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 grandmother, Lurle, also requested custom dresses by KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS. It was a true joy to play such an important part in not only Sally’s wedding day, but a beautiful and special family event for her mother and grandmother too.

Sally’s gorgeous custom made wedding dress featured a structured hand appliquéd bodice of delicate beaded French lace, and a pure silk chiffon skirt with train – about 15 metres of silk in each layer!
Kaye’s custom Mother of the Bride dress was made using pure silk that had been screen-printed to look like a water colour painting of bright flowers and featured the equivalent of 6 full circle skirts and delicate ‘petal’ cap sleeves.
Lurle’s soft Grandmother of the Bride dress was also made using pure silk in a deep maroon colour with intricate swirling patterns.

Sally had these beautiful words to say about her experience with KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS:

Dear Kimberley,

I wanted to thank you again for playing such a huge part in the lead up to and the wedding day itself. From our first meeting I felt nothing but excited, relieved and confident that my wedding dress was in the best hands possible and it was no surprise to me that my Mum and Grandmother quickly signed up to have their dresses made by you too. I hadn’t considered getting my wedding dress made, but now I couldn’t imagine going through the process any other way. To see the dress come to life over all that time was an amazing experience. I loved that no compromises were made, the fit couldn’t have been better and that my wedding dress is completely unique and original. We all looked forward to the next email advising us that another fitting was due, and left each fitting with growing excitement. I especially appreciated your willingness to get to know me and my family and as a result provided us with dresses that made us all feel like us. On our wedding day Tom gave me the greatest compliment I could have ever hoped for, and that was that I looked like the best possible version of myself!

Not only are you incredibly talented at what you do, but you are one of the warmest individuals we have ever met. Thank you for providing me and my family with an experience we will never forget, it was utterly perfect!

I know I have said it before… but you really were born to do this.


Congratulations Sally and Tom – it was an absolute joy working with you.

Wedding Photographer: Jac and Heath Photography
Florist: Lola’s Tea Cup
Bridesmaids: Carla Zampatti
Cake: The Sweetest Thing
Venue: Bells at Killcare