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KAREN WILLIS HOLMES Bridal announces the launch of the #HappilyEverAfterByKarenWillisHolmes wedding dress giveaway, where a bride who has experienced unprecedented hardship during these challenging times will receive a wedding gown of their choice* from the KWH collections.


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Happily Ever After by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES


KAREN WILLIS HOLMES Bridal announces the launch of the #HappilyEverAfterByKarenWillisHolmes wedding dress giveaway, where a bride who has experienced unprecedented hardship during these challenging times will receive a wedding gown of their choice* from the KWH collections.


Entries have now closed for the competition.

At KAREN WILLIS HOLMES, we have experienced the highs and lows of 2020

From celebrating our 20th anniversary and launching our ELOPE collection, to navigating the pandemic affecting our company and our brides harder than we ever could have imagined. We have accompanied our brides every step of the way through the struggles and stress that they experienced throughout 2020 as they planned, replanned and canceled weddings, and we have deeply felt the heartache they all endured having to make such immense sacrifices in order to marry their chosen ones.


With hope on the horizon, we look towards the future and think of ways we can thank our amazing, strong and resilient KWH brides for their support and perseverance throughout these unprecedented times. We want to bring some of the excitement and romance back into your engagement, so the #HappilyEverAfterByKarenWillisHolmes giveaway will open to women across Australia and the USA who have struggled further than they should have during their wedding planning process, whereupon application, we will choose one bride to receive a wedding dress, to the value of AUD $4,000 (including fittings if located in Sydney or Melbourne).

Entries open on the 1st March 2021 and close on the 22nd March 2021.


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From Karen

“The idea came to me while I was trying out a new meditation app called Chopra.” Karen says of coming up with the giveaway, “I started thinking of what a year 2020 had been and all the stressful journeys people have been on. Then I remembered some brides from over the years who I, upon hearing their stories, was amazed at what they had been through just to get to the alter. These women have been very impressionable to me and I have never forgotten their stories. This has always compelled me to want to help those in need more.


“However, after this particularly challenging era of our history as a community, it seemed obvious to me that I wanted to try and bring a little bit of light into someone’s life, and donate a gown to a bride when it would make a big difference to her. So, this is the start of hopefully a long journey of being able to help many brides in need.”

Happily Ever After by Karen Willis Holmes-Wedding Dress giveaway


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Entries have now closed for the competition.

Terms & Conditions

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter or win.
  2. Applications can either be made by a nominator (friends, family or acquaintances associated with the nominated bride) or the nominee themselves.
  3. The nominated bride can be located in either Australia or the USA.
  4. AUSTRALIAN ENTRANTS – The nominated bride can reside in any state in Australia.
  5. USA ENTRANTS – The nominated bride can reside in any state in the USA.
  6. The nominated bride must be engaged to be married.
  7. An online application must be filled out to completion and submitted to KAREN WILLIS HOLMES by the entry close.
  8. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted via online form from 8am AEST on 01/03/2021 and ending 22/03/2021 at 12pm AEST. All online entries must be received by 22/03/2021 at 12pm AEST.
  9. The winning nomination will be selected at the discretion of Karen Willis Holmes and her team, based on which story they deem the most deserving.
  10. The application process will include areas for input which will allow you to include information that verifies your story/hardship (this may include photos, receipts or references).
  11. A winner will be selected to win a KAREN WILLIS HOLMES gown of their choice, to the value of $4000AUD, not including accessories (veils or belts) unless the total amount of the dress and accessories do not exceed $4000AUD.
  12. Fittings are included for the winning bride in locations where we have in-house seamstresses (Sydney & Melbourne).
  13. This is non-transferable or redeemable for cash or any other product.
  14. Brides who win outside of Sydney or Melbourne will have to source their own seamstress at their own cost.
  15. Some services and products are subject to availability.
  16. Through submitting an application to the #HappilyEverAfterByKarenWillisHolmes giveaway, you agree to the sharing and distribution of your story and application content on the KAREN WILLIS HOLMES website and social media platforms to the KAREN WILLIS HOLMES community, for the duration of the competition period.
  17. Winner will be notified by email within 7 days following the selection of the Winner. KAREN WILLIS HOLMES shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If the Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 2 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by the Winner of the prize offered in this Campaign is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations. ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (at KAREN WILLIS HOLMES’ sole discretion) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
  18. By entering this giveaway, you agree to sharing all content from your wedding, and entering in the giveaway constitutes permission for their wedding content to be used by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES for advertising purposes if you are selected as a winner unless prohibited by law.
    Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless KAREN WILLIS HOLMES and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the Campaign and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the Promotion; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the Promotion or the processing of entries.
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