GUILDHALL EVENT SPACE

EVENT CONCEPT, MANAGEMENT + HOSTING: The Perth Collective

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Gather the following ingredients:

  • A room full of some of Perth’s most influential businesswomen
  • A long table lunch
  • Styling by the fabulous Mardie & Co
  • A panel discussion as well as presentations on personal styling and photography
  • The historic Guildhall event space in North Fremantle
  • Carefully curated gift boxes

And you’ve got a recipe for the most uplifting and inspiring Friday afternoon you could imagine.

When The Perth Collective announced they were hosting a Winter Long Table Lunch in Partnership with the Guildhall Event Space, it was an event not to be missed. Founder Nikki pulled together the ultimate dream-team for this one, and has now set the bar so high that I’m sure it’s just about reaching the roof.

Walking into the already beautiful Guildhall, guests were taken aback by just how incredible the room looked. The table was piled high with gifts for each guest and the bar had undergone a very clever makeover to really bring the whole place to life. Mardie and Co worked with Lala Design to design and make custom panels that perfectly slotted in to the usually quite plain bar. The result was astounding and truly showed why Mardie is one of the best in the game. Bar panels! It takes a true professional to think of that. We later learnt that a beautiful gold peacock statue that had adorned the bar, was in fact the initial inspiration for the theming of the day. It stemmed from childhood days at Rottnest for Mardie and really made it feel like so much personality had been injected into that room.

After we’d walked into the main hall and had finished collectively picking our jaws up off the floor, we ventured into the sunny side courtyard to mingle with both the familiar and the fresh faces. Nikki welcomed us with her usual flair and can we all just take a moment here to acknowledge that dress! Wow! And what a perfect dress to boomerang, haha!

Nikki has recently launched Salted Creative, a content creation service for both international and local brands. Salted Creatives photographer Tazz presented her best tips on how to create that perfect image for our social media and we learnt how she amazingly grew from creating images with a $2 Kmart backdrop into now owning her own photographic studio. If you’ve ever followed Tazz’s work (you’d be crazy not to!) then you were there, secretly trying to hide the fact that you were writing every word she spoke into the notes app on your phone.

Following Tazz’s advice on how to style and photograph the perfect image, stylist to WA’s A-list Juvelle Behrendorff gave us her top tips on how to style ourselves. No longer are we classified as “bricks” or “pears” (sorry, in joke, you had to be there!) but we are encouraged to basically style according to our personality. If you’ve got a Kim Kardashian booty and are proud of it, then flaunt it!

We all left our pear and brick personas in the courtyard and ventured in for the really exciting part……. The presents! But first, we all took 10 minutes to practice our new photography skills and capture the shot that was just right to Instagram and make all our friends at work jealous. After sitting down and taking it all in, we were able to see just how much thought had gone into every single detail of the day. From the floral centrepieces to the name tags, everything was perfectly cohesive and proved that when a bunch of women put their heads together, really wonderful things can happen! Lunch was amazing, seriously amazing. Whilst perfectly light and refreshing, we sat with our comfortably-full bellies and listened to Nikki speak with both Mardie and relative newcomer, but oh so lovable, Shenay from the Little Polka Dot Pantry. The girls all blew us away with stories of how they got to where they are now, how they’ve dealt with sticky situations and how it’s ok to say “no”.

With love and thanks to our event partners

@guildhall_eventspaceVenue
@mardieco_perth Event Stylist
@lala.design Stationery
@blush_botanic_perth Flowers
@festoonlightingperth Lighting
@lola_images_photographer Event Photographer

+ guest speakers
@theperthcollective Nikki Milne
@runninginchanel Juvelle Behrendorff
@saltedcreativeperth Tazz Wright
@mardieco_perth Mardie
@littlepolkadotpantry Shenay

+ our gifting partners
@whistleandsqueakSoap
@splendour_box Wellness Box
@dilissimo.vicpark Gourmet Gift
@rawkook Peanut Butter Cups
@thegiftingcollective Candle
@dr_katherine Recipe Book

MENU
Canapes on arrival
zucchini omelette with mint + melting cheese
cured kingfish, soused cucumber and greek saffron dressing
Savoury feast
za’atar flatbread; baba ghanoush; matbucha; marinated olives; smoked almonds; radish + cucumber
silverbeet + chickpea rice
imam bayildi (slow cooked eggplant)
turkish lamb hotpot, honey and prunes
baby cos, feta + soused red onion
Sweets (served at the long table) 
chilled rose syruped watermelon
yoghurt semolina cake with lemon curd fool, Turkish delight + Persian fairy floss

PULLMAN RESORT BUNKER BAY

EVENT CONCEPT + HOSTING: The Perth Collective

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Pullman Resort mixed work and play for a Small Business Event in a private room at the resort which was filled with natural light and those stunning views of the bay. We had the privilege of having Kate from The Zest Group WA take care of the styling, (you must check out Kate's website here). A modern tropical theme complimented the room with pineapples, coconuts and giant clam shells providing a talking point.

We enjoyed high tea overlooking the bay and were treated to incredible desserts by Pullman Resort Exec Chef Gilles England-Brassy who had put so much love and detail into each dessert they almost looked too good to eat!

Manager Zac Leach and Exec Chef Gilles England-Brassy from Pullman Resort welcomed the guests and introduced the resort, talking us through the menu. 

The day was full of laughter, delightful food, styling, stories shared and new connections made. 

THE COTTESLOE BEACH HOTEL

EVENT: The Perth Collective Summer Long Table

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The PERTH COLLECTIVE SUMMER LONG TABLE EVENT SCREAMED STYLE, CREATIVITY AND GIRLBOSS INSPIRATION.

 

IT WAS HELD ON SUNDAY 1ST OF NOVEMBER AT THE COTTESLOE BEACH HOTEL'S PAVILION. THE SPACE WAS TRANSFORMED INTO A SUMMER OASIS BY PERTH EVENT STYLISTS POPPY AND WILLOW BLOOMS, MARDIE AND CO PLUS OWL & BEAR. THESE THREE WOMEN WORKED THEIR CREATIVE MAGIC TO BLOW ALL THE GUESTS AWAY AS THEY ENTERED THE SPACE. SUCH A CREDIT TO THESE VERY TALENTED, CREATIVE AND INSPIRATIONAL PERTH WOMEN. THANK YOU BRIDGET, MARDIE AND CHIARA FROM US ALL.

 

THIS PERTH COLLECTIVE EVENT WAS CREATED TO SHOWCASE LOCAL CREATIVES AND WE ALSO HAD AN AMAZING TEAM ON BOARD FOR THE WA FASHION RUNWAY:
STEPH AUDIO
ANIKA BASICS
LITTLESPOON
HUNTER ROSE
SEA DREAMER THE LABEL
INFAMOUS FRIENDS AND EMPIRE ROSE. 
EACH FEMALE DESIGNER SPOKE ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS STORY AND WHAT HAD INSPIRED THEIR SUMMER COLLECTION THAT WAS SHOWN ON THE CHADWICK’S RUNWAY.

 

THE RUNWAY MODELS HAD THEIR HAIR STYLED BY HARPER HAIR SUBIACO plus VIVA LA BLONDE CREATING EFFORTLESS, CHIC WAVES. PAIRED WITH FRESH, GLOWING MAKE UP FROM PERTH-FOUNDED CREATIVE THE MAKEUP FACTORY.

 

THE WINE AND CHAMPAGNE FLOWED AND THE FOOD WAS AMAZING, INCLUDING A DESSERT SELECTION FROM BITES BY D, MARGUERITE CAKES AND CARINA’S KITCHEN. DELISH ICE KEPT US COOL WITH THEIR ICE POPS!

 

THE DAY WAS CAPTURED BY PERTH-BASED PHOTOGRAPHER HANNAH FROM LOLA IMAGES. MANY PHOTOS OF THE GUESTS WERE TAKEN IN OUR OPEN PHOTOBOOK STYLED BY MARDIE AND CO. THE MENUS WERE DESIGNED BY ZAHRA CREATIVE IN KEEPING WITH OUR PALM THEME.

 

THE GIFT BAGS WERE ANOTHER HIGHLIGHT AND INCLUDED GIFTS FROM THE BRAND BOUTIQUE (THE AMAZING CUSTOM GIFT BAGS), FRENCHIE MOO & TILA CANDLE CO,  AMAZE BALLS , PURE HOME AND BODY, THE JOY OF SOY , XTEND BARRE PERTH MEDIA FREEDOM , JANELLE VACCARO KING ST DANCE , DESIGN UMBRELLA , VIVA FOR HAIR , THE TRAVELLING TRUNK , BLUE SKY DAYS , DO-LUXE PLAYDOUGH , TEASSENTIAL , PERTH SUCCULENT BOWLS LASORELLA CANDLES , WHOLE FLOWERS , GLAMOUR NAIL BAR  AND LE PETIT MACARONS

 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE FOUR KEY WA GIRLBOSSES THAT MADE THE EVENT POSSIBLE: CHIARA, BRIDGET, MARDIE AND TANYA MUIA (CHADWICKS). WITHOUT THEIR HELP AND GUIDANCE IT WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE.

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED, NETWORKED AND ENJOYED THIS BEAUTIFULLY STYLED EVENT!

 

NIKKI

FRASER'S RESTAURANT

EVENT: The Perth Collective Breakfast 

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What a huge success, our second event for TPC Tribe. We gathered over breakfast on Father’s Day to share, connect and inspire each other. Over 35 Individual Small Creative Female-Owned Businesses collaborated to pull together an incredibly stylish event.

Thank you to the Styling & Florist Creatives that transformed the Fraser’s venue:
Floral State & Popping Cork EventsTrend Events & Bowerbird FloristHobnob Parties & Green Vase FloristFlowers by JanieBride & Groom for the stage furniture and Moss and Fern for the stage blooms.

The room was abuzz with energy as women networked and spoke to each other explaining their businesses. I (Nikki Milne) spoke on stage, hopefully answering some of the most-asked questions like, 'How many times do you post to Instagram per day? What are the peak times to post? How do we use hashtags?' From the response afterwards, I gathered it had been helpful to many when trying to navigate the world of social media.

Next up, we had our Guest Panel of WA Female Business Owners:
Lanna Hill from Lanna Hill Personal Training & One Small Step Coaching
Amy Marvelli from Body Wisdom Mount Hawthorn
Elisa Langer from Cinque Candle Co
Kate Illarietti from Lock & Key Clothing

We discuss topics such as their favourite ways to market their businesses, what they have found challenging when owning their own businesses, how they reward staff and client loyalty, plus who they admire in WA business. These ladies did a wonderful job, although nervous, they all spoke amazingly well. 


The dessert bar, designed and Styled by Trend Events with Flowers by Janie, was the talk of the morning. Perfectly balanced and brimming with incredible desserts from Bites By D, My Petites Sweets, Sugar & Salt Cookies, Cakery Road, Wonderland Catering Creations, Margurerite Cakes, Major & Morsel Food Co, Sav Loves Cakes and Ce C’s Cakes. Wooden Signage was custom-made by Etched and Tea by Perth-based Teassentials. 

The Menus were created by Monkey Business Design and the Place Cards and Seating Chart by Willow Lane Designs.

And lastly, who doesn’t love a gift bag!! Thank you to all the small businesses that gifted including Rafters Aerial Fitness for the socks, Nestle & Porter for the customised TPC Note Books, Peticakes, Mandalachai, Amaze Balls, TOMS Organic, That Girl Boo for the awesome and inspiring quotes, Jolimont Skincare Clinic, Media Freedom Designs for the beautiful Cards, The Prospect Project for the yummy Granola and WASP for the Lashes! 

And a special mention to Ebony Sugg Photographer for all these beautiful photos from the event! Also to my girlfriends I call upon to help at 7am on a Sunday morning: Zoe Dimech (The Positive Psychologist), Tahnee Robinson (Tahnee.Mae.Design) and Tahnee Harris (Harris & Hunter).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C RESTAURANT

EVENT: The Perth Collective Launch Party

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The C Restaurant has played Host to two The Perth Collective Events.

The first event was the launch of The Perth Collective in 2015, only 8 weeks after the Brand Launched. Over 175 WA Small Business Owners celebrated Female Entrepreneurship Sky High.

The second event was the launch of SALTED Magazine, a WA Based Entrepreneur Magazine Founded by Nikki Milne from The Perth Collective in 2016

Thank you to the amazing Lottie & Belle for that CAKE!