Bridal Fashion

Understated Elegance from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 Bridal Collection

Today I am sharing the latest breathtaking collection from Karen Willis Holmes, one of Australia’s premier wedding dress designers (you may remember her wonderful modern designs with a hint of old world glamour from my first KWH post) Well, her latest offering features sophisticated and stylish gowns that exude femininity, and designs that mix old world romance with modern day details……

Jasmine Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 Collection

Karen Willis Holmes never fails to design fashionable gowns for the modern bride looking for a little glamour, with this collection featuring  illusion necklines, lace sleeves and beautiful backs as well as silhouettes that are just the right side of sexy. For her 2013 collection however her focus was also on designing gowns that can be personalized and made uniquely them by her brides, with the simple addition of an accessory or the removal of a bolero……

Jillian Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 Collection

Matilda Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 CollectionMatilda Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 CollectionRachel Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 Collection

Rachel Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 Collection

Anastasia Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 Collection

Oh my isn’t each design even more gorgeous than the last??….. floaty or form fitting, modern or vintage inspired, each one makes my knees a little more weak!

Illusion Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 CollectionAdrianne Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 CollectionJasmine Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 CollectionJasmine Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 Collection

Anastasia Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes 2013 Collection

I adore Karen’s use of luxury fabrics such as delicate corded lace motifs and hand stitched appliques. My favourite thing about her designs though is that the backs are just as beautiful as the front… and in some cases even more so!

Caitlyn Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes

Caitlyn Wedding Dress from Karen Willis HolmesKayla Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes

Kayla Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes

Kayla Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes

Maria Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes

Maria Wedding Dress from Karen Willis Holmes

I don’t think any wedding dresses have made me wish I could have my wedding day over again more than these (sorry Jenny Packham)…..What do you think? Which is your a favourite? Mine has to be Caitlyn – I never could resist a splash of sequins!

 

Amy

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