BFF’s Guide to a Wedding Fair

Event Letters 1It’s finally happened, the moment that you and your bestie have been dreaming about. She has that ring on her finger and now it’s time to start planning! There’s no better place than a wedding fair to get the wedding inspo flowing and A Darling Affair has everything a BFF bridesmaid needs in her corner.


First stop on your list, Hello May! Their team will be giving out free copies of their fab magazine, but you’ll need to be quick as it’s only up for grabs to the first 100 brides who arrive. Pick it up on arrival and start pouring over it for real wedding inspiration.

Everyone loves a freebie! A Darling Affair has organised a great range of prizes to be won on the day including a free engagement shoot from the super talented Adriana Watson. Adriana is known for her stunning, natural images and is a favourite photographer on the Sunshine Coast. The guys from Ice Cream Curls are also giving away a free upgrade package valued at $250 and if you haven’t tried their delicious ice cream yet, they’ll also be giving away free tastings on the day. Yum!

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Meet the vendors

The wedding fair will be jam-packed full of creative, friendly wedding vendors to chat to for wedding inspiration. Grab some styling tips from Event Letters, head over to the lovely Tenille Fink and pick her brain for gorgeous photography ideas and don’t forget to stop by Heavenly Blooms and Gloriosa Florals, because no celebration is truly complete without the perfect flowers.

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Paper porn

Next stop is to check out the beautiful stationery that’s on display, because we’re suckers for some gorgeous paper goods! Be sure to check out The Frankie Collective, Little Duck Calligraphy and Lindqvist Ink for awe inspiring invitations and stunning old school calligraphy. Then make a stop at Bow and Arbour for a peek at their contemporary, magazine-style wedding albums that will knock your socks off.

Logwoods Cacti Farm Wedding styled shoot by Shae Estella Photo. Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer.

Logwoods Cacti Farm Wedding styled shoot by Shae Estella Photo. Sunshine Coast Wedding Photographer.

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Bridal beauty time

A bride (and her bridesmaids!) deserve to look and feel their most beautiful on a wedding day, so make sure you visit Khesanh and her team of stylists from The Beauty Case for classic and on trend hair and makeup tips that your bride-to-be will love. And go say hi to the girls at Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry, who are wizards in the makeup chair and specialise in natural, airbrushed looks.

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The all-important snack situation

Time for a break? Bring along a blanket and unwind on the picnic lawn while sipping on heavenly mocktails from Head Over Wheels. These guys have created an amazing mobile caravan bar that is the perfect backdrop for a relaxed celebration.

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All the pretties

Be sure to pencil in time for the fashion parade, with so many drool-worthy brands lined up, this is definitely a part of the fair that you won’t want to miss. Ivie White, Ginger and Gold, Hide and Rose and LilyM Hats , will all be showing off their latest ranges and we already know that you’ll be swooning over their collections!

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Fun memeories

And last, but definitely not least, before leaving grab your BFF and jump over to the Sunshine Coast Vintage Photo Booths where Fairylight Curtains will be creating some magic with a spectacular backdrop for the ultimate photo album keepsake.

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A darling affait 2017 ticketsSo grab your tickets now and start planning your day. Your bestie will love you for it!

Hi, I’m Sally, Founder and Editor of The Bride’s Tree. Over the past 13 years I’ve written thousands of articles about all things wedding from tips and trends to etiquette and ideas. On this blog I bring you the best of Sunshine Coast and Brisbane weddings.