Natasha + Ciaron Coombe, Yarra Valley

Natasha + Ciaron warm our hearts with their infectiously cute and energetic style, which had us hooked at fuchsia florals and crushing throughout the entire creative process.

Every design detail was beautifully on point, from the bright + bold colours that filled Coombe, Yarra Valley, to the out-of-this-world macramé panel installation decorated with soft floral arrangements. Inside, vibrant shades of pink were injected into the reception space, bursting across swoon-worthy tablescapes and cascading from the ceiling in an effortlessly exquisite style.

We’re insanely stoked to have been a part of Natasha + Ciaron’s day, and can’t thank them enough for being wonderfully trusting and allowing us to work our favourite kind of magic – which wouldn’t be possible without our legendary crew.

Credits

Event Design + Styling: The Style Co.
Flowers: The Style Co.
Venue: Coombe, Yarra Valley
Photography: Hikari Photography

The Business of Being Creative – Melbourne 2016

Anytime you fill a space with ambitious humans who share like-minded #careergoals, enthusiasm and the thirst to learn, it’s bound to be an explosion of awesomeness. And that’s exactly how things felt at last weekends How To Style Co workshop.

We discussed all things The Style Co. including treating our attendees to a backstage tour of our business, including how to charge correctly, breaking down our creative process and a tonne of handy tips based on invaluable lessons learnt.

A huge thanks to our uber talented attendees and wonderfully generous friends who show us constant support and help to make our workshop some of our fave weekends, EVER! All of our love to: Pressed Juices, Thankyou Group, Trefiel, Bindle, Made From Good, Deeds, Kennedy & Wilson, Deitea, Leif, Planet Luxe, Boutique Heidi, Thick Black Frames, and Blakes Feast for filling our stomachs with your delicious goodness!

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My big break in the events industry

Sarah Gonsalves - The Style Co.

My gracious fall into the wonderful world of events happened about 8 years ago when I was almost at the end of a Communication degree. A prerequisite of the course was a two week internship which I was struggling to secure so I ended up begging a friend of a friend who owned a Creative Agency. To be honest my focus was to smash out the internship and just get it done. Needless to say after two weeks at the agency I fell in love with this newly discovered creative world and just like that, the architecture of my whole life was re-arranged.

I spent the next four years working my ass off! I was seriously overworked, grossly underpaid, and had built up a mighty fine collection of parking fines, BUT – and yes there’s a but, for every moment each new working day brought I was gaining experience that previous years of tertiary education had failed to give me (please don’t share this with my parents, they’re still dirty with me for not finishing my degree). This experience allowed a particular type of fervour to set in. A fervour that I quickly realised was an undeniably passion for shaping the experiences of others through event styling. After being in the event industry for four years I knew it was time to move on from corporate events and festivals, so I made the decision to work in events with much more heart…Weddings!

The journey that I’ve been on since making this decision has been an explosion of awesomeness and a celebration of large triumphs and small defeats. For those of you wanting to get into the event industry and specifically the wedding industry I have a few pointers to share:

  • Be prepared to hustle 24/7 – I did internships, work experience and a tonne of other unpaid work to build my folio and gain the skills I needed to make myself employable.
  • Have a goal and don’t lose focus – No matter what your goal is keep it clear in your mind and stay motivated.
  • Be your biggest fan – Never doubt your capacity, work hard and be kind to yourself especially if you get things wrong. Pick yourself up and nail it the next time or the time after or the time after that.
  • Add to the love in the world, don’t subtract – The industry is fast paced so always respect your time and the time of others. Everyone who works with you will remember you for your smile and for being genuine.

– Sarah Gonsalves (Co-Owner of The Style Co. / Event Stylist / Good Vibrations Practitioner / Expert Robot Dance Move Instructor)

To hear more about Sarah and Marie’s journey in person come along to our next Melbourne workshop – Sunday 3rd April. See you then!

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