Beautiful Rebecca | A real Halfpenny London bride
Our gorgeous bride Rebecca married Chris, the love of her life, in July this year. Rebecca is half English and half South African, so it was important to the couple that both cultures were represented (Chris is English but loves spending time in South Africa) so they embraced a loose theme of “English eccentricity meets South African frivolity”!
Rebecca chose our Daisy dress with feather sleeves during a spontaneous, last minute appointment!
"My grandmother was visiting from South Africa and only in London for a day or two. We had just been to another dress shop and I was treating her to lunch and a glass of Champagne for her birthday. As we were discussing dresses over lunch I showed her a picture of the Daisy dress on my phone and she absolutely loved it – I think she described it as “young, fun and frivolous”. We called Halfpenny from the restaurant and, luckily, they had an appointment available that afternoon, so we jumped in an Uber and headed over.
"I chose the Daisy dress with feather sleeves and a mid-size satin sash. I loved how comfortable and easy to wear the Daisy dress was; it was simple and elegant but I could jazz it up with the feather sleeves and jewellery. It was a lot more fun than the other dresses I had tried on and I liked that it felt young and frivolous. The satin sash cinched in my waist nicely and had a beautiful bow at the back, which added a nice romantic touch.
"I think the way we went about booking the appointment – it was all so spontaneous and funny – made it feel like it was meant to be. I’ve always admired my grandmother’s sense of style so if she approved I knew it must be a winner! It was very unique and I thought that, while my guests would never have pictured a dress like this ahead of the day, they would also think it was very me once they saw me in it. It also matched our eccentric venue well."
Rebecca finished off the look with a gold and labradorite headpiece she found on Etsy and a 95-year-old lace veil that her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother had all worn on their wedding day. Stunning!
Congratulations to the happy couple and we wish you all the very best in your new adventures together!
Kate & the Halfpennys xx
Images by Travers & Brown photography