Catching up

We haven't had a chance to catch our breath and share all the wonderful details that we have been honored to produce for some very lovely couples. In the coming, weeks we will post details from our 2011 season beginnings and new weddings as they come about. Here is a quick collage of some details from this years early Spring weddings. Enjoy!

October Wedding: Caitlyn and Nick

Colors: Ecru, Shrimp Pink, White

Style: Fresh take on Earthy Vintage Elegance

Elements: Vintage Silver, Milk Glass, Candle light

Here are some of our images from the reception at Rosemary Beach.



Planning & Coordination: Fete Weddings and Events

Photography: DeDe Edwards (shots shown in this post were taken by Myrtie Blue)

Catering: Dine By Design

Rentals: HM Tents

Lounge Sofas and Dinner Lighting: The Big Day


Hot Pink, Soft Pink, More Pink

This intimate ceremony was created for a lovely German couple, Galina and Manfred. Galina was certain that she wanted two things in her ceremony decor: Hot pink and the use of Stargazer Lilies. Lilies, roses and stock combined to create the floral accents that dotted the ceremony - from the aisle to the arbor and guests chairs, pink was everywhere.


Ashley + James Redfish Village

Here's a wedding that we have posted about before, but not in its' entirety. Fresh, clean and bright Florida colors with an accent of chocolate brown made up the palette for the day. A pergola bedecked with lots of candle lanterns and tables that sparkled with more created a magical surrounding for the guests to savor the delights from Dine By Design. An arbor draped in sheer fabric over the cake created a equally magical spot for the bride and groom to share bites of the delicious cake from Bake My Day! All masterfully photographed by Jacqueline Ward Images and perfectly coordinated by Fete Weddings & Events




Wild Ride!

We should have known when we decided to open Myrtie Blue smack in the middle of wedding season that it would be a breathtaking and wild ride through May, June and part of July. What a ride it was! Focusing on current events and new clientele, creating and producing weddings and events, expanding our base of rental props and cultivating valuable relationships with local vendors has left us very grateful and just a little breathless .  It has been a wonderful three months in our new space in Downtown Historic Fort Walton Beach. Thank you one and all for a great beginning. Here is a collection of images showing what we have been up to for the last ninety days:



Sparkle, Neely, Sparkle!

If it had only been this easy for Neely O'Hara to sparkle! Here's a sneak peek at some of Myrtie Blue's upcoming selection of super sparkly vintage rhinestone pins and brooches. Look for them when Myrtie Blue opens its doors in May (exact date coming soon). Until then, all of you with a fixation for flash and greed for glitter can satisfy the need with this sparkling spectacle:



The 'Shapes' of Things to Come: Myrtie Blue

"Wm. Brian Watson: weddings - events - occasional flowers" is now the Studio and Showroom called Myrtie Blue. Specializing in unforgettable flowers and decor for weddings, events, and special occasions; MyrtieBlue is located at 204 Miracle Strip Parkway #2 in Historic Downtown Fort Walton Beach. Currently hours are by appointment and occasional flowers may be ordered via telephone or email. Further into the Spring, regular hours will be established so that everyone may come in and browse a fantastic selection of flowers and and eclectic collection of unique items. Here is a sneak peek of things to come:


Bride's Choice 2010


WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Wm. Brian Watson wedding, event, occasional flowers has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Floral and Event Design

 The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds. 

Wm. Brian Watson wedding, event, occasional flowers is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Wm. Brian Watson wedding, event, occasional flowers is among the very best Floral and Event Designers within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

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Happy Holidays

Thankfully, some days are quiet enough to take the time to enjoy the garden this time of year. Today, being a little chilly and gray, gives the day a cast much closer to that of the days of December spent where I grew up - on a farm near Washington, D.C.

One of my favorite things to do was to walk the fields and woods in search of greenery and other bits of nature to create holiday swags, wreaths, and centerpieces for my family and friends. Many years ago I gathered enough to embellish my Grandmother's forty foot front porch with a hand wrapped garland of hemlock, cedar, and long needle pine (along with matching wreath and swags).

Today, I find myself lucky enough to take the time to snip a few pieces from the garden to put together a simple and natural arrangement of cedar fern, holly, dusty miller, and simple white garden roses. So, I encourage everyone with a love for plants and flowers to take a few moments this holiday season to take a look around and enjoy what abounds - the beauty of nature and  family & friends.


Italia - Part 1

Give me an excuse to dress up anything with fabric and I'll take to the challenge. Such was the case this fall for a very special wedding at the very unassuming Caffe Italia in Fort Walton Beach. Key focal areas were heavily draped in sheer fabric and decorated with chandeliers, flowers and other effects harkening the warm embrace of Tuscany. Sunflowers, roses, thistle, herbs, grasses, and even a few orchids came together to create lush garden arragenments for the ceremony and reception. Here's part one of the look at this wedding.



Red Mokara

Here are some shots of a wedding I had the honor and pleasure of helping to make beautiful and memorable. Both the ceremony and reception were held at Big City Bistro in Fort Walton Beach.

When the box of Mokara orchids from Thailand arrived, I knew that the bunches of red would make the ceremony spectacular. The entire ceremony focused on the simple bamboo arch strung with clear teardrop chandelier crystals that were adorned by these orchids. Brown chairs and the brown aisle runner were also chosen to give focus to the orchids and crystals. Furthermore, a nine foot tall sheer backdrop added privacy and  caught the dappled sunlight streaming through the large oak trees that sheltered the ceremony site. The overall effect was serene and simple.

The bridal flowers included the red mokara orchids with the addition of black baccara roses, golden creamy colored roses, schwartzwalder calla lilies, brown fern curls, viburnum & hypericum berries and fantastic bronze cymbidium orchids. The color combination and styling was contemporary & natural and also made a gesture to Fall.