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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Flowers are a big part of a wedding days celebrations.

Posies, bouquets, adorning tables, wreaths, hanging from the roof and sprinkled on cakes for decoration, plus much much more. Floral arrangements are a work of art and it is only limited to your imagination and the creator’s touch.

We are so lucky to have some of the best in the business all under one roof at The Brisbane Wedding Fair this Saturday putting on a real show for you with their floral delights.

Here’s a few for you to get to know before the big event:


T & GThe operation behind Twig & Grace is a family. The Hughes family. They are artistic florists, creative coffee-lovers and seekers of vintage fabulousness. The family embrace the differences that define individuality. They are artists, musicians and cooks and surrounded by people of the same nature.

Dezley Hughes heads up the team at Twig and Grace and is an artistic florist who has been supplying fantastic flowers to her clients for over 15 years. Dezley has an extensive background in the industry, having a store in NSW for 10 years before setting up in the Noosa Hinterland. Specialising in colour, texture and style, Twig and Grace will provide you with unique fresh arrangements for all those celebrations and special occasions.

T & G 3T & G 4Every couple has a story. They want to take your story and enhance it with beautiful blooms and styling. Flowers create memories. The colour, the texture, the fragrance combine to create an unforgettable moment in time. It’s about the little things.

The team at Twig and Grace would love to add a personal or nostalgic touch to your flowers to make the day uniquely yours. Whether it is a small intimate gathering or a larger event, casual or formal, they love to work with brides to create memories that are bespoke and distinctive.


yentlLeaf by Yentl is Brisbane’s Bespoke Florist, where every order is unique and exclusive.
If you value quality for the unquelled moments that should be filled with luxury & excitement, then Leaf is for you.

Leaf by Yentl work with you using a diverse collection of high quality products, using our bespoke service to provide you with an arrangement where no two are the same.

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We can’t wait for you to come and meet these wonderful florists and smell their fragrant displays with bold pop’s of colour and texture THIS SATURDAY at The Old Museum Brisbane! It’s going to be a visual sensation.

Tickets are available at the gates via cash or eftpos xx

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The sweet fragrance and gorgeous pops of colours of flowers really does add to the glow of any blushing bride on their wedding day.

We have some of the most creative floral designers in Brisbane town that will arrange a glorious headpiece, bouquet, back drop or freshly picked table settings for your wedding day that will have you smiling from ear to ear.

We can’t wait for you to walk into the halls at The Old Museum and smell the aroma of what these florists will have on display.

So without further delay here are some of the cast that will be there:


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Eliza, of Primula Floral Styling, recognized from an early age the power of a message conveyed by flowers. Growing up surrounded by a wild, abundant garden, Eliza was always attracted to nature, and liked the idea of working with flowers – but it wasn’t until a few years ago, when I discovered the vibrant event flower scene of NYC, that she decided to pursue it and saw how flowers lent such endless magic to an occasion.


The drama of NYC’s renaissance-style flowers certainly returned with Eliza from her travels, and continues to live on in the arrangements she makes; using high-quality, preferably local, seasonal flowers. Adding foraged branches, blooms and foliage that evoke a sense of wild wonder akin to stumbling across a hidden garden.

Luscious, loose and romantic is how to describe Primula Floral Styling. With arrangements that pay reverence to the natural grace and beauty of flowers, Primula arrangements are rich and evocative, brimming with texture and alive with movement.

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Wedding Flowers and Coffee Cups is family owned/run business, specialising in Weddings & Events with a professional & personal touch. Brides are welcomed into their café to sit down having a lovely cup of coffee talking with Tracy, their wedding consultant with over 20 years experience.

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Their passion is to service brides with our creativity, bringing their personal style into their florals. They find joy in the beautiful moment when a bride has tears in her eyes from seeing her flowers, that joy and satisfaction of knowing they have created what their hearts desire is exactly why they love doing it.

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little flower company 2Kristy first started out as an 18 yr old with her own shop called ‘Cupids’ based in Lismore until cupid struck her heart with an arrow and she found love. Love took her to Brisbane where the business blossomed and grew into ‘The Little Flower Company’.

They are now a family run floristry business run with a passion to share their love of flowers with everyone in every capacity.

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You surely won’t be disappointed with the abundance of inspiring blooms of every kind at The Wedding Fair so grab your tickets now below:




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.


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.



Florists at A Darling Affair

If you were at our recent Sunshine Coast Fair then you would have noticed that beautiful fresh scent wafting through the chapel, the hall and the marquee.  You can thank our incredibly talented florists for creating that gorgeous smelling atmosphere on the day.  These guys are up before the sun most days at flower markets selecting the best of the best to make sure their Brides are receiving top quality flowers and a big bang for their buck.  Personally speaking, flowers were my big splurge for our wedding… I justified that by telling my husband-to-be that this would be our only wedding and the one day of my life that I am allowed to go a bit berserk with flowers, it was my one chance to fill our entire house for the week following with amazing, beautiful smelling flowers that made me happy every time I looked at them.  It worked and I got to fill up our wedding (and house) with flowers. I can still remember the smell.

If you need a florist then PLEASE just book one of these guys.  You will be amazed with their creative flair and attention to detail.  We love them and we know you will too.

Thanks again to When Elephant Met Zebra for these beautiful images of Styling Hue, Willow Bud and Twig & Grace.


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Introducing the MAGNIFICENT Twig and Grace!


Twig & Grace this year was our major floral designer for our Sunshine Coast Fair, so we knew that things were going to be taken up a notch… but what Dezley, Michael and the team created on the day left our jaws scraping along the ground.  These guys worked tirelessly to transform the entrance to the chapel along with the fashion parade area and we were squealing like kids on Christmas morning when we saw it come to life in front of our eyes.

Inside there was an explosion of colour! Their vintage french bike with the gorgeous wooden cart on the front overflowed with flowers that created a beautiful fragrance in the chapel. It was a glorious delight to the senses of both smell and sight and if you could eat their display you would!


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Outside was a whole other story!

The lush greenery looked incredibly beautiful (we have never seen greenery used this way before – usually it’s a filler in your bouquet). It created the perfect backdrop for the day.  If you’re anything like us, you just can’t get enough of how amazing the fair looked this year.

We have never met a more organised and professional business in the wedding field, as they should be with years of experience in the industry under their belt with amazing personalities to match. If you are a creative soul you should really visit them in their store in Cooroy and stay for a cuppa and discuss all your wedding floristry needs.

THANK YOU TWIG & GRACE!  We love you. Can’t wait to work with you again!

So enough of our chatting we’ll let the images speak for themselves.


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  All of these items are available to hire from Twig and Grace so go hit up their web site and give them a call today!!

Images by: Twig and Grace & When Elephant Met Zebra and Marion Jonkers Photography



So. Many. PRIZES!


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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