Real Wedding Spotlight: Faye and Jim’s Alternative Wedding- Halfpenny London

The National Wedding Show  Team (#TNWS) have gone behind the scenes on Faye and Jims alternative East London Wedding. We get a glimpse at those all important big day details, and a little insight into how to big day came together. I think you will agree Faye makes the most beautiful bride in her Halfpenny London Wedding Ensemble (See the latest Halfpenny London dresses grace the Catwalk at this weekend’s National Wedding Show at London Olympia) and it sure looks like one hell of a wedding!

(All photos: The Chronicles of Photography visit their website by clicking this link)


‘It all started with the feel of the venue…. We really
wanted a urban venue that was a little rough around the edges’

We started originally looking at abandon warehouses and old derelict buildings, but with the hire of the venue
alone it was looking to be very pricey. Then we found Stour Space which had the warehouse vibe
we were looking for along with the catering and bar. After we found the venue the decorations fell
into place from there.


 ‘One of my Bridesmaids gave me the photo of
my nan to carry on my flowers. I lost her a while
ago and it was really special to have
her with me on our big day’




I choose a skirt (the Suzie skirt) and camisole slip from Kate Halfpenny of Halfpenny London.
The outfit I wore is normally worn as a skirt with a full length slip underneath but I
didn’t want that for my big day. I had the slip cut into a camisole top and I wore
nude knickers so you could see a hint of leg through the skirt! 



 We wanted the day to be highly visual. Everything that we picked for the
day wasn’t around a particular theme but because we liked it all. We honed in on
the things that meant something to us, and ensured we there weren’t too many
elements to it, if it didn’t fit with everything else we didn’t do it.
We didn’t want it to look disjointed and random.

Table Plan318

The Details of Faye and Jim’s big day…

The Dress ~ Halfpenny London (The Suzie Skirt & Cami)
The Shoes ~ Maison Valentino (Rock Stud Sandals)
Pre-Wedding Venue: Town Hall Hotel and Apartments,Bethnal Green
The Ceremony venue ~ Stoke Newington Town Hall
The Reception venue ~ Stour Space, Hackney
The Flowers ~ Paula Gibson Flowers
The Suit ~ Bespoke
The Photography ~ Valentine Papini Teuma, The Chronicles of Photography