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Modern A-line | Karen Willis Holmes | Wedding Dress

Win and Julian’s Romantic Southern Highlands Wedding

Modern A-line | Karen Willis Holmes | Wedding Dress


Win and Julian met at a house party, had their first date, and were inseparable after that.

“To this day, Julian will always be the coolest boy I’ve ever met.”

The gorgeous couple were married in a fabulous garden venue in New South Wales, where Win wore our BESPOKE Aisha gown. A modern take on the traditional A-line gown.

 

 

On the proposal

Win and Julian lived with each other for over 8 years, so keeping a secret – like an engagement ring – is not easy. On the same morning Julian picked up the engagement ring, the couple did their grocery shopping and went home to clean the house.

 


“He got me while I was cleaning. Safe to say I was pretty surprised!”

 

 

Modern A-line | Karen Willis Holmes | Wedding Dress
Modern A-line | Karen Willis Holmes | Wedding Dress
Modern A-line | Karen Willis Holmes | Wedding Dress

On the venue

Win and Julian chose the magical Jaspers, Berry as their wedding venue.  Win stumbled upon the website while searching the local area for wedding venues.

 

“When I saw the photos with the big tree with the fairy lights – that was when I decided that would be my money shot. What else sealed the deal for us was when the owner, Rosi, was describing their hospitality – ‘everyone will always have either a drink or food in their hands at all times’ – and she delivered on that promise! And the photos we were able to capture in the gardens – amazing!”

 

 

KWH bride Win wears the Modern A-line Aisha gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a non-traditional wedding dress in this fairytale garden wedding.
KWH bride Win's grand reception styling set up for traditional wedding.

All the styling details

Win and Julian wanted to style their wedding in a way that was a reflection on them.


“When we have our weekend BBQs, we make sure there is plenty of food and drinks to go around. That was our main priority. We didn’t really have to do much else styling wise as the venue was magical enough on its own. The signage, florals, all kept simple. We threw touches of red in there to pay homage to our Asian heritage.”

 

 

Tropical foliage styling for KWH bride Win's real wedding.
Tropical foliage styling for KWH bride Win's real wedding.
Tropical foliage styling for KWH bride Win's real wedding.
Tropical reception styling with bright coloured florals for KWH bride Win's wedding.

The Dress

Win had heard from her friends about their experiences at the KAREN WILLIS HOLMES Alexandria boutique and immediately booked an appointment.

 

In the Sydney boutique, Win said ‘yes’ to the Aisha gown from our Bespoke Collection.

 

“At first, I was initially going for the Anya gown – something simple but glam enough. The Aisha had caught my eye online – but when I saw her in person on a mannequin – every time I walked past it I just thought… look at that structural mesh! So unique! I love my textiles!”

 

 

KWH bride Win getting ready with bridesmaids for tropical wedding, wearing the Aisha gown by Karen Willis Holmes.
KWH bride Win wears the Modern A-line Aisha gown by Karen Willis Holmes, a non-traditional wedding dress.
KWH bride Win wears the Bespoke wedding dress, Aisha, with pink roses for bridal bouquet.

Gown hunting tips

For Win, her main priority was that she felt comfortable in her wedding dress.
“I never felt restricted or that I had to change myself to fit into the dress. After trying on so many sequin gowns, the Aisha felt like I was floating. It was so light, comfortable, and yet I still felt the shape and silhouette was sexy and timeless.”

 

 

Bridal party for KWH bride Win's wedding dressed in champagne dresses, bride dressed in Karen Willis Holmes.
Intimate shot of KWH bride Win & husband Julian at tropical wedding.

What does love mean to you?

The overwhelming sense of want, need, joy, passion and warmth for someone.”

 

 

Suppliers:

Celebrant – Kristie Wilkinson / Photographer – Red Berry Photography / Florist –  Fleur Events / Videographer – Way Up High Films / Hair – Amy Egan Hair / Makeup– Marianne Fidel / Music – Yasmine Russell Harpist /  Cake – Cakes by Adrienne / Bridesmaids dresses – Born to Be Chic / Stationary – Canva and Officeworks / Wedding Shoes – Nine West

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