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Hello there lovely blog readers, and a special hug for you if you’re just about to start wedding dress shopping. I hope you have the most wonderful time! I’d love to introduce you to one of my favourite wedding dress designers this morning – the fabulous Sassi Holford. Sassi began her business in Taunton, Somerset – and from small beginnings Sassi Holford is now an internationally renowned wedding dress brand. Her designs are timeless and beautiful, and she’s a favourite of English brides.

Sassi Holford 2014 (12)The Sassi Holford 2014 Signature Collection holds true to Sassi’s reputation for pure elegance and exquisite quality. The delicate detailing is wonderful – the Ruby gown shown above and below is already a favourite for me with those gorgeous little tendrils of lace on the cap sleeves… incredibly beautiful.
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 The 2014 Signature Collection by Sassi Holford

Sassi Holford works with absolute attention to detail and an uncompromising eye for quality, and each season her collections are individual yet balanced, focused yet inspiring.

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I adore Sassi Holford‘s graceful and contemporary wedding dresses. Sassi is an amazingly talented bridal designer whose gowns first made an appearance at Harrods in London before her popularity spread across the UK, to Europe and now to her New York boutique. It takes no more than a glimpse at a Sassi Holford wedding dress on the catwalk to see just why her designs are so popular.

Sassi Holford launches her 2014 Signature Collection at White Gallery, London from SassiHolford on Vimeo.

Sassi Holford’s 2014 Signature Collection is now available in bridal boutiques across the UK. See the designs being launched on the catwalk at London’s White Gallery here on the English Wedding Blog and check for stockists on the official Sassi Holford website.

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Here’s a date for your diaries, girls! In a couple of weeks you will have the perfect opportunity to find your dream dress from Sassi Holford – top UK bridal designer and wedding blog favourite! Sample dresses are being sold with price reductions of up to 70%… how amazing would it be to get your dream dress at such a fabulous price?!

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From 6th to 20th July 2013 double award winning designer Sassi Holford will be offering huge reductions of up to 70% on selected sample gowns from her classic English bridal collections.

The London boutique sale will have a selection of stunning sample gowns from Sassi’s Couture Collection which is an opportunity not to be missed to acquire a Sassi Holford couture design at an unbelievable price!

Sassi’s Taunton boutique has a wide range of sample gowns at greatly reduced prices from the Sassi Holford Signature Collection, So Sassi and Enzoani.

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Nicola wears Sassi Holford – click to see the full wedding on the blog, Photo credit Kirsten Mavric www.kirstenmavric.co.uk

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Hello there! What a quick month February turned out to be! The wedding season is well on the way now, and I’m getting ever so busy with calligraphy orders for some of you lovely brides and grooms out there! It’s wonderful to see so many new visitors to English Wedding Blog this month, and if you’re a new subscriber I’d like to say a special big hello and welcome! There’s so much going on in wedding news right now – and I have lots of amazing ideas and features to share with you over the next few weeks so do stick around!

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For today it’s over to Sassi Holford and I’m sharing the fabulous 2013 Couture Collection with you. I adore this collection for its elegance and grace – the gowns take inspiration from brides themselves, which is such a lovely thing to hear.

The designs are classic English in style, with timeless elegance and a contemporary edge. Whatever your venue or wedding style, whether you’re marrying in a cathedral, a country house or a boutique hotel – there’s something from the Sassi Holford Couture Collection for you!

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Morning! It’s actually really lovely to be sharing Sassi Holford’s wedding dress collection ‘So Sassi‘ with you today. Let’s start with my favourite…

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The So Sassi designs are gorgeous in a very cute, contemporary and graceful way – but there’s way more to this favourite UK bridal designer than that. Let me put it another way: there are a few key messages I’d love to share with every reader of English Wedding Blog:

  1. Choose your ‘fluff’ carefully
  2. Buy handmade, quality and British made, from local suppliers if possible
  3. Focus on marriage: don’t let wedding stress get you down

They all tie in with each other, but the overall message is to buy quality items for your wedding and to choose them carefully. Cue the So Sassi 2013 bridal collection… which has every box ticked.

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Asking brides and grooms to share their own wedding stories is the best thing, ever!

Nicola’s story of her wedding to Bertie, from July last year, is one of my favourites. And the beautiful images of this traditional English wedding with a vintage flavour are just wonderful.

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Wedding photographer Kirsten Mavric submitted the wedding for the blog. She sent me so many gorgeous pics I’m going to drag this one out… and trust me, you’ll adore me for it. 😉

Part one is the wedding day: from the bridal preparations in the morning to nerves, smiles, chuckles and kisses in church… I’ll hand over to Nicola to tell you more. Enjoy!

Nicola and Bertie’s beautiful Derbyshire wedding

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We got engaged in December and were marrying in July so there wasn’t too much time to dress shop. I basically went to look one day in January and narrowed it down to two and then reeled in my Mum to help with the final selection. Before I tried any on, I wasn’t really sure what I wanted – only that it wasn’t something strapless – but as soon as I put the “Milla” on in Sassi Holford (it’s also called Daisy on their website), I absolutely loved it.