Grace Koelma (left) and Perth hostess, Jess Pilton.

Photo: Light Heart Photography

On the 19th March 2017 we hosted our very first Mulberry Mama meetup in Perth, Western Australia. Ever since we founded the Mulberry community, we've been hoping to have a IRL (in real life) event. While connecting online is an incredible way to meet friends on the other side of the world, and find assurance and hope in the journeys of other likeminded families, meeting in real life is something else!

Our hostess for the first #mulberrymama meetup was Perth local Jessica Pilton (@jessica_pilton on Instagram). Jess was able to connect with mums from her homeschooling co-op and invite them to our intimate little gathering. 

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Grace Koelma (left) and Perth hostess, Jess Pilton.

I arrived a few days before the event (meeting Jess for the first time after a year of chatting online and working together on the first Mulberry Magazine digital issues) and we set about planning the decorations and food.

We were blessed with beautiful weather and very little wind (rare for Perth!) and the sweet gathering of women around a rustic pallet table in Whiteman Park was a time of wonderful encouragement, honesty and laughs. And man, was there some yummy food! Thanks ladies!

Here are a few more photos of the meetup, photographed by Cat Timms from LightHeart Photography.

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