just awesome.
Finally, she's also a really cool person. You'll be glad you met her.
Member Since: 9/25/2012
When my daughter & I went to Barbara to plan the flowers for her wedding, all we knew is that we wanted fall colors and unusual flowers. Barbara showed my daughter pictures of flowers and my daughter commented whether or not she liked them. From that point, Barbara was only given guidelines as to tall centerpieces, aisle flowers, etc. We left her alone to create, and what she created took my breath away! It was more beautiful than anything I had pictured in my mind. My daughter thought they were perfection. All of the guests commented on how beautiful they were. Of all of my wedding vendors, I have to say that I was most pleased with the flowers and the cake. I would highly recommend Growing Wild Floral Company.
Member Since: 10/22/2012
Long and short:
-Barbara is the friendliest, most knowledgable, most helpful person I met throughout the whole wedding planning process. After meeting with her my mom and I both wanted her to just plan the whole wedding.
-The first thing she asks you is your budget. She promises to stay within it no matter what. (Her minimum is $1800, though).
-From someone who's budget was the minimum, she does not let price get in her way of giving you EXACTLY the flowers you dream of. I loved calla lilies and orchids. These were both very expensive flowers. My bouquet was nothing but calla lilies and orchids...(She did a bouquet for me, a toss bouquet, 5 bridesmaids bouquets, 6 corsages, 8 boutonnieres, 25 center pieces, 2 altar arrangements)
-she asks you to trust her to chose filler flowers so that you can stay in budget. TRUST HER. She really will only use the fillers she needs to (see above) and you won't even notice them.
When my flowers arrived the day of the wedding, I almost fainted. It was like she had read my mind for what I wanted. They were BEAUTIFUL!
Specializing in unique custom-floral designs for weddings and special events. With our "Rent an Arrangement" offering, you can have great-looking arrangements for your reception for considerably less than purchasing them outright (visit our website for more information on prices). Contact Barbara Von Elm to set up an appointment to visit and discuss your plans (there is no charge for this). Evening and weekend consultations are fine.
- Price Range: $$$
- Type: Wedding Day Flowers
awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings Hall Of Fame
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2012
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2010