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 is a true artist, a master pattern maker, the winner of an Australian Award for design and excellence in evening wear. Rhonda offers a genuinely personal service and delights in creating the perfect gown for each individual that walks through the doors of her Atelier. 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.

Rhonda Hemmingway on the cover of Sydney Hills Living

Made to measure custom gowns

Rhonda offers a genuine and unique service meeting every bride personally and guiding them through the design process with no pressure.

She listens to their ideas while she sketches and after trying on a variety of gowns from her extensive range. 

By the end of the appointment you’ll have a very good idea of what your gown will look like plus an approximate quote.


Some of Rhonda's A List clients

Wedding Gowns

Susie Porter (Award winning AFI actress)
Sandra Sully (TV Personality)
Lisa Robertson (wife of Michael “Wippa” Wipfli)
Noni Hazelhurst (TV actress)
Gigi Edgely (Tricky Business)
Charli Delaney (Hi 5, Dancing With The Stars TV personality)
Erica Gregan (wife of Wallabies’ Captain George Gregan)
Bronwyn McCahon (Editor Cosmopolitan Magazine)
Sammy from Packed to the Rafters – Seven Network
Penny Brennan(Madison Magazine)
Angela Brennan (Madison Magazine)
Rachel Stabback (Madison Magazine)
Rebecca Carrick – Donna Hay Magazine

Evening Gowns

Rebecca Gibney (Film and TV Actress)
Sandra Sully (News reader – Channel 10) – 2 years of Logies
Ann Sanders (Seven Network TV personality) – at Logies
Maggie Tabberer (Fashion icon and Media/TV Fashion personality)
Allegra Giagu – Opera Singer -Edinburg Tattoo on Seven Network
Susan Mitchell (Author – best selling Tall Poppies)
Georgie Swift – fashion icon – David Jones fashion executive
Glen Marie-Frost – model/fashion & business consultant
Sammy from Packed to the Rafters – Seven Network
Sandra Sully
Sandra Sully
Lisa & Wippa
Lisa & Wippa
Rebecca Gibney at the Logies
Rebecca Gibney at the Logies
Susie Porter
Susie Porter
Jessica McNamee
Jessica McNamee

Royal Weddings

ROYAL WEDDINGS are the ultimate accolade for a bridal designer. Only the very best couturiers 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.

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

Royal Wedding of Bavaria

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

Royal Wedding of Tonga

Royal Tongan Wedding. … Prince Tupouto’a ‘ Ulukalala and Princess Sinaitakala Fakafanua 2012