Doyen of wedding dress designers Sassi Holford stole the show as she unveiled her 2013 couture collection at Haberdashers’ Hall on 24th September. Her elegant creations are regarded as a benchmark for wedding dress styles for the year ahead and her show was the culmination of It’s The Agency’s inaugural wedding event.
ITA arranges some of London’s most exclusive weddings and for the first time it brought together some of its most prestigious partners to showcase their most stunning wedding trends for 2013.
The wonderful Sassi Holford is a self-taught and self-made bridal designer from Taunton, and has been creating beautiful wedding dresses for 30 years. She shot to fame when she created the dress for the royal marriage of Autumn Kelly to Peter Phillips, son of the Princess Royal.
Purple Tiger Floral Design dressed large Oriental water jars with twisted branches hung with iridescent, waxy blooms and glass droplets to complement Sassi’s stunning Collection. In addition they filled neo-classical urns with flowers that matched the priceless paintings in Haberdashers’ Hall. Hall of Cakes exhibited a beautiful eight tier classic vintage wedding cake to showcase their design skills, sugar craft artistry and attention to detail. To taste there was chocolate cake with cocoa buttercream, lemon sponge with a lemon zest cream filling and carrot cake layered with a tangy orange buttercream.
A tasting menu from the Haberdashers’ Hall culinary team led by Head Chef Pawel Dolzonek confirmed Chester Boyd’s status as preeminent wedding caterers. They wowed guests with innovations such as lobster hotdogs, tempura courgette flowers, and hibiscus flower cocktails. Music came from Niche
The London String Quartet playing a selection of their highly varied repertoire including wedding favourites, classical music and chart hits.