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!

 

Top Reasons To Get Married On The Sunshine Coast!

 

So, you’re starting to plan your wedding and tossing around the pro’s and con’s of getting married on the Sunshine Coast.  Everyone knows that this beautiful part of the country is known for it’s stunning beaches, but there’s more to this part of the coast than meets the eye! From the breathtaking natural backgrounds of the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands, to amazing venues and top class local businesses, there are so many reasons to choose the Sunshine Coast as your dream wedding destination.

 

Looking for the ultimate spot for your ceremony? The Sunshine Coast has some truly fantastic venues…

 

The Chapel Woombye has been a favourite A Darling Affair Wedding Fair venue for years. This one of a kind, 100 year old church has been lovingly restored to make it a picture perfect backdrop. The largest of it’s kind on the Sunshine Coast, this beautiful chapel is perfect for couple’s who are dreaming of a quaint, love-filled ceremony.

 

The Rocks is an iconic landmark on the Maroochy River with sweeping water views and plenty of rustic charm. Stunning and relaxed, this amazing venue feature mouthwatering locally grown produce and wines on their menu list and are masters at creating a stress free day for couples by taking care of every little detail.

 

Nestled among the picturesque Sunshine Coast hinterland, Spicers Retreats Clovelly Estate has been renovated into a breathtaking luxury lodge. Boasting extensive gardens and top class accommodations, their experienced in-house wedding coordinator will guide you through every step of planning and make organising your wedding a breeze.

 

But what about the wedding cake and sweet treats that you want to WOW your guest with? Well….

 

The Little Bluebird Fine Cakes and Sweets are bringing a splash of elegance with their gorgeous range of delicious wedding cakes and baked goodies. A new addition to the Sunshine Coast, their distinct style is already creating buzz among brides and are quickly filling up their calendar for the new year!

 

Wild ChildKendra from Wildchild Catering creates incredible, bespoke wedding cakes and drool worthy dessert tables. She works alongside her clients to customise one-of-a-kind menus and no request is too crazy for this London trained baker!

 

SweetP Cakes and Cookies is a Noosa based cake and cookie artist that create Instagramable desserts and delectable treats. Perfect for wedding favours, your guests will be blown away by their scrumptious range of delights.

 

On the hunt for an out of this world wedding photographer? There are so many creative vendors on the coast, here are just a couple of our fav’s...

 

The uber talented Adriana Watson Photography is every couples dream! A Sunshine Coast native, she knows all the best spots and her skills reign supreme! Adriana creates an intimate connection with everyone that she works with to make sure that her photos are natural and in-the-moment.

 

Globetrotting Lani Carter Photographer is a wedding photographer with amazing style. She is all about capturing every romantic moment from your big day and her journalistic approach helps her to create images that you’re sure to fall in love with.

 

Dreaming of a beach side celebration or a bit of DIY flair? There are beautiful style options for every type of wedding…

 

The awesome team at Harper Arrow offer an exceptional range of styling packages that can be individually tailored to make sure that your celebration goes off without a hitch. Whether you’re looking for someone to do the heavy work or just need a bit of help with a little DIY style, they have you covered for your big day.

 

Boho Sisters are a unique event and styling biz based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast who create gorgeous modern Moroccan inspired set ups for any special occasion. Dreamers and travelers themselves, they design bespoke packages to give you the intimate and oh-so romantic day that you’ve been dreaming of.

 

Cloud Nine Weddings is a multi award winning business and a must for anyone planning an event on the coast. They take care of everything from the planning right through to styling your day to perfection.

 

It may not be the big city, but the Sunshine Coast has such a wide range of options for weddings. Our celebrants are all unique and we can help you find your perfect one, whatever your preference…

 

If you’re looking for a marriage celebrant with sass, then Hayley Belle is your girl! This rad young mum is a ball of energy and up for anything! With a background in radio, she’s now working in her dream job and uniting lovebirds across Queensland.

 

 

They don’t call her The Sunny Celebrant for nothing! Natalie Skye is full of life and injects her unique sparkle into every ceremony that she performs. A Sunshine Coast favourite, Natalie has brought together couples all over the globe.

 

The lovely Paula Koda has been helping couple and families celebrate milestones since 2010. A whole-hearted celebrant, Paula has a warmth and energy that radiates to all she meets.

 

Dazzling scenery and talented creatives make the Sunshine Coast an amazing wedding day option that ticks ALL the boxes with everything you need to create the once-in-a life-time, unforgettable day that you’ve been dreaming of.

Come and meet all of these amazing vendors (and more!) at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on 28th October. And for more behind the scenes info and drop dead gorgeous wedding inspiration follow A Darling Affair on our Instagram or Facebook page!

Cloud Nine Weddings

 

Get ready to meet Cloud Nine Weddings!

This multi award winning business is a must for anyone planning a wedding or celebration on the Sunshine Coast.  A one stop shop for everything wedding related, they cover all the important bases from planning to decorating and every little nitty gritty in between. The team are pro’s at creating your dream day and are there working alongside couples from engagement all the way to the ‘I do’s’. Cloud Nine Weddings can organise decorations, help with finding the perfect ceremony location, assist with council permits and just about anything else to help make your celebration seamless.

The Cloud Nine team are seasoned professionals at a job that they love, which first started as an online store in 1998. Owner/manager Julie Ann Brown is the creative genius and powerhouse of this booming business, having been voted Australian Wedding Planner of the year twice, a testament to her talent and passion to go above and beyond. With a dedicated team of senior stylists, the company has a heartfelt motto that they live by, “Exceeding expectations every time”.

Want to meet the Cloud Nine Weddings crew in person? Head to the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair to see them in action!

Until then, you can find them on their Facebook page or website.

 

Harper Arrow

 

After traveling abroad together, besties Demi and Emily returned to Brisbane with the determination to fulfill a crazy dream that they both shared. With backgrounds in Visual Merchandising and PR/Marketing, they decided to put their heads together and start Harper Arrow, a bespoke events business that could cater to any number of guests.

Just shy of it’s first birthday, Harper Arrow offer a range of styling packages that can be individually tailored to ensure your event is a seamless affair. Based in Brisbane, they can accommodate for all types of occasions, anywhere between the Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay. Whether you’re after a DIY hire or someone to handle all of the nitty-gritty details for you, Harper Arrow brings a little bit of magic to any celebration.

Demi and Emily work closely with their clients and love getting to know their individual style and stories. They go above and beyond to make sure their attention to detail reflects their clients personality and their creative team guarantees a stress free process, by creating a personalised mood board, creating 3D visuals and offering a complimentary consultation. Exactly what any bride to be needs in their corner!

To see learn more about their styling packages, you can find Harper Arrow on their website or Facebook page.

 

Stylised

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Conceived from the passion of founders Michael and Charlene for all things events, Stylised is a reflection of their dedication to bringing Brisbane events and planning to the extraordinary heights of those in overseas cities like Las Vegas, New York and Vancouver.

Lovers of all things pretty, the creatives behind Stylised travel near and far (and sometimes across oceans) to create memorable, lust-worthy visual treats for you and your guests. Not believing in the assembly line, cookie cutter type of celebrations, they work to make your heart beat faster, for your guests to be talking about your event for years to come and for your day to be relived with excitement and fond memories.

Creating most elements in-house. Stylised tailor bespoke packages for each and every client to suit both their vision and their budget. Offering services like, planning, styling, table-scape design, speciality installations, ceremony design, blooms, centrepieces, decor…there is nothing that they can’t do. Taking only a small number of weddings and events per week, they have a strong belief in quality over quantity, knowing that each and every space should be a reflection of what is quintessentially you.

With a team that includes a talented group of floral artisans, stylists, imagineers, graphic designers, speciality artists and fabricators, their sole aim is to make you event spectacular.

They are the early birds, the night owls, the bride’s best friend and there is almost nothing that this fanastic business can not do.

Be sure to come and meet the Stylised team at our next Brisbane Wedding Festival held on January 30th, 2016. Being hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club, it’s the perfect setting to see their creations in the flesh.

To see more of their amazing work, visit Stylised on their website or find them on Facebook.

 

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HIM AND HER EVENTS

 

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Simon and Danielle are the faces behind the incredible Him and Her Events team. Wedding planning and styling extraordinaires, you’ll want to remember these names!

Him and Her Events offer a unique perspective into planning and styling. As a mixed gender team they are able to create custom built and inspired events with ease without needing to outsource.

Having been friends for several years, both having a passion for the events industry, they decided to bring their joint skills together and enter the wedding field as a team.

Danielle has a passion for all things networking and styling. Being incredibly organised and having and enthusiastic love for weddings, she began working in the industry several years ago. Ready to take the next step and to continue evolving meant teaming up with a partner who could bring the missing elements to the picture.

Simon is the tech savvy half of the pair. Having  an extensive events background spanning a decade, he has a passion for AV and technical elements. He oozes innovation and no idea is too crazy.

With their combined skills and diverse backgrounds, Him and Her are able to offer a variety of alternative services such as lighting, AV, prop hire and MC services. Planning and building since April 2015, and getting into the swing of things in the following months, this darling duo have been busy, busy, busy!

Keep your eyes peeled for their official web launch early in the new year or find them on Facebook.

 

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THE BRISBANE RACING CLUB – THE HOSTING VENUE

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We are so excited for our lovely Darling guests to experience A Darling Affair’s 2016 hosting venue – The Brisbane Racing Club.

We fell it love with it’s old school charm and it’s nooks and crannies. You will discover something new around every corner and it’s exactly what we look for when we hunt out venues to hold our events. A good blank canvas ready and waiting to be filled with wonderful wedding suppliers and inspirational creations.

Jacqueline Moore is the lovely lady behind the scenes when it comes to booking your wedding at the Brisbane Racing Club. Jacqueline is lovely, down to earth, quick and efficient, thinks outside the box, on top of current trends and is up for a creative challenge.

With different indoor and outdoor locations to choose from at the Brisbane Racing Club you can have your ceremony, photo’s, sit down reception and night time festivities all in the one place.

The Tote Room is a popular favourite to hold a reception. It is a long hall like room with polished floor boards and gorgeous bridal room for the bridal party to have a rest in and touch up the make up in a divine full length mirror. A bar is located at the other end with room enough for your guests to kick up their heels and dance the night away.

Ceremony locations where do we start? Pick your spot! The Racing Club is open to suggestions when you tour onsite but our favourite is under the glorious ST Leger Figtree.

Contact them HERE to learn about the venues wedding packages. You will be pleasantly surprised with their eagerness to help relieve your wedding day stress.

We can’t wait to show off the Brisbane Racing Club to you and your friends, so instead we’ll just give you a sneak peek before we come in and take over the joint on January 30th!

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ANNOUNCEMENT: A DARLING AFFAIR BRISBANE 2016

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You’re hearing straight from the horses mouth. We have been keeping this under wraps for some time now and we are excited to announce our new Brisbane venue to kick off 2016!

The Brisbane Racing Club is a unique venue that has our hearts racing with delight. With it’s fantastic history and character the venue is opening it’s doors to loved up couples tying the knot.

A Darling Affair will be filling the venue to the brim with the most creative, friendly and jaw dropping displays put on by our Darling vendors. Our festivals are full of life, colour, fashion, live music, fun and flavours.

We are also excited to be teaming up with some incredible sponsors who will be bringing out the big guns to make this event pop!

The Beauty Case will be heading up the fashion department and looking after the interests of all our style savvy brides-to-be. You will be inspired by some stunning fashion parades and a visit to the Brisbane Racing Club’s Bridal Lounge to try on some designer wedding gowns.

Moreton Hire is bringing one of their huge marquee’s that will be packed with some insanely talented wedding vendors. You will experience their grand marquee onsite – not just in a brochure. It’s all about the ‘experience’ when you come to A Darling Affair.

The amazing team behind AVIdeas is going to deck out the fashion parade area for your viewing pleasure with a stunning display and they will be going gangbusters with their incredible lights through out the outdoor areas as the sun goes down and the night life starts.

It will be our biggest wedding festival to date. Your not going to want to miss this, with more big announcements to come so stay glued to your screens.

Where: The Brisbane Racing Club, Ascot (home of the Eagle Farm Markets)

When: January 30, 2016 – 2pm to 7pm

To get you excited here is our exclusive promotional shoot to get you ‘chewing at the bit’ and wanting to grab a ticket to the event. Put together by an all star cast featuring The Beauty Case, Jennifer Gifford Designs, Florido Weddings and Bella Blooms Floral Designs, all of whom you will be able to visit at the fair.

It’s just a taste of what’s to come!

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SOPHISTICATED WEDDING STYLISTS

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A wedding stylist sets the atmosphere for your wedding day. We like to think we can do it all ourselves and do the DIY thing, but sometimes we should leave all the stress and hard work to the experts.

Did you think about getting the items to your location, the set up, or the beautiful little touches that someone who has a keen eye can add? It’s hard work and you could be left with a bad back or unpleasant memories of the last minute rush to have everything in place.

We have worked closely with two styling businesses for quite some time now. They have direction, they know their clientele and they have passion for styling and the finer details like it runs through their veins.

We highly recommend them and both have a different edge to their business.

STYLE LE AISLE

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Two gorgeous sisters – Jacinta and Scienta – are the brains behind this beautiful style and hire company based on the Sunshine Coast.

Travellers and dreamers at heart, these sisters thrive off their personal experiences and the things they’ve seen around the world, to give a different edge to styling. You can either hire some of their set range found on their website or tap into their creative minds.

They are dedicated to the design process and personal touches down to the most intricate detail. We are always wanting to touch, feel and explore their table settings not just sit down, eat and leave the table.

If you want to capture the attention of your guests, then this incredible duo is your perfect match.

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SIMPLY STYLE CO.

Chelsea and her husband Jimmy launched Simply Style Co well before their own wedding day. They basically were all set up to style their own wedding with their amazing hire range and love to be able to relive this experience over and over again with loved up couples

The Simply Style Co hire range is crisp, fresh and beautiful. You just want to relax on their adorable lounge and arm chair sets all day and they are perfect for gorgeous styled shots of the happy couple. We have tested them out many times.

This beautiful couple put their heart and soul into their work. Simply Style Co is a thriving business that is just bursting with life and creativity. You can expect nothing less than a beautifully designed and styled romantic wedding.

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Get it in your belly! – Wedding Catering

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It’s hump day AND it’s lunch time so we thought we’d grab your attention and write about some of the yummo food and drink caterers who tickled our taste buds at The Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair.

The great thing is when you come along to our events is you get to sample everything. The Food, drink and our vendors personalities are all taken for a test run and it is safe to say that the next few businesses come highly recommended by our staff and guests on the day.

THE BAR BOYS COMPANY

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Our dear James – owner of The Bar Boys Company – was a real character as you can tell from the above image. Super friendly, pleasant to our darling guests and knows how to mix a mean mocktail! Toffee apple and pina colada were on the menu and we can tell you that those things got guzzled down, however their beverages go far beyond these two flavours. Just ask James, he will be happy to rattle them off to you.

If you were lucky enough to be on the back lawn at The Chapel Woombye, like some of our darling models, you were treated to a chocolate shot with a Oreo cookie for the garnish. It was real good!

The Bar Boys Company is classy, sleek and they have some lovely styling décor to suit your wedding day theme. Add a little pizzazz to your wedding celebrations and hire them to not only entertain your guests but to keep them refreshed so they can party the night away.

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L&L Co. EVENTS JIMMY’S CATERING

The wonderful crew behind L&L Co. specialise in helping you plan your perfect day. They have great contacts that they collaborate with to provide you with the best of the best on the Sunshine Coast. One of those services is Jimmy’s Catering.

Jimmy’s Catering has been around for some time now on the coast and he sure knows how to mix the perfect spices and seasonings to make mouth watering food. At the fair they served up delicious sliders that were so delicious that we all kept going back for more!

Clean, quick and ever so polite, Jimmy’s Catering is top notch when it comes to serving up some of the best wedding reception food. Check out L&L Co. Events today!

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