Urban Love : A Darling Affair 2019 Round Up

We fell in love all over again within the romantic, historical walls of The Warehouse Brisbane. This restored masterpiece, brought A Darling Affair to life with decorative lighting and design installation by the event wizards at AVIdeas, hosted a talented dream team of vendors.

It was an incredible day, seeing so many exciting and unique wedding dreams come to life within such a stunning venue. There were fun drinks on arrival, gift bags with Hello May, two levels of inspiration and a fashion parade filled with unique, gorgeous looks. 

Hundreds of people graced our fair and the thing that I love most is that people where actually planning their wedding day. It wasn’t just inspiration, but practically people were ticking off their to do lists and talking to vendors face to face. All the while having a great time with their partners, friends and family.

Our fashion parade was a big highlight with all the amazing gowns and suits that graced the stage. There was so much incredible talent, and with all of the unique designer creations, there was something for everyone, no matter what your style preference.

An incredible day doesn’t just happen overnight, and I can personally testify that this was a family run, all hands on deck affair! So a big special thanks is due to my incredible family for not only their help and support on the day, but in the months and months leading up to it. 

Dad, Mum and my sisters were the supportive backbone of this event, helping more than I could explain. My Mum was there on the day backstage steaming all the runway dresses. Even my daughter Lola did her bit when I arrived home exhausted after the fair, helping well into the night unpacking.

It was so important to me that we create a unique Wedding Fair, that provided fun inspiration and steered clear from high pressure or stress. Thank you to all the couples who came along! It was amazing hearing about all your wedding ideas, and we can’t wait to see the weddings you create.

So many of our beautiful attendees mentioned that they loved the relaxed and creative vibe, and I couldn’t be happier. This was achieved because of our incredible vendors, who went above and beyond to provide such a stunning, immersive and inspiring experience for everyone.

So more than anything I want to thank each and everyone of the A Darling Affair vendors. You are all unique, talented and so worthy of the spotlight! I’ve included at the bottom of this post a complete list of the vendors, so make sure you check them all out if you missed any on the day. They really are the best of the best. 

The plans for the next A Darling Affair are well underway, and we are taking Vendor submissions already, so please get in touch if you are interested in being considered. The more unique, personal and creative the better! 

Thank you again to everyone who attended and helped make the day such a stunning success. 

Cheers to putting our feet up for a second and then jumping into making next year even bigger and better. 

Khesanh x  


To get in touch with the vendors from the day, visit the links below:

The Warehouse


Aleesha Darke Hairstyling

Alex Perry Apartments

Confetti Cake Co

Euphoria Booth

Event Letters

Florals and Co

Florido Weddings

Fox and Sage Events

French by Wendy Makin

Garden Graffiti 

Heart of Juno Designs

J&A Events

Jennifer Gifford Designs

Laura Elizabeth Designs

Life is Beautiful

Lovelei Weddings

Love Story Ceremonies

Loving Label

Lydia James Bridal

Lyndal Carmichael Photography

Marilyn Crystelle Bridal 

Married by Jacki

Mrs Gibbons Flowers

Rabbit and the Bear Weddings

Roxy Hotton Celebrant

Silk & Subtle 

Spicers Hidden Vale

Sunday Nude

The Beauty Case

The Cheese Bar

The Petal Prop Co

The Sweet Society Co

The Warehouse Grazing Station

The Wild Booth Co

Til Death Events

Wild Canary Events

The Launch Party Round Up

Wow! What a night and turn out! When I first started planning the launch party for A Darling Affair’s wedding vendors, I had no idea what the turn out would be like. But boy did our wedding industry show up. We had a packed room of the most enthusiastic wedding vendors, and so much fun was had making new friends and catching up with old ones. Thankyou so much to everyone who came along and also helped with the party.

Our party styling was just perfection thanks to Amey from The Perfect Party Co, beautiful table flowers by The Bella Bloom Co, our super fun photo booth by The Photo Booth Guys, signage by September Creative, an amazing cake from Hansel and Gretel Cakes and delicious grazing table and venue by The Brisbane Racing Club. Florido Weddings were there to capture the party and Emily Kaate Videography created an fun video which you will be able to view on our Facebook page.

To all the ADA vendors, thank you so much for coming along! I am here to support your business as you support me. Your success is our success. I’m exited to see ADA return to Brisbane bigger and better than ever and we can only do that with you. So thankyou so much for all your support, for the fair and for me, it all means so much.

To all the ADA Brides, South East Queensland has a unique wedding vibe. Our weddings are relaxed, fun but filled with style; and that’s who we are! I am excited about making your wedding so much more easier and fun to plan with our bright and stylish fair. We have new ideas for his year and I am excited to begin bringing it all together.

Here’s to an exciting adventure together, we can’t wait to show you more in the coming months!

Five Wedding and Event Vendors You Need To Know

When you start planning your wedding and dive in to the seemingly endless selection of beautiful photos on Pinterest, it can be hard to then find those similar, cool kid vendors in your own local area. Putting on a good looking wedding is no small feat, but today we have made it nice and easy for you, by choosing out five amazing wedding vendors you need to know to get your wedding looking every bit Pinterest worthy.


1. The Perfect Party Co

The Perfect Party Co is well known for their styling of creative weddings and events. For small and large events, they can do as much or as little as you need for any budget. They can do it all from the planning of your wedding, styling it and even do your flowers if you need. The best part is they have a sister company called Out Of The Dark Event Lighting, to look after all your event lighting needs.


2. CL Weddings and Events

CL Weddings and Events have been managing and planning events for over 15 years. Founding director Carly Baum has an eye for classic and beautiful wedding styling, looking after brides and grooms both near and far. They have an A list of private properties they use, so you’ll know your wedding will be both unique and exclusive.

3. Gathering Events

We’ve all fallen in love with those Caravan Bars… they are the perfect fun addition to any wedding reception. Gathering Events have a variety of pop up bars available to help get your wedding guests into the partying mood. Cute vans, coffee carts and whisky tastings are all on offer for your wedding day.

4. Sacred Wilde

Sacred Wilde is a new styling company based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. With a passion for pretty things and stylish events, this event styling company has got some very pin-worthy weddings and events within their folio! With planning, on the day coordination and styling services all on offer, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your day is all looked after.


5. The Events Co

The Events Co are your go to planners and stylists for all things boutique design, creative projects and visual feasts! With a passion for creating beautiful spaces, Amy O’Hara and her team work with you to design the wedding styling of your dreams. How beautiful is this lush wedding?

Meet the new owner of A Darling Affair

For those of you who have been involved with A Darling Affair, my face would be a familiar one to you. Since the early days helping out with A Darling Affair many years ago and running my own bridal beauty business The Beauty Case, it is my greatest honour to be now taking over the reins here at A Darling Affair HQ and it feels so good to finally tell you all! 

From the very beginning I have been this beautiful events number one fan. I have loved it. I have loved the new friends made, the showcasing of amazing vendors and more importantly, helping Brides and Groom’s in South East Queensland find their very own wedding dream team. 

I’m so looking forward to having a wonderful fair in November at The Brisbane Racing Club and putting on a stylish event for all of you to enjoy and be inspired by. This one will be bringing some new offerings to the table, full of your favourite vendors! On that note… if you are a vendor, you will want to get in quick as some of our vendor categories are already filling up! 

Stay tuned as we launch our BIGGEST event ever, and join in for the ride! Don’t forget to check in here for our weekly blog and follow along on INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK and PINTEREST

Our Top Three Cass Deller Wedding Invitations

So it’s not that much of a secret around here that we are stationery obsessed. No matter what the occasion, we love a beautiful invite.

One of our favourite stationery designers is Cass Deller, a super talented designer who creates the most stylish watercolour wedding invitation suites.

So we sat down and had a look through her gorgeous collection and picked out three of our favourite styles!

  1. The Botanical Collection

2. The Classic Collection

3. The Floral Collection

We’re actually super excited Cass is going to be creating invitations exclusively for A Darling Affair,  for something special we have coming up… we can’t wait to show you! Make sure you head on over to her website to have a look through her full design portfolio.




Amazing Event Hire

Whether you’re planning a DIY dream or need someone to do all the heavy work planning your perfect wedding, our event hire vendors are hard to beat. These amazing businesses pulled out all the stops to help us create the ultimate party space for our Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair and we couldn’t recommend them enough!
 Hat’s off to the amazing Out of the Dark Event Lighting! Their amazing team worked so hard from start to finish to create a cozy setup that our guests LOVED.
Recognising a gap in the market, Out Of The Dark was born to fill the need for modern and stylish lighting for events and celebrations. Providing a unique interior feel to all of their setups, Michael and his crew do everything from creating lighting plans, sourcing product selections, dreaming up custom designs and providing installation.
 Perfect Party Co. know how to do it right. With talent oozing out of them, this fab business gave 200% to make the Fashion Lounge look STUNNING.
The sister company to Out of the Dark, they offer an all-inclusive service of planning, styling, floristry and hire and can handle everything from proposal to reception pack up. Headed up by the lovely Amey, she and her team work with a network of creative wedding industry vendors and have managed events from Brisbane to Auckland and Fiji, with guest lists ranging from 20 to over 500!
A Darling Affair have been so lucky to have Equip 4 Hire onboard as a sponsor to make the Fashion Lounge possible. We love working with them and couldn’t recommend them enough! One glance at their product list is all you need to see that they are able to provide everything from the marquee, lighting, dance floor, tables and chairs, right through to the linen and cutlery. This awesome business can provide just about anything for your perfect DIY wedding and are more than happy to do the grunt work with set up and take down. Picturing something that they don’t have on their product list? No worries! Equip 4 Hire love trying new things and are always keen to hunt down that perfect item that their clients are dreaming of.
How gorgeous is that greenery wall!?? An established business in Sydney for 14 years, Fairylight Curtains owners Jayne and Inigo made a sea change to the coast and expanded their family business while they were at it. For them, this was the perfect creative outlet in an industry that they truly love. Fairylight Curtains provides stunning backdrops and ceiling drapery for weddings, celebrations and photo shoots, and since moving to Queensland they have expanded their product range to include flower walls and green walls. Every instagramers dream! Their gorgeous backgrounds look fantastic with props and have endless uses! Whether it’s for an eye-catching centrepiece, used as a photo backdrop or front and centre during a ceremony…if you can dream it, these guys can do it.
A big thank you to Asha Jane & Co. who made our gorgeous gold A Darling Affair sign that we had above the door of the chapel and some other lovely bits and pieces for the fair. Designer Kelly is the brains behind this popular Laser Cutting Studio based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. Making ready made & customised wooden & acrylic products, they make the perfect keepsake for any wedding or home.
It’s impossible not to fall in love with this talented guy and his amazing creations! Twisted Mr provides everything that a balloon loving customer could want. From giving small intimate affairs a splash of wow factor, to working alongside stylists to brings a large scale venue to life. Specialising in organic balloon garlands, jumbo balloons, confetti balloons and tulle balloons, there’s nothing that he won’t do to create the magical decor that you desire.
Starting off by creating designs for family, Event Letters owners Dave and Katie were inspired to share their talents with other couples looking for a unique way to set their wedding apart from the rest. Each and every one of their letters and props are designed, machine cut and hand finished locally by the Event Letters team. Filament style bulbs recreate a vintage carnival feel that their clients love, while also having the option of customising the letters with coloured bulbs to perfectly match the palette of your celebration. All of their props are fully dimmable, making them able to create the perfect vibe and ambiance for whatever type of wedding you have your heart set on.
Photo credit: Daisy Chain Weddings

Gorgeous Venues

We all know that the Sunshine Coast is known for its pristine beaches, but there are also some amazing venue’s tucked away in this beautiful part of Queensland. We had some of the coast’s best as part of our line up at the last Sunshine Coast fair and they didn’t disappoint!
The Rocks Yandina were a crowd favourite and the winner of The Best Stall on the day for their gorgeous flowers and beautiful styling. Not only that, their lovely team gave away homemade marmalade made from fruit from their property! Talk about going the extra mile! The Rocks has long been adored by natives of the Sunshine Coast. Located at the base of a mountain and facing the beautiful Maroochy River, this well-loved spot oozes charm and personality. With a prestigious history as an award-winning restaurant, The Rocks Functions reopened its doors in 2015 and will be continuing it’s transformation over the coming months to include amazing Sunday seafood lunches along with a stunning space designed especially for weddings.
We just love The Wedding Chapel Woombye! This is the perfect venue for our fair and their team who went above and beyond behind the scenes to ensure the fair went off without a hitch – we wouldn’t hesitate in recommending them for your wedding! With a unique vintage flavour, The Wedding Chapel Woombye has the beautiful Blackall Range as it’s backdrop and is located centrally in the Sunshine Coast region. The Chapel’s classic character and charm provide the perfect ceremony location as-is or can be turned into a DIY dream.
A cornerstone of the hinterland village of Eumundi, The Imperial Hotel has been welcoming locals and tourists since its opening in 1911.  After extensive renovations, The Eumundi Brewery was officially opened in August 2017 and has become a magical mix of historic hotel, bohemian art, and colourful creative groove. The hotel now has five diverse entertaining areas offering settings for every occasion.
Spicers Retreats
This amazing company boasts relaxed luxury accommodation and breathtaking scenery fit for the wedding of your dreams. The perfect backdrop for a relaxed celebration, both Spicers Tamarind Retreat and Spicers Clovelly Estate are popular destinations for couples hunting for an intimate five-star venue.
Photo credit: Daisy Chain Weddings

Magic in the Makeup

Every bride needs a glam team and lucky for us, we had two of the coasts favourite makeup artists join us at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair!
Did you get to the chance to meet the fabulous Sally Townsend? Sally is a girlboss on a mission. Wanting to create a life and business that was on her own terms, she threw caution to the wind and enrolled in a six-month-long intensive makeup course. Now, Sally and her team are some of the Sunshine Coast’s most sought-after makeup artists and are known for their signature natural, head-turning looks. Classic and on-trend, Sally’s versatile makeup skills are exactly what every bride needs in her corner.
The Beauty Case
Khesanh from The Beauty Case has been a long time friend and supporter of  A Darling Affair and we couldn’t thank her more! This talented makeup artist went above and beyond behind the scenes, from running photo shoots, to planning fashion parades, and had a huge hand in helping with the organising of the event – all while doing a fantastic job creating gorgeous looks for all of our models. We’re so grateful for all of Khesanh’s help, especially since she’s such an in-demand lady! The Beauty Case team travel up and down the coast, from the beaches of Byron Bay to the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands to create show-stopping, gasp-out-loud looks and these lovely ladies have the perfect blend of experience and training to create your perfect look and make you feel like you’re glowing from the inside out.
 Photo credit: Daisy Chain Weddings

In Style

Every girl knows that finding the perfect wedding outfit is KEY! Lucky for us, we had some amazing talent at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair. We love supporting local labels and businesses and the designers that were apart of this year’s fair knocked our socks off with their stunning creations.


Ivie White amazed us with their ‘stand out from the crowd’ designs. This fab label is known for their signature silk dresses that ooze understated elegance and effortless style. Each of their pieces are made right here on the Sunshine Coast using only the best fabrics and beautifully beaded laces, and their timeless designs are the perfect compliment to the stunning Queensland backdrop. Ivie White’s designs are perfect for a modern bride looking for a one-of-a-kind dress.

The girls from Hide and Rose seriously had us drooling over their gorgeous jackets! This label delivers a splash of colour, beauty and artistic style to create a treasured piece of wearable art for your wedding day and the years to come. Their team of skilled artist’s paint each leather or faux leather jacket by hand with a Hide and Rose design specially customised to incorporate the bride’s personalised sentiment, whether it’s a wedding date, new last name or favourite quote…the possibilities are endless. This is the only business of it’s kind in Australia and this awesome label donates a portion of every purchase to charity. Amazing!
Outfit is the key word here, as Ginger and Gold are known for more than just their dresses.  The girls behind this Brisbane label create killer jumpsuits, dresses long and short, and mix and match separates in non-traditional fabrics, so you can choose what suits you best. Not only that, the ladies even offer alterations to some of their designs, so you can really personalise your outfit until it’s the perfect ‘one’. From being ceremony chic to reception ready, Ginger and Gold have you covered.
LilyM Hats is the creation of experienced milliners, Lynda and Brenda, who together produce unique hats and headpieces to match your dream outfit. Their team uses only the best quality products to design and create each masterpiece. This dynamic duo has designed their own ‘Scintilla’ range of silk abaca, the perfect material for creating standout headwear, and their new bridal range is constructed with the finest silks, pearls, crystals, beads and embellishments. LilyM Hats have also taken the time and care to have the wire dipped in gold and silver, so the luster of each piece stands out from anything else you’ve seen, to create masterpieces that you will keep for generations.
Photo credit: Daisy Chain Weddings

Snap Happy

We seriously get to work with the best photographers and designers around and this years Sunshine Coast lineup was packed full of amazing creative talent.
The darling Tennille Fink is a wholehearted wedding photographer with a documentary flair and editorial edge, making it on-trend and timeless.  With an eagle=eye for all the teeny tiny details and moments that people may forget about or not even realise happened, her fun and easy attitude brings out the best in people and helps her to take gorgeous, in the moment images that her clients are crazy about.
Juddric Photography has been a long time supporter of A Darling Affair and we always love having him as a part of our lineup! Judd is a self-described non traditional wedding photographer, specialising in full day wedding coverage. He’s all about letting the day unfold organically and capturing every crazy, fun, heartfelt moment that the celebration brings. Judd’s genuine style of taking  images and his easy going personality help him to hide in plain sight, ensuring relaxed and natural photos.


Bow and Arbour wowed us with their simple, well designed, modern ‘Wedding Zines’ – short for magazine, contemporary for wedding albums. Beautifully on-trend, these little beauties were a joy to see in person. Their team have created a meaningful and relaxed interpretation of wedding albums as we know it. They thoughtfully design every single one of their wedding zines to be a complimentary companion to the authenticity of your big day and make the perfect keepsake.

A big thank you to Daisy Chain Weddings who did an awesome job as our official photographer on the day of the fair! This incredible business covers all the bases, with the desire to offer the chance for everyone to have beautiful and affordable wedding photography and videography. Whether you’re having a big blowout wedding or a small and intimate elopement, Daisy Chain Weddings can tailor their services to help you create amazing wedding day memories.
Did you get the chance to meet the lovely Adriana Watson? Adriana has been following her passion since 2012 and creating a connection with her clients is essential to her process. She takes the time to really get to know each person that she works with, to be able to truly capture their uniqueness. She is a photographer in it for the full journey. From documenting the excitement of getting engaged, to catching every little love-filled moment on your wedding day, she’s there to capture every important moment.
Lani Carter has taken photos everywhere from birthing suits in the middle of the night and capturing the miracle of new life, to traveling the globe and doing wedding photography in far away lands! Her journalistic approach and relaxed personality are some of her major strengths and help her to keep her images totally authentic. Her style is creative, swirled together with a ton of romance, perfect for the couple that are looking for images that classic but not too traditional and with Lani behind the camera, you’re guaranteed to receive beautiful, artistic photos that won’t date.
Photo credit: Daisy Chain Weddings