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

We are excited to announce that Limelight Occasions will be taking part in ‘May the Best Man Win’ a 2015 competition in association with Pulse 1 Radio in aid of the make a difference appeal.

The competition starts on the 2cnd of October and lasts for 7 days, during this period the best man will try to raise as much money as possible for Kirkwood hospice, a charity close to the hearts of our community. The hospice provides specialist free of charge care for adults suffering from advanced, progressive illnesses.  And also supports the families caring for there loved ones during illness and after death.

Pulse have recruited three best men up for the challenge, giving them a chance to provide the happy couple with a wedding gift they could only wish for including: a dream honeymoon package, photography, bridesmaids dresses, wedding rings, the cake, cars, videography, mens formal suit hire, and a spectacular venue. Additionally the lucky bride will be supplied with a bespoke gown of her choice from our beautiful boutique up to the amount of a huge £1,200.

We will be sure to keep you updated on upcoming news from the competition by checking out our blog page!


May the best man win!

Did you here?

Did you hear that Limelight Occasions will be taking part in ‘May the Best Man Win’ a 2015 competition in association with Pulse 1 Radio? If not, don’t you worry we will be keeping you updated with all the information right here.

Have you been honoured by the title of best man? Well, you might have the chance to be the best man of all by entering an October 2015 competition with our partners Pulse radio. We along with lots of other generous sponsors are giving you the chance to win a dream wedding for the couple you wish to represent.

With fantastic prizes including a stunning wedding gown from our very own boutique, this is something you won’t want to miss.

For more details including how to apply visit Pulse 1 radio to register LINK, and follow this link to our new blog! https://www.limelightoccasions.co.uk/blog/2015/09/may-the-best-man-win/

In the place where Romeo loved Juliet, our stunning bride Agnes, who travelled from London to our West Yorkshire boutique to find the ultimate wedding and bridesmaid gowns, held a truly beautiful wedding at the gorgeous 17th Century Palladian Villa Zambonina. This wedding is inspired by the graceful pink city of Verona, mirroring its romance and opulence.

We spoke with Agnes to find out some more about this spectacular venue, and she commented that…

 ‘One of the great things about this venue, asides from its beauty, was its size we were able to accommodate all of our guests,  allowing everyone to get to know each other turning our special day into an unforgettable week of memories which I will always treasure. ‘

Every detail has been considered down to the elegant green and cream colour palette being integrated into the wedding menu. The centre pieces have been carefully selected and look stunning against the verdant green gardens. The personal touches added to Agnes and Chris’s wedding are extremely moving, they placed photographs of those special ones who have passed  at the wedding table – such a thoughtful detail.

‘Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on’ – Taken from the poem Love lives on

 Agnes chose this stunning floor length sheath bridesmaid dresses, from Sorella Vita, in tulle with a romantic floral lace pattern for her girls. The gown features a modified sweetheart neckline and a satin belt to accentuate the waist, and really adds to the charm of the day.

Agnes looked so beautiful in her imperial gown Papillon designed by the wonderfully talented Ian Stuart who states that the splendour of the petal decoration that adorns this gown creates such an angelic look – and we have to completely agree!

‘The best thing to hold on to in life is each other’ – Audrey Hepburn 


Agnes and Chris asked us to pay special thanks to ‘Giovanna Aprili the extremely talented photographer and all the team at Villa Zambonina, especially marina, who helped to make our wedding unforgettable xxx’