A Darling Affair’s – Summer Garden Inspiration

Just in case you missed it on Hello May we decided to give you another peek at the gorgeous Summer Wedding inspiration shoot that we put together with a talented team of wedding professionals located in the Brisbane region.

Brian from When Elephant Met Zebra captured the images perfectly and is a master behind the camera.


Hope and Lace Wedding Planning & Events put together this whimsical garden fresh bouquet full of blooms of every description. Coupled with the flawless makeup and hair by Khesahn from The Beauty Case and her delightful team. Our model’s lips were matched with the colour of the poppy bright roses in the bouquet.

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Now you can’t do a bridal wedding shoot without a awesome suit and a gorgeous dress. So the creative geniuses that we love working with who have passion and drive for their craft are Urbbana – men’s suits and Jennifer Gifford Designs.

suit and dressurbannagiffordAll these wonderful suppliers will be showcasing their talents at the Brisbane Wedding fair January 17th so head HERE to get your tickets online to get in the express lane at the entrance and skip past the crowds.

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See you at the fair!! xx



Pinterest is great for inspiration but sometimes you can get overwhelmed and we have some wonderfully talented and mind blowing stylists who can bring those images to life.

At the Brisbane Wedding Fair you will find high designed creative spaces stuffed full of the finer details of different styled themes to suit everybody’s taste.

Here’s just a sample of the businesses you will meet on January 17th just to wet your whistle.


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At the age of five Amey was setting tables, making place cards and putting together floral centrepieces from the garden for family dinner. Some career callings just can’t be ignored!

Amey works with her clients to create a cohesive and flawless version of their ‘Pinterest’ board.

Pack A Perfect Party provides for the whole celebration, offering and all inclusive, personalised, planning, styling and floristry service. There’s no better way to describe this business other than a ‘one stop shop!’

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Chris and Harmonie were planning their wedding and searched and searched for vendors all over Australia to see if anyone could provide what we were after – an exploding house ceremony backdrop. No one had anything like what they were after so Chris built it, and it was then that Made with Love created it’s first piece. After seeing the need and demand for unique pieces at affordable prices they just kept going.

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Made with love provides a unique service that custom makes wedding props – back drops, seats, entrances and 2D/3D free standing signs to the specifications of the client. Made with love also has pre-made items ready to hire today at affordable prices.

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No more plastic chairs and tables. Hodgepodge Hire has unique tableware and furniture for weddings and events.

They are always evolving and adding new pieces to their collection as they know every bride wants their wedding to be unique. Here is just some of their glorious range available for hire

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Come to the The Brisbane Wedding Fair to be wowed by these fantastic set ups that will be on display xxx

Tickets available to buy online HERE so you can skip the queue on the day.



Minimal Stress Wedding Services on the Sunshine Coast

When we had planned our wedding we wish we had met these ladies and used their services.

Wild Heart Weddings would have made our wedding planning a breeze whilst we were both working full time and our lovely and supportive parents ran around checking out venues, caterers etc etc for us (you know the long list of wedding preparations and things to do that doesn’t seem to end). Bless their souls.

Emma from Wild Heart Weddings has all the information you need for a well run, organised and minimal stress wedding on the Sunshine Coast. She knows things about the coast and it’s suppliers that will save you many hours of searching on your own.

We also had quite a few nieces and nephews attend our wedding. Coming from a family of 5 and my husband from a family of 7. The children did their best to entertain themselves with the ribbons off the favour boxes and guessing what colour clinker they were going to get next. Miss Poppins Nanny & Babysitting Agency would have made the wedding a big hit with the kids and our family from the stress of keeping the kiddies entertained.

These services are so unique and they LOVE what they do. Like really LOVE it.

Here’s a little insight in pictures from The Wedding Fair so you can see a little bit behind the scenes of who they are and what they do with thanks to When Elephant Met Zebra.



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So. Many. PRIZES!


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Image credit: When Elephant Met Zebra

This year’s Sunshine Coast Wedding fair is our BIGGEST and BEST yet!  We’ve got more than 50 vendors spread out across the Chapel, the Hall and the Marquee at The Chapel, Woombye and lots of them are offering up awesome prizes and promotions on the day… seriously, just LOOK at how many prizes and promotions there are on the day!



Begitta – FREE wedding dress to the value of $1,500

Urbbana – $500 voucher to go towards a suit


With Love Stationery & Design – A grey linen guestbook and your choice of either notelet or advice cards in any colour

Wild Heart Weddings – Quick Start Wedding Planning Package valued at $500

Love Note – Personalised Ceremony Entertainment  (Pre ceremony:To set the tone for your day we will play 20 mins of acoustic music while guests arrive. Ceremony: Live performance of 3 songs during your ceremony) Valued at $580

The Photo Booth Guys – Free Insta-Printer Hire valued at $580

The Curious Caravan – Win a $50 off voucher for the curious caravan event feature packages

Willow & Sage – A free E-shoot with 25 images high resolution print ready on USB along with a guest book for signing with 25 images inside

Cloud Nine Weddings – Free Wedding Ceremony Package (see Cloud Nine for details)

Confetti & Cake – $50 Gift Voucher

Kayla Marshall Hair – Free trial for a bride and one bridesmaid

JR Music – Voucher for $150 off your wedding entertainment package

Love My Food – Gourmet picnic for two (delivered) valued at $120


The Curious Caravan – Free babycino for the kids with the purchase of a regular or large cup

Coast Wedding Creations – 10% off all bookings made on the day and 7 days after the event

Made to Match Events – Receive complimentary hire of any Made to Match items of your choice when you book the “I’m Getting Married” wedding package valued at $300

Frozen Sunshine – Book a Frozen Sunshine package on the day and they will customise your sticks for FREE.

Miss Poppins –  Book on the day to receive 50% off your booking

JR Music – 50% off your wedding package if you book on the day

Confetti & Cake – 10% off bulk order of 50 or more wedding favours with free shipping


AND – on top of this there are heaps of other promotions and prizes being run through our vendor stalls on the day… so make sure you visit EVERYONE to see what’s on offer!

How to be in the draw?  Just bring your smiling face along to our fair on 19 July at The Chapel, Woombye – click here for tickets! 


Introducing our Wedding Venues!

Both of the venues that will be exhibiting at the Wedding Fair JULY 19, The Chapel Woombye and The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast are places that A Darling Affair has worked closely with and have done some gorgeous styled shoots on location. Come and visit them at the fair and discuss more of your dream wedding day.

You could always get married at The Chapel and then have your reception at The Lakehouse! The best of both worlds. WIN/WIN!!


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John is the owner, pastor, celebrant and all round good guy at The Chapel Woombye. We love this place because it’s a blank canvas and you can decorate this place to your hearts content. John very much lets you just go at it. Not many places let you have full creative control and that’s why we keep going back for more, more, more!!!

When you come to the fair you will see why we have fallen in love with this lovely white chapel and it’s nooks and cranny’s that make it a stylists dream come true.

The Chapel Woombye Shoot: Dress Judy Copley Bridal Photography When Elephant Met Zebra Styling Wholehearted Studio Flowers Willow Bud Hair & MUA The Beauty Case Suit Urbbana Picnic Love my Food Shoot Concept A Darling Affair & Little Owl Events Location The Chapel Woombye


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Kellie, The Lakehouse’s venue manager has been married for 17 years and is more in love with my husband, every year!

“I believe in love! I believe in happy-ever-after. Weddings are a significant time in people’s lives and I feel privileged to be a part of such a blessed event”.

Kellie can co-ordinate an inspection of the venue, provide packages and quotes for you beautiful, newly engaged couples and work with you to design a wedding day ceremony and reception that you will remember forever.


The Lakehouse Shoot: Photography Shutter & Lace Styling & Stationery Sunshine & Confetti Makeup Tasleema Nigh – Makeup Artist Suit Urbbana Dress Made with Love – Unique Bridal Collection Hair Liberty Hair Design Location The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast Shoot Concept A Darling Affair & Little Owl Events









Introducing some very SPECIAL-TY vendors!

Wild Heart


In a nutshell, who are you and what do you do?

We plan and coordinate awesome weddings!  We have a fresh, fun and professional approach to wedding planning and can offer as much (or as little) help as you need.  You might also know of us as Little Owl Events – we’ve just gone through a BIG re-brand and A Darling Affair will be our first public outing as Wild Heart Weddings, so we’re pretty excited to show everyone the new look.

What is it about weddings that you love so much?

The ceremony, the speeches and the dancing.  We are usually pretty involved in our client’s lives that by the time the wedding day rolls around we feel like we’re watching our friends get married, so there are usually always a few sneaky happy tears during the ceremony and speeches.  And the dancing – who doesn’t love it when one of the groomsmen decides to do the worm in his boxers and bowtie only!?

This gig gives pretty good job satisfaction – there aren’t many jobs out there where you get to work with people who are happy, excited and in love day in and day out.

What do you do in your free time?

Three words:

wine  |  cheese  |  music


Miss Poppins


In a nutshell, who are you and what do you do?

Miss Poppins is a boutique nanny & babysitting agency, focused on providing a unique service for those couples who wish to have children be a part of their big day. From kids tables, to age-appropriate activities, games and off-site babysitting in hotels or homes. We are there to make sure that Mum & Dad enjoy the wedding, knowing that their children are being entertained and supervised by fully qualified nannies.

What is the most unique thing you’ve seen at a wedding?

The brides best friends performing one of her favourite songs for her and the groom. Three talented singers, an acoustic guitar, a violin, and a very emotional crowd.

What do you do in your free time?

Plan lots of exciting ideas for Miss Poppins, eat yummy food, explore and spend time with my wonderful boyfriend.


Don’t forget to check out these speciality vendor websites for more info on these awesome services:

www.littleowlevents.com.au   |   www.misspoppins.com.au


Style It Up!

The important thing on your wedding day is to create an atmosphere that your going to feel comfortable in. Have surroundings that reflect your personality and to make it special.

A lot of brides think DIY is the way to go, only to find that they turn into ‘bridezilla’ trying to find the perfect table centre piece.

Don’t go down that path! Get a stylist! Hire that perfect piece or go all out and let them take it off your hands, but whatever you do BE INVOLVED and put your heart into the planning with your stylist.

Our recent Gold Coast Wedding Festival Stylists all have unique flair of their own. There was something to suit our brides and grooms individual taste.

None of them do the same thing as you can see for yourself below:



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Dots-DividerThe Palace and Co.

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Dots-DividerRetro in the Rough

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Dots-DividerThe Collector & Co

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Dots-DividerAutumn Grove Events

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Just like Autumn Grove Events sign says “hire me” and click on this link to find your fave stylist: https://adarlingaffair.com/gold-coast-directory/stylists/


Images by: When Elephant Met Zebra


Vendor Info Evening… a little venue sneak peek…

Hello Darlings!

On Friday 31 January, a lot of our amazing vendors made the trip to the incredible Rabbit and Cocoon to meet each other, and gather some info on how things will run at our fast approaching Wedding Festival (get your tickets here!).

When we saw the photos that Brian from When Elephant Met Zebra took on the night, we just HAD to share them with you.

Seriously… just look at how cool this venue is.  We can’t wait to welcome you all on Friday 21 February… actually, we can hardly contain our excitement!!!












The Brides Market… a very cool concept!

Last night, two thirds of the A Darling Affair team had the pleasure of seeing Brisbane’s newest bridal concept come to life in front of our eyes.  The Brides Market is the vision of Jennifer Gifford (yep, the same talented lady who brings us those divine bridal gowns!) and is a bit of a one stop shop for brides.  Our feedback from the evening?  It’s AMAZING!  This place is a must see for brides and vendors alike, there are separate sections of the store set aside to showcase different vendors, along with a gorgeous fitting room to try on some spectacular gowns and a really cool space for meetings.

This is a wonderful new way for brides to plan their special day and for vendors to showcase their work in a beautiful, creative retail space. Part bridal boutique, part wedding emporium and part industry hub in a seamlessly integrated space.  It’s located on Logan Road in Woolloongabba which is a really cute precinct with lots of cool cafes and restaurants nearby.

It’s open every day, so you can pop in and look at all things pretty at a time that suits you, and if that wasn’t enough, they’re also hosting Sunday markets once a month and Thursday evening flower and food markets!   We are in love.  Do yourselves a favour darlings and check this one out.

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