There is nothing like a royal wedding to get the whole country celebrating together and to inspire future brides and wedding dress designers everywhere. We are so excited to see the amazing wedding dress Meghan will wear to marry her Prince. All brides should feel like a princess on their wedding day, but sadly, we ordinary mortals do have have a royal wedding budget to spend! So, to celebrate Prince Harry’s marriage to Meghan Markle, we have added a special sale label to lots of stunning new wedding dress styles in our bridal boutique.

This means that, starting Saturday 19th May, every wedding dress with this special crown label will be offered for sale, off the peg, at a huge discount. Each dress design will still be available to be made to order especially for you, at full price… but if our sample fits, you will have your perfect wedding dress at a fraction of the to order cost!

You can view all the off the peg styles available on our website at http://www.designerbridalclearance.co.uk together with sizes, sale price and to order price. We have fairytale ballgowns, fishtail and mermaid and A line wedding dresses in our sale in lace, mikado and tulles, with and without beading, by leading designers including Ian Stuart, Nicola Anne and Karen Willis Holmes, Ellis bridals and Essense of Australia.

Although our alteration service is not available for off the peg wedding dresses, we can provide a list of experienced bridal seamstresses who work flexible hours from their own premises. Limelight does offer a refurbishment service for loose beading, replacement hooks and eyes, buttons etc (£100) and will store the dress  if required (£30) or you can simply try, buy and take away on the day… but not before fastening your personalised love lock to our Limelight Lockwood Bridge!

So book an appointment to buy your wedding gown in our Right Royal Wedding Dress Sale and join us for bucks fizz, cup cakes and a live screening of The Royal Wedding Day celebrations- we can’t wait to meet you.

Every one at Limelight is so excited for the Royal Wedding and we wish Meghan and Harry and all our Limelight Brides getting married in 2018 a lifetime of fun and happiness together !

 

 

 

 

A trunk show is the perfect way to find your dream wedding dress from your favourite designer! These exclusive events are planned months in advance for brides who have tried on wedding dresses, found the bridal label they wish to buy from and are ready to make a decision and place an order. So if you love dresses by Essense of Australia, book an appointment with us on February 17th. We have arranged for you to view an extended collection of gowns newly designed for 2018 and 2019 weddings. You will love the latest trends, the choice of figure flattering silhouettes and the fabulous fabrics.

Whether your bridal style is glamour with stunning simplicity

0r romantic fairytale

or beautifully boho on a beach or in a barn

Our Essense trunk show is the perfect opportunity to find your wedding dress.

Call early as appointments book up quickly. Bring family and friends who are important to your dress buying decision because many of the bridal gowns at the show are trunk show exclusives and will not be available to view after the event ends. Tel O1484 605185 or email enquiries@limelightoccasions.co.uk

Today we are so excited to be unpacking wedding dresses from the latest collection by the famous Australian designer, Karen Willis Holmes for Limelight’s trunk show which begins this Saturday January 20th. Limelight Bridal Boutique is proud to be one of a very few exclusive boutiques in the UK that stock these luxurious bridal gowns. Click the video link below to see how Karen’s love of 1940’s and 50’s fashion inspires her to create wedding dresses which ooze style and effortless sophistication.

Karen is a truly unique and immensely talented designer and a lovely person. Millie loves sharing design ideas with her when we visit her show in London.

 

The Karen Willis Holmes bridal brand is widely acclaimed by trend conscious brides and her designs were so well received when she launched her couture range that she was inspired to create her Bespoke collection. We are thrilled to be showing the 2018 Bespoke collection for the first time at limelight next week.

These gorgeous dresses are made with couture like quality and innovative design in Karen’s workrooms using only the highest quality imported fabrics, laces, & beading from around the world.

Karen responded to increasing demand for off the rack gowns by designing the Ready to Wear Collection – KWH by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES.  Focusing on exceptional fit with embellished and embroidered details the designs compliment the Bespoke Collection and offer brides a glamorous/vintage wedding day look.

Gowns from the KWH Collection by Karen Willis Holmes are designed in Australia and hand beaded and embellished in India.

If you are looking for a truly luxurious wedding dress price range £2,200 to £4,600 and would like to choose from the extended collection showcasing at Limelight next week, then call us on 01484 605185 or email enquiries@limelightoccasions.co.uk to book an appointment at our KWH trunk show. We look forward to meeting you!

 

 

Meet the amazingly talented bridal designer, Nicola Harvey – Rowley at Limelight Occasions on Saturday 3rd February 2018/19. Nicola designs our stunning Nicola Anne wedding dresses and we have invited her back to Limelight 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 dresses brand new for 2018 for you to try and we can’t wait to see them on our catwalk. See The Palatial collection video link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZquLooDWlNM

Let us know if you have a  favourite dress from Nikki’s previous collections and, if we do not already have it, we will ask her to bring it specially for you to try on the day! If you order your wedding dress on the day you will receive a voucher to spend on one accessory, either a veil or hair sparkle, with a value of up to £100.

Hatfield – stunning ivory mikado high low wedding dress by Nicola Anne

Nikki also designs an amazing range of separates including soft tulle overskirts and capes so you can customise your wedding dress to make it truly unique without the haute couture price tag!

This is the perfect opportunity to find your wedding dressreceive styling advice from our leading British bridal designer and receive £100 towards an accessory! So call us on 01484 605185 or email enquiries@limelightoccasions.co.uk   to book an appointment at this very popular event – Nikki and all the Limelight team are looking forward to meeting you!

 

It all started with a naked cake. Jeanette, good friend and wedding cake maker extraordinaire, had come into Limelight to  display her fabulous cake creations in our window. We were chatting about our upcoming photo shoot at 315. This beautiful wedding venue has just entered another league by adding a spa, landscaped gardens and additional rooms complete with bridal suite to its facilities. Emma, 315’s wonderful wedding planner, had invited us both to shoot at the venue with our very favourite wedding photographer and friend Sarah Brabbin. Jane, the incredibly creative woo ‘b’ woo fairy was to dress 315 with all things beautiful  including flowers for our stunning Limelight bride, family friend and model, Kaye Audsley. We always have an amazing time when we shoot together and we were all set for a day of creativity and photographic fun but Limelight still had an important decision to make…

Jeanette, of course, has to plan well ahead for a photo shoot but we were were still undecided about which of this season’s dresses would most wow the camera (we are always spoilt for choice) Jeanette mentioned she was shooting naked wedding cakes. Many brides now opt for cakes stripped of icing – hence the term naked cake. This brought to mind the hottest look on all the bridal catwalks right now – the trend for wedding dresses to reveal tantalising glimpses of flesh – and we immediately knew which of our dresses to take to the shoot!

Bridal Trends to Tantalise

 Head turning haute couture wedding dress by Adam Zohar

Reveal Your Most Beautiful Bit

According to Noel Coward’s song in 1934… In olden days a glimpse of stocking, was looked on as something shocking, but now, God knows, Anything Goes and the beauty of the dare to bare wedding dress trend is that you can choose to reveal your favourite bit – or his! This season bridal designers have really gone to town with illusion – lace and buttons appear to simply float on naked backs.

 Stunning back detail will draw the eye down… to the waist…

then to the hips …

and finally …the whole length of the body to the train … our amazing Lexie dress by Essence of Australia is the perfect example!

If you are worried about shocking straight laced Aunties, soften the revealing effect with an intricate cathedral length veil …

then bare all later when they have had a couple of Sherrys!

If your favourite bit is your midriff, then slightly parting separates are for you. Mabel by KWH is stunning in its simplicity and an absolute show stopper.

Sarah’s amazing pictures of Kaye in  Mabel say it all!

A revealing side panel will lengthen your waist and draw the eye

as will a plunging neckline carefully designed to create drama with  only a glimpse ff flesh.

If you love the look, but don’t quite dare to bare, create the illusion with a heavy lace lined in nude  or gold…

or allow a peep at your feet with a high low hem or …

exotic foot jewellery

Have fun with this trend, flirt with it and enjoy the photo opportunities on your wedding day as much as we did – not to mention the scrummy chocolate cake!

http://www.sarahbrabbin.co.uk

http://www.booootifulcakes.co.uk

http://www.315barandrestaurant.co.uk

http://woobwoo.com/index.html

Sarah, Jeanette, Emma, Jane and the gorgeous Kaye – I cannot recommend these talented ladies highly enough – thank you for another great day girls!