Paula Koda

 

One of our favourite things here at A Darling Affair is matching couples with their very own personal wedding dream team. Finding your perfect celebrant is such a great feeling and Paula Koda is one of the best!

A registered celebrant for 10 years, Paula has been performing ceremonies full time since 2010. Ignited by the spark that she felt organising a baby welcoming ceremony for one of her own children, Paula felt the pull towards providing this intimate service for couples after attending a number of weddings that following year and realised that she had found her true calling.

Paula’s cheerful outlook and passion for her job are what stay in peoples minds. She has a wholehearted approach to supporting couples and families in celebrating love, whether in a marriage, welcoming a new little family member or celebrating a life well lived! She is a skilled navigator when it comes to the organising process and helps to reassure by making ceremonies warm, relaxed and personal by offering couples oodles of inspirational ideas for their special day.

We can’t wait for you to meet Paula at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! This is the perfect excuse for a girls day out, so get some friends together and grab your early bird tickets before the end of September!

To find out more about Paula Koda, visit her on Facebook or her website.

 

Ivie White

 

Get ready to fall in love with Ivie White!

This Sunshine Coast brand has been a crowd favourite for years and their relaunching in January has only made this amazing business grow stronger. With a new direction in wedding gowns, Ivie White grew from a passion for all things bridal and a desire to create beautiful, stylish gowns for simplistically chic brides.

What makes Ivie White stand out from a crowd is their understated elegance and effortless style. Known for their signature silk dresses, Ivie White’s pieces are made right here on the coast using only the best of fabrics and beautifully beaded laces. Their simple, timeless designs compliment the stunning Sunshine Coast backdrop and are perfect for a bride looking for a breathtaking dress unlike any other.

We can’t wait to see their latest collection for ourselves at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! There’s still time to grab your early bird tickets before the end of September!

Want to see more of Ivie White? Visit them on their website or Facebook page.

 

Equip 4 Hire

Dreaming of a fun, loved-filled wedding day, but not sure how to get the look that you want? Equip 4 Hire have everything that you need to set up the perfect ceremony, reception or after party that you envision.

This is the team that you want in your corner to get the job done! Their goal is help you create magical memories and there’s nothing that they aren’t willing to try! One glance at their product list is all you need to see that they are able to provide everything from the marquee, lighting, dance floor, tables and chairs, right through to the linen and cutlery. This awesome business can provide just about anything for your perfect DIY wedding and are more than happy to do the grunt work with set up and take down. Picturing something that they don’t have on their product list? No worries! Equip 4 Hire love trying new things and are always keen to hunt down that perfect item that their clients are dreaming of.

From the beginning of your wedding planning journey, the team are there to support you in every way possible. Their friendly and helpful outlook will calm any fears and they can assist with every step from your initial free site inspection to discuss logistics, through to the quoting stage with their friendly admin staff. This local business has wonderful relationships with all of the friendly vendors in the industry and can happily liaise with your wedding planner, stylist or florist throughout the whole process to make sure that the equipment that Equip 4 Hire provide will also meet their needs.

Come see their set up for yourself at the next Wedding Fair this October! To find out more about Equip 4 Hire find them on their website or Facebook page.

 

The Little Bluebird Fine Cakes and Sweets

 

Have you ever seen a more perfect cake?!

The Little Bluebird Fine Cakes and Sweets create individually designed wedding cakes and coordinating sweets for lovely couples who are looking for something  special on their big day.

The making of baker extraordinaire Melanie, The Little Bluebird sprang from the memories that she has working in the kitchen with her Mum. Baking for others became a special treat and seeing how a beautiful cake could make someone feel loved was all that she needed to give her the push to turn her dream into real life.

With a gorgeous, distinctive style that makes them unique, The Little Bluebird offer crisp, elegant and timeless designs that are executed with perfection and taste out of this world.

A fantastic new addition to the Sunshine Coast, spending most 2017 perfecting every last detail, while also designing and constructing her studio for most of the year, Melanie is excited to start taking orders for 2018. Plus, The Little Bluebird has joined the lineup for the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair and we can’t wait to see what she whips up for us!

Can’t wait until the fair in October to see more? Find The Little Bluebird Fine Cakes and Sweets on their website or Facebook page.

 

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.

 

Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry

 

Looking for the perfect makeup artist? Let us introduce you to Sally Townsend, makeup genius and one fab female!

Sally’s business was born out of a desire to live life on her own terms. With a passion for makeup and a background in dance and performance, she threw caution to the wind and enrolled in a six month long intensive makeup course. Now one of the Sunshine Coast’s most sought after makeup artists, Sally learned everything from period makeup of the 1920’s through to 2000’s, SPFX, bridal and airbrush makeup.

One look at her reviews will tell you how much her clients have fallen in love with her technique and charming personality. Her makeup artistry is perfect for the bride after a flawlessly natural, glamorous, head-turning look. Classic and on-trend, her versatile skills are endless. Sally has taken her passion and turned into her craft. Her professional approach to ensure you feel your most beautiful is her biggest asset.

With a strong team of other makeup artists backing her up, Sally is able to cater to even the largest of wedding parties. The girls from Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry are hard to beat and they love what they do. Each artist brings their own individual talents to the mix and some have the type of skills that they are downright famous for!

Be sure to meet Sally and her team at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair. Until then, find Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry on her Facebook page or website.

 

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!

 

Natalie Skye Celebrant

 

Get ready to fall in love with Natalie Skye aka The Sunny Celebrant!

Natalie is a hip and happy celebrant that presents a sincere, genuine, authentic and awesome wedding ceremony. She’s exactly they type of celebrant modern couples are drawn to and her lighthearted, relaxed service is full of enthusiasm, passion and fun.

Natalie has been a registered celebrant since 2008 and has performed over 850 ceremonies Australia wide, while also travelling overseas to marry friends on their destination weddings. She works alongside couples to create the perfect wedding ceremony and goes above and beyond in everything that she does.

Not only is Natalie a seasoned celebrant, she also runs another business Fancy and Free Wedding, which create elopement packages uniquely created around couples, so it’s pretty obvious to see that she lives and breathes all things wedding related!

Come say hi to Natalie at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair this October and find out more out The Sunny Celebrant on her website or Facebook page.

 

Juddric Photography

 

We love Juddric Photogaphy! Judd has been a long time supporter of A Darling Affair and we always love having him as part our wedding fair lineup!

As a kid, Judd would save up his pocket money to buy film to put in his Mum’s camera, then save up again to get the film developed. They were mainly photo’s of his cat, but you gotta start somewhere, right?! His love for photography was evident to everyone around him and eventually it got to the point where a friend asked him to do the photography for their wedding. Lucky for us, the rest is history!

A self-described non traditional wedding photographer, Judd specialises in full day wedding coverage. He’s all about letting the day unfold naturally and capturing every crazy, fun, heartfelt moment that the celebration brings.

Judd is a master at fitting in with the wedding guests and always get’s a kick out being asked how he knows the couple.  When other guests think that your wedding photographer is already a friend of the bride and groom, you know you’re on to a winner!

Come meet Judd for yourself at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair, and head to his website or Facebook page to see more of his awesome work.

 

Icecream Curls

 

 

Get ready to start drooling!

Icecream Curls create delicious frozen treats that have people craving more up and down the Sunshine Coast! The first of it’s kind in Queensland, Icecream Curls got it’s start at the super popular Eumundi Markets and have expanded their reach across the coast. They’ve become a fast favourite at weddings and engagement parties, delighting guests with fresh icecream curled right in front of their eyes. Who can say no to that?!!

Made from scratch by husband and wife team Sam and Dannii, all of their fresh ingredients come from local suppliers and they’re strong believers in keeping things local and supporting others chasing their dreams.

Just one look at their reviews will show you how much people love this dessert favourite. Their amazing service and unique way of serving icecream is what keeps their customers coming back for more.

Be sure to taste test Icecream Curls for yourself at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! You won’t be disappointed! And find out more about this awesome vendor on their website or Facebook page.