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Local Color Flowers

Baltimore , MD
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3100 Brentwood Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21218 US (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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I am a gardener and value the effort put into making a beautiful plant grow. I also know how hard it is to make a living off the land. Local Color Flowers was the only floral designer I visited because their commitment to local flower farmers was so clear. To understand the Local Color Flowers style, I followed them on Facebook and Instagram. When I arrived at the super cool studio, Ellen, the owner, immediately put me at ease. We discussed the general "feel" of our wedding and the color scheme. She made a few notes and that was it. The day of the wedding the flowers blew me away. The flowers were so fresh, brilliantly colored and smelled amazing! The arrangements were top-notch quality. The bouquets were full of flowers I recognized but also really unique flowers that I didn't even know could grow in the Mid-Atlantic! Ellen and her team LOVE what they do and they work hard to make sure that each bride has the most breathtaking flowers - all grown with love by your local farmer. If you are going to spend money on wedding flowers, then I strongly recommend working with the fabulous Local Color Flower team and their crew of local growers. You won't be disappointed.
I am a gardener and value the effort put into making a beautiful plant grow. I also know how hard it is to make a living Read more...
I am a gardener and value the effort put into making a beautiful plant grow. I also know how hard it is to make a living off the land. Local Color Flowers was the only floral designer I visited because their commitment to local flower farmers was so clear. To understand the Local Color Flowers style, I followed them on Facebook and Instagram. When I arrived at the super cool studio, Ellen, the owner, immediately put me at ease. We discussed the general "feel" of our wedding and the color scheme. She made a few notes and that was it. The day of the wedding the flowers blew me away. The flowers were so fresh, brilliantly colored and smelled amazing! The arrangements were top-notch quality. The bouquets were full of flowers I recognized but also really unique flowers that I didn't even know could grow in the Mid-Atlantic! Ellen and her team LOVE what they do and they work hard to make sure that each bride has the most breathtaking flowers - all grown with love by your local farmer. If you are going to spend money on wedding flowers, then I strongly recommend working with the fabulous Local Color Flower team and their crew of local growers. You won't be disappointed. Read less
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Kristyn
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers are absolutely amazing!! I could not have dreamed of more beautiful flowers for our Wedding. I do not think there was one person at our Wedding who didn't comment on how beautiful the flowers were. Thank you for putting the biggest smile on my face when you climbed out of your truck with my Bridal bouquet. It was STUNNING!! And better than any picture that I had pinned on pinterest. You will not be disappointed with Local Color Flowers!! Book them!
Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers are absolutely amazing!! I could not have dreamed of more beautiful flowers for Read more...
Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers are absolutely amazing!! I could not have dreamed of more beautiful flowers for our Wedding. I do not think there was one person at our Wedding who didn't comment on how beautiful the flowers were. Thank you for putting the biggest smile on my face when you climbed out of your truck with my Bridal bouquet. It was STUNNING!! And better than any picture that I had pinned on pinterest. You will not be disappointed with Local Color Flowers!! Book them! Read less
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Victoria
Wedding:
9/13/2014
5.0/5.0
OBSESSED with Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers! My mom and I fell in love after our meeting with Ellen back in December. (I mean, what other florists actually hand pick where your flowers are coming from?!) Not only is her shop in Waverly super cool, but Ellen just gets it! I wanted a very organic and natural feel for my navy and coral "preppy elegant" September 13 wedding, and I was absolutely blown away by what they came up with! I gave her inspiration photos but also gave her room to be creative. She even suggested wine cork boutonnieres for our groomsmen (my husband sells wine), which were SO cool and unique--everyone loved them! Ellen also provided the flower arrangements for our rehearsal dinner at the Johns Hopkins Club which were equally as gorgeous! She even tucked fragrant basil leaves in them!! YUMM! We highly recommend Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers!
OBSESSED with Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers! My mom and I fell in love after our meeting with Ellen back in Read more...
OBSESSED with Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers! My mom and I fell in love after our meeting with Ellen back in December. (I mean, what other florists actually hand pick where your flowers are coming from?!) Not only is her shop in Waverly super cool, but Ellen just gets it! I wanted a very organic and natural feel for my navy and coral "preppy elegant" September 13 wedding, and I was absolutely blown away by what they came up with! I gave her inspiration photos but also gave her room to be creative. She even suggested wine cork boutonnieres for our groomsmen (my husband sells wine), which were SO cool and unique--everyone loved them! Ellen also provided the flower arrangements for our rehearsal dinner at the Johns Hopkins Club which were equally as gorgeous! She even tucked fragrant basil leaves in them!! YUMM! We highly recommend Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers! Read less
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Sam
Wedding:
9/5/2014
5.0/5.0
I could not have asked for flowers more perfect. I love the eco-friendlyness of using locally grown in season flowers. I loved working with Ellen and Carling. I love that I came with a color concept and an inspiration pinboard that I shared with them and they made the magic happen! They delivered the most beautiful flowers I could have dreamed of! I loved the bonus surprise of seeing your flowers for the first time on your wedding day! If you need specific flowers or to be very hands on this might not be for you, but I loved it. Not only were the flowers beautiful, but they smelled great; the smell is something that you lose with imported greenhouse flowers. The flowers were so beautiful and vibrant; they were even able to work succulents into the bouquets and tiny baby ones into the boutonnieres! I could not have asked for anything more perfect. Everyone complemented us on how original and beautiful our flowers were. I am so enamored with Local Color Flowers that I am signing up for one of their how-to workshops!
I could not have asked for flowers more perfect. I love the eco-friendlyness of using locally grown in season flowers. I Read more...
I could not have asked for flowers more perfect. I love the eco-friendlyness of using locally grown in season flowers. I loved working with Ellen and Carling. I love that I came with a color concept and an inspiration pinboard that I shared with them and they made the magic happen! They delivered the most beautiful flowers I could have dreamed of! I loved the bonus surprise of seeing your flowers for the first time on your wedding day! If you need specific flowers or to be very hands on this might not be for you, but I loved it. Not only were the flowers beautiful, but they smelled great; the smell is something that you lose with imported greenhouse flowers. The flowers were so beautiful and vibrant; they were even able to work succulents into the bouquets and tiny baby ones into the boutonnieres! I could not have asked for anything more perfect. Everyone complemented us on how original and beautiful our flowers were. I am so enamored with Local Color Flowers that I am signing up for one of their how-to workshops! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.6/5.0
We were amazed by the bouquets and arrangements done by Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers. They were stunning, and could not have been better. They were exactly as we had imagined them, beautiful and elegant. The bouquets were huge, and extremely fresh, and lasted quite a while after the event.
I have already recommended Local Color to a friend who was at the wedding and admired their work.
We had been reluctant about signing on with Local Color because of their use of strictly locally grown flowers, with no guaranty of the actual flowers you will have on your wedding day.That is the only reason why I rated them with three stars under "flexibility". But, we took the plunge and could not have been more pleased. Ellen really listened to what we described to her, and we gave her images of what we liked, and colors we wanted, and she and her team produced flowers that blew us away.
It rained on the day of the wedding, and my daughter ( the bride) was feeling really upset.The ceremony had to be moved indoors. But when we arrived at the venue and she saw the flowers, she burst into a smile, and completely recovered from the rain - didn't give it another thought.
I would recommend Local Color Flowers without reservation.
We were amazed by the bouquets and arrangements done by Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers. They were stunning, and Read more...
We were amazed by the bouquets and arrangements done by Ellen and her team at Local Color Flowers. They were stunning, and could not have been better. They were exactly as we had imagined them, beautiful and elegant. The bouquets were huge, and extremely fresh, and lasted quite a while after the event.
I have already recommended Local Color to a friend who was at the wedding and admired their work.
We had been reluctant about signing on with Local Color because of their use of strictly locally grown flowers, with no guaranty of the actual flowers you will have on your wedding day.That is the only reason why I rated them with three stars under "flexibility". But, we took the plunge and could not have been more pleased. Ellen really listened to what we described to her, and we gave her images of what we liked, and colors we wanted, and she and her team produced flowers that blew us away.
It rained on the day of the wedding, and my daughter ( the bride) was feeling really upset.The ceremony had to be moved indoors. But when we arrived at the venue and she saw the flowers, she burst into a smile, and completely recovered from the rain - didn't give it another thought.
I would recommend Local Color Flowers without reservation. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
8/23/2014
4.5/5.0
Ellen and Local Color Flowers were pleasant to deal with, created beautiful bouquets for me and my bridesmaids, a really gorgeous altar arrangement for the church, and had plenty of suggestions to stay within budget on centerpieces. And best of all, they support local growers and farmers! Highly recommend.
Ellen and Local Color Flowers were pleasant to deal with, created beautiful bouquets for me and my bridesmaids, a really Read more...
Ellen and Local Color Flowers were pleasant to deal with, created beautiful bouquets for me and my bridesmaids, a really gorgeous altar arrangement for the church, and had plenty of suggestions to stay within budget on centerpieces. And best of all, they support local growers and farmers! Highly recommend. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/16/2014
5.0/5.0
Ellen has a special talent in translating a casual conversation into a perfectly-executed vision. After meeting with her and chatting about what I wanted, I was amazed at how accurately my wishes were captured when I received the contract - she definitely listens closely to her customers. She was flexible and easy to work with as we figured out the right number and size for our centerpieces. When I saw the flowers on my wedding day I could not have been more pleased - they were beautiful and everything I had hoped for.
Ellen has a special talent in translating a casual conversation into a perfectly-executed vision. After meeting with her Read more...
Ellen has a special talent in translating a casual conversation into a perfectly-executed vision. After meeting with her and chatting about what I wanted, I was amazed at how accurately my wishes were captured when I received the contract - she definitely listens closely to her customers. She was flexible and easy to work with as we figured out the right number and size for our centerpieces. When I saw the flowers on my wedding day I could not have been more pleased - they were beautiful and everything I had hoped for. Read less
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Local Color Flowers responded with the following comments:

thanks so much lindsay! it was a pleasure working with you! and what a gorgeous day for a wedding!! i'm so glad you liked the flowers!
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Judi
Wedding:
8/10/2014
4.9/5.0
The flowers for my daughter's wedding were absolutely gorgeous. I have to admit that I was a little nervous not really having any idea ahead of time what they would look like, given that the flowers would be chosen at the last minute, but I needn't have worried. Ellen even set up our props on the tables along with the flowers. Our guests all exclaimed at how lovely they were!
The flowers for my daughter's wedding were absolutely gorgeous. I have to admit that I was a little nervous not really Read more...
The flowers for my daughter's wedding were absolutely gorgeous. I have to admit that I was a little nervous not really having any idea ahead of time what they would look like, given that the flowers would be chosen at the last minute, but I needn't have worried. Ellen even set up our props on the tables along with the flowers. Our guests all exclaimed at how lovely they were! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/10/2014
4.8/5.0
We were thrilled with the flowers Ellen prepared for us. My mother was concerned about the uncertainty of not knowing what the flowers would look like ahead of time, but for me that was one of the attractions of Local Color Flowers. I'm not knowledgeable about flowers so I liked just outlining some basics (shades of purple with a messy look and plenty of greens) and then show up on the day to be surprised by what she'd created. I loved the idea that she'd go out and choose flowers just for me only a few days before the wedding. They were perfect on the day and I liked being able to rely on her expertise. We gave her swatches of color so she could match the ribbon to the bridesmaids' dresses and a huge stack of mismatched books to set up alongside the flowers - it was all arranged for us and all gorgeous.
We were thrilled with the flowers Ellen prepared for us. My mother was concerned about the uncertainty of not knowing what Read more...
We were thrilled with the flowers Ellen prepared for us. My mother was concerned about the uncertainty of not knowing what the flowers would look like ahead of time, but for me that was one of the attractions of Local Color Flowers. I'm not knowledgeable about flowers so I liked just outlining some basics (shades of purple with a messy look and plenty of greens) and then show up on the day to be surprised by what she'd created. I loved the idea that she'd go out and choose flowers just for me only a few days before the wedding. They were perfect on the day and I liked being able to rely on her expertise. We gave her swatches of color so she could match the ribbon to the bridesmaids' dresses and a huge stack of mismatched books to set up alongside the flowers - it was all arranged for us and all gorgeous. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
8/9/2014
4.8/5.0
To be honest, my flowers were at the bottom of my "important things" list. With that in mind, I had very little interaction with Ellen and Local Color Flowers. I liked that the flowers would be local, freshly picked, and in season. I wanted purples with white and green - bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, head wreaths and a bunch of cut stems for bud vases. What I received was fragrant, beautiful, and artful! Honestly, I was stunned! Now I wish I had been prepared to preserve my bouquet!! I would definitely recommend Local Color Flowers to other friends.
To be honest, my flowers were at the bottom of my "important things" list. With that in mind, I had very little Read more...
To be honest, my flowers were at the bottom of my "important things" list. With that in mind, I had very little interaction with Ellen and Local Color Flowers. I liked that the flowers would be local, freshly picked, and in season. I wanted purples with white and green - bouquets, boutonnieres, corsages, head wreaths and a bunch of cut stems for bud vases. What I received was fragrant, beautiful, and artful! Honestly, I was stunned! Now I wish I had been prepared to preserve my bouquet!! I would definitely recommend Local Color Flowers to other friends. Read less
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