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



perfectly sweet cake tableAlicia from Perfectly Sweet and specialise’s in creating a distinctively unique lolly and dessert buffet that is personalised to the theme, style and mood of your specific event. eg. Weddings, Engagements, Birthdays, Baby Showers, Christenings, Kitchen Teas, Corporate Events, Product Launches or any special event. What ever the occasion Perfectly Sweet can sugar coat your event and have your guest buzzing with excitement

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perfectly sweet donutsIt’s such a special feeling being able to set up a buffet for someone’s wedding and seeing there reaction when they walk into the room.  Alicia loves being able to be apart of someone’s special day and sweetening their event.


hansel cakeMegan is a Brisbane based baker and cake decorator with a passion for creating cakes that make people say ‘I can’t cut it, it’s too pretty!’

Hansel & Gretel SelfEach couple she meets with are unique, therefore, their cake should be a reflection of them and their event. All of her cakes are sketched from scratch for each individual couple. No picking a cake out of a binder here!

Planning your dream cake starts with a complimentary consultation and cake tasting with owner/operator Megan. At this time you have the opportunity to try a variety of our fabulous flavours and discuss what design ideas you may have!

hansel pie tablehansel cake 2Cakes are priced individually as each cake varies on the amount of detail and time it will take to execute your design.  All Hansel&Gretel Cakes are made completely from scratch (no shortcuts here!) and only the finest quality and locally sourced ingredients are used in our cakes.  Its also important to Megan that your cake be styled to perfection.

Now that that your mouth is watering and your craving a sugar fix get online and grab your tickets to the Wedding Fair this Saturday to see the AMAZING eye popping displays that these ladies will be showcasing.





Sensational Styling

Here at A Darling Affair HQ we wish our own homes had the touch of magic that the creative stylists and prop hire companies that exhibit with us can imagine and create.

Instead of dreaming about it you can have it for one day and live in the moment by having them style your own wedding or hiring a few of their gorgeous pieces to deck out your venue of choice!

Meet some of the best in the business below!


lovestruck 1Straight out of high school Kelly, owner of Lovestruck, studied Event Management at Uni and used to regularly buy a bridal magazine just because she loved looking at all the pictures and dreamt of organising amazing parties.  These days we are lucky to have infinite number of amazing wedding magazines (such as Hello May!) and blogs to get inspired by on a daily basis.  It’s like her dream come true.

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Lovestruck came to fruition after her own wedding in 2009, when both her and her husband discovered how hard it was to source anything out of the ordinary, typical wedding set.  It just seemed logical and they haven’t looked back.

Lovestruck offers a unique wedding and event hire inventory, staying away from the mainstream variety of hire goods and doing their best to bring  clients good quality and stand out pieces.  A styling service for couples is also available.
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 Their range is fun.  It’s elegant.  It’s a multitude of things, but most importantly, it’s different.  And that’s the way we like it.


hamptonJudi and Kris Watts are a husband and wife team and owners of Little Gray Station, after an inspiring team meeting with other team members, they collectively decided to open a new fresh hire company. From one staff meeting Hampton Event Hire was created. The Hampton Event Hire team are young, enthusiastic and are constantly in search for the latest trends and products in order to keep their range and brand fresh and accessible.

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With a mighty big warehouse full of gorgeous furniture and décor, they are a “boutique” for wedding hire. Offering a large range of items including a selection of chairs, timber dining tables, crystal looking glassware, French dinner plates, French sofa’s and armchairs, custom made bars and not to mention their extensive range of cocktail style furniture.

Each client is important to our team, we are easy to get in touch with and we DO respond to emails, making your experience with Hampton Event Hire a pleasant experience.

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We seriously can’t wait to see their amazing and inspirational stalls they have on display for you all. Your in for a real treat!
Grab your tickets online HERE to beat the crowds on January 17th  at the front gate of The Old Museum Brisbane xx




Sometimes we come across a vendor who is so truly unique that we just can’t fit them in to any kind of mould.  For our Brisbane Fair, we have found three of the most wonderfully creative and fresh speciality vendors who all offer something incredibly beautiful and unique.

We can’t wait for you to meet them at the fair but for now, let us happily introduce them to you…


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Brooke from Vessel and Vine has always been a maker of “things”.   She studied interior design and has a special love of gardening, so when those two worlds combined – Vessel and Vine was born!

Vessel and Vine offer handmade vessels to use as tea lights and place settings.  They are made using modern cement and can be tinted to any colour to match the styling and decor of your home or event.  They are super versatile and can be used on tables to display names or offered as favours for guests.  We love these little vessels and will definitely be stocking up on some for our homes!!

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Tash is the mastermind behind Gold Wedding Hire and she brings something totally new and unique to the wedding industry.  Inspired by the gold styling trends taking the world by storm, she realised that golden cutlery wasn’t available for hire in Australia so she decided to take on the task herself!

Gold Wedding Hire currently offer four exquisite collections varying in style, with three gold options: yellow gold, rose gold and copper gold.   But keep your eyes peeled!  Tash plans on extending her range to include gold decor in the near future!

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Danielle began Fair Light Blessed originally as a marketeer selling a variety of indoor herbs and succulent gardens, however she was soon inundated with orders for succulent wedding favours and decided to go full time wedding.  Once she began she became completely obsessed with weddings and was able to transform her passion for gardening into a legitimate business.

Fair Light Blessed offers custom ordered succulent and organic herb wedding favours.  Each order is completely unique to suit their bride and groom’s personality, wedding theme and colours. As well as favours they will soon be launching a small range of hire items including their very cool 53cm tall succulent monograms spelling “LOVE”.

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To chat to these talented ladies about how they can help bring your wedding to life then make sure you come along to the fair!   Tickets are available right HERE! 


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.



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.



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.



Wedding Venues on the Sunshine Coast

At the Wedding Fair we had two gorgeous venues on display. One was The Lakehouse Sunshine Coast and the other was The Chapel Woombye where the event was held.

The A Darling Affair team has worked with both locations doing stunning styled promo shoots and we love their uniqueness and nooks and cranny’s that gives you amazing backdrops for your wedding day photo’s. When Elephant Met Zebra did our last promo shoot at The Chapel and took these gorgeous pictures below.

Weddings are booking up fast at both locations since the fair so don’t wait too long to get in touch with the owners and have a look around these stunning venues.



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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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