Meg & Wally | Image credit: Louise Coghill
So you’ve been invited to another wedding. Your fridge door has exploded into a glittery embossed mess. Your head is dizzy with poems about wishing wells and your sky-high wedding heels have been worn down to nubs.
Yes, wedding season is upon us. It’s a romantic and expensive road from here and you want to make sure your precious time and dollars are well spent.
So we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a wedding-prep hit list, so you can win at weddings. Now the only thing you’ll have to worry about is getting the DJ to play your song (“Sweat” by Inner Circle—you’re welcome).
Weddings are the best place to pick up. Fact. So book yourself into one of these beauties to be coiffed to perfection. People will be shocked you’re at the single table. At the very least, you’ll get some nice Tinder photos out of it.
I am not worthy. The stylists at Head Studio can do whatever they want with my hair. Head here for the five star treatment and future fashionista status.
Head into the art-deco chic of Museo in Mount Lawley to get your hairs did good. They’re always onto the latest trends and techniques. Even finger waves aren’t beyond their super hair powers.
Edgy or romantic, the talented team at Harfonner Hair in Freo will have you coiffed to perfection for the big day. They fishtail, curl, braid and updo like a dream. Check out their Insta for hair-spiration.
Save yourself the tears and leave the winged eyeliner to the professionals. Amy Winehouse is not an appropriate wedding look…until after midnight at least.
The Pretty Parlour
The Pretty Parlour are a hair and makeup double threat—and they come to your house. So, a triple threat really. Check out the pretty faces on their Facebook and you’ll be sold.
Erin Maie is the make-up artist of Perth fashion shows and it-girl weddings and is one of the best makeup artists in Perth! If the bride hasn’t already booked Erin Maie, dewy skin and smoky eyes await you.
Whether you know it or not, you’ve seen Jacqui Bradfield’s work on faces all about town. From fashion editorials to events and weddings, she’s the girl to see about a fresh and contemporary makeup look.
Dress | Suit
Photographers. Photographers everywhere. You pretty much have to buy a new outfit.
Lace, soft wrap dresses, jewels, floral playsuits and pastels. There is so much prettiness to be had at Merge in Northbridge. They’re big into Aussie designers, which we love.
Coco & Lola
Luxury boutique Coco & Lola has a swoon-worthy collection of gorgeous gowns for wedding season. Home of romantic labels like Bec & Bridge, Love Honor and Alice McCall, Coco & Lola sure know how to dress a gal.
Head to ACO to get your hands on those international brands normally reserved for trips to New York—Derek Lam, Theory, Rachael Zoe and more. Someone invite me to a wedding so I can justify this.
Savvy Brands for the savvy wedding guest. Pass the inflatable swans and flamingoes (mental note: must buy them later) to some of Perth’s most covetable fashion. Nicholas The Label is our pick for wedding reception perfection.
Meg & Wally
Not only can you grab yourself a knock-out outfit here (you’ll find Aussie labels like LIFEwithBIRD, C&M by Camilla and Marc and The Fifth, among heaps of others), but Meg & Wally also stock some stylish homewares and gifts so you can pick up an awesome pressie while you’re at it! Winning.
King Street newbie, Khirzad, is the go-to destination for refined European menswear in Perth and the perfect spot for the fashion-savvy man to pick up an eye-catching wedding outfit! Stocking designer labels like Lanvin, Tombolini and Gabriele Pasini, Khirzad also have a hand-picked selection of women’s clothing.
“Hey! I think you forgot to mention your wishing well in your wedding invite…what? I thought I just heard you say you want an actual present? You want money right?”
A real life gift? This probably won’t happen. But by chance a gift is actually required, make sure it’s a bloody good one.
Art Gallery of Western Australia
For the art aficionado, the Art Gallery of Western Australia is the perfect place to buy design products, from glass and ceramics to prints. Yes, they giftwrap too.
Perth peeps happily part with their money at La Luna, the new home and giftware store on Beaufort Street. Beautiful homewares, lighting, art, marble, concrete—they hit every trend like it owes them money.
Aspects of Kings Park
Shopping with a view! Aspects of Kings Park is the perfect place to grab a tasteful wedding gift. They stock upmarket craft and design products galore and beautiful pieces of art. No one will be asking for the receipt.