White by Gossip Gowns

The magical experience of finding the perfect wedding gown is one we’ve all dreamt of, and it’s seriously a special, often teary, step along the wedding planning journey. And while there can be multiple hiccups within that search for The Dress, an all too common one that really hurts is when your dress loses it’s ‘unique’ factor.

Imagine stumbling across your dream gown, ecstatically ordering it months in advance, and then, as the wedding date swiftly approaches, that same design starts popping up seemingly on every bride in town. It’s the curse of the ‘trendiest dress in town’, and this is where ‘exclusivity’ saves the day. And more specifically for our Brisbane (and surrounds) brides, a new showroom in Newport, White by Gossip Gowns.

They boast an incredible selection of exclusive gowns, all lovingly selected, bespoke and unique. Although incredibly difficult to choose favourites, we couldn’t help but share these stunning examples below. Make sure you source them out at A Darling Affair and book an appointment with them ASAP. Every bride deserves to look and feel unique and special, as well as stunning, in their wedding dress.

White by Gossip Gowns

White by Gossip Gowns White by Gossip Gowns

Fashion Spotlight: Ginger and Gold Bridal

A bride in her wedding outfit is pivotal. Game changing. A beautifully unique moment. A moment that you’ll frame and will be seen by grandkids, and they’ll say ‘my grandma had some serious style game’ … or whatever kids say by then.

It’s a moment about you, your love story and who you are. It shouldn’t feel foreign, or unfamiliar. Yes it’s generally the most incredible outfit you’ll ever wear but it’s meant to be the super glamorous version of you!

Ginger and Gold encapsulate this and their new collection Flora is no different. This collection’s aesthetic is a beautiful balance of vintage inspiration, femininity and simple sophistication. We are a little bit in love with the latest designs and somehow managed to choose three favourites from the collection, the Ivy, Daisy and Jasmine designs.


The Ivy gown is both elegant and ethereal. Featuring a low back, satin slip and flocked confetti lace. The long sheer sleeves and boatneck neckline are stunningly classic and feminine.


Beautiful classic separates with some modern wow factor. From the high collar, to the open back and then the draped confetti lace skirt, this gorgeous outfit is one show stopping feature after another. And we do kind of dream of pieces that can be worn separately after the big day as well.


A wedding jumpsuit is what wonderful, edgy, modern dreams are made of! And this gorgeous flirty design is a beautiful balance of sexy with it’s open back, and elegant with the floaty wide leg design.


Too difficult to choose a favourite, but we will certainly be taking closer looks of these beautiful pieces as they waltz down the catwalk at A Darling Affair Brisbane Fair on November 17 2018.


Wild & Free Beach Bridal Shoot

One of the many perks of being a part of ADA is all the beautiful shoots we get to witness being created. One of our recent ones was this beautiful shoot held on the Sunshine Coast with another group of talented vendors. It was such a beautiful day, and this earthy toned, natural textured wedding styling left us all craving a relaxed weekend at the beach.

Stylist Brooke Phillips from Sacred Wilde​ worked to create a shoot that would feel fresh, light and summery.  She went for a minimalist style as she wanted the beauty of all the individual details and the natural landscape to shine through and be a feature in itself so that we only enhance the amazing backdrop chosen for the day. To showcase Sacred Wilde’s stunning styling and the beautiful beachside location, the videographer Mitch from Goodness Gracious Wedding Films​ chose a Lana Del Ray tune to add to the shoot film that had a really impactful beat to accentuate the amazing details of the shoot. “Lana’s lyrics paired really nicely with our model’s sultry expression throughout, and the beat was nice and punchy to add a lot of dynamic cuts and transitions to capture the viewer’s attention and make them hit the replay button!”

Feast your eyes on what this dream team created, and have a good stalk through this talented vendor line up below!

Photography Mallory Sparkles Photography​
Concept and styling Sacred Wilde​
Video Goodness Gracious Wedding Films​
Hair Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair​
Makeup Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry​
Flowers Yūkari Botanicals​
Tableware The Supper Club​
Jewellery Mark Neil Jewellers​
Stationery Paper Paper​
Cake WildChild Cakes​
Dress L’eto Bridal​


Meet Winston Wolfe Custom Leather Jackets

When we first came across Winston Wolfe we were instantly head over heels in love. Firstly, what is not to love about timeless leather jackets? But secondly, when we realised they could be hand painted and customised for your wedding day, then we were ready to make it facebook official.

Established in 2012, Winston Wolfe is the go-to leather label for the cool-femme woman. Winston Wolfe leather pieces can be paired back with slip dresses, trainers, denim and lace. You can also have them customised in hand painted typography to make it really personal to you. Jackets come in black and ivory leather as well now too and are the perfect addition for the non-traditional bride who would like to bring some edge to their wedding day ensemble. 

Winston Wolfe has fast evolved into a cult brand and boast being worn by people such as: Pip Edwards, Elle Ferguson, Amanda Shadforth, Katie Modern and Jennifer Hawkins to name a few. Their Instagram account alone will have you super inspired for your edgy wedding and get you looking the part with a jacket created especially for your wedding day.

Make sure you head over to their website and Instagram and get acquainted!

Josie Gown By Jennifer Gifford

We’re always on the look out for beautiful wedding gowns to feature, so when we stopped mid scroll because of this beautiful wedding gown we came across, we knew we needed to feature it here on the blog for all our beautiful brides.

Designed by Jennifer Gifford, this stunning dress comprises of floral detail and silk overlay fabric. This dress, named Josie is so unique with its delicate petal embroidered French tulle, scoop neckline, feminine flutter sleeves and a four layered 1/2 circle tulle skirt with a train. Designed as an overlay she can be worn over the a slip or strapless gown.

We can’t wait to see some of Jennifer’s beautiful gowns hit the A Darling Affair fashion parade runway again. The count down is on!



In Style

Every girl knows that finding the perfect wedding outfit is KEY! Lucky for us, we had some amazing talent at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair. We love supporting local labels and businesses and the designers that were apart of this year’s fair knocked our socks off with their stunning creations.


Ivie White amazed us with their ‘stand out from the crowd’ designs. This fab label is known for their signature silk dresses that ooze understated elegance and effortless style. Each of their pieces are made right here on the Sunshine Coast using only the best fabrics and beautifully beaded laces, and their timeless designs are the perfect compliment to the stunning Queensland backdrop. Ivie White’s designs are perfect for a modern bride looking for a one-of-a-kind dress.

The girls from Hide and Rose seriously had us drooling over their gorgeous jackets! This label delivers a splash of colour, beauty and artistic style to create a treasured piece of wearable art for your wedding day and the years to come. Their team of skilled artist’s paint each leather or faux leather jacket by hand with a Hide and Rose design specially customised to incorporate the bride’s personalised sentiment, whether it’s a wedding date, new last name or favourite quote…the possibilities are endless. This is the only business of it’s kind in Australia and this awesome label donates a portion of every purchase to charity. Amazing!
Outfit is the key word here, as Ginger and Gold are known for more than just their dresses.  The girls behind this Brisbane label create killer jumpsuits, dresses long and short, and mix and match separates in non-traditional fabrics, so you can choose what suits you best. Not only that, the ladies even offer alterations to some of their designs, so you can really personalise your outfit until it’s the perfect ‘one’. From being ceremony chic to reception ready, Ginger and Gold have you covered.
LilyM Hats is the creation of experienced milliners, Lynda and Brenda, who together produce unique hats and headpieces to match your dream outfit. Their team uses only the best quality products to design and create each masterpiece. This dynamic duo has designed their own ‘Scintilla’ range of silk abaca, the perfect material for creating standout headwear, and their new bridal range is constructed with the finest silks, pearls, crystals, beads and embellishments. LilyM Hats have also taken the time and care to have the wire dipped in gold and silver, so the luster of each piece stands out from anything else you’ve seen, to create masterpieces that you will keep for generations.
Photo credit: Daisy Chain Weddings

Hello May Exclusive


It’s no secret how much we love our amazing sponsor Hello May, so when they asked us to create some exclusive images just for them it was a no-brainer.

We are so lucky to be surrounded by so many incredible talents, making it easy to put together the ultimate crew to help bring to life a dreamy photo shoot fit for the pages of the Hello May Blog.

Daisy Chain WeddingsHeavenly BloomsThe Beauty CaseIvie White Bridal, Him & Her EventsHodge Podge Hire,  Wil ValorWildChild CakesThe Supper Club and September Creative worked their magic and we have to say that it turned out even better than we had imagined! This amazing team of vendors and suppliers make working in the wedding industry a joy and we love having so many great Sunshine Coast movers and shakers to recommend to our couples.

Not long now until the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair, have you got your tickets yet?!  Head over to Hello May for more gorgeous wedding inspo to get you through until this weekend. See you at the fair!



Hide and Rose


The Hide and Rose story began after one sentimental bride’s hunt for a unique wedding cover-up. Wanting and items that would reflect her own sense of style. Something classic, yet edgy. Elegant, but bold. The look of eternally chic leather over her beautiful lace gown made her absolutely swoon and she knew that she was onto something good.

Hide and Rose delivers a splash of colour, beauty and artistic style to create a treasured piece of wearable art for your wedding day and the years to come. Their team of skilled artist’s paint each leather or faux leather jacket by hand with a Hide and Rose design specially customised to incorporate the bride’s personalised sentiment, whether it’s a wedding date, new last name or favourite quote…the possibilities are endless.

The only business of it’s kind in Australia, not only are Hide and Rose helping to create memories and support talented local artists, they have also partnered up with Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre, with $10 of every product sold donated to help towards the prevention and elimination of domestic violence towards women and children.

Women helping women, that’s what it’s all about! Be sure to come and support the girls from Hide and Rose at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair this Saturday and head to their website or Facebook page for more information on their stunning jackets.


The Bride’s Tree Photo Shoot


Photo shoot days are always our favourite and when we get to work alongside the amazing girls over at The Bride’s Tree, we can’t help but get a little bit giddy! Wanting to spotlight some of the amazing local talent that our vendors have to offer, we went for a simple and understated feel, keeping the vibe of the day fresh and easy breezy.

Draped in dreamy, elegant dresses from Georgia Young Couture, our Bride’s flawless look was put together by the talented hair and makeup artists from The Beauty Case. Khesanh and her team are Queen’s of effortless beauty and style with natural, on-point looks.

Heavenly Blooms created an amazing palette of soft romantic colours and as always, blew us away by the detail and perfection of their blooms! The lovely Anna Pugh, wedding planner and stylist from Made to Match Events worked her magic with their team to create our soft and whimsical shoot, while planning every last detail seamlessly.

And of course, our man Judd from Juddric Photography took the most gasp-worthy snaps that never cease to astound us!

Head to The Bride’s Tree blog to read more about our ‘Darling Style’ photo shoot and be sure to come and meet all of these brilliant creatives for yourself at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on October 28!


Ivie White


Get ready to fall in love with Ivie White!

This Sunshine Coast brand has been a crowd favourite for years and their relaunching in January has only made this amazing business grow stronger. With a new direction in wedding gowns, Ivie White grew from a passion for all things bridal and a desire to create beautiful, stylish gowns for simplistically chic brides.

What makes Ivie White stand out from a crowd is their understated elegance and effortless style. Known for their signature silk dresses, Ivie White’s pieces are made right here on the coast using only the best of fabrics and beautifully beaded laces. Their simple, timeless designs compliment the stunning Sunshine Coast backdrop and are perfect for a bride looking for a breathtaking dress unlike any other.

We can’t wait to see their latest collection for ourselves at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! There’s still time to grab your early bird tickets before the end of September!

Want to see more of Ivie White? Visit them on their website or Facebook page.