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From the effortlessly cool and the elegantly bohemian, to the insanely sexy and the impossibly glamorous, a backless wedding dress can make a stylish statement to your wedding day look.
Without flashing cleavage, or revealing too much leg, rocking a backless gown is a classy way of showing some skin on your wedding day, in a way that can be as fun and pretty or flirty and seductive as you like.
Perhaps one of the most versatile, accessible, and chic trends around – we’ve put together our top 5 backless wedding gowns all available at Raffaele Ciuca.
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EMMETT

Located in our Armadale Emporium
Attractive fit and flair wedding gown in crepe. A dazzling design thanks to the exquisite asymmetric neckline, with shimmering gemstones that turn the bride’s back into a feature.
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1625

Located in our Brunswick Emporium
This sultry fit and flair, sleeveless gown with a low V-neckline features magnificent beaded lace over tulle and lace embellished low sheer back with cross over beaded straps.
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638

Located in our Brunswick Emporium
This extravagant fit n flare beaded lace gown with a tulle skirt features a scoop illusion neckline and sheer illusion sleeves. The dramatic plunging back is embellished with lace and button closures and chapel train.
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BERTA 14-20

Located in our Armadale Bridal Suite
Sophistication and spectacular this gown in the classic example of Berta luxury and fit. Pearl beading details the plunging neckline and dramatic illusion back. Featuring pearl buttons and a sweeping train.
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BERTA 15 - 24

Located in our Armadale Bridal Suite
Sensual, Romantic, Beautiful, Sexy….Everything you could ever have imagined in a gown and more. Once you wear a Berta, there is no other choice except to be a Berta Bride. 

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Whether you're married, engaged, or nowhere near that stage of your life, you've totally thought about the ring you'd like to seal the deal. Don't lie to us. But have you thought about your wedding band? If you have, we're sure you've got loads of questions: Should it be bigger or smaller than your engagement stone? Do you want more than one? Should it complete a set, or would you prefer it to be totally unique? Once you've got it, how should you stack it?

After some careful research, we realised there isn't one solution to any of these problems. That's because every bride's got a different style preference, and there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, it only inspires us to get super creative with the rings we want to flaunt forever and show off to everyone we know. On that note, read on to find different real-girl ways to wear your wedding band . . . or bands. We know some of you lucky ladies have two.
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CLAIRE ARTISIDES
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NATATLIE MARIE JEWELLERY
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SAMANTHA WILLS
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MIRLO NEW YORK
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JOLIE & DEEN
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CLAIRE ARISTIDES
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MANIAMANIA
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BAHAGIA JEWELLERY
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DAMSELFLY

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This week we interviewed #rcrealbride Kristen who married Sam in a stunning Pronovias gown from our Armadale Emporium. From the entire RC Team we wish these two a happily ever after! x
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RC - How did you meet Sam?
Sam and I first met back in school in 2006. I hardly knew Sam in school as we had both come from different schools. One day as I was leaving school, Sam was leaning against a pole waiting for me to walk past. I heard him call my name so I stopped. He asked me to the Debutante ball, and I answered "I will think about it" and walked fast to my mum's car. My thoughts were "who is this guy, I don't even know him and how does he know me?" Sam on the other hand had it all planned out. He apparently said to his mate Joey when he first saw me in the library, that I was going to be his, and here we are.


RC - How did Sam propose?
Here is how the proposal panned out in Sam's words:

“The engagement was pretty epic for me cause I wanted it to be perfect..my plan was to do it at 4 mile beach, one of Kristen’s favourite places in Port Douglas. She refers to it as her happy place. The first attempt was the first day we arrived in Port Douglas as I wanted to use the brownie points the whole time we were away so we went down there but the vibe wasn't there and she was a little hangry.
So I left it to the second time when we were in a big glass chair lift type capsule going over the Daintree rain forest. It was amazing looking over all the dark green tree tops with massive exotic birds flying past and while I'm caught up in the moment, about to pop the question I focus on Kristen and notice she's having a little panic attack about being stuck in a swaying glass pod as she's quite claustrophobic so I gave it a miss again.
Then I had another crack at 4 mile beach and had the plan in my head that I'll find a nice pretty spot, sit down and write it in the sand or something. I found this beautiful spot under some palm trees and again just as I was about to pop the question this massive coconut flies past my head and buries half itself in the sand and with the near death experience I took it as an omen and left it yet again. So here we are on this beautiful little Island off the great barrier reef, the weather is amazing, the water calm, there's turtles and little lemon sharks in the water and it couldn’t be a more perfect day. Kristen and I walk around to the side of the island where there wasn't anyone else around and it felt like we were the only people on the island but I needed a distraction to get into position so I went and got the photographer and made up some cheesy request where she should face the forest and I'll face the ocean for a photo and then bam that's how I proposed, and Kristen said that she couldn't ask for a more perfect location as Port Douglas is our happy place."



RC - Is there a particular reason as to why you chose your ven