Halfpenny London

#OurWeekInPictures | 10th - 16th September 2018

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Be the bride you want to be.

I say that all the time and I mean it from the bottom of my heart. When it comes to your wedding dress, ignore all the trends. You should be the most polished version of you so if you want to wear trousers on your wedding day then do it. Want to go full on princess? Do it!

Just look at these three bridal looks below. All totally different but equally fabulous!

Until next week…

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Gordon & James | Our Wedding Dress of the Week

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The Gordon top and James skirt are the perfect assimilation of modern style and vintage glamour.  The backless top was originally designed for gorgeous bride Lydia Elise Millen and is named after her gorgeous hubby, Ali Gordon.  (Check out their jaw-dropping wedding here.)  Clean lines, long sleeves and the gorgeous button detailing at the back make the Gordon top chic and contemporary.  The James skirt is available in blush and ivory and is constructed using the most exquisite crepe-back satin which is pleated and draped to create the stunning shape. 

See the full Fly Me to the Moon collection here

#OurWeekInPictures | 3rd- 9th September 2018

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Last week was super exciting because we had our photoshoot for the upcoming collection! The Halfpennys had such a fun day shooting at my family’s new home in Faversham and I can’t wait to share the images…

Next adventure is our trip to New York for bridal market so it’s all go!

Until next week…

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Peter & Iris | Our Wedding Dress of the Week

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Ladies... It's no secret that I love the drama of a cape.  If you like the idea of a veil but not sure if it's for you then try a cape!  The Peter cape could be the statement piece you're looking for...  Shown here worn over the Iris slip, the spotty tulle fabric contrasts perfectly with the detailed lace trim and this beautiful piece can be layered on top of a multitude of looks, completely transforming them. 

See more from the Fly Me to the Moon collection here.

Samson | Our Wedding Dress of the Week

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Our wedding dress of the week is the stunning Samson...  As you know, I'm CRAZY about fabric and texture so the minute I saw this gorgeous fabric I knew I needed to incorporate it into the collection.  Laser cut geometric shapes beside exquisite modern lace make the Samson corset and skirt special.  I've worked with the fabric to maintain the graphic elements like the vertical front panel and I'm completely in love with it.  Shown here with the Hugo sleeves, this is one for the bold brides out there!

See more from the Fly Me to the Moon collection here.

#OurWeekInPictures | 20th - 26th August 2018

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Good morning!  I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend.  We've had a weekend of celebrations as it was my son Sylvester's birthday and our wedding anniversary! My gorgeous James and I been married for six incredible years and I couldn't ask for a better husband and father for Sylvester.  We spent the weekend with family and friends and had a wonderful time.  The summer is nearly over and we're making the most of it...

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Toby & Toni | Our Wedding Dress of the Week

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Elegant, simple and totally chic!  That's how I'd describe our wedding Dress of the Week.  The Toby wrap top is constructed using a delicious matte crepe-back satin.  It can be tied at the back or the front depending on your mood and the V neckline and sleeves are super flattering on so may body types.  The Toni skirt is sleek and sexy with a fit and flare silhouette and small train.  Together, they are the perfect understated, yet glamorous wedding look.

See more from the Fly Me to the Moon collection here.

#OurWeekInPictures | 13th - 19th August 2018

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Good morning!  After a fabulous weekend at an incredible wedding I'm heading into the atelier for a packed day of meetings and appointments.  The Halfpennys are all go at the moment because we're gearing up for New York bridal market, some other great events and, of course, finishing the new collection.  Nearly there!  I'm itching to show you but I have to hold on for a little longer....

Until next week!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Millie Mackintosh weds in Halfpenny London

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My gorgeous friend Millie Mackintosh and her handsome hubby Hugo Taylor tied the knot recently and I've been dying to share her beautiful pictures!  Doesn't she look incredible??  And Hugo looks so handsome.  The day was just perfect and it was amazing to be able to celebrate their love with them.

Millie wore a bespoke Halfpenny London gown that we worked on and designed together. It was made with stunning French lace, fine spotty tulle and silk organza. The flowers on the draped body and the double bubble sleeves were hand appliquéd. We complimented the look with a simple soft long plain tulle veil.  Millie finished off the look with a gorgeous bespoke Tilly Thomas Lux headpiece.

Congratulations to the gorgeous couple!  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your amazing day and I wish you every happiness in your new adventures.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Barker Evans Photography

#OurWeekInPictures | 6th - 12th August 2018

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I've said it before and will say it again and again but seeing your wedding pictures is one of the best parts of my job.  I love seeing how you rock your Halfpenny outfits on your big day and always feel so humbled to have played a part in your big day.  Check out these gorgeous brides below!  Simply stunning.

Have you seen our new exclusive collection for Net-A-Porter yet?  Check it out here.

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Max | Our Wedding Dress of the Week

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This dress blew up our Pinterest account when we first posted it and has remained a favourite ever since.  Our wedding dress of the week is the deliciously simple Max.  The stunning combination of low, sensual back and high, square neckline had made this popular with brides-to-be in our boutique.  Cut from luxurious crepe-back satin, Max is the perfect choice for brides looking for something simple, yet totally stunning for their big day.

See the full Fly Me to the Moon collection here.

#OurWeekInPictures | July 30th - August 5th 2018

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I actually can't believe it's August already...  The months have hurtled by this year.  We've already been in our new house for a few weeks.  The renovations are going to take a long time but we've already started.  I'll be sharing the process over on instagram for anyone who's interested.

We also had a very busy week of new brides and lots of fittings in the boutique.  Congratulations to all of our gorgeous brides who tied the knot this weekend!  I love it when you tag us in your pictures so keep them coming!

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Gorgeous Lianne | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Gorgeous bride Lianne married her new hubby Chris on 17th June last year at Liverpool Parish Church followed by a reception held at Oh Me Oh My in Liverpool City Centre.  Lianne found us through Love My Dress and was worried about shopping for her wedding dress.  I'm so glad she came to us!

“I had completely buried my head in the sand about my dress and had to be coerced by my bridesmaids into actually going to look at some. I am plus size and we were trying for a baby after many challenges so I had everything crossed that I might be pregnant by the time we got married and I felt completely at a loss as to where to start looking. The ‘Daisy dress’ was actually the first dress I had tried on and despite visiting lots of other bridal shops and trying and attempting to try on many other dresses, it was the one that was always the front-runner. The wrap style of the Daisy was the most flattering for my shape and was perfect to accommodate a growing bump.

“I decided to purchase the dress directly from Halfpenny London, as I wanted the peace of mind that their own atelier was there to deal with the uncertainty of what the final measurements might turn out to be. I was 8 weeks pregnant when I ordered the dress and 6 months pregnant when we got married which made the fittings less than straightforward but Kate and her team of magicians especially Marilyne made me feel so comfortable and reassured me that they would make sure I left with the dress of my dreams. I travelled from Liverpool to London for the fittings which was actually one of my favourite parts of the wedding planning as my best friend and chief bridesmaid lives there and it we made each trip into a special occasion. The dress even had its own seat in first class when I travelled home on the train after the final fitting!”

First class?!  Quite right too!

Huge congratulations to Lianne and Chris!  You can see more of their special day over on Love My Dress.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Amy Faith

 

#OurWeekInPictures | 23rd - 29th July 2018

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I had the loveliest time in the south of France celebrating our gorgeous Marilyne's wedding to her dreamy hubby Raj.  It was the most magical weekend surrounded by her adorable family and we had so much fun.  She looked INCREDIBLE in her dress, a true fairytale princess.  Congratulations you two!  

It struck me as I looked at the most popular instagram posts from last week how fabulous these three brides look.  Three totally different women with totally different weddings, all rocking their Halfpenny creations.  THAT is why I love my job so much.  We're making women's dresses of dream here in our little studio.  I wouldn't change it for the world.

Until next week....

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx 

Beautiful Victoria | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Have you ever seen a more adorable couple than Victoria and Paul?  Their lovely photographer Nicola Dixon sent through these images of their big day and we're totally in love!  Victoria was the very first bride to wear the new Victor slip from the Fly Me to the Moon collection so we decided to name it after her!  It's only right as she looks incredible in it!  

For the ceremony, Victoria teamed the Victor slip with the Gladioli skirt from The Garden After the Rain collection and a wide belt, then for the evening she showcased her incredible curves with just the Victor and the belt.

I love these beautiful pictures.  Victoria and Paul look so happy!  Exactly how it should be.

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

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Nicola Dixon