Light It Up!


Planning a trip to the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair?! One of our favourite events of the day has got to be the fashion parade and this year Out Of The Dark Event Lighting and The Perfect Party Co. are hooking us up with something extra spesh!


Out of the Dark


Introducing the very cool Out Of The Dark Event Lighting! Working hand-in-hand with The Perfect Party Co., there’s no event that Michael wont tackle!

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 set ups, Michael and his team do everything from creating lighting plans, sourcing product selections, dreaming up custom designs and providing installation.

We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us! Head to the Out Of The Dark Event Lighting website to see more awesome images of their work or find them on Facebook.


The Perfect Party Co.

The Perfect Party Co. do it all. 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, this rad business has been jazzing up celebrations for the last five years and offer completely unique and personalised concepts for each and every client, event and venue. Often requiring the creation of custom elements, Amey 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!

Want know more about The Perfect Party Co.? Head to their website or visit them on Facebook.


The next wedding fair is getting close! Be sure to grab your tickets and come check out Out Of The Dark Event Lighting and The Perfect Party Co. work their magic at the fashion show, sure to blow your mind with oodles of on-trend wedding style and inspo! See you there!

Top Reasons To Get Married On The Sunshine Coast!


So, you’re starting to plan your wedding and tossing around the pro’s and con’s of getting married on the Sunshine Coast.  Everyone knows that this beautiful part of the country is known for it’s stunning beaches, but there’s more to this part of the coast than meets the eye! From the breathtaking natural backgrounds of the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands, to amazing venues and top class local businesses, there are so many reasons to choose the Sunshine Coast as your dream wedding destination.


Looking for the ultimate spot for your ceremony? The Sunshine Coast has some truly fantastic venues…


The Chapel Woombye has been a favourite A Darling Affair Wedding Fair venue for years. This one of a kind, 100 year old church has been lovingly restored to make it a picture perfect backdrop. The largest of it’s kind on the Sunshine Coast, this beautiful chapel is perfect for couple’s who are dreaming of a quaint, love-filled ceremony.


The Rocks is an iconic landmark on the Maroochy River with sweeping water views and plenty of rustic charm. Stunning and relaxed, this amazing venue feature mouthwatering locally grown produce and wines on their menu list and are masters at creating a stress free day for couples by taking care of every little detail.


Nestled among the picturesque Sunshine Coast hinterland, Spicers Retreats Clovelly Estate has been renovated into a breathtaking luxury lodge. Boasting extensive gardens and top class accommodations, their experienced in-house wedding coordinator will guide you through every step of planning and make organising your wedding a breeze.


But what about the wedding cake and sweet treats that you want to WOW your guest with? Well….


The Little Bluebird Fine Cakes and Sweets are bringing a splash of elegance with their gorgeous range of delicious wedding cakes and baked goodies. A new addition to the Sunshine Coast, their distinct style is already creating buzz among brides and are quickly filling up their calendar for the new year!


Wild ChildKendra from Wildchild Catering creates incredible, bespoke wedding cakes and drool worthy dessert tables. She works alongside her clients to customise one-of-a-kind menus and no request is too crazy for this London trained baker!


SweetP Cakes and Cookies is a Noosa based cake and cookie artist that create Instagramable desserts and delectable treats. Perfect for wedding favours, your guests will be blown away by their scrumptious range of delights.


On the hunt for an out of this world wedding photographer? There are so many creative vendors on the coast, here are just a couple of our fav’s...


The uber talented Adriana Watson Photography is every couples dream! A Sunshine Coast native, she knows all the best spots and her skills reign supreme! Adriana creates an intimate connection with everyone that she works with to make sure that her photos are natural and in-the-moment.


Globetrotting Lani Carter Photographer is a wedding photographer with amazing style. She is all about capturing every romantic moment from your big day and her journalistic approach helps her to create images that you’re sure to fall in love with.


Dreaming of a beach side celebration or a bit of DIY flair? There are beautiful style options for every type of wedding…


The awesome team at Harper Arrow offer an exceptional range of styling packages that can be individually tailored to make sure that your celebration goes off without a hitch. Whether you’re looking for someone to do the heavy work or just need a bit of help with a little DIY style, they have you covered for your big day.


Boho Sisters are a unique event and styling biz based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast who create gorgeous modern Moroccan inspired set ups for any special occasion. Dreamers and travelers themselves, they design bespoke packages to give you the intimate and oh-so romantic day that you’ve been dreaming of.


Cloud Nine Weddings is a multi award winning business and a must for anyone planning an event on the coast. They take care of everything from the planning right through to styling your day to perfection.


It may not be the big city, but the Sunshine Coast has such a wide range of options for weddings. Our celebrants are all unique and we can help you find your perfect one, whatever your preference…


If you’re looking for a marriage celebrant with sass, then Hayley Belle is your girl! This rad young mum is a ball of energy and up for anything! With a background in radio, she’s now working in her dream job and uniting lovebirds across Queensland.



They don’t call her The Sunny Celebrant for nothing! Natalie Skye is full of life and injects her unique sparkle into every ceremony that she performs. A Sunshine Coast favourite, Natalie has brought together couples all over the globe.


The lovely Paula Koda has been helping couple and families celebrate milestones since 2010. A whole-hearted celebrant, Paula has a warmth and energy that radiates to all she meets.


Dazzling scenery and talented creatives make the Sunshine Coast an amazing wedding day option that ticks ALL the boxes with everything you need to create the once-in-a life-time, unforgettable day that you’ve been dreaming of.

Come and meet all of these amazing vendors (and more!) at the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on 28th October. And for more behind the scenes info and drop dead gorgeous wedding inspiration follow A Darling Affair on our Instagram or Facebook page!

Sponsor Alert – Daisy Chain Weddings


Looking for a photographer with loads of experience shooting weddings? Someone in high demand that leaves their clients raving? Or what about a person with the type of skills that makes other professionals in their field itching to work with them? Well, let us introduce you to Daisy Chain Weddings!

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 on their big day. They know every trick of the trade to capture the moments that bring back all the feels and all the memories, and deliver it for a price that suits your budget-conscious approach to wedding planning. 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 the ultimate keepsake.

Launched in early 2017, each member of the Daisy Chain Weddings team have been running businesses in the wedding industry for years. They’re all about good quality, fun times and amazing service. Plus, they’re just really great people to work with!

Come and meet their team and see their work for yourself at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! To see more from Daisy Chain Weddings, visit their website or Facebook page.


Cloud Nine Weddings


Get ready to meet Cloud Nine Weddings!

This multi award winning business is a must for anyone planning a wedding or celebration on the Sunshine Coast.  A one stop shop for everything wedding related, they cover all the important bases from planning to decorating and every little nitty gritty in between. The team are pro’s at creating your dream day and are there working alongside couples from engagement all the way to the ‘I do’s’. Cloud Nine Weddings can organise decorations, help with finding the perfect ceremony location, assist with council permits and just about anything else to help make your celebration seamless.

The Cloud Nine team are seasoned professionals at a job that they love, which first started as an online store in 1998. Owner/manager Julie Ann Brown is the creative genius and powerhouse of this booming business, having been voted Australian Wedding Planner of the year twice, a testament to her talent and passion to go above and beyond. With a dedicated team of senior stylists, the company has a heartfelt motto that they live by, “Exceeding expectations every time”.

Want to meet the Cloud Nine Weddings crew in person? Head to the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair to see them in action!

Until then, you can find them on their Facebook page or website.


Adriana Watson Photography


Adriana Watson 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 and even capturing the heart exploding joy of starting a family, Adriana and her trusty camera are there to snap every moment.

A wedding and portrait photographer based on the Sunshine Coast, 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. The intimate connection that she weaves gives her the freedom to use her lens to photograph heartfelt, one of a kind images.

From start to finish, the outstanding service that Adriana provides leaves her clients feeling calm and confident in her amazing abilities and top quality product.

Adriana will be at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair on 28th October to answer any questions, so be sure to grab your early bird tickets now!

To see more of her work, visit Adriana Watson Photography on Facebook or her website.


LilyM Hats


Looking for the ultimate showstopping accessory? Introducing LilyM Hats!

LilyM Hats brings together the daughters of Lily and Mary, sisters that cherished each other until the end when Lily passed away in 1997. Their daughters, cousin’s Lynda and Brenda have made this label a reality because of their love for their Mother’s, their passion for fashion and a dream to create one outstanding legacy.

Experienced milliners, Lynda and Brenda produce unique hats and headpieces to match your dream outfit, using only the best quality products to design and create each masterpiece. Their desire propelled them to start sourcing top quality supplies throughout Asia and the Philippines and to set up a sourcing office in Hong Kong, the hub of the fashion industry.

Known for specialising in their laces and feathers, and more recently in the finest dyed, stiffened sinnamy. Not only that, this dynamic duo have designed their own ‘Scintilla’ range of silk abaca, the perfect material for creating standout headwear. LilyM Hats new bridal range is constructed with finest silks, pearls, crystals, beads and embellishments. They 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.

Have you got your early bird tickets yet?! Be sure to come see LilyM Hats creations for yourself at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! And to view more of their work, visit them on their website or Facebook page.


Sunset Shoot


What happens when you combine an amazing bunch of creatives, the A Darling Affair team and the stunning Sunshine Coast mountains? Ummm…one of our favourite shoots ever!

A few months ago, one of our A Darling Affair dream teams put together the perfect Autumn photo shoot. The Sunshine Coast is home to some spectacular mountain walks and wanting to create something a little different, they weren’t afraid to be a tad adventurous and hike up beautiful Mt Ngungun, the ultimate backdrop for dreamy, love-filled photo’s.

Fun was the order of the day, and Babushka Ballerina provided the perfect dresses for a bride who loves a splash of adventure, The Beauty Case was (as always) on hand with stunning, on point wedding hair and makeup, amazing images were taken by the very talented Juddric Photoraphy and Rose and Heart provided a bouquet of flowers that would make Mother Nature swoon!

We just love how these images turned out! Be sure to come and meet some of the amazing vendors that put together this photo shoot at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair this October. Early bird tickets  available now!


Hayley Belle Wedding Celebrant

Hayley Belle Wedding Celebrant


Hayley Belle is not your average marriage celebrant. At 30 years old, this rad mama has a full sleeve tattoo and a wild sense of humor!

Known for her vivaciousness, Hayley brings her signature spark and personal touch to every wedding. Hayley works along side each couple to create a memorable and unique wedding ceremony weaved around their relationship and lifestyle. Whether you’re planning a backyard wedding with your pets as your bridal party, in a sailor outfit on a yacht, or on a stage at a heavy metal gig…you name it, she’s game!

A newbie in the wedding world, Hayley worked in radio for 12 years and gravitated towards becoming a marriage celebrant after MCing most of her friends weddings. Her natural talent for public speaking, mixed with her love of getting to know people and hearing their stories made it easy to see that this was the perfect job for her.

We’re so excited to add Hayley to the A Darling Affair line up for the October Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! To find out more about Hayley Belle Marriage Celebrant, check out her website or find her on Facebook.


Wild Child Catering


If you’re looking for some seriously hashtag worthy cakes, you’ve come to the right place!

The lovely Kendra Groves of Wild Child Catering has always loved creating things. Training as a baker back home in London, she fine-tuned her skills and perfected her methods to learn how to make mouthwatering treats. After immigrating to Noosa, she started missing the baking life that she loved so much and decided to create her own cake business with a twist.

Operating for 3 years now, Wild Child Catering specialise in creating 100% bespoke cakes and drool worthy dessert tables. Kendra is a master at putting together the most amazing, Instagrammable dessert spreads and is a genius at eclectic, vintage and boho chic table themes.

Kendra works closely with her clients to customise one-of-a-kind menus based on couples wants and needs. You want a pie table? She can do that! A skyscraper of Parisian macaroons? You got ! Have your heart set on a donut tower? No problem!!!

Kendra believes that everyone deserves the most magical wedding day ever, and that includes having the most magical wedding cake. She says ‘NO’ to bland and uninspiring and a big fat ‘YES’ to delicious and memorable!

We can’t wait to see what Kendra dreams up for the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! To see more of her incredible creations until then, you can find Wild Child Catering on Facebook or Instagram.


Harper Arrow


After traveling abroad together, besties Demi and Emily returned to Brisbane with the determination to fulfill a crazy dream that they both shared. With backgrounds in Visual Merchandising and PR/Marketing, they decided to put their heads together and start Harper Arrow, a bespoke events business that could cater to any number of guests.

Just shy of it’s first birthday, Harper Arrow offer a range of styling packages that can be individually tailored to ensure your event is a seamless affair. Based in Brisbane, they can accommodate for all types of occasions, anywhere between the Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay. Whether you’re after a DIY hire or someone to handle all of the nitty-gritty details for you, Harper Arrow brings a little bit of magic to any celebration.

Demi and Emily work closely with their clients and love getting to know their individual style and stories. They go above and beyond to make sure their attention to detail reflects their clients personality and their creative team guarantees a stress free process, by creating a personalised mood board, creating 3D visuals and offering a complimentary consultation. Exactly what any bride to be needs in their corner!

To see learn more about their styling packages, you can find Harper Arrow on their website or Facebook page.