Brisbane felt the love this January when A Darling Affair landed on our heat-drenched ground for the very first time. With soaring temperatures and committed vendors, the wedding fair saw more than 1000 people through the doors. We got the latest scoop from Emma at A Darling Affair as to how the day went:

“We had three fashion parades on the day which was a huge success, drawing really large crowds and lots of interest from Brides & Grooms-to-be.”


 Gown by Jennifer Gifford Designs, make-up by The Beauty Case, hair by Aleesha Darke


 Gown by Begitta, make-up by The Beauty Case, hair by Aleesha Darke


 Suit by Urbbana


Suit by Black Jacket Suiting, Dress by Anna Dutton Couture, make-up by The Beauty Case, hair by Aleesha Darke


 Gown by Anna Dutton Couture, make-up by The Beauty Case, hair by Aleesha Darke

“We also had a fantastic and very popular picnic/chill out zone in the gardens with lots of foodies filling bellies and some beautiful relaxed seating in the shade. We saw our guests chilling out, eating good food, and chatting about all the rad vendors they’d just met inside the fair.”

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 The Curious Caravan

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Florido Weddings

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 Ryder Evans

“We work extremely hard to keep the A Darling Affair brand to the high standard that it’s become known for. We carefully hand select the freshest and most creative vendors on the scene at the moment and we are always so proud of their hard work and at the incredible stalls they bring to life on the day of our fairs.  We like to put on a visual feast that leaves people’s jaws hanging open and we can proudly say that we achieved that again with our most recent Brisbane A Darling Affair Fair.”

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 Perfectly Sweet Lolly and Candy Buffets

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Chase the Sun Calligraphy and Design

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 Fergus and the Cat

We also spoke with some of the vendors to get their thoughts on emerging wedding trends for 2015:

There are some incredible food and beverage vans around at the moment and we were lucky enough to have some of them join us in Brisbane – The Curious Caravan, Chiptease, Yummi Fruit Ice-Creamery, I heart Brownies, Gathering Events, Pop Taco, Pizzacantica – our couples are loving the funky backyard vibe these guys bring to events. {Emma from A Darling Affair}

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I Heart Brownies

This year we’re seeing a lot of copper and brass detailing coupled with cascading foliage and drop down pendant lighting. A winning combination if you ask us! {Natalie from Autumn Grove Events}.

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Autumn Grove Events

I can definitely see more and more copper coming through to wedding stationery. {Ellen from Blushing Confetti}

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Hansel and Gretel Cakes

We also saw the come back of the round reception table… except this time they are beautiful hardwood round tables which are a little smaller than your standard size and promote guest interaction. {Emma from A Darling Affair}

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Lovestruck Event Hire and Styling

It’s all about the Hamptons look with clean lines, crisp linens and lots of flowers and foliage. Bright, bold colours, with touch of geometric and a lot of interesting, creative light installations are also getting our creative juices flowing! {Amanda from Avé Events Wedding and Event Planning}

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Hampton Event Hire


We are absolutely loving the trend for wild and unstructured bouquets that has begun to emerge over the last couple of years. It’s that boho type of bridal style paired with a statement bouquet in rich colours and luscious foliage that we just love! {Clare from Little Flower Company}


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Little Flower Company


I think that fresh, healthy and glowing skin; chocolate smokey eyes and soft lips; and romantic and effortless hair styles will be back for 2015. {Khesanh from The Beauty Case}



Gowns by Jennifer Gifford Designs, make-up by The Beauty Case, hair by Aleesha Darke

But in the end, perhaps it’s as simple as taking the wise words from Lindsay Carroll, celebrant, “My advice on emerging wedding trends is to take no notice, buck the trends and craft your day so that it reflects what you and your partner are all about!”


Image by The Photo Booth Collective

So, if you’re planning a wedding in the sunshine state, then make sure you don’t miss the next A Darling Affair:

Night time wedding festival on Friday 29 May 2015 at the Gold Coast

Relaxed market style day on Saturday 29 August 2015 at the Sunshine Coast

Images supplied by A Darling Affair.