Becky + Paul

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

#rcrealbride Becky wore our stunning Onesi crepe wedding dress by Pronovias  for her wedding at the Abbotsford Convent​.

Photography by Jason Vandermeer

THE FIRST SIGHT
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We met on a Contiki trip in Europe, we spent 25 days on a bus with 40 other people seeing the sights and partying around Europe. After the Contiki tour, we travelled around Europe for 6 weeks together. We then did long distance from Perth and New Zealand for 6 months before deciding to move to Melbourne together.
Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

THE PROPOSAL
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We were on holiday in the Kimberley region in WA and Paul had organised for us to spend the night on a luxurious houseboat at the horizontal waterfalls a natural wonder of the area. We took a helicopter ride over the waterfalls at sunset, the helicopter then dropped us off on a private pontoon where Paul proposed and we popped some champagne. The helicopter then picked us up and we spend the night celebrating on the boat with the other guests.

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

THE VENUE
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We had a lot of guests travelling from all over the world so it was important that we could have the ceremony and reception all in one location. Abbotsford Convent is such a beautiful place with a wonderful history and we felt it really represented Melbourne in the best way. We also loved that we had creative freedom to decorate the reception room as we wanted. It meant we could make the room really reflect us as a couple.

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

THE FAVOURITE MOMENT
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It was seeing Paul standing at the altar when I walked into the church. It felt like it was just him and I in this wonderful moment together.  We looked at each other as I walked down the aisle we were both crying and every time I think about it, it makes me smile.

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

THE DRESS
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I wore the Onesi by Pronovias Dress.

PRONOVIAS ONESI

PRONOVIAS ONESI front

PRONOVIAS ONESI rear

It made me feel beautiful and amazing. I have never worn a dress that fitted me so well. I wanted something modern with some traditional elements like the lace. I loved the pure white element it really made me stand out on the day and the train made it have a bit of a dramatic feel.

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

FINDING THE ONE
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It was really great! My Mum and I went dress shopping together and we met Jo at the Armadale shop. She was so amazing at listening to what I wanted and making recommendations. She made me feel really special throughout the whole process.

I had 2 alterations and the team were great I was over the moon at my final fitting the dress was just perfect!

Raffaele Ciuca bride wears Onesi wedding dress by Pronovias in Melbourne, Australia

Venue- Bursaria- @bursaria
Photographer- Jason Vandermeer @jason_vdm
Videographer- Zepher Productions @zepherproductions
Celebrant- Charis White @melbournecelebrant_chariswhite
Florist- Good Grace and Humor @goodgraceandhumor
Makeup- Melissa Maier Make Up @melissamaiermakeup
Hair Styling- Amelia Rose hair Styling @ameliarosehairstyling
Band- Craig Frances @craigfrancesmusic
Cake- Nikos Cakes @nikos Cakes​