FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD

Everybody knows that a festival ain’t a festival without amazing food trucks!

And the Brisbane Wedding Festival had some of the most mouthwatering dishes in Brisbane. From delicious ice cream, taste bud tingling Italian street food and the kind of pizza that makes you drool just thinking about it, these were just a few of the fantastic food vendors to join us.

 

RUBY THE LITTLE RED ICE CREAM VAN

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Being the only ice cream van of her kind in Queensland, and possibly in all of Australia, Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van is a unique and delightful treat that is sure to light up each and every guest. With character and personality, Ruby has been popular at post wedding ceremony intervals, engagements and at Brisbane’s top food truck gatherings.

Bringing joy to the wedding parties of Brisbane, Ruby also provides unique photo opportunities for Brides, Grooms and Bridal parties, as well as dessert options for post ceremony gatherings and receptions.

 

MANGIA MANGIA ITALIAN STREET GOODS

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BeniaminoBeni, Fuse and Samantha, Sammy, Cochrane get excited by many things — travel and adventure, friends, good times and great hospitality But above all, they love to eat!  The pair first met at Brisbane institute Beccofino, where both have spent considerable time honing their skills, Beni in the kitchen and Samantha as a jack-of-all trades, front-of-house extrodinaire.

Sharing a love food that is humble, simple and yet delicious, Mangia Mangia use only the best and freshest ingredients. Beni’s home town classic, Panzerotti, is a favourite – soft dough, filled with home made napoli sauce and torn, soft mozzarella, folded, fried and eaten by hand. Just the way it should be.

 

PIZZANTICA

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Seriously, who doesn’t love pizza??? Pizzantica believe that memorable occasions come from sharing a fantastic meal with your friends and family. Bringing together mouth watering restaurant style pizza and dedicated catering, the cherry on top is their funky VW Kombi Van, mounted with a ferrari-red pizza oven. Pizzantica’s food is prepared and served in the traditional napoli way by their talented Italian pizzaiolo.

The brainchild of owner/chef Luca Ferone, Pizzantica is all about quality, service and convenience. The Pizzantica Van was designed to bring customers restaurant quality Italian cuisine and service to any type of special occasion.

 

Event images thanks to Rob and Lizzie

GLAMMING IT UP

Every bride knows that an amazing glam squad is a must!

Lucky for us, we were able to bring together some of THE BEST hair, makeup and beauty teams around for the Brisbane Wedding Festival.  This talented bunch of ladies know their stuff and are pro’s at making a bride feel her most beautiful.

But don’t just take our word for it, check out their amazing work from our latest fair and their stunning stalls!

THE BEAUTY CASE

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Khesanh, the brains and beauty behind this upbeat and on trend hair and makeup team has also been the mastermind behind our fashion parades for over a year now.

Khesanh and The Beauty Case Team aim to achieve an individual look for each client that they work with. From the Bride to be herself, the bridal entourage and the gorgeous mother of the bride. With a casual team of 7 spanning from the Sunshine Coast Hinterland down to the quiet beaches of Byron and even in Sydney!

Every woman is important to them. The Beauty Case team listen to your desires whilst guiding you in a direction that will suit your face and hair to leave your partner-to-be breathless at the first sight of you walking down the isle.

BLISSFUL MAKEUP

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As an experienced makeup artist and hair stylist, Karla understands just how important your wedding day is. Committed to creating the perfect bridal makeup look for your special occasion, her focus is entirely on you, guaranteeing that you feel like the most beautiful, blissful bride ever.

With her extensive training, Karla can appreciate that every bride is unique. Knowing that you require stunning, long-lasting makeup, she uses trusted, quality brands that will not only stay beautiful on your wedding day, but also in your treasured photos for years to come.

BLUSH AND BANGS

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This Mother/Daughter dream team are a down to earth duo that genuinely love being a part of your special day. Blush and Bangs are passionate about providing Brides with a personal one-on-one experience. Understanding that all Brides are different, they work closely with each client to create a look that captures their unique beauty and personality whether it’s bohemian, vintage or modern.

Based in Brisbane, Blush and Bangs offer a fully mobile service for a convenient and stress free day. Ensuring that all of your hair and makeup needs are met, their goal is to leave you feeling beautiful and confident.

Event images thanks to Rob and Lizzie

BRISBANE WEDDING FESTIVAL WRAP UP! – 2016

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The Brisbane Wedding Festival held at the Brisbane Racing Club was a whirlwind of excitement, colour, inspiration, delicious food and fabulous creative wedding suppliers. The best in the biz all in one place, at one time, showcasing what they love doing and having a great time meeting kindred wedding professionals checking out the event and our darling guests – brides and grooms to be with their happy entourages.

We were so delighted to feel the love and support from our sponsors as follows –

AVideas, we thank you for your gorgeous styling and lighting of the event. At every turn you created sections of creative flair through out the venue. Anything, and we mean ANYTHING that your heart desires, can be created by Chris , Greg and their cool, calm and collected team. Hard work and elbow grease comes in their wedding packages – that’s for sure.

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Khesanh and her The Beauty Case team – incredible! We stand in awe of the talent that these women behind the scenes of our fashion parades display on the gorgeous models from Katz Management. Khesanh is a trusted makeup artist of the ADA crew and we have no troubles at all in recommending her services and expertise. We couldn’t have done this without you lovely.

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Moreton Hire your amazing marquees really stole the show! Moreton Hire’s team have a wealth of knowledge and personal ongoing support that any couple looking to get married would benefit immensely from. Our tip is to ask for Jess – she is amazing!

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Thank you to the hard working staff at the Brisbane Racing Club. We are sure all the darling guests could picture themselves having their wedding there with it’s charm and old school character. It’s definitely not just a racing club.

We thank the team from Hello May with deep gratitude. A Darling Affair’s events have grown with their ongoing media support and personal direction to us to create the perfect match for our darling loved up couples and connect them with wonderful suppliers waiting to make their wedding day wishes come true.

Last but certainly not least we are so grateful for all the pleasant vendors that we have the opportunity to work with. A Darling Affair’s goal is to help people with passion work with gorgeous couples and as such builds communities of support for the better things in life – love and friendship.

To all you lovely couples out there, make a great head start into your married life by selecting the handpicked vendors we have on our Brisbane Directory from the event.

Enjoy these beautiful images captured on the day by the adorable duo Rob and Lizzie. Thank you both for working your shooter fingers to the bone so we can relive the day over and over again!

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BOUQUET BOUTIQUE

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We are so happy to be able to announce that the very talented team from Bouquet Boutique will be joining us at this Saturday’s Brisbane Wedding Festival!

One of Brisbane’s most sought after florists for wedding flowers, their team are known for creating concepts that are on-trend and tailored to the bride’s vision.

Bouquet Boutique have built an exceptional reputation for producing the most beautiful and sophisticated designs from classic, traditional, modern and bespoke styles.

Using only the highest quality flowers and materials, they work closely alongside couples throughout all stages of the planning process, always seeking to exceed your personal vision for the flowers on your wedding day.

Headed by creative director Geraldine Hore, a floristry design expert and educator who has impeccable taste and an eye for design. With more than a decade experience in the florist industry, Geraldine’s expertise spans native flower cultivation and export, to floristry design. She combines her greatest passions – creativity, nature and interior design- to produce outstanding floral visions that are at the forefront of fashionable floristry.

For more information on Bouquet Boutique, visit their website or find them on Facebook.
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MANGIA MANGIA ITALIAN STREET GOODS

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BeniaminoBeni, Fuse and Samantha, Sammy, Cochrane get excited by many things — travel and adventure, friends, good times and great hospitality But above all, they love to eat!  The pair first met at Brisbane institute Beccofino, where both have spent considerable time honing their skills, Beni in the kitchen and Samantha as a jack-of-all trades, front-of-house extrodinaire.

Their Mangia Mangia journey began when the two returned to Benis native Italy in 2014, where they ate their way around every back street and corner of his vibrant home town, Gallipoli.  Back in Brisbane, unable to leave their food adventures behind, Beni and Sammy decided to bring the traditional dishes from the south of Italy to the Australian lifestyle and serve it up with a little character.  And so, they hit the road,  flung open the window of their van and Mangia Mangia Street Goods was born.
Sharing a love food that is humble, simple and yet delicious, Mangia Mangia use only the best and freshest ingredients. Beni’s home town classic, Panzerotti, is a favourite – soft dough, filled with home made napoli sauce and torn, soft mozzarella, folded, fried and eaten by hand. Just the way it should be.
 
For Beni and Sammy, eating is essential to any good time, they take the staples of great Italian food and mix it with the best ingredients of Australian lifestyle. Mangia Mangia is a celebration of community, festivals, outdoor living and fun. Share in the goods, be a part of the adventure and Mangia – Eat!
Come and try their mouthwatering dishes for yourself at this Saturday’s Brisbane Wedding Festival. Held on  January 30th and hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club, don’t forget to grab your tickets!
For more on Mangia Mangia Italian Street goods, visit their website or find them on Facebook.


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INSTA KOMBI

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Are you looking for a touch of fun for your reception? Insta Kombi’s custom photo booth is the perfect option for any event.

Insta Kombi is a mobile photo booth built in the back of a lovingly restored 1974 Volkswagen Kombi. Fully equipped with professional equipment, the booth is fully stocked to help you create beautiful memories of your big day.

 The perfect backdrop to capture those fun and special moments, Insta Kombi is amazing for outside venues and with a bit of forward planning can be easily taken into inside spaces.

The most loved photo booth of its kind in Queensland, their amazing set-up is sure to be a guaranteed hit at your next event, whatever the occasion may be.

Come and meet the Insta Kombi team at the next Brisbane Wedding Festival, this coming Saturday, January 30th.

Until then, for more information on Insta Kombi, find them on their website or Facebook page.

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LARK MUSIC

 

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A Darling Affair’s Wedding Festivals would just be a plain old boring ‘wedding expo’ if it wasn’t for the killer festival party till you drop sounds that Lark Music produce!

Lark Music will be performing live this Saturday in the Tote room near the Brisbane Racing Club bar for you to chill out to or shake your tail feather!

The band’s standard offer includes 180 minutes of live music across a 5 hour period, plus all music between sets taken care of and some basic MC duties. They can provide you with anything from a solo acoustic artist, our standard five piece lineup, up to a rocking ten-piece band, featuring both male and female singers, guitarist, bass player, drummer, latin percussionist, keyboard and brass (saxophone, trumpet and/or trombone).

Basically Lark music has any musician you want right at their finger tips and you just need to decide what vibe you want for your unique wedding celebration. Lark Music promises you a live soundtrack that you and your guests will never forget!

Check out their website HERE and grab your tickets to come party with us at the festival via the following link: http://www.adarlingaffair.com/buy-ticket/

See you on Saturday Darlings!

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SAMBA CATERING CO.

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The brainchild of Brazilian chef  Samba, his experience of cooking in busy restaurants and working in the catering industry made it only natural for him to pursue his dream of having a business of his own. Together with his lovely fiance Krystal, they decided to take a leap of faith and create and business that they truly believe in.

Samba’s love for cooking is infectious. Specialising in Spanish Paella and Brazilian BBQ, his passion and talent show in his dishes and in the faces of full and happy customers.

Samba Catering Co. don’t just cater; they prepare your event’s food with perfect execution, whilst providing your guests with a unique and entertaining catering experience.

Launching in 2015, this up and coming business continues to increase in leaps and bounds. Already raking up a dedicated following, they are a favourite for events, markets, parties and weddings in and around Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Come and try their tasty dishes for yourself at the next Brisbane Wedding Festival, held this Saturday, January 30th.

For more information on Samba Catering Co. and their amazing food, visit their Facebook page.
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CHRISTIE MILLINERY

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Introducing the oh-so fabulous Christie Millinery, a multi-award winning professional Millinery service, specializing in bridal and special occasion headwear.

Each Christie headpiece is unique and elegantly hand crafted by Certified Milliners, ensuring quality Millinery that will last a lifetime.

Whether it be a traditional veil, Mother of the Bride Hat or Bridesmaid headpieces, Christie Millinery is dedicated to creating your dream headpiece.

Not only beloved in the wedding industry, Christie’s millinery designs have donned Royalty and won many awards, including the national Oaks Day FOTF finals in Flemington, Australia.

Lovingly constructing head wear for over 5 years, the team at Christie Millinery work alongside bride’s to create breathtaking, one-of-a-kind designs that will reflect your own personal style.

Using luxurious products and quality finishing techniques, this amazing team will astound you with their creativity and finesse.

Come and meet Christie Millinery at the next Brisbane Wedding Festival, held this coming Saturday, January 30th and hosted by the Brisbane Racing Club.  Tickets are on sale here.

Until then, find out more about Christie Millinery on their website or Facebook page.

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WIL VALOR

At Darling Affair’s Wedding Festivals we also cater for the man in your life. Introducing Wil Valor.

Combining tailor made craftsmanship with directional style, Wil Valor endeavours to not change the wearers style, but to enhance it through experience and expertise! They value quality and hold a dedication to unsurpassed craftsmanship and fabrics.

A custom made garment is an experience each man should understand. It is an indescribable pleasure, a unique moment where the wearer confides their aspirations and desires.

When selecting the Wil Valor service you will receive a private meeting with a Style Advisor who listens to your needs, advises on colour,style and fit. They then send the specifics to their cutters and Saville Row – the trained Master Tailor – creates your custom made pieces!

You can see the darling male models strut their stuff on the catwalk at The Brisbane Wedding Festival, January 30th all decked out in Wil Valor’s wonderful creations. You will never look at a suit the same way again.

The fashion parade kicks off at 4pm. Grab your tickets online to save a few pennies before the big day!

We’ll see you there xx

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