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Beautiful Esther | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Esther married her handsome hubby Asher in April this year. Esther is Australian-German and Asher is Chinese-Malaysian. The couple tied the knot in their church’s old fashioned hall. The florals are totally stunning and I’m not surprised given the couple’s inspiration…

“When we were describing our theme to our florist we said Wes Anderson meets Peranakan Chinese and turns out those were the magic words because we ended up with the most fantastic florals!”

Esther knew she wanted a Halfpenny London dress from the outset. She eventually chose our Breeze dress which she styled to perfection with out plain blossom top.

“My fiancé and I had been living in Oxford and my sister was living in London, so right before we moved back to Australia I asked my sister to come dress shopping with me. Halfpenny London was the first and only place I tried on wedding dresses because I knew from seeing the dresses online that they would be the one for me. I had one single appointment at Halfpenny London, two days before I moved back to Australia! My sister and I were so welcomed into the boutique. The experience was exactly what I wanted, fun, welcoming, professional and accommodating."

Esther was open minded about her dress but she knew one thing she didn’t want: a strapless dress! We hear a lot of brides say things they don’t want and my advice is to just try it! Even if you think you’ll hate it, just give it a go as you never know what might happen…

“Funnily, when I first started trying on dresses I said I wanted to try on everything but strapless dresses, but then strapless is what I ended up choosing! I loved the skirt of the breeze dress. It felt beautifully bridal, fun and modern all at once. How can one say no to a dress with pockets! When I tried it on I felt both beautiful and special but also just like my usual self at the same time.”

Esther completed her look with two peal barrettes in her hair and, of course, the most incredible flowers! They were a combination of Australian natives and some tropical features as a nod to Asher’s home of Malaysia and Esther’s childhood home of Singapore.

Thank you so much to Esther and Asher for sharing their beautiful images with us. We wish the newlyweds every happiness in their new adventures together.

Love,

Kate and the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Oli Sansom of Briars Atlas.

Stunning Marie-Eve | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Marie-Eve married her new husband, Richard, in a fabulous Scottish/Swiss fusion wedding in London. Keen to celebrate the couple’s heritage they decided to have a bit of both of their countries in their theme and chose the Caledonian Club in London as their venue and I especially loved to hear that Marie-Eve’s dad played traditional Swiss accordion!

Marie-Eve chose our Mayfair gown and looked every inch the modern princess!

“I was looking for a modern looking/fashion forward dress and thought the entire Halfpenny collection looked fabulous, it was difficult to make a choice. I loved the Daffodil dress at my first appointment and was going to buy it. But when I came to my second appointment, I saw the Mayfair which was new and just arrived in the boutique that Monday. I tried it on and didn’t want to take it off! It just felt right, I thought it was the most beautiful dress I had seen and loved the way I looked in it.”

I couldn’t agree more! Huge congratulations to Marie-Eve and Richard! We wish you a long and happy marriage!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Jessica Williams

Stunning Riki | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Riki married her new hubby Michael in may this year. The couple hosted a vibrant, fun wedding in the Algarve and it’s giving me epic wanderlust. Their big day was full of sunshine and colour and I love the balloon installation which they created as a statement piece of decoration.

Riki found her Halfpenny London outfit at The Wedding Gallery in Northern Ireland and had a lovely experience at our rockstar stockist.

“I was unsure if I even wanted to wear anything bridal so choose only to visit The White Gallery in Northern Ireland as it’s incredible! Halfpenny London is exclusively stocked by The White Gallery and I was sure that if I was going to be in bridal, that I’d be in Halfpenny London. I’ve long been a fan of Kate’s work as it embraces the more modern, individual bride. Rachel Morgan at The White Gallery is a true pro. She’s super stylish and has a great eye for what suits your style and body shape. With Rachel’s guidance, we created a look that was different yet felt very like me. I loved the beauty and intricacy of the Susie skirt and we worked to create a dramatic top with awesome sleeves that Halfpenny London absolutely delivered on.”

Riki decided against having any flowers and went for statement jewellery instead. Her neon pink Vivienne Westwood pearl necklace and Victoria Beckham bangles are so fun! She also wore her grandfather’s ring on a simple necklace and borrowed a solid gold chain link bracelet which her lucky charms were added on to.

After all, as Riki says: “More is more right….?”

Congratulations you two! Wishing you every happiness in your new adventures together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Luis Efigenio

Beautiful Juliet | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Our gorgeous bride Juliet and her hubby Nick said their “I do’s” in May this year. The couple wanted a fun, London wedding where their guests had a wonderful time and judging by the pictures that’s exactly what they did. Their big day was filled with love and laughter and I’m over the moon Juliet chose to wear Halfpenny London to walk down the aisle.

Beautiful Cindy | A real Halfpenny London bride

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I couldn’t wait to re-share these gorgeous pictures when photographer Luigi Reccia tagged us on facebook. This wedding has it all… a stunning couple, beautiful setting and fabulous fashion!

Beautiful bride Cindy married Antimo at Villa Baia Dei Caesars in a relaxed, fun ceremony followed by a huge party. The couple were joined by their family from all over the word and Luigi captured every moment in a stunning reportage style.

Cindy wore our Georgie skirt and Lenny cami from our exclusive Net-A-Porter collection and paired it with a killer pair of Malone Souliers heels. She looks utterly gorgeous!

Congratulations to the happy couple! Wishing them all the very best in their new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Luigi Reccia Fotografo

Second Photographer Paolo Salvatore Langella

Stunning Chloe | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Chloe married her new hubby, Ben, at Stoke Newington Town Hall followed by a reception at The Star Pub in Highgate. The wedding was full of personal touches and the couple really put their own stamp on the day.

I’m in love with the epic floral arch by Florescence, it’s truly spectacular, and Chloe’s Willow dress suits her down to a T. These beautiful pictures are by Caitlin + Jones and you can see the full gallery over on Rock My Wedding here.

Congratulations to Chloe & Ben! We wish you every happiness in your new adventures together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

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

Gorgeous Leanne | A real Halfpenny London bride

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I was thrilled to see beautiful bride Leanne’s wedding featured over on Love My Dress. Leanne had quite a journey in finding her dream dress… Her Halfpenny London Ivy skirt and Gordon top combo was actually her second wedding outfit. She’d had the first made by another designer but 10 days out from the wedding decided it wasn’t right for her so came to us instead. We pulled out all the stops to get Leanne’s outfit made in time for her big day and all that effort paid off as look how happy she is!

Read more about her story and see the full gallery over on Love My Dress.

I do love a happy ending! Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Film + Photography by MIKI Photo + Film Studio.

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

Beautiful Chloe | A real Halfpenny London bride

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I’m not going to lie… This wedding had all the girls in the office swooning. Stunning bride, handsome groom (in uniform no less!), a cool industrial chic venue and the oversized flowers of dreams!

Gorgeous bride Chloe married her new hubby Luke in December last year. The couple described their big day style as simple and classic, with an industrial edge. Their venue was just perfect for their metallics and monochrome colour scheme and I love the hint of marble!

Although Chloe was a little concerned about the prospect of dress shopping, I’m pleased to say she had nothing to worry about!

“Halfpenny was the only dress shop I visited! I first saw Halfpenny London at the Most Curious Wedding Fair at the Truman Brewery in 2017 & fell in love with a dreamy sequin skirt. I started following Halfpenny on Instagram after that & the obsession grew from there! I knew Halfpenny was very me so was never really interested in looking elsewhere!

My first appointment was so special! I took my Mom & two bridesmaids, my sister & sister in law, along. I am very particular so was prepared for this to be the most stressful shopping experience of my life, but it was far from it!”

Chloe chose the Willow dress which suited her and the style of her big day perfectly.

“Although I loved the sequin skirt I spotted at the wedding fare, after months of stalking the Halfpenny Instagram, it was the Andrea silk crepe skirt & Laura drape top I had set my heart on - although I did have quite a few screenshots of the back of the Willow that I just couldn’t stop looking at. I tried the Willow on first & got THE FEELING straight away! That threw me completely as I was convinced I would go for the skirt & top combination. After trying on a few picks from my mom & bridesmaids, along with pretty much every skirt & top in the store (everything was just so beautiful), my mind just kept going back to the Willow!  I loved how different the dress was to anything I had ever seen before (still to this day I have never seen anything quite like it!) & the back of the dress was just so spectacular!

Thank you so much to Chloe for the kind words and also to Luke for sharing these gorgeous images with us! We’re so pleased to have played a small part in your big day and wish you every happiness in your lives together!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by multi-award winning David Boynton Wedding Photography

Gorgeous Ruth | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Ruth and her gorgeous hubby tied the knot in September last year. Inspired by her Spanish heritage, Ruth captured the magic of the Andalusian countryside for her big day.

“It was authentic and rural with wild flowers and olive leaves everywhere. In the chapel, I tried to re-create the wedding scene from Baz luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet with candles everywhere.”

Ruth chose our Sarah dress as she was looking for something elegant and classic.

“Halfpenny was the only dress shop I visited, and it was the second dress I ever tried on. My stylist quickly picked out about 5 dresses and her enthusiastic energy instantly made me feel at ease. I was a bit anxious but within 10 mins I got into it and felt amazing when I left. The boutique is pretty and cozy inside. I chose the Sarah dress because I wanted something very simple – that would just fall off my frame. I felt like a movie star in it. From the moment I put that dress on, I knew it was the one. My mum’s eyes started watering and I felt gorgeous in it. I felt on a natural high and could imagine walking down the aisle in it.”

Thank you for sharing your gorgeous images with us Ruth! You looked wonderful and we wish you and your hubby all the very best in your new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Momento Bodas Fotografia

Beautiful Dorothée | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Our beautiful bride Dorothée tied the knot with the love of her life last summer in a gorgeous seaside wedding in south Bretagne, France.

Dorothée found her Halfpenny gown at out mega stockist in Paris, Metal Flaque. She saw the Jessica dress online and it was love at first sight… After being stressed she wouldn’t love it as much when she tried it, she tracked it down at Metal Flaque and luckily fell in love with it in person too!

Congratulations to you and your gorgeous hubby Dorothée! We wish you every happiness in your new lives together.

Félicitation pour votre mariage, l'équipe d'Halfpenny London se joint à moi pour vous souhaiter le meilleure dans votre nouvelle vie à deux.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Christophe Pasteur

Beautiful Harriet | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Harriet married her lovely hubby Drew in December last year. As the couple were getting married on Dartmoor National Park in the depths of winter, they decided to embrace the elements with a dark green colour scheme, a dress that would sway in the wind and lots of gorgeous winter flowers.

Harriet wore separates over an Iris slip to create her own unique look and we had so much fun during the appointment putting it together!

“I was very lucky and found my dream dress at Halfpenny London very quickly – it was the second (and last) dress shop I visited.  I had a particular style I was looking for which naturally narrowed down the designers I visited. Kate was amazing! Throughout the fitting it became apparent that there were certain elements of different dresses I loved. Kate threw the various items together and suggested a sash. As soon as I stepped out in the dress, I knew it was the one! I knew because of the way I felt in it – I felt like a princess and the prettiest I had ever looked. Also the look on my sister’s face gave away that it was the one!”

By combining the Iris Jacket and slip with a tulle skirt and Duchess satin sash, Harriet was able to experiment with combinations throughout the day.  The Iris Jacket has such exquisite detail and allowed Harriet to show off her back whilst still giving the appropriate amount of coverage for a church wedding and I love how she wore the Iris slip and sash for dancing in the evening!

Thank you to Harriet and Drew for sharing these stunning pictures with us. It’s always an incredible moment seeing how a couple’s vision comes together on their big day. Huge congratulations to the happy couple and we wish you all the love in the world!

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Clare Kinchin

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 Amy | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Amy and her lovely hubby tied the knot in a cosy and rustic countryside festival wedding full of personality and gorgeous Scottish touches.

“My husband is Scottish so we definitely wanted the wedding to include some of his Scottish traditions. But mainly, with it being a summer wedding and what with us both coming from very creative families, we wanted a very relaxed, rustic, country, festival theme.”

Amy found her Halfpenny London gown at one of our mega stockists. She decided on a Violet lace dress with a custom ivory silk slip.

“I have always loved Halfpenny dresses. Innovative, stylish, feminine and effortlessly chic, natural looking and oh so pretty. I have always loved lace and in my opinion, Halfpenny is the land of lace! I loved the idea of the layering that came with The Violet dress, the low back and the sweeping and feminine neckline. The train was also lovely and not too high maintenance for a grassy/summer wedding.

As soon as I saw the Violet, I never went back. it was everything I had dreamed for in one dress and to have my own custom silk slip underneath made it extra special. I looked in the mirror and felt luminous. Once I put it on, I could not imagine wearing anything else and I immediately felt like me on my best day. I could also move in it which was very important for me as I would have hated to have felt uncomfortable, like I could not move freely on the big day!”

I’m so in love with Amy’s choice of bouquet and her exquisite, bespoke engagement ring with it’s stunning emerald stone influenced her choice of accessories.

Massive congratulations to the happy couple! We wish you all the love in the world in your new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Images by Tom Smith

Gorgeous Anna | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Anna and her new hubby tied the knot in December last year. Their big day was a relaxed, countryside celebration surrounded by their nearest and dearest. Being a wedding planner herself, Anna has seen lots and lots of wedding dresses so she wanted something completely different that she really felt like herself in, eventually deciding to go with our sequinned Celine skirt, Oliver corset and Toby top.

“Susie was so lovely and made everyone feel so relaxed. She ‘got’ my style almost instantly and was so great and bringing out different combinations for me to try that she thought I’d love. My best friend pointed out the Celine skirt and I really wasn’t sure before I tried it on. But the second it was on I fell in love – it was so beautiful and so elegant – exactly what I wanted. We tried a few versions of the corset top before I got the right one but the team were so great at altering and trying different things!  I just knew [it was ‘the one’]! It was simple, elegant, not too ‘weddingy’ and felt so me.”

I’m absolutely thrilled Anna found her dream dress at Halfpenny London. Huge congratulations to the happy couple! We wish you every happiness in your new adventures together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Images by Matt Porteous

Stunning Stacey | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Stacey and her gorgeous hubby tied the knot in August lat year in a classic, romantic wedding with a gorgeous blush colour scheme. Stacey had tried some dresses before coming to visit us but struggled to find exactly what she was looking for.

“Before visiting Halfpenny London, I visited two boutiques and tried on some beautiful dresses, but I didn’t ‘feel’ like me. I struggled to find something that was ‘classic’ but not boring, subtly sexy and still appropriate for a Catholic church wedding. The [Halfpenny London] boutique has a wonderful warm and cosy feel that puts you at ease the moment you step in the door. I felt like a little girl again playing dress up. I wanted to try on every dress in there and I still do!”

Stacey chose our Charlotte dress which was the perfect choice for her.

“I wanted a dress that was romantic, effortlessly elegant but still ‘cool’. The luxurious Italian silk draped so beautifully; it was dramatic without being too ‘fussy’. As soon as I tried it on I felt an emotional connection with the dress. I finally felt like a bride and I knew it was a dress that Giuseppe, my husband-to-be, would instantly recognise me in. The Charlotte dress doesn’t need any ‘bling’, but I did accessorise it with a cathedral length ‘blended’ veil (also form Halfpenny), the most comfortable Jimmy Choo shoes, a tiara from Dolecka and jewellery from my aunt as my ‘something borrowed’.”

Congratulations to the happy couple! Best wishes in your new lives together from all of us at Halfpenny London.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx 

Images by one of our favs, Benjamin Wheeler

Beautiful Emma | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Emma and her lovely hubby tied the knot last August in a relaxed, yet glamorous city wedding. Their ceremony was at Leicester Cathedral followed by a short walk through the city to a Victorian pub, King Richard III. Their reception was very laid back and felt like a wonderful party! The couple treated their guests to homemade sloe gin favours and bespoke cocktails.

A self-confessed perfectionist, Emma worried finding her dream dress would be tricky. Esme was one of the first dresses she tired and, although she loved it, she felt like it had been too easy! She kept looking and eventually decided to go back and try it on again. Once she did, she knew it was the perfect dress for her. She cancelled the rest of her appointments and bought the dress there and then. I’m so glad because she looks incredible in it and I honestly can’t imagine her in anything else.

Emma accessorised her dress with a silk sash tied round her waist in a bow and a barely-there, cathedral length veil. Her gorgeous earrings are by Tilly Thomas lux and her statement lip is to die for!

Congratulations to the happy couple. I wish you every happiness in your new lives together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Images by Lee Garland