Gorgeous Sarah | A real Halfpenny London bride

Our gorgeous bride Sarah married Tom in August last year in a laid back garden ceremony.

“We had the wedding in Tom’s parents’ beautiful back garden in Worcestershire.  Tom grew up there and it’s such a special place with stunning views of the Cotswolds. We didn’t even consider any other locations, although we did have our civil ceremony in Edinburgh ten days before the ‘big wedding’ – it’s my hometown and I really wanted us to be legally married in Scotland. I had a clear idea in my mind of how I wanted the day to look and feel.  This became known (only half-jokingly) as ‘The Vision’.  The main priority was that we wanted to make the most of the garden and the incredible view.”

“I wore a mini-dress for our civil ceremony so I wanted to take the opportunity to wear a big, show-stopping dress but I still wanted to feel like me and stay true to my own style.  I went to the first appointment at Halfpenny with my friend Caroline.  I loved all the dresses but when I tried on the Esme and Caroline said I looked “like an adult ballerina”, I was sold.”

“Esme is made from the most beautiful fabric and the top layer is floral embroidered organza which was unlike anything I’d ever seen before.  I loved the fitted bodice, the low back and the amazing organza train which the sun shone through beautifully on the day.  I added spaghetti straps and a little belt to highlight the waist.  It was absolutely perfect.”

To complete her big day outfit, Sarah wore a silk flower crown by Florrie & Eve by Nadia di Tullio and we adore her entire look.

Huge congratulation to Sarah and Tom from all of us at Halfpenny London.  We wish you every happiness in the world.


Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Photography by Lisa Carpenter. See the full gallery over on Love My Dress.