Whether you’re looking for inspiration and want to get that wedding feeling. Or, if you simply  want a great excuse  to get together with your girlfriends, a bottle of fizz and have a good old giggle then we have the wedding film for you. Here at limelight we’ve put our heads together to come up with what we think are the ultimate wedding movies to watch in the countdown to your very own big day!

 

We have compiled a list of romantic classics and laugh out loud comedies for you to choose from, and if you think we’ve missed any then be sure to let us know via the comment box below.

WEDDING CRASHERS

This is one for the guys and the girls, a hilarious comedy featuring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. This movie features lots of fabulous weddings so there is plenty of inspiration and it will be sure to make you smile.

 THE HANGOVER

Of course this film is a popular favourite and clearly deserves its place on the list!  The sound track is just great and its a wedding film your man will love to watch it you.

 RUNAWAY BRIDE

Richard Gere opposite Julia Roberts need we say more?

 MAMMA MIA

MAMMA MIA is the perfect singalong wedding movie, and is the perfect destination wedding film, we love Sophie’s bohemian dress – which is perfectly fits the location. This one is for all the family – especially Mum.

 THE WEDDING SINGER

 

If you like Adam Sandler films, you will love this one. Its perfectly silly and a brilliantly romantic comedy.

 THE WEDDING DATE

This is a great film, it’s easy to watch and will definitely appeal to the hopeless romantic in you. The wedding scene itself is truly spectacular, and Amy Adams looks stunning in the wedding gown chosen for her character.

MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING

With the second film premiering the cinema screens next year it’s the perfect time to pop open the popcorn and watch this hilarious classic!

 LOVE ACTUALLY

This is the perfect time of year to sit back and watch this film, though its not strictly a wedding film its all about love, so we figure you can’t go wrong!

 SEX IN THE CITY

This one is for the girls, and if the wedding doesn’t inspire we don’t know what will – although we do have to be honest and say that we are not the biggest fans of Carrie’s Vera Wang gown.

TWILIGHT BREAKING DAWN PART 1

OK, so it’s not the most conventional wedding movie, but we think its earned its place for the beauty of the above scene. Edward and Bella’s wedding is one that should be admired, her dress is beautiful and the setting could not be more picturesque.

 FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL

Of course we had to include this classic, a brilliantly British wedding film, bound to make you laugh and cry.

 27 DRESSES

Love this film, its definitely one for the girls full of giggles.

 HIGH SOCIETY

A Classic wedding film, this one is an oldie but we promise it’s a goodie!

MY BEST FRIENDS WEDDING

This clip says it all, it’s a brilliant film that is sure to make you feel great.

BRIDESMAIDS

Debatably one of the best wedding films of all time , well we think so at least we think so! If you haven’t seen it then this one is a must.

 

 

So, it’s that time of year again … John Lewis has brought a tear to our eye and that fuzzy feeling to our heart. However, Christmas has come a little early in the boutique as we have been given a very special gift of our own. We have been awarded RBA membership (Retail Bridalwear Association), and we could not feel more proud!

 

 What this means for the Boutique?

As an RBA member we have gone through a selection process which assesses the quality of the owners and staff, the bridal labels offered offered and the general presentation of our boutique to the public. One of the RBA’s specifications is: the bride must be able to relax with experienced staff to advise her in a professional atmosphere.’

We are honoured to be one of the very few bridal retailers, not only in West Yorkshire, but throughout the UK, to be accredited this prestigious membership within the bridal industry. So a huge thank you and very well done to our amazing team who have worked so hard make this possible!

What does this means for the Bride?

So, what does RBA membership mean for the bride? The RBA is a nation wide organisation of well-established and reputable independent wedding dress retailers, which only recognises the best in the industry. So you can be 100% sure that you are buying the most important dress of your life, from one of the leading bridal retailers in the UK!

Being part of the RBA also means that, when you purchase your bridal gown from our store, you are entitled to register for extra financial protection, under the Bride Protection scheme. So, in the unlikely event that a RBA member store should close before you can collect your dress, the association will ensure that they locate a replacement gown or refund your deposit. But do rest assured –  the RBA only accredits retailers with a solid financial background who have been trading for over five years.

The BPS (Bride Protection Scheme) is completely free, however you must register your purchase with the RBA, please ask in store for details.

‘It really means so much to the Limelight team and I to be recognised  for our service to all the clients we have the pleasure of working with, and of course we wouldn’t have received this accreditation without the beautiful brides that have made Limelight what it is today – thank you!’

 Haley Guest Limelight Occasions

So, we have reached the winter seasons already and, with the promise that this season will be a white one, we think this could truly be the most wonderful time of the year for a wedding. Now, we love the deep crimsons and evergreen waistcoats that are a popular choice this time of year. However, Peter Posh has delivered our christmas present early this year!  He has unveiled his latest collection, which boasts tweed waistcoats in a wide range of colours including silver, greys, blues, olives and browns with a twist of crystal accents. We think this can be a wonderfully modern twist for a winter wedding.

The texture found in tweed works superbly well for a winter wedding and is a very fashion savvy decision for the Groom whose outfit is, of course, just as important as the bride’s. The olive green waistcoat is one of  our personal favourites, which works beautifully with this sand coloured, lightweight Mohair suit and matching trousers. This modern lounge suit is the perfect alternative to Tailcoats and Edwardian jackets. 

A more classic colour choice for tweed would be brown, this waistcoat works well with the claret coloured tie and cravat but also looks great with Ivory accessories.

The blue tweed works fantastically with this modern navy, lightweight Mohair suit with matching trousers, and the choice of pale blue for the tie and cravat would tie brilliantly into a winter wedding theme.

Peter Posh has excelled in giving this heritage fabric a wintery makeover, and tweed has never been so fashionable. So make sure you keep a look out over the next few weeks to see when these gorgeous waistcoats will arrive in store! #tweed #PeterPosh #Limelightgrooms

W H I T E  S U N D A Y  B R I D A L  S A L E  – T H E  R E V I E W

As some of you may know we recently held West Yorkshire’s first collaborative designer sale with three other prestigious bridal boutiques from the area, and it was a triumph!Together with Elegance of Scholes, Gowns UK and Alison Jane Bridal we filled the room with beautiful designer gowns, shoes, accessories, and maids dresses which were all priced at a phenomenal discount!

We couldn’t believe what a success the event was, brides-to-be were literally queuing out the door, eagerly awaiting the unique opportunity to buy genuine designer gowns from highly experienced consultants from reputable local boutiques.

 

 

Girls were able to choose from a huge range of designer gowns, and were able to try them in front of an unlimited amount of guests.  One of the greatest achievements for us was the way all four shops from the industry were able to work together for the good of the bride!

But of course the best part of the day was to see so many happy brides, knowing that they were leaving with high quality genuine designer dresses!

 

We spoke to Rachel about her experience at White Sunday and heres what she had to say: ‘I’ve been to factory outlets, and even browsed on the internet hoping to find a designer gown I could afford, neither of them offered the service I have received today, being properly fitted into gowns and being able to seek advise from a skilled seamstress is just wonderful!’ 

The reaction to White Sunday was so positive, that we will be taking it to other areas of West Yorkshire, so make sure you look out for this exclusive annual event in 2016!

With special thanks to the amazing Sarah Brabbin and her wonderful photography.

On the 19th of September we held our highly anticipated Ian Stuart Designer day, showcasing dresses from his new Runway Rebel collection! We have been dying to share a few exclusive shots from the day, and reveal all the details about this momentous event in the Limelight calendar!

But first take a quick look at the 2016 fashion show collection from our Iconic Ian, which we attended this year at White Gallery…

Ian Stuart’s Runway Rebel Collection

Psst….To find out more about our trip to white gallery copy  this link into your browser: https://www.limelightoccasions.co.uk/blog/2015/05/2016-wedding-dress-collections-catwalks-and-cupcakes/

 Ian Stuart Designer Day at Limelight Occasions

Our Brides

You can always count on an Ian Stuart designer day to create an electric atmosphere here at Limelight, and this year the buzz was bigger than ever! The shop was packed with special guests, our  brides-to-be, who were all eagerly awaiting their moment to grace our catwalk in the latest designs from Ian Stuart.

The Dresses

This year we found that the brides were having a particularly difficult time narrowing down their choices, this is due to the fabulous and diverse range of designs Ian has blessed us with in this collection. Here were some of the real contenders for our girls:

We just love how seductive the dramatic mermaid silhouette is on this beautiful dress – Raphaella. This gown can also be teamed with a billowing silk organza skirt to create a sweet fairy tale, creating two looks for the day —  which we think is utter genius!

Of course, not every one found the one right away – our brides wanted to try them all – and our team was always ready with the next luxurious gown on the wish list.

How Pretty is Paradis? This ball gown graced our catwalk several times throughout the day and we can see why. The dress has what Ian describes as MGM Glamour, the laser cut leaf detail adds a delicate touch to a timeless and graceful gown. We just love it!

And we also love the intricate lace layers in La Paix, which help to create the ultimate fairytale effect, another popular choice from the collection…

The team

All the team were working hard to help our clients bring everything together. From bridesmaid dresses to location, at limelight we make sure the dress fits the entire wedding, ‘this is just as important as ensuring the dress fits the bride, a wedding dress is the centre piece to the overall day, it must fit perfectly into place’ – Haley Guest, Owner and Bridal Buyer at Limelight Occasions. 

The Reaction

And it was worth it all to see the reactions of loved ones when our brides stepped out in their chosen Ian Stuart Dress…

The Reason

So, a huge congratulations to all the brides who bought their wedding dress at our Ian Stuart designer day, we are looking forward to helping you prepare for your big day!

 For all you brides still searching just remember….

 ‘what is important in a dress is the woman that is wearing it’  Yves Saint Lauren

Thank you to Tracy Hirst for capturing the day in these photos xxx