From decadent cakes to bespoke bridal gowns, handmade stationery and more, Payneham Road really is your one-stop-bridal destination. We head to the eastern suburbs strip to find out what all the fuss is about.
You’ll need some energy first up, so a freshly brewed coffee is a must. The Lab Food + Coffee is a cool little café serving up awesome food, great service and sensational house-brewed coffee in a beaker! Taking out the ‘Best Coffee’ award at the 2019 Eastside Business Awards, this is the perfect spot to plan your day…
It’s time to try on the dresses! Head straight to Jenny & Gerry’s (they have the largest wedding dress selection in Australia!) to check out their stunning gowns. Next on the list is Adelaide Bridal Emporium, a former church that stocks labels such as Allure Couture, Madison James and Eddy K, to name a few. Both boutiques also stock a great bridesmaid collection, so make sure you take your girlfriends along too!
Don’t Forget the Lingerie
Pencil in this stop straight after the dress shopping as the lingerie you choose will depend on your dress selection. For a form-fitting gown you’ll want seamless underwear or Shapewear, while strapless numbers may require a strapless bra – Diana Lingerie is a boutique store that specialises in personalised fittings and sensational service. Definitely worth a visit, but keep in mind they’re closed on Sunday. 119 Payneham Road, St Peters.
Your invitations can set the tone for your entire day, so choose wisely! The team at Giftables can help you with everything from customised and personalised invitations to bomboniere, giftware and accessories.
Refuel with some home-style Italian pizza from Parente Pizzaria & Ristorante – it’s their specialty and it doesn’t disappoint! If pizza’s not your thing (who are you?!) there’s house-made gnocchi, slow-cooked risotto marinara or a delicious warm chicken salad to fill you up!
After some dessert? Now’s a great time for some cake testing! Cristarella Cakes boasts a huge mouth-watering selection and all are baked fresh on-site. Cake testing is complimentary when you book a consultation – just make sure you book ahead.
Take some inspo images for your hair trial at Mahiki Hair. These guys have a long list of illustrious awards under their belt and are wedding hair experts (flowing beachy waves are one of their signatures), so you’re in very good hands! They take their inspiration from fashion, music and art, so for of-the-minute styles and on-trend looks this is the place to go.
Courtney Evans is your go-to for wedding makeup – she’s also a dab hand at eyelash extensions, eyelash lifting and tinting, teeth whitening and eyebrow microblading. Again, you’ll want to take along some inspo images so you can
chat through your look with Courtney before you let her do her magic!