Wedding Fayre at Limelight
Sunday 28th April 2013
Select wedding dresses from our latest collections to be modelled for you on our catwalk while you relax, enjoy a glass of bubbly and chat to our bridal stylists.
11am - 3pm
Travel in style between Limelight and 315 in Cartwright's fabulous wedding cars
view displays byBoootiful CakesThe Vintage Flower CompanyEvents by FibreInvitations Emma Jones Handmade Designs Make-up & BeautyCouture Hair SalonNorma Dean PhotographyLinzi Jay Accessories
The ultimate personal bridal shopping experience.
On the 9th March 2013 Limelight will showcase the new collection Essense designer gowns for next season. You can book an appointment to try on dresses which will not be available in salons again until later in the year. Jen Eadie from Essense will be in attendance so you can discuss with her the inspiration, trends and styling the dresses in the collection.
There’s no better way to find your dream dress! This exclusive event has been planned for some time and is by appointment only, please book yours quickly. Many of the gowns at the show are designer show exclusives and will not be available after the event ends. Bring with you family or friends who are important to your dress buying decision because with the array of choices, the personal attention you will receive and the amazing 10% discount available at the show, there is an excellent chance you will want to purchase your dream dress that day.
Take a look at the Essense website and if there's a dress that inspires you, call us at the store on 01484 60518 and we'll make sure it's available for you to try on the Limelight catwalk on the day.
Meet the Designer at Limelight
Saturday 2nd February 2013
We are really excited to invite you to come to Limelight and meet the lovely Nicola Harvey–Rowley, designer of the fabulous Nicola Anne bridal label. She is bringing her new collection of amazing wedding dresses for you to try. Every gown is designed and handmade by a dedicated team of seamstresses in Hinckley, Leicestershire with exceptional attention to quality and detail. These superb gowns offer true value for money and are renowned for creating that perfect hour glass figure in soft subtle colours.
Nicola’s gowns have been featured on numerous occasions on TV, including:
GMTV’s first 'Bride of the year' on the London eye
BBC2 'it's not easy being green'
BBC3 'Don’t tell the bride'
Not only is Nikki extremely talented, she is a warm and friendly person who is keen to meet you. You will feel instantly at ease with her. She is more than happy to discuss your wedding gown requirements and and give personal styling advice from one of the most talented bridal designers in the UK.
This a unique opportunity for you to buy your wedding dress with advice from one of the UK's leading bridal designer and save money with 10% discount on any Nicola Anne gown ordered on the day!
Designer Days are very busy. To book an appointment with Nikki, please ring the store or email for an appointment as soon as possible.
Ian Stuart Designer Day at Limelight Occasions
It's official - Ian Stuart wedding dresses are simply breathtaking! We had a great girlie weekend showcasing Ian's amazing collections on our cat walk. Our appointment book was completely full and our brides completely spoilt for choice! Thank you so much to our close friend Tracy Goldsmith of Artic Storm for the fab photos she took of our two fun filled days and to our lovely model, Sophie, who we are delighted to welcome into our family!
We would also like to thank all our beautiful Limelight brides who bought gorgeous Ian Stuart gowns to wear on their wedding day! Here are just a few photos from the catwalk for now - obviously we don't want to give any secrets away so the others are under wraps until after the weddings!
Sophie models Ian Stuart Supernova 2013
All at Limelight just wanted to say thank you so much to Lindsey for her lovely post on face book and to all our beautiful brides who take the time to and trouble to review us, post and tweet about us or write to us - we can't tell you how much we appreciate your kind comments and we love to see your photos which we are very proud to put in a special album in our shop!
Don't Tell The Bride at Limelight Occasions
If you missed the amazing Terri choosing her dream wedding dress at Limelight on BBC3 in Don't Tell The Bride last night, you still have six days to catch it:
View highlights from the episode here:
Terri loved the figure hugging fairytale Rhapsodia from Ian Staurt's Killer Queen collection and she looked sensational on our catwalk. Limelight sends congratulations to Terri and Martyn and we wish them every happiness for the future.
Rhapsodia By Ian Stuart at Limelight as seen on Don't Tell The Bride BBC3
Limelight Goes Shopping for 2013 Bridal Collections
The Limelight team simply love wedding dress shopping. Jane, Linda, Steve and I had a wonderful time last weekend at the British Bridal Exhibition in Harrogate choosing next season's wedding dresses from the new collections by our amazing bridal designers. (We had to leave Haley at home this time because the latest addition to the family, Ethan Charlie, has just put in an early appearance!) Check out these incredible bridal gowns by Nikki at Nicola Anne. The amazing thing about these wedding dresses is that they are British designed and British made in the finest fabrics and yet are incredible value for money. Our choices range from £1,288 to £1,540!
We love the elegant romance of Dolce:
Dolce by Nicola Anne at Limelight for 2013
Jane and Linda were determined to add the amazing J'Adore to our shopping list:
J'Adore by Nicola Anne at Limelight for 2013
and Promise is pure vintage chic…..
Promise by Nichola Anne at Limelight for 2013
We can't wait to see Limelight brides in these fabulous dresses early in the new year!
Sorella Vita Bidesmaids by Essense of Australia
2013 Collection now at Limelight
Bring your bridesmaids to try our brand new 2013 Sorella Vita Bridesmaid collection This new label label by Essense of Australia is an absolute winner with our clients because the fit is superb! We have a large selection of gorgeous, full length, on trend styles and this latest collection includes fabulous short dresses all available in the colours of the season.
To book an appointment with Sorrella Vita at Limelight ring Huddersfield 01484 605185 or email email@example.com
Fabulous New Essense Dresses at Limelight
A huge thank you to Jennifer from Essense of Australia for bringing her new range of gorgeous gowns to Limelight last week. All our brides had a lovely time buying their wedding dresses and we loved the vintage lace with caramel detail and subtle sparkle. We are going to be sooooo spoilt for choice when we go Harrogate next week to choose Limelight's new dresses from the Spring 2013 collection!
Scroll down for our calendar of unmissable events from August to November 2012
JLM Occasions Bridesmaids Trunk Show
Saturday 10th November 2012
Bring your bridesmaids to see all the latest dresses from Jim Hjelm's fabulous occasions collection at Limelight. Try them on our catwalk and enjoy 10% discount on dresses purchased on the day!
The lovely Rachel, who was one of our wonderful sales consultants, until she was lured away to work with JLM will be at the store to give you her expert advice on styling, fabric, fit and colour options
As there are usually several bridesmaids per party, appointments are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Ian Stuart Designer Weekend
Sat 13th & Sun 14th October only
Enjoy a glass of bubbly and take advantage of the fabulous special offers available only to brides who purchase a gown during this weekend.
If you are planning to wear one of Ian Stuart's incomparable dresses on your wedding day, this weekend is the perfect opportunity for you to find your dream dress.
Limelight will be showcasing the amazing Supernova collection new for 2013. You will also be able to try other iconic dresses from previous collections and, if there is a particular dress you are longing to see, we will request it for you to wear on our catwalk.
Andalucia Ian Stuart 2013 Supernova Collection
Appointments to purchase from this extended selection are much sought after. Please book now to avoid disappointment. Tel 0484 605185
Essense Designer Day 25th August 2012 at Limelight
10% discount on fabulous dresses from the latest 2013 collection ordered on the day.
Select your wedding dress from the latest Essense bridal collection at Limelight before its official launch. This event is ideal for brides who love Essense gowns and are ready to make their decision. On the 25th of August you will have the opportunity to try the latest designs on our catwalk and order your dress with 10% discount.
Please note that this offer is limited to one day only and that these dresses will not be available again until the new year. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Limelight is delighted to have become a stockist of the fabulous, much sought after, Ellis bridal label!
We send our congratulations to Ellis for winning the coveted award of best bridal manufacturer 2012 at this season's prestigious Bridal Buyer awards. This gorgeous collection looks amazing our catwalk and is proving so popular with Limelight brides that we have already placed our order for this year's equally sumptuous Autumn collection.
This year Ellis celebrate 100 years in bridal manufacture! An early innovator in bridal wear, this family run business originated in London and revolutionised the bridal industry with its unique handcrafted designs.
It is wonderful that a century later, brides still love to wear this unique label on their special day. If you would like to be one of them, we would be delighted to welcome you at Limelight.
The gorgeous Neyda by Sophia Tolli. All out glamour and shimmering beading captures pure opulence in this mermaid silhoutte. Perfect if you want a red carpet look for your wedding day!!!!
We have just launched our fabulous new Prom Website. Please visit www.limelightprom.co.uk to see gorgeous prom and evening dresses with up to 50% off.
Part Time Sales Assistants Required
•· 19 fixed hrs per week including Saturdays.
•· Bridal/Menswear/Retail experience preferred
•· Location Lepton, Huddersfield
Limelight Occasions is a busy bridal boutique serving the entire bridal party. We require two part time sales assistants.
The successful applicants will be highly motivated with excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to work as part of highly efficient and creative team.
Limelight is proud to have won national retail awards this year and the successful applicants will be part of this winning formula. The roles to be filled are at the front line in customer service and store presentation. The right candidates will ensure that our excellent reputation, strong relationship with customers and sensational store presentation is maintained and improved.
Basic computer skills and good standards of English and Maths are required. Previous experience in retail or customer service is preferable. In addition to Bridal, we need one person to focus in menswear and one in our mother of the bride studio.
Wage: £6.50 per hour
If you have excellent people skills and are interested in joining the Limelight team, please send your CV and letter of application to:
Haley Guest, Limelight Occasions, 106 Wakefield Road, Lepton, Huddersfield, HD8 0ED
Closing date: Friday 14th October 2011
The Limelight team have had a fabulous three days buying new collections for 2012 at the annual trade fair in Harrogate! We are expecting fabulous new collections at the end of October from Ian Stuart and Nicola Anne. All our exisiting designers have excelled themselves for 2012. We can only describe the new collections as mouthwatering!
Date for your diary: one day only
Sale Sensation Sunday 2nd Oct 10am – 4pm
To make way for 2012 collections:
display dresses at prices you won’t believe
50% 60% 70% reductions
Book early to avoid disappointment
tel 01484 605185 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Stuart Arriving at Limelight
We are very excited to announce the arrival of dresses from leading bridal designer, Ian Stuart at Limelight. His 2012 Killer Queen collection will be in our store by the end of october. We cannot wait to see our brides in these amazing gowns on our catwalk! We are particularly proud to house these exclusive gowns because "The Collection Designed by Ian Stuart is sold exclusively to some of the finest bridal salons who have unparalleled reputations for service and ambience".
Renowned for his cutting edge designs, workmanship, quality and customer service, Ian Stuart has won numerous awards including 2010: Bridal Designer of the Year (Bridal Buyer Awards UK) 2008: Outstanding Contribution to the bridal Industry (Bridal Buyer Awards UK) 2004,2005,2006,2007 (Bridal Buyer Awards UK) 2004:The bride of the Year (Good morning television) 2002 Style Innovator (Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry USA) 2001: Rising Star (Design Excellence in the Bridal Industry USA) 1999:Best New Designer of the Year (Brides Magazine UK)
Date for your diary Limelight at 315
The Perfect Chance to plan your Wedding day!
Wedding Fair with Mosaic Magazine at 315 restaurant, Lepton on Sunday 18th September from 11am to 3pm.
Visit Limelight's stand and view the wonderful venue at 315. Meet all the suppliers of wedding services at the fair and, on your way home, call into the limelight store (two minutes from 315) to see our beautiful bridal rooms and meet our staff. Then, if you like what you see, book an appointment to come back and try on our stunning wedding dresses. We look forward to meeting you.
Date for your diary: Essense Designer Day Saturday 3rd September 2011
Preview the stunning 2012 wedding dress collection from Essense of Australia on the Limelight catwalk before the collection is offically launched to UK retailers. If you would like to be among the first brides to try on these gorgeous gowns please ring or email the store for details now as only a few appointments remain.
Nicola Anne Arriving at limelight
Inspired by period costumes in theatre and film, Nicola Anne Harvey's beautiful wedding dresses are handmade in England with exceptional attention to quality and detail.
Nicola has won numerous awards and her gowns have been featured on many occasions on TV including GMTV’s first 'Bride of the year' on the London eye, BBC2 ' It's Not Easy Being Green' and BBC3 ' Don’t Tell the Bride.'
We are overjoyed to announce that we won!
BEST NEW BRIDAL RETAILER
& BEST WEBSITE
Bridal Buyer Awards 2011
The Limelight team celebrated in style at the prestigious awards ceremony in Harrogate with Helen Bradley, (White Ash Creative) our wonderful website designer and Limelight suppliers Linzi Jay, JLM bridesmaids and John Charles Occasionwear - all three of whom also won awards. Thank you to the organisers and judges and to all our customers and suppliers who have encouraged and supported us. You have made all the hard work worthwhile!
BRIDAL BUYER AWARDS 2011
And the winners are.........
Tue, 15 Mar 2011
The annual Bridal Buyer Awards, now in their 10th year, are widely acknowledged as the most important and influential awards programme in the bridal industry. Recognising excellence in retail, design, manufacturing, innovation and export, the awards attract many thousands of entries who are judged, initially, on their ability to meet a rigid set of criteria.
The judging process itself is lengthy and complex, with three independent panels investing time and experience in assessing the category finalists. Retailer awards are judged by a team of industry suppliers with an overview from trade associations and the media; supplier award winners are picked by a panel of top-notch retailers, again with input from the relevant trade associations.
The glittering ceremony on 14 March, at a black tie dinner at the Harrogate Exhibition Centre, saw the coming together of the stalwarts of the bridalwear industry. Some 600 guests from across the UK, Continental Europe and the US joined forces to celebrate the best in the industry.
Directors Sue & Steve Brougham with Limelight website designer Helen Bradley - White Ash Creative
Managing Director Haley Guest with her grandfather Frank Lockwood who, at 85, continues to look after the Limelight building and grounds!
Limelight's wonderful team - bridal consultant Jane, menswear consultant Rachel
and our seamstress Alaina.
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Limelight now have a stunning range of 2011 Prom Dresses in stock. Head turning dresses in fabulous styles and colours from Hannah S and Tiffany, Crystal Breeze and Lou lou
Limelight will be holding an Augusta Jones Trunk Show on Friday the 25th and Saturday the 26th of February. This is an opportunity to view the stunning Augusta Jones 2011 collection in full. If you would like an appointment to try these fabulous dresses on the Limelight catwalk, book early to avoid disappointment!
Limelight are absolutely delighted to announce we are shortlisted finalists in the Bridal Buyer Awards for 2011 in two categories 'Best New Bridal Retailer' and 'Best Retail Website'. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Harrogate on the 14th of March.
Many thanks to staff, suppliers and clients.
Autumn Sale Extravaganza
23rd October - 6th November
To make way for the new season's collections
Gorgeous bridal gowns, bridesmaids dresses, Mother of the bride outfits and accessories will be on offer at up to 50% discount while stocks last
Items will be sold on a first come first served basis.
No appointments necessary on Sat 6th November.
Designers include Essense, Charlotte Balbier, Augusta Jones, Ritva Westenius, Stewart Parvin, Allure Couture, Lini Jay, Lou Lou, Watters & Watters & John Charles.
To view images of just some of the fabulous dresses to be included in the sale please click the sample sale tab.
For further details please email or contact us on 01484 605185
From September we are pleased to announce new opening times:
Monday to Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Late evening appointments available Wednesday & Thursday to 8pm
Limelight is delighted to announce that our samples from the latest Jim Hjelm Occasions Collection are on order and will be in store soon. The palette of colours in sumptuous taffetas, satins and chiffons is truly the best we have seen. An absolute must see collection for bridesmaids!
Saturday 17th April 2010
Limelight is delighted to invite you to meet renowned bridal designer Stewart Parvin. Stewart, who has a royal charter, will bring all the dresses from his latest 2010 White Label Collection for you to try and he will advise you on styling, fit and accessories to ensure that red carpet look for your wedding day. Stewart's only stipulation is that you have tried his dresses on before and are seriously considering ordering a Stewart Parvin gown. Appointments for this event are limited and only a few remain. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Saturday 6th March 2010
An opportunity to view the complete 2010 collection of stunning wedding dresses from this international label. Essense is renowned for its expert corsetry which gives that all important hour glass figure. If you would like an appoinment to try these fabulous gowns on the Limelight catwalk, book early to avoid disappointment!
A fabulous day was had by all at Limelight on Saturday 3rd October when ten of our lovely brides met leading designer Charlotte Balbier who helped them choose and style the dresses of their dreams. Our brides were among the first in the country to view Charlotte's 2010 collection which is hot off the catwalk and absolutlely sensational! We would like to say thankyou so much to Charlotte for making the day so special!
For more about Charlotte's day at Limelight check out her blog.Click here - www.charlottebalbier.blogspot.com
Limelight is delighted to announce the arrival of Charlotte Balbier's sensational new Latino wedding dress - Havana. This gorgeous gown won a coveted place on the front cover of Bride's magazine and has, since its arrival in our store, created great excitement among our clients! We would like to congratulate Charlotte on the design of this gown which is quite simply STUNNING!
Limelight was proud to present our gorgeous gowns in the fashion show at Crow Hill Country House, a beautiful wedding venue at Marsden, Huddersfield on Sunday 4th October. We would like to thank all our fabulous models and Anna Place, our wonderful choreographer, for staging the event so beautifully.
Sample the limelight experience with a glass of bubbly and a front row seat! Ask our models to put on dresses that you would like to view on our catwalk. This is a perfect way to explore the options and see which style of gowns you would like to try without the hard work. Visit our stunning bridal studio and meet our consultants at these relaxed and informal events with absolutely no obligation. For attending on the day you will receive a voucher towards your accessories.
Sunday 9th August 2009 10.30am - 12pm
*please note that our bridal previews are extremely popular events so please ring or email to book your seat. We regret that seats are limited to three per party.
Limelight Occasions is to holding a Charlotte Balbier Designer Day on Saturday 3rd October where Charlotte herself will be at the studio to advise brides and answer any questions. Fabulous wedding gowns from her 2010 collection will be at the studio. For more information please see the events page.
Sunday 26th April 11am - 4 pm
In Conjunction with I-Do Magazine
Limelight invites you to attend a wedding fayre at their unique and luxurious bridal studio
View gorgeous bridal gowns, striking bridesmaids dresses and formal menswear in our fabulous catwalk shows throughout the day
Meet experienced exhibitors who can guide you on all aspects of your big day
* Visage Hair and Make-up * Image Jewellery * Cartwrights Cars * Pure Bliss Beauty * Norma Dean Photography * Joanne Cakes * Tilly's Chocolates * Ambience Venue Styling * Sunnymead Designs * Shades of China * The Three Acres * Evolution Video * Rosie Willett Designs * Vic Watson Toastmaster * The Courtyard Cosmetic Dentistry * The Flower Shop
Limelight Occasions held the Prom Factor 2009 final at it's studio on Thursday 5th March. All shortlisted nominees were invited where they were provided with drinks and refreshments and fabulous music from Hollie Cooper and Josh Edge. The winners were Vanessa Crossley from Salendine Nook High school and Joseph Medlock from The Mirfield Free Grammar. Each runner up received a goodie bag with prizes donated from The Bodyshop at Home. Vanessa has won her dress and accessories and Joseph has won four suit hires and accessories from Limelight Occasions and Vanessa has also won a prom makeup package donated by Visage Hair and Makeup Design. Both winners have also won their transport donated by Cartwright Cars, a photo shoot donated by Norma Dean Photography and hair styles donated Halo Hair Design.
Limelight Occasions held a fabulous prom fashion show in February showcasing the glamours prom dresses on offer from designers including Lou Lou, Linzi Jay, Crystal Breeze and Tiffany Prom. Attendees were provided with Limelight cocktails and a sumptious chocolate fountain. Limelight would like to thank the models from the Kirklees Council Energise Dance and Drama Project.
Congratulations to our first Limelight Occasions clients, Mr and Mrs Taylor, who renewed their marriage vows in the Carribean, November 2008
On Thursday 5th March at 7pm, Limelight Occasions will be holding the Prom Factor 2009 final where 2 winners will be announced from an outstanding selection of young people who were shortlisted from the competition. The winners will receive their prom outfit from Limelight Occasions, a make over with hair from Halo and make-up from Visage, transport to their prom from Cartwright Cars and a photoshoot with Norma Dean. Entertainment will be provided by 2 young local musicians.
Throughout 2009 clients will be able to view the latest designs on our catwalk in unique Limelight style.