If you want your wedding dress to truly wow everyone on your wedding day, a beautiful back is definitely the way to go. While you and your partner are saying your vows, your family and friends have a full length view of the back of your bridal gown and plenty of time to take in all the gorgeous detail.

D2478 by Essense of Australia is the perfect example of a fitted wedding dress with a low open back and lace straps. The floral lace edging is elegant and romantic with a hint of sexy and draws the eye down to the waist.

If you love a wedding dress with the drama of lace but do not want too much back exposure Essense have it covered with D2711

The transparent lace sits just beneath the shoulder blades in a gentle V and creates a very pretty back which is not too low.

For an exotic destination or beach wedding delicate back straps and backless wedding dresses are hard to beat in plain, beaded or lace fabrics.

A pretty peep hole back always turns heads; and this boho wedding dress with ivory lace over a soft cafe colour and high waistband with lace straps forming a fashionable triangular shape will wow guests at a rustic wedding in a barn or woodland – D2607

This plain mikado fishtail wedding dress has a sparkle beaded peephole back which absolutely oozes vintage glamour – D2177

Of course, you don’t have to bare any flesh at all to have a show stopping back on your wedding dress. A fine tulle with lace motifs or beaded detail can create the illusion for you with stunning effects.

Wedding photographers love nothing more than a romantic shot of the happy newly weds walking away from the camera hand in hand. A wedding dress with an illusion back is always stunning in this kind of shot. This off the shoulder fishtail lace wedding dress D2322 by Essense is a perfect example.

Whether your wedding dress is figure hugging

or a fairy tale ball gown a full lace back adds to the wow factor,

while simple, long sleeved wedding dresses with low back backs such as Essense D2972 are stunningly elegant and sophisticated.

 

Wear a lace wedding dress with long sleeves and a low back for that timeless, iconic bridal look.

Nothing shows off beautiful shoulders like this A line wedding dress with a classic bodice  and off the shoulder drape straps which add instant wow factor to the back of the dress.

And finally …when looking for the wedding dress with the perfect wow factor back, don’t forget the classic strapless bodice … just look at our beautiful Limelight bride Katya at her wedding in St Lucia …

WOW

 

 

 

Getting together with photographer Sarah Brabbin, florist/event dresser Jane (better known as the Woo B Woo fairy) and baker extraordinaire Jeanette Moorhouse for a photoshoot is always a great day out , because it means working alongside incredibly talented people to create… well … an entire wedding… while having lots of laughs – what’s not to love? All that was missing from the beautiful wedding venue in the Standedge Tunnel Visitor Centre was a groom!

Haley and I arrived with our gorgeous models Kaye, Sarah and Claire clutching armfuls of soft spirit wedding dresses to fit Jane’s boho brief, to find the others hard at work setting up the stunning Thomas Bourne room for the wedding reception. Jane was filling the grade II listed warehouse with flowers in this seasons colours and laying the tables with pretty vintage pieces, while Lisa was creating works of balloon art among Peter’s amazing light Installations. Jeanette’s mouthwatering cakes were sitting within circles of twinkling lights and greenery and Bev, the venue’s brilliantly organised wedding coordinator, was liaising with the boatman so our brides could arrive by barge. A quick change into layers of tulle and wellies and we were all set to take to the waterways.

Standedge Tunnel, Britain’s longest, deepest, highest canal tunnel is one of the seven wonders of the waterways and helped to fuel canal mania and our industrial revolution. The tunnel lies 194 metres beneath the stunning Standedge moors in the Yorkshire Pennines and the beautiful visitor centre and wedding venue was once the tunnel warehouse storing coal,wool and grain ready for transportation from Huddersfield to Manchester.

Sarah had already been on a reckie of the waterways and chosen the locations for the shoot so the girls hitched up their dresses and we all clambered into the barge that now transports brides on their wedding day. These are the stunning results:

The combination of industrial and rural landscape makes Standedge a unique photographic location.

                           

                   And then it was up to the ceremony room beautifully lit and dressed by Peter, Jane and Lisa …

                       

Which gave us the perfect opportunity to shoot the custom made veils that Claire designs and creates.

Flutterby veil by custom made by Claire Buckley

Dotty veil by Claire Buckley

And finally it was down to the Thomas Bourne room where all the after ceremony fun takes place.

               

Loving the dreamy evening light…

             

Huge thanks to all these very talented and very lovely people, to the wonderful Sarah Brabbin for her amazing photography and to our stunning models Sarah, Claire and Kaye. Sending lots of Limelight love and congratulations to Kaye, Kyle and Archie … our very favourite photo of the day…xxxx

Contacts:

Standedge tunnel weddings weddings@canalrivertrusr.org.uk

Flowers and event dressing http://woobwoo.com

Ballons by Lisa http://www.balloonfairy.co.uk

Wooden items by Nicola http://www.nellieswoodenworkshop.co.uk

Photography http://www.sarahbrabbin.co.uk

Lighting https://www.peterlockwood.co.uk

Wedding dresses https://www.limelightoccasions.co.uk

Veils by Claire Buckley https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/beyondtheveildesign?ref=search_shop_redirect

https://facebook.com/beyondtheveildesigns/

https://www.instagram.com/beyondtheveildesigns/

 

 

 

By popular request, Giles Turner of Eternity Bridal, returns to Limelight for another eagerly anticipated designer event that has our brides queuing up to find their wedding dress with guidance from this renowned bridal stylist. An expert in his field with an impressive resume, including television appearances, Giles has helped literally thousands of brides to pick the perfect bridal gown, travelling the country with the latest styles hot off the Eternity bridal catwalk.

    

Giles CV includes styling brides in his own, very successful bridal boutique, before joining Eternity bridal as Sales Director responsible for working with independent bridal boutiques  – hosting catwalk shows to help them select the very best gowns from the brand’s latest wedding dress collections and advising on the latest trends with styling tips guaranteed to turn heads.

The Limelight team have always enjoyed working with Giles. He is fun, and dare we say flamboyant? He gives honest opinions – totally telling it like it is – and our brides love him not least because he has an uncanny sixth sense about which dresses will look truly amazing on them!

Giles and his CEO, Amanda Bradwell are passionate about their bridal industry and especially about making sure that brides receive an authentic, top quality wedding dress. Eternity Bridal has lead the fight against con merchants who use designer’s images to trick unsuspecting brides into buying nasty fake copies of designer wedding dresses on line.

Click the link below to see Giles in action  on TV in BBC One’s Fake Britain during the Brides Beware Campaign in 2016.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjH1LK903gs

Passionate, committed, fun, flamboyant and honest – what more can a girl ask for in a totally talented bridal stylist?

Limelight bride, Alexandra summed it all up in the message she sent the day after Giles had helped her find her amazing wedding dress at Limelight:

Thank you for making my dreams come true

Giles will bring his favourite dresses for 2019/2020 to Limelight on Saturday 2nd February. Call us on 01484 605185 or email enquiries@limelightoccasions.co.uk and book one of the few remaining styling appointments to say yes to the dress!

   

 

 

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