Real Bride – Mel

August 22, 2019 Real Bride – Mel

Being a rural bride, Mel found it difficult finding her dream dress with the limited options available in a regional area. During one of my regular Tamworth visits Mel fell in love with one of my designs and locked it in on the spot. Mel’s dress featured a perfectly tailored silk dupion bodice with hand […]

Real Bride – Lydia

December 13, 2018 Real Bride – Lydia

When Lydia came to me, she had already purchased a ready-to-wear dress elsewhere. Like so many brides, she felt coerced by a pushy sales assistant to make an on-the-spot decision before she was ready. It wasn’t long until she realised this dress wasn’t the one for her. As lovely as it was, it simply wasn’t […]

Real Bride – Amy

October 10, 2018 Real Bride – Amy

Amy’s sparkling wedding dress featured the most beautifully beaded French lace, scalloped edging, bias cut skirt, and a stunning low back. Just like her UK wedding day, Amy’s gown was classy, unique and full of character. We spent about six months creating her dream dress from design through to completion; and it was well worth it […]

Real Bride – Kerri

August 14, 2018 Real Bride – Kerri

Kerri’s beautifully unique wedding dress featured a heavily draped skirt with silk chiffon trim, and a delicate silk blouse with silk covered button cuffs. We also made a beautiful pair of tailored wide leg trousers which Kerri changed in to for the reception – she looked so stylish! Kerri had these kind words to say: […]

Tamworth Wedding Dress Studio

August 30, 2017 Tamworth Wedding Dress Studio

WOW – what a weekend! I’ve just had my first weekend of initial consultations in my new Tamworth studio with rural brides searching for their dream wedding dress; and it reaffirmed with me the need to bring beautiful services such as this to rural areas. We hear so many stories about the lack of resources […]

Real Bride – Helen

July 9, 2017 Real Bride – Helen

After choosing the very first wedding dress design we came up with together, Helen is one of the calmest brides I have ever worked with! Featuring an elegant pure silk dupion wedding dress with deep tucks, hidden pockets, and silk covered buttons and a beautiful blouse made from Oscar de la Renta lace; Helen’s gown […]

Real Bride – Brooke

May 4, 2017 Real Bride – Brooke

| BROOKE + PHILIP | One of my favourite parts of my job is the connection I form with each individual bride. This bride was extra special – through the process of our fittings we worked out that not only did each of our grandmothers know each other; but our parents knew each other from way […]

Real Bride – Emma

December 9, 2016 Real Bride – Emma

| EMMA + GRANT | Emma came to me just over three months before her wedding day after struggling to find a wedding dress in bridal shops that was not only unique, but that suited her body. During our initial consultation we designed a gown that reflected her personality and highlighted her favourite features. Emma’s wedding […]

Real Bride – Sophie

December 5, 2016 Real Bride – Sophie

| SOPH +  PETE | About this time last year, I was incredibly honoured to be contacted by an old friend asking me to create her wedding dress for her November wedding. Sophie came to me with a rough idea of what she wanted, and with the design brief that she’d like her wedding dress […]

Real Bride – Kimberley (me!)

April 13, 2016 Real Bride – Kimberley (me!)

While it seems strange to be writing a blog post on my own wedding; here goes! Sean and I planned a long engagement to allow me plenty of time to design and make not only my own dress, but the bridesmaids, my mothers, and my grandmothers. I very excitedly chose my fabrics in March with […]

Real Bride – Kate

March 4, 2016 Real Bride – Kate

Kate came to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS in mid 2015 in the early stages of planning her surprise wedding for November. Kate knew she wanted a tea-length, retro dress – something unique and eye-catching that would reflect her personality and complement her figure. Working together, we designed and created a stunning dress featuring a pure silk […]

Real Bride – May

February 5, 2016 Real Bride – May

May came to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS in June ahead of her October wedding with a few ideas in mind for what she wanted for her wedding dress. Working together, we narrowed down the design to create a gown May absolutely loved. Featuring a perfectly tailored bodice of intricately beaded French lace, softly feminine removable sleeves draping […]

Ruby – Fascinator & Gown Tailoring

April 17, 2015 Ruby – Fascinator & Gown Tailoring

Ruby came to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS just before Christmas, 2014 desperately needing someone to tailor a badly fitting wedding dress, and also create a unique one-of-a-kind fascinator for her special day. KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS completely deconstructed and tailored Ruby’s wedding dress to her body ensuring it fit her perfectly, as well as hand appliquéing a […]

Lara – Bridesmaid Dresses

January 14, 2015 Lara – Bridesmaid Dresses

In early 2014 KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS was contacted by Lara who had been unsuccessfully searching for three perfect bridesmaid dresses for her wedding in October. Knowing Lara wanted something delicately elegant and classy for Sandy, Jodi and Erin; KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS worked with Lara to come up with the perfect design featuring the most delicate […]

Real Bride – Sally

February 22, 2014 Real Bride – Sally

Sally came to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS in mid 2013 after struggling to find a wedding dress for her special day that felt like ‘The One’. Armed with photos of features on gowns that she liked, Sally and I worked together to create a design that she loved and it wasn’t long before Sally’s mother, Kaye, and […]