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Beautiful Briony | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Briony married her new hubby Mark in December last year. The couple wanted to celebrate both their backgrounds so chose to be married in an English style cottage garden at Lion Gate Lodge in the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney followed by a reception at the Quay Restaurant on Sydney Harbour.

“The English garden was a nod to Mark being English and I was born and lived in Sydney until I moved to the UK to be with Mark. Sydney Harbour was also an opportunity to show Sydney at it’s best to our friends and family who had travelled to celebrate with us. It was relaxed but also elegant and was a great party with lots of time for dancing.”

Briony knew she wanted something ‘a little bit different’ for her big day and wasn’t having any luck. Our boutique was her third and final destination – definitely third time lucky!

“[My appointment] was 4.30pm on a Friday afternoon after a particularly stressful day at work. It was just so relaxed and informal that I knew instantly I wanted to buy my dress from Halfpenny. I tried on a number of different styles and combinations – I loved the Maribou skirt but wanted it full as opposed to A-line and the Halfpennys said that was possible with the addition of the pewter waistband which added some ‘bling’. The Daffodil top was flattering and matched the skirt perfectly. I walked out so happy and couldn’t believe I had to wait 6 months until I could actually try it on again!

I loved the fabric of the skirt in particular – it had the wow factor because of the feathers and I’m known for my love of sparkle and sequins so it was just perfect. I could not wipe the smile off my face and was just desperate to get to the wedding day so I could wear it. As my mum and my bridesmaids were in Australia they didn’t get to see me in the dress until the actual wedding day – this made it extra special as it was somewhat a surprise to them too.”

Briony completed her look with a crown and earrings from Tilly Thomas Lux, Jimmy Choo shoes and gorgeous flowers by Red Fragrance Floral Design to match the couple’s pink and rose gold colour scheme. She looked absolutely epic on her big day and I’m so thrilled we were able to play a part in her wonderful day. Wishing the newlyweds every happiness in their new lives together!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by David Campbell

Lovely Lilli | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Lilli and her new hubby Ross tied the knot in September last year. They flew to Italy for an incredibly romantic and whimsical elopement.

Lilli and I actually have a personal connection through one of my friends so when I heard she was getting married I was delighted to help her find her dream dress. Lilli wanted a real fairytale moment and the pairing of the off-the-shoulder Daffodil dress and Dita Dandelion skirt ticked all the boxes.

“As we chose to elope in Italy I really wanted to feel like a princess so pairing the two pieces together represented that perfectly. I then had a reception in California where my husband is from where I wore the skirt and one reception in Vancouver where my family is from and wore the dress. It was so special to wear all of them for each occasion.”

I adore how Lilli changed up her outfit for events surrounding her wedding. It’s one of the things I love about creating separates, that brides can be so versatile and do their own thing.

Lilli is radiant in these beautiful images by Gabriele Fani Photographer and that stunning scenery is giving me very itchy feet...!

Huge congratulations to the newlyweds! We wish them every happiness in the world.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Stunning Hannah | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Hannah married her beau in October last year. The couple tied the knot in the Catskills in upstate New York in a pair of beautiful, restored barns. The ceremony and cocktail hour were outside, set against the stunning foliage that the area is known for in October, letting the beautiful natural setting be the main focus.

Hannah chose the Daffodil top and Ivy skirt which she purchased from our lovely stockist, The One Bridal Boutique in NYC.

“I had been to a few appointments before but hadn’t found any dress that I was in love with. My sister in law actually found Halfpenny on Instagram and sent me a photo of a dress noting there was a boutique in NYC that carried the brand. I called Sue at The One without realising she wasn’t even open yet, and she let me come in and try the dresses on. I was her very first customer!

I chose the Daffodil top and Ivy skirt. I wanted a unique dress that also had a beautiful and classic silhouette and the pairing of these together was the perfect combination. I loved the shape and how comfortable the two pieces were together. The fringe brought a more relaxed, fun and whimsical element to the dress, given the rustic setting of the wedding I didn’t want anything too stuffy or rigid in material and style.“

I’m completely in love with Hannah’s entire wedding! Everything from the autumnal flowers to her burgundy velvet Aquazzura pumps. Delicious!

Congratulations to the happy couple and we wish you every happiness in your new adventures!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Elena Wolfe

Beautiful Nic | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Our gorgeous bride Nic and her lovely hubby Olly tied the knot in September this year in a stunning church ceremony. The couple wanted the wedding to be a real reflection of both their personalities and I think they’ve succeeded spectacularly.

“Our main aim for the wedding was to be a reflection of us both, so in some respects the styling of the wedding was a bit of a mix-match, but this reflects my own personal style in fashion and interior style too. Our home is a mix-match of colour, textures, patterns and style so I didn't have strict rules about everything matching for the wedding, I have a good eye for putting different things together and knowing they will work together in the end.”

Nic chose our Daffodil Top, and Ivy Skirt for her big day and she is a Halfpenny bride through and through!

“I was both excited and super nervous about finding THE dress. I love fashion, I'm really particular about my own style, and with doing a lot of styling for my job, I knew the pressure was on to find something amazing and maybe unexpected! I bought my dress form The White Room Bridal in Sheffield. They love the Kate Halfpenny dresses there, they were so knowledgeable about the brand that it felt like I was getting the full Halfpenny experience.”

“I never expect to end up with a top and skirt but I loved the end look. The dress was so comfy, so stylish and so unusual. It ticked every box for me. I actually saw a photo of my dress on Instagram and I had a really strong feeling that would be the one, and it was love at first sight. I adored it on the hanger and even more so when I tried it on."

I love Nic’s choice of paired back colour scheme and that amazing bouquet! Receiving my brides’ wedding pictures never fails to thrill me and this wedding was just so special.

Congratulations to the newlyweds! We wish you every happiness in your new adventures together!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Ruth Atkinson

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

Daffodil | Our Wedding Dress of the Week

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Our new Daffodil dress is super popular already with the bride that wants a simple chic alternative to a strapless gown.  The off the shoulder shape is so flattering and the twist adds just the right amount of detail without taking away from the simplicity of the silhouette.

Daffodil is available with a fitted or fuller skirt, or as a top and a separate, beautiful skirt.

See the full The Garden After the Rain collection here.