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Lovely Elizabeth | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Childhood sweethearts Elizabeth and Frank grew up together in London and reunited later in life. They wanted their gorgeous wedding to reflect their love story and it's safe to say they succeeded spectacularly as these stunning images by Lucy Davenport show.

We met Elizabeth at a Brides magazine reader event and we're so glad we did!

"I only visited one Boutique …The one and only Kate Halfpenny! I first met Kate at the Brides event at The Mandarin Oriental, I was producing the show. I knew there and then that when my special day came Kate was the designer for me. I love her style but also her love of life and knew that I would love to be dressed by her!"

"I choose the Josephine dress , named after Kate’s Mum. This felt extra special to me. A dress made with love! The dress is simply gorgeous, made from beautiful French beaded lace. The moment I saw it I knew it was right. I have always loved lace and the shape was very flattering on me, I felt amazing!"

"I loved my appointments at the boutique – it was intimate and relaxed. I genuinely felt that all the girls really cared which made finding my dream dress a pleasure. I can’t praise Kate and her team enough, they really do make the whole experience very special!"

Congratulations to Elizabeth and Frank from all of us here at Halfpenny London.  We wish you every happiness in your adventures together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Get in the mood | Part 2

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My all consuming love affair with beauty continues...  I collect fabrics and textures obsessively and I'm constantly delighted and inspired by delicious design, natural and man-made.  The incredible symmetry and vibrancy found in nature is a huge source of inspiration in my designs and I'm definitely not alone. Following on from the first collection of moodboards, here are some more to thrill you!

Love,

Kate xx

#OurWeekInPictures | 21st - 27th November

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Congratulations to all the lovely brides-to-be who found "the one" at our sample sale!  It was a crazy weekend but we're straight back to it in the studio this week.  I promise to share some sneak peeks of all the delicious pieces we're working on!

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Mixing up the patterns, let the lace do the work! Soft delicate and very very pretty. The Marilyne dress.

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Beautiful Saskia | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Our stunning bride Saskia met her husband Colin at college when they were both studying fine art.  They tied the knot in a 12th century church earlier this year and everything was captured perfectly by photographer Lisa Devine.

Saskia wore our silk chiffon Daisy dress with feather sleeves. 

“I adore Kate Halfpenny’s bridal gowns and the Halfpenny London brand. I wanted a dress that was elegant but effortless, and with a small detail which would make it stand out. The classic style of my dress, combined with the interesting details of the low cut V back and the feathered sleeves, was exactly what I was looking for.  I’m also obsessed with fabrics and the tactile feel of clothes. In interviews, Kate Halfpenny often talks about how she is very selective with the fabrics she chooses for her gowns and that really comes through in all her designs. The silk chiffon fabric in the dress was so soft, was extremely luxurious and comfortable to wear.”

See the full gallery over on Love My Dress.

 

Star skirt & Laura Top | Our Dress of the Week

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The Laura draped top is a favourite piece of mine.  I love the dramatic cowl back, long sleeves and delicious crepe fabric.  The sheer tulle embroidered star skirt complements the top perfectly, shown here worn over the classic Iris slip.

Choosing separates are a great way to create a unique look to suit your personal style.  See the full 2017 collection here.

#OurWeekInPictures | 14th - 20th November

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We added some gorgeous new touches to the shop last week and we're so thrilled with how it looks.  The new Lee Broom lights were the perfect finishing touch!

We've also announced our sample sale and were flooded with enquiries!  Don't worry if you didn't get an appointments slot as you're welcome to visit the boutique between 5-6pm for an open house.  There are lots of gorgeous dresses in the sample sale so see you there!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

It's Magical in Woburn walk tonight. What an exciting and fab day.

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Gorgeous Victoria | A real Halfpenny London bride

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From the moment our beautiful bride Victoria got engaged, she knew that she wanted her wedding to be a laid back and fun-filled affair surrounded by family and friends.   Victoria's wedding was full of Pinterest worthy inspiration, all captured perfectly by Cassandra Lane Photography.  

Their ceremony took place in the beautiful medieval church of St James the Great, Gawsworth complete with choir, organist and bells! 

"I loved choosing my dress, it was one of the most exciting parts of the whole process for me. It was made a little trickier, however by the fact that I was four months pregnant at the time. With this in mind I wanted something I was going to feel comfortable in on the day. I visited three boutiques and at my last appointment I found a beautiful blush colour Halfpenny London dress called ‘Lydia’ from Jean Jackson Couture in Manchester’s Northern Quarter."

We're so happy Victoria found her dream Halfpenny London dress and we think she looks totally stunning! Congratulations to the happy couple from all at Halfpenny London!

See the full gallery over on Rock My Wedding here.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys

SAMPLE SALE | SUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER

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Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we’re having a sample sale on Sunday 27th November at our Bloomsbury boutique.  There will be sample dresses and separates with discounts of up to 50%.

Gowns must be paid for in full on the day.  We accept cash or card. Please be aware that all card transaction will incur a 3% fee. Samples are sold as seen and we can recommend an alterations company should you need it.

Please come prepared with £10 cash entrance fee which will be donated to the PSPA (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association).

The sample sale will be by appointment only from 9am-5pm.  Once these appointments are filled we will open the doors with no appointment necessary from 5-6pm. For the most choice we recommend booking your appointment as soon as possible but don't be disappointed if you can't get an time slot as there will be plenty to choose from.

As we are a very small boutique we cannot facilitate a waiting room, however there are many lovely cafes in the area where you can grab a quick coffee before your appointment.

We can only allow one guest to accompany you to your appointment as there will be multiple appointments scheduled at one time.

Please call or email Izie to book on +44(0)20-3441-8894 or izie@halfpennylondon.com. Credit or Debit card details are required to reserve your time slot.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

#OurWeekInPictures | 7th - 13th November

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Last week was a rollercoaster ride!  I'm so proud of my lovely friend Daisy for her tremendous turn on Strictly Come Dancing.  She has been so entertaining to watch and will be missed from the show I'm sure.  A gorgeous snap of her wearing a Halfpenny dress was one of your favourites last week and we think she looks stunning!

Here is our week in pictures.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Stunning Fran | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Our wonderful friend Fran married Will, the love of her life, in a stunning Tuscan ceremony in July this year.  She looked like a supermodel in the Halfpenny London Lola skirt and a custom Dita Lace Bustier.

Congratulations to Fran and Will!  We wish you every happiness in your new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Images by Cinzia Bruschini.  See the full gallery over on The Lane here.

Lovely Daisy Lowe in HELLO! Magazine

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I'm so proud of my gorgeous friend Daisy Lowe for being utterly brilliant in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.  She's magical inside and out and I'm so impressed by her talent. Here's Daisy wearing the Daisy and pink Clemence dresses in HELLO! Magazine this week!

We've got our fingers crossed for her tonight!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

#OurWeekInPictures | 31st October - 6th November

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I know, I know...  I've been an insufferable tease recently!  I just can't help it as I'm so excited to show you the A/W17 "Standing on Stardust" collection.  Thank you so much for all of your comments on the videos and I promise you wont be disappointed when all is revealed!

Here are your favourite instagram moments from last week.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Another little teaser film of the New York edit pieces "standing on stardust" coming soon! #halfpennylondon

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Our dreamy Peony in the most delicious French lace..

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Beautiful Terese | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Gorgeous bride Terese and her new husband Alastair tied the knot last October in a fabulous wedding inspired by both of their Danish and Scottish cultures.

Terese chose the Iris Honeycomb French Lace dress with a blush satin slip which she accessorised with a feather headband, a slim blush belt and a crystal brooch.

"Thank you again to the wonderful and lovely team at Halfpenny for making the most beautiful dress I could ever have imagined in my dreams. I felt like a star on the day, absolutely loved the lace train and the fine detail of the low back with buttons. I couldn’t have picked a more excellent place to get my wedding dress and accessories, everything was without a doubt perfect.

"I felt very special when I came for my appointments at Halfpenny. The girls there are so sweet and helpful and made me feel at easy. Nothing was ever a problem and they were always on hand with answers to my questions and much great advice. They did everything they could to make sure I found the dress that was perfect for me!

"As soon as I tried it on I knew it was the dress for me. The understated glamour and beauty of this vintage style dress was second to none. I just loved the intricate detail of the French lace layered over the blush coloured satin slip which suited my complexion perfectly. It was utterly beautiful."

We were absolutely thrilled to help Terese find her dream wedding dress and we were so excited when these gorgeous images by Carmen Valino found their way into our inbox.

Congratulations Terese and Alistair!  We wish you all the happiness in the world!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpenny London team xx