The Designer

Rhonda Hemmingway - The Designer

Highly acclaimed couturier Rhonda Hemmingway is a designer with a passion for creating perfectly cut, superbly fitted “made to measure” gowns for Weddings and Evenings. Rhonda was a top graduate of East Sydney Technical College, she is a true artist, a master pattern maker, the winner of an Australian Award for design and excellence in evening wear and a gifted photographer all rolled into one.Rhonda offers a genuinely personal service and delights in creating the perfect gown for each individual that walks through the doors of her Atelier in Oxford Street Darlinghurst. She is widely respected in the Eastern Suburbs for her first class service and attention to detail. Rhonda is one of the only authentic couturiers in Australia because, unlike her contemporaries, she can design, cut, assemble & sew a gown from beginning to end.

Rhonda has written a successful book SECRETS & CONFESSIONS OF A WEDDING DRESS DESIGNER which is available to buy here.

The Couture Process

When you make an appointment at Rhonda Hemmingway Couture, you will meet personally with designer Rhonda Hemmingway to try on different designs and discuss your ideas with her. Rhonda will sketch the design and working together will come up with the perfect gown for you. Consultations are free and without any obligation.

Whether you decide on a dress from the main collection or choose to have something designed especially for you, all Rhonda Hemmingway gowns are made in her Double Bay workroom. This enables flexibility in design and fit and ensures the very highest standards of workmanship.

Once you have decided on the design, your measurements are carefully taken. These are translated into a paper pattern from which a calico toile is made up.

This mock up of your dress is then expertly fitted by Rhonda herself to ensure the design and shape is proportionally correct and flattering on your body.

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 unique gown that will make you look and feel absolutely fabulous on your big day.


Some of Rhonda’s 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

Sandra Sully

Sandra Sully

Lisa + Wippa

Lisa + Wippa

Rebecca Gibney

Rebecca Gibney at the Logies

Susie Porter

Susie Porter

Jessica McNamee

Jessica McNamee