About this Vendor

"Painting your vision in flowers..."

Vintage Floral Design is a couture floral atelier specializing in the celebration of marriage and other events through floral artistry.  We service Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland offering full service florals for any size event.


Price Range

$$$ – Moderate

Wedding Categories

Aisle Decorations, Centerpieces, Flower Girl Baskets, Pedestals, Plants, Vases, Chuppah, Wedding Arch, Wedding Decoration Delivery, Wedding Decoration Setup, Decorations + Accents, Flower Crowns, Hair Accessories, Accessories, Fashion, Bouquet Wraps, Bouquets, Boutonnieres, Corsages, Flower Alternatives, Flower Delivery + Setup, Flower Arrangements

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Contact Info

Virginia | Washington DC | Maryland (803) 600-5830

Reviewed on 9/05/2017 Sarah B

Don’t look anywhere else! Vintage Floral Design should be your first choice for all of your floral needs! I am so unbelievably happy with the work that Ella and her team did for our wedding on July 1st, 2017 at The W Hotel DC. By showing her just one picture, she knew exactly... Read More what to do with the entire room to capture the greenery look that has been popular this wedding season. The main focal point of our entire wedding was an arbor covered in beautiful flowers and greenery and Ella created it to perfection. From the romantic ceremony she portrayed with candles and fresh rose petals down the aisle, to the large blinged out floral top arrangements, the look of our ceremony to reception went seamlessly flawless. Vintage Floral Design also did an impeccable job my bridal bouquet that had everything a bride would want in it, luscious greens, beautiful flowers, and little hints of diamonds to add a little more sparkle to my perfect day. I can’t thank Ella enough for helping bring my vision of our wedding day to life. She is an absolute pleasure to work with and if you are lucky to have her be available on your wedding day….snatch her up! Thank you again from the bottom of my heart!

2017-09-07T11:55:54 Response from the vendor

Sarah! You and Louis were amazing...simply amazing in every sense of the word! I loved working with you and creating a 'magical' vision on your wedding day. You are beautiful inside and out lady! Thank you for the wonderful review and for allowing VFD to... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/31/2017 Caitlin I

Ella and the rest of her team at Vintage Floral Design are truly remarkable. Ella was so fabulous from the very first time my mom and I met with her to the very end of the night at our wedding and beyond! There are not enough things to say to express my level of gratitude and... Read More appreciation for the work that she does. I went into my planning meeting really wanting very little in floral and design for the wedding day - just some bouquets and boutonnieres would be perfect and a small arrangement for the tables. My mom, a former florist, knew I would change my mind very quickly and I did, both during and after the initial meeting. Ella was great in putting together a comprehensive plan with the mix-mox of ideas I had and with the input of my mom. Blue and coral flowers were what I wanted. Ella really turned all my visions and flourishing ideas into reality. I probably sent her and showed her a dozen pictures and changed my design idea a few times and she was gracious, kind, and accommodating every time. Even after having to switch things up in the ceremony due to rain, Ella was prepared and on top of what design elements needed to be changed since there was no soft ground to shove any stakes into. She also provide a unique bouquet, boutonniere, and corsages for each person we requested (mom, stepmom, officiant, moh, etc.). Ella was remarkable from start to finish and I am so happy to have worked with her. We were NOT disappointed and I can't stop hearing from everyone how beautiful the flowers were. My bouquet itself was a masterpiece and certainly got my shoulders popping (in a good way) in all my pictures. Thank you Ella for all of your help and recommendations!! Our day would have been very different without you!

2017-05-31T10:55:36 Response from the vendor

Caitlin!!! Thank you so VERY much for the wonderful review. I can't tell you how much I appreciate it. Your wedding at Airlie was absolutely amazing....I am still crushing on your flowers, the gardens, your dress, the bridesmaids dresses, even the boutonnieres! Everything was perfection... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 4/19/2017 Bridget F

I could not be happier with choosing Vintage Floral Design as the florist for our wedding. Throughout the entire process, Ella is a true pleasure to work with. She is extremely organized, detail oriented, creative, passionate and knowledgeable. She listened to my vision and... Read More created a final product that absolutely blew my expectations away-- all of the wedding professionals I was with the day of said that my bouquet was the most gorgeous bouquet they have ever seen! Beyond her talent and professionalism, Ella was also very calming and flexible (which was extremely helpful when we had a timing change for one of the drop offs the night before), and she truly makes you feel like you are the only one she is working with. Advice for brides: Meet with Ella, share your vision, be open and trust her--- You will not regret it! Thank you so much for putting so much care and love into our flowers, Ella!

2017-05-02T07:25:26 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Bridget! I loved working with you and what a beautiful wedding day and gorgeous bride you were...stunning! All the best to you! ~Ella

Reviewed on 1/21/2018 Alison B

Ella was able to bring my vision to life even with my limited knowledge of flowers & design. Her creativity & design were exactly what I needed. Excellent value, professional, flexible, high quality service and product, and responsive to requests. Beautiful work!

2018-01-22T13:38:38 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Alison! It was wonderful to work with you to create your vision for the big day. Your florals were so beautiful! I am also so glad that I was able to see you in your beautiful wedding gown...made my day! I... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 12/17/2017 Cathy S

Words cannot describe the joy Ella brought to my daughters wedding with her beautiful flowers. Her creativity is amazing as is her kindness. I strongly recommend Vintage Floral Design.

2017-12-18T07:39:12 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Cathy! Your daughter's wedding was by far one of my absolute favorites and you were a joy to work with as well! I wish you the very best and it was a pleasure to get to know you! ~Ella

Reviewed on 10/23/2017 Bre B

Ella is truly an artist! Sweet and caring, with an amazing eye for style and beauty, she provided us with the most beautiful bouquets/centerpieces/decor I have ever seen! She really brought my vision to life, and so much more. Not to mention kept us within our budget and was... Read More extremely flexible and easy to work with. It was an absolute blessing to have her be a part of the most special day of my life! Thank you so much Ella-I will miss working with you but will be referring many others your way:)

2017-10-24T06:33:15 Response from the vendor

Thank you Bre! Your wonderful review warms my heart! You were an absolute pleasure to work with as well and what a gorgeous bride! You are lovely inside and out. I wish you the very, very best as you begin this next chapter in this... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 10/13/2017 Amelia Lawrence W

As a planner I have had the privilege to work with Vintage Floral Design on several events. Their work is beyond amazing. Ella creates floral magic and goes above and beyond to ensure her florals are more than expected. We worked one wedding where a garland wall for the ceremony... Read More was requested; Ella did a fantastic job creating this. We worked a peach theme wedding together and the bouquets and centerpieces were whites, green, peach with even fresh peaches added to enhance the overall design. Ella can create anything imaginable; from a small intimate event to a large grand ballroom with lush towering arrangements. Tell her your floral dream and she is sure to create it. She is very sweet and responsive and puts her heart into everything she does. As a planner she's my go to florist! The best!

2017-10-15T06:38:55 Response from the vendor

Thank you Amy! It is a joy to work with you as well...to see our client's dream day come true. Thank you very much for the kind words. ~Ella

Reviewed on 8/04/2017

You will find many choices for floral vendors when you are planning your wedding. I wanted someone who would listen to my concepts, spend money where it would count the most and not be wasteful, create bold and elegant designs and leave a memorable impression on my guests.... Read More My guests are still talking about the walkways lined with glass cylinders filled with water and orchids, floating candles and romantic lighting....mountains of baby's breath across the fireplace where we said our vows, tumbling down the length of the fireplace, cascading on the floor surrounded by candles and crystals. And best of all, it was surprisingly affordable and Ella was kind and lovely to work with. My husband and I could not have been happier. Our event was so romantic and elegant. No hassles, on time, professional and gave us the 'wow' effect we were looking for.

2017-08-04T12:06:04 Response from the vendor

Margaret, thank you so much for this wonderful review! It was an absolute pleasure working with you to create your vision for the big day! I loved it when I brought the bouquets to you...to see how happy you were made my heart overflow. You... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/26/2017 Kim P

Ella was amazing. We had flower crowns and they smelled really nice. She worked with our budget to make the vision I had come alive. She was very responsive and was lovely to work with. We had directional signs, a welcome sign, and a mirror with our names behind the sweet heart... Read More table. The bouquets were fresh and full. They all looked great. She also threw in some complimentary votives, which was very nice of her. She was recommened by a friend who used her for her weddingand I'm glad I did too. Ella was wonderful to work with.

2017-06-26T13:48:49 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Kim! I am so happy that you loved your florals and especially your floral crown(s). You were a stunning bride and wore the flower crown beautifully. When leaving Glenview Manor at the end of the evening, I saw a few of... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/22/2017 Melissa L

In an effort to try to write a review that would be helpful to others, I keep brainstorming things that maybe I wished had been done differently ... I've got nothing. Zero. Let me elaborate. I was put in touch with Ella through my wedding planner, and from start to finish we... Read More had less than three months to plan a wedding. I brought a few photos of things I was thinking to our first meeting, and they were ambitious for the timeline I'd say. One of the items I fell in love with was a large branch installation for the ceremony in lieu of flowers. As I showed it to Ella, I stated that I absolutely loved it, but I knew we were tight on time and budget so "maybe something like this-esque? Sorta." And Ella stopped me right there, saying "Like this .. or actually this? ... Do you like this photo? Because if you like this, if this is it, we can DO this!" And that made all the difference! Ella doesn't set out to recreate something you sort of like, Ella sets out to bring to life exactly what you envision, is incredibly clear on the details throughout the process, works within your budget from the outset, and the results are stunning! Her instincts on what to use and her ideas made all the difference ... my uneducated vision was brought to life, but in a much fuller and realized way with her experience. You will not regret working with Ella of Vintage Floral Design!

2017-06-26T13:51:01 Response from the vendor

Melissa, thank you so very much for this amazing review. I love the details you provide potential clients looking for the perfect vendor fit. I loved creating for you and was astounded at Andrea's photography which captured your day perfectly. I wish you every happiness... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 6/14/2017 Kristen

How do I even begin to describe how wonderful Vintage Floral Design is? When I walked into my wedding reception, her design truly took my breath away and brought me to tears. It was beyond my wildest expectations and I couldn't believe that it was actually my wedding and not a... Read More magazine cover. Ella is extremely talented, and the love that she has for her work is so evident. The bridal bouquets, boutonnieres and corsages were absolutely stunning! We received so many compliments on them and the little details in them were above and beyond! Somehow, Ella was able to take the ideas that I had in my head but couldn't articulate and turn it into everything I could have ever wanted. Not only is she incredibly talented, but she is extremely personable and was a true pleasure to work with. I HIGHLY recommend VFD!

2017-10-15T06:35:03 Response from the vendor

Kristen, I loved every minute of the design and planning process to see your dream day come true! It was wonderful to the joy on your face...that's what it is all about :) May you and Joe have a beautiful journey together. It was an... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/28/2017 Lynn S

Ella was so very helpful. I had the ideas in my head for the centerpieces for our son and new daughters rehearsal dinner and Ella helped to bring it all together. I will definitely use Vintage Floral Design again.

2017-05-28T15:06:31 Response from the vendor

Thank you Lynn! It was fun brainstorming ideas with you. Loved to hear that your designs with the greenery used flowed nicely the next day for your son and daughter-in-law's wedding! Fantastic! ~Ella

Reviewed on 5/09/2017 Shabnam A

Vintage Floral provided the flowers for my sisters rehearsal dinner and wedding and it was absolutely stunning! Ella's prices were very reasonable and the wedding decorations would not have been the same without her flowers. The bridal party bouquets were absolutely stunning and... Read More received many compliments. The centerpieces that were provided by Vintage Floral Design were also gorgeous and went so well with the other decorations and floral arrangements that were used. Ella showed up early that day to set up and everything was done professionally and with care. Could not have asked for a better floral company which left the bride extremely pleased and thus made my job as Maid of Honor much easier!

2017-05-09T11:46:10 Response from the vendor

Thank you so very much Shabnam for the wonderful review! I loved every minute of creating your sister's floral vision. It was a beautiful event and I was honored to be a part of it. Thank you again, Ella

Reviewed on 5/04/2017 Rosaland S

Excellent in every way! Beautiful, elegant, quality flowers and wonderful arrangements that are absolutely gorgeous. If you are looking for a floral designer for any special occasion, look no further than Vintage Floral Design. Every flower, every arrangement, every size and... Read More design will take your breath away!

2017-05-05T15:00:20 Response from the vendor

Rosaland, thank you so much for your kind words. It was great to be a part of your son's rehearsal dinner and wedding day April 29th, 2017! Shivan and Mike had a gorgeous day filled with overflowing JOY! It was great to work with you!... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/04/2017 Nicole M

Vintage Floral Designs was more amazing than I could ever imagine. If I could rate higher than a 5, it would be off the scale. Ella was truly incredible. Our flowers were absolutely GORGEOUS and every time I look at our pictures and remember our special day, I would not have... Read More changed a single thing. My husband met with Ella for the initial meeting and he loved her right away. I could tell from our first e-mail that she would be perfect. She was responsive, detailed, professional, and offered her knowledge and ideas to put together the picture flowers and colors for our big day. Everything matched PERFECTLY. The moment I met Ella at our walk-through at the venue, she gave me a big hug, was so personable and kind, and it gave me even more reassurance and I knew she was the perfect florist. I have told everyone that I have spoken to that working with Ella was my most favorite part of our wedding planning. I never had a doubt in my mind that everything would be flawless with our flowers and decor because Ella gave me absolutely no reason to have any doubts at all. She made the day easier and it gave me no worries at all. I highly recommend Vintage Floral Designs and cannot say enough good things - truly amazing & beautiful!

2017-05-05T15:03:45 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Nicole! Your wedding was so special and you will always hold a very special place in my heart. AND I will always remember the 'groom' consultation! LOL! May you and Aaron have a beautiful life together filled with many blessings! All... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/04/2017

I can't explain how amazing Ella is. Not only is she kind, courteous and accommodating, but her work is simply breath-taking. We planned my wedding for over a year and I changed my vision several times, but she was so patient with me and so sweet the entire time. I decided to... Read More add a mirror sign with flowers around it a few weeks before the wedding and she painlessly included that for me. It turned out so beautiful and it was exactly what I wanted. Her crystal vases and candelabras were also stunning! I had seen her work online and on her social media pages so I knew she was going to do a great job. However, when I saw my arrangements on my wedding day and at my dinner rehearsal, I was in complete awe. I absolutely loved every single thing about my flowers-the centerpieces, the bouquets, the boutonnieres, the corsages, the flowers surrounding my ceremony arbor, the sweetheart table and gift table arrangement...the list goes on and on. My guests and bridal party complimented the flowers all night. They couldn't believe how beautiful everything looked. My bouquet received so many compliments because it was absolutely gorgeous. Ella literally made my vision come to life. The joke of the night was that my wedding was "a Pinterest wedding" that came to life. I am forever grateful that my wedding coordinator is good friends with Ella and introduced us. Her passion for flowers and her love for her work is noticeable. Her patience and kind heart also makes the experience so enjoyable. Wedding planning is stressful and Ella helped ease that stress. I would recommend her to any and everyone. Vintage Floral Design is worth every single penny. You will not be disappointed-Ella is simply the best! She goes beyond a 5-star rating and will ensure your wedding flowers are exactly how you picture them.

2017-05-05T11:10:32 Response from the vendor

Shivan thank you so VERY much for your wonderful review! You looked like a modern day princess on your beautiful wedding day and it was an absolute pleasure and joy working with you every step of the way! I was honored to be a part... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 5/03/2017 Diedre L

Ella is amazing, down to every detail. At our first meeting we were presented with sample ideas that fit our wedding perfectly, just after a few emails of discussion. She was very accommodating and made adjustments along the way as we needed. Most beautiful flower arrangements... Read More that I have ever seen! Can't say enough about her positive energy, support, and briliant ideas. Beyond all this, Ella take the extra effort to make your day perfect and devotes her time to your wedding.

2017-05-05T15:15:29 Response from the vendor

Diedre thank you so much for your kind words! I love thinking about your beautiful florals...so rich in color with the beautiful textures and fabulous succulents. Oh and the cork bouts! Still love thinking about those :) It was an honor and a pleasure working... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 4/14/2017 Brenda T

From the moment I spoke with Ella on the phone about our wedding, I knew she would be an amazing florist. She was truly excited about the fall wedding with the color scheme I choose. She even met me at the venue prior to the wedding so she would know exactly what I wanted. We... Read More wanted to have an outdoor wedding, but needed a back up plan to display the garland if the wedding needed to be indoors. Ella was very flexible leading up to the last minute when we had to have the wedding inside and use the gorgeous arch to had the garland that she brought as back up. I also had a last minute need for flowers for the cake, which she was happy to supply. Her prices were amazing for the quality of work she did. She always replied promptly to my emails and was truly a pleasure to work with.

2017-04-14T09:20:21 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Brenda! It was a pleasure to be a part of your special day. Thank you for the awesome review...so appreciated. Wish you all the best Mrs. Bellamy :) ~Ella

Reviewed on 4/14/2017 Flannery H

Ella was great to work with! She helped to bring my floral look to life even though I didn't have concrete idea of what I wanted and only had a few photos for inspiration. She also stayed within my budget the entire time we worked together and was an incredibly responsive... Read More partner to work with.

2017-04-14T09:23:33 Response from the vendor

Flannery, your wedding day will be one to remember! I loved the palette, the metals, the angles, and the texture...a designer's dream! You were a stunning bride and I am so happy to have been a part of 'painting your vision in flowers'. All the... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 4/13/2017 Jeff P

When my wife first found Vintage Floral Design on Wedding Wire she had a pretty good feeling. Then when we had our first meeting with Ella we had a great feeling about our decision. Ella was very friendly and down to earth. She was open and accommodating to any thoughts or ideas... Read More we had and offered her expertise advice as well. At this point my wife was even more excited about her cascading bouquet. When it came to our big day, everything that we saw in pictures or envisioned came to life more that we could have ever imagined! My wife's cascading bouquet looked picturesque. The tablescapes looked like they were out of a fairy-tale. All the flower decorations looked they were fresh and popping with color. Aside from my review, we had numerous guests compliment on how beautiful all the decorations were which speaks volumes for us making a great decision in choosing Vintage Floral as well as the quality of work Ella brings to any event she does. We could go on and on about how amazing Ella was, but I'm sure you'd like to read more reviews and also give you time to make an appointment with Ella as soon as you can! Promise, you won't be disappointed at all. Thank you again Ella for making our special day that much more special and making our fairy-tale vision come to life :)

2017-04-14T09:25:50 Response from the vendor

Marisa and Jeff, thank you for the rave review! It is most appreciated. I enjoyed creating Marisa's cascading bouquet and she looked breath taking in her gorgeous gown holding her beautiful florals. I still remember the glow of joy on her face! Unforgettable! I wish... Read Less Read More

Reviewed on 4/13/2017 Sibel S

Vintage Floral Brides is professional, creative and absolutely stunning artwork. The bouquets were so unique and beautiful but also classy! We had people on the streets telling us how beautiful the flowers were. Our guests also took a lot of the flowers around the venue (both... Read More ceremony and reception) home because they loved them so much. I could not have been happier working with Ella as she made the whole process so enjoyable. I know nothing about flowers or arrangements and Ella went the extra step to make sure I knew what each flower was and what it would look like as a final product. I highly recommend Ella and Vintage Floral Design, it really brought my wedding together.

2017-04-13T14:27:59 Response from the vendor

Thank you Sibel for the wonderful review! I think of you often and your gorgeous autumn wedding. The colors were so rich and full of texture. LOVE!!! I wish you the very best and thanks so much again for the kind words. ~Ella

Reviewed on 8/21/2016 Shauna T

Words are hard to express the expertise and professionalism displayed by Ella and her staff at Vintage Floral Designs. Not only were here floral arrangements absolutely beautiful, she was able plan and arrange all of the decorations to tie together the overall style and look of... Read More the reception. She takes the individual client’s colors and desires and brings them to life while instilling confidence during the planning process that your vision will be met. Ella went out of her way (literally driving far away) to incorporate many decorations and design elements that we provided ahead of time. That gave the feeling that the flowers were really a part of the whole day and not just dropped off and left before the reception. Ella is very personable and her passion for her work shines through in her personality and the service she provides. Vintage Floral far exceeded our expectations and we would gladly recommend them to anyone for any occasion.

2017-04-13T14:25:54 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much Shauna! Your day is one to be remembered and I love that we keep in touch! You were such a beautiful bride inside and out! All the best, Ella

Reviewed on 8/09/2016

Ella and here team created beautiful arrangements, bouquets, and corsages for my stepdaughter's wedding. My stepdaughter had a vision and Ella ran with it and exceeded her expectations. If you use Vintage Floral Design for your wedding, you will be so impressed!

2017-04-13T14:24:29 Response from the vendor

Thank you so much for the kind words! I loved the bride's vision and palette! It was so much fun! The word I think of if 'happy & bright' when I think of her wedding. :)

Meet The Owner

Ella O'Donnell

Vintage Floral Design was created by Ella O'Donnell, a southern girl who grew up on her family farm in South Carolina.  Her love for flowers and horticulture began at a young age when her sweet grandmother, Margaret, began teaching her. Her grandmother had a beautiful heirloom rose garden where they spent many warm summer days...to read the 'rest of the story' please visit us at www.vintagefloraldesign.com/about.