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 […]

Real Bride – Thooha

December 20, 2013 Real Bride – Thooha

My beautiful real bride Thooha was married just before Christmas on a beautiful beach in the Maldives, as the sun set to reveal a blanket of stars. The photos are absolutely breathtaking! Thooha came to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS in early 2013 with a few inspirational images and ideas, and worked together with KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS […]

Real Bride – Amanda

December 19, 2013 Real Bride – Amanda

The beautiful wedding of Amanda and Jon earlier this month featured a range of gorgeous hand made hair pieces designed and made by KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS. With images of inspiration and ideas in hand, Amanda came to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS wanting to turn her vision into reality. Featuring intricate hand-made silk flowers, each individual petal […]

Real Bride – Bronwyn

May 18, 2013 Real Bride – Bronwyn

Bronwyn was married on a crisp Autumn day full of Autumn golds, gentle sunlight and happy smiles. With a love for all things vintage and beautiful, Bronwyn and KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS worked together to create a unique and special gown as well as a hand made silk flower for her hair. Bronwyn’s Autumn wedding dress […]