Beautiful flowers can transform any wedding and Shannon from Madame Bloom is the queen of her craft.

With years of experience working as a visual merchandiser, Shannon knew that is 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 order is lovingly considered and personally customised to suit both budget and style.

A delivery of beautiful blooms can both calm and excite a bride and the arrangements from Madame Bloom will have your heart racing.

Come and meet Shannon and see her talents for yourself at our next Brisbane Wedding Festival held on January 30th. Hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club, it’s a must for all Brides to be!

For more details on the talented Madame Bloom visit her website or Facebook page.

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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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For Gathering Events, it all started with Jen and Adam’s love for the open road, vintage caravans and old-fashioned celebrating!

Based in beautiful Brisbane, this Husband and Wife team love a good road trip and travel far and wide throughout Queensland and Northern NSW to offer a complete pop-up bar service for your event.

With Jen having over eight years of event and hospitality management and Adam being a true jack of all trades, this darling duo are accompanied by a crew of super talented and fun bar professionals.

Gathering Events are more than just a caravan bar. Able to offer their clients an array of options to maker their event unique, choices are limitless. Whether its homemade ice tea at a bridal shower, or lawn games at the reception, guests will be delighted by this teams bright ideas.

Be sure to come and meet this lovely couple and see their amazing caravan in person at the next Brisbane Wedding Festival held on January 30th, 2016. Hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club, you wont want to miss it!

Until then, visit Gathering Events on their website or visit their Facebook page for more details.

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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.

Based in Brisbane, while also offering services throughout the surrounding regions of Southern QLD and Northern NSW, Primula Floral Styling offer a range of tailored services that include floral and botanical styling for weddings, editorial projects, and other special events.

With the Brisbane Racing Club as the perfect landscape to view these designs, you wont want to miss our next Brisbane Wedding Festival being held on January 30th, 2016.

For more information on this blooming business and to see more images of Eliza’s stunning work, find them on Facebook or visit their website.

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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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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.



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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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.










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






Get ready! Tomorrow is the big day! The Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair is one sleep away!

Close your eyes and dream of wedding inspiration and wedding suppliers that will make you grin from ear to ear. Then wake up, shower, dress in comfy clothes, grab your partner, bridal party, mum and Gran and head to The Chapel Woombye any time from 10am – 3pm.


  1. Bring cash to buy some delicious food and wedding accessories once you are inside the gates.

2. 11AM – Mini Workshop – by Trent and Jessie Photographers – How to make the most of your wedding day photography – tips and hints

3. 12:30 – FASHION PARADE – ONE TIME ONLY – Smack bang in the middle of the day. Grab some food and sit under Tipi LUXE‘s Tipi to watch the Fashion Parade put together by the head of our fashion team – Khesanh from The Beauty Case.

Featuring: Erin Clare Couture, Willow Hastings, Bohemian Brides, Wil Valor and Black Jacket Suiting.

4. 2PM – Mini Workshop – by Coco Bride – How to create Sensational Stationery – for all the creatives out there!

Before we see you tomorrow here’s a little wedding inspo to send you off to sleep – just in case you missed it in the lead up to the fair – put together by a handful of vendors who will be at the fair tomorrow. Track them down they are eager to meet you!

Photography: When Elephant Met Zebra

Hair & Make up: The Beauty Case

Dress: Erin Clare Couture

Suit: Wil Valor

Flowers: The Orange Blossom

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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.