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FIND YOUR DREAM BERTA
Wedding dress with Raffaele Ciuca
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Berta’s avant-garde designs have taken over the bridal world by storm. Her artistic approach to bridal fashion have managed to surprise even the most veteran fashion editors and bloggers. Her collections are considered among the most praised and anticipated in the world. When you try on a Berta gown, everything falls into place. The cut, the fit and the silhouette are all unlike anything else.

Berta gowns are located at Raffaele Ciuca, The Bridal Suite, level 1, 1088 High Street Armadale.
Please note a booking fee will apply.

 
BERTA 17 - 110
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A strapless wedding gown that exposes the intricate boning structure of the dress through layers of soft tulle and glitter embossed fabric. A dramatic fit and flare shape with a long train that features floral appliques and multiple layers of tulle. This gown is perfect for a couture bride that will turn heads on her wedding day.
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BERTA 18 - 15








This wedding dress from Berta’s new spring bridal collection is a handmade illusion strapless wedding gown with lace embroidery on a sparkling netting underlay. This gown features a stunning encrusted plunge neckline and open back detail.
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BERTA 18 - 17
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A breathtaking A-line gown by internationally renowned designer Berta. A couture design that features a jewelled fabric, plunging ‘V’ neckline, meticulously placed lace motifs on the bust and crystal spaghetti strap detail. This gown is certain to make every guests jaw drop as you walk down the aisle.



 
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  BERTA 17 - 102








 
A couture, high end gown with lightweight organza that sits off the shoulder. This dress also features exposed boning through the bodice and layers of spotted tulle and lace for added depth and dimension. An ephemeral dress for a wedding.
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BERTA 17 - 130  
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A spectacular beaded mermaid wedding dress that accentuates the sensuality of the bride’s curves thanks to a seductive and plunging V-neck, with delicate beaded straps. A design the streamlines the silhouette and accentuates the bride’s femininity, while the fabric floats with every step she takes.
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  BERTA 18 - 14











Elegant and very sexy, this gown is by world renowned designer Berta. This exquisite mermaid wedding dress with a sparkly underlay and lace appliques. A deep ‘V’ neckline and open back detail, a large lace applique detailed train with silk organza gathered along the train. A true spectacle of a dress.
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BERTA 16 - 101  
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This couture ballgown is by world renown designer Berta. The majestic volume of the skirt has thoughtfully placed glitter and crystal details throughout the skirt and bodice. A plunging open neckline with sheer detailing around the waist emanates sensuality and femininity. A luxurious dress for a bride that seeks to stand out from the ordinary.
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BERTA 18 - 13 








The elegance of a lace mermaid wedding dress and the sensuality of a plunging V-neck. These two elements converge in this spectacular short-sleeve design that features detailed clear sequins and beading to make sure you capture the attention of all your guests.
 
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 BERTA 15 - 107  
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A long-sleeve couture wedding dress by world renowned designer Berta. This dress features an amazing embellished scalloped lace detail, a plunging ‘V’ neckline, sheer sleeves, fitted along the hips and flares into a chapel length train. The low back has a beaded trim to finish the dress.
 
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THE WORLD'S MOST LUXURIOUS WEDDINGS
No matter what your wedding budget is, there is something so indulgent about browsing the photos of the most luxurious weddings. And even if the most elaborate decor elements can't easily be replicated on a regular wedding budget, they can spark an idea that is possible. Here, be inspired by some of the most over-the-top ideas we've ever seen!
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 THE CEREMONY
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THE RECEPTION
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  THE INVITATIONS  
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   THE CAKE
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THE LOUBOUTIN'S
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THE LOVE STORY
Lizzy & Dayne

 #rcrealbride Lizzie wore our stunning Tatiana crepe wedding dress by Pronovias  for her wedding at Zonzo in the Yarra Valley.


Photography Katie Harmsworth
 
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THE FIRST SIGHT
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We met many, many years ago, when Dayne started his electrical apprenticeship at the same company my dad (Gavan) worked at. I would help out in the office at times on uni holidays and we bumped into each other over the years when out and about.

However, it was January 2013, Australia Day long weekend, that we randomly bumped into each other at a pizza shop (neither of us had been to). We happily chatted away and we were surprised to see each other after so long. Dayne at this point no longer worked with my dad, however did still keep in touch with him.

From the pizza shop, we parted ways and did not exchange numbers. However Dayne did contact my dad  to track down my email, and a couple days later I received an email wanting to organise a catch up. One catch up lead to another.
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THE PROPOSAL
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Dayne organised a weekend away to Trentham and had the whole weekend planned with lots of activities (we love the outdoors, exercising and keeping fit). We had taken our bikes away with us and went for a bike ride along this beautiful track, the scenery was amazing and weather perfect. We stopped at one particular spot overlooking a beautiful area and that’s when Dayne got out the ring and popped the question. I was so overwhelmed and happy that I dropped my bike in excitement. Poor Dayne was then left juggling the ring and bike – it was just perfect, and so us – in the outdoors and in the middle of exercise. Dayne didn’t drop down to one knee, as he said it’s not his thing, but the ring was all I ever wanted and the perfect size (he had been planning for many months with my best friend, Denae), and I had no idea.
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THE VENUE
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To be honest the whole planning process was rather relaxed. Dayne pretty much said to take the lead once we settled on a venue, and we both decided we wanted a very cruisey and fun wedding at a winery. We looked at two places and were sold on Zonzo, so we got engaged November 2015, picked the venue late January 2016 and then had plenty of time (13 months) to take our time planning. I absolutely loved the planning and seeking inspiration from others and online, it was so much fun and I never felt stressed. I had a little wedding planner book where I would aim to tick something off each week or month.
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THE FAVOURITE MOMENT
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Lizzy: walking down on the aisle with Dad and locking eyes with Dayne (corny, I know), but it just gave me goosebumps and my smile could not have been bigger.

Dayne: There were two moments. The car ride in with the boys and also watching my father-in-law cry when he handed Lizzy to me, knowing how much the day meant to him.
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THE DRESS
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I went looking online for inspiration first, and knew aspects of what I wanted and didn’t want. I wanted to be able to look back at photos of me in the dress and know that it was a timeless, elegant piece with a touch of sexy and ‘WOW factor’. I found the brand Pronovias at Raffaele Ciuca and instantly fell in love with a number of their gowns. I tried on three dresses, instantly falling in love with the first dress (it’s crazy how they say its often the first dress you try on). 


FINDING THE ONE
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My stylist, Jessica, was amazing with the whole process. We had fun and she made it so easy. I took mum with me the next week and she gave me the thumbs up.
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ADVICE FOR OTHER BRIDES
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Embrace it, and most of all enjoy the whole process. Remember its about the two of you and the people most important who you want included. Make it fun and don’t get caught up in the drama that sometimes comes with weddings. Make it what you want it.

Last words…
Invest in amazing photographer/s, as they capture those special moments.
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 Featured on Ivory Tribe / Ceremony and reception:  Zonzo Estate, Yarra Valley / Celebrant:  Anthony Cribbes / Photography:  Katie Harmsworth / Florist: Sugar Bee Flowers (Youki) / Hair and Makeup:  Tracy Bradley, The Makeup Room / The dress: Pronovias from Raffaela Ciuca / Veil: Raffaela Ciuca / Jewellery/Accessories: Tiffany and Co. / Shoes:  Nine West / Rings: Diamondline Jewellery and Uniform Black / Bridesmaid’s dresses: Rodeo Show / Menswear: Peter Jackson / Catering: Zonzo  / Favours: Potted succulents / Cake / Cake topper: Cherrytree Bakehouse / Stationery / Signage: Board by Willow and Ink. Placecards and invitations by Kraft & White / Entertainment: Lark Music, Luke and his team were amazing / Transport: Hot Rod Heaven and Yarra Valley Transfers / Honeymoon: Tasmania and Bali
 

CONSULT WITH A
RAFFAELE CIUCA EXPERT
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ARMADALE BRIDAL EMPORIUM
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Experience High Street Armadale luxury in our glamorous conveniently located Emporium. Let our expert stylists guide you through our extensive collection of the latest in bridal.


1088 High Street Armadale
(03) 9509 8731
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BRUNSWICK BRIDAL EMPORIUM 
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Sydney Road’s flagship Bridal Emporium; Raffaele Ciuca Brunswick will impress with the ultimate bridal shopping experience with over 250 styles to choose from including our new RC Curve Collection.

441-443 Sydney Road Brunswick
(03) 9380 4044
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LUXURY BRIDAL SUITE
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Raffaele Ciuca Bridal strives to exceed our customers’ expectations. We have opened a Luxury Bridal Suite above our Armadale Emporium. This is a VIP experience like no other in Australia.

Level 1 1088 High Street Armadale
(03) 9509 8731