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Local Color Flowers

Baltimore , MD
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LOCATION

3100 Brentwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD US 21218 (map)

PHONE

410-262-1494

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ABOUT US

Our Mission

Local Color Flowers is a Baltimore-based floral design business. We create personalized arrangements and bouquets from fresh, seasonal, and sustainable flowers... Read more
Our Mission

Local Color Flowers is a Baltimore-based floral design business. We create personalized arrangements and bouquets from fresh, seasonal, and sustainable flowers cultivated by local specialty growers. We are committed to responsible use of resources, supporting the local economy and promoting neighboring farms. We provide our clients an environmentally and socially conscience alternative when purchasing flowers.

Our Vision

Local Color Flowers seeks to create and support a sustainable community; where people choose local products and services; where flower farms and farm families are thriving; where there is a diverse, strong local economy; and where people are connected to the living world around them.

About the Founder

Ellen Frost

My first experience working within local agriculture was a weekend job working at a Maryland farm and at Baltimore farmer’s markets several years ago. I soon became a Baltimore Master Gardener and moved from a farm stand to the plant clinic table at the markets. I loved teaching people about flowers and how to grow them in the city.

Spending time with market customers, I saw the great demand for fresh, local produce and the overwhelming support of local farmers. I recognized another opportunity to connect local farmers with customers by providing the additional value of floral design services. When I read Amy Stewart’s book, Flower Confidential, I was inspired to combine everything I learned on the farm and at the markets with my entrepreneurial spirit and open Local Color Flowers. Read less
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Do you offer free or for charge consultations?
Free
Do you offer delivery, set up, and breakdown services?
Delivery, Setup

REVIEWS

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Chrissy
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Working with Ellen and Local Color Flowers was great! I LOVE the concept of their socially focused business and that all of the flowers are locally grown - and appreciated the added value and still reasonable costs. Ellen and her team were so easy to work with and created everything I asked for and more, just from brief explanations and a few sample photos. The bridal bouquets and decor bouquets were gorgeous, fresh, and exactly what I envisioned somehow without knowing exactly what I was envisioning. I am so pleased that I chose LoCoFlo as my wedding florist and love the way the flowers brightened photos from the ceremony, reception tables, and of the bridal party. Thank you so much!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Carling and Ellen were excellent to work with, and I love that their flowers are all sourced locally and their environmentally friendly practices. I thought their prices were competitive with other florists, and they were flexible to work with. Best of all, since only the freshest, locally available flowers are used, the final arrangements are a pleasant surprise on the day of the wedding. We specified colors and styles we liked, and they took care of the rest! I knew from seeing photos of their work that their arrangements would be beautiful, professional, and creative, and they did not disappoint.
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

thanks so much for the fabulous review!! it was great working with you!! i'm so glad you loved the flowers. thank you for choosing Local Color Flowers as your wedding florist!
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Katherine
Wedding:
5/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Absolutely loved the flower arrangements and working with Ellen at Local Color Flowers! For brides that want to choose all the details of arrangements this is not the best option. I was happy to be surprised by what was local and fresh on our wedding weekend, within the style and vision for our wedding of course. Everything went smoothly with delivery times and set-up. Highly recommend.
~Kate Chadwick
May 11th, 2014 London Town and Gardens
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Thanks Kate! it was a pleasure working with you! thanks so much for choosing Local Color Flowers as your wedding florist! You were a beautiful bride!!
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
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.
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Elizabeth! thank you so much for your kind words! we loved working with you! i'm so glad you liked everything and that the process worked well for you! congratulations again from everyone at Local Color Flowers!
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Our photographer, Brea, actually mentioned Ellen and Local Color Flowers during our meeting. From the first, I was intrigued with the concept of providing a color palette, a general style and a few flowers were nice-to-haves and let Ellen and her team come up with everything else. My husband and I are also big proponents of supporting local businesses and I was glad to know that all of the flowers are locally grown. Ellen was the first florist that I met with and I should have stopped with her. I really didn't need to shop around. Ellen was responsive, professional and knew her stuff. I think she probably changed the contract about three times for me because I changed my color combos and then kept forgetting people. She was quick to get back to me through it all. I loved being surprised with the bouquets and other flowers. When we got to the venue, the bouquets were in our ready room and we were all taken amazed at how beautiful and vibrant they were, and how much it all matched my original vision. Then seeing the centerpieces and other floral aspects throughout the venue really affirmed that I had made the right choice. I have some of the flowers dried and some pressed and the colors are still great. Ellen and Local Color Flowers nailed it.
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Thank you SO much Amanda for this amazing review! it was a joy to work with you! your colors palette and style were so much fun to work with. We especially loved working on your bouquet! Congratulations to you!
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Cathy
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
As soon as I heard of the concept of Local Color Flowers I did not look any further. I decided to support this company in their mission and I was not disappointed. I went through some pictures and told them of a few things that I liked and then I trusted everything to them. They delivered to the venue and decorated our cake when they arrived. Everything was beyond gorgeous and I highly recommend supporting this concept of locally grown flowers. The nicest touch was that they followed up with me afterwards to make sure I was happy with everything. So nice!
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much for the wonderful review Cathy! it was a joy to work with you!! Congratulations from everyone at Local Color Flowers!
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Sofia
Wedding:
3/29/2014
4.9/5.0
I loved the flowers that Ellen and her team created for my wedding. We didn't have a concrete theme or color scheme that we wanted followed, more an idea of how we wanted things to look and trusted Ellen to interpret that idea - everything turned out wonderfully. I would highly recommend local color flowers to anyone.
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

thanks Sophia! it was wonderful to work with you! congratulations again!
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Deborah
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Ellen and her team did a fantastic job of decorating the tables and creating urns for the ceremony and reception. The wedding was in early spring and after a freezing winter I was not sure what to expect but the greenery and early flowers were perfect. Would definitely hire again for other events.
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Mari
Wedding:
3/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I actually googled local florists in Baltimore and found "Local Color Flowers"!! Ellen was amazing ~ she was so helpful and explained how her store worked!! I fell in love immediately with her local farm concept. After reading about her, I learned she was a Vendor on WeddingWire too. Knowing WeddingWire personally, (NJ Bridal hair n makeup company) I felt I was truly in good hands. She delivered my daughters arrangement on time and the flower choices were just beautiful!! Thank you again Ellen for making Sarah so happy on her birthday!! We look forward to continuing doing business with you.
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

thank you so much for your order! We're so glad that were able to brighten Sarah's Birthday with locally grown flowers! Happy Spring!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ellen from Local Color Flowers was wonderful! She worked with us to fit our budget and came through with the most beautiful wedding flowers I have ever seen, no one would believe that we actually got a great deal that fit our limited budget. She was also extremely flexible as two of my bridesmaids had to drop out at the last minute. I would use them again in a heartbeat and highly recommend them as a superb wedding vendor.
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Katie
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Gorgeous flowers and wonderful people to work with!
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Molly
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
We cannot say enough great things about Ellen and the team at LoCoFlo. Based on very little information (and not even meeting me in person!), they somehow managed to fulfill our vision perfectly. W e loved the bouquet, centerpieces, and boutonnieres. Ellen was incredibly flexible and responsive throughout the whole process; we made several changes, including added in headpieces for the bride and flowergirl at the very last minute, and they made them beautifully. They even made two for me to choose from, one in white and one with fall colors. In addition to the high quality product, we were pleased to support LoCoFlo's local business model. We were also very pleased with the value. We hope other folks are able to become part of the magic of LoCoFlo just as we were!
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Molly
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot recommend Local Color Flowers enough. Ellen was able to take a few scattered thoughts and turn them into my exact vision. She was flexible, thoughtful, and wonderfully responsive the entire time. It was a pleasure to work with her!
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PopDaise
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
We were very happy with the beautiful flowers and creative arrangements made for our wedding by Local Color Flowers! Ellen was very organized and responsive to all of our questions! On the day of the wedding everything arrived timely and in beautiful condition. We were delighted with the autumn arrangement they prepared for us and we received many compliments on the flowers. We highly recommend Ellen and the team at Local Color Flowers!
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Carly
Wedding:
10/20/2013
4.8/5.0
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.
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/12/2013
4.7/5.0
Local Color Flowers is amazing! I loved the idea of using flowers grown locally that were not based off of a recipe arrangement. I know I'm always disappointed when I pick an arrangement from a pic, it never looks like what I expect. The Local Color Flowers route allows them to make the arrangements perfect with the selection that are available. The consultation in their new flower studio was spectacular. She sits you down and takes all of the details of the wedding in to know best how to design your flower needs. She even sent me home with some beautiful flowers at the end of the consultation. Additionally, she was great at figuring out how to cut costs at the appropriate places to fit your budget. The initial proposal was a little higher than I wanted, and she knew how to cut corners here and there to make it happen. The flowers were spectacular and smelled so great! At one point during the pictures I told one of my bridesmaids she smelled great, it turned out it was her bouquet. We received so many compliments! The only thing I'd like to pass on to future brides is that it may seem that the responsiveness is a little slow, but what I found in the long run is that they will get back to you in a timely manner necessary to have the details worked out, even if it seems like it is taking a long time to get back to you. I know that our weekend was a very busy weekend for her, but she was very prompt on the wedding day and everything worked out perfectly!
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Thanks for the great review Amanda! It was such a pleasure to work with you! I'm so, so glad Katie referred you to us! I saw some of Rachel's photos and they are just gorgeous! congratulations!!
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Meghan
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.9/5.0
I worked with Ellen from Local Color Flowers and she was absolutely AMAZING! I found her as my venue had an open house of vendors and her sample bouquets were so beautiful. When I met with her I really had no idea what I wanted even though I am obsessed with flowers. I knew I wanted something different - I like when flowers match the season and are not super traditional (my only request was no roses as I think they are overdone) and since local color flowers sources locally you really get that. And don't worry they work with a good amount of growers so they can find something similar to what you want. So I really gave Ellen little to no direction and my flowers and table settings were gorgeous. People are still talking about how beautiful they were. I now live in another state and I am sad I can't order from Local Color for all of my flower needs, but I know I will be recommending her to all my future engaged friends. And lastly, Local Color was actually a lower cost in comparison to other florists I contacted.
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Celia
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Having Local Color Flowers do the flowers for my wedding was a great decision. The flowers were not only beautiful, but the arrangements and bouquets smelled fantastic! My flower headpiece that was created for when I walked down the aisle in lieu of a veil was breathtaking. It was an easy and smooth process working with Local Color Flowers and I would recommend it to anyone.
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Celia...
What can i say? you were so joyful to work with! It was so much fun putting your flowers together for you-especially your head crown!
thank you for the great review and thank you for choosing Local Color Flowers!
ellen
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Kristen
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
We used Local Color Flowers for our wedding on October 5th 2013 at the Baltimore Museum of Art and couldn't be happier with our choice! Ellen was a PLEASURE to work with and delivered the most beautiful flowers i've ever seen! I received compliments on the bouquets and centerpieces all day long. I would HIGHLY recommend LoCoFlo to anyone and everyone!
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gail
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
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The flowers you provided for my daughter's wedding and reception were absolutely beautiful!! My daughter contracted with you, but I could not be more happy with what you were able to provide for her special day! Thank you sooo much! I would be more than happy to recommend your services to anyone. Awesome!
Gail
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Thank you Gail! it was a pleasure working with Rachel and Kay! I hope you all had a wonderful day!
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Natalie
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.6/5.0
Absolutely gorgeous, fragrant, and completely captured the feel of the day.
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Becca
Wedding:
9/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers made my wedding day dreams come true! Flowers were the first thing I envisioned when my husband and I got engaged, and she created even more beautiful arrangements than I could have ever imagined. Ellen was SO amazing to work with -- patient, flexible, and she was honestly just so excited about our day, which made it even more special. And not only were her flowers amazing and she was easy to work with, but it's so cool that they are all locally sourced and she and her team pick them out specifically for YOUR wedding day. She was a dream come true!!
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Alex
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Ellen was amazing and so easy to work with. She really listened to what look I was going for and then created something that was even better than I imagined. All night I was getting compliments on how beautiful our flower arrangements were. She has true talent and I would recommend her to anyone in search of a great florist.
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Thanks Alex! it was a pleasure to work with you and your mom and Aubrey to bring together your vision for th wedding! i've been enjoying all the gorgeous photos from the day! thank you so much for choosing local color flowers as your florist. We were so happy to be part of your special day!
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Sarah
Wedding:
7/6/2013
5.0/5.0
At our first meeting with Ellen, owner of Local Color Flowers, we KNEW we wanted her to do our wedding. Ellen is passionate about what she does and saw our vision for our wedding. She worked with me to show examples of her ideas and welcomed my own. She also went the extra mile and helped hang light strands all over the venue with my event coordinator to make the room even more beautiful. Local Color Flowers uses locally sourced flowers from farms within about 100 miles of the Baltimore area...so if you want something that is very specific and out of season, this company is probably not for you (which Ellen was very upfront about)- you just can't make an exotic tropical flower bloom in Maryland in December. HOWEVER if you want something unique and beautiful that simply flows with your color palette (and supports local business!), this is absolutely a wonderful choice. For me, not having to think about the flowers any more than stating "I would like some hot pinks" and "I want low centerpieces" --here are a few things I like, was such a blessing. I received more compliments on flowers than any other decor related item at the wedding. I can't say enough good things.
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Karin
Wedding:
6/20/2013
3.6/5.0
First, let me throw out a caveat... we planned our wedding in a pretty short amount of time, and I wanted to do some of my own arrangements, and each centerpiece was unique, which I suppose made me a bit of a "high maintenance" bride. I appreciated that the florist was willing to work with me to help me stay within my budget, and incorporate many of my own containers in the centerpieces. The first girl I met with (can't remember her name) was kind and friendly and helpful. My next meeting with the owner was a bit less personable and cheerful, but she was professional. Although they are very clear that they can not always guarantee specific types of flowers, because they use locally grown flowers (which was part of the reason I picked them in the first place!), it was a bit frustrating that even a week before the wedding they were unable to tell us exactly what types of flowers they would be using, but did tell us that out of a list of several favorite flowers I had requested, most of them would not be available. In the end, the flowers were ready on time, and for the most part, we were very pleased with the arrangements. Our only real complaint was that the corsages we got for the mothers had brown tips by the time the reception came around - and it was only a 75-80 degree day. not sure why that happened, and because we were so busy after the wedding, we never had time to make the complaint and ask for a refund, so I don't know how they would have handled that. I think the type of flower they used was just a bad choice.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.6/5.0
Local Color Flowers was the florist for my wedding this June. I was drawn to this company because they only work with local farmers and their flowers which are grown locally. I didn't have specific types of flowers that I wanted so this worked well for me because they aren't sure what will be blooming when it is time for the event. I gave Helen some ideas about the size, shape, and color of the bouquets and she did all the rest. She made the process so I easy I barely had to think about the flowers at all! The flowers they provided for the wedding were even more beautiful than I had imagined. Easy, beautiful, perfect!
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Abby
Wedding:
6/1/2013
4.8/5.0
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!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I picked this business because I read that they were open to working with smaller budgets and still providing beautiful flowers. It was incredibly easy to work with Ellen, we planned the order (bulk flowers for centerpieces, bouquet, and boutonniere) over the phone and via email. She worked from several pictures I sent and she was SPOT ON. The bulk flowers were beautiful with the "picked from the garden feel" we had talked about and the bouquet and boutonniere were PERFECT. I felt like Ellen's flowers matched my style exactly - even the unspoken details were just right. She was incredibly flexible (last minute date change!) and fun to work with. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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Claire
Wedding:
5/31/2013
5.0/5.0
Ellen and LoCoFlo are awesome! I didn't have a "vision" for flowers, exactly. I just knew I wanted to work with a florist who would make beautiful, distinctive arrangements and bouquets out of local, organic, in-season, and colorful flowers. You know how sometimes wedding flowers look too perfect, too manicured? I knew I didn't want that. In finding Ellen, I found more than I could have hoped for. Her business ethics are so admirable, her responsiveness so welcome and easy, and her work so very beautiful. From the table arrangements in old Baltimore Dairy mason jars to the unusual hair clip she made for me, Local Color did such gorgeous, thoughtful work with us. They even handled picking up our flowers at the end of our reception and donating them the next day to a local community group.

Plus, Ellen is just such a great person to get to know.

We can't thank LoCoFlo enough, and we recommend them unequivocally.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Oh my goodness!!!!! I don't know how Ellen did it, but she captured what my daughter envisioned for her wedding bouquets and centerpieces PERFECTLY!!!! The bouquets and floral arrangements were absolutely gorgeous!!! Multiple guests raved about how beautiful the flowers were and asked what florist Christa used. Thank you so much for making her special day (5/25/13) shine! Thank you for paying attention to detail and getting the look she wanted spot-on. I absolutely love to garden, am so enchanted with the beauty of flowers, and have never seen any more lovely than Ellen's. I would not hesitate to refer anyone to Local Color Flowers! I'm so glad my daugher found you!
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RachelJohnGetHitched
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I first saw Local Color Flowers at a wedding about a year before my own. I fell in love with the flower quality and design. Before I was even engaged, I knew I had to have LCF for my wedding: ) Ellen is friendly, easy- going, and a joy to work with. She listened to all my ideas and her designer brought my vision to life! Their mission and dedication to local, sustainable, and in-season arrangements makes you feel good about your purchase. Ellen was able to find flowers that were in season to match my sample ideas and my bouquet turned out even better than what I have envisioned...and it smelled amazing!!! Thank You Local Color Flowers!
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Kara
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Ellen and the team at Local Color Flowers are extraordinary! We had endless compliments on the beauty and creativity of our arrangements. My wife and I were just blown away by how beautiful our bouquets turned out! Ellen is a joy to work with. She is easy-going yet very thorough. Ellen had amazing ideas when my fellow bride and I were unsure of specific details. I would HIGHLY recommend using Local Color Flowers for your wedding day, or any day!
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melissa
Wedding:
3/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Ellen asked me a lot of questions about the look & feel I wanted for the wedding. She was open about costs and did not try to oversell was was needed for my venue. This company uses flowers from local growers only, so a bride needs to be open to not being able to choose the exact colors & flowers, but rather know was is available generally each season and be ok with the chance of not designing every detail. She was a pleasure to work with, and I'd highly recommend the company if you are interested in supporting small & or local business in particular.
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Anna
Wedding:
3/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend Ellen and the team at Local Color Flowers! I was looking for a local, sustainable option for wedding flowers that wouldn’t break the bank. Local Color Flowers went above and beyond my wildest expectations.

Ellen was talented, professional, and a joy to work with. Because I live out of state, we had our discussions over the phone. She was quick to respond to my phone calls, and did a great job of scheduling out the planning process. I enjoyed our conversations-- Ellen’s caring personality made the wedding planning process so much more pleasurable.

I had a vision for color and style, but I needed help making my ideas more concrete. Every step of the way, Ellen worked with me and answered my questions. Would the groomsmen’s gray suits match with the other colors I had chosen? How could I make my grandiose vision more affordable? Ellen did an amazing job of listening to me while also giving me the feedback I needed.

On the day of the wedding, Ellen showed up early with the most beautiful floral arrangements I could possibly imagine. I was floored. She set up everything without a hitch-- I didn’t need to worry about a thing. It made a big difference to be surrounded by so much beauty on my wedding day.

I couldn’t have been happier with Ellen’s work on my wedding flowers. She is an amazing artist and a consummate professional. I highly recommend Local Color Flowers!
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Andrea
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with Ellen and Local Color Flowers (LCF) for my wedding this past fall! Ellen is warm, genuine and professional, and I was so happy to be able to support a local small (but rapidly growing) business, not to mention all the local growers and farms that LCF works with in Maryland and neighboring states.

My husband and I had a very strict flower budget. Actually… we really had NO flower budget, not for bouquets or the reception or anything. We knew we wanted simple clusters of candles for our reception centerpieces, but for six months I tried to come up with an alternate solution for bouquets for myself and bridesmaids, to not avail. I ultimately decided that I really wasn’t going to be happy with anything other than real flowers, so two months before the wedding I reached out to my wedding-planner friend for florist suggestions.

I met with Ellen, showed her a few pictures I loved of hand-picked-from-the-garden style bouquets, described the feel of our wedding, the look of the bridesmaid dresses and tuxes, the wedding colors, and shared our tight budget. We signed a contract with LCF that week, which was such a huge relief, because I knew that with LCF it would be well worth every penny!

What we got were 6 beautiful, natural, eye-catching, unique and artistic seasonal bouquets… and to my surprise Ellen was even able to find some fluffy pussy willow branches (even though that is a Spring item) which I had requested for the bridal bouquet. All of the arrangements went perfectly with the look and style of our wedding, and I truly believe that our wedding photos are so beautiful in large part because of LCF’s hard work with our flowers.

Thank you so much to Ellen for being willing to work with us, last minute and with a very tight budget… you and your staff do amazing work and we are so, so glad that Baltimore has you!
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Megan
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier with our beautiful flowers from Local Color. Ellen and her team are amazingly talented. It was important to us that our flowers were locally sourced (who really needs flowers flown in from Holland?) Regardless of their origin, the arrangements were all stunning. We received so many compliments. My bouquet was a work of art-- so tastefully designed and incredibly personalized. Ellen even humored a last minute request to incorporate a bicycle cog into my husband's boutonniere, which looked really cool and meant a lot to both of us.

Thank you, LoCoFlo! You truly deserve your award as Baltimore's Best Florist!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/6/2012
4.8/5.0
Local Color Flowers exceeded my expectations! They use only local in-season flowers, and because of this you won't know exactly what your bouquets will look like until the day of, but I guarantee the surprise will be worth it! My flowers were so beautiful and they held up great all day and night. I highly recommend them!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was thrilled to work with Ellen and Local Color Flowers, and couldn't be happier with what they did for our wedding. The prices were very reasonable and the best prices we found, and the variety and quality of the flowers were exceptional.
Ellen was great to work with-- she set up a one-on-one phone consultation as soon as I was in touch with her, and asked helpful questions to draw out my preferences and the style I was looking for. She immediately understood that I was looking for a fresh just-picked-from the garden look, rather than more formal and traditional centerpieces and arrangements. She had great advice on ways to save costs (for example, I wanted to have the table centerpieces done as a small group of jars and bottles -- she was very flexible and was fine with me ordering the jars online (a great money-saver) and having them shipped directly to her house). She was able to fill in what I needed with her own small glass bottles from her collection at a totally reasonable price. She was also totally accommodating in allowing changes to my order up to a week in advance, as the number of tables changed, etc.

The arrangements she did for the wedding were amazing. And the crazy thing is, I did not even see Ellen on my wedding day. I was totally wrapped up in getting ready and doing photos, that I had to leave the flower set-up (not just the dinner tables, but we had arrangements of flowers in the foyer area, with the table cards, gift table, photo table etc) to Ellen and my wedding coordinator. They totally transformed the foyer with the beautiful, colorful flowers. I was so pleased and surprised at how well Ellen understood the look I was hoping for, based on just one or two brief conversations.

We got lots of complements on the flowers, and they turned out just beautifully in the photos. The flowers ended up being one of our favorite elements of the decor, and we were so happy to have gone with Ellen and Local Color Flowers.
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Hillary
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
We love Ellen's business model!! Every florist should be like her. My now mother-in-law, came across her website when we were looking for a florist in Baltimore who specialized in locally grown flowers for weddings.

Lucky we did, because Ellen rocks! She met with us early on and worked with us throughout the course of the year to get every last detail ironed out for our big day. The floral arrangements were beautiful and exactly what I had wanted. She even used my grandmother's handkerchief to wrap my bouquet and she helped the guys pin on their corsages:).

After the wedding, she coordinated the delivery of the flowers to Roland Park Place (a senior living facility in Baltimore). It was a donation on behalf of my grandparents who had resided there towards the end of their lives. The flowers hopefully lifted their spirits, as they received a second life. Talk about re-purposing!

Truly an amazing company to work with and knowing that your flowers for your wedding have a small carbon footprint is even better! She gets the flowers by visiting the farms herself and picks them out depending on your wedding. We would recommend Ellen to anyone and everyone who want beautiful flower arrangements at a very reasonable cost, locally grown, and something different.
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Nessa
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
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.
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K
Wedding:
9/28/2012
4.8/5.0
Our flowers were GORGEOUS and exceeded our expectations on the wedding day! Ellen made our wildflower/garden vision come to life! The bouquets and boutonnieres were just perfect and exactly what we asked for! Ellen was extremely flexible and worked with us through table size changes, recommended ways to cut down on the price but not quality, and was so sweet and responsive during the entire wedding planning process. I would definitely recommend Local Color Flowers to any of my friends getting married! They were fantastic!
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Sachini
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely LOVED working with Ellen and the Local Color Flowers team! Seriously one of my favorite wedding vendors! They did such an amazing job with our flowers. Not only did they create gorgeous bouquets and centerpieces, but they made our chuppah look AMAZING. They truly added an extra bit of magic to our day with their flowers. Ellen was so great about listening to our idea of what we wanted the day to look and feel like and created flowers that fit right in with our nature center wedding. She gave us great suggestions and the price was excellent. I only wish that I had more events to plan so I could work with them all the time!
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

thanks sachini! we loved working with you!! can wait to see more pictures of your beautiful wedding!
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Dave
Wedding:
9/15/2012
3.8/5.0
The flowers were beautiful. The initial consultation was really helpful and she had good ideas, but we did have a little difficulty communicating with them through email as we tried to lock down our order. All was delivered on time and as arranged.
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Roisin
Wedding:
8/24/2012
5.0/5.0
After reading the other reviews, I almost feel like this is becoming a cult! Ellen is a total superstar.

I live and work in Boston doing high-end catering management (like $30k minimum to walk in the door, for the food and drink only). I spend A LOT of time making sure people's weddings are flawless and executed exactly as they want them and better... but I can also see how cookie cutter they can be and how "on trend" the flowers can be (oh, look, hot pink hydrangeas, how 2010) and how eye-wateringly expensive they are.

Ellen is some kind of Flower Whisperer. I had a small order and minimal requests- just that they be colorful. I sent her pictures of everyone's dresses and voila! gorgeous flowers! On time and picture perfect (though we were not on time, or even at the hotel).

Plus, keep a secret here ladies, my best friend had been acting like a total witch (so much so, I had another friend step in to be my MOH) and when my friend finally pulled it together on the morning of the wedding, I called Ellen and asked for another bouquet. With 3 hours notice. Done, done and done.

The fresh flower industry is tough on agricultural workers, the planet (fuel to move them around the world, pesticide use etc) and can lend itself to everyone using the same thing. Ellen's business counteracts all of that in one go- beautiful, unique, thoughtful and aware.


I'm getting this woman a cape. She's a super hero.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.8/5.0
Ellen was great and easy to work with. She is creative and listens to what you want. She created beautiful boquets for my bridesmaids and myself. Her prices are reasonable and I love the idea of a green florist.
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stephy1771
Wedding:
8/4/2012
4.8/5.0
Ellen and her team are great. I wanted bright, summery, in-season and local flowers for my wedding and they got great stuff for me. I didn't even shop around since they seemed like such a great fit. She got my vision right away. We had lots of back-and-forth as I narrowed down what the tables and room setup would actually be like, since that would determine how the flowers would end up, but that was fine. The bouquets, boutonnieres, and corsages were fantastic and everyone got compliments on them.

The only drag was that they were already booked for a wedding in DC the same day, so they could not do the setup themselves, but our friends pitched in to pick them all up and did just fine putting them all out at the venue.

Well, the other drag is that fresh flowers are impermanent, so you have to enjoy them in the moment -- but that is just how it is!

For a fee they will come back and pick up all your flowers and donate them (in our case to a women's recovery center)!
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Thanks so mcuh Stephanie for the great review! it was really a pleasure working with you!
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Alison
Wedding:
8/4/2012
5.0/5.0
Ellen and Local Color Flowers did an INCREDIBLE job with our wedding flowers--they were absolutely beautiful! Ellen was kind, accommodating and great to work with. She met with us a couple of times before the big day and gave us great suggestions. I totally trusted her artistic vision, and believe me, I was happy that I did! Our flowers were gorgeous and got loads of compliments from our guests. I'd highly recommend Local Color Flowers to anyone!
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Megan
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Working with Ellen was terrific. She was so understanding of my picky bridal requests. I was most pleased that she could provide local and organic flowers for my wedding when no other florist could do that. She explained that the specific flowers would depend on what's blooming the week of the wedding, which was perfectly fine with me. And she called the week of to let me know of some pretty colors were unexpectedly abundant in blooming flowers to ask if I'd like them included. I appreciated that thought. When I arrived to the ceremony, the flowers had been dropped off and they looked so beautiful! I had requested one gardenia (not local or organic) for my (the bride's) bouquet which was going to have to be shipped in. This was to be in honor of my grandmother and Ellen kindly went out of her way to get a flower she wouldn't have normally used. All specifications were met, and the arrangements were very beautiful- and eco-friendly!!! Thank you, Ellen!
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

hi megan! thanks for taking the time to review us! We loved working with you. It's always nice to work with folks that feel strongly about buying local! I loved seeing all the photos from the wedding too. Beautiful!
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Chase
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I was very pleased with Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers. The flowers were top notch and she came through in every detail we reqeusted. Correspondence was easy and friendly. Highly recommend!
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

thanks chase! it was such a pleasure working with you! your colors and style were so much fun to work with. thanks again for choosing local color flowers!
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Alissa
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
Simply put, we loved everything about Local Color Flowers and could not have been happier about working with them. All our guests were blown away by how beautiful our arrangements were, including the botanists in the crowd! We got so many compliments, with many people posting photos on their own Facebook pages. The flowers were one of our favorite and most fun aspects of our outdoor wedding, and they were exactly what we wanted, from the flower varieties and quality to the arrangements to the vessels to the wedding party flowers (AMAZING bridal and bridesmaid bouquets, boutonnieres, and wrist corsages). We especially loved that all the flowers were sustainably grown by local farmers within 100 miles of our wedding -- that was a must for us. Ellen, the owner, was incredibly responsive and helpful throughout the entire process, and we took a lot of coaching to figure out just what we wanted. The women who delivered the day of our wedding were also a breath of fresh air. Finally, we found Ellen's rates incredibly affordable for delivering a beautiful product that is also socially responsible. I could not recommend Local Color Flowers more highly -- what a joy to have worked with them!
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Amy
Wedding:
6/16/2012
5.0/5.0
Beautiful flowers from a wonderful florist. I love that Ellen uses only local growers and what's in season. Great value, beautiful arrangements and exactly what I asked for.
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weddedbliss
Wedding:
6/10/2012
4.8/5.0
Ellen was great to work with and our flowers came out beautifully! We had no idea what blooms would be used until the week before, but Ellen captured exactly what we were looking for- simple and sophisticated. And she never made us feel our budget was too small.
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gina
Wedding:
6/9/2012
4.7/5.0
Ellen did a fantastic job on my June 2012 wedding in Maryland. My husband and I live out of town in NYC, so we spent a crazy amount of time driving down on the weekends to meet with local vendors. It was important that we locally source our food, flowers and whatever else we could..but without compromising our style. I was actually going to do the flowers myself because quite frankly I never trust anyone! I'm really happy that I finally found Ellen because she completely understood my vision from the beginning. We really wanted our outdoor ceremony and reception to feel organic, beautiful and lush. I sent many references and color ideas and we talked through what would be available in June. In the end, the flowers, colors and arrangements exceeded my expectations. Ellen's beautiful creations seamlessly tied our wedding together. Her dedication to her craft and sourcing locally is very inspiring. xxoo
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Joe
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
We had Ellen provide the flowers for our wedding, and we really loved what she did. We wanted a very natural feel, and she only uses local, seasonal flowers, which was perfect. She did bouquets, corsages, and boutonnieres for us, and they all were terrific. If you're looking for the specific blue or pink or yellow flowers to match your wedding colors, she may not be for you, because those colors may just not exist in the natural world, but if you're having a "green" wedding and want something that looks naturally beautiful, she's fantastic.
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Lydia
Wedding:
5/25/2012
4.6/5.0
Beautiful flowers, centerpieces, etc! We loved our flowers and all of the little details that were put into making them look rustic to fit our theme. I regret having the flowers picked up the day before because my bouquet was going limp before the ceremony as were some flowers but this is not the florist's fault. Gorgeous!
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Caroline
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
Ellen and Local Color were absolutely amazing! I'm not super knowledgable about different varietals of flowers and what not so I was a little worried about being able to articulate what I was picturing for my wedding.

After one meeting with Ellen I knew I was in awesome and capable hands. She was totally got what the look and vibe I was going for and she went above and beyond to help ensure that we were able to stay within budget.

The flowers were beautiful and I would absolutely recommend Local Color Flowers to anyone and everyone!!!
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Thanks Caroline! It was truly a pleasure working with you!
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
If you want specific flowers (regardless of season) and traditional flower arrangements for your wedding, Local Color Flowers isn't for you. If you, like me, want local, organically grown flowers with beautiful surprises, then Local Color Flowers is an amazing vendor!

I met with Ellen over coffee for an initial consultation. I wouldn't call myself a bride with too much floral know-how, but Ellen made me feel comfortable and offered suggestions based on our color scheme and the time of year the wedding took place.

She also worked well with my mother-in-law, who was arranging the centerpieces for the reception. Ellen used her budget and ideas to come up with a great package of flowers that looked wonderful at the reception.

While I don't have much floral know how, I am definitely into social media. Ellen gave great "sneak peeks" on Facebook leading up to the wedding with different flowers she was selecting just for our wedding. This definitely made me feel like the wedding wasn't just another event, but an event she was invested in making a success. She was also great in keeping us in the loop about the delivery and availability of the flowers.

When wedding day came, I was thrilled with all the beautiful blooms at our ceremony and reception. This is partly because of my trust in Ellen and partly in my belief in Local Color Flowers' mission to highlight the wonderful floral choices our region has to offer.
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

Thanks so much Sarah!
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jwednesday7
Wedding:
5/5/2012
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how absolutely perfect my experience with LoCoFlo was. When I first met with Ellen several months before the wedding I knew that she was a perfect fit and understood my casual farm vision to a T. When I decided that I wanted to DIY our wedding flowers, she was all for it! We wound up making our own bouquets and mason jar centerpieces. Ellen delivered several buckets of beautiful fresh cut flowers the day before the wedding as well as the corsages, which she made. Everything was so beautiful. And the bonus is that ALL of the flowers/greenery is locally sourced!
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Molly
Wedding:
11/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers are amazing!!! From the moment I met Ellen I knew she understood my vision and was going to execute gorgeous centerpieces and arrangements for the big day. She was attentive and answered any questions I had. Not only is the service amazing, but the local flowers were incredible. At first I did get nervous not knowing exactly what my flowers would be until the day of, but seeing Ellen's work I had confidence it would be perfect. She did exactly that and we could not have been happier. Everyone is still commenting on how unique and gorgeous our flowers were. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!
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laurendc
Wedding:
10/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Ellen is amazingly talented and turned my vision into a reality. We loved everything she did for us and recieved so many compliments on how beautiful all of the flowers were......best part; everything was local and seasonal!
If you're planning a wedding a looking for a creative, talented, fun to work with florist....call Ellen!
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Leah
Wedding:
9/25/2011
4.9/5.0
Ellen of Local Color Flowers was so great to work with! I don't know a lot about flowers and didn't really know what I was looking for going into the wedding process. I had found a bouquet on her website that I liked but not all of the flowers in it were fall flowers. So when we met we talked about what else would work in that same theme. I felt like she really got what I was looking for in my bouquets. And I was right! The bouquets were perfect! I also really liked that all the flowers were locally grown and I could support the local economy while not paying more for my flowers than at another vendor.

I could not be happier with how the flower looked! Plus it was a real joy to work with Ellen!
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balto love birds
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I was initially going to go with bulk flowers from Costco thinking it would be more budget friendly than finding a florist. However, when I found Local Color Flowers, I changed my mind. Not only were they just as budget friendly, but we were able to have a personal consultation and get just what we wanted. Ellen carefully listened to what we requested and totally delivered. She was able to adjust our order several times with no problem, and the end result was gorgeous flowers and a beautiful atmosphere. I enjoyed the flowers all the more knowing they came from a local business and from local farms! I highly recommend Ellen and Local Color Flowers.
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Shauna
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.9/5.0
I knew from the beginning I wanted Local Color to be our flower vendor. I can't really call Ellen a florist, because she is so much more than that. Her dedication to locally grown flowers and plants is amazing. She was able to easily work with our budget, and even add some things on at the very end.

The ceremony flowers and bouquets were beautiful, more than I was expecting. I also chose to have potted plants as centerpieces and those turned out great as well. I was really impressed with the loose flowers they placed on our cake as well. Everything added just those little pops of color, and was the perfect accompaniment to our venue and style.
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Sandi
Wedding:
8/13/2011
5.0/5.0
Ellen was very easy to work with and quick to respond to my changes. She did a wonderful job with the flowers and I loved the "curtain" she created for us.
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kittykatkatie
Wedding:
6/18/2011
5.0/5.0
"As good as it gets" hells yes! Ellen's philosophy of buying flowers 100% locally would have already won her three stars from me. Those last two stars she had to work for, and I'm thrilled to note that she earned those stars through and through! She is reasonable, personable, flexible and creative. For my wedding, she understood budgetary constraints and was just happy to help promote local flowers even though it didn't mean a huge sale from me. She provided a list of flowers that are generally in season during the time of my event, so I got a chance to not only visualize what may (and may not) be possible, but I also got to learn about which flowers are locally in bloom! I loved this. I also loved all of the previous work she had pictured on her blog so much, I pretty much gave her free reign to create things as she saw fit. She didn't disappoint - I absolutely loved the bouquet and other extras I ordered! And, because I was looking to keep costs down, I offered to pick up my flowers from her rather than have them delivered. Ellen was incredibly accommodating to this.

Bonus points - the bridal bouquet just happened to dry out several days later in such a way that it still retains its beauty and is a decoration in itself. It's like a two-for-one :)
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Christine
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Ellen may have been my favorite vendor to work with for my wedding. Not only is she an amazing person who is so fun to work with, but her flowers are gorgeous and she is great at what she does. I was in love with every one of my bouquets and centerpieces and got so many compliments on them. It was then great to boast that all of the flowers were locally sourced, which was something that was important to me. Ellen has a passion for locally grown flowers and it shows! She is hands down the best florist in Maryland and I recommend her to everyone I know!
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Gsp255
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
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.
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Lauren
Wedding:
5/28/2011
5.0/5.0
The flowers were PERFECT. It was such a pleasure to work with Local Color Flowers as our florist.
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Kristin
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Our wedding flowers were just perfect! I loved my bridal bouquet and it was just what I envisioned. I can't say enough good things about Ellen. Not only are local flowers better for the environment, they cost less than other quotes we received. We are a lesbian couple, and this company is gay friendly.
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Lisa
Wedding:
5/21/2011
5.0/5.0
Ellen did a superb job with the flowers at my wedding! I could not have been happier! I got so many complements on my flowers. She took a few of my ideas and pulled everything together. She is so talented!
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McFelix
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
I met with Local Color Flowers on the recommendation of a friend. My now husband and I only ended up meeting with one florist, because after we met with Ellen we knew there was no need to consider anyone else. She took the time to interpret the look I was going for (I say interpret because I did not have a clear cut vision for wedding flowers) and the end result was perfect. After we booked Local Color Flowers, I sent a number of photos of arrangements that I liked and said that I wanted different colors of pink, nothing very fussy, and that I preferred a clean, modern look.

I didn't end up having final information for LocoFlo regarding tables until a few days before the wedding (we had a number of different size tables due to space constraints) and she never made me feel like I was being a pain or rushed me into getting her the information that in all honesty, she did need to have sooner rather than later.

The end result was beautiful! I also liked knowing that the flowers were supporting local farmers. I highly recommend using Local Color Flowers!
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Heather
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Ellen and Local Color Flowers exceeded our expectations on every level. While planning our wedding, I was committed to organizing an event that was environmentally friendly, socially conscious and supportive of small businesses and local farms. Seems impossible in the wedding industry, right? Think that this will cost a fortune? Not with Local Color Flowers!

Ellen and her team are true to their mission and extremely talented. Two days before my wedding, I was thrilled to learn that Ellen was at the White House Farmer’s market hand-picking flowers and working with local farmers for her weekend events. I was so excited to know both where my flowers were coming from and that Ellen, with her creative and skillful eye, was selecting the flowers for our wedding. Our favorite flowers were included in the arrangements from lilly of the valley to white hydrangeas and pink peonies. From color to style, Local Color Flowers helped us achieve a really special wedding with beautiful flowers (that we are still enjoying days after our wedding!).

Planning a wedding is a full-time job-even if you’re not having a lavish event. Ellen was patient, encouraging and flexible with me as I realized that: a) I’m insane to think that I can hunt for antique glassware 3 weeks before my wedding b) Our guest list is growing and we need more centerpieces. Ellen met with me to discuss renting glassware (she has a huge selection) from Local Color at a very reasonable price and never blinked an eye when I requested an additional centerpiece or arrangement. It’s important to note that I also called her less than 2 months before our wedding and she said yes!

I cannot recommend Local Color Flowers enough. In an industry that has the potential to be highly impersonal and static, Ellen is a breath of fresh air. She’s genuine, passionate about her work, cares about her clients, highly talented and on a noble mission.
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katie
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
We found Ellen through a mutual friend - and what a lucky find! I gave Ellen a general idea of what we were looking for and a list of flowers I didn't want included - and that was it - she showed up with fresh and beautiful flowers that I just adored. Ellen was very easy to work with and very accommodating. I loved choosing a small business that supports local farmers and most importantly, i loved the product! I would recommend Local Colors Flowers to anyone looking for something better than the usual!
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Alyssa
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
One word - amazing! Flowers and decor were not really at the top of our priorities so the budget was a little lower than maybe most. We looked at several different florists (recommended by our planner) for our wedding at the Evergreen and most really went over our budget. But Ellen at Local Color Flowers was right on target!

I spoke to Ellen on the phone initially and then met in person once, but in that brief time she really got us and our vision for the wedding. We wanted a clean, crisp palate of white, with pops of yellow and green; and arrangements that looked like they were just picked from the garden. We wanted centerpieces made of different types of glass jars/vases with pieces of wood to add some rusticity. Some of the other florists we looked at were too formal for us, as we wanted a more natural look and nothing too composed. So, LoCoFlo was a perfect fit for us.

I was a bit nervous going with a florist that worked with local growers since the availability of flowers was really up in the air, but I am so happy we did! And I was so happy to support the local farms/growers. The bouquets, centerpieces, chuppah, etc. were SO beautiful - better than I could have imagined. And even though we didn't know what specific flowers would be incorporated, Ellen stayed true to our aesthetic and made fantastic arrangements. She also made these beautiful garlands as part of our Thai water pouring ceremony (along with other plants and flowers for this part of the ceremony), and I think it was her first experience with the Thai ceremony.

Besides everything looking beautiful, Ellen and her team went above and beyond on our wedding day. With rain in the forecast (and having poured the day before), our wedding was going to be indoors instead of outdoors on the garden. But the hubby was very insistent on it being outside since it looked like it was going to be sunny in the afternoon/evening. Ellen and her team worked hard to move everything from inside to outside at the very last minute. So we really applaud their level of service and professionalism.

You can check out LoCoFlo's beautiful work on our wedding here (http://www.stylemepretty.com/2011/06/15/baltimore-wedding-by-jubilee-photography), as it was featured on Style Me Pretty.

Work with LoCoFlo and support the local growers...you will not be disappointed!
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anneandmicah
Wedding:
11/13/2010
5.0/5.0
We were so lucky to find Ellen for our wedding flowers. She was a joy to work with - creative, fun, and flexible. The flowers were gorgeous and really captured the color and spirit that we had talked about. And bonus, she was able to work within our given budget. We also really appreciated her help in supplying flowers for a pre-wedding brunch. And Ellen managed to find the vast majority of the flowers in the local area...even in November! Amazing.
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KellieandJay
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
Ellen was wonderful to work with in planning our floral arrangements for the reception and Church. My husband and I are do-it-yourselfers, and Ellen helped us realize our dream of using local and seasonable flowers and plants for our Autumn wedding. We loved being able to pick up the flowers in bulk and arrange them to our liking. We were so pleased with the rustic and natural look of our arrangements!
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Renee
Wedding:
10/23/2010
5.0/5.0
I had been to other events where LoCoFlo provided the floral arrangements and met Ellen. She was so wonderful and listened to everything I wanted/didn't want, which was honestly pretty limited. I wanted certain colors, but that was about it. I never had a consultation and never saw the flowers before wedding day.

When my maid of honor brought my bouquet to me, I almost cried. The flowers were so beautiful! They even had a few extras for the girls to wear in their hair. I highly recommend Ellen and her team!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Hands down one of the best vendors we dealt with for our wedding! Ellen was amazing from the start, she was able to meet us in the evening and close to our home instead of making us come to her! We provided her with inspiration photos as well as a color swatch and she took care of the rest. The bouquets and bouts were perfect and far exceeded our expectations!
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Janet
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.7/5.0
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!
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Kate
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I was so happy when I found a florist who used locally grown and native flowers, so much so that Ellen was the first and last florist I met with. In the end, I was extremely satisfied with my final flowers and know that no one else could have carried out my vision as Ellen did. Not only were the flowers simply beautiful (imagine my guests happiness when they were informed that they could take the centerpieces home. We have 3 pieces on each table, and only had 5 to take home at the end of the night!), but Ellen had a warmth that you can't find just anywhere. You couldn't help but trust that you would end up with a great product.
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Karen
Wedding:
8/28/2010
5.0/5.0
Love Love Love Ellen and her flowers! I met with Ellen in January and couldn’t wait until August to see my flowers. I chose oranges, yellows, whites, and greens. I thought the selection that Ellen had was original and beautiful and her ideas unique.
The weather on my wedding day was warm but my flowers held up well.
Ellen was wonderful to work with. She was professional, responded to any issue or questions that I had immediately, and felt like a part of the wedding party! I absolutely loved that all of my flowers were local and that I could support local business.
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K
Wedding:
8/20/2010
4.7/5.0
I found out about Ellen at Local Color Flowers while looking for florists who used locally grown flowers. I wasn't too fussy about the way the flowers looked, I just knew that I didn't need them flown in from Timbuktu. You know you've met a professional when you can say, 'I like this this and this' and they pull together something fantastic . . . and that's exactly what Ellen did.

We donated the flowers to the University of Maryland Medical Center after the wedding, and Ellen also took care of the logistics for that. It was fantastic to not have to deal with it all at the end of the night!

She didn't always respond right away, especially once wedding season got started and she had a lot of weddings to do. But all in all, a very positive experience, and I'd trust her a thousand times over to deliver beautiful arrangements.
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Josh
Wedding:
8/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how wonderful it was to work with Ellen at Local Color Flowers. She is friendly, passionate about what she does, and really seems to care about her clients. She is so knowledgeable about all of the different types of flowers available each season and comes up with so many unique and different options. When we met with her the first time, she pulled up a list of over twenty different flowers that we could use to add interest depth to the flower arrangements.

We loved her creativity. She showed us a diverse range of things that she had done in the past to personalize the flowers for each couple. We wanted something textured and fun for the bouquets, and she created the perfect combination of flowers and herbs. If you are looking for something beyond the traditional orchids and roses, she is definitely someone to turn to.

One of the reasons that we turned to Local Color – beyond Ellen’s funky and fun style – was her focus on local flowers. We love that she sources all of her flowers from Maryland and Virginia growers and had personal relationships with each of the farmers. We wanted to make our whole wedding greener and buy locally as much as possible, and Ellen understood that vision perfectly. We had mentioned buying local flowers to other vendors and they either didn’t understand what we meant or said that it would be too hard. Local Color Flowers shows that it is not only doable but beautiful to buy local.

Ellen is a pleasure to work with, very flexible, and was cheaper than many other florists that we looked at. We now read her blog and follow her on twitter. How frequently can say that about a vendor? It really feels like we developed a relationship having worked with Local Color. We would highly recommend Local Color to anyone looking to have beautiful, unique, and environmentally friendly flowers at their event.
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anniejoshdc
Wedding:
8/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Words cannot express how wonderful it was to work with Ellen at Local Color Flowers. She is friendly, passionate about what she does, and really seems to care about her clients. She is so knowledgeable about all of the different types of flowers available each season and comes up with so many unique and different options. When we met with her the first time, she pulled up a list of over twenty different flowers that we could use to add interest depth to the flower arrangements.

We loved her creativity. She showed us a diverse range of things that she had done in the past to personalize the flowers for each couple. We wanted something textured and fun for the bouquets, and she created the perfect combination of flowers and herbs. If you are looking for something beyond the traditional orchids and roses, she is definitely someone to turn to.

One of the reasons that we turned to Local Color – beyond Ellen’s funky and fun style – was her focus on local flowers. We love that she sources all of her flowers from Maryland and Virginia growers and had personal relationships with each of the farmers. We wanted to make our whole wedding greener and buy locally as much as possible, and Ellen understood that vision perfectly. We had mentioned buying local flowers to other vendors and they either didn’t understand what we meant or said that it would be too hard. Local Color Flowers shows that it is not only doable but beautiful to buy local.

Ellen is a pleasure to work with, very flexible, and was cheaper than many other florists that we looked at. We now read her blog and follow her on twitter. How frequently can say that about a vendor? It really feels like we developed a relationship having worked with Local Color. We would highly recommend Local Color to anyone looking to have beautiful, unique, and environmentally friendly flowers at their event.
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megano
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Ellen is the best! Throughout the planning process people kept asking me what the flowers were going to look like. My response was always "I don't quite know"...When we met with Ellen we gave her guidelines for color, shape, and type of flower. We didn't know exactly how it would all come together but she put me at ease right away. Whenever I had a question about something she would respond to me right away. When our flowers arrived on the day of I was not disappointed. They were beautiful! The bouquets were just as she had described they would be. The ceremony and reception flowers were so beautiful. We also asked her to put fresh Black Eyed Susans on the cake. She picked the prettiest Black Eyed Susans I have ever seen...people are still talking about how lovely our cake looked with the flowers. Overall, I am completely satisfied and will continue to recommend Local Color Flowers.
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
Local Color Flowers provided the centerpieces, 2 sprays for the ceremony, flowers to decorate the cake, bouquets, and boutonnieres. I worked directly with Ellen, and she was terrific. We met for about an hour before the wedding, and we talked through the colors of the wedding, and the styles I liked, but of course, the specific flowers were determined by the season and what was blooming at the time. So, there was a bit of an element of surprise, but it was important to us to use local, seasonal flowers -- and I wouldn't have changed a thing. Everything was beautiful, and we loved how there was rosemary incorporated into the boutonnieres. The corsages for the moms were also gorgeous and came with a pearl bracelet, which I thought was gorgeous. I loved everything Local Color did -- I highly recommend Ellen!
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liannehdc
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Ellen at Local Color is true creative professional. When I first spoke to them I knew next to nothing about wedding flowers. She very patiently talked me through the process and offered a lot of creative ideas and listened to mine. She was also very flexible with inevitable last-minute additions and changes. She seems to love her work, something I found to be really important in finding the right wedding vendor :) Local Color is a fantastic choice for the eco-conscious bride!
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Emily
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Wow. Can I just tell you that Ellen with LoCoFlo is AMAZING? I love this vendor. When we were choosing a florist, I really wanted to use locally grown, seasonal flowers, so it was an easy choice. But all along, I was pretty vague about what I wanted (bright colors, spring feel). So I was just plain shocked by the absolutely GORGEOUS flowers at my reception. They were better than I could have ever imagined. She caught my vision perfectly and then improved upon it. And the guests just raved abut them!!

I am sure Ellen would do a great job with very specific directions. However, if you are willling to give her some room and trust her with flower selection and arrangement decisions, you will not be disappointed--she is truly talented and will do an FANTASTIC job!! (and she is also so nice and good to work with. Really, I want to plan another wedding so I can work with her again!).
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r916
Wedding:
2/27/2010
5.0/5.0
Fantastic! I didn't have anything specific in mind - just some general likes and dislikes that I went over with Ellen - and what she came up with was just gorgeous and very appropriate for a late winter wedding! Her prices were very reasonable and she was a pleasure to work with. I would use her again in heartbeat - and it was nice being able to have an eco-friendly option for flowers and not have to sacrifice beauty or quality!
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sml
Wedding:
10/11/2009
5.0/5.0
Flowers were way down low on our list of priorities for the wedding. We were way more concerned with music, food, and drinks. But we knew we wanted to buy local and make green choices as much as possible plus support small businesses as much as we could. So when I found Local Color Flowers I was really excited because it seemed like a great fit. I am so glad we found them. For someone who did not care about flowers all that much I was absolutely blown away when I first saw ours. They were so perfect. We really gave Ellen minimal instruction and I did not know what to expect. But it was amazing. The bouquets, the boutonnieres, the cake, and the reception flowers were all completely stunning and better than I had imagined. Plus, Ellen and Jen are calm, sweet women who are a pleasure to have around on your wedding day and went above and beyond the call of duty to make our venue look beautiful. Support this business! You'll be supporting local farms, making an environmentally sound choice and you'll have beautiful flowers!!
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