In the place where Romeo loved Juliet, our stunning bride Agnes, who travelled from London to our West Yorkshire boutique to find the ultimate wedding and bridesmaid gowns, held a truly beautiful wedding at the gorgeous 17th Century Palladian Villa Zambonina. This wedding is inspired by the graceful pink city of Verona, mirroring its romance and opulence.

We spoke with Agnes to find out some more about this spectacular venue, and she commented that…

 ‘One of the great things about this venue, asides from its beauty, was its size we were able to accommodate all of our guests,  allowing everyone to get to know each other turning our special day into an unforgettable week of memories which I will always treasure. ‘

Every detail has been considered down to the elegant green and cream colour palette being integrated into the wedding menu. The centre pieces have been carefully selected and look stunning against the verdant green gardens. The personal touches added to Agnes and Chris’s wedding are extremely moving, they placed photographs of those special ones who have passed  at the wedding table – such a thoughtful detail.

‘Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on’ – Taken from the poem Love lives on

 Agnes chose this stunning floor length sheath bridesmaid dresses, from Sorella Vita, in tulle with a romantic floral lace pattern for her girls. The gown features a modified sweetheart neckline and a satin belt to accentuate the waist, and really adds to the charm of the day.

Agnes looked so beautiful in her imperial gown Papillon designed by the wonderfully talented Ian Stuart who states that the splendour of the petal decoration that adorns this gown creates such an angelic look – and we have to completely agree!

‘The best thing to hold on to in life is each other’ – Audrey Hepburn 


Agnes and Chris asked us to pay special thanks to ‘Giovanna Aprili the extremely talented photographer and all the team at Villa Zambonina, especially marina, who helped to make our wedding unforgettable xxx’ 

No one likes working Sundays but there is one Sunday every year when we all meet at Limelight, at 7am – smiling! Last weekend, the entire team, including the latest 5 week old addition to the family, headed South to one of the most exciting bridal events of the year. White Gallery, in Battersea Park, houses the launch of the new bridal collections by the very best designers in the industry and we get to see them all while eating cupcakes – it’s a hard job but someone has to do it! The highlight for us, as always, was Ian Stuart’s catwalk show which launched Runway Rebel, his utterly fabulous 2016 bridal collection.

This exciting and eclectic collection offers 2016 brides individuality and great, great style. As usual, when it came to choosing our favourites for Limelight, we were totally spoilt for choice. For Sophie and Claire, Paradis is so perfectly pretty in every way!

We all adore Mai Tai – loving the oriental influence and the shape is sublime!

As Ian chats, in his unassuming way, to his models and clients, Haley has her eye on the amazing Chiquitita and her face says it all…

 Combining candy stripes and florals with  the incomparable shape of Flower Bomb, this dress is romantic and sassy and utterly fabulous – for Haley and I, an absolute must have! Talking of flowers, how about Summertime? Jane had no hesitation:

So stylish, so dreamy, so Grace Kelly in High Society … my she’s yar…

Look out for a hot new trend which offers exciting  and versatile options for brides and has all the bridal stylists buzzing. Can’t decide between fitted and fairytale on your big day? Now you don’t have to!

Remove the skirt and WOW  – one dress, two stunning looks on your wedding day!

This is a just a little taster of the goodies in store from Ian Stuart at Limelight from September 2015 but if you would like to see the entire Runway Rebel collection and walk down our catwalk in some of Ian’s gorgeous creations, then book an appointment for our Ian Stuart Trunk show on September 19th 2015, like us, you’ll be blown away!