Photo by Blake Heywood Photography via Lulu & Shaun’s Piping Hot Margaret River Wedding Celebration

We’re a little sad today because we’re farewelling The Local Issue. It’s been a glorious month, because there is no better time to reflect on keeping your wedding close to home than now, and we were so delighted by all the ways you can stay local for your big day. Catch up on all the fun of the month over here.

Let’s round up the last hurrah!

Shop it! Find beautiful Australian made wedding decor here.

2021 wedding styling trends you need to know

Drink up! An Australian twist on our favourite negroni 

Exploring and chatting to the Coral Sea Resort team

Getting real about your intimate wedding- a real bride’s POV.

Ever considered a honeymoon in Victoria? Here’s why you should

Lulu & Shaun’s beautiful Margaret River wedding

Do you know what we love? Companies taking a big leap. Looking for a suit? Then you’ll want to know that Aussie menswear brand MJ Bale is pledging to become a 100% Carbon Neutral organisation. From carbon neutral fabrics to a trade-in program, this and more – find out more here.

Want some wedding day beauty tips? Trinny London (founded by fashion expert and television personality Trinny Woodall) are hosting virtual appointments that are just the ticket to getting your makeup sorted from home! You’ll first have a consultation appointment where your personal makeup artist will build your wedding day look, and then an application appointment where you’ll learn how to apply it. Great for those wanting to take the makeup they were styling themselves to the next level. Book your appointments here.

Love your sparkle? Jewellery designer Giacomo Ciufoli has brought his jewellery brand Maison Ciufoli to Australia! The brand has launched its private boutique, together with a beautiful new wedding jewellery collection, entitled Segreto in King William Street, Adelaide. This Italian jewellery brand is renowned for their amazing gemstone cuts and stunning design (and they’re even offering virtual appointments).  Find more details and book your appointment here, 

Speaking of virtual appointments, that’s another new offering from Aussie jewellery Michael Hill. The brand launching private, virtual consultations with their jewellery advisors, so you don’t even have to leave the house to find your dream rings! Find out more here. 

Our song of the week comes from The White Tree folk, this version of their “Salty Seadog Sessions” on Sydney harbour just an example of this team’s versatility! This one during cocktail hour? Oh yes, please!