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Question… when was the last time you curated a large scale lighting installation to deliver perfect ambience, wow factor and timed specifications for ‘I can see what I’m eating’ and ‘dancing shoes ON’?

Oh never, yeah us too.

So in the interest of saving our sanity, let’s all decide to bring in the professionals when it comes to lighting up the wedding reception.

And when we say professionals, we tend to think of Out of the Dark Event Lighting. They are ambience geniuses and specialise in seriously show stopping installations. We cannot wait to see what they create at A Darling Affair, it’s sure to be a talking point and no doubt they will be swiftly filling their calendars with bookings.

We’ve selected a few of our favourite looks they’ve recently created, and are currently dreaming of what they might come out with next. All hail the lighting legends!

Wedding Lighting

Rattan & Mass Greenery
This is a bohemian classic and creates some serious chill vibes for your evening. Mix and matching the shades creates a layered, less uniform effect. We also can’t stop staring at the gorgeousness that is the accompanying floristry from Bower Botanicals in this installation. Amazing!


Wedding Lighting Sheer

Sheer Linens
Ethereal and perfectly diffused for a soft, whimsical glow to the evening. A small cluster of these would be a gorgeous feature over the dance floor or bridal table, or regular lines above long feasting tables would take your guests’ breath away.


Wedding Lighting Fairy Lights


Fairy Lights en masse
A classic approach which never fails to set the romantic, twinkling scene. Paired perfectly with an overabundance of florals and greenery for a true secret forest feel.

These lighting legends will be at the fair and boy are you going to love meeting them! So head on over to the website and grab your tickets now.

The Creative Florists You Need To Follow On Instagram

A florist that has an ability to artfully create bouquets is worth their weight in gold. But when they have a beautiful Instagram for you to feast your eyes on from the comfort of your own home, it is a no brainer for us… we’ll be hitting follow faster than you can say *love*! So today we are introducing you to four talented florists you need to be following.


Heavenly Blooms

Photo: Bonnie Jenkins

Heavenly Blooms lives up to its name and so does its Instagram. Full of beautiful imagery by equally talented photographers, Nat and her teams organic and creative take on floral styling has a style of its own. If you love Instagram accounts full of colour and artfully arranged flowers, you will no doubt love love what you see.


Yukari Botanicals


Photo: Janneke Storm

Yukari Botanicals is another florist with a unique aesthetic all of its own. Creative floral designer Ella loves using natives and dried flowers to create the most dreamy bouquets. Her style is loved by stylists and designers alike and you will see her arrangements and florals popping up all over the place online. If you love linen and natural textures… Yukari is a must to follow.


Florals & Co

Photo: Bulb Creative

Florals and Co is where you will no doubt find some of the most lush floral installations you’ve ever seen. They buy only the freshest most premium quality flowers which they hand select from their trusted growers and suppliers to create unique floral designs for weddings and events. If pretty and opulent flowers are what you are after, feast your eyes on their Instagram for instant flower envy.


Gloriosa Florals

Photo: Florido Weddings

These creatives know how to style an event. One visit of their Insta and you will see how versatile they are! A qualified florist with 12 years of experience, owner Sarah lovingly creates beautiful arrangements. With a keen eye for detail and quality of florals she loves to design floral arrangements and installations to reflect style, taste and individual tastes of her couples. And luckily for all of us, she documents these creations on her Instagram.

So there you have it, the florists you need to follow! The good news is, you will get to meet some of these talented florists in real life at our Brisbane Fair. Tickets are available now so make sure you get yours as soon as possible.

Blooming Lovely Style

The Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair has come and gone for another year! We had such an awesome line up of vendors, it’s hard to put our excitement and love for them all into words…but we’ll try! First off we have some big love to share for all of the talented florists and stylists. These guys brought their A game!
In an industry where trends are constantly changing, Nat from Heavenly Blooms is a florist that evolves with the times. Her unique style inspires her to take risks and think outside of the box, designing floral creations that are wild and organic. Nat is such a talent and Heavenly Blooms creations beautifully mimic nature while also reflecting the vision drawn from the world around us.
Gloriosa Florals brought some magic to the fair with an array of beautiful blooms and an absolutely fabulous floral arbour that wowed all of our guests. Florist, Sarah, is a genius at creating breathtaking arrangements and is known for her bouquets, reception florals and showstopping hanging chandeliers. Based in Brisbane, Gloriosa is a full-service florist specialising in weddings and their team travel to the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowomba, Tweed Coast, Byron Bay and many other amazing venues in between to bring some magic to your special day.
Cloud Nine Weddings is a multi-award winning business and an absolute must for anyone planning a wedding or celebration on the Sunshine Coast. This awesome business has everything you could ever need to create your dream wedding. Cloud Nine Weddings can organise decorations, help with finding the perfect ceremony location, assist with council permits and just about anything else you can think of to help make your celebration seamless. They also supplied A Darling Affair with some stunning signs on the day of the fair, we couldn’t have loved them more!
Is there anything better than working with your BFF? With backgrounds in Visual Merchandising and PR/Marketing, besties Demi and Emily decided to put their heads together and start Harper Arrow, a bespoke events business that could cater to any number of guests.
Based in Brisbane, Harper Arrow offer a range of styling packages that can be individually tailored to create your dream celebration. 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 event.
A big shoutout to Boho Sisters! These girls know how to turn heads! Their team created a chic and relaxed oasis on our Picnic Lawn, making it the perfect spot for couples to unwind in between cruising the fair. We still get googly eyes just thinking about this beautiful space.
Boho Sisters are known for their unique styling talents.  Based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, their fresh take on wedding and event styling is refined with a personalised, relaxed approach. The girls have made a name for their romantic and intimate affairs and the gorgeous spaces that they create have made them in-demand in and around this beautiful part of the country.
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!



Gloriosa Florals


We are so excited that Sarah from Gloriosa Florals will be wowing us with her gorgeous designs at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair!

Glorioso Florals is a full-service florist specialising in weddings and Sarah is a genius at creating breathtaking arrangements, from bouquets, reception florals and even hanging chandeliers. Based in Brisbane, the team travel to the Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Toowomba, Tweed Coast, Byron Bay and many other amazing venues in between.

Sarah is a fully qualified florist with 11 years of experience and has a keen eye for detail and quality. She’s known for thinking outside the box to create items that make your wedding florals unique to just you.  Her love of flowers transfers into her creations to reflect style, taste and individual designs for clients. 

Be sure to come and meet Sarah next Saturday and head to the Glorioso Florals website or Facebook page to see more of her stunning designs.


Heavenly Blooms


Flowers make everything better and Heavenly Blooms know how to create showstopping masterpieces sure to take your breath away!

Natashia Westrep is the florist behind this flourishing business which first started life as a market stall and has now turned into a coast favourite for Brides looking for designs with a natural feel. Nat’s distinct style and floral creations are wild and organic. They mimic nature while reflecting the inspiration that she draws so lovingly from the world around her and it’s not uncommon to find her foraging for those crazy weeds and textured pieces to give a bouquet that little something extra that her clients love.

In an industry where trends are constantly changing, Heavenly Blooms is a floral design business that evolves with the times and is inspired to take risks and think outside of the box.

We are beyond excited to see what jaw-dropping arrangements Nat has planned for us at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! Until then, you can visit Heavenly Blooms on their website or Facebook page.


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!


Sunset Shoot


What happens when you combine an amazing bunch of creatives, the A Darling Affair team and the stunning Sunshine Coast mountains? Ummm…one of our favourite shoots ever!

A few months ago, one of our A Darling Affair dream teams put together the perfect Autumn photo shoot. The Sunshine Coast is home to some spectacular mountain walks and wanting to create something a little different, they weren’t afraid to be a tad adventurous and hike up beautiful Mt Ngungun, the ultimate backdrop for dreamy, love-filled photo’s.

Fun was the order of the day, and Babushka Ballerina provided the perfect dresses for a bride who loves a splash of adventure, The Beauty Case was (as always) on hand with stunning, on point wedding hair and makeup, amazing images were taken by the very talented Juddric Photoraphy and Rose and Heart provided a bouquet of flowers that would make Mother Nature swoon!

We just love how these images turned out! Be sure to come and meet some of the amazing vendors that put together this photo shoot at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair this October. Early bird tickets  available now!



Beautiful flowers can transform any wedding and these amazing florists are the queens of their craft.

With expert skills and talent practically oozing out of their pores, this amazing group will turn anyone into a true romantic when they spy their breathtaking arrangements.

Just a few of the amazing floral stylists on show at the last Brisbane Wedding Festival, these ladies know flowers!



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With years of experience working as a visual merchandiser, Shannon knew that it was time to make a leap to her true calling. Training and gaining work experience in bustling Melbourne, it wasn’t long before Shannon brought her talents to sunny Brisbane. After a few years and lots of weddings in this climate, she is a pro at knowing of whats going to last and what won’t.

A one woman show, Shannon’s love of flowers knows no bounds! Each Madame Bloom order is lovingly considered and personally customised to suit both budget and style.



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If you looked up Flower Power in the dictionary, you’d find a big picture of Primula Floral Styling underneath. The floral arrangements that Eliza is able to create is nothing short of breathtaking.

Primula grew from her love of all things romantic, loose and wild and she found weddings to be the perfect occasion to celebrate the inherent beauty of flowers.

Since entering the wedding industry in 2012, Primula have become dedicated to sourcing flowers and botanicals that truly stand out in a crowd. Whether it’s bringing you Victorian garden roses loaded with a scent that will make your heart skip a beat, or foraging locally for lush, sprawling foliage that mimic our wild surrounds, Primula designs feature the kind of botanical curiosities that will have you (and your guests) leaning in for a closer look.


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One of Brisbane’s most sought after florists for wedding flowers, the Bouquet Boutique team are known for creating concepts that are on-trend and tailored to the bride’s vision.

Headed by creative director Geraldine Hore, a floristry design expert and educator who has impeccable taste and an eye for design. With more than a decade experience in the florist industry, Geraldine’s expertise spans native flower cultivation and export, to floristry design. She combines her greatest passions – creativity, nature and interior design- to produce outstanding floral visions that are at the forefront of fashionable floristry.


Event images thanks to Rob and Lizzie



We are so happy to be able to announce that the very talented team from Bouquet Boutique will be joining us at this Saturday’s Brisbane Wedding Festival!

One of Brisbane’s most sought after florists for wedding flowers, their team are known for creating concepts that are on-trend and tailored to the bride’s vision.

Bouquet Boutique have built an exceptional reputation for producing the most beautiful and sophisticated designs from classic, traditional, modern and bespoke styles.

Using only the highest quality flowers and materials, they work closely alongside couples throughout all stages of the planning process, always seeking to exceed your personal vision for the flowers on your wedding day.

Headed by creative director Geraldine Hore, a floristry design expert and educator who has impeccable taste and an eye for design. With more than a decade experience in the florist industry, Geraldine’s expertise spans native flower cultivation and export, to floristry design. She combines her greatest passions – creativity, nature and interior design- to produce outstanding floral visions that are at the forefront of fashionable floristry.

For more information on Bouquet Boutique, visit their website or find them on Facebook.
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