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We really enjoyed meeting bridal designer Karen Willis Holmes in London recently. Rushing around White Gallery buying new wedding dresses for Limelight, we were stopped, literally, in our tracks by Karen’s amazing KWH beaded bridal gowns. We got chatting and we were delighted to discover that Karen, who emigrated down under, hails originally from God’s own county – that’s Yorkshire – for anyone who was wondering! Karen’s amazing bridal labels are now set to take the international stage. With bridal boutiques in Australia’s major cities, including Sydney, she has just opened a flagship store in New York. Limelight Occasions is very proud to become one of her first stockists in the UK!


KWH beaded wedding dresses are utterly breathtaking. Inspired by metropolitan influences have retain a vintage feel that is opulent and sophisticated. KWH bridal gowns are perfect for the style concious bride  looking for something a little different that makes a beautiful statement. Increasingly brides are looking for dresses to be delivered within a very short time frame. KWH, unusually in bridal, holds stock of their dresses and can usually deliver in a matter of two or three weeks. How brilliant is that?

We love love love this KWH Elvina bridal gown which oozes 1930s Hollywood glamour  and can’t wait to see our brides wear it on the Limelight catwalk!

Rosetta is equally gorgeous with a shimmering figure hugging bodice and ruffled waterfall chiffon skirt, sensational in the city or for an exotic destination wedding.

Check out the amazing leaf bead work between the bodice and the skirt. That’s what we love about KWH  – the amazing attention to detail, the shimmer and the subtle sparkle, not to  mention the stunning silhouettes!

We particularly love the gorgeous movement in the chiffon skirt and the delicacy of the beaded bodice of the Jamie dress – so pretty  – so chic – so must have!

From Australia and New York  to Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield! If you love these amazing gowns as much as we do contact us at or call us on 01484 608185 for an appointment. 

KWH wedding dresses will be available at Limelight from midsummer. We look forward to meeting you. 

Ian Stuart at Victoria and Albert Museum, Wedding Dresses 1775 - 2014 Exhibition 3rd May 2014 to 15th March 2015. Ian Stuart at Limelight Occasions. Flowerbomb wedding dress by Ian Stuart, Coco Rico wedding dress by Ian Stuart at Limelight Occasions, vintage wedding dresses, history of wedding dresses,

We always knew there was something extra special about Ian Stuart’s incredible wedding dresses so its great news to hear that he has been invited to exhibit at the at the Wedding Dresses exhibition 1775 -2014 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. This must see exhibition showcases 70 wedding dresses and accessories and has already travelled 46,425 miles to four international venues with 240,000 visitors. It opens in London on the 3rd May 2014 and features Ian’s show stopping wedding gown – Flowerbomb.

This amazing dress flatters the figure with a rouched bodice embellished with crystals and beads. The skirt and train are a confection of tulle and lace flowers in delicate pastel shades – pure Ian Stuart – pure romance!

Now that’s a wedding dress! We are delighted that Ian has revamped this gorgeous gown in the form of Cocorico for this bridal season. The figure flattering bodice remains with the gorgeous of flowers but the look is paired down to a simple mermaid skirt with an extra element of surprise – remove the skirt and party for the rest of the night in cocktail length!

Limelight brides absolutely love the versatility of gown  and we love the idea of  wearing this gown to the airport for the honeymoon – definitely an upgrade opportunity!

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014 also includes dresses loaned by Dita von Teese, and Gwen Stefani as well as gowns created by designers Charles Frederick Worth, Christian Lacroix and Norman Hartnell, who designed the Queens’s wedding dress. The exhibition closes 15th March 2015. No prizes for guessing where we are headed next time we are in London! Check it out at: