If I had a pound for every bride-to-be who said she wanted a simple and understated wedding dress, I’d be a millionaire before I’m 30. Penny’s Wedding HQ have been talking wedding dresses with London’s best kept secret and not forgetting award winning, Sabina Motasem Bride. They’ve just launched a brand new bridal collection of understated, elegant and vintage inspired pieces, collaborating with London’s most sought after wedding venue, Eltham Palace in Greenwich.
Brides have expressed concerns that there are limited options available for simple, elegant and glamorous gowns made to order within shorter timescales. Sabina Motasem Bride guarantee all dresses are available within two months (sometimes earlier), and are made exclusively in the UK. Wastage is reduced by either giving all the fabric offcuts to the bride so she can decorate her bouquet/tables/invites/make trims or transform them into pretty floral trims.
Sabina Motasem wedding dresses are understated, great value, simple and elegant and have graced many a red carpet event. Brides can select alternative details like different necklines, sleeves, colours and accessories. A sample collection is available to view during appointments at the Islington studio, London and is priced at £900 – £1750. To book an appointment email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to www.motasem.co.uk for more information.
The “Colette” is a strapless dress in beautiful stretch duchess satin which complements the fishtail skirt and puddle train. The Colette dress can be accessorised with a matching shrug, beaded belt and French corded lace bodice, taking the bride all day through several easily changeable looks.
The “Lotus” dress, a bestseller from the previous collection is made in the same stretch duchess satin with a knee length asymmetrical pleated hem, slash keyhole neckline and capped sleeves.
The “Loie” dress, a stunning geometrical and architecturally pleated empire line bodice in a rich oyster coloured satin crepe with contrasting satin front panels and pleated back detail, is a dress to turn heads. The Loie dress is available in Ivory, Vintage Cream and Soft Pink.
The “Josephine” is a backless cowl draped dress with a puddle train in luxurious crepe silk available in Ivory, Vintage Cream and Soft Pink; oozes old Hollywood-style red carpet glamour and is a demure way to show off a stunning back line. I love this dress and it reminds me of the Pippa Middleton dress!
The “Yvette” is a strapless knee length number with a full knee length skirt and it can be worn with a 50’s style petticoat; transforming its silhouette from an understated 40’s shape to a dramatic 50’s dress. This dress can be accessorised with matching shrug, beaded belt and French corded lace bodice.
The “Emillienne” dress is a pretty Art Deco inspired creation with bugle beaded geometrical panels in a pattern, beaded georgette butterfly sleeves and a puddle train.
The “Cabaret” hem and train of thedress is made entirely of asymmetrical shaped box pleats, each mounted on top of the one below giving a subtle geometrical relief shape.
The “Alaya” dress, a cowl neck bias-cut dress, is another existing bestseller and a firm favourite with brides looking for something simple and elegant. It is made from a luxurious heavy crepe silk and now available in Vintage Cream, Soft Pink as well as Ivory.
Eltham Palace Wedding Showcase – Saturday 28th January – Discover one of London’s most unusual and stunning Art Deco and Medieval Venues. Meet suppliers and enjoy champagne tasting, cake sampling, floristry inspiration and much more! For further information contact 020 8294 2577.
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Photography: Mario Guarino
Model: Christine Pillow
Make up: Cheyenne Raymond
Hair: Naomi Regan