What’s On This Weekend

No plans? Mark these events on your calendar.

Close-up of hands holding cocktail glasses.

1. GIN SPEED DATING | Hains & Co., Adelaide’s West End | MAY 6

Get set for three rounds of speed dating, but with a twist. As part of Tasting Australia, there’ll be three gin distillers and three gin cocktails accompanied by tasty morsels. Which one will you fall in love with? Never Never Distilling, Prohibition Liquor Co. and Threefold Distilling are the three distillers vying for your heart.

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2. JEWELS OF AUTUMN CONCERT | Rymill Park Lake | MAY 6

Sip on wine under the autumn leaves with South Australian singer-songwriter Emma Knights as she takes you on a musical journey from 2.30pm. Featuring hits by American singer Jewel and classical and contemporary ballads, plus a few of Knights’ originals, tickets to Knights’ performance are just $25 and all proceeds go to CareSumatra Community and Conservation Programs.

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3. YOGA AT WELLINGTON SQUARE | Wellington Square/Kudnartu, North Adelaide | MAY 6

Time to do your best downward dog! Feel the grass beneath your feet and connect to your surrounds at Wellington Square during a free yoga session in the great outdoors. The class is led by Perrin Abbas who has been offering free, weekly yoga classes at Wellington Square since moving to North Adelaide from Dubai a few years ago. Make sure you book ahead and don’t forget your yoga mat!

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4. ADELAIDE’S ANNUAL WEDDING EXPO | Adelaide Entertainment Centre | MAY 7

Married couple leaning on black wedding car and raising glass to each other.

Planning a wedding? Head to Adelaide’s Annual Bridal Expo for some inspo. With more than 100 vendors, you’re bound to find a florist, photographer or even a wedding celebrant to be part of your big day. Whether you’re after ideas for bridal favours or honeymoon hotspots, bring your friends (and, of course, your spouse-to-be) for a day of planning your nuptials, minus the stress!

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5. VICTOR HARBOR ARTISAN MARKET | Railway Plaza, Victor Harbor | MAY 7

Support South Australian artisans and small businesses at the Victor Harbor Artisan Market. Held in the heart of Victor Harbor among Moreton Bay fig trees and heritage buildings, browse market stalls for trinkets or gift ideas as you munch on delicious street food.

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Wedding Directory

Your wedding day is a big deal. There are vows to be said, cakes to cut and a first dance to be had. And a lot of planning goes into making your big day as magical as possible.

From celebrants to locations, catering and music – we’ve selected our favourite producers in South Australia to help make your wedding day one to remember.


Elegant / Edgy/ Carefree / Flowing

Adelaide, South Australia

Kitchen + Catering by Sam

Catering / Events/ Versatility / Excellence


Behind The Veil Music

Soloists / DJs/ Duos / Strings


Laser Hair Removal

Laser Hair Removal / Hydrafacial/ Registered Nurse / Two Locations

Shop 16/13 – 23 Unley Road, Parkside
Shop 1/61 Tapleys Hill Road, Glenelg North

Amber Stephens Hair Artistry

Hair Styling / Bridal/ Events / Effortless & Glam


Loved Up Weddings

Celebrant / Joy Spreader/ Storyteller / Love Legaliser


Evelyn Rowe Bridal

Gowns / Elegant/ Affordable / Ready-To-Wear

49a Farnham Road, Ashford


Mazzucchelli’s Jewellers

Engagement & Wedding Rings/ Bridal Jewellery / Bridesmaid Gifts


Hilton Adelaide

Luxurious / Unique/ Elegant / Unforgettable

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide

House On Haines

Event Space / Picturesque/ Stunning Grounds / Unique

1 Haines Road, Tea Tree Gully

Krystal Function Centre

Sensational Food/ Glamorous / Modern Luxe

7 Church Street, Port Adelaide

The Lost Florist

Whimsical / Abundant/ Romantic / Lush

What to Consider When Choosing Your Wedding Ring

The team at Gerard McCabe share the top five things couples need to consider when choosing their forever rings.


You will want your wedding ring to sit perfectly alongside your engagement ring, so this should be top of mind when deciding on your design. The rings don’t necessarily need to match, but we do recommend matching the metal, style and diamond quality to achieve a beautiful bridal ring set that looks like it was made to be together. Brides should also consider whether they would like to fit an eternity ring on the other side of their engagement ring down the track.


We suggest starting the wedding ring design process four to six months before your wedding day. Most of our wedding band stake between two and eight weeks to manufacture andt hey are all made to order.

Classic Diamonds or Coloured Gems?

If you want to add a splash of colour to your wedding ring, pink sapphires, blue sapphires and rubies will never disappoint. Our settings are built to last the test of time and meticulously crafted in 18-carat yellow gold, white gold, rose gold or platinum. Classic diamond rings have also been reinvented with the resurgence of emerald, pear and oval-cuts.

Men’s Rings

More men are breaking with tradition and choosing interesting metals, unique designs and diamonds in their ring designs. Consider rose gold, platinum or tantalum to personalize the colour of your ring, then embellish with stylish and modern textures. We encourage men to take their time, try on lots of options and select a style that suits them.

Restoration or Remodelling

For those who are lucky enough to have a family heirloom piece that has been handed down, our team of experienced jewellery restoration specialists can turn your ‘something old’ into something really special. Or, consider our Bespoke Design service to remodel a family jewel into your wedding band or even earrings or a necklace to wear on the day.

In trusted hands

Gerard McCabe recently won the Australian Bridal Industry Academy (ABIA) Designer of Dreams award for the Engagement and Wedding Ring Jewellery category. To qualify for this national award, a business must achieve a customer satisfaction rating over95 percent for four years running, derived from real customer reviews via the ABIA platform.


The New Romantic

Intricately detailed flowing fabrics, overskirts, high necklines and a daring dash of colour, this season’s brides are having a fashion moment.

Alexis George A-Line beaded lace gown and veil, POA; 9ct white gold 5 round and 4 marquise cut diamond stacker ring, $1900, 18ct white gold bezel set 0.50ct diamond slider on trace chain (50cm), $5130, and 18ct white gold diamond set tennis bracelet, $12,000
Alexis George multi layered Italian tulle full skirt, POA; 18ct white gold 4 claw diamond studs, $4850, 9ct white gold chain with 18ct white gold South Sea pearl and diamond pendant, $2360, and Autore South Sea white pearl bracelet on stretch thread, $1340 
 Alexis George hand beaded gown, POA; 18ct white gold 5 row pave set diamond ladies dress ring, $9885, and 18ct white gold diamond set day and night hoop earrings, $5895
Atelier Milano Giardino di Amore rose silk taffeta gown, $POA; Adelaide Hatters net headpiece, POA; 18ct white gold bezelset diamond bracelet, $5090, and 18ct white gold South Sea pearl and diamond drop earrings, $2055
Alexis George slim strapless gown with detachable overskirt, POA; 18ct white gold 4 claw diamond studs, $4850, and Autore strand of white, yellow and grey South Sea pearls, $6980
Atelier Milano Giardino di Amore floral butter rose embordered tulle gown, POA; 18ct two-tone 7 diamond ring, $7485,18ct yellow gold open twisted diamond set ring, $2695, 9ct yellow gold diamond set marquise shaped hoop earrings, $3230, and 18ct yellow gold diamond slider on chain, $1075 
Atelier Milano Dolce Vita sheer beaded gown, POA; Sylvy Earl Dandelion headpiece, $199; 18ct white gold South Sea pearl and diamond stud earrings, $6960, and 18ct white gold pave set wedding ring, $4350
Atelier Milano Dolce Amore crystal beaded bodice with lace gown, POA; Tony Bianco Mylo clear vinylite/skin heels, $219.95; 18ct rose gold ornate morganite and diamond halo ring, $3500,18ct rose gold
diamond set open cross over ring, $3075, and 18ct rose gold morganite and diamond long drop earrings, $4795 
Atelier Milano Giardino di Amore pink Calais lace gown with sequin overlay, POA; 18ct rose gold morganite and diamond ring, $7025,18ct rose gold split share claw diamond wedding ring, $2990, and 18ct rose gold diamond set necklet circle of life, $2485 

Dressed by Atelier Milano + Alexis George

Jewellery by Wishart Jewellers

Photography: Gretl Watson-Blazewicz

Stylist: Mirella Romano

Stylist’s Assistant: Josh Flinn

HMUA: Crystal Terreu

Event Stylist: The Stylist’s Guide

Florals: Adelaide Flower House

Talent: Isabella House @ The Models

Location: The Station Kapunda

Winery to Know

Tucked in the heart of the Clare Valley, Koonowla Wines is a trailblazer in the wine industry.

Koonowla has long been the source of regionally expressive wines, with the original winery established in 1896. The property is the perfect gateway to the region’s southern district of Auburn, just over an hour’s drive from Adelaide.

The property is one of the Clare Valley’s thriving treasures, celebrating the historic endeavour spanning three centuries. The George family are committed to winemaking, entrusting well-respected winemaker Con Moshos who cleverly blends traditional practices with advanced innovation. They are committed to growing nothing but premium fruit and make nothing by quality wine.

Koonowla’s beautifully renovated cellar door sits in one of the Clare Valley’s most delightful settings, overlooking a historic homestead, glorious gardens and rolling vineyards. The facility, in conjunction with competition-sized bocce pitch, is perfect for picnics and enjoying the outdoors and a day filled with good wine, good food and good fun. The stunning location also makes for one of the most beautiful wedding and events locations in the region.

When you think Clare Valley, you think riesling – and Koonowla does it well. The wine has an exciting and refreshing sophistication, balancing the fruit and zing to perfect purity, Enjoy an exciting portfolio of contemporary wines including superb Clare Valley riesling, engaging pinot gris, refreshing rosé and rich and satisfying shiraz and cabernets.

While keeping true to its history and tradition, the Koonowla team is dedicated to producing premium wines using innovative and sustainable practices. Nothing says spring quite like a fresh, crisp glass of wine, especially when it’s Koonowla quality.

Koonowla Wines
Koonowla Road, Auburn