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Sample sale | Saturday 29th June 2019

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Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we’re having a sample sale on Saturday 29th June 2019 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. Samples are sold as seen and taken on the day. We can recommend an alterations company should you need it but we're unable to offer this service on sample sale gowns.

There are a limited number of hourly slots between 9am & 5pm and all slots are by appointment only so reserve yours now. Please note, appointments are £25 and must be paid for in advance. Please email Jasmine to book by on jasmine@halfpennylondon.com. Please be sure to include your contact number and wedding date in your email.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys

London Craft Week Workshop | Designing the Dress of your Dreams with Halfpenny London

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We’ve had the most wonderful day at the atelier today.  It’s London Craft Week and I decided to host two intimate workshops giving an exclusive glimpse behind-the-scenes of Halfpenny London.  Two groups of lovely curious people came to the atelier and I talked them through the journey of my top-secret 'Songbird' collection (coming this Autumn) and some of the techniques we’ve used to create the new pieces, from initial conception and sketches, to hand-applied traditional couture techniques and the use of my signature luxurious fabrics.

We then had a wonderful time re-creating some of the gorgeous flowers i’ve used in my new pieces to create the most beautiful veils and headbands which the participants took away with them.  They had the choice of making an appliquéd veil or headband - or a mix of both.

I’m so passionate about craft so this was an absolute dream to share my passion with others who feel the same as I do and the best bit was seeing the magical, unique creations everyone made!

Thank you to everyone who came.  It was truly our pleasure to welcome you into our world.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

London Bridal Market in our revamped atelier

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What a whirlwind the past few days have been!  London Bridal Market is always a highlight of the year for us.  It’s a chance to invite stockists - both existing and new - to come and visit us in our wonderful atelier to see our brand new collection.  I absolutely love it!

We decided to refresh our atelier before opening the doors so we’ve changed the pink floor to “Livid” by Little Greene Paint Company and the walls have had a fresh lick of their “Obsidien Green”.  Our pink chair over in the boutique is always a favourite so we’ve added in more delicious Calvers and Suvdal velvet sofa’s and chairs in two different shades of blue. I love how the colours really pop against the dark walls.

One thing that’s not permanent that we wish were here to stay are the incredible fresh bloom installation by the talented team at McQueens Flowers.  They’re the best!  The colours are just to die for. If you want to create a magical effect for your wedding then I strongly suggest talking to their team, they really can make anything happen, check out their Instagram by clicking on the link above.

Being able to showcase our new pieces in our London home is so important to me.  I’m unbelievably grateful to everyone who came to visit us since Sunday.  I strongly feel that by inviting people into our own little world, into our lives, it gives a true representation of who we are and what we stand for.  I’m so proud to be a British brand and I’ve adored working with the Halfpennys and our wonderful suppliers to bring this vision to life.  There’s no time to rest because we’ll be heading to NYC Bridal Fashion Week before we know it!  Wish us luck!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

SAMPLE SALE | SATURDAY 2ND FEBRUARY

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Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we’re having a sample sale on Saturday February 2nd 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. 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 charge of £25 for an appointment.

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 as there will be multiple appointments scheduled at one time.

Email Jasmine to book: appointments@halfpennylondon.com. Please be sure to include your contact number and preferred time in your email. We will contact you to confirm your appointment. Please note, credit or debit card details are required to reserve your time slot.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Brides The Show 2018

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As well as the fantastic event at the Ace hotel last weekend, the team also attended Brides the Show at Kensington Olympia. For the weekend of 21st - 23rd September, Olympia was transformed! Brides Fashion Director, the epic and amazing Bryony Toogood, created a magical 'Dreamland' space where fairytale, fantasy and fashion went hand-in-hand.

Working with florist extraordinaire Juliet Glaves, the Halfpennys created the most beautiful woodland inspired stand where we welcomed brides-to-be to see some of our best loved dresses. I’m constantly blown away by the creativity and vision of my team. You ladies are the best!

Thank you so much to all the lovely people who came to find us and say hello. We had a great weekend and can’t wait to see you again!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Thoroughly Modern Marriage | Ace Hotel with Knot & Pop

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The Halfpennys and I were lucky enough to join the lovely team at the The Ace Hotel on their Rooftop for A Thoroughly Modern Marriage, an experience created in partnership with London-based wedding planners Knot & Pop. We met so many fantastic couples there and all of the suppliers really pulled it out of the bag to make it a superb event. We love the Ace so it was a real pleasure to sip a glass of prosecco and enjoy panoramic views of London.

James and I joined the panel discussion on ‘What makes a thoroughly Modern marriage’ alongside Danielle Pender (Riposte), Pip Black (FRAME), Hattie Fox (That Flower Shop) & Olivia Knight (Patchwork). There were so many pearls of wisdom which came out of the discussion but the main thing was that there are no secrets to a successful marriage. Only good ol’ fashioned communication, patience and respect for each other.

Thank you to all the wonderful couples to came to say hi to us. Can’t wait to welcome you into the boutique!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

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SAMPLE SALE | Saturday 21st July 2018

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Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we’re having a sample sale on Saturday July 21st 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. 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 £25 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 as there will be multiple appointments scheduled at one time.

Email Grace to book: grace@halfpennylondon.com. Please be sure to include your contact number and preferred time in your email. We will contact you to confirm your appointment. Please note, credit or debit card details are required to reserve your time slot.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

SAMPLE SALE | 4TH FEBRUARY 2018

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Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we’re having a sample sale on Sunday February 4th 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. 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. If you'd like to get an idea of the styles you like prior to the sample sale you are welcome to book an appointment in our boutique in the days leading up to it. Please contact us for availability.

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 3441 8894 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

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

The Black Edit launch party

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It's true!  We've gone to the dark side....... On Wednesday 6th September, we launched the much anticipated BLACK EDIT at a fabulous event in our beloved Woburn Walk.   Lush garlands by florist extraordinaire Fran & the Flower linked the boutique and atelier across our little street as our guests mingled, drinking delicious wine by Mirabeau and eating yummy canapés by Canababes.  Editors, journalists, friends & special guests were treated to an exclusive preview of the collection.   My lovely friends, Daisy Lowe and Millie Mackintosh managed to stop by for a glass of bubbly and both looked smokin' hot in some of the new pieces too!

After seeing my dresses transcending the world of bridal and being worn by celebrities and fashionistas alike, it was a natural step for me to delve deeper into occasion wear and explore this exciting evolution; from here, The Black Edit was born.  I had a ball revisited my archive and reinventing key styles with a striking black palette - everyone who knows me knows that I'm obsessed with wearing black so I was in heaven!  

The models wore various pieces from The Black Edit to showcase them for our guests throughout the evening and they looked like movie stars.  The glam squad, aka Amy Conway from Bobbi Brown and Edward James created the most epic hair and make up looks which I adored!  We were also lucky enough to have House of Garrard there to adorn the ladies with the most exquisite jewels, fit for royalty.  The finishing touch was the utterly fabulous collection of shoes from Malone Soulier.   

It was a superb night... The boutique was full of love and laughter and I am completely overwhelmed with the support from all of our guests including my amazing family and friends.  Thank you so much to all of the amazing suppliers who worked unbelievably hard to make the night a success and, last but by no means least, to my amazing Halfpennys.  I love you all dearly.

Love,

Kate xx

View The black Edit here

CREDITS

JEWELLERY: HOUSE OF GARRARD

SHOES: MALONE SOULIER

FLOWERS: FRAN AND THE FLOWER

HAIR: EDWARD JAMES 

MAKE UP: AMY CONWAY - BOBBI BROWN

REFRESHMENTS: MIRABEAU

CANAPES: CANABABES

MODELS:, DANI, CHIARA & SIAN

SAMPLE SALE | SUNDAY 11TH JUNE

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Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we’re having a sample sale on Sunday 11th June at our Bloomsbury boutique.  There will be sample dresses and separates with discounts of up to 50% and more.

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 We Love Manchester Emergency Fund.

The sample sale will be by appointment only from 9am-5pm.  For the most choice we recommend booking your appointment as soon as possible.  However, stock will be replenished throughout the day.

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 Grace to book your appointment on +44(0)20-7388-7300 or Grace@halfpennylondon.com. Credit or Debit card details are required to reserve your time slot.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys

House of Garrard | Brides Magazine reader event

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We had such a fabulous time at the prestigious House of Garrard's flagship Mayfair store for their Brides Magazine reader event.  We were able to glimpse the entire collection of the longest-serving jewellery house in the world - necklaces, rings, bracelets, earrings and tiaras, all perfect for providing sparkle on your big day.

Alongside the stunning jewels, the beautiful models wore dresses from our new collection.  

Thank you to Brides Magazine and House of Garrard for inviting us and it was such a pleasure to meet all the lovely brides to be!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Images by Matt Porteous

SAMPLE SALE | Sunday 5th February

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Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we’re having a sample sale on Sunday 5th February 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 Alzheimers Society.

The sample sale will be by appointment only from 10am-5pm and we recommend booking your appointment as soon as possible.

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 Alexia to book on +44(0)20-3441-8894. Credit or Debit card details are required to reserve your time slot.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

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

Trunk show | Cicily Bridal 3rd September

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We're excited to kick off trunk show season with the gorgeous girls from Cicily Bridal.  They will be showcasing the new SS17 Wild Love collection along with one of our fab stylists, plus a 10% discount will be offered if you purchase on the day.  

Contact the Cicily team directly to book your appointment and we can't wait to see you there!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpenny London team xx

Date: September 3rd 2016, 10am - 6pm by appointment only

Address: Cicily Bridal, 6 Bath Street, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2FH

Telephone: 01530 587336

Email: info@cicilybridal.com

SAMPLE SALE | JULY 30TH 2016

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Ladies, block out time in your diaries because we're having a sample sale on Saturday 30th July 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 transactions 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 £5 cash entrance fee which will be donated to A21 Campaign (anti-trafficking charity). 

The sample sale will be by appointment only from 9am-3pm, once these appointments are filled we will open the doors with no appointment necessary from 4-6pm. For the most choice we recommend booking your appointment as soon as possible. 

As we are a very small boutique, we cannot facilitate a waiting room, however there are many lovely cafe’s 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. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 

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 Halfpenny London team

New Collection Preview with Brides Magazine

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We're inviting Brides magazine readers to enjoy an exclusive catwalk event with a sneak peek of our new 2017 collection and there's a chance for one lucky lady to win £2,000 towards us making your very own Halfpenny London dream gown! 

We're so excited to finally share the new creations with our lovely brides-to-be and can promise incredible hand beading, delicate lace, luxury satins, the finest silk tulle and some more of those sultry, plunging low backs to make a statement walking down the aisle.

The event will be held in the magnificent 18th century William Kent House at The Ritz , the by word for luxury and service and host to royalty, aristocracy and stars of the stage and screen throughout its 110 year history.

Alongside the show-stopping catwalk, you'll enjoy a drinks reception with Grey Goose Le Fizz cocktails, sumptuous canapés by The Ritz London, and be surrounded by decadent Paul Thomas Flowers. Top beauty experts Laura Mercier will be on hand to recreate the runway look and, to top it all off, you'll even have a luxury goody bag to take home so this is an event not to be missed!

WHEN: 26th April 2016, 6.30-8.30pm
WHERE: William Kent House at The Ritz, London.
BOOK IT: £35 per ticket www.katehalfpennyattheritz.eventbrite.co.uk