We were so thrilled to be back on our own turf on The Sunshine Coast last Saturday! We have a soft spot in our hearts for our local crowd, both the vendors and the new brides and grooms to be, that come through the gates.

A Darling Affair’s events are all about creativity, inspiration and the friendliest vendors who are genuinely excited for you on your engagement to the love of your life. There were darling guests and wedding suppliers grinning from ear to ear and having a good old laugh as we walked around the venue of The Chapel Woombye.

When Elephant Met Zebra – our official photographers captured the days events to perfection for you to relive all over again, OR if you couldn’t make it you can see it for the first time and think damn I should have gone!

The weather forecast was a high percentage of rain. However, the heavens were kind to us and the sun shone down for us all to have a ripper of a day.

There was live music, food and drinks on the lawns and photo booth fun. Workshops by Trent & Jessie Photographers on wedding day photography and Coco Bride ran one on stationery styling, were bonus features at the event.



Simply Style Co decked out a beautiful bridal and suit collaboration with their gorgeous hire range. But wait there’s more!

The Fashion Parade was the highlight of the event and it still gives us goosebumps thinking about it. It was located under a magnificent nordic tipi by TIPI LUXE. Seriously you will fall in love with them. Just glorious!

Simply Style Co once again added simple touches of styling to the catwalk and Heavenly Blooms out did her self and created a beautiful hanging feature along with crowns and bouquets for the fantastic models from Katz Management.


The Fashion Parade was orchestrated by the wonderful talents of our fashion team led by Khesanh from The Beauty Case. With Khesahn at the helm, her team whipped up flawless make up and feminine natural hairstyles that were topped off by Komorebi Brides beautiful headpieces. The talented wedding gown and suit suppliers such as – Bohemian Brides, Willow Hastings Designs, Erin Clare Couture and Wil Valor inspired our darling guests who took front row seats.

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We’d like to say a HUGE thank you to our incredible sponsors Hello May and Sunshine Coast Brides Magazine for their coverage of our event to get A Darling Affair out there to you darling people.

We were so stoked with the amazing talent. Thank you for putting on a fabulous show our incredible vendors. You make us so happy. It just keeps getting better every year! Let’s do it again sometime!

So feast your eyes on these wrap up images and don’t forget to head to our Sunshine Coast Vendor Directory to find the vendors who were there in all their glory!

There are more images to come in the next few weeks and we can’t wait to show you EVERYTHING!!!

Wishing you all the best for your wedding planning. We hope you made some great connections and enjoyed your A Darling Affair experience!

The ADA Team xxx







We loved this gorgeous styled shoot at Point Cartwright on The Sunshine Coast put together by some of the best. A collaboration by When Elephant Met Zebra shot on film (his passion), Simply Style Co, The Beauty Case, The Orange Blossom, Bohemian Brides and Erin Clare Couture.


It was a windswept wintery afternoon, waves were crashing on the rocks. As you walked around the headland there it was, a gorgeous and romantic table setting put together by Simply Style Co.

The dark blue table cloth, grey table runner and crisp white’s were combined with crystal glasses that shimmered in the afternoon light. All were layered effortlessly like beautiful soft ribbons that danced in the wind draping down onto the sandy setting below.

Corals, shells and strands of beads of different textures were scattered through out the table reminding you of the days when you would trawl sandy beaches as a kid and find treasures of different textures, shapes and sizes. A table setting like this makes you feel relaxed and will help the conversations flow.

Soft water colour details on invitations and material with tattered edges to finish them off, all give the feel of the watery surrounds.






If you want this gorgeous look on this beautiful model, be prepared for your hair to feel free in the wind. The Beauty Case had this in mind and chose to have a loose but styled look, elegant with loose curls but pinned to perfection. The soft touch of their makeup brush over a brides face will make her glow in the hours before sunset.




This gorgeous gown stocked by Bohemian Brides is soft and luxurious and is so dainty in the wind. Feminine and beautiful with a flowing hemline. Top it off with a long veil by Sunshine Coasts very own Erin Clare Couture and you have the perfect look that will make your lover swoon.





The bouquet by The Orange Blossom was crisp and fresh as if they were picked from a meadow nearby. Combining a love of land that meets the sea shore. Not tight and stiffly bunched together but lovingly put together.



If you want to have beach side photos on your wedding day, check the wind factor. Brian of When Elephant Met Zebra watches intently in the hours leading up to a shoot or wedding to get the best windswept look. He worked his magic as the day light hours ran out. Just think of you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated by the sea air before you meet with family and friends to party the night away in a celebration of love.


A special thanks goes to Dallys Models for such a pleasant young lady to work with xx






Here at A Darling Affair HQ we wish that we could trade places with our lovely guests who will be at the fair on Saturday and sign up our names for the massive prize pool that is on offer at The Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair!

Our awesome vendors have been so kind enough to donate prizes that are genuinely something to get excited about and are not the run of the mill wedding giveaway’s.

If you pre-purchase your tickets online you are automatically entered into the draw. This means you don’t have to stand in line and write your name on our guest list and can enjoy more time chatting to fabulous wedding suppliers, listening to live music and stuffing your faces with delicious food!

If you choose the other option and sign up on the day, our friendly Darling Helpers will be there to help you! No problems at all!

We love that our prize pool isn’t one major prize for one lucky bride or groom to be – each are individual prizes which means more chances to win! We like to share the love around.

Here is the official full giveaway list for you to get excited about!
The Beauty Case, Trent & Jessie Photographers, Heavenly Blooms and Willow Tree Creative Services are all teaming up for a Lovebirds Engagement Shoot for one lucky couple. Package includes: hair and makeup, photography, flowers and concept styling. Valued to $1000.

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Simply Style Co – CONCEPT CREATION & ON THE DAY STYLING PACKAGE – valued up to $1,250.00!




The White Tree – a free 3 piece band, valued at $2200!!!!

This is a line up of Male Vocals/Guitar, Bass and Drums.  Their standard inclusions apply…5 hr call, feat up to 4 x 45min sets, full PA system provided




Kombi Celebrations – 3 hour champagne kombi hire package, valued at $750


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Bohemian Brides –  a Wear 5 ways dress

Coco Bride – $300 bridal illustration





TravelShoot – a $200 Travelshoot Voucher



Chase The Sun Creative – up to 80 calligraphy placecards or a welcome chalkboard both valued at over $200




Erin Clare Couture – 1 of 2 Chapel length veils, one in a Silk white colour the other is Ivory in colour valued at $175 each

Komoberi Bride – a Sterling silver and gemstone headpiece – value $129.99


The Ballerina Bride – are offering a Free Make up Trial!


Sass & Niki’s Wedding Hair – KEVIN.MURPHY Gift package from their styling studio to the Value of $100

Frankie & Mavis – a wedding tea towel by The Smith Collective. The tea towel is hand drawn with every detail to remember your day like the location, date and pictures of the lovely couple themselves, then hand printed in a colour of your choice.  Valued at $75.

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The Tuck Shop – $50 voucher for little boat espresso



Chef Favours – one of our handmade Taste Crates worth $50.  A handmade timber crate with 6 Chef Favours included so it’s all six of their handmade delicious flavours

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The Spoken Shop – XO board

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L&L Co. Events – menu tasting for 2 people

Big Love Weddings & Celebrations – Name Change Kit.

A downloadable kit full of vital information & forms. It saves a lot of the time and hassle of changing your surname with all the agencies you need to.

Butter cups Cupcakes – a dozen cupcakes.

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*Full T&C’s will be shared with the winner of the prize via the wedding vendor who has donated it.

** Winners will be announced the week following the fair.


The Gold Coast Wedding Festival was just amazing if we do say so ourselves.

It was the perfect weather for the end of Autumn as the  industrial venue – Rabbit & Cocoon – is a market style set up with both inside and outside areas. The venue was filled to the brim with the most talented and incredibly friendly wedding creatives on the Gold Coast and beyond. It was set to be a fun night you could feel the anticipation growing in the air.

The bands starting cranking just after 5pm when our guests had knocked off work and headed to the festival to have a great night of wedding planning fun. The brides and grooms to be were cheerfully interacting with our vendors, some who are new to the scene and others who have been perfecting their art for years.

The wedding festival had loads of inspiration, colour, laughs and action with a mammoth fashion parade that was maxed out around the red carpet and orchestrated by The Beauty Case team and Interlaced Media. Our guests had eager eyes checking out the finer details of the beautiful gowns and tailored suits not to mention the models from Katz Management. The Fashion parade featured local and interstate designers. We are so excited that we have vendors traveling from other parts of Australia, like Suzanne Harward Designs, to be a part of the action.

With bellies filled with delicious food and drinks, guests and vendors mingled together like they had been friends from way back. The night went off with out a hitch and we couldn’t have been happier for yet another A Darling Affair event to go down in history as an ‘affair to remember’.

Special thanks goes to our ever so supportive and hardworking sponsor Hello May. We love that they come to our events and get to meet all you beautiful guests and their readers up close and personal. Also a HUGE thanks to When Elephant Met Zebra who works themselves to the bone capturing the wonderful night on camera.

Thank you all for coming. We loved seeing your smiling faces!

We hope you found the perfect wedding supplier for your big day!

There will be more in depth details and images to come of who was at the event and what they do this week. So stay tuned xx

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Are you and your gal pals not the ones to have a drunken boozy night for your hens that you can’t even remember the next day?

Do you want an ‘experience’ and try to get reach your full potential and be calm, cool and collected so you can enjoy your big day?

Well it’s simple you need one or both of these unique services to help you out. When we came across them we were blown away!


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Angela from Luna and Lace loves bringing women together to laugh, have fun, create and bond. Luna and Lace developed naturally after Angela went to a few hen’s nights that were a bit of a flop. What Luna and Lace promotes are a refreshing alternative to these ‘traditional’ hen’s parties and turning it on it’s head making women feel good, not a horrible mess.

With many different packages to choose from Angela organises boutique bridal showers based in Byron. Take me there now i say!

Just listen to the name of some of the packages: Breathe, Create, Pamper – Divine Goddess, Blessing Way. Have you been swept off your feet? Are you relaxed already? Well here are some images to tip you over the edge and will make you want to book straight away!

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Love Me Dearly was created by Sarnia who has always had a passion for fitness and events, so she has combined the both fields of expertise into one. Her team provide wedding planning, fitness coaching, bridal boot camps and workshops.

Love Me Dearly helps brides get into shape and can take the stress away of planning your big day.

Ultimately, their goal is to share our knowledge & passion with you so you can be balanced, happy, and be the best you can be on your special day and always.

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Bringing the wow factor to our Wedding Fairs is something we look for with the vendors we select and we were fortunate enough to get some of the best of the best that Queensland has to offer for all our lovely guests to visual what these amazing stylists can create.

We saw many people stopping and chatting for a LONG time at these two companies stalls. So if you couldn’t make it on the day check them out here.


pack a perfect party 1Amey from Pack a Perfect Party ALWAYS does something that we’ve never seen before, even the men at the fair were having a close up look at what she created. iIt was actually intriguing to watch just how close up people got to her stand to see what her wall that looked like concrete was made out of.

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Amey really thinks outside of the box and you can see how well she can put different textures, colours and objects together to create a story and bring it to life. Pack a Perfect Party will turn a normal table setting on it’s head will inspire you to greater heights and lift the mood of your wedding reception to something extravagant. If you can dream it and have a vision we have no doubt that Pack A Perfect Party can help you achieve your dream wedding styling.

Amey absolutely loves what she does and has the most upbeat and fun personality. We love her to bits and we know you will too!

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Hampton Event Hire is the new company that has branched off from the owners of Little Gray Station one of the first styling companies in Queensland to really turn heads, they have now extended themselves and their business to accommodate a sophisticated, high end, luxury range of furniture and decor pieces to bring a touch of class to your wedding reception, ceremony and whatever else you’d like to create.

hampton event hire 1Their inventory of hire products is endless. You will feel like your a kid in a candy shop, there are tons of pieces to choose from. You can fit out your entire event with all of their pieces or just a few.

Easy to work with, super friendly and very professional, you know you are in the right hands and will be helped through the whole process of planning you wedding style. We can’t wait to work with this power house husband and wife team and their superb company again!

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So you’ve set a date to get married. The all important date that you work towards for months and months or even in some cases years.

If your smart you know that sometimes you can’t do things all by yourself because let’s face it we live in a busy fast paced world. Don’t leave your wedding day to chance and think it will take care of itself otherwise you will find yourself in a whole lot of hot bother on a day where it is meant to be enjoyed and a real celebration of who you are as an individual and more importantly as a couple.

We had some wonderful wedding planners who exhibited at the Brisbane Wedding Fair who can relieve you of wedding day stress and they would surely love to hear from you and help you get your wedding day just right.


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Amanda from Ave Events got such a kick out of her debut wedding fair. She met with so many gorgeous brides and grooms-to-be, all bubbling with excitement of their upcoming wedding. This excitement is why Amanda does what she does as a wedding planner and why she loves it so much.

Amanda will be there every step of the way with planning your wedding giving you access to her knowledge, support and advice. The goal is to get married once and do it right – with Ave Events they will help that become a reality.

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Erin the director of Hope & Lace Wedding Planning & Events thinks of everything. It was such a hot day at The Brisbane Wedding Fair that she took the initiative to make little fans for our darling guests to cool themselves down.

Erin is always thinking ahead on how to make an event or wedding better and how guests and couples can have the most awesome day with all the finer details catered for.

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Hope & Lace events are inspirational, colourful, unique and they take great pride in making the bride and grooms wedding day vision come to life. Just check out their insta feed and you’ll understand what we mean. ENJOY! xxx

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There are certain elements of our stylists displays that we just fall head over heels with when they do a table setting at our wedding fairs. They give you just a taste of what you can expect from the rest of their range that they have on offer for you.

We wish we could take the pieces and place them in our very own home. Here’s a little table setting inspiration that they served up for you to be inspired by.


Lovestruck showed off the intimacy of having small round tables that seat 8 guests. It truly is a beautiful setting if you place the right people at the table who can have a great conversation all night – rather than ‘can you please pass the salt’.

The beaded chandelier with flowers dripping off the bottom stole our heart along with the beautiful champagne glasses.

You NEED to check out the rest of their range. They have the most unique pieces that we haven’t seen anywhere else.

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CL Wedding & Events don’t scrimp on style and arrangements. When you sit at one of their styled tables it is a feast of visual explosion and beauty. Working closely with Twig and Grace who provided the hydrangea’s – it created a richness that you just wanted to sit down and devour the rest of the cake on the table.

CL Weddings has a HUGE range of stock that cater for everyone’s different personalities and style, from the cutlery on the table to the seats you sit on they range is extensive and grand.

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You can find these services on our Brisbane Vendor Directory. Be sure to check them out for all your styling needs. ENJOY! and happy planning! xxx

Image credits: When Elephant Met Zebra

Sensational Styling

Here at A Darling Affair HQ we wish our own homes had the touch of magic that the creative stylists and prop hire companies that exhibit with us can imagine and create.

Instead of dreaming about it you can have it for one day and live in the moment by having them style your own wedding or hiring a few of their gorgeous pieces to deck out your venue of choice!

Meet some of the best in the business below!


lovestruck 1Straight out of high school Kelly, owner of Lovestruck, studied Event Management at Uni and used to regularly buy a bridal magazine just because she loved looking at all the pictures and dreamt of organising amazing parties.  These days we are lucky to have infinite number of amazing wedding magazines (such as Hello May!) and blogs to get inspired by on a daily basis.  It’s like her dream come true.

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Lovestruck came to fruition after her own wedding in 2009, when both her and her husband discovered how hard it was to source anything out of the ordinary, typical wedding set.  It just seemed logical and they haven’t looked back.

Lovestruck offers a unique wedding and event hire inventory, staying away from the mainstream variety of hire goods and doing their best to bring  clients good quality and stand out pieces.  A styling service for couples is also available.
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 Their range is fun.  It’s elegant.  It’s a multitude of things, but most importantly, it’s different.  And that’s the way we like it.


hamptonJudi and Kris Watts are a husband and wife team and owners of Little Gray Station, after an inspiring team meeting with other team members, they collectively decided to open a new fresh hire company. From one staff meeting Hampton Event Hire was created. The Hampton Event Hire team are young, enthusiastic and are constantly in search for the latest trends and products in order to keep their range and brand fresh and accessible.

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With a mighty big warehouse full of gorgeous furniture and décor, they are a “boutique” for wedding hire. Offering a large range of items including a selection of chairs, timber dining tables, crystal looking glassware, French dinner plates, French sofa’s and armchairs, custom made bars and not to mention their extensive range of cocktail style furniture.

Each client is important to our team, we are easy to get in touch with and we DO respond to emails, making your experience with Hampton Event Hire a pleasant experience.

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We seriously can’t wait to see their amazing and inspirational stalls they have on display for you all. Your in for a real treat!
Grab your tickets online HERE to beat the crowds on January 17th  at the front gate of The Old Museum Brisbane xx





Start the year off on the right track and get planning your dream wedding with some help from the experts. Sometimes our new years resolutions are overwhelming but hiring a wedding planner that has their thumb in every pie (multi – talented) you’ll be happy you made this new years resolution!

We introduce you now to some amazing and experienced planners who will be at The Brisbane Wedding Fair, January 17th!


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Many years of event management and executive assistants roles lead Erin to begin Hope & Lace. Her team loves creating amazing designed weddings for rad couples!

They provide amazing wedding planning, a fresh and unqiue approach to wedding design & styling, beautiful blooms & sweet stationery. Yep that’s right! They do it all!
Always thinking outside the square and offer something different.


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Amanda from Ave Events is passionate about helping people create celebrations that express the excitement and I-love-you-so-much-I-might-just-burst joy in their hearts.

Previously working as an Event Manager, Avé Events was born from the desire to channel this passion and knowledge to help couples navigate the joys (and if we’re all truly honest, sometimes the pains) of such a wonderful time.

Avé Events provides wedding and event planning services. From advice, to help on the day to full wedding planning – they create stunning, impeccably executed events that are meaningful in ways authentic to you.


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Grab your tickets online HERE to beat the crowds at the door to suss out these talented women.