London’s best kept bridal secret, Sabina Motasem Bride has teamed up with London’s most sought after wedding venue, Eltham Palace, Greenwich, one of the UK’s finest examples of Art Deco, as the backdrop for six brand new vintage inspired, elegant wedding dresses alongside two bestsellers – perfect for the style conscious bride.
Head designer at Sabina Motasem Bride, Sabina Ali, found inspiration for the new collection from the style and glamour of iconic performers at the Folies Bergeres in 1900s − 1930s Paris. The slinky, understated dresses complement the opulent and decadent Art Deco interior perfectly and styles brides tend to wear at Eltham Palace for their weddings. Stephen and Virginia Courtauld, society millionaires and influential designers of the period, created Eltham Palace as a high status home consisting of a series of elegant rooms, reminiscent of Hollywood-style glamour. The use of geometry and simplicity combined with simple shapes in an understated luxurious fashion, mirrors the style of Sabina Motasem Bride dresses, making Eltham Palace the perfect backdrop for the new collection and a sensational venue to plan a wedding.
“Cabaret” dress was shot in Stephen Courtauld’s bedroom, designed by John Seely, is an aspen lined bedroom with the side walls covered in scenic block printed wallpaper depicting Kew Gardens made by Sandersons, creating a delicate 3D effect. The hem and train of the Cabaret dress is made entirely of asymmetrical shaped box pleats, each mounted on top of the one below giving a subtle geometrical relief shape.
“Colette” dress, a strapless wedding dress in beautiful stretch duchess satin, fishtail skirt and puddle train, was shot in the stunning circular Entrance Hall, the work of Rolf Engströmer, has a magnificent domed ceiling, pierced by circular glass lights and furnished with a large circular rug by American designer Marion Dorn.
“Josephine” dress, 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 toned back.
“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 dress was shot as the bride walked down the curving staircase (designed by Rolf Engströmer) past the interior portholes (designed by John Seely) and exotic blackbean veneers and figurative parquetry towards the circular Entrance Hall.
Beautiful and elegant detail in the back.Very pretty!
“Yvette” dress, a strapless knee length number with full knee length skirt and can be worn with a 50’s style petticoat, transforming its silhouette from an understated 40’s shape to a dramatic 50’s dress.
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