Halfpenny London

#OurWeekInPictiures | 4th - 10th December 2017

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Our amazing wholesale manager travelled to The Dress boutique in Teddington at the weekend with our latest collection.  She had a fantastic time meeting all the lovely brides to be.  Thank you to all who came along and congratulations to everyone who found their dream dress!

After the magical snow day yesterday, London is wet and miserable this morning so we've turned the festive tunes up in the boutique and everyone is keeping cosy.  It's the Halfpenny Christmas party on Wednesday and the ladies have no idea what I've planned for them.  All will be revealed....

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx 

Shadow coat | Our Dress of the Week

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Who knows what the weather will be like for a winter wedding in the UK - I mean, let's face it, we can't even bank on our summer weather! - but there's no need to choose style over comfort no matter when your wedding falls on the calendar.

Our Shadow coat is the perfect cold weather cover up and an epic bridal look fit for a Snow Queen.  The voluminous shearling coat features decadent leather sleeves and is cinched at the waist with a black leather belt which we can also make in ivory.

See the full Black Edit collection here.

#OurWeekInPictures | November 27th - December 3rd 2017

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Well, winter is well and truly here...  Time to wrap up warm and snuggle up!  I'm on the way into the boutique for a day of designing and appointments before heading to the British Fashion Awards tonight.  I spend my life choosing the perfect dress for my clients and I have no idea what I’m going to wear!!!!  

With the impending release of the new collection I always find myself reminiscing and looking back at my past pieces.  Did you see our campaign shoot from 5 years ago?  I still love it today, even though we've come so far since.  

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Stunning Claire | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Gorgeous bride Claire married the love of her life in July this year in a ceremony full of so much joy and laughter, as you can probably already tell from these gorgeous images by Lydia Taylor Jones.

After some searching elsewhere for her perfect dress, Claire chose our Marilyne Gown for her big day and the delicate Chantilly lace suited her down to the ground.

"The thing with me is I generally like a lot of styles, and therefore and I need some help to consolidate my thoughts and this is where I found Halfpenny’s to be masters, with their great customer service and honest, beautiful dresses.  My Mum, best Friend and I had already been to 3 bridal stores in London that day, and we all said that Halfpenny’s was the best experience along with the prettiest of dresses.

I chose the Marilyne Gown; it’s an elegantly effortless, versatile dress, that I felt myself in, which was most important to me.  When I put this dress on I could picture myself in it during the wedding day and just knew it was for me."

Thank you so much for choosing us to be a part of your special day Claire!  We are so very honoured and we wish you and your new hubby every happiness in your new adventures together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

#OurWeekInPictures | 20th - 26th November 2017

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Good morning London!  I'm heading into the atelier for a busy day of meetings and can't wait to get going.  We're recruiting for a new bridal stylist to join our team so if that's you let us know!

Did you spot the gorgeous Lydia Elise Millen wearing our black Cheryl dress?  She looked epic in the slinky bias cut halter dress for a dinner at the Natural History Museum.  Love her!

I loved how excited everyone gets over a dress with pockets!  The Wave dress from our new collection has pockets and I don't know what it is about it that makes me so excited.  Simple pleasures...

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Gorgeous Samantha | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Effortlessly cool, totally gorgeous bride Samantha and her new husband tied the knot in July this year.  Their urban chic, London wedding was full of stunning florals and beautiful details.

Samantha chose our Iris Slip & Susie Skirt for her big day and we think she looks incredible!

"Alexia made the experience an amazing one. I loved that there was nobody else in the shop – I had free reign to explore all the dresses and Alexia was incredibly helpful walking me through the range and offering suggestions. I was made to feel completely at ease and really enjoyed trying on a range of dresses, including ones which I might not have picked out myself.

"I chose the Iris Slip & Susie Skirt because they were light – I didn’t feel weighed down and could move quite freely. I also adored the detail and fun design on the skirt. I had never seen anything like it before. It just felt completely right and ticked all the boxes – fun, light, summery…"

I adore these gorgeous images by Daniele Fummo and we wish the newlyweds all the happiness in the world.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

#OurWeekInPictures | 13th - 19th November 2017

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Last week, my amazing husband James and I celebrated eight whole years together!  We took a mini break to Paris to mark the occasion and I was treated to a visit to the Dior exhibition which I LOVED.  The dresses were utterly exquisite, full of stunning details.  Truly works of art.

We also celebrated with my dear friend Erin O'Connor, who only went and got herself honoured by the Queen and got a shiny MBE!  What an incredible achievement and seriously well deserved.  I'm so proud of her.

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

"I LOVED my appointments at Halfpenny London. Firstly, the boutique is absolutely beautiful! It’s like stepping into a treasure trove filled with lace and tulle and sparkly things… I wanted to try EVERYTHING. "I actually fell in love with two dresses. I was set on the Violet Full French lace but then the Dita caught my eye and I had to try it. They are two very different dresses but equally beautiful. My bridesmaids were extremely patient and humoured my contestant ‘which one would you go for?!’ phone calls! "Ultimately the Dita made me feel the more bridal of the two, I loved the way it moved and how it fit me. It made me feel like a princess (a cliché but I think we secretly all want to feel that way on our wedding days) but still had the modern, cool feel that all of the Halfpenny dresses have. The beaded bustier was just exquisite, I hadn’t seen anything like it before. From a far it almost looks like lace. When I didn’t want to take it off I knew it was the one." See more from gorgeous bride Camilla's wedding over on the blog. 📷: by Anna Butcher

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Beautiful Hannah | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Hannah married her new husband, Oliver, on the 12th of August 2017 near Henley-on-Thames at St Botolph’s Church Swyncombe – a very special location for both the bride and groom. They then celebrated in style under PapaKåta tents for their garden wedding at Oliver’s parent’s home a short distance away. 

Their wedding is full of gorgeous details and special touches and we're thrilled that Hannah chose to wear our Iris Rose dress.

“After explaining what I was looking for, and what our wedding was going to be like (including the fact I was planning on going on a mile-long walk through the woods on the day), Kate picked it out for me to try. As soon as I put it on, I knew it was perfect. It is beautiful, elegant and timeless, but what I loved most was how I felt in it. It just felt so comfortable, and I knew I would be able to eat and dance as much as I wanted."

Congratulations to the happy couple!  We wish you all the very best in your new adventures together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Photography by Ruth Atkinson. See the full gallery over on Love My Dress.

#OurWeekInPictures | 6th - 12th November 2017

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Good morning!  I hope you're all wrapped up as it's sooo cold outside.  The boutique is packed with appointments at the moment and I'm continually amazed by the epic style of our brides!  You're constantly making the most gorgeous decisions on your wedding outfits and I love being a part of it.  One of the many amazing things about having wedding separates is the ability to mix and match tops and bottoms for a totally unique wedding look that shows off your personality to it's fullest.  Some of our separates combos were your most popular posts on Insta last week and here they are...

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Stunning Camilla | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Gorgeous bride Camilla and her beau tied the knot this September in Cripps barn, a beautiful, Cotswold barn set in rural surroundings with flagstone floors, high ceilings and a huge fire place.  Magical!

"My experience prior to visiting Halfpenny London was a little underwhelming. I left each appointment feeling more and more confused by the mass of different designers and styles.I LOVED my appointments at Halfpenny London. Firstly, the boutique is absolutely beautiful! It’s like stepping into a treasure trove filled with lace and tulle and sparkly things… I wanted to try EVERYTHING. 

"I actually fell in love with two dresses. I was set on the Violet Full French lace but then the Dita caught my eye and I had to try it. They are two very different dresses but equally beautiful. My bridesmaids were extremely patient and humoured my contestant ‘which one would you go for?!’ phone calls!

"Ultimately the Dita made me feel the more bridal of the two, I loved the way it moved and how it fit me. It made me feel like a princess (a cliché but I think we secretly all want to feel that way on our wedding days) but still had the modern, cool feel that all of the Halfpenny dresses have. The beaded bustier was just exquisite, I hadn’t seen anything like it before. From a far it almost looks like lace. When I didn’t want to take it off I knew it was the one."

Congratulations Camilla!  We wish you both every happiness in your new lives together!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Images by Anna Butcher

#OurWeekInPictures | 30th October - 5th November 2017

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Is it too early to mention the "c" word...?  Our lovey Grace has done an amazing job decorating our Christmas windows already and sorry, but.. well... not sorry!  She used the leftover colourama from a photoshoot to make giant paper chains and it look fab!

Did you catch the gorgeous new collection from Tilly Thomas Lux?  I adore it!  I'm a sucker for anything sparkly.

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Beautiful Rebecca | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Gorgeous bride Rebecca and her new husband Anthony's wedding was featured over on Whimsical Wonderland Weddings recently and we adore their outdoorsy festival vibe!  The wedding was held on Tuesday 2nd August 2016 at Chaucer Barn in Norfolk and Lightening Photography was there to capture all of the beautiful details.

Head over to Whimsical Wonderland Weddings to see the full gallery.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!  We wish you all the happiness in the world.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Images by Lightening Photography

#OurWeekInPictures | 23rd - 29th October 2017

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Trick or treat...?  We have many treats in the boutique today - and every day - for our gorgeous brides!  How fabulous do our brides look below?  There's nothing like a bit of drama and sparkle to brighten up the day!

Also, can we talk about these epic pink feathered Prada heels?  I might need these in my life...

Until next week!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Runaway Shoes... #prada

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Stunning Anna | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Anna married her beau Andrew in a stunning church ceremony followed by an epic party and we can't get enough of these breathtaking images by Nigel John.  Make yourself a cup of tea, get comfortable and head over to his blog for the full gallery.  It's just exquisite...

Congratulations to the newlyweds!  We wish you every happiness in your new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx