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.

Essense romantic wedding dress D1629, D1629 beaded ball gown wedding dress with tulle skirt at Limelight Occasions, fairy tale wedding dress Essense D1629 at Limelight Occasions near Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield, strapless beaded corset top wedding dress with plain tulle ball gown skirt at Limelight Occasions.

We absolutely adore these stunning wedding photos taken in the changing light of the amazing island of St Lucia. Thank you so much to Katya Switalski – the new Mrs Warren – for sending them to us. Talented photographer, Ashley of Photography Train, captured Katya in her gorgeous wedding dress just as the light was at its most dramatic during this romantic beachside wedding. Katya chose this magical ball gown by Essense of Australia from Limelight Occasions. The free flowing tulle skirt with a sweep train in soft almond over light gold satin is perfect in this beautiful setting at The Rendezvous.

We love Katya’s soft up do taken off the face with a simple flower to one side – ultra feminine and so pretty.

What a wonderful way to make an entrance!

Katya would like to thank wedding planners Sandra and Karen at The Rendevouz for making the wedding both relaxed and perfect at the same time  – how romantic is this?

The bodice of Katya’s wedding gown is hand beaded with diamante and shimmers in the sunset. She has added a delicate necklace and earrings for the perfect finishing touch.

Simply breathtaking!

A huge thank you to our beautiful Limelight bride, Lerika, for sending us these amazing photos of her wedding against the stunning background of Cape Town. We are always thrilled when our brides email us their wedding pics and as we gathered excitedly round the computer on a cloudy Tuesday in September, we were immediately transported to Lerika’s wonderful wedding under the South African sun. What a lovely way to start our day!

None of us have ever been to South Africa – a visit is now high on our bucket list. The sheer scale of this amazing landscape makes for truly epic wedding photography.

What a talented photographer  – the perfect backdrop for this gorgeous bride. We love this neckline on Lerika- so flattering with her softly curled, shoulder swept hair.

Breathtakingly beautiful.

Lerika looks stunning in the Lizzie wedding gown by Essense of Australia that she chose at Limelight.

This lace fit and flare gown suits Lerika’s figure perfectly. The delicate beading shimmers in the sunlight and the softly flowing train adds romance and drama.

We love Lerika’s choice of summer flowers in shades of pink with ivory roses and flocks against her white lace dress. We especially like the way her bridesmaid’s flowers follow the theme through pink to a rich purple, luxurious against platinum chiffon. The warm, smoky shades of Lerika’s eye makeup compliment the rich highlights in her hair and her pale pink lipstick mirrors perfectly the pink shades in her bouquet.


Lerika’s lovely bridesmaid also chose her dress with us at Limelight Occasions. This gorgeous gown is simple, elegant and sophisticated and can be worn strapless or with spaghetti straps. The girls added this slim diamante belt  – a fab styling detail. We love Lerika’s styling choices from the pretty little Limelight garter to her stunning diamante shoes -and check out her jewellery! We particularly like the soft veiling laying simply over her hair – so elegant.

The venue styling is simply superb. The branches suspended from the ceiling with subtle lights are interspersed with contemporary chandeliers and give an intimate feel to an uncluttered open space. The floral centrepieces are joyous and the deserts mouthwateringly irresistible.

Congratulations to Lerika and Peter with love from all of us at Limelight Occasions

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Awesome service providers:

Coordination: Kraak wedding & eventcoordination

Catering: MalitaJoubert Catering

Decor and flowers: Die Gieter

Decor: Goeters

Hair and makeup: Alicia Buckle Hair and Make-up

Music and lighting: BAHA

Wedding Co-ordinator: Hannes Maritz

Venue: Kleinvalleij, Wellington