FLEURISH is a floral focused design and styling workshop as seen through the eyes of your hosts. It is intended for everyone - enthusiast or professional.
Shelby Peaden, creative director and stylist of Shelby Peaden Events
Shelby Peaden creates beautiful celebrations that are an outward expression of the innate qualities of the couples she works with. With a focus on creative direction, she delights in curating an experience with environments, mood, personalized elements and unique textures. With a background in interior design, Shelby’s goal is to collaborate with her clients, translating their vision into a space that is both a cohesive blend of their personalities, and a unique experience for their guests.
Born and raised along the Emerald Coast of Florida, this serene location drives Shelby's aesthetic and her desire to create emotive and dynamic spaces. When she is not designing events, you will find her playing with her two young children, hanging out with her husband, or enjoying a good glass of wine with friends.
Brian Watson, lead designer and owner of Myrtie Blue
Brian was born in Rome, Italy and trough a series of life adventures, now lives on Florida's Emerald Coast with his husband, Gene (also owner of Myrtie Blue).
Brian’s work has been featured in many publications including Flower Magazine, Southern Living, Southern Weddings, Magnolia Rouge, Utterly Engaged, and Weddings Unveiled. His work has also been featured on countless blogs: Style Me Pretty, Martha Stewart Weddings, Brides, Once Wed, Snippet & Ink, Wedding Chicks, Junebug Weddings, Flirty Fleurs and many more.
Working along Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast (Watercolor, Seaside, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Carillon Beach), Brian has developed his own unique style and aesthetic reflective of a natural, dreamy, and relaxed coastal attitude. His wedding designs fit harmoniously into their surroundings and exude romance, warmth and intimacy - leaving a lasting impression. He is excited to share his love, knowledge and insight on working with flowers filtered through his perspective of nature, light, color, and atmosphere.
Lauren Kinsey, Guest Photographer
Noted photographer, Lauren Kinsey, will be on hand to photograph the day and each student's work for their portfolio. Most of the images presented on this site are from Lauren Kinsey unless otherwiese noted.