Centerpieces, Plants, Vases, Decorations + Accents, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Flower Arrangements
Excellent. I turned over our wedding colors, photos of dresses, tuxedos, and what we were thinking for centerpieces and they took the design from there. It was great not having to worry and getting a surprise on our wedding day. All the arrangements turned out beautiful and smelled amazing. So happy with the results.
At first we weren't planning to do flowers for our wedding -- we weren't comfortable with the cost, financially and environmentally, involved in shipping fresh flowers all over the planet just to decorate our wedding day. But then we found LoCoFlo. Their floral designers were lovely and helped us design arrangements that fit our unique personality -- we got lots of compliments about how unique my bouquet was, and it fit our rustic, woodsy theme perfectly. We also liked that we could support local business instead of a chain, all the while doing what was best for our planet and our local farmers.
Local Color Flowers (Locoflo) gave us absolutely beautiful flower arrangements and bouquets for our wedding. We got so many comments on how beautiful and happy they were--I even took a centerpiece with me on our mini-moon because I couldn't bear to leave them behind. We loved the mission of locoflo and after hearing their story and meeting with them for an initial visit, we knew they were the florist for us. A few things came up in the time that we initially met with them which gave me some concern that our initial ideas wouldn't be possible-- our budget for flowers became significantly tighter about two months before the wedding causing us to make significant changes to our original contract and then our initial (wonderful) flower designer left the company-- but they were extremely responsive and flexible and nothing was lost in translation. They still came out more beautiful than I could have imagined or attempted to do myself. I am so happy that we chose locoflo, both for their mission and for their beautiful flowers. A&M
At first we weren’t sure about hiring a florist, or having flowers at all for our wedding, but we quickly realized that DIY alternatives wouldn’t work for us. We ended up finding Local Color Flowers through our caterer’s vendor recommendation page, and we are so thankful that we did! Ellen and Local Color Flowers are awesome; they created the most beautiful centerpieces, garlands, boutonnieres, corsages, and bridal bouquet for our wedding. We had a great initial phone consultation with Ellen, and knew that Local Color Flowers dedication to supporting local flower farmers and using more sustainable practices was a perfect fit for us. Since Local Color Flowers only uses flowers that are seasonal and locally grown, we didn’t actually know what kind of flowers would be a part of our wedding day. We created a Pinterest board to share some ideas regarding style and color-scheme, but other than that, we left it to Ellen and her team to decide which flowers and how best to arrange them. Not knowing exactly what the flowers would look like made for a wonderful surprise on our wedding day. Ellen really captured our “last day of winter” celebration and put together an incredible array of red, maroon, and white flowers in gold vases for the centerpieces, as well as the most stunning bridal bouquet to match my black wedding dress. In addition to the gorgeous flowers, we really appreciated that Ellen helped keep within our budget by suggesting ways to limit delivery costs, and was really flexible about scheduling. We loved working with Local Color Flowers and highly recommend working with them if you’re in the Baltimore/DC area!
As an environmentally-minded bride, I chose Local Color Flowers because of their commitment to sustainability-- all of their flowers are sourced locally and in season. Ellen and her team were very responsive throughout the process, finding ways to make my desires (a flower crown, centerpieces that were growing, particular color schemes) as beautiful as possible. They were also extremely flexible, adding tulle to my crown very last minute and taking calls from my Maid of Honor with questions up to the last second. I can't say enough nice things about how gorgeous the flowers were, day of. The bridal bouquet and party bouquets popped with color and texture. The crown was delicate and pretty, and the potted centerpieces were absolutely perfect. We brought ours home and are now using it on our dining table. Even my groom couldn't stop commenting on how pretty all the flowers were.
I could not have asked for a better florist. We consulted with many florists before deciding on Local Color Flowers. I loved the idea that all of their flowers were withing 100 miles. When we went in for our consultation, I was all over the place. I had looked on Pinterest and had a million ideas for what I wanted. I didn't know the color of my bridesmaid's dresses or what color the groomsmen would have as an accent. I went in with "unique wildflower." After fretting a little, miraculously, on the day of the wedding, the flowers arrived and they were PERFECT! Exactly what I had envisioned in my head but was not able to articulate. I couldn't have been more grateful. Budget was a concern with us as well and Local Color did everything in their power to meet our needs and make suggestions on how we could cut costs and get to where we needed to be for our bottom line. If you are considering a florist for whatever the event may be, look no further than Local Color Flower. Perfection all around.
LoCoFlo is the BEST!! I saw them in Baltimore Bride magazine and loved the concept of using locally grown flowers. We went in for a consultation and met with Irene and she helped us articulate our style and what we wanted, and then helped us with options to maximize our budget. What was the best about this florist for me might be a drawback for others--you don't get to pick out which flowers you want, you just tell them your colors, style, and the aesthetic you are going for. And they nailed it! Everything was beautiful. I was in love with my bouquet and the arrangements we got. Everything was beautiful and smelled wonderful. They are definitely a local business that I would recommend and plan to continue buying flowers from because I love what they do.
Lovely flowersReviewed on 11/08/2015 Leah G
Local Color Flowers in Baltimore did the flowers for our March wedding, and they were great. Local Colors uses locally grown flowers and other environmentally friendly measures such as not using nonbiodegradable and toxic flower foam such as Oasis. They have a good supply of container choices, which allows you to choose the ‘look’ you want. They did two huge vases of white flowering quince and pear branches for the ceremony. They did 14 lovely table arrangements in silver bowls for the dining tables and the bouquets, with tulips, parrot tulips, double daffodils, poppies, freesia, andromeda, boxwood, carnations, stock, ranunculus, snaps, callas, sweet William, iris...all sourced from farms within 100 miles of Baltimore in March. My extended family is in the floral business and they were very impressed - which is a great endorsement! Local Color was responsive and helpful throughout the process, and also very flexible about allowing us to return the vases we had rented. They were also very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend them!
Beautiful Arrangements!Reviewed on 10/06/2015 Stephanie S
The service and quality of their product was amazing. They were so easy to work with and I had complete confidence in them. They use all local flowers so they can't show you designs ahead of time but if you can let go and trust them you won't be disappointed. They captured exactly what we wanted thru our discussions and pinterest page.
Simply BeautifulReviewed on 9/24/2015 Katie R
We are from Baltimore and were married here. Using a company that has a business plan like Local Color Flowers does, made us so happy! They only use flowers from local growers, even some from inside the city. They initially met with us and walked us through the process, we were not thrilled about flowers. They always responded promptly and were very professional on the day of. Their office is a showcase of their hard work and we loved going there. On the day of the wedding, they showed up on time and did as much set up as they could before leaving. The flowers were fresh, vibrant and smelled amazing. We were so happy that we chose to use them for our wedding and will definitely use them in the future anytime that we need flowers.
Beautiful Flowers!Reviewed on 4/07/2015 Kelli S
I love the model of this florist-they only use locally grown, in season flowers. I shared my vision for what I wanted but didn't know the specifics because of how they collect their flowers. They delivered! The flowers were even more beautiful than I had hoped. Ellen was very flexible and patient as I changed my mind over and over regarding what I wanted them to do. I will never use another florist!
Beautiful Local FlowersReviewed on 11/16/2014 Megan C
I sat down with Carling and my now husband 8 months before our wedding and explained the vision in my head and showed a few pinterest pictures. In the description of the floral design, all it really said was "brightly colored flowers/mixed colors." To some, this might be a little scary...not knowing exactly what colors or flowers you're going to get on your big day. But for me, it was perfect. I just had to trust that the professionals would get it done right. I don't know anything about flowers, but Ellen sure does. Ellen, Carling, and the team at Local Color not only made my wedding day vision of flowers come true but they did it with locally sourced flowers. It's am amazing business with great people working there that are personable and professional and really know their stuff. If I was going to do it again, the only thing I would change is that I would buy more! The flowers were truly gorgeous. I received many compliments on my bouquet. Support this local business. Simply amazing :-)
Stunning FlowersReviewed on 7/06/2014 E H
Ellen, was so easy to work with, and this is coming from a bride who had no idea what she really wanted. I sat down with Ellen at her studio and answered majority of her questions with, “ I don’t know, whatever you think is best.” I am sure it was frustrating, but in the end I made the right choice. The flowers at my wedding were stunning fit my taste perfectly. I would recommend Ellen to any bride, and when in doubt, just tell her to do what she does best.
Wonderful!Reviewed on 6/23/2014 Jenn B
Local Color Flowers is everything I wanted in a florist. I had a pretty low-key idea of what I wanted for my wedding, and Ellen Frost took my general idea and ran with it. Even my last minute change 3 weeks before the wedding was no big deal, and no one had any issues working with the change. The staff put together a really gorgeous and sentimental bouquet for me with flowers as well as heirloom pieces of jewelry from my family. Everything was featured beautifully in the bouquet with no damage to any of the pieces. In addition, I had a special request for pussy willows in the bouquets, and this made for unique bouquets that everyone was raving about! I really loved working with Ellen and the rest of the staff. They are truly talented, have really great taste, and are all around good people. It was also wonderful to know that I was supporting local growers, and that all the flowers featured in our wedding were "born and raised" in MD. Local Color Flowers is truly a gem in Baltimore, and I hope I have many opportunities to work with them again. I found the prices to be extremely reasonable, especially after seeing the bouquets in my wedding and then asking friends what they had paid for theirs. A great value and great people! I'm happy to recommend them as excellent wedding vendors.
Lovely, local flowersReviewed on 10/30/2013 Carly B
For our wedding, after meeting with a few vendors, we ultimately decided that we wanted to go with more local flower selections. Our coordinator suggested Local Color Flowers to us, so we got in touch with them and set-up a conference call with Ellen. Note that LoCoFlo is in Baltimore, we live in DC and our wedding was in Virginia. Talking with Ellen, we got the sense that she would be able to provide us with what we thought we wanted - local flowers and loosely arranged (more informal/natural) looking centerpieces and bouquets. Even though our wedding was in the fall, we didn't want typical fall colors. She was able to provide us just that! Since they're local flowers, you don't know exactly what you're going to get (all dependent on season and weather). But, Ellen could confirm that she would do her best to get the colors that we wanted. If you're a bride/groom who wants very specific flowers (or roses), then LoCoFlo might not be for you. I would also check out their web presence. They have many wonderful photos of their flowers - and what's typically available throughout the seasons, so you can get a very good idea of the amazing work that they do. We really think we had the best flowers! They were so lovely and fit in perfectly with the look we had in mind - flowers you don't typically see in any stores I've been to. I have to admit, there were a few times in which we had to email Ellen a second time to get a reply (hence 4.5 out of 5), but she was responsive to several changes we made in the contract throughout the months before the wedding. Also, flowers for weddings are expensive. You can't really get around this. In the end, we really loved our flowers and enjoyed working with Ellen.
Simply gorgeousReviewed on 10/11/2013 Natalie C
Ellen and her crew created beautiful floral arrangements that matched my personality and the feel of our wedding. Bravi tutti!
Peonies!Reviewed on 6/03/2013 Abby Q
Ellen was amazing when she did the flowers for my wedding, now two days ago! She was super pleasant to work with, listened to what I wanted, and created absolutely gorgeous garden bouquets, with peonies and bright pops of colors. They were one of my favorite parts of the wedding, because they were exactly how I wanted them. She provided a gorgeous array of loose blooms for the table decorations as well, and everything was gorgeous and fresh and tasteful. Thank you Ellen!
Local Color is everything you could want in a florReviewed on 10/09/2012 Nessa H
Local Color Flowers does amazing work with gorgeous flowers. I was initially a little nervous as I tried to describe the natural but elegant look and feel that I was going for, along with inspiration photos. It can be nerve-wracking to just describe what you want, but not see examples or know exactly which locally grown flowers will look best the week of your wedding. But after meeting with Ellen Frost, my mind was completely at ease. Ellen totally understood the look I wanted, and executed it to perfection. The flowers were truly spectacular - everyone at the wedding commented on them, and people made off with the centerpieces and bouquets they were so beautiful. Local Color Flowers created a gorgeous, natural chuppah for our waterfront wedding that was the talk of the day (and even better than the inspiration photo). Ellen has a special gift where she really listens to what you want and then executes it flawlessly. She is truly a pleasure to work with. All that, plus the flowers are locally grown. I would use Local Color Flowers again and again and recommend them without reservation.
Beautiful FlowersReviewed on 8/29/2012 Amanda P
I loved working with Ellen from Local Color Flowers. She was very flexible and put together a beautiful bouquet for my bridesmaids and myself. I also love the concept of a green florist.
This brought tears to my eyesReviewed on 8/06/2012 Nancy P
Ellen Frost and her team at Local Color Flowers are simply amazing. Ellen understood the exact look and feel that we were looking for after one short meeting. She was flexible and accommodating and I knew from the beginning that I could trust her instinct and had a great vision for our venue. The highlight of our ceremony was a backdrop of a floral curtain made from strings of white hydrangeas hung against a brick wall. It was stunning, as were the table arrangements, garlands and pomander balls. Ellen transformed an Italian restaurant into a gorgeous wedding venue. I can't thank her enough for making my wedding day even more perfect :)
Beautiful Flowers!Reviewed on 6/20/2012 Lydia S
Ellen created beautiful flower arrangements and centerpieces for our wedding!!! She talked with us and really got to understand the feel for our rustic farm wedding. Thank you so much to Ellen and her team!
Beyond beautiful flowersReviewed on 11/09/2011 Meredith S
Local Color Flowers was the first florist I called about flowers for our wedding. Ellen was so wonderful and worked around her busy schedule to meet with me the next day. While we were discussing my ideas for the wedding, Ellen was able to pull all my ideas together to create a beautiful plan for our wedding. ALL of the flowers for our wedding were amazing! I could not believe how she pulled everything together and all the work that she did to create exactly what I wanted. I can't wait to use Local Color Flowers for future events and beautiful flowers for our home!
Green and gorgeous: LoCoFlo is the bestReviewed on 11/08/2011 Sarah H
Choosing Local Color Flowers as our florist was hands-down the best decision we made when it came to our wedding vendors. Having an eco-friendly wedding was important to us, and after seeing reviews and pictures online, we knew we had to go with Ellen, and we are so happy we did. From day one, Ellen was incredibly warm, professional, and attentive, which was especially important to me as a bride who was planning her wedding from out of state. During our first phone call and subsequent, in-person meeting a few months before the wedding itself, Ellen "got" everything we were looking for and was then very flexible just a few short weeks before the wedding when we decided to add a few more elements to our arrangements. As other reviewers have written, it is important to keep in mind that you have to be flexible if you choose LoCoFlo: the charm and excitement of going with locally-grown, in-season flowers is that you will be (pleasantly!) surprised by the exact flower types that you get on your wedding day: a good lesson in just letting things go! But honestly, Ellen and her team will craft arrangements for you that fit your overall vision, color ideas, etc. to a tee, even going out of their way to acquire interesting vessels, vases, pots, etc. to meet your desired look. Our arrangements came out beautifully and all of our guests really admired them. If you use LoCoFlo, you will get excellent, personalized service from a vendor who is not only passionate about the business and about flowers, but also about her farmers and the earth--what more could you want?
Beautifully and Locally Grown FlowersReviewed on 7/11/2011 Gillian P
I'm so glad that I found this florist online. They special thing is that they use flowers from farms in VA and MD. Ellen is very sweet and was able to talk with me on the phone, and then meet me in person to plan out the flowers. The thing about locally grown flowers is that one cannot be sure months in advance which flowers will be blooming and available. So it takes more trust and flexibility on the part of the bride. Ellen gave me a list of flowers that were typically available in the time, I told her some of my favorites. Mostly though, I told her the colors, shapes, and price I was looking for, and she made it happen. The flowers were so beautiful and so vibrant. I was very happy with the whole thing. I also felt that the price was more reasonable than other florists in the DC area. I definitely recommend Local Color Flowers as long as the bride understands that she cannot pick the exact arrangement ahead of time. Instead, you get a beautiful surprise. By the way, using locally grown flowers reduces transportation emissions and helps local businesses. Flower growers in the US are often held to more rigorous and ethical labor standards. After the wedding, our flowers were donated to a nearby assisted living center.
Just what I wantedReviewed on 10/26/2010 Janet S
I love Ellen and her flowers. She was easy to work with, and her flowers came out great. And I loved the fact that they were all locally grown!