On Wednesday I was kindly invited by The Northgate in Bury St Edmunds to take part in a wreath making workshop!
This was the first time I’d been to the luxurious hotel in Bury St Edmunds and I was shown into the cosy bar area for a cup of tea before the workshop began.
The Northgate has been designed in a stylish, sophisticated way and features a dining room, Chef’s Table, private dining area, cocktail bar, garden terrace and 10 en-suite bedrooms.
We were shown into a room that is used for meetings and private dining parties and given a ready made wreath by our host Amelia Cornish.
Amelia gave us a demonstration, showing us how to fill out our wreaths with extra foliage before decorating with berries, flowers, dried fruit and pinecones.
There was a huge array of foliage and decorations to choose from. I was stunned! Being the millennial stereotype that I am, I chose eucalyptus, white flowers, rose gold ferns, pinecones and white berries to adorn my wreath.
We made small posies of foliage, then wound wire around the bottom to secure them. We placed them into the wreath and fixed the wire around it to keep them in place.
Once the wreath was filled out, we then added decorative touches including flowers and pine cones. Amelia helped us to attach berries with a hot glue gun and completed each wreath with a gorgeous bow.
I found the workshop really therapeutic and creative. It’s nice to step away from my laptop sometimes!
After we had finished our wreath making, The Northgate put on an amazing afternoon tea for us all. We sat in the bar and lunched on a selection of finger sandwiches, delicious scones and an assortment of mini cakes (the teeny doughnuts were so yummy!). The perfect way to finish the morning!
To find out more about The Northgate, including its 2019 events, click here.
Disclaimer: This blog post was not sponsored and I was not paid to write this review. The Northgate invited me to the workshop and afternoon tea; the event was complimentary in exchange for a blog post and social media posts. I only write my honest experiences on this blog, to read more about my disclosure policy, click here.