Halfpenny London

#OurWeekInPictures | 10th - 16th December 2018

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Ladies, this is my last round up of 2018 as next week it’s Christmas. What a year!

What. A. Year.

So many exciting things have happened at Halfpenny London in the past 12 months. It’s been incredible. Not to mention my life changing home move to Kent! It’s almost overwhelming to think about it all. I’m so grateful to every single member of my team and all of you amazing brides who make my job so bloody amazing!!!

Onwards and upwards!

Until next year….

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Stunning Sarah | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Sarah married her gorgeous hubby Lyndon in the beautiful Somerset countryside near Bath. I saw the first sneak peek of these breathtaking pictures when photographer John Barwood shared one on instagram and let’s just say it was love at first sight!

Sarah came to Halfpenny London looking for her dress of dreams and I’m so glad she did…

“I knew I wanted something elegant, less-is-more, and a little bit different but not in a way that felt forced, but just natural for me. And I knew I wanted something with a low back. My mum thought I’d love Halfpenny so we went with her and my bridesmaids and Rufus the dog and adored the studio. I could have moved in!

“We loved all the dresses I tried on too and were about to leave when they suggested I just at least try on a slip (I was adamant I didn’t want a slip as I was worried it would show too much chest), but when I came out in the Iris slip in ivory with the lace cape, we all knew we’d found the one. It was perfect. The fit, the gorgeous silk and delicate French lace cape, everything about it was as though it was made for me.”

I think it was the perfect choice for Sarah and I’m thrilled we were able to be a part of her big day. Sarah finished off her look with a star headband from Tilly Thomas Lux.

“Every single moment was just magical. That’s the best word I can use to sum it up. If I had to say which bit I enjoyed best, I’d probably say the ceremony, purely because that really did feel like someone was looking down on us. I have only ever wanted it to be outdoors and while the day was beautiful initially, the clouds had begun to set in. We’d practised the indoor version but it just wasn’t what I wanted. I love nature, that’s where I’m happiest, and having it with the grass between my toes and with the gorgeous grounds and deer around us were what I had dreamt of.”

What a magical wedding! Thank you to the newlyweds and to John Barwood for sharing these images with us. We wish Sarah and Lyndon every happiness in your new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Photography John Barwood Photography

#OurWeekInPictures | 3 - 9th December 2018

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There’s a lot going on this week so it’s all go at the atelier. Did you see gorgeous Millie Mackintosh rocking the Cheryl dress in emerald? She looked totally stunning! We love dressing her.

As always, I love seeing your wedding pictures and stunning bride Davina looked epic in the Juniper dress worn with the Esme cape. Dramatic and chic! Caris went for the Swan skirt and gordon top and looked drop dead gorgeous.

I love my brides!

Until next week….

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Beautiful Jackie | A real Halfpenny London bride

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“I wanted a dress that was simple yet fashionable, and appropriate for the venue. After going to 8 or 9 appointments and not loving anything, I went on my own to Halfpenny London, on my friend Jamie’s recommendation. The minute I walked into the beautiful, vintage inspired showroom I knew that’s where I’d find it. I chose a Custom Clemence gown, which I saw in a blush colour practically growing off the rack with its floral appliqués. I had it made in ivory as it better suited my skin tone and the venue. I wore it with a simple long veil, also from Halfpenny. Kate is so talented and her team was such a pleasure to work with!”

#OurWeekInPictures | 26th November - 2nd December 2018

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I’m working from home today and enjoying watching the house transform before my eyes. The decorators are here and the house is really starting to come together! So much has happened this year it’s almost overwhelming to think about it all. It’s been an incredible year really. Can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!

Here are your favourite pictures from the last seven days. Until next week….

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Oscar | Our Dress of the Week

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Meet Oscar… Constructed using stretch Duchess satin and the most exquisite flocked tulle, our wedding dress of the week is a magical, whimsical creation. The detachable sleeves and embellished straps are the perfect finishing touch.

See the full Fly Me to the Moon collection here.

#OurWeekInPictures | 19th - 25th November 2018

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We’re getting into the festive spirit at Halfpenny London! We have the Christmas window displays up and they are gorgeous! The calendar is packed up until Christmas and I’m looking forward to meeting more gorgeous brides getting married in 2019.

Christmas party season is in full swing. Did you see gorgeous Millie Mackintosh wearing some pieces from The Black Edit last week? She looked epic!

Until next week…

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Gorgeous Emily | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Our beautiful bride Emily married her beau in June this year in a relaxed and fun celebration with their closest family and friends. Just look at the scenery! I’m totally in love with everything about this lovely wedding.

Emily chose our Vera feather dress and it suited her down to the ground.

“To be honest I loved bridal dress shopping, however I had got to the point where all the dresses were lovely and I hadn’t a hope of narrowing it down because none, although all lovely, really jumped out as “the one”. I had become incredibly frustrated by this.

I didn’t want a fussy dress, but before going to Halfpenny I had struggled to find something that was simple without being either boring or more suitable for a city wedding. I loved the flirty back of Vera and elegant simplicity of the front.

The day I visited the boutique it had been wet and wild outside and as me, my mom, my sister and bridesmaid clutched to the handle of the one small umbrella, we turned onto the small street and it was just idyllic. Short of wrapping us in towels they got us dried off, in a warm cozy environment, got us settled and we began browsing the rails. It was heaven.

I cannot thank you enough!”

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your special day Emily! We wish you every happiness in your new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Yvonne Keane and Dasha Caffrey

Flowers by Blushing Blooms

The Groucho Club

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Earlier this year, we collaborated with The Groucho Club for a unique shoot inside the legendary venue. Did you know you don’t have to be a member to have an amazing punk rock city wedding there? The Groucho Club is one of London’s best kept wedding secrets. The team these can plan an unforgettable wedding with only a month’s notice which basically makes them superhuman in my book! For more information on weddings at The Groucho Club, please visit these pages.

I loved spending the day in the club with some epic suppliers bringing these gorgeous images to life so hope you love them as much as I do!

Love,

Kate & The Halfpennys xxx

Photographer - BILLIE SCHEEPERS

Venue - THE GROUCHO CLUB

Creative Director - Hannah McNally

Stylist and Designer - HALFPENNY LONDON

Floral Design - JULIET GLAVES

Hair - David Wadlow at PREMIER HAIR + MAKEUP

Make Up - NANCY SUMNER

Models: Sophie Adams + Sofie Theobals + Myriam (all via Hive) +  Tawan + Emma Barley (both via Storm) + Danielle E (IMM)

#OurWeekInPictures | November 12th - 18th 2018

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I never get tired of seeing your wedding pictures. It’s one of the huge joys of this job, to play a part in a bride’s special day and help her to create the very best version of herself. It’s a massive honour. If you’re a Halfpenny bride and you haven’t yet shared your pictures with us then please do! I’d love to see you glowing on your wedding day.

For any current brides-to-be out there, check out our previous Halfpenny brides for all the inspiration you could ever want!

Until next week…

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Beautiful Ashley | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Ashley and her lovely new hubby tied the knot in June this year with a lush, summery party surrounded by all of their favourite people. Described as a ‘Frida Kahlo garden party with an indie disco’ this wedding sounds right up my street! It was full of greenery, sangria, cocktails, piñata-hitting in place of cake cutting and lots of dancing!

“Halfpenny was recommended by a friend, but I had already seen Kate’s designs and adored how modern yet timeless they were. I had seen dresses at a show as well, and they were absolutely unique. The shop did not disappoint, with an intimate boutique feel; the staff treat each appointment very privately and personally. I actually had a few appointments since I was buying separate pieces, and the team were brilliant at giving advice, applying no pressure to the process, and clearly knowing their way around the dresses themselves – understanding the make, patterns and fits. The entire process was really dreamy and I would recommend [the Halfpenny] team just as fast as I’d recommend the beautiful dresses.”

Ashley chose our Palm skirt and Laura top for the ceremony and changed into a cami for the evening.

“I never thought I would go with anything two-piece, and always thought I wanted lace sleeves, but I couldn’t get over how gorgeous the laser-cut palm skirt was. I knew I wanted the Laura top from the first time I saw it. It is so unique, and an ultra elegant touch to top off a skirt that was a bit more fun. I loved the way it fell, and the way it came together with the top, it just felt right for me. I can’t wait to wear that again with some tuxedo trousers. I loved so many of the pieces at Halfpenny, and would have gotten two or three if I could have!”

Ashley looks incredible on her big day and I love the flower crown! The colourful blooms by Moss & Stone in Suffolk are perfect and I just adore these gorgeous pictures by The Smiths Photography. They capture the sheer joy and love of the day.

Huge congratulations to the newlyweds! We wish you every happiness in your new adventures together.

Lots of love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by From The Smiths Photography | www.fromthesmithsphotography.co.uk 

Minimalist Bridal Style

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I adore this minimalist bridal shoot from One Stylish Day shot by Agnes Black featuring our delicious pieces.

“The vision for the shoot epitomised the One Stylish Day signature style; a design for a contemporary, style driven and minimalist couple who are willing to push creative boundaries, yet an underpinning air of complete elegance. The colour palette was kept to neutral, earthy shades with textures and tones being key to the look. The natural design in contrast with our modern, fearless and incredibly stylish Bride and a city centre space creates the perfect balance.”

The entire gorgeous shoot is featured over on Rock My Wedding so head over to take a look.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Photography by Agnes Black

Stylist One Stylish Day

Film McGill Sisters

Bridal Wear Halfpenny London

Make Up Amy George

Hair Alice Lindsay

Venue Tanzaro

Cake Cakes By Yolk

Flowers May Be May

Stationery Vine In The Wild

Chairs Chairman Hire

Model Boss Model Management

#OurWeekInPictures | November 5th - 11th 2018

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I’m working from home in Faversham today designing not one but two new collections. They are looking delicious! It’s such an inspiring environment to be in. The move out from London was such a huge decision but it has given me so much more room to think. It also make me hugely appreciate the days I am in London and the boutique, making them truly special.

Until next week!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Lovely Luciana | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Luciana married her new hubby Tim in a lovely ceremony at the Boconnoc Estate. With a little help from Knot & Pop’s consultancy service, Luciana and Tim’s wedding was full of beautiful details captures perfectly by wonderful photography duo, The Curries.

Luciana had looked high and low for the perfect dress and eventually found our Daffodil top and Ivy skirt combo. She looked every inch the Hollywood superstar!

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

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Photography by The Curries. View the full gallery over on Rock My Wedding here.

CREDITS

Initial Wedding Consultancy Knot & Pop

Venue Boconnoc 

Catering The Dartmoor Kitchen

Floral Design Grandirosa

Stationery Scotch & Bonnet

Shoes Dries Van Noten

Groom Paul Smith

Hair & MUA Nicola Pettitt

Bridesmaids Ghost

Flower Girls Made By Madara

Page Boys John Lewis

Groomsmen Marks & Spencer

Cake Nicky Grant

Music Down For The Count

Fireworks Celebration Pyrotechnics

Favours Creighton’s Chocolaterie

Bar & Games Hire The Prop Factory

Glassware Keeping It Vintage

Oliver | Our Dress of the Week

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Meet Oliver… The perfect figure-hugging, fit and flare dress if you want to show off your curves. We use the most gorgeous stretch Duchess, Oliver looks equally amazing worn on it’s own or under one of our separates or capes. It’s such a versatile piece. Just look how different it looks depending on how you style it. I love the idea of having one look for the aisle with a skirt or top then whipping that off and rocking the sexy Oliver dress on it’s own for the reception.

See the full Fly Me to the Moon collection here.