At this time of year there are some fantastic bargains for couples about to tie the knot, as wedding suppliers come together at venues up and down the country for sale events. Everyone knows that buying a sample wedding dress off the peg from an independent wedding dress shop is absolutely the best way to save money on a designer wedding dress made from top quality fabrics; so join us as at the Metrodome on Sunday from 11am to try, buy and take away a fabulous wedding dress at the cheapest possible price.

Here is a small selection of the treats in store for you…

Marissa – fitted and fabulous with a sexy low back…

Kate, a stunningly simple A line wedding dress with high bateau neckline…ultra sophisticate…ultra chic…

Celebrate your curves in Gucci, an uber glam fitted lace wedding dress with low beaded back.

Aurora – gorgeous, girlie and utterly romantic!

Fun and flirty, Beau, a Tea length wedding dress with high bateau neckline and V back, is perfect for a vintage style wedding and for brides who want freedom of movement on their wedding day.

This is just a small selection of the fabulous sale wedding dresses we will be bringing to Barnsley. We will also be bringing sale Mother of the bride and groom outfits and hats and sale bridesmaids dresses – so you can dress your entire wedding party at the cheapest possible price!

Over 2000 tickets have gone for this event and our bridal stylists will be ready and waiting to help you choose an amazing wedding dress at an amazing bargain price – doors open at 10.45 and close at 3.00 – can’t wait to see you there!

Venue Address

The Metrodome, Queens Ground,Queens Road, Barnsley S71 1AN

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

   

 

 

When April came to our boutique to choose her wedding dress with her lovely Mum … also a Limelight bride… she had a very clear vision of her wedding day. This vision really excited us, so we asked if we could share that special day when she married Sam:

How did you and Sam meet?

We actually met online! I was 19 at the time and hadn’t really met anybody so I thought I would give online dating a go. I messaged Sam and we got talking and decided to meet up. We met in a pub in Sheffield for a drink and once we sat down and got talking I nipped to the toilet to call my best friend to let her know he was OK and not a weirdo! The rest is history, here we are 8 years later…

What was the first thing you noticed about him?

 The first thing I noticed was probably how tall and handsome he was.

Was it love at first sight? 

 Definitely! I can remember getting butterflies and looking forward to our next date. He was, and still is such a gentleman.

How did Sam propose?

We went on holiday to Newquay for my 24th birthday, we walked up to Little Fistral to the white look out building on top of a hill next to the beach. There was a couple of people up there and once we got to the top and id had a look around I was ready to go back down, not knowing that Sam was waiting for the people to leave so he could propose. He plucked up the courage and got down on one knee, I didn’t expect it at all and there were some happy tears.

What was it about your venue that made you choose it for your wedding day?

We tried to keep to a budget as we wanted to go on a big holiday for our honeymoon so we decided to get married in Sheffield Town Hall which was actually really lovely and had some lovely places for a few photos.

We then made our way to the Leopold Hotel across the road and we decided to go there, (well I decided) because of the afternoon tea! It looked amazing and was. So we had afternoon tea for our wedding breakfast and held our reception there as well.

April, what was the best bit about your hen do?

I didn’t have your average crazy hen do with big banners and props. We went to the Cat Café in Sheffield and then went to paint pots before going out for a few cocktails. I loved every minute of it, my best friend organised it and it was amazing. I didn’t expect it at all, it was all a secret of course until the day.

Your wedding had a unique theme with lots of amazing handmade details – tell us a little bit about how you prepared for your wedding

To be honest I changed my mind quite a few times on the theme, originally I wanted a  rustic them then a 50s themed wedding with records for centrepieces and polka dot dresses for the bridesmaids. My husband is a big Marvel fan so I thought of incorporating something Marvel into the 50’s theme for example flowers. Once I got looking on Pinterest for some inspiration, the 50’s themed wedding went out of the window and I decided the comic book wedding was what I wanted. I told Sam my ideas and he kind of just went with it and let me do what I wanted. I didn’t want it all to be cheesy in your face so I combined the theme with a Cadbury purple colour so it still looked traditional… and then, on closer inspection, you saw the comic theme.

So I found on YouTube how to make paper flowers and taught my mum how to make them and off she went. She made all of the bouquets, button holes and centrepieces out of comic books, it took her months. 

I made the confetti for the tables and the post box for our cards. A lot of items I purchased from Etsy, which is a handmade website so some of the table decorations, the groomsmen’s ties, my shoes, garter and wedding invites were all handmade and my friend‘s nan made my little handbag.

Which things were the most important to you both?

Probably just having everyone around us on the day looking so happy for us and sharing our big day. We wanted to make sure everyone was comfortable and had a great time.

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?

 I was looking at Tea length dresses before I came to Limelight. I did pick out a few different styles with Sue and some were gorgeous but just not me. I think the dress I chose was the second dress I tried on, I carried on trying on and went back to that one. I Just loved the detail on it, the lace and the sparkles. It just made me feel comfortable and beautiful.

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

 1) Seeing Sam when I walked down the aisle

2) At the end of the ceremony … walking out to the Avengers theme song and the people outside the room cheering when we came out 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOabQZHT4qY

3) Travelling in the camper van we hired

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

My friend took a photo for us in front of a window and there was a bouncer stood outside in our shot so I told her we would move so you wouldn’t see him, but she wasn’t having it.  She banged on the window and he ducked behind a wall while she took our photo. She was also the boss woman when the photographer was organising photos, she made sure everyone knew what they were doing and no one questioned her. She was amazing on the day.

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

 It was ‘Hey soul sister’ by Train.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVpv8-5XWOI

How did you chose your honeymoon destination?

 We went to Florida a couple of years ago and decided we wanted to go back before we settle down and have a family

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

Go with things you want, not what everyone else wants … it’s your day … so do something you will remember. You don’t have to stick to traditional … make it personal to you. I found it really stressful leading up to the wedding, but the day its self was lovely and nothing went wrong, just enjoy your day when it comes around because it goes by so quick!

To April and Sam thank you for sharing your inspirational wedding day with us … here’s to very Happy Ever After with lots of love from Limelight xxx

Photography by Nicol Garnon.

With all the excitement of Black Friday sales we have some great offers for Limelight brides during November and December:

An Extra 10% Off Wedding Dresses in our Sale Boutique November 13th to November 30th

An extra 10% reduction on all off the peg wedding dresses in our sale boutique between November 13th and November 30th. Prices £250, £550 and £950 less 10%. No need to book an appointment – the sale boutique is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am till 6pm Friday 10am till 5pm and Saturday 9.30 pm till 5pm. This is the perfect opportunity to buy a quality wedding dress at a the cheapest price – try, buy and take away on the day!

Click the link below to view wedding dresses with sizes and prices in our sale boutique:

http://www.designerbridalclearance.co.uk

 A Free Sorella Vita Bridesmaid’s Dress, on a minimum order of three, with Every Made to Order Wedding Dress bought in December. 

As a partner store with Essense of Australia, Limelight carries the whole collection of their Sorella vita bridesmaids dresseswhich range from £199 to £299. To view all the styles and colours please click the link below

https://www.essensedesigns.com/sorella-vita/dresses/