This blog celebrates weddings with an added touch of vintage, and was inspired by our very own stunning bride, Sarah’s country eclectic wedding. Sarah and Peter have mastered the combination of vintage with contemporary, adding thoughtful and personal touches that make their wedding day truly special. From the ultimate venue, to the wow factor dress and accessories, this is a wedding to be admired.

The pale blue walls with the ornate floral curtains make a stunning backdrop for Sarah while this dusky rose shade for bridesmaids works perfectly complimenting the surroundings and echoed in the simplicity of her beautiful cake.

Whilst Sarah didn’t opt for the classically vintage dress, she did choose the classically beautiful. She wore Buenos Aires by the spectacular designer Ian stuart. The portrait neckline with draping compliments Sarah’s figure beautifully, and the flower at the crown of the underskirt adds to the element of romance, whilst in keeping with the subtle use of flowers that have been incorporated into most aspects of the day. I especially love the choice of matching head dress, also an Ian stuart piece, which goes beautifully with this stunning gown.

One of the best things about this wedding is the attention to detail, especially the personalised rubber ducks! Sarah commented when sending us these stunning pictures ‘You will notice some ducks in here, we bought them as wedding favours for all our guests, personalised to each person; they went down very well!’ And I can see why they did, this is such a unique touch and brings an element of fun and laughter to the day. Favours like these leave the guests feeling special themselves, the thought that was behind each little duck shows how much each guests means to the bridal couple, and makes the wedding all the more memorable.

We are truly proud to have been a part of Sarah’s day and wish her and her hubby all the best!

List of suppliers:

Dress Limelight Occasions Venue – Rudby Hall, Hutton Rudby Charlotte, Eve Photography Sadie May Cakes Bridesmaid Dresses, Blonde and Wise Flowers by Hannah (family friend) and many were grown by Groom’s Mother Kathleen Walker Ducks supplied by

When Vix arrived at Limelight, her vivacious personality was immediately infectious and we had lots of fun whenever she and her Mum, Caroline, visited the boutique.Vix and Adam created a wonderful mix of tradition, romance and laughter for their big day. Vix, a professional dancer, chose a fitted fairytale dress with waterfall skirt by Essense of Australia that reflected their vision of the day and complimented her personality and her figure perfectly. As always Joel Skingle has captured all those moments – from church to golf carts – that made this wedding day so special.

We love the exotic colours picked out for the bouquet, the elegant balance of tropical warmth with ivory perfectly complements the choice of colour for the bridesmaids and groomsmen. And of course, hats off  to the mother of the bride, Caroline who wears John Charles so stylishly.

‘Happy girls are the prettiest’ – Audrey Hepburn

We love this photo, the dress and veil perfectly compliment the grand decor of the country club. It’s a truly powerful image and captures the waterfall effect of Vix’s skirt in all its beauty.

Personal touches mean so much to a bride on her wedding day. Caroline tied her husband’s wedding ring into Vix’s bouquet in a very special tribute to her dad, David. Every bride is individual, and it’s that individuality that shines through Vix’s wedding and make it inspirational – the little details that gives us a glimpse of the personalities of the bride and groom – check out the Mother of the Bride robe, the Wellies and the yummy earrings ……

One of our favourite photos – capturing the emotion of the the moment wonderfully. You can see how the beautiful  fit of the dress shows off Vix’s gorgeous silhouette perfectly.

In addition to Joel Skingle Photography and Limelight Occasions, Vix and Adam would like to credit Fiona Pickles of Firenza Floral Designs, Lauren Sally for hair and make up, Karen Mellor Sugar on Top, for the cake, Jemma Cochrane of Chair Covers of Yorkshire for the room dressing, Alexandra Electric Violinist for music, The Yorkshire Wedding Car Company, Lee Carl for the videography and Richard Knowles, Amy and all the team at Rudding Park for the fantastic venue and service both in the run up to and on the day itself.

Congratulations Vix and Adam, wishing you both a happily ever after.

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And they are soooooo worth the wait. Sorella Vita have absolutely nailed it with these glamorous and elegant dresses. They have everyone at Limelight drooling and it looks as if we will have to buy in stock to sell off the peg as clients are saying they simply cannot wait sixteen weeks to have them made to order! See our website for more pics and videos of these stunning gowns.


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I promised to keep you posted – and yes – the the images of the latest new bridesmaid trend to hit the Sorella Vita catwalk have been published at last … time to sparkle girls! I gave you a sneak preview back in March and now the pics of these gorgeous dresses have been released, our dresses will be arriving in store any day now – we are so excited and so are our  who clients have already prebooked appointments to be the first to try these fab dresses on.

Four designs designs, two with cocktail length available making six options available in five mouthwatering metallics rose gold, gold, platinum, sapphire and onyx

Check out this cowel back girls – hot or what? Keep an eye on our Facebook page we will post the minute our sample dresses arrive – can’t wait!


Last season we were delighted to find a label brand new to the UK and prefect for Limelight brides looking for something a little different. Flowing and elegant with a vintage feel and artisan beading, KWH wedding gowns by Karen Willis Holmes have inspired brides to contact us from all over the UK. The 2015 collection was gorgeous and we are now excitedly awaiting the wedding dates when these amazing gowns will be worn for the first time in this country. Our brides have promised us pictures so we will keep you posted in ‘Our Brides’ gallery and on our Face book page.The last collection was pretty amazing; so, to be honest, we were a little nervous when we went to view the new 2016 KWH collection at White Gallery. What if we didn’t like the new one as much? No worries there – Karen has produced a stunning collection to rival the last with even more intricate beading and skirts in the softest chiffons. We have not only bought a mouthwatering selection from the 2016 collection, we have added the stunning Anya because – well you only have to look at the pic from the Little White Chapel photo shoot to know why we had to have her …

Karen takes her inspiration from sumptuous beaded bridal fabrics crafted in India and she designs the KWH range in her native Australia. She then commissions her designs to be specially made for her by Indian artisans.The photo shoot for the new collection hasn’t been released yet but here is a sneak preview from Karen’s 2016 look book which gives a tantalising glimpse of some of the gowns that will be arriving at Limelight in August/ September 2015.

If you are getting married in the winter of 2015 you may still be able to wear one of these amazing 2016 bridal gowns. Limelight orders KWH wedding dresses from stock so they only take a few weeks to arrive with us – how fab is that?Check out our Face book page  for images of the new collection – we will post as soon as the new photo shoot is released  – can’t wait!

If you love these dresses check out the new Wild Hearts wedding dress collection by Karen willis Holmes due to arrive at Limelight August/September 2015 – see our blog Wild Hearts at White Galllery