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.

Sally

Congratulations Sally and Tom – it was an absolute joy working with you.
xx
KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS

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

Photograph by Jac and Heath Photography. Photograph by Jac and Heath Photography.
Production sketches and fabric choices for Lurle, Sally and Kaye - special guest appearance by a fluffy sewing studio assistant. Production sketches and fabric choices for Lurle, Sally and Kaye - special guest appearance by a fluffy sewing studio assistant.
Sally's gorgeous pure silk gown featured a delicate Elie Saab inspired bow and carefully inserted half circle godet's in the skirt. Sally's gorgeous pure silk gown featured a delicate Elie Saab inspired bow and carefully inserted half circle godet's in the skirt.
Exclusive to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS, every gown features a small 'Something Blue' bow and a piece of specially chosen vintage lace as 'Something Old'. Exclusive to KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS, every gown features a small 'Something Blue' bow and a piece of specially chosen vintage lace as 'Something Old'.
Kaye's colourful Mother of the Bride dress featured delicate 'petal' cap sleeves and a full 6 circle skirt. Kaye's colourful Mother of the Bride dress featured delicate 'petal' cap sleeves and a full 6 circle skirt.
Lurle's delicate silk Grandmother of the Bride dress featured a feminine sash bow and beautiful gathered sleeves as well as a full circle skirt. Lurle's delicate silk Grandmother of the Bride dress featured a feminine sash bow and beautiful gathered sleeves as well as a full circle skirt.
Sally's gown featured a delicate French lace panel to conceal the centre back fastening - Sally and her bridesmaids followed the hand drawn instructions perfectly! Sally's gown featured a delicate French lace panel to conceal the centre back fastening - Sally and her bridesmaids followed the hand drawn instructions perfectly!
Love this shot of Sally's grandmother Lurle (also in her custom made dress) seeing Sally in her gown. Love this shot of Sally's grandmother Lurle (also in her custom made dress) seeing Sally in her gown.
Lurle, Sally and Kaye wearing their custom made KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS dresses. Lurle, Sally and Kaye wearing their custom made KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS dresses.
KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS also altered one of the beautiful Carla Zampatti bridesmaid's dresses (second from right). Bouquets by Lola's Tea Cup. KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS also altered one of the beautiful Carla Zampatti bridesmaid's dresses (second from right). Bouquets by Lola's Tea Cup.
Beautiful hanging flower wreaths by Lola's Tea Cup. Beautiful hanging flower wreaths by Lola's Tea Cup.
The modern cake was made by The Sweetest Thing cakes, and decorated with beautiful flowers by Lola's Tea Cup. The modern cake was made by The Sweetest Thing cakes, and decorated with beautiful flowers by Lola's Tea Cup.
Love these table flower arrangements by Lola's Tea Cup! Love these table flower arrangements by Lola's Tea Cup!