On 2nd September 2017 I married My One in a church wedding followed by a reception in my parents garden. The theme was English country wedding with just a touch of Italy!
Back in March, struggling to find "The One" (dress not the husband!), I decided to design my own wedding dress. Of course it had to be based around a Sassi Swimsuit! I used the swimsuit as my body and a beautiful white polka dot dress that belonged to my granny as my skirt. Our wonderful Mumbai atelier worked tirelessly with me to make my dream a reality for which I can never thank them enough.
My Olive Rose Bridal Swimsuit
Unfortunately, I never did have a chance to wear my "Olive Rose Swimsuit" on the day but I have dedicated this month's blog to its creation. Who knows, maybe one day soon "Sassi's bespoke bridal swimwear" will be open for business?
I have always loved the idea that in Italy the bride and groom wear a wreath of olive leaves to symbolise their promise of eternal love and commitment to each other. So I adorned the bridal swimsuit's neckline with a wreath of olive leaves hand-embroidered with tiny little pearls inside each leaf. I think there's nothing more beautiful than tiny, misshapen pearls and I also learnt that they symbolise generosity, purity and loyalty.
The back with 4 hand-beaded pink English roses
Beneath the olives, I chose the English Rose as a thank you to my amazing Mum, who upon hearing of our engagement a year ago, planted the most beautiful rose garden so that it was ready for our wedding day. I can honestly say I've never seen a more beautiful garden than hers last Saturday. Her roses were so gorgeous that I wore them in my hair, beneath my veil, as well as using them as the inspiration for my swimsuit design.
My Mum's English Rose now at home in Brighton