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Welcome to Happily Ever After 2.0


Are you someone, or do you know someone that you think deserves a little extra love in their life?

We, KAREN WILLIS HOLMES, Bald Hills House & Chandellier Rose have teamed up together to giveaway over $13K of wedding products to someone who has experienced hardship recently. We want to give back and help make your wedding the most memorable it could be.


What are we giving away?


X1 FREE KAREN WILLIS HOLMES wedding dress (valued at up to $4000 including hemming package in Melbourne and Sydney)

X1 FREE bridal accessory package from Chandellier Rose* (Valued at up to $1000)

X1 FREE Bald Hills House (Vic) Fern wedding venue package (valued up to $7920) to one lucky and deserving someone.


We are also throwing in some VIP tickets…


X 4 VIP tickets to either One Fine Day Melbourne or One Fine Day Sydney  (Valued at $236) A great way for the winner to celebrate with their family and friends their exciting news!

This includes: Entry to One Fine Day Wedding Fair, 3 x cocktails each, canapés, exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, front row seats at the Runway Show and a VIP Gift Bag.


To great success in 2021, we initiated the campaign ‘Happily Ever After by KWH’, where we gifted 4 wedding gowns to engaged women going through life hardship. The campaign is now back in 2023 with an even more special purpose. One of our original recipients, Kym Kelly is very generously ‘paying it forward’ by donating a wedding venue package, partnering with the exquisite wedding venue Bald Hills House, located in Stanley Victoria, 3 ½ hours out of Melbourne countryside Victoria. We are also partnering with Chantelle Asciak from bridal jewellery brand Chandellier Rose, who has recently completed 700 hours of Chemotherapy with many more to go after being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma last year. Our personal relationships with people who have endured hardship has inspired us on this journey.

Read about Kym and our other 3 recipients from the 2021 competition – They all went through an extraordinary and pivotal time in their lives and we were so honoured to help make their wedding something to truly look forward to and celebrate.

Who are we looking for?

We are on the hunt for someone special, someone deserving, someone who may have had a harder time than most but still managed to shine. There is no ‘real’ category on what this someone has/is going through, all we ask is for you to share a story with us, so that we can give back.

There are no categories, no measures that need to be filled, no boxes to fit into.

Enter Competition

How to enter:

  1. The special someone must follow @kwhbridal, @baldhillshouse and @chandellierrose on Instagram
  2. Tag a friend in the comments  on competition Instagram post who has been there for you throughout your journey
  3. Share latest giveaway post to your Insta story (this is not essential due to the sensitivity of the competition but we would love you to if you feel comfortable)
  4. Fill out the application form below, uploading a copy of your story, or your friends/family members story, in your own words tell us about this amazing someone. Please include pictures of yourself or your journey to support your application

Important entry requirements:

  1. The special someone must reside in VIC, NSW or ACT and be willing to have their wedding hosted in Stanley Victoria.
  2. The special someone must be engaged to be married


*Competition starts 9am AEDT 17th March. Ends 11:59pm AEDT 31st March. Terms and conditions apply and are listed on KWH and BALD HILLS HOUSE website. One entry per person. Prize is valid for Australian residents only, residing in VIC, NSW or ACT.

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From Kym

“Winning, (I use the word loosely) the Happily Ever After in 2021 was, and will forever be, one of my favourite days. Standing in my wedding dress in the middle of a KWH bridal shop on a busy street in Melbourne, crying the happiest of happy tears, is not something I ever want to forget. The pure act of kindness offered me from people who didn’t know me, ignited a flame. Always do the best you can. It still burns bright.

 So… when the opportunity arose for me to get involved and give back, I leapt at it. I wanted to share the experience to someone who has been through a significant challenge, like me.

Bald Hills House is a breathtaking venue located in Stanley, the great North-East Victoria. In March 2022 I was the luckiest bride to marry my darling husband, right here (still pinching myself). It truly was the greatest day of my life. I am also grateful to work for this amazing venue, I fill my days helping to make other couples dream weddings come to life – might just be the best job ever!

I am so excited and full of joy that I can be a part of this giveaway.”

Happily Ever After wedding competition and giveaway by Karen Willis Holmes and Bald Hills House

From Karen

“I want to make a difference in the lives of people in our community and giving back is at the core of my values personally & professionally. I am just so honoured to be able to bring back the Happily Ever After competition and find an incredible shining light to gift this package to.  We connected with hundreds of women from around the world last time and know the impact this year will be just as grand and just as humbling.”

Happily Ever After wedding competition and giveaway by Karen Willis Holmes and Bald Hills House

From Chantelle

“Through my personal experience of being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in September ’22, I have come to understand the importance of having a support system in place. Empathy serves as the bridge that connects our understanding of the struggles one person may endure, and it fuels our desire to be a part of their journey towards a Happily Ever After. That’s why I am committed to have Chandellier Rose be a part of the Happily Ever After 2.0 and helping others find their way to a happy ending despite the challenges they may face.”

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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 must be located in either Vic, ACT or NSW and is willing to have their wedding hosted at Bald Hills House in Stanley, Victoria.
  4. The nominated bride must be engaged to be married.
  5. An online application must be filled out to completion and submitted via online application on KAREN WILLIS HOLMES website by the entry close.
  6. Online applicants agree to receiving KAREN WILLIS HOLMES marketing communications
  7. Campaign Period: Entries will be accepted via online form from 9am AEDT 17th March. Ends 11:59pm AEDT 31st March. All online entries must be received by 31st March at 11:59pm AEST
  8. The winning nomination will be selected at the discretion of KAREN WILLIS HOLMES, Bald Hills House & Chandellier Rose team based on which story they deem the most deserving.
  9. Vouchers are valid for 2 years, expiring in March 2025. *venue must be booked in within 12 months
  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) A winner will be selected to win AUD $4000 towards their KAREN WILLIS HOLMES gown of their choice, not including accessories (veils or belts) unless the total amount of the dress and accessories do not exceed $4000AUD.
  12. A basic fitting package is included for the winning bride in locations where we have in-house seamstresses (Sydney & Melbourne). Further alterations are additional.
  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. The venue package (weekday wedding only) will include everything that is currently listed on the package description that can be found here. Full terms and conditions of venue will be discussed with winner upon booking in date of wedding.
  16. Chandellier Rose bridal accessory package of their choice to the value of $1000. Chantelle custom makes most of her pieces and is currently undergoing extensive cancer treatment. Some items she carries stock of, however, some pieces are subject to Chantelle’s availability depending on winner’s wedding date.
  17. X 4 VIP tickets to either One Fine Day Melbourne or One Fine Day Sydney  Prize valued at $236 and includes entry to One Fine Day Wedding Fair, 3 x cocktails each, canapés, exclusive access to the VIP Lounge, front row seats at the Runway Show and a VIP Gift Bag.
  18. Some services and products are subject to availability.
  19. Through submitting an application to the #HappilyEverAfter giveaway, you agree to the sharing and distribution of your story and application content on the KAREN WILLIS HOLMES, CHANDELLIER ROSE and BALD HILLS HOUSE website and social media platforms to their community.
  20. Winner will be notified by email within 7 days following the selection of the Winner. KAREN WILLIS HOLMES, CHANDELLIER ROSE & BALD HILLS HOUSE 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.
  21. 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 and Bald Hills House 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, Chandellier Rose and Bald Hills House 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) unauthorised 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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