There is something unforgettable about a perfectly cut, fitted wedding dress in a simple fabric which is all about style rather than embellishment. If you are looking for a sophisticated wedding dress that makes a style statement, then a bridal gown in luxurious crepe or mikado is the perfect choice.

Crepe is a soft fabric that gently and naturally contours the body then falls into a relaxed puddle train. It is easy to wear and ultra sophisticated… perfect for a modern minimalistic or city chic wedding.

Woodstock 31143 priced £1195 by Adranna Papell is the perfect example of an unforgettably stylish, simple, fitted, crepe wedding dress, with plunge V neckline, long organza sleeves and organza illusion key hole back with covered buttons. The optional slit in the skirt can reveal a subtle, glamorous glimpse of leg and sexy shoe. This style looks amazing on a tall, long limbed frame.The classic collection from Libelle by Modeca showcases stunningly simple, sophisticated wedding dresses, perfect for second weddings and priced around £1000. We love Leslie £1075 for her relaxed elegance. The subtle beading on the empire line has an elongating, figure flattering effect.

Equally striking, is this timeless, simple fitted crepe wedding dress with off the shoulder Bardot neckline and low illusion beaded back. Empress 31135 by Adranna Papell is priced at £1,295

For simple, effortless, boho chic look no further than this soft A line crepe wedding dress by Jazz at Modeca with plunging V neck, shoe string straps and low V back with short puddle train.

Mikado is a more structured fabric creating a stunningly figure flattering silhouette and is perfect for simple mermaid or fishtail wedding dresses.

Reece D2577 priced £1199 by Essense of Australia is an off the shoulder mermaid mikado wedding dress which compliments an hour glass figure and is also available in plus sizes. Team with a cathedral length single tier lace edged veil and the effect is breathtaking.

Ursula, D2027 by Essense of Australia priced £1399, a simple strapless mermaid wedding dress with dramatic waterfall tulle train – totally jaw dropping! For a stylish, sophisticated, unforgettable wedding dress, sometimes less is more…

New Year is an exciting time in the wedding dress world. The latest trends, hot off the catwalk, are now arriving in our bridal boutique and the designers have gone all out for the new decade! 2020 will see a continuing demand for easy to wear, light weight wedding dresses as couples jet off to destination weddings on exotic beaches and remote lakesides. Woodland weddings are perfect for the latest boho wedding dress styles while the romance of the fairy tale ball gown has been recreated in soft A line wedding dresses in wispy, ethereal fabrics. If you are planning a 2020 wedding, now is the time to choose your wedding dress and trust me, you will be blown away by the latest trends…

Wedding dress Style D3023(£1499) from Essense of Australia is a dream come true for your inner boho goddess. Lacy leaves gently cascade over the sheer bodice with plunging V neckline and onto the softly flowing A line skirt. We have named  this dress Fearne. She is currently one of our favourite dresses because she creates a strikingly simple silhouette in a contemporary sheer fabric which combines dreamy romance with subtle sexy and the overall effect is truly jaw dropping.

While 2020 brides are looking for light weight, easy to wear wedding dresses, the dress must still be figure flattering and this doesn’t happen by accident. Designers used to create the perfect silhouette and cinched waist with boned corsetry – fabulous to look at, but not always easy to wear. Designers had to come up with new techniques to sculpt the body and they found they could  create cinched waists by varying the opacity of the dress. This means some areas of the dress are completely lined and opaque while others are more translucent. Sheer side panels are cut into the narrowest part of the waist while graphic laces and beaded patterns create linear panels which flatter and sculpt the figure without the stiffness of boning. Thanks to the skill and expertise of  wedding dress designers such as Martina Harris, Creative Director of Essense of Australia, our brides look and feel amazing while enjoying complete freedom of movement on their wedding day. D2849 (£1699)  pictured above is the perfect example of the way in which these techniques are used to produce an effortless and totally wow wedding dress. We call her Diaz.

Another trend for 2020 wedding dresses is the ultimate in femininity – the water fall skirt. Tier after tier of cascading tulle creates dreamy romance, drama and volume without a long train. This image of Lilah, D2893, a contemporary ball gown wedding dress with shoe string straps, (£1599) says it all!

If you love the drama and romance of layers and layers of tulle tiered skirt, but are looking for a fitted silhouette, the designers have it covered…

Tuscany, a glamorous, sexy and utterly romantic mermaid wedding dress, with those figure flattering, cinched waist sheer side panels D2908 (£1799) has a small train with dramatic impact. Wear this dress for a beach wedding, a church wedding, a woodland or a barn wedding – it’s perfect for 2020 brides.

A plain fabric and simple silhouette cannot be beaten for making a timeless statement because the bride shines through the dress. The plunge neckline trend is designed to draw the the eye down from radiant face to waist and on down the length of the gown.

The timeless, off the shoulder trend also continues strongly in 2020 because it frames the face, neck and shoulders for an ultra feminine look that is sophisticated, sensual and equally figure flattering on plus size and petite brides. Hope, wedding dress D2761 in soft, flowing easy to wear dove satin (£1399)…breathtaking!

Another stunning trend for 2020 is the flat train which has the bridal wow factor but is easy to wear. Simply lift and drop… and your train is displayed in all its glory. Just look at the figure flattering shape it creates…

The key hole back is also featured in wedding dresses for 2020 and flatters the figure by revealing only the leanest area of the back.

The subtle leg reveal is a favourite current wedding dress trend and creates ease of movement as well as a great opportunity to show off your wedding shoes. D2840, Harper (£1599) shown below is the perfect example.  You can see again, in this dress, how variety of opacity sculpts the body to slim the waist …

And finally we love the 2020 trend for a sheer lace beaded waistband which forms an integral feature of the wedding dress and takes the eye directly to the waist removing the need for an additional belt. On D2887, Luna (£1599) this sheer waistband sits high under the bust on the empire line elongating the silhouette at the waist and hip.

So there we have it – wedding dresses trending for 2020 – hats off to our amazing designers – we can’t wait to see Limelight brides on our catwalk in these stunning dresses! Our bridal boutique is located in West Yorkshire, near Huddersfield, Wakefield, Holmfirth, and Honley and within easy reach from Leeds, Manchester, Barnsley, York, Harrogate and Sheffield.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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