Emma and Erika are two freelance creatives who met via Instagram and bonded over a shared aesthetic. They met for coffee one morning and soon one coffee became several. Somewhere in between chatting about projects, they decided to host a wreath-making workshop. One sunny December day, Emma and Erika held an afternoon of eating, mingling and creating for a select group of 30 like-minded folks. The beauty of nature inspired the day. Under a giant enveloping tree, Emma and Erika set up three handmade trestle tables in a row so everyone could chat and share lunch. After lunch, guests moved to the grass where individual wreath-making stations had been set out. ‘It was quite spectacular to see all the fresh foliage spread out en masse, and the end result was just as beautiful,’ said Emma and Erika. ‘The key to hosting a successful workshop is organisation,’ said Emma and Erika. ‘The pre-planning of the gathering was huge, but it was worth it as the afternoon ran smoothly with no hiccups. Also, a hashtag is a good idea to gather all the photos and posts shared by guests on social media. We used #wreathgathering.’

Photography Erika Raxworthy | Event Planning, Decorations + Floral Styling Erika Raxworthy + Emma Duckworth | Hire Items Timbermill Designs | Event Venue Centennial Park | Cookies Byron Bay Cookies | Candles Atelier Lumira | Cakes Flour and Stone | Freshly Baked Bread Infinity Sourdough Bakery | Sparkling Wine Peacock Lane by Samantha Wills | Calligraphy Galina Dixon | Event Partners Timbermill Rentals, Byron Bay Cookies, Sweaty Betty PR, Atelier Lumira, Flour and StoneInfinity Sourdough Bakery + Yellowglen