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




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.

Minimal Stress Wedding Services on the Sunshine Coast

When we had planned our wedding we wish we had met these ladies and used their services.

Wild Heart Weddings would have made our wedding planning a breeze whilst we were both working full time and our lovely and supportive parents ran around checking out venues, caterers etc etc for us (you know the long list of wedding preparations and things to do that doesn’t seem to end). Bless their souls.

Emma from Wild Heart Weddings has all the information you need for a well run, organised and minimal stress wedding on the Sunshine Coast. She knows things about the coast and it’s suppliers that will save you many hours of searching on your own.

We also had quite a few nieces and nephews attend our wedding. Coming from a family of 5 and my husband from a family of 7. The children did their best to entertain themselves with the ribbons off the favour boxes and guessing what colour clinker they were going to get next. Miss Poppins Nanny & Babysitting Agency would have made the wedding a big hit with the kids and our family from the stress of keeping the kiddies entertained.

These services are so unique and they LOVE what they do. Like really LOVE it.

Here’s a little insight in pictures from The Wedding Fair so you can see a little bit behind the scenes of who they are and what they do with thanks to When Elephant Met Zebra.



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Toe tapping musicians at The Wedding Fair

At A Darling Affair HQ we take music very seriously and KNOW that is a big contributing factor to any event to keep it flowing rather than hearing the crickets chirping and awkward silences between guests.

J&R Music and Love Note surely wet our appetite playing some sweet tunes at The Wedding Fair.These music acts are soooo lovely, fun, vibrant and extremely talented. We really can’t stop raving about them. So we won’t:

Jess and Ryan from J&R Music are a real life couple who radiate love, warmth and fun. They performed at When Elephant Met Zebra’s wedding (the photographer who took our event photos below) and it’s like a sweet reunion at every wedding fair.

Love Note’s Angela is small in stature but belts out the most amazing vocals that she ALWAYS has heads turning in the crowd. She even had Hello May asking after her. Angela  is one of our Sunshine Coast wedding fair’s committed return vendors and we just love her to bits.

So if you are after live music performers don’t hesitate to check out these amazing musicians.


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Hair and Make Up at A Darling Affair

Your wedding day is your one chance to look jaw-droppingly AH-MAZING.  You get to spend the whole morning getting fussed over and trust us, you will want people around you who you feel super relaxed and comfortable with (while still trusting that they’ll do a tip top job of making you look and feel your best).

We searched high and low to bring you the best Hair and Make-Up professionals we could for our recent Sunshine Coast Fair and we know that a lot of you have already booked in with some of these vendors (high fives to you!  you will LOVE working with these girls).  If you’re still on the hunt then let me introduce you to Sass & Niki, Boudoir Blush, The Beauty Case and Kayla Marshall Hair.  Awesome chicks with style and great personalities to boot!

Awesome photos by When Elephant Met Zebra!


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The Fashion at A Darling Affair

Aside from the two spectacular fashion shows on the day, we also had a lot of other bridal fashion on show at our Sunshine Coast Fair – and not just for the ladies either!  If you didn’t get a chance to see what our creative and unique fashion stars were offering up on the day then fear not Darling – here is a little recap in images to get you through your day.

Thanks to When Elephant Met Zebra for the photos below featuring the stalls from Begitta, Urbanna, Judy Copley, Ivie White and the very cool Cooper Brothers.


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When Elephant Met Zebra – all kinds of wonderful happened…

It will probably be no surprise when we tell you that Brian from When Elephant Met Zebra is probably our most favourite photographer who ever walked the earth (we know that’s a big call.. but seriously… have you seen this guys work!?).  He photographed one of our Darling’s (Emma & Riley) weddings earlier this year and he’s been our official photographer all year this year.  We’re also VERY excited to announce that we’ve managed to secure Brian again as our official photographer for 2015 – woohoo!

You may have seen Brian (looking extremely fashionable thanks to Urbbana!) running around at our recent Sunshine Coast fair excitedly taking photos of all our vendor stalls, fashion parades and anything pretty or creative that took his eye.  It’s our pleasure to now show you some of our favourite photos from the day… get yourself a cuppa and turn your phone off… you won’t want to be interrupted, these photos are all kinds of amazing.

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And in case you’re wondering who the man is behind these images… here is a sneaky photo of him that we stole from his Facebook page… thanks to Maytide for the image and thanks again to Urbanna for dressing Brian!







The Afternoon Fashion Show – A Wrap Up

Just in case there wasn’t enough prettiness on display for you at our Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair last weekend, we thought we better provide you with ANOTHER fashion show at 2pm for you to feast your lucky eyes on.  This parade featured stunning gowns from the local Judy Copley Bridal, who also provided that amazing dress for our promo shoot earlier this year.  Our models got to enjoy the company of the very bubbly, fun and talented girls from The Beauty Case who were in charge of hair and make-up for the afternoon parade and our handsome men were lucky enough to be dressed again by the supremely talented Urbbana.

More amazing photos from When Elephant Met Zebra are about to make your morning so much more enjoyable!

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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



The Morning Fashion Show – A Wrap Up

Were you one of the faces in the big crowd at our 11.30am fashion show at our recent Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair?  If so, you would have seen first hand how amazing our models looked with fantastic images from When Elephant Met Zebra the stunning girls were dressed by Begitta (two of these dresses were brand new and made their debut from the new “White” range!) and had their hair and make-up done by the fabulous Sass & Niki and Boudoir Blush.   Our very dapper male models were decked out in AMAZING suits by our favourite – Urbbana.

A HUGE thank you goes to Twig and Grace for the AMAZING fashion parade fit out. An amazingly solid wooden arbour construction fitted out with gorgeous greenery cascading down thew posts is available from their hire range as well as the pallet wall structures. The magic that they created transformed the exterior of the building to a completely new space. The team can create your dream wedding with no doubt. Don’t bother doing it yourself.

When the fashion parade was over the crowd followed the the models down to the marquee and lounged in the Bridal lounge by Simply Style Co for our guests to have a closer look at the beautiful gowns.

Don’t panic if you weren’t able to make the morning show Darlings, we’ve got all the images of the prettiness right here for you to feast your eyes on.


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