What an exciting week we have had! We can’t tell you how delighted we were when the organisers of The English Wedding Awards – Oceanic Events, rang to tell us that brides had been voting for their favourite bridal boutiques all over England and that we had been shortlisted as finalists for Yorkshire Bridal Boutique of the Year – we had no idea!

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We were invited to attend a glittering presentation  ceremony in the ballroom at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel with the other finalists to see who had won. We were up against some of the regions very best bridal boutiques so Haley, Sue and I hopped on the train with no expectation other than to enjoy a lovely evening out with some of our friends in the bridal industry and to applaud the winner of our category.

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Everyone who attended the event was delighted to be able to support The Make A Wish Foundation the partner charity which grants wishes to children fighting life threatening illnesses and gives them and their families a much needed break away from the endless rounds of medical treatment creating wonderful memories to treasure during the darkest of times.

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When Limelight Occasions was announced winner of the Yorkshire Bridal Boutique of the year, the three of us were so surprised it took us a moment to take it in! This award means so much to each member of the Limelight team because you, our lovely brides, took the time and trouble to vote for us and we sincerely thank each and every one of you xxx

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We would also like to thank everyone for their lovely phone calls and messages of congratulations on Facebook. An especially big thank you goes to Liz and the team at Art Couture for the beautiful bouquet of flowers they sent xxx

You would think that after all the awards excitement, today would have been a bit of an anti climax – not a bit of it because we received a very special delivery – the gowns for the preview launch of next seasons bridal collection by Essense of Australia.  We are sworn to secrecy and are not allowed to take photographs because the collection has not even been finalised by the designer yet. The sample dresses have arrived at Limelight for our brides to preview on our catwalk on  Saturday. Essense have asked for our feedback to help them make the final decisions about which designs will make the final collection and which will go back to the drawing board…… how exciting is that? We can’t give much away but we can tell you these gowns are absolutely breathtaking – the whole team were blown away – so watch this space – ladies, if you are getting married in 2017/18 – lucky lucky you!

 

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