Fashion: Halfpenny London

Here at Wedding & Travel we always love scooping out the most beautiful bridal designs around, and today we introduce you to Kate Halfpenny, an award-winning stylist and costume designer based in London.

Often described as an “industry secret”, Kate Halfpenny has dressed many of our favourite celebrity style icons such as Kate Moss and Rihanna. But somewhat different from her edgy apparel collections, Kate Halfpenny’s signature look for her bridal collections are strongly influenced by the vintage style and often feature luxe and sensual pieces crafted from the lethal combination of satin and lace.

From the lookbook images we see, Kate Halfpenny has certainly put her styling chops to good use in creating these breathtaking pictures below! We especially loved how she put together these cinematic and atmospheric scenes with her bold and imaginative use of flowers and choice of a muted colour palette.

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For Kate Halfpenny, 2015 is also the year of the backs, in terms of trends for wedding dresses. As such, we see a generous interpretation in her collection, with a large number of dresses that feature illusion backs or beautiful deep low backs. Kate Halfpenny also tosses up a twist we love in her designs with embellished backs — a low-back design embellished with a flower belt — how dainty is that!

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And perhaps, another reason why we love Kate Halfpenny is the fact that she has a section on her website that features real brides in her wedding dresses. (You can see some of our favourite picks below.) Now you don’t have to worry about over-stylised images that do not translate into real life. And that, we must say, is good news for all our brides.

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All images from Kate Halfpenny website.