End of Celebration Fair

What a fabulous day at The Celebration Fair! We’re taking a short break – but don’t go away, we’ll be back around the middle of the week with a wrap up on the day. And then on to our Wedding Fair on the Gold Coast.

Thank you, Thank you to all of our wonderful stall holders, helpers, guests, performers – we appreciate all the love and support!

Carrie and Emily xox

Love is a Celebration with Vickie – Celebration Fair Vendor Feature

Vickie Larkin is a young, vibrant Celebrant who is thrilled to work with you and create the wedding day you have always dreamed of. Here is a little about Vickie and how she will help you put the celebration into your Wedding Ceremony…

Vickie Larkin
It is a great choice to have the beautiful Sunshine Coast for your Perfect Wedding day. Choosing your Celebrant is such a personal experience. I will reflect the atmosphere, image and mood would you like to create for this special day and these are the memories you will cherish for years to come.

I specialise in writing personal, warm and unique ceremonies designed especially for you. It may be a relaxed initimate wedding occasion on the beach, or a glamorous affair incorporating your unique ideals. I can create that perfect day for you and have many fabulous ideas so you can remain relaxed on your special day leaving the ceremony to me.

I have a strong background in professional performance you can rest assured that your Ceremony will be delivered with ease, confidence, warmth and feeling.

I would be delighted to meet with you to discuss your ceremony, our initial meeting is complementary and gives us both the opportunity to meet and share our ideas so please call me to make a time that suits.

The Complete Party Experience! – The Celebration Fair Vendor Feature

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Party & Christmas Complete is right here on the Sunshine Coast in Minyama, and is open all year round. No doubt you’ve seen their fantastic, enormous, inflatable friends as you’ve driven down Nicklin Way.

Pedro Pirate

Whilst they have always been the go-to Christmas decoration specialists, they also cater to parties – so now you can find everything you need for Birthdays, New Years, Halloween, or any kind of party.

party complete lanterns

Party & Christmas Complete pride themselves in giving their customers a high level of professionalism, service and specialise in creating beautiful Hellium balloon arrangements for all occasions. Why not surprise the family or staff with a spritely balloon arrangement to decorate the home or office? Balloons are sure to brighten anyone’s spirits and chase away the midweek doldrums. They can be elegant or fun and create a festive feel in a visual way.

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Party & Christmas Complete have over 100 themes available to decorate your party or event. You’ll find their two resident balloon artists on site, the pair are fantastically talented and can create anything your imagination desires.

Balloon person

Pop down and see the enthusiastic team at Party and Christmas complete to get everything you need for your special occasion today!

Staff Party Complete

Creating Waves of Flavour on The Coast – The Celebration Fair Vendor Feature


Waves of Flavour is a family run business. A husband and wife team, Paul and Sonia with their 2 children who are their our chief ice-cream tasters! You know it’s going to taste good when it has a child’s tick of approval!

Their van fits the Sunshine Coast lifestyle perfectly. Serving delicious real fruit blended into ice cream to make a soft serve. Mango, strawberry, blueberry and banana, perfect for our tropical climate. However if you want that energy kick try the coffee ice cream with freshly ground coffee!


Paul and Sonia also make smoothies and frappes and sell some canned drinks, water, and snacks.
They love their new business and spent a few weeks choosing a coffee bean and blend they were happy with. They settled on Vincenza coffee, a local company based in Maroochydore.


Waves of Flavour mostly attend events and are happy to attend family celebrations, work functions, sporting events and anything else you can think of. They love their ever changing office location, meeting new people and are more than happy to chat to you about your upcoming occasion or event.


As a fresh new business Waves of Flavours experience includes a gallery opening, a park opening for Stockland, private family parties and markets.


They can now add The Celebration Fair to their list. Come and grab yourself a tasty treat from their van March 16th Lake Kawana Community Centre. We will be!

Love is in the air – Float Balloons

February is THE month for romantic celebrations – VALENTINES DAY!

There are still true romantics out there and some of you are planning ahead, going that extra mile, to make this Valentines Day a mark on your timeline with that someone special. Proposals are numerous, kisses are many, and the words ‘I love you’ may be announced for the very first time.

To help you and your valentine float away on cloud nine, allow Float Balloons to add the “WOW!” factor to your heartfelt sentiment.

couple balloonThe simple round gigantic balloons for the classic cool cats come in all kinds of colours. When fully inflated they measure over 90cm and come tailed with a decorative fancy frill that has been hand crafted from delicate tissue, ribbon and metallic sparkle. This is a stunning gift idea for male or female.


For that added touch of romance, the limited edition love heart balloons are surely a gift that makes a statement. You won’t be sending the wrong message with these gorgeous balloons.

float heart balloon

love heart balloons

Float’s high impact designer balloons are wonderful for any occasion; and photo shoots of any kind.

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It’s no secret that we love them here at A Darling Affair. Float balloons will be decking the halls at our Celebration Fair, on March 16th as an official sponsor. Come along to see them in all their glory.

Until then, let us be the first to wish you a Happy Valetines Day!

Love, Carrie & Emily xxx

Celebration Fair float

Images: Summer Lovin Photography, Design Queen Photography, Anna Gilbert Photography

Liquid Ambitions – The Celebration Fair Vendor Feature


We having been waiting for this day to come. A Darling Affair finally gets to showcase  Liquid Ambitions at The Celebration Fair. Liquid Ambitions is just as excited as we are for the big day, March 16th.

So sit back and enjoy this story teller who is Luke. He has a tale to tell and does it in a unique way. Through his own eyes, in his own words:

“Every person has a unique story to be told. Yes that is right, you have a story to be told. For hundreds of years humans have told stories, even before we could speak stories were carved into walls and stone for many to read years later. It is written in our history and will always be a part of our future as we listen to stories in music, poems, speeches and see it in photographs, illustrations and of course film.

Your story should be told in the most interesting way. What is the most interesting way? Through film making.


Liquid Ambitions tells stories through the art of film making. Every time the record button is pressed we have a direction, a meaning and a story. Why? Because we make your story into a film so amazing your neighbour won’t want to stop watching.


Your event has it’s own story. Liquid Ambitions can create a film that depicts before the event, during the event or after the event. All three can also be combined to make one fantastic story. An example of this is the event of a wedding, we can create a save the date or engagement film to send all your family and friends, a wedding day film and a thank you for attending film.

Everyone has the potential to be a part of a film or even films, and no you do not need to be a professional actor, being you is the best part!

Below is a list of the stories Liquid Ambitions can turn into films, if your story is not listed do not panic, simply email us at

Romantic – Weddings , Engagements, Anniversaries, Valentines Day

Creative – Behind the scenes fashion shoots, Look Books, Model Portfolios

Business – Real Estate, Product Promotion, Commercial Advertisement, Business Events

Active – Sport Events, Sport Clubs/Associations, Gym Promotion, Health Promotion

Celebrating – Birth Announcements, Birthdays, Achievements, Graduation, Formals

Music – Film Clips, Live Music, Artist Stories, Album/ Track Promotion

A Darling Affair fell in love with this film Liquid Ambitions did for Gypsy Stone. Enjoy xxx

Anna’s Perfect Parties – The Celebration Fair Vendor Feature

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Anna has been with A Darling Affair right from the beginning. That is commitment right there. Her hand is the first one up in the crowd saying “I’m here! I’m ready!”. That’s why she loves what she does.

Anna is here today to tell you all about her passion:

Welcome to Anna’s Perfect Parties!

I am a party planner & stylist situated here on the Sunshine Coast. With a passion for entertaining and styling and all things lovely my new business was born.

I absolutely love working with people and helping them create something unique and memorable. From vintage inspired to contemporary I can work my magic . My services include dessert and candy buffets, wedding styling, birthdays, baby showers and everything in between .

anna's buffet

I custom make tissue paper pom poms, paper fans, cupcake flags, mini cake buntings, garlands and supply vintage straws . I also design PARTY PACKS which are a party all in one bag , my range includes small and large party packs and girls and boys party packs all at affordable prices.

party pack

For me its all in the details , that’s what people remember.

I now also have a hiring service so you don’t have to hunt for those goodies and with free delivery how can you say no.

I work with each client individually and will work within your budget .

Let me take the stress out of planning your next event and make it one that all your guests will remember.

Anna xx

Anna’s ready to party at The Celebration Fair!

Branching out to Sunshine Coast Brides with our new Sponsor – The Bride’s Tree

When we first met the gorgeous ladies from The Bride’s Tree they were ever so helpful and made us all excited and bubbly about our new venture. They are a duo much like us and are willing to go the extra mile because they LOVE what they do.
You can feel it and see it through their online presence and if your lucky enough to meet them, it’s exactly the same in real life.
The Bride’s Tree is THE Sunshine Coast Wedding guide with daily ideas & a FREE online bridal magazine with all the latest wedding trends.
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So if you want to get married on the glorious Sunny Coast there is no resource like The Bride’s Tree. Hands down!
You’ll ooooh and ahhhhh over there beautiful blog posts, and be entertained by their likeable sense of humour. More importantly, they know their trade and all the nooks and crannies on the coast that will make your wedding day one that will be a true reflection of you and your husband to be. Your special day filled with love to the finest detail.
We are so grateful and excited to have them as our Sponsor for our Woombye Wedding Fair in August 2013! Woo hoo! We are tickled pink.
Vintage glass float favour & photo styling – featured on The Bride’s Tree, by Wholehearted Studio Styling.

A Darling Christmas Gift Guide


“Tis the season to be jolly…Fa la la la la, la la la la!”

Here at A Darling Affair headquarters we are pretty organised with the Christmas shopping already. Are you?

So that you don’t get stuck raging in the shopping centre car parks – going round and round – or lining up for ages at the check outs, here is a lovely little shopping guide from us to you. We want you to be JOLLY! Enjoy your shopping and select presents with love, not out of haste and without thought.

So here we go!

The Lovely Bird is nestled in Cotton Tree on the Sunshine Coast. Away from the major shopping complex. But it has something for everyone. Machine gun pens for the boys, jewellery for the girls, and crafty goodness for all ages (my girl can’t get enough of stacking the towers of Washi tape)


Oh and don’t forget her lovely range of Christmas cards. Seriously, if you haven’t posted some now time is running out!

christmas cards lovelyb

Another one of our all time time faves is Each To Own. She has beautifully cut jewellery made of wood and plastics. Instead of wearing daggy cheap Christmas earrings why not pretty deer brooches?

each to own

Yes please! There’s even blue or black for the boys.

If you know a recently engaged couple, why not one of these:

wedding consultantThe picture says it all! Perfect! From the well organised, brilliant mind of Our Wedding Consultant.

And for the person who has it all….MASSIVE SCRABBLE PIECES…(bet they don’t have those) from the same lovely ladies who brought us I Do Wedding Tea Towels.


They can be found at Lamington in Noosa along with a treasure trove of other fantastic gift ideas.

lamingtonEnjoy your Christmas Season with those you love.

Emily & Carrie xxx

Pops of Colour for our Celebration Fair with our newest Sponsor

It’s a great week for it…we have yet another exciting sponsor to introduce to you. We have our first sponsor for our Celebration Fair. Nothing says party like balloons – and no balloons are quite as spectacular as Float Balloons! Toni from Float Balloons will be decking out the Lake Kawana Community Centre with her balloons, in all their floaty, colourful glory!

Float is a designer balloon studio based in Brisbane. We take a completely modern approach to balloons for any event or special occasion. Our aim is to bring whimsy and joy to any celebration.

Float balloons are not your ordinary balloons. Our balloons are perfectly round orbs that provide an explosion of colour. When fully inflated they measure over 90cm and come tailed with a decorative fancy frill that has been hand crafted from delicate tissue, ribbon and metallic sparkle.

Inflated with helium, our sprightly creations float around at celebrations such as weddings and birthdays, add whimsy and magic to photo shoots and bring smiles to kids and adults alike.