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World renowned Bridal Couture Designer

Rhonda Hemmingway Couture artist, will design your unique gown to make you feel absolutely fabulous on your big day. “Perfectly made, perfectly fitted and created just for you”.

Highly acclaimed couturier Rhonda Hemmingway is a true designer and master pattern maker. Rhonda’s passion is to craft perfectly cut, superbly fitted “made to measure” bespoke gowns for Weddings and Evening occasion dresses. Rhonda designs for all Australian’s, celebrities, and fashion conscious girls. Rhonda grew up around weddings, as a child she made her own dolls clothes and since the age of eight use to cut up her mothers clothes to make her own clothes. Rhonda undoubtedly was a natural talent, and was born into fashion and designing.

Rhonda Hemmingway is an icon in the world of bridal and evening wear. Over her career she has worked with Carla Zampatti, Maggie Tabberer, and Trent Nathan. Rhonda was asked to design Trent Nathan PM evening wear, and was awarded the franchise. In 1984 Rhonda started her own label while designing evening wear for Trent Nathan. In 1991 Rhonda Hemmingway Couture Made to Measure label was launched. By 2007 Rhonda opened her first boutique in Double Bay. Other highlights of Rhonda’s career were publishing her book Secrets & Confessions of a Wedding Dress Designer. Then in 2012 and 2014 came the ultimate accolade for a bridal designer which is designing wedding gowns for Royalty. Royal Tongan Wedding, Prince Tupouto’a’ Ulukala and Princess Sinaitakala Fakafanua 2012 and Count Anton Andreas von Faber-Castell & Kate Stahl 2014 Bavaria Germany.

Another highlight was Rhonda’s finding her new home for Couture in Darlinghurst. In 2019 moves to new premises couture showroom and design at 32 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW.

Rhonda Hemmingway only uses the most beautiful fabrics, beautiful silks ad French laces. Having been in the couture business for over twenty five years. Rhonda Hemmingway has designed many exquisite wedding gowns and evening gowns for many A list clients.


Wedding Gowns

Lisa Robertson (wife of Michael “Wippa” Wipfli)

Gigi Edgely (Tricky Business)

Sammy from Packed to the Rafters – Seven Network

Sandra Sully (TV Personality)

Bronwyn McCahon (Editor Cosmopolitan Magazine)

Charli Delaney (Hi 5, Dancing With The Stars TV personality)

Noni Hazelhurst (TV actress)

Penny Brennan(Madison Magazine)

Angela Brennan (Madison Magazine)

Rachel Stabback (Madison Magazine)

Rebecca Carrick – Donna Hay Magazine

Erica Gregan (wife of Wallabies’ Captain George Gregan)

Susie Porter (Award winning AFI actress)


Evening Gowns

Rebecca Gibney (Film and TV Actress)

Maggie Tabberer (Fashion icon and Media/TV Fashion personality)

Ann Sanders (Seven Network TV personality) – at Logies

Allegra Giagu – Opera Singer -Edinburg Tattoo on Seven Network

Susan Mitchell (writer of best selling Tall Poppies)

Gown as shown on Make Me A Super Model on TV

Glen Marie-Frost – model/fashion & business consultant

Jackie Love – Singer/Dancer – Carols By Candlelight on TV

Georgie Swift – fashion icon – David Jones fashion executive

Gowns as featured on Kerrie Ann Kennelly show – Nine Network


Royal Weddings

Royal Weddings are the ultimate accolade for a bridal designer. Only the most talented courtiers are given this prestigious opportunity. Rhonda Hemmingway has been recognised by two Royal Houses and she stands alone in Australia in this regard. Royal wedding gowns become national heirlooms and are often displayed in museums and palaces. The design, cut and make has to be perfect and in Rhonda’s case her creations have been acclaimed for their beauty and flawless quality.

Royal Tongan Wedding, Prince Tupouto’a’ Ulukala and Princess Sinaitakala Fakafanua 2012

Count Anton Andreas von Faber-Castell & Kate Stahl 2014 Bavaria Germany


The Couture Process

When you make an appointment with designer Rhonda Hemmingway Couture, you will meet personally with designer Rhonda Hemmingway..

Rhonda will arrange for you to try on different designs and discuss ideas with her. You can select a dress from the main collection made to your measure, or Rhonda can design your own unique design.

Rhonda will hand sketch the design and listen to your dreams of the gown and together will come up with the perfect gown for you

Once you have decided on the design, your measurements are carefully taken and a paper pattern is made.

A mock-up of your dress is created and os expertly fitted to ensure the design and shape is correct and compliments your body lines.

After the pattern has been perfected, your dress will be cut and sewn in your chosen material.

Several fittings will follow ensuring a superb fit and finish resulting in a truly magnificent and unique gown is created so that you look and feel stunning on your wedding day, or evening event.


All Rhonda Hemmingway gowns are made in her Darlinghurst workroom and consultations are free and without any obligation.

Contact Rhonda Hemmingway today to start creating your unique couture dream dress.

02 9331 3097




When I put that dress on I honestly had chills and I looked at my girlfriend and she said that’s it Sull, and I thought yeah I think so it is, and I looked at Rhonda and she had hands on her cheeks, it’s perfect, it’s perfect and I went I know.

– Sandra Sully | TV Personality

She makes every girl’s dream come true, and she makes the person feel like they are the only bride in the world.

– Jenny Lam | Saigon Fabrics

What sets Rhonda apart as a designer is she is an incredibly tactile person, she likes to see and touch the fabric to see what design will be created from it. Whether it be the ruffle of the taffeta, or the beautiful smoothness of the silk trail, or the delicate crystal beading over a French lace all intuitive to her.

– Daniel Learmont | Saigon Fabrics

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