Our All Stars Line Up PART TWO

Here we have Part Two of our All Stars Line Up for A Darling Affair this weekend. All of our vendors have been carefully chosen and you are absolutely spoilt for choice. So get your notebook out and highlight your favourites, you can line them up for a great chat at the fair.

Little White Couture


Forever and a Day Intimates
Wedding worthy intimates.
Instagram @foreverandadayintimates

George Wu Couture
Handmade in Australia, masterful detailing.
Instagram @georgewucouture

Ginger and Gold Bridal
Stunning and simplified dresses you could actually dream of wearing again.
Instagram @gingerandgoldbridal

Custom tailored menswear.
Instagram @institchu

Jennifer Gifford Designs
Exclusive and limited designs
Instagram @jennifergifforddesigns

Little White Couture
Wedding Day Accessories, Jewellery and Fashion
Instagram @littlewhitecouture

Madi Lane Bridal
Statement, beautiful Australian designs.
Instagram @madilanebridal

The Travelling Kimono
Ethically handmade QLD designs. Silk slips and kimonos.
Instagram @thetravellingkimono

High-end menswear and shoes.
Instagram @urbbana

White by Gossip Gowns
Exclusivity is everything at this stunning bridal boutique.
Instagram @white_bygossipgowns

Wil Valor
Bespoke menswear.
Instagram @wilvalor

Winston Wolfe
Custom Leather Jackets.
Instagram @winston_wolfe

Jennifer Gifford Designs

Jewellery & Accessories 

French vintage style Ring Boxes.
Instagram @amonieringboxes

Loving Label
Bespoke special occasion jewellery.
Instagram @lovinglabel

Mark Neil Jewellers
Unique Handmade jewellery
Instagram @markneiljewellers

Lighting & Hire

Event Letters
Lightup neon wire block props.
Instagram @eventletters

Impact Lighting Co
Statement making lighting hire company.
Instagram @impactlightingco

Out of The Dark
Event Lighting Designers.
Instagram @outofthedarkeventlighting

Heavenly Blooms


Gloriosa Florals
Specialists in floral design.
Instagram @gloriosaflorals

Heavenly Blooms
Edgy and whimsical bespoke floristry.
Instagram @heavenlyblooms

Mrs Gibbons Flowers
Modern textural romantic flowers.
Instagram @mrsgibbonsflowers

Personalised and creative floral design.
Instagram @wallflower.floral.design

Caked Cakes


Caked cakes
Creative and fun cakes and baked treats.
Instagram @cakedcakes_

Confetti Cake Co
Cake designs from a graphic designer.
Instagram @confetticakeco_

Hansel & Gretel Cakes
Bright and whimsical cakes.
Instagram @hanselandgretelcakes


Cut a Rug DJ
DJ Aaron Duncan seamlessly manages the fun part of the festivities.
Instagram @cutarugdj

Insta Kombi
Kombi photo booth.
Instagram @insta.kombi

The Frankly Booth
Unique Customisable Open Air Photo Booth.
Instagram @thefranklybooth

Cut A Rug DJ


Heart of Juno Designs
Luxe wedding stationary.
Instagram @heartofjunodesigns

RSVP online collective
Boutique online invitations and RSVPs.
Instagram @rsvponlinecollective

The Frankie Collective
Wedding stationary and signage for the modern bride.
Instagram @the_frankie_collective

Yesterday Creative
Letterpress & Foil Stationary.
Instagram @yesterdaycreative

Car Hire

Wheels to Weddings
Classic wedding car specialists.
Instagram @wheelstoweddings

Every one is busily preparing to completely wow you and your crew on Saturday. Don’t forget to buy your tickets here, it’s going to be an amazing day.

The 10 Reasons Why You’ll LOVE A Darling Affair

It is not long now till our fair date and A Darling Affair promises to be an absolute visual feast. It will joyously inspire and excite you without lumping piles of stress or decisions on your plate. Our focus is fun, festival vibes and oh my gosh we have some epic treats in store for you.

We oh so humbly call ourselves the Queens of ‘Creative Weddings’ and want to fill your mind, and goodie bags, with great ideas and contacts to bring your unique, creative and bold plans to fruition.

A Darling Affair Brides Tribe

Seriously, we know you will have the best day! Our confidence is so high we’ve even assembled 10 reasons why…

  1. Fashion shows. Gorgeous gowns and male models in suits. Enough said.
  2. Celebrant ✔️ Live Music ✔️ Invitations ✔️ Photographer ✔️ Basically bring your checklist and you’ll soon be in organisational Nirvana.
  3. Kombi Photo Booth. Because taking a break from all the planning with silly squad pics in the Kombi is what every doctor ordered.
  4. Live music. The atmosphere will be chilling and cruising thanks to some incredible (non-cheesy) live musicians, that you will probably fall in love with and book in for serenading your big day.
  5. Free parking. More coins for food trucks.A Darling Affair, Brisbane 2018
  6. Or Ice cream. Like gooooood ice cream. In an Insta worthy cart that is now booked in for your engagement party ✔️
  7. Did we mention Food Trucks. The nice ones, the ones you’d happily drive to the other side of town and wait in a large queue for. Mouth Watering and Foodie Approved.
  8. Assemble your Bride’s Tribe and make a truly epic day out of it. The Fair is happening 2pm – 7pm. So I’m thinking Mimosas/Lunch beforehand and somewhere equally fabulous afterwards? If we weren’t busy packing up, we’d join you!
  9. Prizes. Door prizes, raffles, Oprah giving away free cars… ok that last one isn’t *guaranteed* but our prizes trump it anyway 😉
  10. We want you to have fun! It’s not about stressing you out with pressure, trends and 50 vendors doing *almost the same thing but which one is better?* We celebrate unique ideas and elements to help create a masterpiece of a memorable wedding day, and seriously love the chance to help you get there.

So looking forward to seeing you and your fabulous crew there! So scoot on over and grab your tickets now.


For full shoot credits, check the talented team out below:

PHOTOGRAPHY: www.pruefranzmannphotography.com.au/

CREATIVE DIRECTION: www.wholeheartedstudio.com.au/

STYLING: www.himandherevents.com.au/

FURNITURE HIRE:  www.theperfectpartyco.com.au/

MAKEUP: www.thebeautycase.com.au/makeup-and-hair-services.html/

HAIR: www.jodycallanhair.com.au/gallery/

DRINKS CART: www.gatheringevents.com.au/

ICE-CREAM BIKE: www.wheelandspoon.com/

PHOTO BOOTH: www.instakombi.com/

CAKES: www.hanselandgretelcakes.com.au/

VENUE: www.brc.com.au/functions/eagle-farm-venues/

FLOWERS: http://www.mrsgibbonsflowers.com.au/

SIGNAGE: www.ejrdesigns.com.au/

NEON SIGN: www.neonrepublic.com.au/

JUMP SUIT / SEPARATES: www.gingerandgold.com.au/

GOWNS: www.jennifergifforddesigns.com/

JACKETS: www.winstonwolfe.com.au/

TINSEL JACKET: www.shoprachelburke.com/

SUIT: www.urbbana.com.au/






Wow!  Where do we even begin!?  For those who came along to our first ever Brisbane Fair, held on Saturday 17 January at The Old Museum, you’ll know what I mean.  What an incredible day!

We spent more than 6 months planning this baby and we wanted it to be the biggest and best alternative wedding fair that Queensland had laid it’s pretty little eyes on.   We carefully selected the most creative, unique and insanely fun vendors to take part and chose the character filled Old Museum to be our host.  With three studios joined by a long and beautiful veranda, all overlooking a picturesque garden area – it really was the perfect location for A Darling Affair.

The day itself was a scorcher – 37 degrees!  But you guys handled it like champions and it didn’t stop you coming out in force to soak up the atmosphere that A Darling Affair has become known for.   Our foodies kept your bellies full with delicious treats and kept your temperatures down with ice-blocks and yummy cool drinks.   We saw loads of you enjoying the live tunes out on the lawn and making the most of the shaded picnic areas and chill out zones while you sifted through your goodie bags chatting about all the rad vendors you’d just met.

Our fashion parades also attracted huge crowds and the gorgeous indoor tree provided by Autumn Grove provided the most beautiful backdrop to those stunning gowns and dapper suits on display.   Stay tuned this week as we post official wrap up’s of all our fashion parades on the day – there is some seriously beautiful inspiration to be seen!

There was an awesome vibe and an electric atmosphere at our Brisbane fair and we’ve had some incredible feedback from Brides who have booked loads of our vendors for their weddings already – this puts a gigantic smile on our face to know that we have helped you guys plan your big day!

So sit back, relax and enjoy the first round of official photos from our first ever Brisbane Fair.    We want to thank the insanely talented and hard working When Elephant Met Zebra for these photos (they do weddings too guys!  check them out!).   And don’t forget to stay tuned this week as we release more images and post our official vendor and fashion parade wrap-ups!

Thanks for being so amazing Brisbane!  This was our biggest and best fair ever and we can’t wait to come back in 2016!

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And don’t forget to check out the VENDOR DIRECTORY for Brisbane for more wedding inspo, you’re going to love these guys!




Start the year off on the right track and get planning your dream wedding with some help from the experts. Sometimes our new years resolutions are overwhelming but hiring a wedding planner that has their thumb in every pie (multi – talented) you’ll be happy you made this new years resolution!

We introduce you now to some amazing and experienced planners who will be at The Brisbane Wedding Fair, January 17th!


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Many years of event management and executive assistants roles lead Erin to begin Hope & Lace. Her team loves creating amazing designed weddings for rad couples!

They provide amazing wedding planning, a fresh and unqiue approach to wedding design & styling, beautiful blooms & sweet stationery. Yep that’s right! They do it all!
Always thinking outside the square and offer something different.


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Amanda from Ave Events is passionate about helping people create celebrations that express the excitement and I-love-you-so-much-I-might-just-burst joy in their hearts.

Previously working as an Event Manager, Avé Events was born from the desire to channel this passion and knowledge to help couples navigate the joys (and if we’re all truly honest, sometimes the pains) of such a wonderful time.

Avé Events provides wedding and event planning services. From advice, to help on the day to full wedding planning – they create stunning, impeccably executed events that are meaningful in ways authentic to you.


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Grab your tickets online HERE to beat the crowds at the door to suss out these talented women.


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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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:

www.littleowlevents.com.au   |   www.misspoppins.com.au


Introducing our AH-MAZING Sponsors!


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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.


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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 CELEBRANTS!

Joshua Withers


What is it about weddings that you love so much?

Who the heck falls in love? It’s crazy! If two people can fall in love, then find the guts to commit to that, and then decide to celebrate it with their friends and family, how lucky am I to be invited to come along and lead the proceedings. I’m the luckiest guy at a wedding. Well, maybe the second or third luckiest. But I’m up there!

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

Every single day, I see unique at weddings. That’s my thing. From the few moments I listened in science class in grade nine I learnt that a person is scientifically and mathematically unique and different, one in six billion. If two of these unique people got together and planned a party, it really should be a unique wedding. If two of my weddings are the same I’ll probably quit the game.

What do you do in your free time?

My spare time is usually spent with my best friend, and wife, Britt. Our favourite things to do together is travel, either to the next suburb or across the equator to the other side of the world, or we get addicted to TV shows.

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Celebrate good times come on!

Yep this is the biggest celebration of your life. You found the one and they found you! What’s the chances of that?! It’s actually pretty awesome when you stop to think about it.

Time to make it official! So your going to need one of these: A Celebrant!

So here’s A Darling Affair’s check list for celebrants:

–  listens to your wishes and doesn’t go off on a tangent.

–  is just as invested in the moment as you both and often sheds a tear

–  is about you as a couple and not a performance about themselves.

– is down to earth and genuine and just plain awesome.

Get a celebrant that you like – you may just need a celebrant for a future date….wink wink.. they often do baby namings too 🙂

These guys stole our hearts at The Wedding Festival and we hope they steal yours too!


Candice Wilson – Marriage Celebrant

Candice just feels like “home” to us. Pull up a chair and you will feel her warmth. She’s one of those ladies that you you feel like you’ve known her forever. Her set up at The Wedding Festival spoke volumes about her. Sweet, personable and endearing.





Benjamin Carlyle Celebrant

If you want your husband to be feel comfortable then Benjamin Carlyle is your man. We have worked with Ben at a couple of fairs now. He is a family man with a tribe of kids and knows what it means to be committed.

Ben is a  guy who’s passionate about life and  who also loves a good surf. Chuck in a guitar and he can serenade the bride down the isle. He’s not cheesy, he’s actually ticks that down to earth box and has an awesome sense of humour.





Marriage Celebrant Ali

Ali is just plain cool. The end! Cool hair, cool vibe, cool beau – who she adores – who has an awesome beard. She has energy and spark and just loves weddings and being a celebrant is her dream job. You’ve gotta love someone who loves their job.

So if you think your a cool, artistic and adventurous fun loving couple  you have loads in common with Ali.

Ali’s tag line is: Throw your heart in front of you and dance ahead to catch it. Oooo we do like a lovely dance or two!


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Do yourselves a favour and”Follow your heart” you darling lovers out there and visit the websites of these wonderful vendors with a click through here:


Sending love your way xxx

Images by: When Elephant Met Zebra