I love working with brides to realise their vision of their perfect wedding dress and I knew from the minute I met Lydia we would have a Halfpenny London Love affair and create something spectacular.
Lydia and her gorgeous beau, Ali, tied the knot at the end of 2017 in a fairytale ceremony followed by a fabulous party, not to mention the night before rehearsal party at the venue. Their wedding was full of the most lovely personal touches and Lydia discusses her day and what worked - or didn't work - for the couple over on her website in a brilliantly personal post.
Lydia was a dream client to work with and I loved her final choice of the Riri skirt and a bespoke top for the ceremony. We created the top specifically for Lydia and she looked absolutely epic, the dreamy wintery bride, so effortless and elegant! The low back and covered buttons looked amazing paired with the endless ruffles of the skirt. after the official wedding was over Lydia changed into the Dita beaded corset… An incredible combination!
I adore these pictures by Wish Wish Weddings. They really capture all of the beauty of the day and Lydia & Ali look so beyond happy and in love!
"Apart from her unique eye for design and her warm heart, one of the main reasons I fell in love with Kate at Halfpenny London was the versatility of her collections. I wanted to feel like I was wearing my dress all day, because it is my wedding dress. I wanted to kiss my new husband in that dress, I wanted to hug all my amazing family in that dress and I wanted to party until 5am at our basement after party in that dress. So with a subtle change of top I was able to keep the raw edged ruffles of the Riri skirt and change from the demure long sleeve bespoke top we designed together for the ceremony to a fun and classic bodice for the party which channeled the different elements of my style perfectly. Thank you Kate for making my dreams a complete reality!"
The team and I had the best time working with Lydia at all of our appointments. We’re sure going to miss the visits, the chats, the fun and making dreams a reality. Congratulations Lydia & Ali! It was an absolute pleasure working with you on your dress, Lydia. You looked sensational and it was a joy. You're a dream client, one that I now call a friend. I’ll miss our fittings but excited you’re coming in next week for a fitting for a dress for event, YEAH, lets keep making the magic happen….
Congratulations you two!
Kate & the Halfpennys xx