The Luxury Bride Sample Sale – London – 8-9 September 2012

Welcome to the “The Luxury Bride Sample Sale” – a two day sale event of samples/sales with incredible discounts of up to 80% off to complete your wedding look with experienced designers on hand to offer styling advice.

Held at Atelier Tammam , find everything you need: dresses from Tammam and Sabina Motasem, accessories from, underwear from Fred & Ginger, shoes from Freya Rose and Hetty Rose, on the spot alterations from Splendid Stitches – all with a delicious cupcake from GC Couture guilt free nibbles from Popchips and some bubbly.

The dresses… Hand crafted, ethereal couture and ready to wear bridal gowns from Tammam with up to 75% off samples and past season stock.

Up to 70% off luxuriously understated dresses with a quirky modern twist from Sabina Motasem, plus an exclusive 15% off any dress from the new collection. There will also be some gorgeous vintage gowns from the Atelier’s limited vintage collection.

The accessories… gorgeous veils, jewellery, boleros from Tammam, beaded belts, silk flowers and necklaces from Sabina Motasem, from between 25% – 65% off designer hats and head-wear ethically made from Sophia Couture


The underwear… up to 60% off luxurious, vintage inspired underwear from Fred & Ginger

The shoes… up to 50% off vintage inspired shoes from multi award winning shoe designer Freya Rose

Also bespoke handmade shoes, re-using and re-working vintage materials in a creative and sustainable way from Hetty Rose originally £205 (bespoke from £420) down to £80.

The alterations… Specialist wedding gown alterations from Splendid Stitches.

On-the-spot alterations subject to availability, or book in for for a future fitting, who will be available to make any on the spot alterations.

The extras… The Perfume Garden with fine fragrance and years of dedication to the arts of aromatherapy and natural perfumery, luxury, inspired by and created with the gifts of Nature.

The cakes, nibbles and bubbly… and complimentary delicious offerings from GC Couture and Popchips with bubbly to make your shopping experience even more fun.

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Tammam – Atelier Tammam creates bespoke, transformational, made to measure couture  and ready to wear dresses for modern women who not only care about style, but also the world we live in. A trailblazer of the eco-luxury movement, all Tammam collections focus on the same important aspects of design, quality and sustainability.

Working with exceptional fair trade producers in India and Nepal for over 7 years Tammam has a unique chain of manufacturers who have been trained, advised and collaborated with to create the coveted and impossible to replicate Tammam organic & peace silk gowns.

All production is overseen by experienced expert in-house designers and traditional couturiers to ensure the highest quality of craftsmanship and dedication is lovingly invested into every creation. With people understanding more about the environment and human and animal rights, Atelier Tammam appreciates that brides want to know that their dress has not been responsible for harming the planet, yet still must look incredible on their wedding day.

Inspired by classic vintage cuts and modern architectural structures Tammam also offers a bespoke lace service and avant guarde pattern cutting and design to ensure each gown is a unique master piece..If you ever needed proof that the new wave of sustainable fashion can be stylish, beautiful and innovative, Tammam is it. [Photographer: Miri Zaruba]

Sabina Motasem is the UK’s best kept bridal and fashion secret, offering luxuriously understated elegant wedding and cocktail dresses inspired by a bygone age with a quirky contemporary twist, the finest silkiest fabrics and a superior innovative cut.

The dresses oozes the glamour and sophistication of old and new Hollywood, using geometry and simplicity combined with simple shapes, reminiscent of the Art Deco style. Coming soon a brand new collection of day to evening dresses of eight key pieces perfect for work, dinner and a wedding, and a line of bridal accessories.

Head designer and founder at Sabina Motasem Bride, Sabina Ali, found inspiration for the collection from the style and glamour of the Folies Bergeres in 1900s – 1930s Paris, with each dress named after an inspirational iconic performer, like Josephine Baker and Loie Fuller. [Photographer: Thor Hayley]

Sophia Couture: Designer Hats and Head-wear ethically made from Sophia couture. Using the finest materials they provide, one-off, limited edition head-wear for brides, mother of the bride, special occasions, or, simply because you fall in love with the unique creations they offer.

How often have you seen your ‘must have’ outfit for a wedding, Bar Mitzvah, the races or else that important charity lunch, then have to think about a hat or head-wear! Sophia Couture headpieces are designed to be sustainable by using recycled silk and linen yarns, alpaca and other luxury items.

Their preference for using peace silk as their woven fabric is only matched by teaming that with the amazing hand woven bedouin silks they have been able to use while paying the weavers families an ethical price for their work before the silk becomes part of each artisan crafted piece back here in  the UK, so you are guaranteed that no two items look the same!

You can choose one from their bespoke hat and head-wear collection, or they can design a hat or a piece of head-wear to compliment your ensemble. Either way… be sure to wear something unique ethically created and as seen in Vogue 2012. Sophia couture… World Vision Fashion Wisdom. Adriana Galimberti-Rennie, Contact 0044 (0)7980 667103

Fred & Ginger: Fred & Ginger London was launched during London Fashion Week in September 2007  and is quickly becoming one of the most desirable  lingerie brands in the world.

The Founder and Creative Director of Fred & Ginger London, Victoria Holt was born in England in 1977. With a flair for art and textiles and winning awards throughout her training she finished her studies with a Bachelor of Arts (honours) degree in 2000. Besides a thorough training in the traditional disciplines, Victoria specialised in fashion design and technology with print, believing that these understandings are beneficial to the creative process as they enable the design to start with the fabric and its construction and work upwards from there.

Following her graduation Victoria immediately took up her position working with the prestigious design house Jenny Packham and enjoyed success as Senior Designer for over 5 years.

From there she decided to take a year out to travel the world solo, taking in inspiration from the 15 countries she visited whilst simultaneously using this time to develop what was to become  Fred & Ginger London. [Photographer: Shane Woodward]

Freya Rose collections take an innovative, romantic and breathtaking approach to classic couture shoes. The shoes are handmade by craftsmen who have learnt their trade through generations, made in the finest materials from Italy. The bridal and special occasion collection incorporates fresh water pearls, couture Parisian lace and heels adorned in mother of pearl in their inspired designs.

The intricate detailing of these beautiful shoes truly makes for a luxurious and unique collection. Freya Rose studied footwear at the prestigious London college of fashion graduating in 2003 with a first class honors degree. Freya went on to hone her design skills whilst working for many other designers including Gina and designing for many popular high street stores. Freya Rose designs have been heavily influenced by the designers informed background in the fine jewelry industry.

Freya spends much of her time traveling to source the raw materials to make the decorative trims in house ensuring they are unique and exclusive to the shoes. She also spends much of her time with the craftsmen who make the shoes, to oversee the lines and contours of the shoes are flattering and sexy, fit is superb, that every component used will ensure comfort. Freya Rose concept is produce shoes with the use of the finest materials in the market, craftsmen with passion and design with love.

Hetty Rose: The concept behind the Hetty Rose brand is based on a theory of re-using and re-working vintage materials in a creative and sustainable way, hand making shoes to fit. Hetty Rose is a passionate bespoke footwear company with a clear brand philosophy; to make an environmental statement in an aesthetically pleasing way.

The conceptual collection of shoes and accessories are completely hand made using mainly reclaimed, recycled and vintage materials. These are primarily vintage Japanese kimono fabrics, each holding different meanings shown by their use of colour and design. The designer hand selects the most exquisite fabrics from Japan to use as uppers for shoes and creating unique footwear. These are then skillfully combined with hand crafted wooden heels, recycled leather and natural leather soles creating modern stylish footwear.

Splendid Stitches is London’s leading vintage clothes alterations and repair service, and boasts a long list of loyal private clients and partnerships with several vintage boutiques. Recently Splendid Stitches have moved into vintage wedding dress alterations and have worked on everything from hem adjustment, shortening sleeves, resizing, relining and replaced zips, buttons and hooks.

As thier reputation for vintage wedding alterations have grown, they have also been asked to work on several ‘new’ wedding dresses and are often tasked with putting things right when a previous alteration elsewhere has gone wrong.

With vast experience in altering clothes to fit, Splendid Stitches is delighted to bring their experience to the Tammam sample sale where they will be on hand to carry out on-the-spot alterations (subject to availability) or advice on how a design can best be altered to fit, and give a guide quote on the work as well. For more information, go to , or email

GC Couture:  GC Couture is a Hertfordshire based luxury wedding cake supplier serving 5-star wedding venues, prestige hotels as well as brides and grooms across the region that are looking for exquisite wedding cakes that offer a culinary cake sensation rich in both flavour and design.

GC Couture prides itself on offering first class customer service which ensures hotels & venues across the country proudly recommend GC Couture to their clientele as well as attracting brides and grooms from allover the region. Immerse your taste buds as GC Couture teases and tantalizes with over 24 flavours that have been uniquely developed including popular favourites; Chocolate & Orange, Coconut & Lime, Fruitcake Without The Bits (FWB) and Pina Colada.

PopChips  Never fried. never baked these potato chips are popped (like popcorn)  with all the flavour and less than half the fat of fried crisps and less than 100 calories per serving, you will taste why they’re winning awards (and acclaim) throughout America.

Location: Atelier Tammam, 5 Hastings Street, London WC1H 9PZ

Date: 8-9 September 2012 11:00 – 18:00


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