Photographer: Divine Day Photography
Hair & Make-Up: Ausra Ruksene
Venue: The Ned
Florist: Blue Sky Flowers
Bespoke Sassi Holford bride Georgina had one dress with three looks for her city chic wedding. A central London church followed by a candlelit reception at the illustrious venue The Ned called for multiple looks to suit. A long sleeved jacket, a column square neck dress, and a ruffle mini skirt made for the perfect combination. A church choir, vintage red buses and a balloon filled party venue filled their day with memorable elements that made their day unique to them.
Divine Day Photography
Tell us about your wedding dress journey
I was very lucky that a lot of my friends were also recently engaged or married, so there had already been a lot of talk about wedding dress shopping and all the boutiques everyone did and didn’t recommend! I first visited a boutique in North London which hosted a wide selection of different designers, this helped me get an idea on what styles I liked and didn’t. Following that appointment, I knew Sassi Holford had many of the styles that I liked so it was my second stop! It was in that appointment I found ‘the one’, returning only a few weeks later to try on again to be 100% certain and take the plunge.
I found the whole wedding dress shopping a bit overwhelming with a lot of pressure, so I was very relieved to have found my dress so quickly. The Sassi Holford team couldn’t have made my experience any better, they put me at ease which made it an easy decision to choose my dress with them. My mum also found her mother-of-the-bride dress at the Sassi Holford London store so it was a really fun experience sharing the journey with her.
Did you always know what you wanted your wedding dress to look like
I knew I always wanted to have one dress with multiple looks, however I wasn’t exactly sure what this would look like! As we were getting married in an old church in Chelsea, followed by a fun city venue for the reception, I knew ‘one’ look wouldn’t necessarily work across both venues. The Sassi Holford Katie dress gave me the flexibility off adding a jacket, to be more conservative, for the church setting, whilst underneath it was a fun and chic option for the reception. I also knew I always wanted a party dress which led to my bespoke journey with Sassi Holford.
What was it like to create a bespoke gown with the help of the Sassi Holford team
I didn’t start my wedding dress journey seeking a bespoke dress, however it was an amazing journey to have been part of and so glad I went down the route!
I fell in love with the Harriet jacket – the long flowing sleeves were just so different and something I had not seen before for a bride. I had always planned to take the jacket off during the reception to show off the beautiful square neck corset top of the Katie dress which deserved its own moment! I felt so comfortable in my dress and love it for its timeless, sleek and effortless design.
I loved the Harriet jacket so much, I wanted to rewear it with a mini skirt for the dance floor. In my eyes, this was the best of both worlds, allowing me to wear the jacket as well as have a super fun skirt for the party. With the wide-range of fabric that Sassi Holford on offer, I chose a ruched tulle, which had its own bounce and movement, complementing the smooth satin of the Harriet jacket and allowing me to dance the night away in style!
It was such a great process working with Sassi and the team to create my dream bridal look and I feel so lucky I was able to have had the experience. It was amazing to have three individual looks and the Sassi Holford team were so helpful and supportive throughout the journey.
If you could go back and relive one part of the wedding, what would it be?
There are so many moments, however to choose only one, it would have to be the ceremony. It was so unbelievably special to walk into the church and see the beaming faces of all our closet friends and family, and of course seeing Alex at the top of the aisle. The church choir were absolutely amazing, literally making people jump out of their seats when they first started singing – it lead all of our friends to sing at the top of their voices making it such a memorable service for all. Following the service, we all jumped onto vintage red buses with a glass of fizz in hand, which had to be a close second favourite moment for me!