Hi, I’m Debbie Carlisle -
Halfpenny London, 10 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H 0JL
Kate Halfpenny is an award winning celebrity stylist and costume designer, who in 2005 launched her namesake bridal and couture collection Halfpenny London. Often described as an “industry secret”, Kate has designed for and styled celebrities including British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman, Kate Moss, Erin O’Connor and Emilia Fox. Kate’s dresses are hugely sought-
Visit www.halfpennylondon.com or call 020 3441 8894.
The White Room at 20 Norfolk Row, Sheffield, S1 2PA.
An innovative, elegant and contemporary bridal boutique created from a passion for people, rock and roll vintage loveliness, romance and all things wedding. Stockists of Jenny Packham, Halfpenny London, Cymbeline, Sassi Holford, Stephanie Allin, Suzanne Neville and Claire Pettibone.
Visit www.whiteroombridal.co.uk or call 0114 272 2336.
The White Closet, 204 Burton Rd, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LW
The White Closet celebrates women with independent style and creativity. The award-
Visit thewhitecloset.co.uk or call 0161 445 5678.
Cicily Bridal, 6 Bath Street, Ashby-
Cicily Bridal is a beautiful bridal boutique which offers a fabulous selection of gowns from designers including Stephanie Allin, Naomi Neoh, Charlie Brear, Lyn Ashworth, Augusta Jones, Paloma Blanca, Alan Hannah and Two Birds Bridesmaids.
Visit www.cicilybridal.com or call 01530 587336.
Coco & Kate Atelier, The Dovecote, Hatton Shopping Village, Warwickshire, CV34 8XA
Coco and Kate Atelier is a luxurious bridal boutique in a gorgeous setting which stocks a carefully chosen selection of gowns by Maria Senvo, Stephanie Allin, Watters and Wtoo.
Visit www.cocoandkate.co.uk or call 01926 257380.
Lamesley Bridal, 109 Broughton Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3RZ.
An upmarket vintage inspired bridal boutique in the heart of Edinburgh which specialises in individually hand-
Visit www.lamesleybridal.co.uk or call , 01315 566384.
Melle Cloche, 715 Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8QX
A beautiful wedding accessories boutique in Glasgow’s upmarket West End which prides itself on selling everything but the dress! Choose from a wide variety of headpieces -
Visit www.mellecloche.com or call 0141 3392982.
Lauren Sally is a hair and make-
Lauren specialises in wedding make-
I used gold glass bugle and seed beads to tone with Jen’s green/gold gown and sourced some vintage buttons to make the centrepiece to the leaf trio design.
I then sourced a different vintage centrepiece to create a gold Olivia comb which Jen’s mum wore to complement the bridal look when she walked her down the aisle.
I absolutely adore Kate Beaumont’s elegant vintage-
I first met Kate when she was planning her own wedding and she fell in love with one of my bridal hair combs. The Olivia headpiece was the perfect match for the slinky 1930s style gown she was making herself for her wedding.
March 13 -
Debbie Collaborates With Bridal Gown Designer To Create Elegant Vintage Gold Wedding Dress
As a bridal accessories designer I’m used to styling my pieces to complement a bride’s gown – but it’s something else entirely when a wedding dress designer asks me to collaborate on the creation of the dress itself!
Kate in the dress she made herself and my Olivia comb and veil.
Kate lives in the same part of Sheffield as me and we became firm friends, bonding over cups of tea, glasses of wine and our shared love of bridal design.
When Kate decided to set up her own business making wedding dresses for other brides I was honoured to be asked to help accessorise them in her photo shoots.
I have also had the pleasure of providing accessories for a number of Kate’s brides who had seen her own Debbie Carlisle headpiece on display in her studio.
One of these brides was the gorgeous Jen, who commissioned Kate to make her wedding gown. The pair of them played with the silver Olivia comb that Kate wore for her wedding and decided this style would make amazing cap sleeves for her dress – and that was when I got involved!
Jen with her mum (left) and bridesmaids.
Jen said: “Kate and I met to brainstorm ideas, before agreeing on a bespoke design in luxurious dark green/gold heavy satin, collaborating with Debbie Carlisle to make the gorgeously opulent capped sleeves.
“Kate is amazing, and she made me the most incredible dress. It was so glamorous, flattering and tuned to fit me perfectly. My Mum Catherine also wore a hairpiece matching the sleeve pieces on my dress.”
I think the result of our collaboration is a truly stunning and unique wedding gown with a really special vintage look.
And I also think that this may not be the last collaboration you will see between me and Kate this year, so keep your eyes peeled!