The Rocks Functions


The Rocks Functions has been a long time favourite for natives of the Sunshine Coast. Located at the base of a mountain and facing the beautiful Maroochy River, this well loved spot oozes charm and personality.

After a prestigious history as an award winning restaurant, The Rocks Functions reopened it’s doors in 2015 and will be continuing it’s transformation over the coming months to include amazing Sunday seafood lunches along with a stunning space designed especially for weddings. Their team are making this alluring establishment hard to pass up by treating their clientele to delicious local produce, great wine and the type of relaxed vibe that will make you want to move in!

With an awesome squad of dedicated helpers gathered from across the globe, The Rocks Functions take care of every last detail. From their beyond talented chef’s, who have worked extensively all over the world, experienced staff who come from 5 star restaurants and venues, through to their in-house stylist who has been working her magic for over 20 years, this is a venue hard to beat!

Come and meet them for yourself at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair and find out more about The Rocks Functions on Facebook or their website.


Boho Sisters


Travelers, dreamers and lovers all things bohemian, that’s how you would describe the incomparable Boho Sisters!

A unique event and styling company based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, their fresh take on wedding and event styling is professional and refined with a personalised, relaxed approach. Known for their romantic and intimate affairs, the stunning spaces that they create will leave your guests spellbound and raving about it for years to come.

Boho Sisters are surrounded by an incredible support of talents to help bring your vision to life, collaborating with industry favourites in floristry, photography, fashion and styling to help bring together their signature look.

Offering bespoke packages for wedding styling, planning and coordination, this business is a must for any boho bride looking for something extra memorable for her big day.

Come and meet Boho Sisters at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on 28th October. Can’t wait until then? Find them on their website or Facebook page.


Light It Up!


Planning a trip to the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair?! One of our favourite events of the day has got to be the fashion parade and this year Out Of The Dark Event Lighting and The Perfect Party Co. are hooking us up with something extra spesh!


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Introducing the very cool Out Of The Dark Event Lighting! Working hand-in-hand with The Perfect Party Co., there’s no event that Michael wont tackle!

Recognising a gap in the market, Out Of The Dark was born to fill the need for modern and stylish lighting for events and celebrations. Providing a unique interior feel to all of their set ups, Michael and his team do everything from creating lighting plans, sourcing product selections, dreaming up custom designs and providing installation.

We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us! Head to the Out Of The Dark Event Lighting website to see more awesome images of their work or find them on Facebook.


The Perfect Party Co.

The Perfect Party Co. do it all. The sister company to Out of the Dark, they offer an all inclusive service of planning, styling, floristry and hire and can handle everything from proposal to reception pack up.

Headed up by the lovely Amey, this rad business has been jazzing up celebrations for the last five years and offer completely unique and personalised concepts for each and every client, event and venue. Often requiring the creation of custom elements, Amey and her team work with a network of creative wedding industry vendors and have managed events from Brisbane to Auckland and Fiji, with guest lists ranging from 20 to over 500!

Want know more about The Perfect Party Co.? Head to their website or visit them on Facebook.


The next wedding fair is getting close! Be sure to grab your tickets and come check out Out Of The Dark Event Lighting and The Perfect Party Co. work their magic at the fashion show, sure to blow your mind with oodles of on-trend wedding style and inspo! See you there!

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!


Top Reasons To Get Married On The Sunshine Coast!


So, you’re starting to plan your wedding and tossing around the pro’s and con’s of getting married on the Sunshine Coast.  Everyone knows that this beautiful part of the country is known for it’s stunning beaches, but there’s more to this part of the coast than meets the eye! From the breathtaking natural backgrounds of the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands, to amazing venues and top class local businesses, there are so many reasons to choose the Sunshine Coast as your dream wedding destination.


Looking for the ultimate spot for your ceremony? The Sunshine Coast has some truly fantastic venues…


The Chapel Woombye has been a favourite A Darling Affair Wedding Fair venue for years. This one of a kind, 100 year old church has been lovingly restored to make it a picture perfect backdrop. The largest of it’s kind on the Sunshine Coast, this beautiful chapel is perfect for couple’s who are dreaming of a quaint, love-filled ceremony.


The Rocks is an iconic landmark on the Maroochy River with sweeping water views and plenty of rustic charm. Stunning and relaxed, this amazing venue feature mouthwatering locally grown produce and wines on their menu list and are masters at creating a stress free day for couples by taking care of every little detail.


Nestled among the picturesque Sunshine Coast hinterland, Spicers Retreats Clovelly Estate has been renovated into a breathtaking luxury lodge. Boasting extensive gardens and top class accommodations, their experienced in-house wedding coordinator will guide you through every step of planning and make organising your wedding a breeze.


But what about the wedding cake and sweet treats that you want to WOW your guest with? Well….


The Little Bluebird Fine Cakes and Sweets are bringing a splash of elegance with their gorgeous range of delicious wedding cakes and baked goodies. A new addition to the Sunshine Coast, their distinct style is already creating buzz among brides and are quickly filling up their calendar for the new year!


Wild ChildKendra from Wildchild Catering creates incredible, bespoke wedding cakes and drool worthy dessert tables. She works alongside her clients to customise one-of-a-kind menus and no request is too crazy for this London trained baker!


SweetP Cakes and Cookies is a Noosa based cake and cookie artist that create Instagramable desserts and delectable treats. Perfect for wedding favours, your guests will be blown away by their scrumptious range of delights.


On the hunt for an out of this world wedding photographer? There are so many creative vendors on the coast, here are just a couple of our fav’s...


The uber talented Adriana Watson Photography is every couples dream! A Sunshine Coast native, she knows all the best spots and her skills reign supreme! Adriana creates an intimate connection with everyone that she works with to make sure that her photos are natural and in-the-moment.


Globetrotting Lani Carter Photographer is a wedding photographer with amazing style. She is all about capturing every romantic moment from your big day and her journalistic approach helps her to create images that you’re sure to fall in love with.


Dreaming of a beach side celebration or a bit of DIY flair? There are beautiful style options for every type of wedding…


The awesome team at Harper Arrow offer an exceptional range of styling packages that can be individually tailored to make sure that your celebration goes off without a hitch. Whether you’re looking for someone to do the heavy work or just need a bit of help with a little DIY style, they have you covered for your big day.


Boho Sisters are a unique event and styling biz based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast who create gorgeous modern Moroccan inspired set ups for any special occasion. Dreamers and travelers themselves, they design bespoke packages to give you the intimate and oh-so romantic day that you’ve been dreaming of.


Cloud Nine Weddings is a multi award winning business and a must for anyone planning an event on the coast. They take care of everything from the planning right through to styling your day to perfection.


It may not be the big city, but the Sunshine Coast has such a wide range of options for weddings. Our celebrants are all unique and we can help you find your perfect one, whatever your preference…


If you’re looking for a marriage celebrant with sass, then Hayley Belle is your girl! This rad young mum is a ball of energy and up for anything! With a background in radio, she’s now working in her dream job and uniting lovebirds across Queensland.



They don’t call her The Sunny Celebrant for nothing! Natalie Skye is full of life and injects her unique sparkle into every ceremony that she performs. A Sunshine Coast favourite, Natalie has brought together couples all over the globe.


The lovely Paula Koda has been helping couple and families celebrate milestones since 2010. A whole-hearted celebrant, Paula has a warmth and energy that radiates to all she meets.


Dazzling scenery and talented creatives make the Sunshine Coast an amazing wedding day option that ticks ALL the boxes with everything you need to create the once-in-a life-time, unforgettable day that you’ve been dreaming of.

Come and meet all of these amazing vendors (and more!) at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on 28th October. And for more behind the scenes info and drop dead gorgeous wedding inspiration follow A Darling Affair on our Instagram or Facebook page!

Cloud Nine Weddings


Get ready to meet Cloud Nine Weddings!

This multi award winning business is a must for anyone planning a wedding or celebration on the Sunshine Coast.  A one stop shop for everything wedding related, they cover all the important bases from planning to decorating and every little nitty gritty in between. The team are pro’s at creating your dream day and are there working alongside couples from engagement all the way to the ‘I do’s’. Cloud Nine Weddings can organise decorations, help with finding the perfect ceremony location, assist with council permits and just about anything else to help make your celebration seamless.

The Cloud Nine team are seasoned professionals at a job that they love, which first started as an online store in 1998. Owner/manager Julie Ann Brown is the creative genius and powerhouse of this booming business, having been voted Australian Wedding Planner of the year twice, a testament to her talent and passion to go above and beyond. With a dedicated team of senior stylists, the company has a heartfelt motto that they live by, “Exceeding expectations every time”.

Want to meet the Cloud Nine Weddings crew in person? Head to the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair to see them in action!

Until then, you can find them on their Facebook page or website.


Equip 4 Hire

Dreaming of a fun, loved-filled wedding day, but not sure how to get the look that you want? Equip 4 Hire have everything that you need to set up the perfect ceremony, reception or after party that you envision.

This is the team that you want in your corner to get the job done! Their goal is help you create magical memories and there’s nothing that they aren’t willing to try! One glance at their product list is all you need to see that they are able to provide everything from the marquee, lighting, dance floor, tables and chairs, right through to the linen and cutlery. This awesome business can provide just about anything for your perfect DIY wedding and are more than happy to do the grunt work with set up and take down. Picturing something that they don’t have on their product list? No worries! Equip 4 Hire love trying new things and are always keen to hunt down that perfect item that their clients are dreaming of.

From the beginning of your wedding planning journey, the team are there to support you in every way possible. Their friendly and helpful outlook will calm any fears and they can assist with every step from your initial free site inspection to discuss logistics, through to the quoting stage with their friendly admin staff. This local business has wonderful relationships with all of the friendly vendors in the industry and can happily liaise with your wedding planner, stylist or florist throughout the whole process to make sure that the equipment that Equip 4 Hire provide will also meet their needs.

Come see their set up for yourself at the next Wedding Fair this October! To find out more about Equip 4 Hire find them on their website or Facebook page.


Harper Arrow


After traveling abroad together, besties Demi and Emily returned to Brisbane with the determination to fulfill a crazy dream that they both shared. With backgrounds in Visual Merchandising and PR/Marketing, they decided to put their heads together and start Harper Arrow, a bespoke events business that could cater to any number of guests.

Just shy of it’s first birthday, Harper Arrow offer a range of styling packages that can be individually tailored to ensure your event is a seamless affair. Based in Brisbane, they can accommodate for all types of occasions, anywhere between the Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay. 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 celebration.

Demi and Emily work closely with their clients and love getting to know their individual style and stories. They go above and beyond to make sure their attention to detail reflects their clients personality and their creative team guarantees a stress free process, by creating a personalised mood board, creating 3D visuals and offering a complimentary consultation. Exactly what any bride to be needs in their corner!

To see learn more about their styling packages, you can find Harper Arrow on their website or Facebook page.



It’s so easy for us to just fall madly in love with the displays that our amazing stylists create. Creative and romantic, they know exactly how to inject personality into any event.

From flowers to table settings, these darling teams have just what you need for a personalised wedding injected with style and flair.



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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.

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.



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Lovestruck is a Gold Coast based furniture and props rental house suited to anything-but-ordinary couples. Known for doing things a little differently, if you have a penchant for cool details, their refreshing take on wedding hire should do the trick.

You can find them setting up bespoke weddings, parties and events on the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Byron Bay and everywhere in between. Live further afield? Still get in touch.  Lovestruck never say never.

This talented team do more than just hire.  If you’re looking for a stylist, but don’t want your wedding to be over-styled, dig unique spaces and want to create a fun vibe, Lovestruck has everything that you’ve been looking for.



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Simon and Danielle are the faces behind the incredible Him and Her Events team. Wedding planning and styling extraordinaires, you’ll want to remember these names!

Him and Her Events offer a unique perspective into planning and styling. As a mixed gender team they are able to create custom built and inspired events with ease without needing to outsource.

With their combined skills and diverse backgrounds, Him and Her are able to offer a variety of alternative services such as lighting, AV, prop hire and MC services. Planning and building since April 2015, and getting into the swing of things in the following months, this darling duo have been busy, busy, busy!


Event images thanks to Rob and Lizzie


Boy oh boy, do we work with some creative people!

Our fantastic vendors at the last Brisbane Wedding Festival did it again! With amazing stalls and gorgeous displays, these talented teams make it easy to invision and create the perfect backdrop to your dream ceremony or reception.



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Hodgepodge Hire is a vintage furniture, tableware and props hire business based in Brisbane. With interesting pieces and loads of options, they supply those hard to find, individually selected items for your event. They can help supply items for your photo shoot, wedding, engagement party…. Hodgepodge Hire are the ones to go to for any kind of affair. Injecting it with their creative flair and cool vintage style, they are sure to turn your celebration into a unique and memorable atmosphere.



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Event Letters is Brisbane’s signature provider of life-size, illuminated, freestanding letters providing only the finest quality for your event. Event Letters does nothing by halves, from the size of their letters to the impact they make at your event. And just to add to the WOW factor all of Event Letters props are dimmable and have the ability to change colour to suit your events theme!



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Luxury is the first word that comes to mind when talking about Gold Wedding Hire.

Strongly believing that everyone deserves a touch of elegance and class to their wedding or event, Gold Wedding Hire offer a range of gold cutlery at an affordable price. Featured in Hello May, White, The Bride’s Tree and My Kitchen Rules (just to name a few…), this flourishing business continues to grow in momentum.


Event images thanks to Rob and Lizzie