ABOUT RUST & FLOURISH
Rust & Flourish is an event and design studio based in Oakland, California. A woman-owned business and a team of artists, we are lovers of art, texture, color, and plants. We celebrate ingenuity and focus on nourishing the creativity of our clients.
My relationship to flowers is rooted from personal and intimate experiences, something I strive to give to our clients. To the Rust & Flourish team, your experience is not just about the final product. Oftentimes we work with our clients for the better half of a year leading up to their event - that’s a lot of intimate time spent together! In this year, it’s important to us to craft not only your vision, but provide an exceptional experience along the way.
WHAT’S IN A NAME?
Our name came to fruition in 2015, inspired by the Warsan Shire poem titled “Residue”. Rust & Flourish symbolizes rebirth and growth from ash, from rust, and from dirt - we value and welcome vulnerability, intimacy, and love.
Wondering how we operate? Here are some excerpts of our favorite reviews from past clients. You can read more of our 5 Star reviews here on The Knot.
“There isn't a single thing I would change, from the centerpieces, to the ceremony decorations, and when I first saw my bouquet I nearly cried from joy, it was so gorgeous! She made my wedding day so beautiful and I am so so grateful I hired her!” - Molly S.
“Ricci's knowledge and experience really shined during our skype meetings when she interpreted my scattered thoughts and came up with a solid vision. She was quick to respond to emails and was flexible in working with our budget and my ever changing ideas.” - Kristin W
“Ricci is an artist. It is clear that every arrangement is created with a deep understanding of color theory, sculpture, and most importantly, botanicals. She even flew up to Portland (from SF) to do my wedding. Ricci is a pro. She understands the flow of weddings, helping to make the big day seamless for the married couple, which is SO important. I really cannot recommend Rust & Flourish enough.” - Valarie C
“Ricci is a true pro - she asked questions to give her a better sense of what I would/wouldn't like, she walked me through various options (sizes/shapes/budget, etc.) and provided her expertise and guidance in the most appropriate ways. I was so stunned by how she was able to turn my rough vision into a stunning reality.” - Leanne P