We recently had the pleasure of spending the weekend with a room full of incredible humans, all at very different stages in their careers within the Wedding + Events Industry. Some were just starting to dabble on the side whilst daydreaming about having their own business one day and others were seasoned veterans with established businesses but frustrated with the unrealistic expectations of clients and the lack of financial freedom.

Everyone was united in their eagerness to learn to work smarter not harder, get more creative and create processes that would bring an efficiency and simplicity to what they do. Day 1 was dedicated to all of this plus tackling the age-old battle of what to charge and how to value your time and worth. This is a topic we’re super passionate about and feeling everyone’s energy shift from burning the candle from both ends to beaming with confidence and knowing things MUST change, was just one of the magical moments over the weekend.

Day 2 is all about Design and florals. We shared our approach to Event Design as well as a walk through our Design process from concept to creation. Florals are such a big part of our overall event design so Tim our Head Florist joined us for this session. Tim showed us how to make a larger feature arrangement and then everyone got their hands dirty by creating their own take home centrepiece. A delicious grazing lunch and more Q+A’s capped off the weekend and everyone went home with a new network of industry friends, a notebook full of tips/advice/processes and most importantly a new found confidence to propel them into 2019 and beyond.

We’re very honoured to host these workshops and are unapologetically candid in our storytelling and don’t held back when reliving the good, the bad and the ugly of what it takes to survive in this industry so come prepared to laugh, learn, cry and eat!

We can’t wait to host our next workshop and hope to see you there!

Big love,

Marie + Sarah x

Book your spot!

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Credits

Venue: The Prince
Flowers: Superbloom
Gifts: The Bundle
Mi Goals
Remedy Kombucha
Hey Tiger Chocolate
Ever After

ps. The best part of our workshop is getting these updates/feedback….

Hi Sarah & Marie,

I can’t thank you enough for your course on the weekend. For the first time ever, I submitted a quote which reflected my value as a designer. After running (quite stupidly!) under the process of designing a draft, showing it to the client and then having the client decide whether to go ahead or not – this time, I factored in my design costs to get to the point of presenting a draft. It felt a.m.a.z.i.n.g.

Thank you again, those words don’t seem to be doing enough for how I feel about the new lease how my business operates. I am literally not starting on this job I quoted until I am paid the fee for the draft and I feel empowered by that. I’m actually taking myself more seriously & respecting what I do as real work, which I can already feel will attract only clients who will respect what I do.

Cheers to making an actual profit now – I honestly don’t know what I was thinking before, under charging my skills & ability to design!

Thank you thank you thank you infinity,

Wendy

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Credits

Workshop: The business of being Creative
Venue: Canvas House, South Melbourne
Gift Bundles

For all creatives and general misfits, those at start up phase, those ready to step up their game or those that just simply want to hang out with us for the day.

THE BUSINESS OF BEING CREATIVE – MELBOURNE 2018
Date: Sunday 24th June 2018
Time: 10am – 3:30pm
Venue: Canvas House, South Melbourne
Cost: $650

Get your tickets now!

⚡️Newsflash⚡️ just released our new Masterclasses! Marie + Sarah (the makers of The Style Co.) take you through Pricing for Creatives, Mastering the ‘Gram and Concept Creation..

Our new workshops are:
Masterclass: Concept Creation for Event Stylists
Masterclass: Pricing for creatives
Masterclass: Doin it for the ‘Gram
The Busines of being Creative – Melbourne
I’m Engaged!! Now what? Send help?

Check out all the deets.

As usual, seats limited.. tag your friends✌🏼

The Business of being Creative Workshop - October 2015
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Credits

Workshop Sessions:
Masterclass: Concept Creation for Event Stylists
Masterclass: Pricing for creatives
Masterclass: Doin it for the ‘Gram
The Busines of being Creative – Melbourne
I’m Engaged!! Now what? Send help?

Hey hey! We just hit new squad goal heights. About a week ago we headed off for (slightly) warmer Sydney shores for our full day workshop.
We transformed the über chic La Porte space in Waterloo into an equally chic classroom for 28 lucky ‘girl bosses’ (says so on the hand creams)

Empowering, insightful and honest (according to the cool folk that attended), Marie + Sarah let our crew for the day into the inner workings of The Style Co, where they broke out some hard earned lessons, awesome tips on what it means to be in the business of being creative and general ‘game upping’ (yeah, we just made that a thing).

This time around we teamed up with the good peeps at Timbermill, Damselfly, Pressed Juices and Doughnut Time – high fives!
A special thanks to all our guests who travelled far and wide to hang out with us for the day. Go forth and get hustling!

Stay inspired and in the loop without workshops by following us on Instagram @thestyleco @howtostyleco and subscribing here.

New workshop now up here, finer details TBC.

The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney
The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney
The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney
The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney
The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney
The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney
The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney
The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney
The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney
The Style Co. Workshops - Sydney

Goodbye 2015… and hellooo 2016! What better way to reign in the year than with a healthy dose of The Style Co magic.

We kick started the year off with 2 ahh-mazing workshops in Melbourne and… wait for it… New Zealand!! This was the first time our leading ladies – Marie and Sarah, headed across the borders to host a workshop, and boy, were we excited.

A big shout out to all our attendees who travelled from near and far to join us.

Both workshops were buzzing with ideas and inspiration, business mistakes and successes… and we got to share all of that with awesomely brilliant individuals.

We could never thank you enough for sharing your time with us and helping us create some pretty damn spectacular memories.

A massive thank you to Dann Event Hire for making our classroom look amazing!

Of course how could we forget our ridiculously generous friends at: Caboose Coffee, Thank you Group, Popped, Health Lab, The Hello Workshop, Loving Earth, Fete Magazine, Musq Cosmetics, Go – To Skincare, Pressed Juices and Pics Peanut Butter for spoiling our attendees rotten. And Linen by Di Simmons, In-grained and Mi Goals for helping us make the days nothing short of magnificent!

Don’t forget to follow @howtostyleco on Instagram to see what adventures we get up to this year and stay updated on our future workshops. 2016 has started with a bang at The Style Co HQ and we can’t wait to share with you the exciting things we have planned xx

Dann Event Hire, Caboose Coffee, Linen by Di Simmons, com.au/ In-grained, Mi Goals, Thank you Group, Popped, Health Lab, The Hello Workshop, Loving Earth, Fete Magazine, Musq Cosmetics, Go – To Skincare, Pressed Juices, Pics Peanut Butter,

More info on our workshops

Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand
Workshops 2016. - Melbourne and New Zealand

Hey friends! Due to popular demand we’ve released another Creative Business Workshop on 24th + 25th October so to properly kick it off we’ve decided give two lucky ducks a free seat.. yeps.. free!

So here’s the rules:

1. Upload your favourite image of one of our events and tag #howtostyleco
2. Follow @thestyleco and our new workshop profile @howtostyleco

The winner will be selected on the 10th of October. Get started and tell your friends x.

Terms and Conditions

1. Entry into the competition is deemed acceptance of these terms and conditions.
2. Follow @thestyleco and @howtostyleco on instagram
3. You must tag #howtostyleco on each post
4. One entry per upload on instagram. You can enter as many times as you like.
4. The competition will be held once. Winners will be selected at 9:30am, October 10, 2015.

The winners will be contacted via instagram and be posted on our blog.

The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane

A few weeks ago we held yet another Creative Business + Styling workshop!

Again, our sold out workshop saw the start of the weekend in our Workroom fill up with a bubbly bunch of creatives. This time, we hosted a good number of interstaters and a few from across the seas along with our lovely locals.

The weekend was a buzz with so much conversation, an insight into our ‘Style Co.’ way of doing things, a backstage pass into our studio and warehouse, some floral play and of course, the yummiest long lunch at Circa, The Deck.

Our spoilt attendees were hydrated and refuelled by our lovely friends from Antipodes, Greene Street Juices, Fog City sangria, Food and Desire, Doughboys and Eat a scroll.

A massive thanks to Bindle, who so generously provided our attendees with their daily dose of fudge, tea, body scrub, honey and hot chocolate… you guys are aahhmazing!!

This weekend would not have been possible without our generous friends… a massive thanks to The Collective, Stix & Flora, Love Ludie, Bianca Cash, Cargo Crew, Charlie’s Cookies, Xero, Peep Designs and Ingrained.

But our biggest thank you goes to Dann Event Hire for making our workshop look so Dann good! (like what we did there?;)

So much fun… can’t wait to do it all over again in August!!

Book a spot for the august workshop

Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.
Creative Business + Styling Workshop - The Style Co.

Some happy snaps from our Sydney Workshops. Big thanks to our talented photographer and good friend Rosie and Rolf.

Friends
Sun Studios
RAW Chocolate
Ingrained
Love Ludie
Rosie and Rolf Photography

The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015
The Style Co. Workshops - The Business of being Creative - Sydney 2015

We finished off our ‘On the road’ tour in Brissy.

A big shout out to the amazing attendees from Brisbane. We had a ball and loved not being judged for our frizzy hair #sohumid.

Thanks to the gorgeous Jess Jackson for these pics.

Friends
Spring Food + Wine
RAW Chocolate
Ingrained
Love Ludie
Inky Co.
Jess Jackson

The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane
The Style Co. Creative Business Workshop - Brisbane