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Eye Candy: The “8” Bridal Collection

January 7th, 2014 | Julia Braime

The 8 Bridal Collection by Phase Eight

You all know I’m not afraid to champion a true High Street Honey when I find one, but there are high street success stories and then there’s this brand new “8” Bridal collection by Phase Eight, which has completely knocked my socks off.

The 8 Bridal Collection by Phase Eight

When it comes to “the gown” itself, I’m usually resolutely designer all the way.  But, girls, this lady might be for turning.  What do you think Brides Up North, does this stunning new collection make you think about buying (quelle horreur!) off the peg?  I’d love to hear your thoughts. 

And could I get away with the swishy number below at my baby girl’s christening?  No?  Bah.

Images supplied by Phase Eight, visit their website for more details. 

The 8 Bridal Collection by Phase Eight

Phase Eight say:  Our new vintage inspired collection matches exquisite detailing with a contemporary silhouette to offer feminine elegance and delicate charm.

Breathtaking beading and vintage inspired lace designs are expertly fitted with clever inner construction and dreamy tulle skirts for a truly ethereal feel whilst luxurious fabrics, intricate embroidery, floral appliqué and fringing add unique style to each individual shape. 

The 8 Bridal Collection by Phase Eight

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Eye Candy: Sassi Holford Signature Collection 2014

November 26th, 2013 | Julia Braime

Sassi Holford 2014 Matilda

Matilda

Tuesday’s are just the worst day of the whole week, aren’t they?  I’m hoping this big fat dose of eye candy by Brides Up North favourite Sassi Holford brightens the mood.  After all, who on earth can stay grumpy in the face of such pretty?!

And the best news?  All Sassi’s 2014 Signature Collection is landing in wedding dress boutiques near you, right now

Sassi Holford 2014 Amelia

Amelia

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

The 2014 Collection defines classic elegance, achieving this with dramatic silhouettes and exquisite fabrics.

The design emphasis is on femininity: for the bodice the key lines are the elegant portrait neckline and bustier detailing. Many of the gowns offer coverage on the shoulders and arms as the trend away from strapless continues. Silhouettes should be designed to make a statement – from an impressive ball gown to a flattering column skirt with fluted hem.

During the year Sassi visits European fabric fairs and this season sees her working with a range of impressive textured fabrics in combination with soft, floating fabrics such as fine lace and embroidered tulle.

Sassi Holford 2014 Catrina & Georgina Jacket

Catrina & Georgina Jacket

Sassi Holford 2014 Clarissa

Clarissa

Sassi says:  My 2014 Sassi Holford Signature Collection was conceived around my notion of modern elegance but emphasised with dramatic silhouettes and tactile fabrics. To achieve this I have consciously moved away from traditional laces to unusual, feminine laces and combined them with delicate tulles and chiffons. Though some designs are elegantly simple and rest on the perfection of their lines, I adore the styles that are exquisitely embellished with laser cut fabrics and 3D textures.This season my necklines are more demure, but contrast beautifully with a number of dramatic but feminine deep V backs (a detail that I’m particularly enamoured with at the moment).

Sassi Holford 2014 Emily

Emily

My primary concern is to make the female form look truly fabulous. My brides are elegant, feminine and romantic.  All my designs are available in the standard size range of 8 to 18 but they can also be ordered in a size smaller or up to size 28 if required.

Sassi Holford 2014 Evelyn

Evelyn

Sassi Holford 2014 Ida & Beatrice Belt

Ida & Beatrice Belt

My gowns are handmade in Somerset by my wonderfully skilled team, and the integral corset that we put in each gown creates a beautifully streamlined silhouette and ensures a high level of comfort for the bride on her big day.

Sassi Holford 2014 Jessica & Jemima Coat

Jessica & Jemima Coat

My signature piece would be Jessica from my Signature Collection – the dress alone is a stunning silk crepe column design but it can be worn with a jacket and a sash, just a sash – just a jacket. The different looks that you can create with this dress, for a bride, are almost endless and whilst simple, they’re all so effective.

Sassi Holford 2014 Josephine & Josphine Skirt

Josephine & Josephine Skirt

Sassi Holford 2014 Megan

Megan

Sassi Holford 2014 Mimi

Mimi

Sassi Holford 2014 Rebecca

Rebecca

Sassi Holford 2014 Ruby

Ruby

Sassi Holford 2014 Sara

Sara

Sassi Holford 2014 Veronica

Veronica

 

Visit www.sassiholford.com for more information and a list of Northern stockists.

 

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Eye Candy: Justin Alexander 2014 Collection

August 21st, 2013 | Julia Braime

Justin Alexander 2014 Collection

Fancy a little wedding dress hunting of a Wednesday?  I thought so.

Today’s 2014 collection sneak peek comes from the king of the swinging 1950’s style skirt, the great Justin Alexander.  This season, the label has added an art deco influence to their classically beautiful gowns.  There’s sparkle, there’s beading and there’s lashings of lace, tulle and plenty of silk.   

Even better? This is a brand with a strong Northern presence.  All dresses featured are or soon will be available to try on and buy at Brides Up North Featured Supplier Mia Sposa Bridal & Menswear, Newcastle Upon Tyne.

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The Sophisticate. Eye Candy: Augusta Jones 2014

July 18th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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I’m all of a flutter with all of the new season pretty that keeps landing in my inbox, stalking the catwalks, and arriving in my favourite regional bridal boutiques.  On Tuesday I gave you a sneak peek at the latest collection from wedding blog favourite Jenny Packham, and this morning I’ve some brand new eye candy for you from another designer close to my heart (I was this close to choosing one of their gowns for my own wedding day back in 2010) the fabulous Augusta Jones.

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A one time US export, the label now has firm roots in the UK, and plenty of Northern stockists if you fancy setting off on a dress hunt after this morning’s feature.   

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Light and sophisticated, dreamy and elegant; inspired by Great Gatsby, Old Hollywood Glamour and the English Rose. The Augusta Jones 2014 collection has certainly proven to have been a show stopper so far! With a large collection of timeless styles and beautiful detailing, such as daring low backs and delicate Chantilly lace to accent stunning silhouettes, this could quite possibly be their best collection yet.

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Augusta Jones says: Our designs present a fresh and contemporary approach to stylish wedding gowns. The concept behind our label is beautifully tailored gowns with lean, clean lines. With an unusually wide range of embroideries and delicate beadwork to choose from there is no shortage of ideas for the bride. 

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Amy

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Anita

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Started in early 1999 we set out to do things differently, offering brides a way to create their own personal style.  The range of bridal gowns fulfil three basic requirements: beautiful styling; flexibility of the range to suit a variety of shapes; and affordability.   

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Isabella

Isabella

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Lois

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The key theme this season is the gorgeous keyhole back that tapers right down to the small of the waist. Layering of mixed laces lend a relaxed flow to gowns. Lace boat-necklines and fitted A-lines skirts pepper this collection for a sleek, stylish look. Mix and match with the ever growing range of belts, sashes and shrugs allows for more personalized styling.

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London

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Loren

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Maria

Maria

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Monika

Monika

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Natalie

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Ross

Ross

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Sian

Sian

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Skyler

Skyler

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Stella

Stella

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Visit the Augusta Jones website for stockist details

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You can also visit the Augusta Jones blog to see real brides rocking their gorgeous range of gowns.  If you are an Augusta Jones bride they (and I!) would love to hear from you!  Get in touch.

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Eye Candy: Jenny Packham Bridal Spring/ Summer 2014

July 16th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Jean

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As regular Brides Up North readers will know, I have latterly made it my business (it’s a hard life…) to connect with the big name designers in the wedding fashion industry, find out more about their design processes, inspirations and life behind the scenes at the top bridal design houses.  After my Real Wedding features – which will always be a top priority here at Brides Up North (keepin’ it real!) – the Designer Series and Eye Candy features are my absolute favourites to put together.  After all, I once fancied a career in the fashion World myself.

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I know a huge favourite with my readers – hello you – is the lovely Ms.Jenny Packham, and it is with great excitement that I am able to share a sneak preview of the bridal brand’s 2014 Spring/ Summer collection with you today on the wedding blog. I’ll leave you dripping in silks, sparkle and tulle, but be vigilant ladies – these dresses will be landing in a boutique near you soon!

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Florence

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Jenny Packham says:  The 2014 Bridal Collection is inspired by the Belle Époque era of the early 20th Century. A statement of romantically soft, feminine design, the collection encapsulates the spirit of Edwardian style and the Art Nouveau movement which defined it. The Belle Epoque or ‘beautiful era’ transformed fashion, abandoning restrictive corsetry and creating the flowing silhouette ever since associated with the Age of Elegance.

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JPB498 Taylor

Taylor

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Amour

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JPB500 Carine

Carine

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Intricate, light beading, delicate embellishment and clean, understated silhouettes play homage to an Edwardian inspiration, whilst romantically volumous ballerina skirts, graceful tulle sleeves and elegantly exposed backs bring to mind a very modern bride, evoking scenes of a chic European destination wedding.

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JPB501 Audrey

Audrey

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JPB502 Rose

Rose

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JPB504 Kitty

Kitty

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Available in ivory, champagne and magnolia, luxurious silk mikado, sumptuous draped chiffons and exquisite French lace are adorned with delicate silk flowers and twinkling crystals in a spectrum of antique metallic silvers and champagnes.

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JPB505 Summer

Summer

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JPB506 Tilly

Tilly

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JPB508 Utopia

Utopia

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JPB509 Molly

Molly

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JPB510 Claudia

 

Claudia

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JPB511 Belle magnolia

Belle Magnolia

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So come on then Brides Up North, which would you choose?

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Eye Candy: Suzanne Neville’s Vintage Rose Collection At The Tower Of London

June 4th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Cascade

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It’s been one of those mornings here at  Brides Up North HQ.  An absolute catalogue of (both domestic and blog related – that’s what you sometimes get for running a busy business alongside welcoming a new baby) errors has ensued meaning that this fab feature comes to you a little a lot later than planned.  Still, we made it – for a while it was doubtful – and aren’t things looking pretty around here?!

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If you follow me over on Twitter and Facebook (go get involved if not) then you’ll know that as well as playing the role of harassed mummy, running my own wedding blog and bridal events business also means that I sometimes get to dress up and swan around swanky venues, soaking up all the wedding pretty and new trends.  And that’s almost as good as being a harassed mummy. 

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A few weeks ago I was in London for White Gallery, a huge deal in the wedding industry, and basically a massive event where all the top bridal design names (and some exciting newcomers too) present their newest collections to the trade and press.  Its a first look at the gorgeous gowns that will be arriving in a boutique near you soon.

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Off with her head! The Tower Of London

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It was such a mad day (I was up at 5:00am to catch the early train and home by midnight) filled with taxi cabs, catwalks, catch ups and crazily beautiful wedding gowns and accessories.  I’ll be featuring lots of what I saw and did on these pages over the coming weeks (it’s far too much for just one blog post, and since my job is to bring the pretty direct to your computer screen, I’d be doing you a disservice with just a quick recap of my favourites), but today I’d like to introduce the absolutely drop dead gorgeous new Vintage Rose collection by designer Suzanne Neville.

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Totally spoilt – treats from the team

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If you think these gowns look good in the pictures here, just you wait till you see them in real life!

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I was one of only two blogs invited to see the preview – a real honour, and lovely to finally to meet the lovely team behind Rock My Wedding – hello guys! – held in the historic HM Tower Of London.  After meeting the team at Suzanne Neville and the lovely, lovely lady herself (an iconic British designer but so wonderfully welcoming, humble and excited about her new collection), I settled down in the primest of seats (dead at the end of the catwalk, thank you very much) for a showcase of scrumptious wedding gowns that completely took my breath away.

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What a view

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Girls.  I urge you.  Seek out a stockist near you (there are loads up here in the North) before making any rash wedding dress decisions.  These you have to see.

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Always at the forefront of design, this collection is an inspirational collaboration of eccentric art, decadent fabrics, jewels and opulent lavish panache. The collection is an amalgamation of fashion trends, classic tailoring and flowing fancy that combines contemporary edgy chic  with truly wonderful historic masterpieces. Joyous fabrics in laces and prints, embroidery and sparkle, brocades and dazzle.

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Keeping the foundation of fine quality, workmanship and cut and made in Suzanne’s London studios with care and excitement, the collection is a thoroughly modern approach to dressing brides on that special romantic life changing day.

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Click here to find a stockist in your locality.  Happy days.

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Little Black Book

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Gowns: Suzanne Neville

Accessories: Hermoine Harbutt, Halo and Co, Flo & Percy, Aruna Seth

Flowers: Bloomingayles

Photography: Mike Daines

Videography: Dominic Jamesson McClean

Hair: Eastern Regal

Make up: Jamie-Lee O’Sullivan

Production: Svend and the team at DSA Production Services Ltd

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Brides Up North UK Wedding Blog – Images © 2013 Suzanne Neville

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Eye Candy: Intuzuri 2013 Collection

February 12th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Augustine by Intuzuri

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Bit of dress-porn to brighten your Tuesday morning?  Go on then. 

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This morning, I bring you the stunning Intuzuri 2013 Collection which (like me and this baby bump) is just about to drop, albeit a little more glamorously… samples will arrive in stores across the UK from February and the collection features seventy eight (!) handmade bridal gowns, with a modern yet romantic feel.

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Intuzuri say: The dresses come in a variety of silhouettes and designs including classic A lines, showstopping ballgowns, elegant mermaids, one-shoulder dresses, illusion necks and sweetheart necklines.  Showcasing intricate detailing including exquisite crystal beading, three-dimensional flower appliqués, and delicate ‘eyelash’ detail, the dresses are handcrafted with passion, using only the finest silky taffetas, tulles, satins and Chantilly lace.

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Some favourites from the collection:

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Augustine by Intuzuri

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Augustine: A mermaid silhouette with a cap sleeved bodice featuring an exquisite low back. Ornate crystal detailing on the bodice is contrasted with the soft lace skirt which features appliquéd flower detailing and finishes in a scalloped hemline.

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Augustine by Intuzuri

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Althea: This romantic ballgown features a sweetheart neckline with illusion cap sleeves and back. Ornate flower detailing on the bodice is accented by a satin sash with focal bow detail which flows into a full soft satin skirt.

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Althea by Intuzuri

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Althea by Intuzuri

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Althea by Intuzuri

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Aletia: This dropped A line gown features a bateau neckline with exquisite cut out flower detailing across the neckline, bust, and back. Appliqué flower detailing is scattered across the soft lace skirt, which flows into a medium length train.

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Aletia by Intuzuri

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Adonice: A showstopping ballgown with illusion neckline and back. Luxurious couture finishing with three dimensional appliquéd flower detailing glides across the bodice leading into the delicately lace layered skirt.

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Adonis by Intuzuri

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Adonis by Intuzuri

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The designs encompass elegance, tradition, luxurious fabric and couture finishing, while reflecting changing trends in bridal fashion. Intuzuri appeals to fashion-conscious brides with mid-level budgets who are unwilling to compromise on the design or quality of their gown.

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Still hungry for more? .

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Visit the Intuzuri website for more drooling, and stockist details in your area. 

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  – Images © 2013 Intuzuri

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Eye Candy: So Sassi By Sassi Holford

January 26th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Victoria

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“This has been a wonderful opportunity to work closely with young designers and combine their enthusiasm and creativity with my commercial experience – it’s So Sassi!”

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I was lucky enough to feature Sassi Holford’s beautiful 2013 collection here on the wedding blog (click here to catch up) and now I am  thrilled to feature So Sassi, the new collection from the Sassi Holford design team aimed at the younger, more fashion conscious bride – along with a helpful list of Northern stockists, so that you can find these fancy frocks close to home.

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You know I love a bit of eye candy on a Saturday!  It’s a knockout…

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Angelica Shrug

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Sassi’s new designs are fresh and fun, mixing Sassi Holford elegant silhouettes with fashion focussed details like peplum skirts and hi-lo hemlines. Eye-catching elements include hand-cut guipure lace, exquisite 3D rose tulle and intricate floral motifs, perfect for modern brides who like their bridal traditions with a creative twist.

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Amber

Amber

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Tabitha

Tabitha

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So Sassi, although only launched in May 2012, is already setting a new mark for its contemporary styling at a price point that won’t break the bank.  “We have created a fantastic set of designs that I’m really excited about. I love the dresses because they are young and vibrant, and directing the team has been so much fun it has taken twenty years off me!” says Sassi.

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Bethany

Bethany

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Bianca

Bianca

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Bobbie

Bobbie

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Bonnie

Bonnie

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Carmen

Carmen

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Georgie

Georgie

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India

India

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Kelsey

Kelsey

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Kirsty

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Lucianne

Lucianne

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Lucy

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Petra

Petra

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Roxanne

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Zara

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Zoe

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Esther Shrug

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So Sassi is designed and handmade in Somerset, England.

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Website: www.sosassi.so
Facebook: facebook.com/sosassi.so
Twitter: twitter.com/sosassibridal

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Northern Stockists:

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Bellissima Bridal Gowns, Bury, Lancashire

Lace Bridal, Hale, Cheshire

The Bridal Gown, Otley, West Yorkshire

The Wedding Dress Company, Corbridge, Northumberland

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REMEMBER: Brides Up North Featured Supplier Julie of The Bridal Gown, Otley is hosting an event TODAY to launch the So Sassi label in Yorkshire. It will be held in the Otley All Saints Parish Church where the aisle will be flood lit and transformed into a glamorous catwalk. The whole of the So Sassi range will be available to see.  Julie will also be taking appointments for Sunday 27th January 2013 and early the following week. You can contact Julie on 01943 466680 or email julie@thebridalgown.net

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  – Images © 2013 Sassi Holford

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Eye Candy: Sassi Holford Signature Collection 2013

January 5th, 2013 | Julia Braime

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Without doubt, the essence of a Sassi Holford gown is timeless elegance

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Annabel

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Up for a bit of weekend wedding dress gazing?  Thought as much.

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Sassi Holford 2013 Annabel

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I’ve met the lovely Sassi Holford and her fabulous team on a few occasions (managing not to faint in the presence of such design greatness) and this is a lady who truly cares about your bridal style.  When the team got in touch with their preview of Sassi’s 2013 Signature Collection I couldn’t get that email opened fast enough.

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I wasn’t disappointed.  Enjoy, and have a lovely weekend, wherever yours takes you.  Spot of dress shopping anyone?

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I know you too well. 

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Sassi Holford 2013 Dominique

Dominique Illusion

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Sassi Holford 2013 Dominique Illusion

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Dominique Shrugette

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The team say: For her 2013 Signature Collection Sassi has returned to the 1940s for fabrics that are unashamedly romantic and very much about luxurious texture, such as slipper satin, vintage lace and silk georgette. 3D guipure lace and appliqué detailing add a very modern visual focus.

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Sassi Holford 2013 Valencia

Valencia

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Sassi Holford 2013 Valencia

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Faye

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Sassi Holford 2013 Pippa

Pippa

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Sassi Holford 2013 Pippa

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Soft sweetheart is the key neckline with eye-catching straps and flattering, fitted bodices creating impact. Skirt shapes also have to be dramatic, drawing inspiration from classic Hollywood glamour for silhouettes that emphasise the beauty of the female figure.

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Sassi Holford 2013 Verity

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The re-emergence of the statement fashion accessory, such as hair pieces and costume jewellery, has been translated by Sassi into feature detailing. She uses belts, bows and tails enhanced by diamanté appliqué and brooches to give her clients the perfect finishing statement.

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And a useful little list of Northern Stockists:

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Bellissima / Bury / 01204 888025

Dreamcatcher / Kirkham / 01772 515090

Julia Tasker Bridal Couture / Bowness-on-Windermere / 01539 446900

The Bridal Collection / Harrogate / 01423 202029

Joanne Kay Bridal Boutique / Stokesley / 01642 712782

White Room Bridal Boutique / Sheffield / 0114 272 2336

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  – Images © 2013 Sassi Holford

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Eye Candy: The New MiaMia Collection By Alan Hannah

November 13th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Alan Hannah really is the most lovely bridal designer around.  Not only did he dress me for my own wedding, but he always keeps Brides Up North updated with his latest news, fashion events and to die for bridal collections.  Alan got in touch personally to ask if I would like to feature the new collection by his diffusion label MiaMia.  Obviously, it was a no brainer. 

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I defy you not to fall in love!

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Alan says: From bohemian and vintage extravagance to super cool classics with a twist, the new MiaMia collection builds on the the success of last season with a vision which takes inspiration from such diversity as our passion for the romantic indulgence of the pre Raphaelites, to the razor sharp wit and style sensibility of Mad Men.

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The MiaMia collection is being sent out to our retailers as we speak. Highlights include; Clematis with its romantic and dramatic plunging back with beautiful appliquéd lace; Lantana made in delicate silk chiffon and Tamara – all clean lines and elegant 50’s tailoring.

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Dahlia

Dahlia

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Dahlia is a really sophisticated silk duchesse dress with a beautiful silk and organza tiered neckline and delicately beaded belt.

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Dahlia

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Clematis

Clematis

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Clematis is pure understated drama. Beautiful and unusual applique lace with an eye catching plunging back and such a lovely fit.

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Clematis

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Edelweiss

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Edelweiss is a fashion forward silk chiffon dress with beautifully styled silk ruffles on the top sleeve.

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Lantana

Lantana

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Silk chiffon dress with fabulous draping which recalls the days of real silver screen drama. 

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Oleander

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Oleander has a beautifully beaded French corded lace bodice and a silk organza skirt. The dress is pictured with its own optional shrug jacket which is designed to give a lovely peephole effect at the back.

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Oleander and Cornflower

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Cornflower

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Cornflower is all about a sophisticated silhouette and A line elegance . Cornflower has optional belts and sashes to enable you to customise according to your own personality and colour scheme.

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Lily of the Valley

Lily Of The Valley

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Beautiful romantic full skirted silk organza gown with optional beaded neckline. 

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Lily of the Valley

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Lily of the Valley

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Mulberry and Briar

Mulberry & Briar

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Mulberry is a slim lace dress. The lace has the most delicate and beautiful applique flowers and a lovely sweetheart neckline.  Briar is a dramatic empire line gown with tulle skirt trimmed with applique flowers.

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Mulberry and Briar

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Rosemary

Rosemary

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Rosemary has a lace bodice with beautiful sheer sleeves with a flowing satin skirt.

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Windflower

Windflower

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Windflower is a lace column dress full of understated elegance.

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Tamara and Holly

Tamara & Holly

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Tamara is a stunning 50′s style classic made in duchesse satin with satin belt to give a fantastic slim silhouette. Holly is a fashion forward slim column dress in tiered silk organza with hand beaded belt.

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Tamara and Holly

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Visit the MiaMia website to see more and find your nearest stockist. 

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  – Images © 2012 MiaMia

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