Stylists at A Darling Affair

There are SO many options out there these days when it comes to styling your wedding.  Gone are the days of chair covers and sashes and mirror base decorations (phew!).   The sky is the limit these days and you are only restricted by your imagination.  Stylists today are creative and passionate about making your wedding day a reflection of who you are as a couple… you can incorporate your interests into your styling and give your guests a little insight into the life of you and your brand spanking new official partner in life and crime.

A stall can say a lot about a stylist too!  So here is a bit of a recap on the stalls of our stylists at our recent Sunshine Coast Fair.  Thanks to When Elephant Met Zebra for these photos of Love Bird Weddings, Made to Match Events, Simply Style Co and Cloud Nine Weddings.



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Styling Perfection by Simply Style Co.

We think our Sunshine Coast Fair this year looked prettier than ever before… between the sun drenched chapel, the warm and buzzing atmosphere in the back hall and the chilled out vibes in the marquee, we pretty much had all bases covered.  Our guests could mingle and enjoy the day with lots of yummy food to eat, lovely live music and pretty things to look at all around.

We have a big fat thank you we need to make to the very inspiring Simply Style Co who managed to transform the grounds into some kind of sweet magic on the day.  You may have noticed the gorgeous lounge set up where our models hung out in the marquee? Or those fantastic chairs and lawn games at the fashion parade and the front of the chapel?  And we’re sure you managed to get a glimpse of the very cool stall set up for Hello May… all of that (and more) came from Simply Style Co.  We LOVE these guys and we’re sure you’ll love them just as much as we do… if you need a stylist for your wedding then drop them a line right now.

In the meantime, here are some images from When Elephant Met Zebra of the beautiful event styling on the day…

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Introducing the MAGNIFICENT Twig and Grace!


Twig & Grace this year was our major floral designer for our Sunshine Coast Fair, so we knew that things were going to be taken up a notch… but what Dezley, Michael and the team created on the day left our jaws scraping along the ground.  These guys worked tirelessly to transform the entrance to the chapel along with the fashion parade area and we were squealing like kids on Christmas morning when we saw it come to life in front of our eyes.

Inside there was an explosion of colour! Their vintage french bike with the gorgeous wooden cart on the front overflowed with flowers that created a beautiful fragrance in the chapel. It was a glorious delight to the senses of both smell and sight and if you could eat their display you would!


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Outside was a whole other story!

The lush greenery looked incredibly beautiful (we have never seen greenery used this way before – usually it’s a filler in your bouquet). It created the perfect backdrop for the day.  If you’re anything like us, you just can’t get enough of how amazing the fair looked this year.

We have never met a more organised and professional business in the wedding field, as they should be with years of experience in the industry under their belt with amazing personalities to match. If you are a creative soul you should really visit them in their store in Cooroy and stay for a cuppa and discuss all your wedding floristry needs.

THANK YOU TWIG & GRACE!  We love you. Can’t wait to work with you again!

So enough of our chatting we’ll let the images speak for themselves.


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  All of these items are available to hire from Twig and Grace so go hit up their web site and give them a call today!!

Images by: Twig and Grace & When Elephant Met Zebra and Marion Jonkers Photography



So. Many. PRIZES!


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Image credit: When Elephant Met Zebra

This year’s Sunshine Coast Wedding fair is our BIGGEST and BEST yet!  We’ve got more than 50 vendors spread out across the Chapel, the Hall and the Marquee at The Chapel, Woombye and lots of them are offering up awesome prizes and promotions on the day… seriously, just LOOK at how many prizes and promotions there are on the day!



Begitta – FREE wedding dress to the value of $1,500

Urbbana – $500 voucher to go towards a suit


With Love Stationery & Design – A grey linen guestbook and your choice of either notelet or advice cards in any colour

Wild Heart Weddings – Quick Start Wedding Planning Package valued at $500

Love Note – Personalised Ceremony Entertainment  (Pre ceremony:To set the tone for your day we will play 20 mins of acoustic music while guests arrive. Ceremony: Live performance of 3 songs during your ceremony) Valued at $580

The Photo Booth Guys – Free Insta-Printer Hire valued at $580

The Curious Caravan – Win a $50 off voucher for the curious caravan event feature packages

Willow & Sage – A free E-shoot with 25 images high resolution print ready on USB along with a guest book for signing with 25 images inside

Cloud Nine Weddings – Free Wedding Ceremony Package (see Cloud Nine for details)

Confetti & Cake – $50 Gift Voucher

Kayla Marshall Hair – Free trial for a bride and one bridesmaid

JR Music – Voucher for $150 off your wedding entertainment package

Love My Food – Gourmet picnic for two (delivered) valued at $120


The Curious Caravan – Free babycino for the kids with the purchase of a regular or large cup

Coast Wedding Creations – 10% off all bookings made on the day and 7 days after the event

Made to Match Events – Receive complimentary hire of any Made to Match items of your choice when you book the “I’m Getting Married” wedding package valued at $300

Frozen Sunshine – Book a Frozen Sunshine package on the day and they will customise your sticks for FREE.

Miss Poppins –  Book on the day to receive 50% off your booking

JR Music – 50% off your wedding package if you book on the day

Confetti & Cake – 10% off bulk order of 50 or more wedding favours with free shipping


AND – on top of this there are heaps of other promotions and prizes being run through our vendor stalls on the day… so make sure you visit EVERYONE to see what’s on offer!

How to be in the draw?  Just bring your smiling face along to our fair on 19 July at The Chapel, Woombye – click here for tickets! 


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 STYLISTS!

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

Lovebird Weddings is a boutique wedding planning & styling agency, creating Beautiful, Inspiring and Original weddings on the Sunshine Coast.

Décor has been hand-picked to reflect Coastal, Rustic, and Vintage styling. Furniture is custom-made to ensure exclusivity. Fabric pieces are hand-made, bespoke to every wedding.

The Lovebirds team is a passionate group of artists, stylists, planners, and lovers of love stories.

We’ll take you on a wedding journey that you will love forever.

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

The most beautiful and personalised and unique thing I ever saw was on one of my first weddings. It was a Jewish wedding, and traditional for the bride to hand-make their own chuppah (or canopy) to get married under. My bride had collected all the love letters from her beau and screen-printed them onto pretty fabrics, which she then sewed together, and in the seams she sewed in old coins and collectables from her family. The end result was super gorgeous, and so romantic. They said their vows underneath all those lovely love letters that reflected the strength of their relationship. It was this chuppah that inspired my own interest in sewing bespoke canopies for my clients, and I’ve created many of them over the past 6 years.

What do you do in your free time?

I’m a lover of travel and adventure, so if I ever get an opportunity for a few days off, I will always want to go exploring.

If I have just a few hours, then I’m usually found in one of the following activities…reading books, drinking wine with friends, trying out new restaurants, downloading new music, hanging out with my family, or sometimes just taking a good mag to the beach for some “me time”.



Simply STyle Co


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

We are a husband and wife duo!

Simply Style Co is a wedding styling and event hire company based on the Sunshine Coast.  We love to create one of a kind weddings with simplicity and style.  We put passion, creativity, heart and soul in to making your wedding day an unforgettable memory, a story that will last a life time!

What is it that you love about weddings so much?

The creativity!  Gone are the days of chair covers and sashes (phew!).  Weddings now express who people are with their individuality and personal style.  We love that every wedding is unique and tells a story and expresses the love our brides and grooms have for one another.

What do you do in your free time?

I create. I am forever making, designing and trying out new things (making Jimmy build me things!).  I’m not a sit at home and watch TV kind of girl.  I love my amazing and supportive husband Jimmy, snuggling with my fur baby kitty, exploring and embracing our beautiful big backyard – nature!


 Made to Match


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

Well I’m an Event Planner & Stylist who just loves bringing your vision to life !  I specialize in wedding styling , dessert tables & lolly buffets .

I also have an ever growing hire service which includes a selection of vintage furniture & props.

I am passionate, creative & friendly and just love, love, love this industry.

What do you do in your free time?

I don’t have much free time as I have 4 boys!  But when I do you can find me scouring through op shops & scrap yards looking for treasure!

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

That’s a hard one as my pallet changes every five minutes !

At the moment I am loving radiant orchid  it’s colour makes such a statement .


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What is it that you love about weddings so much?

The fact that every wedding is totally different.  The bones are the same from wedding to wedding, but every time a Bride makes a decision on any of the details, her wedding takes on its own unique style.   We spend many months with Brides planning, styling and creating amazing wedding days.  These are like our babies and we handle each one with just as much love and care.

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

I’ve been doing weddings for over 20 years so I’ve seen just about everything from Elvis serenading a couple during their bridal waltz, a crazy gothic wedding which has a blood toast,  through to some of the most romantic moments that can be witnessed between a Bride & Groom .

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

I would be lavender, it’s my calming colour.  When things are crazy, the colour lavender is my calm place.


For more super stylin’ inspo, head straight over to our Stylists Website:   |  |   |


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:   |   |   |


Introducing our FLORISTS!



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

We are floral stylists and creative innovators. Designing and styling incredible, heartfelt and memorable weddings and events.

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

Recently we had the pleasure of creating a 3m giant mega wreath! It was friggin awesome.

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

Let’s start with intriguing indigo blue oh but I am also partial to a pop of bright red and I do love my moody charcoal greys… really do I have to just be one colour??

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Style It Up!

The important thing on your wedding day is to create an atmosphere that your going to feel comfortable in. Have surroundings that reflect your personality and to make it special.

A lot of brides think DIY is the way to go, only to find that they turn into ‘bridezilla’ trying to find the perfect table centre piece.

Don’t go down that path! Get a stylist! Hire that perfect piece or go all out and let them take it off your hands, but whatever you do BE INVOLVED and put your heart into the planning with your stylist.

Our recent Gold Coast Wedding Festival Stylists all have unique flair of their own. There was something to suit our brides and grooms individual taste.

None of them do the same thing as you can see for yourself below:



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Dots-DividerThe Palace and Co.

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Dots-DividerRetro in the Rough

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Dots-DividerThe Collector & Co

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Dots-DividerAutumn Grove Events

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Just like Autumn Grove Events sign says “hire me” and click on this link to find your fave stylist:


Images by: When Elephant Met Zebra