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Beautiful Charlotte | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Gorgeous couple Charlotte & Rich married at the spectacular Chateau de la Motte Husson, in France.  Their wedding was full of nods to their British roots - like the delicately embroidered handkerchief favours.

To complement her Halfpenny London dress, Charlotte wore Jimmy Choo shoes and her hair was styled in beautiful soft waves.  We think she looked utterly gorgeous!

Congratulations to Charlotte and Matt!  We hope you enjoy your amazing new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Images by Look at the bird and Sara Square. Video by Marie Marry Me.  See more over on Vogue Spain here.

#OurYearInPictures | 2016

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I can already tell 2017 will be an epic year so it's such a pleasure to remind myself of all the amazing things that happened in the past 12 months.  I'm so excited about all the lovely brides we'll meet and all the fabulous weddings.  I love sharing snippets of our journey with you and your favourite Instagram posts of 2016 came as no surprise!  A mix of fabulous inspiration from the worlds of fashion and interiors, highlight from our Wild Love collection and the gorgeous Kate Moss in her iconic red spotty Halfpenny dress feature in our top 9.

Let's see what 2017 brings....

Until next week!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Our gorgeous 2016 brides

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We have so much love for every one of our gorgeous brides!  We're lucky enough to work with so many fabulous, stylish women and, looking back, what an incredible year it's been.  You are all so inspirational and we are thrilled to play a part in your special day.   

Congratulations to everyone who married in 2016 and we can't wait to celebrate with you all in 2017.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

In the Mood | Festive edition

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#OurWeekInPictures | 12 - 18th December 2016

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Chloe frills, gorgeous brides and a Halfpenny night out.  Our Week in Pictures has been a good one...

Only a few days left until Christmas and the Halfpennys can't wait!  We had a lovely team party last week and now we're starting to wind down for the festive period.  We hope you all have the most amazing time wherever you are!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

That's my Christmas look sorted! #chloe ❤️

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A full packed weekend of beautiful brides coming in, we hope you find your dream dress!

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Beautiful Vivien | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Our gorgeous bride Vivien married the man of her dreams in August this year.

"We wanted to have a whimsical, English country wedding.  We wanted it to be an intimate affair with only family and close friends.  Ross is a chef so the food had to be divine but good hearty real food."

"Halfpenny was the first and only dress shop I visited.  Having gone wedding dress shopping with many other friends, the experience could be quite overwhelming which so many dress styles available.  Often it was left to the bride and friends to decide on which style suited them.
I specifically went to Halfpenny having seen a specific dress in a magazine.  I picked it out but Isobel, with her experience picked out Vera for me as she thought it would suit my figure perfectly.  It was a very different style to the ones I had chosen but she was spot on.  It looked AMAZING on and was not a style I would have picked out for myself at all.  I was very grateful for Isobel’s experienced eye in choose wedding dresses to suit the bride."

"I picked Vera because I looked so beautiful in her.  We worked perfectly together.  She didn’t drown me out nor take centre stage – she just complimented my figure, my look and my style.  

"Everyone just said how beautiful I looked in the dress.  I know. I know -  everyone says that to the bride but I actually felt beautiful in the dress and super comfortable.  I loved how she moved and flowed.  Vera is the most comfortable dress I have ever bought."

Congratulations Vivien!  We wish you and your new husband every happiness in your new adventure together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Images by Irene Yap

#OurWeekInPictures | 5th - 11th December

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I can't believe it's just over a week till Christmas!  The boutique window has had a Christmas makeover and we're ready for our Secret Santa ceremony this week.  I'm so in love with our copper balloons, I wish we could keep them all year round...

Until next week!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys

A little bit of rose gold magic and sparkle! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! #feelingfestive

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The shops just about to get festive!!! It's Christmas window time!

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Spotty tulle. I Love! An alternative to lace and satins, it's Matt and delicate and just delicious!

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Gorgeous Robyn | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Robyn married her lovely husband Tom in August in an outdoor wedding at Bignor Park in West Sussex. The ceremony was in a walled garden followed by drinks on the lawn then dinner in traditional pole tent.  

"Halfpenny was my first stop. I went to one other shop after that just because I felt I should! I feel like I’d already decided on Halfpenny long before having seen all your beautiful dresses. I’d obsessed over the ones on the Bethnal Green Town Hall website.  Being the only customer there is a big part of the experience. I love that part of town also having lived there when I first moved to London."

Robyn chose the Susie skirt with the Iris slip for the ceremony then changed into the Virginia Jacket for the evening.

"I tried to resist the jacket as long as possible, but in the end I succumbed and I had to have it... it has the same name as my mum after all. The fact that I had 4 outfits on the day was purely a bonus (skirt/slip, slip/jacket, slip/jacket/skirt & slip only for the dancefloor). A very high maintenance bride I was!"

"I can’t pin down why I knew it was the dress. I just loved it from the moment I put it on. It was so casually elegant. Fashions fade, style is eternal. I think that is what Halfpenny is all about."

Alongside her beautiful wedding band and engagement ring - both antique 1930s pieces - Robyn's finishing touches were a headband from Isobel Hind, rose gold and green amethyst earrings. Her something borrowed was a rose gold signet ring with a Victor Hugo quote, ‘love is the flower for which life is the honey’ belonging to her sister.

We love these images by Babb Photo.  They capture the feeling of Robyn and Tom's day perfectly. Congratulations to the happy couple!  We wish you all the happiness in the world!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Autumnal Wedding Inspiration featured on Rock My Wedding

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This beautiful, autumnal wedding inspiration was featured over on Rock My Wedding last week. We love the Marsala flowers and wait until you see the cake!  See the full gallery here.

Photography by Matt Horan Photography

Florist No.27 Floral Design

Cakes Elle Jane

Chocolates Chocolate Alchemy

Calligraphy Kayleigh Tarrant

Hair & Make Up Joella Senior

Model Ellie Louise Griggs

Dresses Halfpenny London

Boutique Cicily Bridal

Hand Died Silks Pompom Blossom

Venue Camelia House & Wollaton Hall

Video Rachael Grace Cinematography

#OurWeekInPictures | 28th November - 4th December

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Last week saw the studio filled with new and exciting fabrics and we loved every second of it! I'm in my element working on new pieces and have been surrounding myself with inspiration in the studio and online and can't help but share it with you.  This little Gucci number is particularly gorgeous...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Can't go to bed without sharing some @gucci love!

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Drowning in fabrics but loving every second of it....

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Working on the new collection. I Always love textures and flowers, details and trims.... magical bridal!

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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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