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COMPETITION: Win wedding gown worth up to £4,000 from Sassi Holford

Sassi Holford opened up about her creative process behind creating the stunning gown

by Emmy Griffiths

You voted for your favourite bridal look for Meghan Markle out of eight top international designers, who shared their spectacular designs for Prince Harry's new fiancée. We can now reveal that the stunning gown from Sassi Holford was the winner, and the Chelsea-based designer spoke about her reaction to the exciting news. She told HELLO!: "I am thrilled that the public loved the design and believe Meghan would look truly beautiful wearing it. I feel as a designer that I can connect with her personality and was inspired to design something unique."

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Sassi designed 'The Meghan Dress'

The winning gown, named 'The Meghan Dress' is pale ivory, and features a fitted bodice with flowers and a full skirt. Explaining the design, Sassi said: "When I created this gown for Meghan, I wanted to incorporate the glamorous Hollywood side of her too and reflect her personality. So I combined the formality of the occasion with the youthful spirit that exists between Harry and her… When you're creating a wedding dress for a grand venue, you have to think in terms of how it will look from a distance. You have to be able to see the detail. There's no point having subtleties if no one can see them. I like my dresses to become more interesting the more you look at them."

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Prince Harry and Meghan announced their engagement in November

Sassi has been designing wedding dresses for over 35 years and created the exquisite bridal gown worn by royal bride Autumn Phillips at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, when she married the Queen's grandson Peter Phillips. She has also designed wedding dresses for Spanish Princess Tamara Czartoryskay de Borboun, and Alexandra Owens, the bride of Italian Prince Valerio Massimo di Roccasecca, as well as celebrities including TV presenter Alex Jones. Runners up to Sassi's stunning gown include Danish designer Uffe Frank’s gorgeous white organza dress, and New York designer Dennis Basso's shell-white duchess satin gown with Swarovski crystals. 

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To celebrate the royal engagement news, Sassi Holford is offering one lucky HELLO! reader the chance to wear one of her dazzling creations on their wedding day! To be in with a chance of winning, visit HELLO!'s Facebook page and tell us why you think Meghan Markle has won Prince Harry's heart.

Please note the prize is for 1 x bridal gown from the Sassi Holford signature collection up to the value of £4000. The prize must be redeemed from the Sassi Holford London or Taunton store. The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged. The dress must be chosen and ordered before 1st November 2018. The dress must be ordered at least 4 months before the wedding date. Alterations may be charged separately. Further terms and conditions can be found here - good luck!

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