From April 25th until May 9th, Little White Dress is hosting an extended trunk show for the elegant and sophisticated Sassi Holford bridal collection. Little White Dress is one of only seven bridals boutiques in the United States that carries Sassi’s London-based collection.We are thrilled that brides will have the opportunity during our trunk show to see dresses in the Sassi Holford collection that are only available for a limited time in the United States! Sassi was kind enough to chat with us before the trunk show so we could share with our brides more about her as a designer.
Sassi Holford (image by David Bostock)
Tell us about yourself and your family.
I’ve been designing wedding dresses for over 30 years – I have a “less is more” approach with my designs. I am thrilled to say that earlier this year I won the Best Dress Designer Award with Wedding Ideas Magazine and then just two months later I picked up the Best British Bridal Designer Award with Bridal Buyer – the UK’s two most prestigious bridal designer awards!
My husband, Martin, handles the marketing side of things -so it’s a real home away from home at the office! We have three beautiful children – Charlie is 16 whilst the twins, Missie and Hugo, are both 12 (we recently welcomed another addition into our home – a Shih Tzu-cross who’s almost 11 months old and called Monty – he too comes to the office on occasion!)
I have two boutiques: my flagship boutique in London exclusively offers my Couture Collection and I meet with clients every month there. My other boutique is based where I am in the South West of England and this is where the Signature Collection is available (in addition to selected bridal boutiques in the UK and North America).
Sassi after accepting her 2013 Bridal Buyer’s Award for Best Bridal Designer
How did you get started as a bridal designer?
I had just finished school and a friend was due to get married but had no real budget for her dream dress. I offered to make the dress for her (overnight I might add!) and, whilst I had clearly underestimated the full extent of the task, I thoroughly enjoyed every moment –it was a success and things naturally progressed from there.
The Paola gown (with shrug)
How do you get your inspiration for each new collection?
Whilst I tend to draw on all areas of life and fashion I do find that my brides are a constant source of inspiration when I’m working with them in one of my boutiques. They share their opinions and ideas with me – their passion has always been hugely motivating and inspiring.
Describe your vision of a bride who wears your gowns. What is her personality and style?
My brides are brilliant – they’re savvy, independent career minded women who aren’t afraid to make a statement and show their romantic side.
The Thea gown
How do you come up with the names of your dresses?
They normally stem from brides and people that I’ve met in the past who I feel have characters that match my designs.
What are the differences between brides/weddings in the UK and the US?
I see a lot more brides in the US choosing to have bridesmaids at their wedding and the sheer size of the US, as a country, lends itself to offering so much more in terms of choice and variety – you can get married outside for a start (mind you – you generally have better weather for it…)!
What is your advice for brides looking for their wedding gown?
Try all the dress shapes first and you will just know when you find “the” dress – you’ll look and feel at your most beautiful …but you must never compromise on your comfort!
The Dominique gown (with illusion back)
The Phoebe gown
Thanks, Sassi, for telling us more about your life and inspirations!
Don’t miss the chance to see Sassi Holford gowns that are only available during our extended trunk show between April 25th and May 9th! Call us at 303-814-8972 for an appointment to find your perfect wedding dress!
With a completely full appointment book for the Claire Pettibone Trunk Show, LWD was buzzing with excitement, “It’s The ONE!” wedding dress anticipation, overwhelming amounts of ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from admiring friends & family…and SO many favorite Claire gowns!
Here are just a few of the gorgeous gowns that our brides picked as THEIR most amazing wedding gown this weekend, paired with fabulous matching accessories by Love Veils, Maria Elena and many more!
Claire Pettibone's Luna with a Maria Elena headpiece
Claire Pettibone's Cassandra with a Veil Trends hair piece
Claire Pettibone's Constance with a Love Veil
Claire Pettibone's Lydia with a Love Veils headpiece in Minneapolis
Little White Dress Bridal Shop was recently selected as the exclusive home of Justina McCaffrey’s Haute Couture Bridal Collection in Colorado, so we’re through-the-roof thrilled to host our first-ever Justina McCaffrey Trunk Show this month, July 11-24th!
Described by Conde Nast Traveler as “a riot of swirling white silk,” Justina McCaffrey designs are perfect for the bride who wishes for a romantic dress that exudes an air of tradition, simplicity and elegance. On the runway, Justina has continually launched a high-art blend of movement and silk. Her vision of beauty and grace shine through in a magical way, presenting each bride with a blend of her own Prince Charming, a touch of Alice in Wonderland and a dash of Disney’s Fantasia.
On July 23 and July 24th, Justina HERSELF will be here to help brides find their own, perfect, fabulous and AMAZING wedding gown from her collection. Make your appointment today to meet the designer, shop the collection…and find The One!
You're invited to our William & Kate Wedding Date Party!
This party is early, yes, but it’s going to be FAB!
When: April 29, 2011
Where: Little White Dress Bridal Shop, 3420 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211
Beginning at 6:30am, we’ll be watching live coverage of the Royal Wedding and warmly invite all of our brides, friends, family and industry peers to join us for the fabulous celebration!
Channel 2/Fox 31 and Channel 9 will be here filming LIVE broadcasts at 6:15am, 6:45am, 7:15am, 7:45am, 8:15am and 8:45am. This is an event NOT to be missed!
We’ll be serving assorted breakfast pastries and quiches, scones & jam, tea sandwiches, crumpets & English tea…AND to top it off, everyone who comes will be crowned with a bejeweled TIARA – it’s mandatory to watch the wedding in style!
Call us at 303.814.8972 to let us know you’re coming – we KNOW it’s early, but we’re going to have FUN and look forward to seeing you!