Show Stopping Stationery

Stationery is the very first impression your guests receive of your big day, and that’s just one of the many reasons we adore it so much! This year we’ve hit the creative jack-pot when it comes to stunning stationery! From quirky illustrations and handwritten script, to gorgeous pastel florals. Here is just a taste of what will be on show at our Gold Coast Wedding Festival!


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Fox & Fallow is the brilliant creative collaboration between Janet Pogorelc (The “Fox”) and Darrell Kwong (the “Fallow”). Hailing from sunny Brisbane this fun pair love all things cute, quirky and whimsical.  Since their launch in mid 2012 they’ve been featured in Hitched (now Hooray), Hello May, White, Eco Brides, Bride To Be and loads more magazines and blogs.

Fox & Fallow create custom designed wedding stationery and chalkboards for fun, quirky and creative brides & grooms. Combining calligraphy, illustration and laser cutting, their stationery will definitely impress your guests!


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Dear Little Darling designer Peta is passionate about creating unique and quirky designs to suit your special day! This include place cards, menus, seating charts, table numbers, bonbonniere tags, stickers, rubber stamps and any other item that will mark your special day. This lady is guaranteed to knock your socks off!

Be sure to pop over to their websites to research them more! We would but we’d be there for hours because of our stationery addiction!


At The Brisbane Wedding Fair we saw a lot of our Darling Affair tote bags packed with purchases of papery goodness. From exclusively designed wrapping paper, to prints to be hung on your walls and samples of wedding stationery.

Paper is a big trade in the wedding industry and stationery suites can really give your guests a feel for what your wedding day is going to be like and your personalities long before they sit down at your ceremony.

We had some creative genius’s to wow the crowds with what they can do with their graphic design and calligraphy skills. So if your a paper fanatic like us at ADA HQ your going to love what these ladies can do.


Well this was one of the stalls that made us go wow! This lady knows a thing or two about an ‘inviting’ display and it goes hand in hand with the invitations that she produces.

Thinking of everything that you could possibly need – gift tags, wrapping paper, that special wall hung print for the happy couple as a wedding gift the range at Blushing Confetti just is endless.

The good thing is that Blushing Confetti has an online store too, so if you see something in these images you will most likely be able to purchase it with a click of a button. Also a little FYI – they have a little Valentine’s day special going on at the moment so head on over to their fb page xx

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Cartamodello Papeterie is very unique and that’s how we like to carefully select our vendors. Their specialty is to make invitations printed on wood! They smell and feel wonderful when the envelope is opened by your guest and they look fantastic too.

They have stationery suites that include the finest details that can involve everything you need for your wedding day to tie into your theme – from the invite to the RSVP card, wedding ceremony program to the table setting place cards and then after your wedding is all done and your blissfully starting your new life as husband and wife – the all important ‘thank you’ send out to those that shared in your special day.

So if your looking for something unique and that will last as a keep sake for a long time check out Cartamodello.

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With Love 1As a commercial graphic designer by day, her love for paper, special printing methods, stationery beautiful paper goods (and our course weddings!) led Jackie to start WITHLOVE.

Jackie aims to work with couples to produce wedding suites that tell a story about their day. Creating Stationery that is too pretty to throw away – a keepsake for many years to come.

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With Love 4Jackie is a stickler for quality (she is a bit of a perfectionist – and is proud of it) so you can be sure that when you receive a WITHLOVE product it has passed with flying colours her high standards test.


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Not only is Kylie an Art Director/ Graphic Designer, she is an all round creative dabbling in Craft, Jewellery and Illustration – all to which plays apart in her aesthetic.

Peachy Flamingo makes Custom Wedding Stationary, Cake Toppers & Tote Goods. Totes make a unique favour idea in which guests can use day to day. The Bridal Party Collection comes in both totes and drawstring gift bags, they then can be used through out the day to carry all the necessities

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peachy topperAlso available are magnificent custom screen printed or hand painted calico banners – which will make for a lovely keepsake and wall hanging in your home for years to come.

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cartCartamodello Papeterie started as most passions do: as a hobby.

While Laura was freelancing as a graphic designer she decided to open an Esty store and was totally blown away by the marketplaces response and how quickly her little shop took off. The business is a girl-and-guy-in-love partnership, making beautiful stationery for other loved up couples. Having Chris on board has been especially awesome for grooms and being able to see them get excited about planning and prep work as well.

cart cahrio signCartamodello are really passionate about high quality papers and wood and love trying to be as environmentally-conscious as possible when it comes to making beautiful stationery.

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Come and touch, feel, smell and buy some of these amazing goods on sale for your home or book in your fav customised wedding stationery suite for your big day at The Brisbane Wedding Fair Jan 17th 10-4pm.

Buy your tickets online HERE or simply rock up at the gate and grab them on the day.



We are the first to admit our sometimes unhealthy addiction to stationery.  It’s so beautiful and precise and don’t you just love the feel of gorgeous paper and card between your fingers!?

Luckily we’ve sourced some of the best to display their finest wares at our Brisbane Fair.   We’re excited to introduce you to some of them right now!


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Ellen is self confessed paper addict (especially of the confetti kind).  After getting married in 2013, she knew she had found her calling of creating beautiful stationery. She fell in love with the simplicity and nostalgia of printing techniques and wanted to bring some love back to this art form.

Blushing Confetti offer bespoke wedding stationery, wooden stamps, art prints and other papery goodness.  They are known for their design aesthetic of bold but simple designs. They are perfectionists, lovers of detail and believers in quality over quantity. The best part of all? They promise lots of confetti.  And we love confetti.

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Elly is a relative newcomer to the Wedding Industry having just launched Elly Hartley Designs in 2014.  In that short time she has already been nominated as an Etsy Design Awards Finalist for “New Talent”, so we knew we just had to snap up this new talent for our fair.

Elly doesn’t follow trends, she creates what she thinks is beautiful and hopes that others find it beautiful too.  She prides herself on offering high quality designs to suit every budget and is just about as lovely as they come!

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Justine from Chase The Sun Designs has ALWAYS been passionate about beautiful stationery, lettering and design.   She bought her first pen and ink pot in 2011 and has been madly in love ever since.

Chase The Sun Designs offers bespoke calligraphy for all stationery requirements along with chalkboard and other signage.   Each design is a special, one of a kind piece crafted with love and fun!

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Make sure you come along to meet this talented Stationers (and more!) at our Brisbane Fair!

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

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 our ‘FAVOUR’-ite vendors!

Photo of Danielle Hutton


What is your wedding specialty?

I provide mini potted succulents as unique wedding favour option.

What is it that you love about weddings so much?

For most of us it is the only party we throw where we truly splurge on the most elegant decoration to make the entire event both beautiful and memorable to ourselves and our guests.

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

An animal petting farm to entertain the children in attendance.


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

We are an online store selling everything you need for a gorgeous DIY event.

What do you love about weddings? 

They make people happy!

If you were a colour, what would it be and why?

Pink! I’m a girly girl and pink makes me happy!


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Tell us a bit about yourself…

Hi! My name is Megan and i specialize in making soy wax candles and melts for any occasion. I do what i do as it is a passion and something i love! I love being crafty and making people feel special.

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

A wooden board with keys hanging off it. A tag was attached to each key saying “Key to Success!” It was their ‘guest book’ and their guests wrote their personal message on there to the couple.

If you were a colour, which colour would it be and why?

Purple!!!! I’m a pretty spiritual soul at heart and i believe everything happens for a reason and there is always meanings behind everything.

If you looked up the meaning of purple it’s me in a nutshell.

Purple has a variety of effects on the mind and body including uplifting spirits, calming the mind and nerves and encouraging imagination and creativity.


Check out their gorgeous products online:

Fair Light Blessed  /  Confetti & Cake  /  Mother Earth Candles


Introducing our STATIONERS!



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

I’m a Designer, Illustrator & Tote Creator!

What is it about weddings that you love so much?

The celebration of Love! It is truly one of the happiest and special days that a couple will experience together and to share it with your most favourite people in the world makes it even more special!

What do you do in your free time?

I draw, brainstorm new ideas for my collections, and try to get to a beach & blog. I have a Fiji Destination Wedding Blog called Bula Bride.




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

Maytide creates embossed and foiled boutique wedding and event stationery catering for those special few who appreciate the sophistication of simplicity and the value of individuality and personal style. Everything by Maytide is absolutely 100% sustainably produced using recycled materials and handmade processes.

As for me a bit about me. I love pink things, silly old songs, Melbourne, grapes, French films, flower s, soft kitty cats, gold, silver, les bon vivant, blah, blah, blah, all shades of white, electro folk music, neon lights, knitted things, déjà vu, clumsy people, P O P C O R N, and Julien to name just a few!

What do you do in your free time?

Eat fish and chips with my husband, trawl second hand markets, with my husband trailing behind holding the bags, and get as many hugs as I can from my husband.


If you were a colour, which colour would you be, and why?

White. I’m trying to be pure…HA! I would also like to be holographic silver sparkle a little bit at the moment.

No really, I love all shades of white. I guess being a stationery artist, I get to use lots of colour, and so I get my satisfaction in white. The different natural whites you find in nature especially thrill me. ie. Snow, cotton balls, recycled papers, flowers and things like that.

For some reason, everyone buys me pink things…I guess I secretly like it too, but I can’t really say I like pink, or LITERALLY my entire apartment will be like a pink elephant…eeeked all over the place.


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What is it about weddings that you love so much?

The creative individuality that you see in each different couple and of course 2 people head over heels for each other

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

Maybe not the most unique thing but it was very sweet… we attended a friend’s wedding by the lake, as their guest book they had all the guests sign an old fashion paddle that belonged to his grandparents. Now that paddle is hung proudly on their wall with their wedding photos and a ton of beautiful memories.

If you were a colour, which colour would you be, and why?

White (I know it’s not really colour) its peaceful, fresh, clean and inspiring a blank canvas


With Love SD


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

WITHLOVE stationery & design specialise in ready-made and custom wedding invitations and stationery, along with a brand new range of stationery products for all those paper extras you might need for the big day – think recycled timber stamps, foiled thank you cards, favour tags, engagement invites and much more. I’m the kinda gal that gets waaaayyyy too excited about paper stocks and I’m a lover of typography and design in general.

What is it about weddings that you love so much?

I’ve always loved weddings, but it was through planning my own wedding that I became hooked. As a graphic designer by day, I needed something to fulfil my desire to create beautiful things and so WITHLOVE was born. It’s so nice to be a part of such a happy celebration – I love meeting engaged couples who are just beaming about what lies ahead.

What do you do in your free time?

When I’m not designing stationery for my amazing couples or dreaming up products for my new stationery range, you’ll find me deeply engrossed in a design or wedding magazine/blog, or chilling with the husband. I also love to indulge in a relaxing bubble bath with my favourite candle, enjoy a G&T and long girly chats with my BFFs, brunch (I can’t express how much I love coffee and brunch!), and hanging out with my puppies, a beagle named Herman (Merman) and a lab x retriever, Kumar.


To see more crafty prettiness, head to our Stationer’s websites:   |   |   |


Stylin’ Stationery

When we carefully selected our paper magicians for our recent Gold Coast Wedding Festival, they had to have originality in technique so we could fully give our brides and grooms inspiration and maybe even a invitation that they had never thought of before opening their eyes to the WOW factor!

Here’s a round up of the diverse styling/stationery these wonderful vendors put on show. If you see something you like contact them and say “i want that one!”


Sunshine & Confetti 

They say “if it’s on paper we can do it!” and you better believe it. We have had the pleasure of working with this lovely lady on a shoot and if your looking for invitations to suit your “theme” Boom! She will knock your socks off! Oh and she also does wedding styling. Yep a lady who does it all!




Fox and Fallow 

These guys are the creators of our awesome signage we have dotted around our fairs. “Creative Ink & Dust” is their tag line and the word creative is not to be used lightly when it comes to them. They are a husband and wife team and love oozes out from them onto the paper or boards they design for you. A class awesomeness at it’s best!





Peachy Flamingo 

Who needs paper anyway when you can “totes” have a bag! This peachy keen lady prints on ANYTHING! Paper, fabric, awesome personalised cake toppers and wedding aisle backdrops. I’m sure if she was looking at your face she would love to print something on that too!




Kowhai Kreations

If you want a keepsake or a family heirloom this is your go to lady. Kowhai creates canvas prints for your wedding and more. A reminder for generations down the track…yes your babies and grand babies not just for your own home.



Birds of A Feather –  A Letterpress Co.

Specialising in letterpress, a printing method where ink is literally pressed into paper using a heavy press. They do love their creative freedom and branch out to wooden invitations, albums and much more.




Be sure to pop over to their websites to research them more! We would but we’d be there for hours because of our stationery addiction!

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Images by: When Elephant Met Zebra




Late comers pull a rabbit out of the hat!

Behind the scenes at A Darling Affair HQ our vendors on our mile long wait list might just receive an email saying at the last minute: “Your in!”

Planning an event sometimes there are things that happen to our vendors that are out of their control. For example, sickness, family stuff to sort out. Hey we’re all human and things happen even to the ADA team…(Carrie wasn’t even at The Wedding Festival herself!) So we are completely understanding and take this into consideration.

Now all that messy behind the scenes side, a part that you never see as the show must go on.We’d like to introduce you to two vendors who stepped up to the plate with flying colours. And boy did they put on a show for our lovely guests.

Birds of A Feather – Letterpress Co.

The Birds of a Feather Team work closely with you so you get what you want. They encourage you to bring in those samples, magazine clippings, sketches and Pins you’ve been obsessing over. They will bring your obsession to life and don’t worry they won’t think your crazy because they share that same passion for stationery just like you!

They just love their big machinery and the vintage letterpress graces their studio.  Letterpress is a printing method where ink is literally pressed into paper using a heavy press. So if the grooms want a heavy machine to be involved in their stationery then Birds of A Feather Letterpress Co is the perfect match for you!

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GC Flowers +

Krishna and her team from GC Flowers +, are hands down awesome. They are up for a challenge and are in for the action. This is professionalism at it’s highest level.

During her son and daughters wedding in 2013 Krishna saw a neach for affordable, unique supplies for special events.  Her team of floral designers have over 30 years combined industry experience, having won awards for their floral designs. We were so lucky to have such a cheery team come on board for the A Darling Affair at The Wedding Festival!

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Be sure to check out their websites! They’d love for you to stop by:


And that’s a wrap!

Did you come to A Darling Affair – Gold Coast on Friday 21 February at Rabbit + Cocoon?  If you did, then this news will be no surprise to you… but if you didn’t make it, then let me be the first to tell you how FREAKIN AWESOME it was!  Seriously, we had the best and most amazing venue, vendors, models, and what a turnout!


Right from the beginning of the day when our vendors were putting in their hard yards setting up their incredible sites, the atmosphere was electric.  We all knew something really special was about to go down.  We had trucks, minivans, cars and caravans rocking up from 10am that morning and there were ladders, power tools, trolley’s and trailers filling up the amazing venue that is Rabbit & Cocoon.

Come 5 o’clock and we already had a line-up of people waiting for the gates to open.  Our vendors had put the finishing touches on their incredible stalls and we opened the gates to get the party started!  With a glass of bubbles or a beer in one hand and a totes-amazing A Darling Affair tote in the other (thanks Peachy Flamingo!), the crowds started visiting the stalls of more than 40 of the freshest and most creative wedding vendors on the scene at the moment.  The crowds continued to flow through the gates all night.

Our awesome DJ, Aaron from Cut-A-Rug, provided the playlist for the evening and along with our live music acts including Sarah Head, the tone was set for a night of fun and frivolity!



Major highlights of the night included our four interactive fashion parades, made all the more enjoyable by our incredible models who were more than happy to join in the fun with the rest of our guests getting their pics snapped at our photo booths.  Thanks again to The Brides Market, Begitta, Bohemian Brides, Urbanna, The Beauty Case, Elina Valttila and our super amazing models!








The piñata smash was another highlight of the night!  Guests lined up to take a hit at the incredible piñata supplied by Party Pony.



And finally – the annual Dance Off was a huge success, with guests getting their dance on IN THE RAIN to win $300 off a DJ package with Cut-A-Rug.

By 10pm when we closed the gates, none of us could wipe the smile from our faces.  The evening was a huge success and we had received so much amazing feedback from Brides and Vendors, without whom, this event wouldn’t have happened.

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, we have the BEST vendors, venues, models and Brides any Darling could ask for… thank you for being so amazing!

To see a little video wrap up, check out this sweet little video from When Elephant Met Zebra:

Thank you to the super talented When Elephant Met Zebra for all of our official event photos.