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Shadow Jacket | Our dress of the week

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We all know that UK weather is unpredictable at best and winters can be bitterly cold.  Having said that, winter weddings are absolutely magical but what do you do if you want to stay warm on your big day without compromising your aisle style? The Shadow coat is the perfect solution!  Decadent, chic and (more importantly) toasty warm. 

Shown here with the River top and skirt, the coat can be cinched in at the waist with the leather belt or worn open.  Love!

See more from the Atlantis collection here.

#OurWeekInPictures | 16th - 22nd April 2018

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I'm still smiling from the weekend of glorious sunshine.  It really does make a huge difference to everyone's mood.  London is a happier place when the sun's out.  Today it's back to work, feeling refreshed and inspired to start designing some gorgeous new pieces.

Here are your favourite pictures from last week. Did you catch the throwback gorgeous Millie Mackintosh shared?  She looked epic in our Cheryl dress at a Lancome event in Monaco last year.  Just beautiful!

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Bay | Our Dress of the Week

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I'm obsessed with the 3D flowers on the gorgeous Bay skirt.  The detail on the blooms is just magical!  Shown here worn over the Iris dress, the skirt can be lined or unlined and can be paired with one of our delicious tops to suit your own style.

See the full Atlantis collection here.

Stunning bridal inspiration shoot by Beatnik Bride and Benjamin Wheeler,

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I'm totally in love with this stunning bridal inspiration shoot by Beatnik Bride and Benjamin Wheeler featuring our Dita beaded corset and Dita skirt.  

From Rosie the stylist: "This shoot was inspired by Dutch painter Rachel Ruysch who focused on painting beautiful wild floral arrangements on flowing fabric runners. We both had the pleasure of working with Ben before our respective wedding businesses began. Our paths still cross in fashion, but it is truly a privilege to work with him on weddings.

He’s got an incredible knack for natural light and manages to turn such simple moments into the most romantic scenes. Ben found the amazing location and really captured the narrative running through the styling and floristry with his photographs.

We asked Frida to work with us on this shoot as her floristry skills are true works of art! In a romantic but also run down setting, the colours of the 18th century town house brought the images together. Grand floral displays in urns and detailed arrangements added texture to the rooms, with natural light spilling in from the windows. Candles were a big part of this shoot too, we scattered them throughout the house and across the tables for a warm vintage feel.

For the outfits we wanted to mix bold jewellery and embellished dresses with floral veils to show our love for accessories and to give the shoot a modern twist. We wanted to prove that colour and texture isn’t to be afraid of when it comes to styling your wedding outfit."

See the full gallery over on Rock My Wedding here.

Creative Direction & Styling Beatnik Bride

Styling Assistant Yolande Elliott

Florist Frida Kim Flowers

Hair & Make Up Leanna Gabriel

Model Andrea S via Nevs

Location Truman Brewery

 

#OurWeekInPictures | April 9th - 15th 2018

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Good morning!  My mum and I landed back in the UK this morning after an epic weekend in New York for bridal market.  New York was absolutely magical! We rented a gorgeous house in the West Village and it was so amazing meeting the new and current buyers. What a trip!  I'll do my best to keep the jetlag under control and see you next week!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Beautiful Claire | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Claire married her lovely hubby Will in a winter wedding at Morden Hall in London.  The couple chose a rich yellow colour scheme which looked incredible in the golden winter light they were lucky to have on the day.  Claire chose our sequinned Chloe dress and she looks amazing in it!  I love her choice of veil and that gorgeous updo.  

I love these gorgeous images by Benni Carol Photography.  Check out the full gallery on their website here.

Congratulations Claire & Will!  We wish you every success in your new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

CREDITS

Photographer - Benni Carol Photography

Flowers - Flowers by Eve

Venue: Morden Hall Weddings

#OurWeekInPictures | 2nd - 9th April 2018

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I'm pleased to say that I'm finally feeling a bit better after the run of bad luck we've had recently.  I'm still a little bunged up but it doesn't matter because I'm so excited to head to New York for bridal market at the end of the week.  The Halfpennys are getting everything together and we'll see you soon NYC!

Before I go, here was our week in pictures...

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Gorgeous Claire | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Claire and her gorgeous new husband Dominic turned New Year's Eve into the best night of their lives when they tied the knot at the Tithe Barn in Hampshire.  

Claire chose to wear our Celine sequinned camisole and skirt on her big day and it suited her down to the ground!  I make no secret of the fact that I love sequins so Claire is a woman after my own heart!  

I adore these images by David Weightman of Married to My Camera.  They capture the fun of the day so beautifully.  Thank you David for sharing these gorgeous images with us!  Go and check out the full gallery over on his website here.

Congratulations to Claire & Dominic.  We wish you all the very best in your new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Luka | Our Dress of the Week

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Our wedding dress of the week is the ultra modern Luka.  Actually a skirt and top made entirely from leather it's perfect for a contemporary bride who is looking for something different to wear on their big day.  The yolk of the skirt is super flattering and the stiffness of the leather lends its self perfectly to creating that gorgeous shape.  Pockets are the finishing touch!

See more from the Atlantis collection here.

#OurWeekInPictures | March 26th - 1st April 2018

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Good morning!  I hope you all had a lovely Easter break.  I’ve had a sick boy on my hands for a few weeks.  My poor Sylvester got the chicken pox then a secondary infection meaning a trip to A&E. Then, James got scarlet fever and I got a virus so it been a rather hectic crazy week but we’re excited to say we’re all recovering.  Sadly, it did mean that I wasn't able to be in the boutique during London Bridal Market which was a huge shame but my amazing team of Halfpennys held down the fort and the feedback has been incredible.  Thank you so much to all the lovely press and buyers who came to visit us.  We’re so excited to announce new UK and European stockists and can’t wait to go to New York!

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

#OurWeekInPictures | 19th - 26th March 2018

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We're bang in the middle of London Bridal Week and the calendar is full of lovely stockists and press viewing a sneak peek of the new collection.  Can't wait to share it with you all...

In the meantime, did you see some of the behind the scenes images from the Groucho shoot over on instagram?  More coming soon but here are your favourite Instas from the last seven days.

Until next week!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Beautiful Sara | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Sara married her gorgeous hubby Jean at Material Culture in Philadelphia in September last year.  Material Culture is an art, antique, and hand crafts emporium.  Built in 1920 and occupying a former train station, it offers a spectacular setting for a wedding. The towering ceilings, generous expanses of glittering light, and galleries adorned artwork from around the globe make it delightfully quirky.  I love it!

Sara wore our Georgie skirt and Lenny cami on her big day.  The high-low hem and gorgeous pleats of the Georgie skirt looks amazing teamed with the organza trimmed cami.  Sara looks fabulous!

Thank you so much to Ian at Viva Love Photography for sending through these beautiful pictures.  Wishing Sara and Jean every happiness in their new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

#OurWeekInPictures | 13th - 18th March 2018

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We're gearing up for the madness of White Gallery and London Bridal Week next week so the Halfpennys are busy at work!  We also have a diary packed with appointments so it's all go here at HP HQ.  I wouldn't have it any other way....

Here are your favourite images from last week.  The gorgeous Lydia Millen in two of her wedding looks and the lovely Laura top.  It's still one of my favourites!

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

#OurWeekInPictures | 5th - 11th March 2018

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Every Mother's Day reminds me of how grateful I am to have my little boy Sylvester.  My husband, James, and I were on our third – and last – round of IVF when I started to say to myself that I’d rather be with the man I love than fall apart over trying to have a baby and be without him. Amazingly, I became pregnant and I'll never, ever take it for granted.  Being a mum myself makes me so grateful to have perspective on how my own amazing mother felt when we were young.  She is an incredible woman!

It was the perfect end to a epic week.  Here are the highlights!

Until next week....

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Gorgeous Heather | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Stunning bride Heather married her gorgeous hubby in October last year in a spectacular ceremony at Jardin Des Douars in Essaouira in Morocco, the hotel is surrounded by botanical gardens and the couple chose to include lot’s of colour to reflect this.

Heather decided our Cheryl gown was her dream wedding dress and she totally rocked it on her big day!

"I loved the process and visited some great boutiques but was really excited to visit the Halfpenny studio I fell in love with all the dresses I saw at a wedding event in 2016 before I was even engaged!  The boutique was really welcoming and such a gorgeous studio to visit, I didn’t really know what I was looking for so some amazing suggestions were made.

"I chose Cheryl because of the simplicity and the way it fell, I loved that I could wear it all evening!  It just had the wow factor for me and is cut so beautifully, I just kept coming back to it out of all the ones I’d seen!"

Heather chose a gorgeous bright bouquet of pinks & roses, matching the flowers in the gardens and epic earrings by Tilly Thomas Lux which were the perfect finishing touch to her aisle style.

I'm obsessed with these images by David Mihoci...  Those colours!  

Congratulations Heather!  You looked killer on your big day and we wish you and your hubby every happiness together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

 

River | Our Dress of the Week

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Our wedding dress of the week is the delicious River.  Actually a top and skirt worn over the Iris dress. The exquisite French Lace is so delicate and light and the beautiful covered buttons go on and on..... 

The perfect city wedding look, so elegant and chic!

See more from the Atlantis collection here.
 

#OurWeekInPictures | 26th February - 4th March 2018

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Well, it was my birthday this weekend and I've had such a lovely time celebrating.  My mum had planned to join us but the terrible weather kept her away which is such a shame!  We'll have to make up for it the next time.  If it wasn't for the constant encouragement and inspiration from my epic mum, I wouldn't be doing the job I do today.  She is so amazing and I'm forever in awe of her.

I had a really exciting meeting with the Groucho Club about a shoot we doing together, then I was back to the drawing board for more heavenly Net-A-Porter outfits for 2018 and some bespoke pieces for some pretty mega clients...  I love my job!

Until next week...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx