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Stunning Fiona | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Fiona married the love of her life in a gorgeous, emotional ceremony at Comrie Croft in May after they'd met at Uni and had a secret crush on each other for ages!  The venue fitted their laid-back wedding style perfectly.

Fiona wore our Iris rose dress, purchased from the lovely ladies at Priscilla Bridal, with hair by Louise Quinn and makeup by Cheryl Clark.  I adore the kilts and that epic ceremony arch!  There's so much to love about this fabulous wedding so go over and check out the full gallery over on photographer Loraine Ross's website here.

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

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xx

Beautiful Hannah | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Beautiful bride Hannah married her new husband, Oliver, on the 12th of August 2017 near Henley-on-Thames at St Botolph’s Church Swyncombe – a very special location for both the bride and groom. They then celebrated in style under PapaKåta tents for their garden wedding at Oliver’s parent’s home a short distance away. 

Their wedding is full of gorgeous details and special touches and we're thrilled that Hannah chose to wear our Iris Rose dress.

“After explaining what I was looking for, and what our wedding was going to be like (including the fact I was planning on going on a mile-long walk through the woods on the day), Kate picked it out for me to try. As soon as I put it on, I knew it was perfect. It is beautiful, elegant and timeless, but what I loved most was how I felt in it. It just felt so comfortable, and I knew I would be able to eat and dance as much as I wanted."

Congratulations to the happy couple!  We wish you all the very best in your new adventures together.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpennys xxx

Photography by Ruth Atkinson. See the full gallery over on Love My Dress.

Beautiful Meredie | A real Halfpenny London bride

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"From the moment I walked in the store I was welcomed with open arms from the beautiful Izie. The attention to detail, friendliness and reliability was outstanding.  I was lucky enough to meet Kate herself when I picked the dress up and that just topped it all off for me.   I find Kate’s vision, love of exquisite detail and friendliness so inspiring and exactly the sort of place I wanted to have an experience in! Relaxing, easy-going, inspiring and fun!  - definitely got me excited for what was to come!"

Stunning Jaye | A real Halfpenny London bride

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Gorgeous bride Jaye discovered us through our lovely stockist The White Room in Sheffield and we're so glad she did!  Jaye and Tom were married in St John’s Ranmoor Church after falling in love with its grandeur and beauty.
 
"I had only been to one shop prior to visiting The White Room and I had an idea in mind of the style of dress I was looking for, basically anything with a low back and relaxed feel. With the venue confirmed I wanted a dress that would be fitting for both locations and that would tie the two very different venues together – queue Kate Halfpenny and The White Room team. As soon as I slipped the Halfpenny Iris dress over my head, I knew it was the one. With the intricate and delicate French lace, the most beautiful and comfortable slip and cute belt to synch in the waist I was sold. It was really important for me to be comfortable on the day, I wanted to be able to eat a good meal and throw some serious shapes on the dance floor. The Halfpenny dress was the perfect mix of vintage elegance with a hint of princess…It felt simple yet eye catching and I felt beautiful. I added a long one layer silk tulle veil for the church and a flower halo for the evening and these two items transformed the dress perfectly for the two different environments."
 
Jaye kept her jewellery to a minimum but a key piece for her was a sapphire ring with a beautiful story behind it: 

"I have two sisters and when my Grandmother passed away she left each of us a ring; a diamond, a sapphire and a ruby. My middle sister, Gemma, lent me her sapphire ring for the day and this became my something old, borrowed, and blue and it went with the vintage feel of the dress perfectly. I also felt like my Grandmother was part of this special day."

Jaye and Tom's big day was full of love and laughter and everything was captured perfectly by photographer Devin Ainsle.  Head over to Rock My Wedding to see the full gallery.

Love,

Kate & the Halfpenny London team xx

Iris Rose - Our Dress of the Week

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Our wedding dress of the week is Iris Rose, an updated version of our Classic Iris dress (pictured below).  The Classic Iris features a simple, soft tulle skirt and this has been replaced with delicate full-length lace for Iris Rose.

This is one of my favourite dresses, she is quintessentially English with the shaped train of French Levers lace. If you’re getting married bare foot in a folly you can style the dress with a big soft English rose in your hair, or for a formal church wedding then try one of our Tilly Thomas Lux head bands with a cathedral veil.

You can also change the colour of the slip, Ivory or blush can make the look of the dress so different...

Love,

Kate & the Halfpenny London team xx