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Karen Willis Holmes : Wedding dresses for the modern bride
Karen Willis Holmes : Wedding dresses for the modern bride

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JESS & IAN //

See more from this elegant Victorian wedding, as featured by Hello May, now on the Karen Willis Holmes. Link - bit.ly/IanLovesJess
“Farm Vigano was the first and only venue of this kind that we looked at. We’d been there for lunch before and loved the property (not to mention the food) – you could easily be somewhere in Tuscany if it wasn’t for the surrounding Australian bushland,” explains Jessica.

“We opted for a very relaxed day… Good food, decent alcohol and great music. The thought of a traditional wedding didn’t really appeal to us, which is why we decided to go for a casual celebration instead,” she tells us, adding that her KAREN WILLIS HOLMES wedding dress was one for the memory books.

Photographer: I Got You Babe Weddings • Gown: Gown: 'Blake/Prea' combination gown from the D.Y.G. collection • Veil - '2 x tier lace veil' by Karen Willis Holmes • Florist - Flowers by Tribal Rose
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TODAY'S BLOG //

Natasha + Todd Stewart​ chose to hold their wedding at Hay Shed Hill Wines​ as it had everything they were looking for … "an incredible chef, Jake Drachenberg, a relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and the beautiful vista over the vines. We wanted it to be about good food and good company. To feel like a large dinner party for our nearest and dearest."

See more from this Margaret River wedding here - bit.ly/ToddLovesNatasha

Florist - True Love Floral Design​ • Photographer – Eric Ronald​ • Celebrant – Laurissa Knowles Ceremonies and Counselling​ • Stationery – The Little Press​ • Menu – Jake Drachenberg • Gown - KAREN WILLIS HOLMES​ 'Sienna' from the 'Wild Hearts' collection. 

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MONTSALVAT //

The end of 2016 finished on a high for the KAREN WILLIS HOLMES team, shooting the exciting new campaign at Montsalvat​, Australias oldest artists colony in Eltham, Victoria. The shoot features new KAREN WILLIS HOLMES ​ gowns from the BESPOKE and D.Y.G collections, as well as revisiting our favourite gowns from the current collection.

We decided to shoot at this stunning location because it exudes an old world romance synonymous with the KAREN WILLIS HOLMES brand through the contrast of whimsical internal and external spaces, soft tones and sweeping hills. The classic example of French provincial gothic style architecture features extravagant exhibition halls with cathedral height ceilings, striking stained glass windows that lead to small corridors, spilling onto the richly established gardens. The winding stairs inside twist around to tiny balconies, offering a breathtaking view of the grounds & the numerous historical mud brick buildings that surround. Peacocks and ducks roam wild, adding drama to the whimsical space & creating a perfect backdrop for the first KAREN WILLIS HOLMES campaign for 2017.

It is simply a photographer's dream to shoot at Montsalvat with Bek Smith​ working her magic behind the lens & Bunched Together​ providing the stunning botanicals & foliage that perfectly complimented the gowns we were shooting. Videographer Lauren Schulz Photography & Videography​ interpreted the shoot from another perspective, showing off all the gowns in movement. Sultry eyes and deep plum lips finished off the looks by talented make-up artist Makeup By Sophie Knox​.

Lace featured, with long sleeve corded lace overlays & nude slips, glamorous ball gowns with sweeping trains & structured fitted gowns creating a modern romance throughout the grounds. We are so excited to share with you this beautiful shoot put together by an incredibly talented team.

See more - bit.ly/Montsalvat_Campaign
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TODAY'S BLOG //

High School sweethearts Chloe and Dan's intimate Newcastle wedding is all the things we love here at KAREN WILLIS HOLMES.

Fusing their love of all things old worldly and the beautiful scenery of Newcastle this wedding is the perfect mix of contemporary meets traditional. Surrounded by their family and friends this gorgeous couple said their vows.

Chloe looked stunning in our 'Mabel' gown from the 'Wild Hearts' collection.

See more - http://bit.ly/DanLovesChloe

Photographer - Nick Sim Photography • Florist – Flowers By Lorey • Venue - The Newcastle Club • Stationery – KR Creative 

TODAY'S BLOG //

Christine & Matt wed in spectaular Noosa in now live on our blog. This stunning couples connection with the balmy coastal town lead them having a destination wedding.

See more - http://bit.ly/MattLovesChristine

Christine looked stunning in our 'Abbey' bodice with the 'Prea' skirt- a modern silhouette which exudes a classic romance through the corded lace delicately laid over the beautifully structured bodice.

Photographer – Lucas & Co Photography & Films • Florist – Mondo Floral Designs • Videographer – Joel Tronoff • Music - James Johnston Duo • Menu – Sails Restaurant Noosa • Hair – Hair By Nicola • Make-Up – Tasleema Nigh - Makeup Artist • Ceremony + Reception Stylist – Lovebird Wedding 

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FEATURE //

When Belle rocked up for her first day of work and locked eyes with Chris, she knew he was something special. It took her 3 months to build the courage to say hello but just 4 years later they were saying “I do” in the Byron Bay hinterland, with Lucas & Co on hand to capture it all.

See more of this breathtaking affair -https://nouba.com.au/horizon-byron-bay-wedding

Belle look stunning in our 'Mabel' bodice and skirt from our 'Wild Hearts' collection by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES

Images - Lucas & Co | Bridesmaid's Dresses - KOOKAÏ | Groom's Suit - Wolf Kanat | Hair - The Front Yard | Makeup - Rhiannon Jay | Flowers - The French Petal | Venue - Horizon | Styling/Planning - Byron Bay Weddings | Catering - The Fig Tree Restaurant | Prop hire - Mullumbimby Hire and Sales | Celebrant - Kirsty Laing Cmc NorthernRivers | Paper goods - Vanessa Macphail
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ON THE BLOG //

Anna + Nick's stunning Western Australian wedding is now live on the blog. Surrounded by some of the most picturesque coastline, their friends, family and pup these two gorgeous love birds said their vows.

See more - http://bit.ly/NickLovesAnna

Gown - 'Genevieve' @kwhbridal @karenwillisholmes_perth •
Florist – @poppysflowers • Photographer – @zanetavanzyl • Celebrant – @oandpcelebrations • Furniture - @empiredunsborough • Menu – @cowaramupfood • Cake – @bakethecakemr • Make up – Beautiquelove Cowaramup • The Gelato Chart - @gelatobuonissimo • Dressing gown - @piyama_co
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FEATURED //

Nora and Andrew’s stunning Michigan wedding is now live on Junebug Weddings! See now - http://bit.ly/AndrewLovesNora_Junebug

Nora looked stunning in our 'Nerada' gown with the 'Genevieve' silk skirt overlay by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES

Venue - Journeyman Distillery • Photographer - Sally O'Donnell Photography • Event Planning – 1928 Planning Co. • Floral Design – Larkspur Floral Design & Gifts 
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MEDIA //

Thank you for the feature Who What Wear!

'Renowned Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes offers trend conscious women fashion-forward designs. The label is based in Sydney, and is stocked at numerous international retailers, so wherever you are, you can track down the Karen Willis Holmes gown of your dreams.'

See more - http://www.whowhatwear.com.au/australian-wedding-dress-designers

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ON THE BLOG //

Laura + Peter's beautiful Autumn country wedding is now live on our blog. When event stylist Laura from Sweet Little Sunday started planning her own wedding you would expect it to be something stunning and this wedding certainly did not disappoint.


Read now - http://bit.ly/PeterLovesLaura


Laura looked stunning in our whimsical 'Matilda' gown KAREN WILLIS HOLMES.


Event manager + Stylist - Sweet Little Sunday • Florist - Miss Flourish • Photographer - Anthea and Lyndon Film and Photography • Stationery - Artforme Letterpress Studio • Furniture Hire - Your Event Solution + Boy and Girl Co.
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