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ELOPE 22 ‘Sélene’ Collection

The Margo gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a V-Neck, long sleeve silk satin wedding dress with a fit and flare shape and a split skirt.

 

Introducing the latest bridal collection by leading Australian Wedding Dress Designer, KAREN WILLIS HOLMES.

Titled ‘Sélene’ after the goddess of the moon, this eight-piece capsule collection builds upon the already established and adored ELOPE collection, recognised for its bold bridal suits, powerful jumpsuits, celestial silk slips and daring minis. This season the team at KWH have designed eight exquisite gowns, all delicate and draped in 100% silk satin, created for the modern woman looking to eclipse the standard bridal look.

 

Buttery silk satins that gravitate around the body like liquid gold are dominant throughout the collection, complemented by slips that have been hand-sewn in a heavy dublin crepe, giving form and structure. Every piece is masterfully crafted in Sydney, Australia, reflecting the effortless Australian lifestyle we live and breathe.

Stunning side slit detail of the Tammy gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a minimalist satin silk halter wedding dress.

Tammy

 

We can’t get enough of old fashioned, vintage glamour with a modern-day twist for our contemporary brides. Tammy delivered, that much we know. This halter neck wedding dress lets you show some skin with a tapered neckline, keyhole cutaway in the bodice, side illusion cutouts and a sexy split in the skirt. This glorious wedding dress is finished with a modern ivory belt to hug the waist, further highlighting the bride’s womanly figure.

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The Tammy gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a high neckline, simple satin bias cut wedding dress with a split skirt.

Margo

​Margo gives off all the graceful feminine vibes that redefines what it means to be a long sleeve wedding dress. This ¾ sleeve, bias cut, silk satin beauty features a plunging V-Neck and split skirt to show off the perfect balance of skin. Margo’s lustrous buttery silk fabric glides over the figure with a slim silhouette, a flattering tie and draping in the back to cinch the waist.

Perhaps the most unique element of this elegant gown? The split in the shoulder of the sleeves that culminates in a tight cuff adorned with satin buttons  — you know we love an unexpected twist of individuality.

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The Margo gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a V-Neck, long sleeve silk satin wedding dress with a fit and flare shape and a split skirt.
The Margo gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a V-Neck, long sleeve silk satin wedding dress with a fit and flare shape and a split skirt.
The Margo gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a V-Neck, long sleeve silk satin wedding dress with a fit and flare shape and a split skirt.
The Tiffany gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a straight neckline, simple satin wedding dress with spaghetti straps.

​Tiffany

 

Tiffany is far from your average wedding dress. Following true to the simple-yet-statement appeal that so many of our modern brides love, this silky number features delicate straps and a soft cowl neckline reminiscent of the 20s. Smooth bias-cut silk satin pours over your silhouette with a fit and flare shape and finishes with an incredible train that trails behind you with luxurious fluid movement.

Whether you’re ditching the city hall for a beachside getaway or marrying your love on an urban rooftop, Tiffany could be the perfect minimalist wedding dress to tie the knot.

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The Tiffany gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a straight neckline, simple satin wedding dress with spaghetti straps.
The Tiffany gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a straight neckline, simple satin wedding dress with spaghetti straps.

Athena

Athena is the effortless bias-cut silk gown with a touch of art deco elegance. A split in the skirt, a sultry V-Neckline and the most flattering seamlines join together with ruching at the shoulders, a sexy open back and a feminine bow at the empire waist to make Athena a statement unto herself; she’ll make you feel the same exact way.

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Upclose image of the Athena gown by KWH; a V-neck silk slip wedding dress with leg split and open back.
Upclose image of the Athena gown by KWH; a V-neck silk slip wedding dress with leg split and open back.
The Athena gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a minimalist satin wedding dress with v-neckline and open back.
The Enya gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a simple, high neck fit and flare silk satin wedding dress.

Enya

 

From the high neckline with intricate draping to its radiant bias-cut silk satin fabric that moves like liquid as you walk down the aisle and dance all night, this dress’ simplicity lets your bridal beauty speak for itself. Enya is a perfect match for brides wanting sultry sophistication understated yet bold.

The feature split sleeves on Enya have been designed to be detachable, with clear press studs secured along the armhole. Wear this gown sleeveless or long – and take them off halfway through your wedding to transform your look.

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Upclose image of The Enya gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a simple, high neck fit and flare silk satin wedding dress with no sleeves and wide belt.
The Enya gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a simple, high neck fit and flare silk satin wedding dress with no sleeves. The image shows the high back.

Isadora

Bold, modern, fearless. Isadora is all of these, but most of all, fierce. This wedding dress’s simplicity says it all and makes you, the bride, the focal point of your look. Showcasing your figure with a dublin crepe that drapes dramatically over your curves, a V-Neckline that shows off the perfect amount of skin, delicate feminine straps… need we say more? Well, we will— because Isadora’s low, sexy, open back is the star of the show.

Isadora is the perfect alternative to the Sage gown if you’re in love with the shape but searching for an alternative fabric option.

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The Isadora gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a V-Neck, simple crepe wedding dress with open back.
The Isadora gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a V-Neck, simple slip wedding dress with a fit and flare shape and open back.
Back details of the Isadora gown by Karen Willis Holmes; a minimalist crepe v-neck wedding dress with open back.
The Shelby gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a sophisticated crepe fit and flare wedding dress with deep V-neck.

Shelby

 

A wedding dress that lets you shine, Shelby gives you minimalism in all the right ways; a stunning V-Neckline and straps with just the right thickness, a fit and flare shape with crepe fabric that hugs your curves in all the right places, and then? We pair all that gorgeousness with the most stunning low back that elongates you alongside the gathered train.

Wanting to make this gown long sleeve? We have many options that we can sew in to complete your look.

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The Shelby gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a V-Neck, simple slip wedding dress with a fit and flare shape and open back.
The Shelby gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a simple crepe fit and flare wedding dress with bubble sleeves.

Tisha

​Say hello to Tisha, the sexy, silk satin queen-of-gowns we didn’t even know we needed. Feminine spaghetti straps meet a sweetheart neckline and a silhouette that pours into gorgeously detailed ruching throughout the bodice and down the hips. An open back, a train of dreams and all paired with a stunning fit that will make your figure look fabulous on your big day. Tisha is the nostalgic wedding dress of your dreams with her 90’s vibes.

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The Tisha gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a sexy, spaghetti strap fit and flare satin wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline.
The Tisha gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a sexy, spaghetti strap fit and flare satin wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline.

 

 

Suppliers:

Photography – Megan Kelly Weddings | Videography – Joel Tronoff | HMU – Alarna Taylor @ The Future Mrs | Model – Montana Cox | Location – Watagos, Byron Bay | Jewellery – Flash Jewellery

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