When Alexandra entered Velvet, a bar in Wakefield, and first set eyes on Luke, the thing  that struck her most about him was how good looking and manly he was. It was love at first sight and she knew immediately that she wanted him to notice her.

We asked our beautiful Limelight bride to share the story of their romantic family wedding with us. These stunning photos were taken by Lauren Twigg.

How did Luke propose?

He surprised me by flying out and joining us in Tenerife on a family holiday with my Mum and Grandad. He then took me up Mount Teidi and proposed to me there.

What was it about your venue,Waterton Park Hotel, that made you choose it for your wedding day?

It gave me butterflies from the moment we pulled up to the venue. The moat made me feel like princess.

What was the best bit about your hen do?

Just being with all my favourite ladies drinking fizz, cocktails, laughing and chilling in our giant bath/pool.

Tell us a little bit about how you prepared for your wedding – which things were the most important to you?

Gifts for our wedding party were really important to me and making my Grandma and Dad, who are no longer with us, part of our special day. I wanted the wedding to represent me and Luke through and through. 

You looked amazing on your wedding day. What were you looking for when you set out to find your wedding dress? How did you know it was THE ONE?

Originally I thought I wanted something quite plain, stiff fabric, pockets, definitely not strapless, very Audrey Hepburn. My beautiful dress, Paradis by Ian Stuart, was the wild card and, theoretically everything I didn’t want… but yet so so me. I knew the minute I looked in the mirror that it was for me. It made me feel so beautiful. 

If you had to choose three favourite memories of the day which would they be and why?

My mum dressing me and my brother entering the room. We have always been the three musketeers and being with them and seeing their reactions fills my heart with joy even now thinking about it.

Seeing luke for the first time, he looked so nervous and so handsome the whole ceremony was beautiful and I never stopped smiling.

After the wedding breakfast I went into the bridal suite with 8 of my favourite ladies with two bottles of champagne and they helped me get ready for the night do. I loved every minute of it. 

Were there any unexpected surprises that made you laugh on your wedding day?

In Luke’s speech, he started off by giving my brother a gift which was an adopted camel. When Luke asked Joe for my hand in marriage Joe had said he was offered 12 camels for me when I was younger. He said he would now accept 2, he even brought it up in his own speech saying that the marriage wasn’t official until he got that. It was so funny as we were all in shock!

Which song did you choose for your first dance as a married couple and why?

John legend all of me, it has always been our song and the lyrics are so beautiful. Luke cried through most of the song…

How did you chose your honeymoon destination?

We are doing an American adventure with our little boy, taking him to Disney 

What advice would you give new brides to be who are planning their wedding?

Don’t dwell on the minor details and everything will come together. Take time on your wedding day to reflect on everything around you, watch the people you love, kiss your husband lots, drink lots of water, eat your meal, drink lots of fizz and dance, dance, dance.

For once lap up all the compliments – you will never have another day like it and it goes so quick.

Hire a videographer so you can remember and watch your day over and over again. I have watched ours every week since we married!

We wish Mr and Mrs Norbury a lifetime of happiness and laughter. With  love and thanks from everyone at Limelight xxx

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

Travel in style to an informal open day at our bridal boutique, chauffeur driven in one of Cartwright’s wonderful wedding cars on Sunday 28th January. From 11am until 3pm you can meet all the expert wedding exhibitors at 315’s wedding fayre and take a five minute luxury drive to Limelight where you can choose wedding and bridesmaids dresses to be modelled on our catwalk. Our bridal stylists are looking forward to showing you different ways to style our gowns and customise a bridal look.

Our models are not professionals. They are Limelight brides, friends and family.

Our stylists and models are all shapes and sizes and very friendly.

We love to chat with our visitors

Choose a dress you would like to see modelled…

or set us a challenge … a particular fabric, a price point and bridal look …

and see what we come up with!

Loving this Audrey Hepburn styling Jane :]

Open day at Limelight Occasion has something for everyone … our menswear for the lads …

The entire collection from Sorella Vita bridesmaids

and of course the Mums love browsing

hats from Max and Ellie and mother of the bride and groom outfits by John Charles and Lizabella

So register for a complimentary gift bag and come and join us for a glass of bubbly – we’re really looking forward to meeting you!









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:


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!