Halfpenny London

#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

#OurWeekInPictures | 16th - 22nd October 2017

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I can't believe it's nearly November... This year is simply flying by!  It was a busy week and weekend in the boutique and we've been playing around with some of our separates to create even more looks for our gorgeous brides.  You've been loving these experiments over on Instagram so thank you for all the lovely comments.  Head on over there and let me know what you think if you haven't already.

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx  

New York dreaming....

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Beautiful Hannah | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Till death do us party!  What a fabulous wedding!  Gorgeous Hannah & her dashing husband Chris tied the knot in a fabulous industrial wedding at Village Underground and they had me at "neon"....  These brilliant pictures by Marianne Chua Photography capture the fun of the day.  I love the portraits of this cool couple in the London streets.

Hannah chose the Andrea corset and skirt and she looked utterly incredible!

"Halfpenny was the first shop I visited. I’d seen some pictures on Instagram before looking at the website and fell in love with the collection. I’ve never wanted anything very traditional, or over the top, and Halfpenny fit the bill perfectly, understated, but with something just little bit different, and just beautifully done.  I did go in to the shop with a very clear idea of the dresses I wanted to try, with one in particular I knew I really liked, but I was trying to be open minded. However, as soon as I started to try on the dress, (actually a separate skirt and top) it just felt right. Once the veil went on too, that was it!  All of this, plus a beautiful shop, the most help and friendly staff, and no hard sell all, made it a wonderful experience."

Congratulations to this gorgeous couple!  See the full gallery over on Rock My Wedding.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx
 

Sample sale | Sunday October 29th 2017

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Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we’re having a sample sale on Sunday October 29th at our Bloomsbury boutique in Woburn walk.  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 transactions will incur a 3% fee. Samples are sold as seen and we can recommend an alterations company should you need it.

There are a limited number of slots between 9am & 5pm and all slots are appointment only so reserve yours now. Please note, there is a small charge of £20 for an appointment which can be redeemed against the cost of a dress.

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 email or call grace to book on +44 (0) 20 7388 7300 or grace@halfpennylondon.com. Please be sure to include your contact number in your email. Credit or debit card details are required to reserve your time slot.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

#OurWeekInPictures | 9th - 15th October 2017

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The Halfpennys are back in the swing of things after New York and the boutique is bustling today!  I keep teasing you with pieces from the Atlantis collection on Instagram and can't wait to share it with you.

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx 

Stunning Elly | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Gorgeous couple Elly and Hugo's Scottish meets East London wedding is the perfect fusion of traditional and cool!  I adore the street art in the second picture and men in kilts?  What's not to love!

Elly chose our Chloe spotted dress and was, if fact, the very first bride to wear it!

"I wanted something elegant but that felt modern and in keeping with our venue. The flattering cut nipped in at the waist and eyelet back were perfect, and the polka dot design gave it the fresh twist I was looking for. It was part of Halfpenny’s new collection and I would be the first bride to wear it which also felt really special. Halfpenny was the first and only dress shop I went to, you get the shop to yourself so it’s a lovely experience with family and friends. The assistant made me try on the Chloe last, she said after that she knew it would be the one so she wanted to build up to it."

Our stylists are just brilliant at understanding what a bride is looking for and I'm thrilled Elly was happy with her dress.  I think she looks wonderful and i wish the newlyweds a long and happy marriage!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys x

Images by Adam Cherry Photography.  View the full gallery over on Rock My Wedding.