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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.








Get it in your belly! – Wedding Catering



It’s hump day AND it’s lunch time so we thought we’d grab your attention and write about some of the yummo food and drink caterers who tickled our taste buds at The Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair.

The great thing is when you come along to our events is you get to sample everything. The Food, drink and our vendors personalities are all taken for a test run and it is safe to say that the next few businesses come highly recommended by our staff and guests on the day.


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Our dear James – owner of The Bar Boys Company – was a real character as you can tell from the above image. Super friendly, pleasant to our darling guests and knows how to mix a mean mocktail! Toffee apple and pina colada were on the menu and we can tell you that those things got guzzled down, however their beverages go far beyond these two flavours. Just ask James, he will be happy to rattle them off to you.

If you were lucky enough to be on the back lawn at The Chapel Woombye, like some of our darling models, you were treated to a chocolate shot with a Oreo cookie for the garnish. It was real good!

The Bar Boys Company is classy, sleek and they have some lovely styling décor to suit your wedding day theme. Add a little pizzazz to your wedding celebrations and hire them to not only entertain your guests but to keep them refreshed so they can party the night away.






The wonderful crew behind L&L Co. specialise in helping you plan your perfect day. They have great contacts that they collaborate with to provide you with the best of the best on the Sunshine Coast. One of those services is Jimmy’s Catering.

Jimmy’s Catering has been around for some time now on the coast and he sure knows how to mix the perfect spices and seasonings to make mouth watering food. At the fair they served up delicious sliders that were so delicious that we all kept going back for more!

Clean, quick and ever so polite, Jimmy’s Catering is top notch when it comes to serving up some of the best wedding reception food. Check out L&L Co. Events today!

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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






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.


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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Bringing the wow factor to our Wedding Fairs is something we look for with the vendors we select and we were fortunate enough to get some of the best of the best that Queensland has to offer for all our lovely guests to visual what these amazing stylists can create.

We saw many people stopping and chatting for a LONG time at these two companies stalls. So if you couldn’t make it on the day check them out here.


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Amey really thinks outside of the box and you can see how well she can put different textures, colours and objects together to create a story and bring it to life. Pack a Perfect Party will turn a normal table setting on it’s head will inspire you to greater heights and lift the mood of your wedding reception to something extravagant. If you can dream it and have a vision we have no doubt that Pack A Perfect Party can help you achieve your dream wedding styling.

Amey absolutely loves what she does and has the most upbeat and fun personality. We love her to bits and we know you will too!

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Hampton Event Hire is the new company that has branched off from the owners of Little Gray Station one of the first styling companies in Queensland to really turn heads, they have now extended themselves and their business to accommodate a sophisticated, high end, luxury range of furniture and decor pieces to bring a touch of class to your wedding reception, ceremony and whatever else you’d like to create.

hampton event hire 1Their inventory of hire products is endless. You will feel like your a kid in a candy shop, there are tons of pieces to choose from. You can fit out your entire event with all of their pieces or just a few.

Easy to work with, super friendly and very professional, you know you are in the right hands and will be helped through the whole process of planning you wedding style. We can’t wait to work with this power house husband and wife team and their superb company again!

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We can’t go past an exceptionally styled and eye pleasing cake or dessert table. It has become more than a craft than to just place you wedding cake on a small square table with a white table cloth for the cutting of the cake.

The suppliers we had at the Brisbane Wedding Fair are not just cake decorators/makers but they are designers. They sketch their ideas by hand, create mood boards and then put the plan into action whilst working beside the bride and groom to make a statement piece that ties in with the theme of their wedding

We spent a lot of time at the fair standing at their displays with our mouths watering and looking at their creative flair.


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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

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There are certain elements of our stylists displays that we just fall head over heels with when they do a table setting at our wedding fairs. They give you just a taste of what you can expect from the rest of their range that they have on offer for you.

We wish we could take the pieces and place them in our very own home. Here’s a little table setting inspiration that they served up for you to be inspired by.


Lovestruck showed off the intimacy of having small round tables that seat 8 guests. It truly is a beautiful setting if you place the right people at the table who can have a great conversation all night – rather than ‘can you please pass the salt’.

The beaded chandelier with flowers dripping off the bottom stole our heart along with the beautiful champagne glasses.

You NEED to check out the rest of their range. They have the most unique pieces that we haven’t seen anywhere else.

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CL Wedding & Events don’t scrimp on style and arrangements. When you sit at one of their styled tables it is a feast of visual explosion and beauty. Working closely with Twig and Grace who provided the hydrangea’s – it created a richness that you just wanted to sit down and devour the rest of the cake on the table.

CL Weddings has a HUGE range of stock that cater for everyone’s different personalities and style, from the cutlery on the table to the seats you sit on they range is extensive and grand.

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You can find these services on our Brisbane Vendor Directory. Be sure to check them out for all your styling needs. ENJOY! and happy planning! xxx

Image credits: When Elephant Met Zebra