Let's get the day off to a splendid start with some gorgeous, modern and utterly stylish wedding dresses, shall we?

Karen Willis Holmes is one of the leading bridal gown designers in Australia with a fashion forward approach and a penchant for quality fabrics, couture craftsmanship and attention to detail.

And oh my the details…

It's time to get lost in the exquisite laces and billowy tulles, the ruffles and the bustiers, the corded lace boleros and the feminine silhouettes adorned with beautiful beads and tied at the waist with delicate ribbons and jewels.

 Karen Willis Holmes

Stunning photos by 35mm Fashion Photography (more detailed info about the above editorials here)


The Karen Willis Holmes couture atelier & workroom is based in Sydney, with three boutiques in Australia, located in Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane, as well as international & interstate stockists. Including their most recent stockist, the lovely Luella's Boudoir in Wimbledon, London as well as a US stockist, Love Couture Bridal, in Maryland, just outside of Washington DC.

 E Boutique

They also have an E-Boutique where you can find oh so chic accessories to compliment your Karen Willis Holmes wedding dress from Art Deco earrings to veils and even feather wraps (like the one seen above – with all that lovely blossom). And you can even purchase dresses from the Bespoke and KWH ready to wear collections too!

The following film beautifully documents all of the attention, care, love and detail which is involved in creating a Karen Willis Holmes wedding dress. It's a really fascinating insight into the world of wedding gown design – from that first flicker of inspiration through to the final, exquisite gown. Well worth a watch.

 Real Brides in Karen Willis Holmes

(Because, as much as we love dreamy images of perfectly coiffed model brides – it's always lovely to see REAL brides rocking their wedding dresses on their big days!)

David McClelland Photography

Naomi Kenton Photography

Michelle Dupont Photography

Darin Collison Photography

Love Katie and Sarah Photography

Jessica Jones Photography

David Robertson Photography

Ben Adams Photography

Good to know you can really let loose on the dance floor in a Karen Willis Holmes dress too eh?