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Hello there beautiful blog readers. How has your week been? I’ve had the loveliest time writing the English Wedding Blog this week, and with submissions from some of my favourite photographers waiting in the wings, I know April is going to be an amazing month too. For today though, I have a very special sneak peek for you as top British bridal designer Sassi Holford unveils her 2015 Savoy Collection. The gowns are divine, combining delicate European fabrics, imaginative beaded florals and romantic embroidery for soft impact and femininity. These beautiful designer wedding dresses are individually handmade to order in Somerset, and exclusive to Sassi Holford London.

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Scroll down for exclusive designer dates with Sassi at boutiques around the country including a personal favourite of mine: the wonderful Julia Tasker Bridal Couture in Bowness on Windermere.

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Hello beautiful! I’m so lucky – my inbox has been bursting with beautiful wedding dress collections and as I know so many of you are dress shopping at this time of year I wanted to share the very best with you! British designer Sassi Holford is busy this spring with Designer Days across the country so do please see if there’s a stockist near you… because you might just be lucky enough to grab an appointment with Sassi herself!

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Find out more:

http://sassiholford.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SassiHolfordBridal

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Sassi’s fabulous Signature Collection for 2015 is so incredibly beautiful: with sequins and detailing, the smoothest of silhouettes and the most delicate lace, there truly is a designer dress for every bride here. My personal favourites are the Leah (for the Wow sequins) and Charlotte (for the delicious neckline) dresses – but the collection has so many styles I promise you’ll be spoilt for choice!

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Sassi Holford seems to design wedding dresses with the most incredible instinct for modern bridal style. Her So Sassi collections are truly inspiring, refreshingly different and combine glamour and playfulness you simply won’t see in any other designer’s collection.

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I adore So Sassi. I’m thrilled to be able to share lots of images of the 2015 So Sassi collection on the English Wedding Blog today. I hope you will love these dresses as much as I do – they’re truly wonderful.

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Sassi lets the beautiful dress photos speak for themselves on the official So Sassi website, so I will do the same. For stockists and events please visit http://sosassi.so/ – and if you get the chance to attend one of Sassi’s fabulous designer days then do! They’re held at bridal boutiques around the country.

News and events are shared on the So Sassi Facebook page.

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Good morning lovelies! I have a wonderfully English luxury wedding to share with you today. Sarah and Alec opted for a very traditional style for their day, which was filled to the brim with beautiful white and pastel florals and delicately pretty but opulent design.

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Whether you’re planning a luxury wedding overflowing with fabulous flowers, or a smaller affair with beautiful blooms here and there, today’s feature will inspire you to set the scene for a pretty, quintessentially English wedding.

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Sarah is beautiful in a Sassi Holford wedding dress, and Alec her perfect partner in a formal morning suit. Bridesmaids wore bespoke dresses in a soft, mint green. Every detail is meticulously designed, as you’d expect – this wedding was submitted by Jane from Planned for Perfection.

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Images are by Victoria at Elegant and Wild. Please check out her work here:

So join me, grab an Earl Grey and prepare to dive into a world of the prettiest flowers you ever did see…
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I have a little treat for you all this fine Sunday morning – one of the loveliest real weddings I’ve seen in a while, with touches of old Hollywood glamour and exquisite photography at  Norfolk’s magnificent Narborough Hall Gardens.

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Laura is beautiful; a glamorous, graceful bride. Her perfect partner is Simon, every bit the movie hero to Laura’s romantic heroine. And they really do have it all: a fabulous wedding, superbly styled with love and laughter in every one of their beautiful images. My personal highlight? Laura’s advice to think back to other weddings and decide from there what’s most important; also, to keep an open mind when you go dress shopping. Believe it or not, this stunning Sassi Holford dress wasn’t the kind of style Laura had in mind at first!

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I owe huge thanks to Rob Dodsworth Photography for sharing his images of their day with us all. Do take the time to visit Rob’s website and blog, especially if you’re near Norfolk – he’s pretty amazing:

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Paper fetish, anyone? [blogger pauses to raise hands] – it’s often part of wedding planning: you start looking at invitations and favours and see so many beautiful things you get hooked.

Welcome to my world!…  I’m Claire and I’m a paper addict 🙂 so when I planned my first styled wedding shoot this year it had to be focused on the prettiest paper details.

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Button and brooch bouquet by the fabulous Natasha at Pumpkin & Pye | Love quote flags by lovely Jo at Vintage Twee

We began with a simple concept: paper and mirrors. I would provide the paper and calligraphy details; photographer Jamie Vickerstaff would do his thing with mirrors and reflections. And wow, didn’t he just…

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Watercolour paper flowers, coloured calligraphy tags and handwritten love letter by Claire Gould, Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com

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I wanted to show how you can create a wedding style around two simple ideas, and build on it to create an exciting and colourful display. Beginning with watercolour paper and calligraphy we added vintage stationery and china, a brooch bouquet in pastel colours, cakes with watercolour tiers and more details to create a cohesive look. I loved every second!

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I love a designer who’s fiercely proud of her heritage, and Sassi Holford is one of the very, very best. The brand new – sassy, feisty, exquisite – collection from So Sassi is made in England, and proves to the world that our designers are setting a standard for the rest of the world to catch up to… English brides, you’re the luckiest on the planet! Here’s why…

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Multi award-winning wedding gown designer Sassi Holford is delighted to announce the launch of the 2015 Collection of her esprit label, So Sassi.

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Perfect for the young, modern bride with a sense of fashion and her own style, So Sassi is the creation of a young design team working in a highly creative environment under Sassi’s expert tutelage.

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The collection features fresh, spirited dresses that combine exquisite silks and laces with contemporary twists – key hole backs, cut outs, sheer cap sleeves and ballerina length tulle. The dresses are handmade in Sassi’s workrooms in Somerset and the collection retails from £1,100.

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When Alexandra met Lewis she was dressed as a devil. He was wearing “a 12 year old’s skeleton suit”… and they fell in love! They were married in June and their wedding is one of the loveliest classic English weddings I’ve seen. Alexandra looks divine in a Sassi Holford gown while Lewis is fabulous in a Reiss suit. Their theme was vintage travel, styled around a red post box which I love.

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With stationery by Lucy Says I Do and fabulous flowers by Caroline Hodges, the styling of this lovely Devon wedding is classy and colourful. I love all the little details – and the portraits of gorgeous Alexandra and Lewis are just so romantic!

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Huge thanks to my lovely friend Mark from Evolve Photography in Devon for sharing images with us, and of course to Alexandra and Lewis for telling us all about their day.

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Hello lovely wedding blog readers, I hope you’re not working too hard today! I have the perfect feature to share with you this morning – something I was involved with a few weeks ago, where I had the pleasure of spending a day with wonderful people to create a really inspiring shoot. We created different bridal looks with our beautiful model Kelsey, and today I’m sharing the prettiest of them all, centred on a gorgeous pink peony bouquet by Kevin at Brackens of Bowness.

pink peonies bridal ideas (1) Kelsey shows just how easy it is to combine beautiful key pieces for a timeless and glamorous wedding style. She wears a dress by Sassi Holford, which came from the fabulous Julia Tasker Bridal Couture. The embroidered detail is so pretty, and goes beautifully with her elegant, smooth updo and natural make up. (Hair: Aqua Salon | Make up: Definitions)
pink peonies bridal ideas (2) All images are by my wonderful friend and inspiring wedding photographer Jamie at Vickerstaff Photography. Jamie is based in Cheshire and travels across the UK to photograph weddings… I hear he’s especially fond of the Lake District so if you’re getting married here do check him out!

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Ahh… happy Friday everyone! With the weekend beginning in – ooh about 8 hours shall we say? 😉 I thought I’d share something really special with you this morning. I had the absolute honour of styling a creative shoot at Broadoaks Country House a little while ago, and we really made the most of the amazing William Morris Music Room for a truly timeless setting which brought our shoot to life. You can almost taste the romance in the air – it’s such a beautiful setting.

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Our beautiful model Kelsey wears a Sassi Holford wedding gown with exquisite embroidery detailing around the neckline. My heartfelt thanks to Julia Tasker Bridal Couture. Kelsey’s graceful and elegant hair was styled by lovely Gareth from Aqua The Salon, and make up is by Helen at Definitions Mobile Beauty.

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Hey everyone! Regular readers will know I adore Sassi Holford dresses so I’m delighted to be able to share news from Sassi this afternoon! The spectacular Sassi Holford London sale will take place on Saturday 5th July until Saturday 12th July, offering up to 70% off a selection of stunning sample gowns from Sassi’s Couture Collection. There will also be a 10% discount on all new dress orders placed during the sale!.

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On the morning of Saturday 5th July, there is no appointment required from 10am – 1pm. After this, an appointment will be necessary.

Please contact Sassi Holford London on 020 7584 1532 or email London@sassiholford.com. Please note that the London boutique is open from 10am until 6pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 12pm until 8pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

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When it comes to weddings pink never goes out of fashion. Ever. Never ever. Shades of pink come and go… fuchsia isn’t as big as it used to be. Baby is back. Mismatching pink with a-little-bit-of-everything-else is big news. So today I’ve made up this little inspiration feature for you to share, Pin, get inspired by and just enjoy while you enjoy a cup of tea 🙂
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pink wedding ideas (1)Wedding table planner cards and canvas by CalligraphyStore on Etsy from £20 per card;  dress by Ted Baker; roses by Boutique Florists and bouquet image credit is Albert Palmer Photography
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Paper rose place settings £2.50 each by Calligraphy-for-Weddings.com; cake by Rosalind Miller Cakes; dress by Sassi Holford, pew decoration by Dinah for Maunsel House (image credit Neale James Photography)