When Should I Start Searching for my Wedding Dress?

November 2, 2017 When Should I Start Searching for my Wedding Dress?

  The time you allow for searching for your wedding dress ultimately depends on whether you are purchasing a ready-to-wear gown in store, or whether you would like your dream wedding dress made just for you. If you are buying ready-to-wear it’s best to contact individual boutiques directly and enquire about their lead times – […]

How To Store Your Wedding Dress

August 18, 2017 How To Store Your Wedding Dress

HOW TO STORE YOUR WEDDING DRESS You’ve spent months having your dream wedding dress created, your wedding day has been and gone – so what now? If you plan on preserving your wedding dress and keeping it perfect for future generations; it needs to be stored correctly.   STEP ONE: Have your wedding dress dry […]

NEW STUDIO – Tamworth

July 16, 2017 NEW STUDIO – Tamworth

| RURAL BRIDES | Five years ago I started KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS with the vision of providing a friendly, personalised and exclusive service to brides looking for a perfectly tailored, one-of-a-kind wedding dress in a stress free, relaxed, and inclusive environment. With extensive experience in the Fashion and Costume industries, I use couture techniques and skills to create your […]

What to Expect at your Initial Consultation

May 25, 2017 What to Expect at your Initial Consultation

WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION: You have a beautiful new engagement ring on your finger, you’ve started researching and planning, you’ve been to a few bridal stores to try on dresses; and that’s where you hit a little speed bump. Maybe you’ve only tried on a few dresses and haven’t seen anything you […]

Why You Should Consider Having Your Wedding Dress Custom Made

March 16, 2017 Why You Should Consider Having Your Wedding Dress Custom Made

Have you been to countless bridal salons and tried on an endless supply of hot, heavy, stiff, and uncomfortable gowns? Have you trawled through Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook and collected images of gowns that you only like parts of? A talented designer can cater to your every whim; they know how to accentuate your best […]

Silk vs. Polyester Wedding Dress?

October 5, 2016 Silk vs. Polyester Wedding Dress?

One of the most common questions I am asked as a dressmaker is ‘is it really worth paying a little extra for silk, and what’s the difference?’ – a question most brides wouldn’t think of unless given the option to choose. Polyester is a man-made, synthetic material. Because polyester is man-made, it is widely available […]

Inspiration – Bohemian Bride

July 5, 2016 Inspiration – Bohemian Bride

A lovely styled shoot I was involved with has just been featured on Vintage Bride! http://vintagebridemag.com.au/the-glowing-bohemian-bride/ Late in the afternoon on a beautifully sunny Autumn day in Sydney, we ventured to the stunning Centennial Parklands with a vision of creating a shoot which reflected everyone’s individual styles and skills. With her natural and elegant hair […]

2015 Wedding Dress Trends

March 10, 2015 2015 Wedding Dress Trends

2015 Wedding Dress Trends The Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear fashion shows have just ended in New York featuring delicate silks, leather detailing, the finest of bridal laces, flowing skirts and intricate embroidery; leaving couture wedding dress designers with an avalanche of inspiration! The trends seen on these fashion shows are the trends we will begin to […]

Which wedding dress style is right for your body?

February 3, 2015 Which wedding dress style is right for your body?

One of the most popular questions I am asked when meeting brides for the first time is ‘Do you think this will suit my body?‘ and my answer is more often than not; ‘Yes‘. If your wedding dress is custom made for you, then it is custom made for your measurements, your shape, your proportions, […]