Well, this Recommended Supplier, Halfpenny London veil is just the cherry on top of this exquisite day! Black tie dress code? Tick. Rural French Chateau venue? Tick. Elegance and style? Double tick! Going for an old Hollywood glam vibe throughout their wedding, Jess & Tom wanted to tailor their day down to the smallest detail, so found a venue that allowed for total flexibility. And, even though the weather wasn’t totally on their side, it didn’t matter, because their day was totally gorgeous regardless! We absolutely love Jess’s change of dress during the reception, meaning she could dance the night away (even in those delicious platforms).

Halfpenny London veil for old Hollywood styled wedding

Rock My Wedding really helped us find suppliers and Google! Our wedding planner was also fantastic in connecting us to local suppliers, as there aren't many in that region of France.

Jess & Tom


They are my favourite photos of the day, and really captured the pure happiness of the moment. We weren't sure if it was going to work, and whether people would want to sing... but people really sang their hearts out. A real pinch me moment!


Lean on your friends and family for help & advice... that's what they're there for! And come up with a plan B as soon as you can, but also try to remain optimistic if you're worried about Covid restrictions.


I wanted to feel comfortable and dance freely in the evening, so I wore a short white sequinned dress I've had for a few years, complete with platform shoes for added fun. I'm so glad I did - it really meant I could feel comfortable and let loose after the dinner!

A black tie dress code is always a good idea, and allows for your guests to truly get dressed up on the day!

Our black tie dress code and the picturesque chateau in rural France made the setting quite formal, yet the day felt relatively unplanned, informal and improvised. Things went wrong on the day; the weather, timings were often off... but it really didn't matter because we could feel how happy everyone was to be in a room full of people again - and in France! We wouldn't change a thing.

Jess & Tom

If you love this Halfpenny London veil, then you’ll love their gowns even more! Why not take a look at this beautiful Cornwall wedding, complete with a Halfpenny London gown? Just to ensure you know exactly what to expect from this fabulous supplier. 

Ella Turner

Written by Ella Turner

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Venue: Chateau de Poudenas | Videographer: Julien Granier Films | String Quartet: Laura Springham, Ensenble Obbligato | DJ: George Jonathan | Saxophonist: Phil The Sax | Florist: Le Coeur Sauvage | Catering: My Wedding Catering | Drink: L'alamboutic | Hair Stylist: Alexia Bigaud-Morin | Makeup Artist: Kaylor Wright | Veil & Bridal Gown: Halfpenny London | Evening Gown: Retrofete | Bridesmaids Gowns: Pretty Lavish Bridal | Tilly Thomas Lux: Hair Crown & Slides | Earrings: Deborah Blyth via Wolf & Badger | Grooms Suit: Suit Supply | Wedding Planner: Madame Coquelicot | Furniture Hire: Be Lounge | Decor & Hire: Maison Options | Neon Sign: Bag And Bones

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