Fashion story: living the high life


Our Spring/Summer fashion story, shot on location at The Savoy, features gorgeous gowns by Sassi Holford and jewels from De Beers

Photos: Dan Williams

Sassi Holford’s new collection of wedding gowns combines timeless elegance with fashion-forward details to ensure you look every inch the beautiful bride. The gowns from her 2016 collection have the classic Sassi Holford hallmarks – fine materials, fabulous form-flattering cut and attention to detail.


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High glamour: Sassi Holford’s Violet wedding gown is perfect for the ballroom

High glamour

Violet wedding gown by Sassi Holford, with Saskia bow, also by Sassi Holford. Penelope shoes by Freya Rose, £295. Headdress, Donna Crain. Dia Derme earrings, Stephanie Browne. Solitaire ring and Adonis necklace by De Beers, POA.


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Frill me: The Dita wedding gown, featuring shimmering texture, is available exclusively from Sassi Holford’s London boutique

Frill me

Dita wedding gown by Sassi Holford. Headdress by Sassi Holford. Arpeggia Line earrings by De Beers, £6,850. Old Bond Street solitaire ring by De Beers, from £19,900. Penelope shoes by Freya Rose, £295.

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Flower power: the Emmy wedding gown by Sassi Holford features a flower-encrusted bodice and is the perfect foil to De Beers’ Frost diamond pendant

Flower power

Emmy wedding gown by Sassi Holford. May Blossom headdress by Hermione Harbutt, £595. Frost pendant by De Beers, £23,400. Adonis Rose Cluster ring by De Beers, £12,900. Tabitha shoes by Freya Rose, £275.

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Head-to-toe style: Vivienne wedding gown by Sassi Holford, worn with Dolecka hair decoration and Freya Rose’s ankle-laced Penelope heels

Head-to-toe style

Vivienne wedding gown by Sassi Holford. Hair decoration by Dolecka. Penelope shoes by Freya Rose, £295. Adonis Rose solitaire ring by De Beers, from £6,950. Adonis Rose earrings by De Beers, POA.


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Festival flavour: Leonie two-piece wedding ensemble by Sassi Holford is perfect for the fashion-forward bride – working for ballroom, beach or boho celebration

Festival flavour

Leonie two-piece wedding ensemble by Sassi Holford. La Fleur headdress and earrings by Stephanie Brown. Bouquet by Karen Woolven.

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Silk dressing: Erin two-piece with lace bodice and full silk skirt with slouch pockets and fabulous train effect. Both by Sassi Holford

Silk dressing

Erin two piece by Sassi Holford. Lilly headdress by Donna Crain, £280. Arpeggia Line necklace by De Beers, £27,400.

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Lace dressing: Form-fitting Alana gown by Sassi Holford, worn with rose hair decoration by Dolecka

Lace glamour

Alana wedding gown by Sassi Holford. Rose hair decoration by Dolecka. Pearl drop earrings by Stephanie Browne, £90.



Gowns – SASSI HOLFORD flagship store is at 74 Fulham Road, London SW3. For UK and international stockists, visit

Fine jewels – DE BEERS,


Accessories – STEPHANIE BROWNE, stockists include Sassi Holford; for other stockists visit; DONNA CRAIN,; DOLECKA,




This Absolutely Weddings fashion story was shot on location at THE SAVOY HOTEL, LONDON, WC2. The Savoy has always been one of the capital’s grandest and most romantic addresses for a wedding, whether you are planning a small, intimate reception or a large-scale celebration.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Dan Williams,


HAIR & MAKE-UP: Nancy Sumner using Liz Earle and Kiehls

MODEL: Sako S at PRM agency