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BB Podcast Episode 36: Brian Watson

“I encourage couples to just let the beauty of the beach speak.”

-Brian Watson | Myrtie Blue

Today we’re visiting Brian Watson (on the right above), co-owner of Myrtie Blue with his husband Gene in Fort Walton Beach, Florida to discuss:

  • the story behind their business name
  • the challenges of producing beach weddings
  • the secret behind his successful business partnership with his husband, Gene
  • Myrtie Blue’s extensive rental inventory
  • how he organizes and retains the staff responsible for Myrtie Blue’s event production
  • the piece of the puzzle he’s yet to solve related to staff duties
  • the ins and outs of his team’s production process
  • the unique way he handles minimum spends for his clients
  • his desire to source more locally grown flowers in the Florida Panhandle

Links mentioned in Episode Thirty-Six:

Myrtie Blue’s Upcoming Workshop: A Walk in the Woods (June 23-26, 2019)

Join Brian and Gene in Cleveland, Georgia for three days of total immersion in nature and floral design… complete with nature walks, artist-led sketching, a visit to a local flower farm, meditations, lunches and a styled finale dinner.

Learn More – Click Here

See more of  Myrtie Blue’s work:

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 Real Wedding: Brian + Gene (featured on Martha Stewart)


Today’s episode is brought to you by:

Click here for dates and locations of 2019 Mayesh Design Star workshops with Atlanta-based floral designer Shean Strong.  And don’t miss Shean’s Tutorial Videos this year! Watch his Indoor Meadow Tutorial here.


BB Podcast Sound Engineer: Landon McGee

Photography courtesy of Lauren Kinsey Photography