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I bought my Halfpenny London dress and veil through the Ellie Sanderson boutique in Oxford on a designer day. It was great to have Kate, in addition to the lovely people at the boutique, helping me to choose! The dress, 'Iris Rose', was the first one I tried on. 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.