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!

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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’ 

If you are  planning a destination wedding, but can’t decide where, then we couldn’t think of a more fitting place than Italy. Universally renowned as one of the most romantic places in the world, with stunning landscapes, a wealth of history, art and delicious cuisine – not to mention wine, Italy reflects a lifestyle that helps you relax and indulge in its passion. So, it’s no surprise that our beautiful Limelight bride, Angela and her fiance, Alistair, chose to tie the knot in one of the most magical places this country has to offer, the perfectly picturesque Lake Garda! If you are looking for inspiration – look no further…


The couple opted for a ceremony on the castle terrace followed by a lakeside toast. The bridal party were then transported by boat to La Voglia. This gorgeous location allowed Angela and Alistair to enjoy their wedding dinner in a truly beautiful setting! We just love the clean colour scheme – the fresh white compliments the stunning backdrop perfectly.

There are some lovely personal touches – the wedding stationary combined A&A, the first initials of the bride and groom, and paddle fans, printed with the order of the day’s events, kept their guests cool under the Italian sun. The wedding bags also contained confetti, mints and flower seeds as well as a voucher for the castle ice cream shop – a treat for guests while the photos were being taken – these thoughtful touches make a wedding day truly unique.

Angela chose the stunningly beautiful Karen Willis Holmes wedding gown, Jamie, which reflects the romance of the setting perfectly. It is truly graceful gown, with a high neckline and low back, and a simple elegant silk georgette skirt flowing softly over satin. The bodice is richly embroidered with delicate beaded detail on a sheer tulle over the strapless bodice. This dress is the epitome of elegance and sophistication, and we think Angela wears it beautifully.

‘Ci sono tre cose belle della vita: la naseita, l’amore equesto giorno’

‘There are three beautiful things in life: birth, love and this day.’

This is what Angela told us about her Lake Garda wedding day:

‘The wedding organisers we used were, Lake Garda Weddings, they were fantastic and were amazing from the first email enquiry through to the day itself, we knew we were in safe hands!   Gwen Courtman our photographer is the lady who set up Lake Garda Weddings.

Anoulka from Nulki Nulks produced all our on the day stationery and paddle fans with the order of the day on them. She did an amazing job and the quality of her products made them seem very classy indeed.

The venue was called La Voglia and the setting and place its self was gorgeous.  The food and service were amazing.  Our wedding co-ordinator stayed with us right through until towards the end of the meal, she did an amazing job of making sure the whole day ran smoothly! It truly was the most perfect day we had hoped for!’  


We are pleased to announce that Limelight is taking part in West Yorkshire’s first collaborative designer sample sale on Sunday the 18th of October 10am to 4pm at Holiday Inn Garforth Leeds. This event is specifically aimed at any bride who wants to buy a designer dress off the peg and take it home the same day with expert guidance from four local bridal boutiques

The Problem

The world of weddings is always an adventure and fortunately most of our brides feel that everything is going to plan. However, occasionally we are faced with a tearful bride who needs our help.

Why? Usually, its one of two things, either time is not on her side and she has left it to late to order the designer dress she had hoped for; 0r, she has bought, what she thought would be her dream dress, on the internet and ended up bitterly disappointed.

With thousands of websites dedicated to the mass production of “designer” made-to-measure gowns at minuscule prices, we are not surprised that lots of girls put their trust, not to mention a substantial amount of their wedding budget, into these organisations. However the truth is that internet wedding dresses are rarely ever what they are advertised to be, more often then not, they are tragic, poorly made copies of the real thing. And worse still, non-refundable. When we ask these girls why they chose to order online, most of their responses are the same…’ Weddings are expensive and it seemed like the only way to get a designer gown at an affordable price…’

The Solution

Many bridal shops have designer sample sale dresses available to take away that day, solving the issue of time and expense. The gowns are 100% genuine designer quality and the bride is given the same experience that she would expect when ordering directly from the designer. At Limelight we have an extensive range of high quality designer dresses by huge industry names such as; Stewart Parvin, Ian Stuart, Essense of Australia, Ellis Bridals and many more.

However whilst most girls find exactly what they are looking for, sometimes we are unable to provide a deserving bride with her dream sample dress which just happens to be in her size! Thats why we have teamed up with three of West Yorkshire beautiful bridal boutiques to create an event that every bride will want to go to.

W    H    I    T    E         S    U    N    D    A    Y collaborative designer sale

The event will showcase an extensive selection of designer dresses from all four shops under one roof at a huge discount for brides-to-be to try, buy and take home the same day (so its probably a good idea not to bring your partner!) Leeds is great central location with easy access from all major towns in West Yorkshire. Brides will be offered a vast range of expertise and skills to help them choose the perfect gown, and to reassure them that it is the brides best interest we have at heart, all staff members will work with all gowns from all shops.

Keep a look out for more updates on this event on Facebook, Google +, twitter and our website! #whitesunday