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Custom made Bridal Couture – tailored to your individual body with the utmost care and the highest quality materials.

After falling in love with all things sewing and design related at a young age, Kimberley went on to study and complete Fashion Technology and Design. After excelling in her fashion studies Kimberley made the move to Costume Design; undertaking an intense four year course under some of Australia’s leading tailors, pattern-makers, milliners and designers. A successful career in the costume industry was established, including work in the exclusive costume departments of Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’, Channel Nine’s ‘Underbelly: Razor’ and Opera Australia’s ‘La Traviata’ opera on Sydney Harbour.

Working as a Bridal Stylist in between costume contracts enabled Kimberley’s love for the bridal industry to grow and develop, eventually leading in to full time work. KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS was established in 2012 after finding the bridal couture market was lacking in high quality, custom made gowns which were designed and made from beginning to end by the one skilled artist with a true love for their work.

All gowns are custom made from initial design process through to completion by Kimberley alone, with fittings held in an intimate home studio in the Sydney, Hills district. Only the highest quality techniques and materials are used, and she is more than happy to tailor gown designs around an individuals personal budget – a rare and unique asset. Kimberley’s ability to cater for all body types is a testament to her high level of technical knowledge and skill when it comes to tailoring, pattern-making and design.

  • What do you love most about what you do? Watching my bride arrive at each fitting with growing excitement as she watches her dream gown take form. Sending her off after her final fitting with her beautiful gown draped across her arms is always an image I can never forget; it fills me with unbelievable happiness and makes me feel incredibly honoured to have played such an important role.
  • Where did your passion for what you do start? I’ve been creating things my whole life, whether it be painting, drawing or sewing. Once I was introduced to sewing at thirteen I couldn’t get enough! After a successful career in fashion and costume, a side hobby of creating couture gowns gradually became an all-consuming hobby, and in 2012 became my much loved full time occupation.
  • What is your advice for a healthy, long lasting relationship? Stealing this one from my grandparents: love, honesty, laughter and passion.