I’m a great believer in serendipity – its amazing how it brings people together. Haley discovered Laser Made Occasions on a family day out at Emley Show. The team create unique personalised gifts, cards and decorations for Weddings, Birthdays, Christmas and all special occasions. They are primarily an E commerce business but decided to bring their products to the show so, as a bit of an afterthought, they designed a banner for the stand with their company name in fabulous sparkly letters. Haley is attracted to all things sparkly – it’s a family trait – so she stopped to chat to Tom and this is the result …

These beautiful ivory banners with sparkly graphite lettering now hang outside Limelight making our bridal boutique unmissable on the busy A624 between Huddersfield and Wakefield. We are so grateful to Christian, Liam, Tom and the family team who designed and installed them for us. The guys have a creative ‘can do’ approach to everything they do and go above and beyond to make sure everything is perfect including grinding rusty bits off the Lockwood Bridge …

and grappling with overgrown ivy…

Nothing is too much trouble for the guys who are currently in the process of designing new signage for us.

They designed and made our Lockwood Bridge sign in honour of a much loved dad and grandad, Frank Lockwood

and it is on this bridge that Limelight brides fasten a lovelock to celebrate that special moment when they find their wedding dress

and take the key away as a momento

Laser made occasions have also made an impact on the Limelight catwalk, creating a beautiful trellis for our bridal arch

which looks uber romantic covered in cherry blossom

and we especially love the sparkly Limelight Bride crates the guys made for our selfie props!

Laser Made Occasions have just launched a new range of personalised wedding favours, invitations, table decorations and guest books. Check them out at

https://www.lasermadeoccasions.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 !

 

 

 

 

Check out our instagram, face book and bridal clearance site for the latest dresses added to our sample sale boutique in time for Bridal Sale week. Every savvy bride knows that buying a sample dress from a reputable bridal boutique is the best way to snap up a designer wedding dress made from top quality fabrics at a bargain price – £250 – £550 – £950; but you have to be quick off the mark and ready to make a decision there and then, because it’s first come first served, try, buy and takeaway on the day!

The latest Essense Dresses to be added to our Sale Boutique

This romantic lace over Lustre Satin sheath bridal gown features crystal beading and pretty lace shoulder straps. The back zips up under crystal buttons.

Click the link below to see a video of this gorgeous sheath wedding dress

https://youtu.be/HvRWFhSFGRA

              Click the link below to see a video of this gorgeous ball gown

https://youtu.be/f_c8ewsLQ68

This strapless lace over Dolce Satin fit-and-flare silhouette wedding dress from the Essense of Australia bridal gown collection hugs the body and elongates the frame. It then flares just above the knee to offer the perfect balance of chic sophistication. The dipped neckline and chapel train add just the right amount of classic elegance.

Click the link below to see a video of this gorgeous fit and flare wedding gown

https://youtu.be/7Ax47Pax3sA

Delicate lace makes a soft contrast to a matte-side Lustre satin base with this sheath gown from the Essense of Australia wedding dress collection. The skirt features three layers of elegant corded lace and a pretty sweep train, while the  neckline and delicate straps are beautifully beaded with vintage style pearls.

Designers in our wedding dress sale also include: Ian Stuart, Karen Willis Holmes (KWH) Nicola Anne, Caroline Castigliano, Stewart Parvin, Ellis Bridals and Annais. Click the links below for images and information.

http://www.designerbridalclearance.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/limelightoccasions/

https://www.instagram.com/limelight_occasions/

http://www.facebook.com/BridalSaleWeek

http://www.bridalsaleweek.com

Call us on 01484 605185 or email at enquiries@limelightoccasions.co.uk to book an appointment in our sale boutique.

We look forward to meeting you!