Sassi Holford is passionate about design and implicitly understands the importance of the gown to the bride.

Prices from £2500 to £4000



Our Bride Olivia in Sassi Holford for a wedding inspired by old Hollywood Glamour

Olivia fell in love with Emma by Sassi Holford which she discovered at The Pantiles Bride… she tells us more about this elegant and contemporary gown…

“The dress was such a pleasure to wear. It was a Sassi Holford creation with a classic style and a long train, which I loved. I felt so elegant wearing it and loved the sophistication of the silk zibeline dress with the lace sleeves, bardot neckline and matching veil. It was so light and comfortable to wear and it fitted perfectly. It also kept my warm on a wintery day! One of my favourite features was the secret pockets – perfect for a tissue (for the groom’s tears surprisingly not mine!) and my lip balm. It also had lots of lovely timeless details, such as the ribbon edged hem. Everyone was very complimentary about my dress and said it was “me”.

The Pantiles Bride is bridal heaven on earth and Alexandra is an angel! From the first visit, there was never any pressure to make a purchase and I always felt I had the time and advice I needed to make considerate decisions I didn’t then worry about at a later date. The choice at the boutique is vast and Alexandra was excellent at providing lots of creative options when I had an idea that wasn’t available necessarily in one dress. This is effectively how I ended up with one dress with three different looks.

My mum came with me on all visits and then my sisters and my best friend came on different occasions which was lovely as I always had a constant (my mum) and new (the others) opinion with every fitting. I was confident that I had picked the right dress, but it’s always nice to have reassurance from people you love. The Pantiles Bride was the first shop I visited and I never wanted to go anywhere else, I knew I wanted a bardot style dress but thought I would have gone for a fishtail style. The dress I ended up picking was so beautiful and I still feel guilty she was only worn once – but what a day it was! Alexandra helped me to create the bardot style by choosing the Emma dress by Sassi Holford and then adding a lace jacket and matching veil. I loved the dress – it had pockets – practical as well as perfectly beautiful! The dress was made from silk zibeline and the lace had some added sparkle added to it on the sleeves, neckline and veil. It was so beautifully made and quite simply the most wonderful thing I have ever worn.”


Olivia & Kevin were featured in an article on the Luxe Bridal website. You can view the full article with more beautiful images and story, by clicking the button below..


Sassi Holford Video: The Bride Decides.


Sassi-Holford-headshotAbout the Designer – Sassi Holford

Sassi Holford has been designing and creating designer wedding dresses for 35 years. All of Sassi Holford gowns are handmade in England by her first class team of talented cutters, seamstresses and hand beaders.

Sassi Holford wedding dresses are classic and English and feature a modern edge. The exquisite lines and the luxurious fabrics are chosen to echo the bride’s own style. Nothing is overlooked when it comes to the detail and structure – resulting in the famous Sassi Holford cut and fit.

It’s Sassi’s design ethos to enhance the female shape whilst emphasising the bride’s own personality – allowing the bride to feel at her most beautiful.


Make A Day Of It!

The Pantiles in Royal Tunbridge Wells is a very popular tourist and shopping destination. It’s an historic spa town that holds events and festivals throughout the year. The Pantiles is the ‘must see’ borough for all visitors. It has a lively outdoor café and dining atmosphere with excellent shops and art galleries. Try the waters of the natural Chalybeate spring that made it so popular with Royalty and the Gentry. Keep an eye out too for one of the many festivals and events held on the Pantiles. It’s a great place to be and we’re right in the middle of it!

Read more about what you can do in Royal Tunbridge Wells, visit the official tourism website: Click here