Our Darling Sponsor – The Bride’s Tree


What can we say about The Bride’s Tree that won’t make us sound like stalkers?! Sally and Jenny are the dreamers behind this well-loved website and it’s safe to say that we love having them as one of our sponsors!

Sally was working as a makeup artist when she noticed brides consistently talking about how much they wished there was more information for Sunshine Coast weddings. It struck her – BAM! She needed to create an online magazine that came out quarterly, a blog with new content released every week, and a fully comprehensive directory to create everything you would need for a spectacular Sunny Coast wedding.

Jenny and her fiance were living in Scotland while trying to plan a wedding back home in Australia, but being on the other side of the globe made it hard to plan their big day.  Jenny wanted to know every last vendor and venue available for their homegrown wedding so the couple could make an informed decision and choose the best local businesses that suited their individual style. There had to be a better way.

From a spark of an idea, The Bride’s Tree is now a leading free resource for couples to find everything they need when planning a Sunshine Coast wedding. Alongside their popular blog, the girls have an online magazine launched quarterly and their online shop is going gangbusters! They’ve even taken the time to research all of the best spots for your special day and have created their own comprehensive e-book “Sunshine Coast’s Best Wedding Venues”. This e-book has made finding the perfect venue so easy for couples during the planning process, it’s a life-changer!

Come and say hi to The Bride’s Tree team at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on Saturday and head to their website or Facebook page for more inspiration.


Little Duck Calligraphy


Get ready to feel inspired!

Little Duck Calligraphy grew from the love for the art of calligraphy that artist Tess found when she was planning her own wedding. As a self-confessed history nerd and bookworm, she found herself in awe of the gorgeous script seen in old love letters and notes from generations past and knew that she wanted those timeless touches as part of her own day. This started a sweeping love affair with calligraphy and Tess soon dedicated herself to learning and growing her skills and quickly expanded to include sketching and watercolour paint.

Tess is highly sought after for creative collaboration both in Australia and internationally and has been featured in magazines across the globe. Brides and grooms turn to Little Duck Calligraphy because of Tess’s focus behind creating their stationery and the emphasis that she puts on making them the centre of the creative process.  She works together in a partnership with each and every client to create the wedding stationery of their dreams, from save the dates to thank you notes and everything in between.

Tess will be at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair sharing some of her jaw-dropping work and answering any burning questions that you may have for her, so be sure to grab your tickets now! To see more from Little Duck Calligraphy, you can find Tess on Facebook or visit her website.


Photo Credits:

  1. Peppermint Photography
  2. White Images
  3. Samantha Michael Photography
  4. TribbleShoot Photography
  5. Los Vargas Photography
  6.  MJ Mendoza Photography



Here’s one especially for the guys!

Groomology knows that it’s not just the bride that thinks about their wedding day. Husband and wife team, Glen and Kath, have created a unique business catering toward everything a groom could want or need.

These guys pride themselves on being a no BS resource for the modern groom and make it easy for guys to play an equal part in planning their wedding with awesome resources like free vow and speech writing kits, original groom interviews and a schmancy supplier directory in the works for 2018.

New to the Sunshine Coast, the gang at Groomology are hard at work growing their network of vendors and resources. They know exactly what a down to earth groom needs in his wedding arsenal and they’ll have your back every step of the way.

The countdown is on for the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair, the perfect opportunity to come and have a chat with Glen and Kath in person. Want to know more about Groomology? Visit their website or Facebook page and grab your wedding fair tickets here!


The Wedding Chapel Woombye


Get ready to swoon!

The Wedding Chapel Woombye has been one of our favourite wedding fair venues for years. Completely charming, this is the perfect setting for anyone wanting a traditional and romantic ceremony.

With a unique vintage flavour, The Wedding Chapel Woombye has the beautiful Blackall Range as it’s backdrop and is located centrally within the Sunshine Coast region. The Chapel’s classic character and charm provides the perfect ceremony location as-is or can be turned into a DIY dream.

We just love The Wedding Chapel Woombye! With it’s team of talented Event Organisers and Religious Celebrants, this quaint and affordable site ticks all the right boxes. Plus, this year they will be hosting the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair, the perfect opportunity to come and check out the Chapel for yourself.

To find out more about this darling venue , head to their website or find The Wedding Chapel Woombye on Facebook.




We are so excited for our lovely Darling guests to experience A Darling Affair’s 2016 hosting venue – The Brisbane Racing Club.

We fell it love with it’s old school charm and it’s nooks and crannies. You will discover something new around every corner and it’s exactly what we look for when we hunt out venues to hold our events. A good blank canvas ready and waiting to be filled with wonderful wedding suppliers and inspirational creations.

Jacqueline Moore is the lovely lady behind the scenes when it comes to booking your wedding at the Brisbane Racing Club. Jacqueline is lovely, down to earth, quick and efficient, thinks outside the box, on top of current trends and is up for a creative challenge.

With different indoor and outdoor locations to choose from at the Brisbane Racing Club you can have your ceremony, photo’s, sit down reception and night time festivities all in the one place.

The Tote Room is a popular favourite to hold a reception. It is a long hall like room with polished floor boards and gorgeous bridal room for the bridal party to have a rest in and touch up the make up in a divine full length mirror. A bar is located at the other end with room enough for your guests to kick up their heels and dance the night away.

Ceremony locations where do we start? Pick your spot! The Racing Club is open to suggestions when you tour onsite but our favourite is under the glorious ST Leger Figtree.

Contact them HERE to learn about the venues wedding packages. You will be pleasantly surprised with their eagerness to help relieve your wedding day stress.

We can’t wait to show off the Brisbane Racing Club to you and your friends, so instead we’ll just give you a sneak peek before we come in and take over the joint on January 30th!

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The Camera is Rolling – Wedding Films

I am a sucker for a good romantic film – my husband likes all the action type movies – so when i find a good wedding film supplier i don’t just watch one film. I usually sit in front of the computer and watch several with a snack, just like the movies.

This is what your wedding day film should be like. Not something that is saved on to a disk and watched once. It’s something that is to be watched over and over again to remind you of your commitment to your spouse on your wedding day and help you to re-commit your love to them each time you watch it.

Now these two companies and some of my favourite finds for the upcoming Gold Coast Wedding Festival this weekend. So much passion and drive oozing from their websites and social media pages that i can’t wait to see what they have in store for you on Fri-YAY night!


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Mike and Rich are mates, they have been forever. They have been putting their hand to creative projects for as long as they can remember, everything from painting murals & making websites to playing in bands (Mike did a 4 week tour when he was 16! getting snuck in the back door of venues to play). When they found themselves filming weddings for friends something clicked, and a long way down the track here they are… letting the BEAR roam.

GOLDBEAR creates narrative based wedding films. Artfully shot, creatively driven, to reflect a moment in time and making it last forever.
Their style is described as ‘loose and relaxed’. Rich says, ‘Cheezy wedding vids are just bad, so we take a filmic approach, looking for moments of colour, tone and real personality’.

They view a wedding video more like a partnership between you and them! Which basically means they like the couple to be a part of developing the creative approach, deciding on tone and mood, cool ideas to include etc. They have even structured the packages on offer to help couples feel more in control of their film and create a unique end product that reflects them.

So let the bear roam into your life and the possibilities are endless!




The young and vibrant team behind Universal York love being a part of the local creative community. Sharing the love is very important to them, which is why they donate 5% of all of their profits to charities to support those in needs #humansforhumans

They love quality people, good times and creating rad and unique things. They value quality over quantity, both in people and products.

Universal York are all about ‘collaborating’. Two minds are way better than one, and you as a couple are very much involved in the creative process of your wedding film when working with them. The heart behind every one of Universal York’s projects is to create something unique and inspiring, and above all have a good time while doing it!

They say ‘Life should be lived either (hell yeah!) or not at all’







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

Image credits: When Elephant Met Zebra






WEMZWhen Elephant Met Zebra got it’s name from the two lovebirds behind the scenes of the business. Brian’s favourite animal is the elephant and his wife Sheena absolutely loves zebra’s.

Brian has a team of fine art film wedding photographers based in Brisbane, but they regularly travel all over Australia and internationally to photograph beautiful weddings.

WEMZ 3WEMZ 2Rather than documenting a wedding with thousands of randomly captured pictures, WEMZ craft images of life, movement and emotion with the subtle touch of the artist’s hand.

Considering an entire collection of stylised photographs as a representation of the couples special day, they comprehensively design imagery using fashion and editorial photography techniques, while still remaining fluid enough to show the wild emotional component of a wedding.

You will see Brian with his band of merry men photographers snapping pictures left right and centre at the fair on Saturday, as they are our official event photographers. So don’t forget to put on a bit of lippy and a rockin’ hair style, you may just be featured on our blog 🙂


Ryder 1Ryder always loved photography but never thought he would become a wedding photographer until he was a second shooter at a wedding with his mate and since then he was hooked and has never looked back!

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Ryder produces wedding photography that captures your most natural self, the joyful, teary and unscripted moments. He’s all about caoturing what’s important to you as a couple.

As an all day wedding photographer Ryder Evans does this so he can tell the complete story of your day, stating as early as you like and will be there right up until you leave the reception, because after all that’s where the party begins, right?!



studio 60 2Studio Sixty Photography like the quote “from little things big things grow” to describe their photography business. 20 years old and still loving every minute of it.

They keep things simple so their service provides ‘the best photography with a smile’. This husband and wife team Sally and Jason are fun to be around and have great personalities. They are very personable and lovely. Scouts honour – we’re not lying.

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Ahhhh we love these photographers to bits and we know you will too. We never get tired of chatting to these fine folk.  Come and meet them all in person at The Brisbane Wedding Fair on Saturday xx




Introducing our PICTURE PERFECT photographers

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What kind of couples do you like to photograph?

My name is Ryder and i photograph rad couples in love. I’m an all day wedding photographer which means you have me from as early as you like, until you leave the reception. By the end of the day i feel like a guest and that’s pretty damn sweet. I guess it says a lot about the couples i shoot. They’re so welcoming.

What does your camera love to capture on a wedding day?

I’m all about capturing the honest, unscripted moments between you and your partner, your family and friends. Well that and those crazy moments on the d-floor!

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