Fun in the Sun in Woombye!

Saturday 19 July was the day and The Chapel, Woombye was the place… and you came out in big numbers to support our biggest and best wedding fair yet!  With over 50 of the freshest and most creative wedding vendors the Sunshine Coast has to offer we braved a chilly morning for an early set up and the wedding fair God’s repaid us with a stunning, warm and sunny day.   We saw some of you who came through the gates at 10am still wandering around, enjoying the food, music and pretty stalls three hours later!

Our incredibly talented professional photographer When Elephant Met Zebra was on hand all day capturing all of the pretty little details so that we could have a lifelong memento of such a wonderful day.  Today we are sharing some of those images with you!  If you haven’t booked your photographer yet then we can’t recommend Brian from WEMZ highly enough… go straight to his website and book now.  You will LOVE the results.

Thank you to all our wonderful vendors and to all of the Darling’s who came through the gates with open minds and hearts.  And a very special thank you to Simply Style Co and Twig and Grace for all their amazing work in bringing the fair to life with beautiful styling, floral work, arch ways and lounges – the Chapel has never looked so good!

Keep your eyes peeled to the blog over the next few days Darlings as we post more recaps from a beautiful day in the sun.







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So. Many. PRIZES!


the chapel picnic

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! 


Food glorious food at The Wedding Fair!!


Not only will your eyes be filled with goodness but also you bellies. We have some of the yummiest and unique tastes in town at The Wedding Fair July 19 so you can have a spot of lunch with us.

A gorgeous delightful picnic lunch, fun mouth watering ice blocks in the winter sun and some warm drinks to warm you up afterwards. Don’t forget to bring your penny’s – no atm on site.

Here are our awesome foodies to tell you all about what they produce:





How was Frozen Sunshine born?

Frozen Sunshine is the lovechild of a chef (Jamie) and a product designer (Natalie). We take the best local and seasonal ingredients and turn them into delicious iceblocks. We love dreaming up new flavours based on desserts, cocktails and happy memories.

What is your favourite thing about weddings?

Our favourite thing is to do at weddings is hitting the dance floor and mingling. It’s definitely the place where you really feel the love!

If you a colour, what would you be and why?

If Frozen Sunshine were a colour it would have to be yellow, because of the colour of sunshine, happiness, fun and creativity.

Naja - The Curious Caravan


In a nutshell, tell us about you and your caravan…

I’m Naja, a vintage-lovin’ gal. I’ve combined my love of coffee and vintage in converting my 1957 ‘Peggy Sue’ into a luxury organic fair trade coffee, tea and treats van with vintage styling. I transport her to markets, events and parties in Brisbane and beyond. She’s perfect for hire as a whimsical photo booth, for photo shoots and a coffee fix for you guests of course.

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

I’ve seen some fantastic ideas such as using a vintage type writer for the guests to write messages on to the bride and groom. Very vintage!

love my food photo


Tell us about your food glorious food!…

I create interactive food, made to share for relaxed, fun weddings or gatherings. All the food in my picnic crates are made by me and are original recipes.

I also started the first picnic restaurant in the world where we only take bookings for underneath tree’s and eye masks are provided for afternoon naps.

What is it about weddings that you love so much?

I love people sharing food, and every time is see the guests faces when they receive their picnic crate, it’s like Christmas! My business started when i catered for my own wedding and shared my love of picnics and now i get to enjoy sharing it with more and more fun brides.

The most amazing thing you’ve seen at a wedding?

At one wedding i catered for, the groom delivered the ring via a falcon that flew down and landed on the brides hand and she had no idea it was planned!

Bring your penny’s along to the fair (no atm located on site) and have lunch with us!

Yum! Yum! Get on over to their websites in the mean time:

Frozen Sunshine  /  The Curious Caravan  /  Love My Food





Introducing some very SPECIAL-TY vendors!

Wild Heart


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

We plan and coordinate awesome weddings!  We have a fresh, fun and professional approach to wedding planning and can offer as much (or as little) help as you need.  You might also know of us as Little Owl Events – we’ve just gone through a BIG re-brand and A Darling Affair will be our first public outing as Wild Heart Weddings, so we’re pretty excited to show everyone the new look.

What is it about weddings that you love so much?

The ceremony, the speeches and the dancing.  We are usually pretty involved in our client’s lives that by the time the wedding day rolls around we feel like we’re watching our friends get married, so there are usually always a few sneaky happy tears during the ceremony and speeches.  And the dancing – who doesn’t love it when one of the groomsmen decides to do the worm in his boxers and bowtie only!?

This gig gives pretty good job satisfaction – there aren’t many jobs out there where you get to work with people who are happy, excited and in love day in and day out.

What do you do in your free time?

Three words:

wine  |  cheese  |  music


Miss Poppins


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

Miss Poppins is a boutique nanny & babysitting agency, focused on providing a unique service for those couples who wish to have children be a part of their big day. From kids tables, to age-appropriate activities, games and off-site babysitting in hotels or homes. We are there to make sure that Mum & Dad enjoy the wedding, knowing that their children are being entertained and supervised by fully qualified nannies.

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

The brides best friends performing one of her favourite songs for her and the groom. Three talented singers, an acoustic guitar, a violin, and a very emotional crowd.

What do you do in your free time?

Plan lots of exciting ideas for Miss Poppins, eat yummy food, explore and spend time with my wonderful boyfriend.


Don’t forget to check out these speciality vendor websites for more info on these awesome services:   |


Introducing our AH-MAZING Sponsors!


hello may photo


Sophie the creative director is flying in for The Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair JULY 19 from Sydney – Carrie’s (ADA’s co-founder) hometown. We are sooo excited to finally meet Soph and show her an awesome time in the Sunshine State.

Soph loves discovering new vendors (just like us), ‘finding little rad cafes’ (just like us), eating delicious food, sunshine and salt water…again just like us. We are a match made in heaven, just like you and your lover who should really come and hang out at the wedding fair and tick off your wedding to do list.

You can meet Sophie too – we won’t hog her to ourselves – at her creative space located in the gorgeous chapel.


the bride's tree photo


Just like a tree the lovely ladies behind The Bride’s Tree are always branching out to bride’s and grooms to be to help the Sunshine Coast wedding planning to be a breeze. The Bride’s Tree have been there right from the start when we had our first ever fair and they could see us going the distance. Their eyes lit up when we told them our plan of bringing a creative and inspiring wedding fair to the Sunshine Coast.

A Darling Affair is like their ‘baby’ and  they couldn’t be more proud than to say it. Watching the fair blossom and grow, they know they, like yourselves, will be in for a real treat and will be swept off your feet with an amazing day on JULY 19.

A Darling Affair has gone from strength to strength with the backing of our sponsors who keep encouraging us to strive to bring you the most helpful, layed back, inspiring and enjoyable wedding fair that Queensland brides & grooms to be are searching for with the hands down best and sought after wedding suppliers. Our fairs are NEVER the same from year to year and we are not the typical wedding “expo”.

Head over to their gorgeous websites below and then come and pick their brains at the fair. They are more than eager to chat to you!

Hello May  /  The Bride’s Tree






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.


Confetti & Cake - Justine


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!


MEC photo


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


Wanna Win a Wedding Dress!?



Ladies if you are still on the hunt for the dress of your dreams then you NEED to come along to our Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair!  The amazing and incredibly talented Begitta is giving away (yep that’s right – GIVING AWAY) one of her swoon-worthy bridal gowns.

One lucky bride (with up to 2 darling guests to accompany her) will be treated to a consultation with designer Begitta over champagne and cupcakes (yum!) to choose her stunning gown from her new WHITE collection of Ready-to-Wear Gowns. This prize is valued at $1,500!

So if you don’t already have your tickets to the fair, you’ll probably be wanting to purchase some now… so here’s where you can do that: Tickets to A Darling Affair Sunshine Coast




Introducing our PICTURE PERFECT photographers

ryder photo


What kind of couples do you like to photograph?

My name is Ryder and i photograph rad couples in love. I’m an all day wedding photographer which means you have me from as early as you like, until you leave the reception. By the end of the day i feel like a guest and that’s pretty damn sweet. I guess it says a lot about the couples i shoot. They’re so welcoming.

What does your camera love to capture on a wedding day?

I’m all about capturing the honest, unscripted moments between you and your partner, your family and friends. Well that and those crazy moments on the d-floor!

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

Introducing our HAIR AND MAKE-UP experts!

beauty case


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

The Beauty Case are team of fun loving gals who ensure that you walk down that isle looking a million bucks!

With hair and makeup stylist that come to you in the comfort of your surroundings we are here to make your morning easy, fun and memorable!

What is it about weddings that you love so much?

I think we all love a bit of romance and weddings are our perfect fix for that and there is nothing better than making women feel great about themselves on such a special day

“Looking good is feeling great”!

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

As a team we would be a rainbow!!!

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Introducing our MUSICIANS!

Jess and Ryan


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

We are Jess and Ryan, a couple of kids at heart, who have a passion for music and we love weddings too, so we decided to start a business.  Jess is the wedding singer and Ryan just does what he’s told.

What do you do in your free time?

Ryan works full time at a school in Brisbane and Jess is studying to be a high school drama teacher. We also really enjoy spending time with friends and family, eating good food and catching up on the latest episode of survivor.

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

This is a really hard question! But together we would probably be a light blue, because when we searched Mood ring colours on Google, it said laid back – Light blue!


Love Note


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

We are an acoustic music duo. We write, record and perform “your” song, an original song created for your wedding or proposal. We also provide live music for weddings including acoustic romantic sets for your ceremony, cocktail hours, or dinner music and we can rock a reception.

What is it about weddings that you love so much?

As  a passionate advocates for the personal touch I love that a wedding is a rare chance to express your heart in fine details and beautiful words. I love that it is a chance to experience a moment that has the power to transfer love to everyone present.

What I love most about weddings is that they are a celebration of life and love so far, loves future and all the wonderful people that have loved and supported you along the way. In that way it is also a chance to give back and to extend love to everyone you care about. A wedding can create a sense of something so much bigger than your matrimony. It is a day we are given the opportunity to create, share in, celebrate and honour love.

What do you do in your free time?

I love to treasure hunt recycled or handcrafted furniture and vintage treasures, love a good brie, wine and pinterest session. Mostly I just try to spend as much time eating with friends and family as possible.


Be sure to check out these talented folk’s websites before coming to visit them at the fair:   |