Centre stage: Sassi Holford’s 2019 Enchanted collection

From left: Eva dress with Josephine overskirt, both £POA, and Vivian dress, £POA, all Sassi Holford

‘Graceful’ is always the word that springs to mind where Sassi Holford is concerned. The towering giant of British bridal fashion churns out obsessively and expertly tweaked-and-tailored gowns time and time again and we can always bet that her unique perspective on fashion will continue to deliver dresses with innovative details we didn’t even know we were searching for. You need only look to her latest efforts for further proof of her prowess. “The 2019 Enchanted collection is inspired by nature and romance, and focuses on texture and light,” reveals Sassi. “Designed to reflect the many facets of the Sassi Holford bride, the range remains true to our classic tradition – celebrating the female form and enhancing a woman’s individuality.” We’re completely mesmerised by Vivian (above) especially, thanks to the irresistibly clean lines of those sleeves, tulle skirt and surprise cut-out back.

“After 30 years in the industry, it seems right to shine a spotlight on Sassi,” praises Karen Kelly at Anne Priscilla Bridal in Glasgow. “Her collections just get better and better. Her experience and design flair is reflected in all her clients’ work, from royalty and celebrities, to Anne Priscilla brides alike. As we head into the new season, we’re delighted to take on Sassi’s Enchanted line. Light, effortless and ever-so-slightly understated, the creative development for these designs began with sourcing exciting fabrics from across Europe. Matching these textures with soft, feminine shapes has created magical gowns which tease out the fairytale romantic in every bride. My personal favourite? The voluminous Lydia.”

Kayleigh Brown at Aberdeen’s Ivory Grace offers a similar take: “I adore Sassi Holford because each gown is so unique but in keeping with her signature style: classic and elegant with a modern edge. The dresses are all handmade in the UK and each design features exquisite lines and luxurious fabrics which helps to achieve the perfect fit.”

Where to buy: Anne Priscilla Bridal, Glasgow; Charlotte Grace, Doune; Ivory Grace, Aberdeen; Rachel Scott Couture, Edinburgh