How to style your wedding dress with this season's trending tiaras to make the ultimate bridal statement

How you style your wedding dress says everything about you as a bride. Here we show you how the latest tiaras will help you make the ultimate bridal statement this season. This blog is part one, of a three part series, on how to style your wedding dress with statement wedding accessories to be published weekly. In parts two and three, we look at how to style your wedding dress with the ultimate in veils, capes, wedding wings and jewellery.

Limelight’s beautiful wedding tiaras veils  are designed and handmade right here in the UK with custom options available.

Statement Tiaras

Tiaras are big in every sense of the word right now with truly creative pieces designed to express your individuality. The Wild Romance and Modern Love collections, by the amazing Debbie at Arianna Tiaras, are so refreshingly different they have our Limelight stylists absolutely buzzing.

The Everlasting tiara is our all time favourite… a halo of pearls… the ultimate in bridal romance and completely unforgettable! We fight over who gets to model it.

Style your wedding dress with Daisy Chain headband AR 609 for a festival wedding vibe. This is Haley’s favourite piece from Arianna’s Wild Romance Collection because it’s a fresh, confident twist on a tiara and works perfectly with a boho dress for a barn or woodland wedding. Jane loves the Vida headband AR 640 because it is stunningly simple and soooo stylish. Team it with Vida drop earrings ARE 640 for the extra WOW factor. For relaxed glamour, style your wedding dress with the Zephyr headband. These strands of twisted pearls look amazing if you are wearing your hair long and down on your wedding day. Claire adores a headband and relaxed glamour is definitely her thing.

Hair Sparkle

If you want your hair sparkle to wow from the side or back view, style your wedding dress with these stunning hair vines, combs and pins…

The Everlasting hair comb AR631 matches the Everlasting tiara and oozes statement romance  – pure class!

My personal favourite here is the Fiji veil comb. I just love the exotic gold leaves and ivory enamel flowers intertwined with pearls and crystals. It reminds me of sun, sea and gently wafting palm trees which is just gorgeous for a beach wedding. Rita loves simple sophistication and the Purity pearl pins are the perfect way to style your wedding dress for this statement retro look. Beautiful golden leaves wrapped around multi sized pearls create a magical half halo in the Aurelia hair vine. Jane and Haley are likely to be seen around the boutique in these golden leaves because they work beautifully on both blondes and brunettes. How amazing would it be to wear Aurelia in a woodland at sunset? It can even be combined with the Aurelia headband to create a customised circlet to channel your inner goddess!

If you are into flower crowns but also love a little bit sparkle, then check out this Stunning tiara…

For the size and feeling of a flower crown without the commitment to fresh flowers, style your wedding dress with the Larspur tiara AR601 this beautiful, tall, delicate tiara with handmade branches of pearl and crystal and matt enamel flowers … the ultimate in bridal statements.

For more on how to style your wedding dress, check out next week’s blog when we will introduce you to all the new trends in statement veils and tulle accessories.

https://www.ariannatiaras.com

How to Book

This is truly Limelight’s most exciting tiara and hair sparkle collection to date – come and see for yourself. Book via…

phone on 01484 605185 email enquiries@limelightoccasions.co.uk

our website https://www.limelightoccasions.co.uk/appointments.htm

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How to Find us

Our address is 106 Wakefield Road Lepton Huddersfield HD8 OED. Look out for our ivory banners and silver bridge. We are easy to find situated on the A642 between Huddersfield and Wakefield near the turn off to Lepton.

Our location, near the motorway, means we are also in easy reach of Leeds, Barnsley, Manchester, Sheffield, York and Harrogate and we are just down the road from Holmfirth, Honley and Penistone.

 

Buy a wedding dress from Limelight at a bargain price at ‘Yorkshires Biggest one day bridal sale’ spectacular at Tankersley Manor Hotel.

‘Brides-to-be’ will flock to buy discounted Bridal dresses with over 400 dresses to choose from!

 

Brides will come and try on wedding dresses, purchase on the day and take away! We will even have specialized seamstresses on hand for alterations.

Designer dresses from Ian Stuart, Karen Willis Holmes, Essense of Australia, Ellis Bridals, Art Couture, White Rose Bridal, Allure Bridals, Eternity Bridal, Victoria Kay, Ivory & Co, Louise Bentley, Felicity Cooper, Watters wtoo Watters Willowby, Marylise, Mori Lee, Stella York, Bridal Couture, Lyn Ashworth by Sarah Barrett, Alan Hannah, Mia Mia, True bride, Victoria Kay and Hilary Morgan, Veromia, Phil collins, Romantica, Venus, Bonny Bridal

Also showcasing accessories, bridesmaids and mother of the bride.

Tickets on sale Bride tickets cost £2.50.

https://www.facebook.com/events/309025999942068/

Please feel free to bring as many guests as you like. Guests will be charged a £1 entrance fee on the door. This will be donated to Breast Cancer Care.

Times available Entrance between 11am -1pm Entrance between 1pm – 3pm Event closing at 4pm.

Whether you are looking for a fishtail or fairytale gown, a low back, straps, sleeves, romantic lace or stunning simplicity, the Limelight team will help you find your perfect wedding dress at a bargain price – see you there!

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brides are often a little confused by wedding veils…the blusher, mantilla, cathedral, puddle…as well finding the perfect wedding dress there is a whole new vocabulary when it comes to the veil – what is that all about?! So we thought a blog unveiling the mysteries of the veil might help.

Why Do Brides wear Veils?

Brides today wear the veil as the finishing touch which completes the bridal look with its sheer romance. Putting on the veil immediately brings out the tissues and the need for waterproof mascara on the wedding day; but originally brides were veiled to protect them from enchantment and hide them from evil spirits. Roman brides wore flame coloured veils to scare those spirits away.

In the days when a marriage was more of a financial arrangement and a bride given in exchange of land and cattle, she might be heavily veiled so the groom, seeing his fiancé for the first time at the alter, couldn’t back out at the last minute.

Also, in many religions, the veil is a sign of humility and respect during a religious ceremony and this helps to explain why, traditionally, the veil is made with a blusher and a train.

During Victorian times, the veil not only indicated modesty but the weight, length and quality became a status symbol. Royal brides had the longest veils and the longest trains.

How is a veil made? The blusher and train explained.

Brides wear veils in many different styles and lengths, but whatever the style, the veil is always cut from one oval length of sheer fabric, usually tulle.

The two tier veil is divided into the blush or blusher and the train. The blush is 27′ long and is traditionally the short tier worn over the face to indicate the brides modesty when she enters the ceremony approaches her groom  –  remember the  expression the blushing bride ? The train is the longer tier falling down the back back of the head and dress in various lengths from shoulder to  finger tip to beyond the length of the dress itself.

The single tier veil is less traditional and does not have a blush. It is usually worn further back on the head also in various lengths.

Veil lengths

Can be customised but standard lengths work with most contemporary wedding dresses. single and double tier veils are made from one piece of oval fabric and the length is measured including the 27” of the blush even on a single tier veil.

Shorter lengths

54″  shoulder length very pretty on a dress with a simple bodice at it draws attention to the face

72″ finger tip veil finishes at the upper thigh  and provides an elegant wedding wow factor for brides who do not want a full length veil

Full length veils

108″ is the perfect veil length finishing just at the hem of a wedding dress with a very short train forming a little ‘puddle’ of fabric behind the bride as she walks.

126″ sits nicely at the hem of most wedding dresses with an average length train.

144″ for ultimate drama the train on cathedral length veil extends beyond the length of all but the longest of wedding dress trains.

Which style of veil works best?

This entirely depends on your dress and your vision for your wedding. You can choose the embellishment on your veil to compliment your gown with lace or sparkle or you can go classically plain. Your bridal stylist will help advise and help you. The key to your veil style is the combing. The comb attaches the veil to your hair and the way the veil is gathered onto the comb determines the fullness:

The Two Tier Full Comb gives a vintage style fullness and height with a 50s 60s vibe

The Two Tier Half Comb has less fullness and softly drapes the shoulder

The flat comb has two tiers with a flat soft blush – Duchess of Cambridge style

The single tier veil works well with a half comb worn towards the back of the head so the detailing on the back of the dress is clearly visible through the dress.

The Mantilla Comb single tier gives a flat Spanish look and works best edged in lace that frames the face.

Birdcage veils are perfect for brides who want a sophisticated and sassy look with just a little veiling across the face.

If you work with an independent bridal retailer, they will have contacts with specialists who handmade veils here in the UK giving you endless options for lace, embroidered or beaded embellishments.

How to look after your veil

If you buy your wedding dress and veil from an independent bridal retailer, they will both be handed to you crease free and ready to wear. All you will need to do is let your veil hang full length until the day. After the wedding day store it with your dress boxed in acid free tissue to avoid discolouration.If you buy your veil on the internet or from an outlet and it arrives creased DO NOT IRON IT! It is made from very sheer fabric and may melt.You should also take care not to let your veil near hair straighteners or tongs at hair trials.

If a veil is not for you … there are other options romantic detail and nothing is more on trend right now than capes – lace edged or beaded they add bring that bridal wow factor !

If you are unsure about wearing a wedding veil, remember this is the one day in your life you will have the opportunity for the ultimate in romantic photos…

and nothing says bride like a veil!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!