No one likes working Sundays but there is one Sunday every year when we all meet at Limelight, at 7am – smiling! Last weekend, the entire team, including the latest 5 week old addition to the family, headed South to one of the most exciting bridal events of the year. White Gallery, in Battersea Park, houses the launch of the new bridal collections by the very best designers in the industry and we get to see them all while eating cupcakes – it’s a hard job but someone has to do it! The highlight for us, as always, was Ian Stuart’s catwalk show which launched Runway Rebel, his utterly fabulous 2016 bridal collection.

This exciting and eclectic collection offers 2016 brides individuality and great, great style. As usual, when it came to choosing our favourites for Limelight, we were totally spoilt for choice. For Sophie and Claire, Paradis is so perfectly pretty in every way!

We all adore Mai Tai – loving the oriental influence and the shape is sublime!

As Ian chats, in his unassuming way, to his models and clients, Haley has her eye on the amazing Chiquitita and her face says it all…

 Combining candy stripes and florals with  the incomparable shape of Flower Bomb, this dress is romantic and sassy and utterly fabulous – for Haley and I, an absolute must have! Talking of flowers, how about Summertime? Jane had no hesitation:

So stylish, so dreamy, so Grace Kelly in High Society … my she’s yar…

Look out for a hot new trend which offers exciting  and versatile options for brides and has all the bridal stylists buzzing. Can’t decide between fitted and fairytale on your big day? Now you don’t have to!

Remove the skirt and WOW  – one dress, two stunning looks on your wedding day!

This is a just a little taster of the goodies in store from Ian Stuart at Limelight from September 2015 but if you would like to see the entire Runway Rebel collection and walk down our catwalk in some of Ian’s gorgeous creations, then book an appointment for our Ian Stuart Trunk show on September 19th 2015, like us, you’ll be blown away!

D1802 Amelia wedding dress by Essense of australia at Limelight Occasions in West Yorkshire, off the shoulder wedding gown by essense of Australia, vintage style wedding dress at limelight occasions near leeds, huddersfield and wakefield,

If you love the gorgeous gowns created by Essense of Australia this is the perfect opportunity for you to find your dream dress. Be among the first to preview the hottest new dresses for 2016 before the sample gowns

arrive in bridal stores later in the year.

If there is a dress from a previous collection on the Essense website that inspires you, contact us and we’ll make sure it’s available for you to try on the Limelight catwalk on the day.

We suggest you bring guests who are important to your dress buying decision because many of the gowns are trunk show exclusives and will not be available after the event ends. With the array of choices, the personal attention you will receive and the amazing 10% discount available at the show, there is an excellent chance you will want to purchase your dream dress on the day.

Appointments to purchase on designer days are very popular. Please book now to avoid disappointment. Tel 01484 605185

Duchess wedding dress by Nicola Anne at Limelight Occasions Meet the Designer day 28th June near Huddersfield Leeds and wakefield

Meet the amazingly talented bridal designer, Nicola Harvey – Rowley at Limelight Occasions on 20th June 2015. Nicola designs our stunning Nicola Anne wedding dresses. Her label is renowned for style (English rose with a contemporary twist,) superb quality (gorgeous fabrics and figure flattering corsetry) and for the fact that these beautiful gowns are handmade here in the UK. Nikki’s gowns have been featured on numerous occasions on TV, including
 GMTV’s first ‘Bride of the year’ on the London eye,
 BBC2 ‘It’s Not Easy Being Green’ 
 and BBC3 ‘Don’t Tell the Bride.’ We love working with Nikki who is fun, friendly and full of fantastic ideas for new ways of styling her wedding gowns. She is bringing her latest collection of wedding dresses brand new for 2016 for you to try and we can’t wait to see them on our catwalk. Request your favourite dresses from Nikki’s previous collections and we will make sure they are available for you. Nikki will help you style your Nicola Anne wedding dress to your exact requirements and we are offering a 10% discount on all her dresses ordered on the day. This is the perfect opportunity to find your wedding dress so give us a call on 01484 605185 to book an appointment at this very popular event

 

 This vintage style beaded lace gown has been an absolute favourite with Limelight brides this season and we are all so excited to see what Nikki will come up with for 2016!

 

Limelight Occasion's Castigliano Trunk Show,

Want to see fabulous gowns from Caroline Castigliano’s Opera Collection for 2015 all under one roof ? Then book for her trunk show at Limelight and wear her amazing gowns on our catwalk, there will never be a better opportunity to buy your wedding dress!

Caroline’s sumptuous 2015 dresses will be in the store for this day only and there is a 10% discount available. Caroline Castigliano is an internationally renowned designer of luxury wedding dresses. Her stunning bridal gowns are famous for their elegant simplicity in beautiful fabrics all handcrafted in the UK and we are really excited to see your reaction so book early to join us!

Here is a sneak preview of the gowns that we will be showcasing from our boutique. 

We are overjoyed to announce that we won!

BEST NEW BRIDAL RETAILER

& BEST WEBSITE

Bridal Buyer Awards 2011

The Limelight team celebrated in style at the prestigious awards ceremony in Harrogate with Helen Bradley, (White Ash Creative) our wonderful website designer and Limelight suppliers Linzi Jay, JLM bridesmaids and John Charles Occasionwear – all three of whom also won awards. Thank you to the organisers and judges and to all our customers and suppliers who have encouraged and supported us. You have made all the hard work worthwhile!

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The annual Bridal Buyer Awards, now in their 10th year, are widely acknowledged as the most important and influential awards programme in the bridal industry. Recognising excellence in retail, design, manufacturing, innovation and export, the awards attract many thousands of entries who are judged, initially, on their ability to meet a rigid set of criteria.

The judging process itself is lengthy and complex, with three independent panels investing time and experience in assessing the category finalists. Retailer awards are judged by a team of industry suppliers with an overview from trade associations and the media; supplier award winners are picked by a panel of top-notch retailers, again with input from the relevant trade associations. The glittering ceremony on 14 March, at a black tie dinner at the Harrogate Exhibition Centre, saw the coming together of the stalwarts of the bridalwear industry. Some 600 guests from across the UK, Continental Europe and the US joined forces to celebrate the best in the industry.

Directors Sue & Steve Brougham with Limelight website designer Helen Bradley  – White Ash Creative

Managing Director Haley Guest with her grandfather Frank Lockwood who, at 85, continues to look after the Limelight building and grounds!

Limelight’s wonderful team – bridal consultant Jane, menswear consultant Rachel and our seamstress Alaina.