LAST UPDATED:  6th February 2014 at 8:20am

We teamed up with Kate Halfpenny, bridal designer and celebrity stylist extraordinaire, to answer your deepest, darkest bridal style questions. Here are your questions and her expert answers...

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Question: Is it okay for the bridesmaids to wear their hair however they like or should they all match?

Answer: "Absolutely no matching hair, it's all about creating individual identities within the hair even if all the dresses match. However its really important that the make up has continuity, for example all 11 of my bridesmaids wore a bold red MAC 'Lady Danger' lip!"

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Q: What dress style suits a larger bust? Am nervous to go strapless!
 
A: "Cowl necks are very forgiving on ample bosoms; the soft silky drapes conceal a multitude of things. Try putting emphasis on a nipped in waist or other area you may prefer. A strapless dress will more than likely emphasise a bigger bust."

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Q: I am getting married in Barbados & unsure what to wear in my hair - to veil or not to veil?  
 
A: "To veil, whenever else are you going to wear a veil? They are so romantic. Find a soft silk one, edged with a fine border of French lace and you won't look back. Enhance the veil by adding local fresh flowers!"

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Q: I have a low back wedding dress but want to show off my long hair - what hairstyle shall I go for?

A: "There's nothing more elegant and romantic that a side chignon, tucked neatly into the curve of the neck. You can always pin fresh flowers into the hair or if you like sparkle, add a diamante comb."

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Q: What should a bride that has tried on many, many dresses and has not yet found "the one" do next?

A: "Go back to the very beginning and work out what your unique style is. Perhaps you are looking in all the wrong places, and trying to find something that is different to style that would normally suit you that is taking you out of your comfort zone. You don't suddenly have to look like someone else on your big day, so work out what it is that you love about the clothes that you wear and find designers that have dresses that emulate those styles but in a bridal way." 

SEE KATE HALFPENNY'S WEDDING PICTURES

If you haven't already, be sure to take a look at our Style feature in the March/April issue of Brides where Kate shows us how her real-life brides used her bespoke Annabel skirt to create totally unique looks. 

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LAST UPDATED:
  24th January 2014 at 11:20am

Kate Halfpenny is one of those bridal designers that makes you really want to get married a hundred times over. And her designs are so stylish and interchangeable that you could do it without repeating looks!

SEE HALFPENNY LONDON'S BRIDAL DRESSES

Her feminine and very wearable designs, all with an emphasis on intricate detail, embellishment and lace, have proved a huge hit with brides since she opened her Bloomsbury bridal boutique last year.

Add to that her celebrity styling knowledge (she's dressed everyone from Kate Moss to Daisy Lowe), and she's a fashion goldmine! 

We're giving you the chance to ask Kate herself your deepest, darkest, most puzzling bridal style questions.

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Simple tweet @BridesMagazine your question using #AskKateBrides and we'll get her to answer them.

Not only will Kate be solving your bridal doubts, but she will also pick her favourite question and the bride-to-be who wins this accolade will also receive a charming Halfpenny London gold charm necklace! (pictured)

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Send in your bridal style questions to @BridesMagazine using #AskKateBrides by 12 February 2014 for your change to have Kate answer it for you.

Halfpenny London; No.10 Woburn Walk, Bloomsbury, London, WC1H OJL; www.halfpennylondon.com