Minneapolis-based designer Rusty Blackwood creates experiential designs in every day environments. His flowers, gardens and interiors use local materials and organics, and fuse global creative experience from traveling as often as possible. Since 2003, this passion has found its way into every design producing an intriguing mix of unexpected combinations and an aesthetic that has the range of down-to-earth home to world-class elegance. Rusty would love to help with your next special event, wedding, interior or garden project. And check out the ADVENTURE page for updates on Rusty's latest travels or new imports picked up along the way.
“Rusty made our day so special. Throughout the planning process, I had 100% confidence in him & the execution of our vision. On the big day, I was blown away by the attention to detail & sweet extras. He went so far beyond what we had hoped & I couldn’t be happier with how everything turned out. Truly amazing!” - Anna and Ike
"Rusty is exactly the kind of person we wanted to work with. He's friendly, professional, creative and a lot of fun. At the initial consultation he asked great questions, helped us figure out what we wanted and took time to get to know us. When we arrived for the wedding, we were completely thrilled. Everything was original, classy and beautiful... even better than we expected. Rusty stayed until the ceremony started to make sure everything was perfect. He even rushed out at the last second to make bouquets for our nieces, who we forgot to request flowers for. He was careful to work within our budget and has very reasonable pricing. We highly recommend him." - Brad and John
"Rusty exudes creativity, is dynamic & multi-talented. His interior design approach is unique & stylish while being sensitive to individual budget concerns & tastes. Rusty provided “personal touches” throughout the design process & far exceeded our expectations in every way." - The Whites
"His arrangements and event designs are smart, simple and beautiful that leave an impressions like no other. He's always my first call on any event that needs that special touch. Simply put, Rusty Blackwood is the best floral designer in Seattle." - Marcus White, MCW events
"When my clients, both corporate and bridal, ask for a recommendation for décor and floral, I without hesitation share Rusty’s name. As a Sales person who is being trusted to deliver a seamless and perfect event, it is critical to work with vendors with integrity, professionalism and whose artistic vision can be trusted – Rusty is all of those things. Rusty is a dream to work with and takes such incredible care of his clients while making the entire process fun and exciting. I highly recommend Rusty Blackwood in all décor and floral endeavors – he’s fantastic!" - Melissa Fant, catering sales manager - Sheraton Seattle hotel
"When it was time to landscape my garden I knew that Rusty would get the job done and make it beautiful. He came into my space, went shopping, and transformed my garden in days. He left me with a schematic and information on each plant so that I could care for it after he was done, and I have thoroughly enjoyed my garden this Summer. Thanks Rusty!" - Kelley Moore
"Rusty simply makes magic happen! We have worked with Rusty for many years now and wouldn't dream of throwing a party or event without asking Rusty to handle the details for us. We have come to rely on his creativity and talent to make our family gatherings and parties special!" - The O'Neils, clients since 2005