Friday, October 30, 2009

Couture collection summer 2010


Here are some more of the summer 2010 couture collection - and of course the gown we have used on the title page, obviously a favourite.
I love the shading from silk white on the neckline to a very warm cream at the hem. We used approxiamtely 90m's of organza and tulle for this little number!

This is a beautiful fitted shape, with a soft silk satin chiffon drape at the front and finished with applique lace on the bodice panels.

Sophia (couture)
A very 1940's inspired full skirt, tiny waist finished with diamante detailing and fine chantilly lace detail on the bodice.

Sharon (couture)
It is actually hard to see in the image, but we have rows and rows of topstictching and ribbon work to achieve a visual corset effect, and flattering paneling. Quite a sexy little number.

These wedding dresses, take five fittings to fit you to perfection - which is why i love to make them,  as i see them as a work of art of soft sculpture.

To see more of the couture collection of wedding dresses follow these links to see more of our gowns

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Friday, October 23, 2009

A stunning New Zealand wedding

I Loved these images Kris sent me of her wedding in Queenstown in New Zealand

Kris had one of our Couture wedding gowns which looked stunning.

The gown is constructed from layers of organza flowing into a full train and bustle at the back of the skirt

They are stunning shots - i love the emotion of the day, and the beauty of the bride and groom to the contrast and drama of the landscape The wedding Photographer's are a husband and wife team based in Christchurch NZ.

Of course if you would love to see some more of our couture wedding gowns or Ready to wear collection we have many more gowns for you to see.

Have a great weekend, Karen

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Real bride wedding pictures

The stunning wedding pictures of Naomi & James King

In Naomis email i loved the beautiful simplicity of this line:

My name is Naomi van Dyck, and on the 23rd May, 2009 I got married to the love of my life, in Yarraglen. Our day was perfect.

To me this said it all

Naomi wore our margot skirt, chantilly bodice all tied at the (tiny) waist with a black satin sash.

if you would like to view more of our real brides 

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Saturday, October 17, 2009

BULGARI - The event – Create the Perfect Wedding

On Monday 12th October we had a wonderful evening presented by Bulgari

Place – Commencing with a cocktail in the Bulgari store and an overview of fine diamonds. Followed by a full cocktail party and bridal presentation featuring the couture gowns at The Residence at the Grand Hyatt – a new event venue styled like a large luxury apartment with double height ceilings and a blue stone courtyard with a retractable roof. The Residence overlooks Collins St on the 8th level of the Hyatt.

The Residence is a stunning venue. (i highly recomend it for a venue choice)

Karen with model Alysse in the sophia gown

Maddie wearing Gabriella

Maddie wearing Ava
The screen behind was showing clips of old movies with the actresses all wearing Bulgari
- such a history, divine.


The back view of Ava.

(left to right) Karen Willis Holmes, Jane Hill & Sam Oglia-Loro waiting to be introduced.

You cannot see very well in these shots but the models are wearing the Bulgari jewels which are stunning.

If you would like to see more of Couture gowns in our collection

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Friday, October 16, 2009

Bobbi Brown & Jo Malone day @ the Melbourne store

We had a great day on Sunday 12th October 2009 at the special event we held at the Melbourne store.

Step 1. Bridal make-up by Nikki from Bobbi Brown 

Step 2. Hand massage and perfume consultaion with Opal from Jo Malone.
The store smelt divine with the Jo Malone candels.

Step 3. After all of the pampering it was time to try on the gowns and check which one to wear down the aisle

Jillian - doing the PR for both products.
All of the brides recieved a gift bag with lipstick and perfume.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

One of our beautiful brides - Emma Neil

Emma sent us some of her divine pictures from her wedding day.

They are all so romantic and beautiful

after this shot - you will be asking for rain on the big day.

Emma with her bridesmaids

the images are taken by photographer Jeremy Byrnes

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Where to start?


The very start of the blog we have been meaning to write for a long time 03.10.09 - a big day!

Wedding gowns, dresses, bridal dress - all names for one of the most important outfit's of your whole life - no pressure there!

How to decide what to wear?

To start with, do not forget to enjoy choosing your gown, we find very many stressed brides before they have even started.

Keep an open mind and look in magazines, search the web, look at many websites to get a good overview -

Take a trusted friend and go shopping - try on lots of gowns, keep an open mind and you will soon get a picture of what looks great on you, which you feel special in, and the gown to wear on your special day.

The Karen willis Holmes website this way you get the feel of the brand or store.

As of course it is all about the gowns - I will show you our new couture collection - which we all adore
and are very proud of .

Angelica -
Side draped georgette gown with fishtail skirt, ruched bodice and 3D fabric detail on the side hip


Strapless bodice and pencil skirt with ribbon and topstitched detail.  Very full mermaid skirt, & bolero jacket both with pleated tulle details

Strapless or cap sleeved gown, with draped bodice following to CF skirt detail, finished on the waist with belt

Satine - gown and coat

Bias silk satin gown with tulle coat featuring shoulder feather shoulder detail with diamante detailing

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