Lani Carter Photographer

 

Don’t you just love that feeling when you finally find your ‘thing’? That’s exactly how Lani Carter felt when she bought her first camera.

With a diploma of photography under her belt, Lani has been in business taking gorgeous images since 2010, something that she say’s has helped shape who she is today. Lani genuinely loves taking photos and cherishes the years that she’s been able to be living her dream job. In her own words, she get’s to document life and love! What could be better than that?!

Lani has taken photos everywhere from birthing suits in the middle of the night and capturing the miracle of new life, to traveling the globe and doing wedding photography in far away lands! Her journalistic approach and relaxed personality are some of her major strengths and help her to keep her images totally authentic. Her style is creative, swirled together with a ton of romance, perfect for the couple that are looking for images that classic but not too traditional and with Lani behind the camera, you’re guaranteed to receive beautiful, artistic photos that won’t date.

Lani’s enthusiasm and energy are what makes her stand out in a crowd. She’s the kind of photographer who bounces around with a huge smile on her face, constantly thankful to be invited into peoples most intimate moments and allowed to document them!

Be sure to come and meet Lani Carter in person at the next Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! And visit her website or Facebook page to see more of her stunning work!

 

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Hayley Belle Wedding Celebrant

Hayley Belle Wedding Celebrant

 

Hayley Belle is not your average marriage celebrant. At 30 years old, this rad mama has a full sleeve tattoo and a wild sense of humor!

Known for her vivaciousness, Hayley brings her signature spark and personal touch to every wedding. Hayley works along side each couple to create a memorable and unique wedding ceremony weaved around their relationship and lifestyle. Whether you’re planning a backyard wedding with your pets as your bridal party, in a sailor outfit on a yacht, or on a stage at a heavy metal gig…you name it, she’s game!

A newbie in the wedding world, Hayley worked in radio for 12 years and gravitated towards becoming a marriage celebrant after MCing most of her friends weddings. Her natural talent for public speaking, mixed with her love of getting to know people and hearing their stories made it easy to see that this was the perfect job for her.

We’re so excited to add Hayley to the A Darling Affair line up for the October Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! To find out more about Hayley Belle Marriage Celebrant, check out her website or find her on Facebook.

 

Wild Child Catering

 

If you’re looking for some seriously hashtag worthy cakes, you’ve come to the right place!

The lovely Kendra Groves of Wild Child Catering has always loved creating things. Training as a baker back home in London, she fine-tuned her skills and perfected her methods to learn how to make mouthwatering treats. After immigrating to Noosa, she started missing the baking life that she loved so much and decided to create her own cake business with a twist.

Operating for 3 years now, Wild Child Catering specialise in creating 100% bespoke cakes and drool worthy dessert tables. Kendra is a master at putting together the most amazing, Instagrammable dessert spreads and is a genius at eclectic, vintage and boho chic table themes.

Kendra works closely with her clients to customise one-of-a-kind menus based on couples wants and needs. You want a pie table? She can do that! A skyscraper of Parisian macaroons? You got ! Have your heart set on a donut tower? No problem!!!

Kendra believes that everyone deserves the most magical wedding day ever, and that includes having the most magical wedding cake. She says ‘NO’ to bland and uninspiring and a big fat ‘YES’ to delicious and memorable!

We can’t wait to see what Kendra dreams up for the Sunshine Coast Wedding Fair! To see more of her incredible creations until then, you can find Wild Child Catering on Facebook or Instagram.

 

Ginger and Gold

 

 

Ginger and Gold started the same way all great ideas are born…over a bowl of heavily spiked Christmas party punch!

Ally and Zahra were just couple of bridal store stylists when they decided to bridge the gap they encountered all too often, finding wedding dresses that are modern, fun and ooze personality.

Whilst Ginger and Gold as a business is only a baby, Zahra and Ally have a combined total of 6 years in the bridal industry. These two darlings know a thing or two about making a woman look her best and they’re confident that their knowledge and individual flair will delight the raddest of brides.

Outfit is the key word here, as Ginger and Gold are known for more than just their dresses. They also create killer jumpsuits, dresses long and short, and mix and match separates in non traditional fabrics, so you can choose what suits you best. Not only that, the ladies even offer alterations to some of their designs, so you can really personalise your outfit until it’s the perfect ‘one’.

With a gorgeous studio located in East Brisbane, Ginger and Gold is not your average bridal label. Their designs are rich with story and full of enchantment. Each piece in their collection has been carefully designed, redesigned, prototyped, cut and sewn by Ally and Zahra themselves. So you know that every single item is made with loads of love!

See more of Ginger and Gold’s drop-dead designs on their website or Facebook page.

 

Harper Arrow

 

After traveling abroad together, besties Demi and Emily returned to Brisbane with the determination to fulfill a crazy dream that they both shared. With backgrounds in Visual Merchandising and PR/Marketing, they decided to put their heads together and start Harper Arrow, a bespoke events business that could cater to any number of guests.

Just shy of it’s first birthday, Harper Arrow offer a range of styling packages that can be individually tailored to ensure your event is a seamless affair. Based in Brisbane, they can accommodate for all types of occasions, anywhere between the Sunshine Coast and Byron Bay. Whether you’re after a DIY hire or someone to handle all of the nitty-gritty details for you, Harper Arrow brings a little bit of magic to any celebration.

Demi and Emily work closely with their clients and love getting to know their individual style and stories. They go above and beyond to make sure their attention to detail reflects their clients personality and their creative team guarantees a stress free process, by creating a personalised mood board, creating 3D visuals and offering a complimentary consultation. Exactly what any bride to be needs in their corner!

To see learn more about their styling packages, you can find Harper Arrow on their website or Facebook page.

 

Tennille Fink Photographer

 

Say cheese!

Introducing Tennille Fink, a wholehearted wedding photographer with a documentary flair and editorial edge. Tennille goes above and beyond to capture your wedding day at it’s most honest, and she’s an absolute pro at snapping all the nose-scrunching laughter and ugly tears! Tennille has an eye for all the teeny tiny details and moments that people may forget about or not even realise happened.

What makes Tennille such a great photographer? She LOVES her job. Not only is her style comfortable and unobtrusive, she loves a good chat with the wedding party and their guests. Her fun, easy attitude brings out the best in people and helps her take gorgeous, in the moment images that her clients are crazy about.

A photographer bitten by the travel bug, Tennille has traveled the globe, honing her skills and refining art. Her love of life shines through her photos and perfectly captures the authentic feel of your big day. A (mostly) one woman show, she has an amazing line up of second shooters if needed and can accommodate the largest or smallest of weddings.

We are so excited that Tennille is joining the line up for the next Sunshine Coast Fair and we know that you’ll love her too! Until then, to find out more about Tennille Fink, visit her website or Facebook page.

 

Hello from the two Jos!

Well hello there Darlings!

The Two Jos are here, reporting for ADA duty. And gee are we excited – and a little overwhelmed too, if we’re honest, but we’re taking lots of deep breaths and that seems to be helping. Thank goodness for the amazingly calm, generous and committed duo that is Carrie and Emily. Those wonderful girls are still working so hard behind the ADA scenes to ensure that the transition from ‘them’ to ‘us’ is as smooth as possible.

So who exactly are The Two Jos?

Well, our first date with ADA was back at the 2016 Brisbane fair when we attended as vendors. And it really was love at first site. Honestly, hand on heart (and we’re not just saying this) we were both blown away by all the creatively clever people we met that day. AND you were all SO friendly. We both felt part of something special – special and creative and warm and fun and inspiring and beautiful.

Like all good relationships, ours has blossomed with ADA and we’ve become the new owners. We know we have a big job ahead of us to make ADA continue to flourish in an ever more competitive market. We thank you in advance for your patience as we continue to move ever closer to announcing the dates of our upcoming fairs. Exciting huh?

We can’t wait to get to know everyone in this community and would wholeheartedly encourage you to get in touch if you fancy a chat about anything ADA related. We can still be contacted at hello@adarlingaffair.com

And finally, here’s our brief ‘Guide To Working Out Which Jo is Which’…….

 

Hey there I’m Jo. B!

I am super excited to be taking over the amazing A Darling Affair with the other Jo!

Here’s a bit about me…I am an English lass who relocated from good ole Blighty to sunny Australia nine years ago with my husband. We lived in Sydney for the last eight years before relocating to Brisbane two years ago and adding a couple of little additions to our family; our little boy Henry and our rescue cat Max 🙂

For the last seven years I have been working in the wedding industry running my own wedding business called ‘jo bartholomew photographer’. I absolutely love weddings and everything about them. I am so excited to now be part of ADA where I can let my enthusiasm for all things creative spread in another direction.

I can’t wait to get stuck into ADA and carry on the awesome work that Carrie and Emily have worked so hard to achieve.

As a wedding photographer I feel I have a really good understanding of the industry. I love that ADA is not about clichés or cookie cutter weddings. Its something unique, different and wonderful 🙂

I am so happy to be part of this awesome community!

xoxo

 

 

So. I’m ‘the other Jo’ – Jo Thompson – and, along with Jo Bartholomew, I am extraordinarily excited to be hopping on the A Darling Affair train.

What can I tell you about me? Well, professionally speaking, I love details, organisation and ticking things off my to do list. I’ve spent nearly 20 years working in events and marketing and have organised all sorts of fun things including exhibitions, conferences, charity balls, cocktail parties, book signings, golf days and ladies lunches (to name but a few).

Personally speaking, I moved to Queensland with my husband nearly 13 years ago and we now call Brisbane home, along with our two beautiful daughters and a slightly crazy cocker spaniel.

And that’s me in a nutshell. I’m over the moon to be starting on my ADA journey and look forward to meeting you all along the way.

Here’s to NEW BEGINNINGS!

Hello Darlings,

We are quite aware that everything has been rather quiet on the ADA front over the past year. Our little ADA family has grown, as has our work outside of our ADA endeavours. Since 2012, when we first started with nothing more than a hope and a dream, thanks to all of our wonderful vendors and event guests we have grown well beyond what we ever anticipated.  Covering 3 regions across Queensland, with thousands of followers on multiple social media platforms, we really do have to pinch ourselves to ensure that all of this has been real and not some wild crazy dream.

The time has come for us, Carrie and Emily, to move on from ADA. As much as we have loved every moment, both of us have a number of other commitments that are calling and in order for the ADA brand to continue to grow and progress we felt it was time for us to move on, and to hand over ADA to new, fresh and excited owners. However, we didn’t want to just hand it over to any old buyer – we wanted to ensure that whoever took over from us understood who we are at ADA, what we stand for, and would do our brand justice in the future. We crossed every finger, and wished on every star, and the universe delivered.

We have found the perfect duo to take the reigns in “The Two Jo’s”. That’s right, Jo and Jo – both named Jo, both incredibly warm and kind, both from the UK, and both more than qualified in both the wedding and events industries. Most importantly, we could instantly see that they are equal parts down-to-earth, and in love with ADA.

We have every confidence that Jo and Jo will take good care of ADA and all of you, our lovely Darlings. We also trust that all of you will show them the same kindness that you have done for us. Of course we will miss all of the pretty things associated with this industry, but more than that we will miss the amazing, passionate people we’ve had the pleasure of working and creating with. So thank you, truly THANK YOU to everyone who has come into our lives during the crazy journey that A Darling Affair has been. And thank you to Jo and Jo for taking on ADA – we can’t wait to see how it continues to grow and thrive with you!

So long for now, perhaps you’ll see us around (Queensland is a small world after all!).

Much love,

Carrie and Emily xxx

 

YESTERDAY CREATIVE OPENING!

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Beautiful stationary is the starting point for any event and our lovely friends from Yesterday Creative are pro’s at setting the tone for your big day.

Born through a love of traditional print from days of old, Yesterday Creative brings together stunning design and tactile letterpress to create one-of-a-kind wedding invitations and event stationery that will make for an unforgettable celebration. With services including custom graphic design, letterpress and foiled invitations, this talented studio caters for couples who are looking for a bespoke wedding invitation.

Or for those on a budget, couples may choose from a collection of signature invitation styles that can be customised to suit any wedding or event, or have their invitation digitally printed on a selection of beautiful textured papers.

And now Yesterday Creative is more accessible than ever! With a sparkly new shop recently opened in Brisbane’s inner north suburb of Windsor, they are celebrating with an unforgettable sale! This is the first time that the studio has offered their letterpress packages at discounted rates.

By providing a custom design experience in an environment where both the bride and groom’s personal creativity can flourish, the team at Yesterday Creative are able to create a meaningful wedding invitation that is truly inspired by their client and the theme of their special day.
Book a time to visit Yesterday Creative’s letterpress studio or view custom wedding invitations online.
Save up to $380 off wedding stationery from Yesterday Creative — FREE Information or RSVP Cards with every order! This offer ends June 30, 2016
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GORGEOUS GOWNS

The perfect wedding gown can make you feel like royalty and the amazing designers from the last Brisbane Wedding Festival know how to do it right.

With beyond gorgeous designs and fabric that will make do a double take, their gowns were a massive hit with brides to be on the festival runway.

 

JENNIFER GIFFORD DESIGNS

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Jennifer Gifford makes the kind of gowns that make your heart skip a beat.

A mix of old-school design and a modern approach sets Jennifer apart from the pack. With designs that appeal to clients looking for a classic silhouette with a modern twist, she brings personality and uniqueness to her work through use of unusual fabrics, colour and prints.

Jennifer works closely with each bride personally, creating a gown that suits and fits her clients to perfection. Having a wedding gown made by her is more than just fittings and appointments. It’s about experiences and memories created with your loved ones that will last a lifetime.

 

LELUJAH

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Finding a beautiful wedding gown is usually number one on a brides to-do list. Look no further, Lé-lujah Fashion Design specialise in stunning made to measure bridal wear that is sure to make you giddy with excitement.

Beginning their journey into bridal wear over 5 years ago, this lovely label emerged into the wedding industry with a strong vision and a bright future.  Starting with designs for one-off formal gowns for clients, the success and growth of their label has led to collaborations with some incredibly talented suppliers in the wedding industry.

Lé-lujah specialise in bridal design, both couture and ready-to-wear and have a passion for blending your ideas with their own signature style to create a unique design you’ll fall in love with. They work closely with each bride from consultation to final fitting, creating a gown that’s exclusively theirs and detailed to perfection.

 

GEORGIA YOUNG COUTURE

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Georgia Young Couture make the kind of gowns that Brides dream of.

Specialising in made to measure Bridal gowns and evening wear, this small team of dressmakers are experts in their field.

Each gown is hand made under the one roof in Fitzroy and is lovingly created from start to finish by their experienced Couturier.  Involving clients fully during the process, Georgia works closely with Brides from the first consultation, through to selecting the perfect fabric and watching the gown take shape throughout the fittings.

Unique and original designs make this couture boutique a favourite with Brides to be. Georgia’s loves for finding that perfect balance between a classic feminine shape and mixing it up with a modern, fresh design, make her stand out from the pack.

 

Special mentions:

Primula Floral Styling – bouquet

AVideas – fashion parade

Christie MIllinery – headpieces

The Beauty Case – Hair & Makeup

 

Event images thanks to Rob and Lizzie