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SAY YES TO LOVE
Raffaele Ciuca Bridal supports marriage equality.
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Raffaele Ciuca started in men's tailoring in 1956 and in the 80's introduced bridal wear to the company. For over 60 years RC has dressed brides and grooms for their special day, including countless same sex couples. We believe in equality and would love to see our RC couples with legal rights to wed.Now more than ever, we need to encourage more love within the world, so please remember that the postal vote closes on the 7th of November and to send in your form before then so that your voice is heard. If you to want to learn more, check out the Australian Marriage Equality Organisation.We were invited by LENZO to come on board to support marriage equality with the stunning photoshoot at Campbell Point House. With a wedding this gorgeous, we’re sure you’ll want to see dozens more. And remember when you are filling out your form, #LoveIsLove!
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The theme was a pastel version of the gay pride flag, and we based our styling around a rainbow Belle Balloons arch, which also served as our ceremony backdrop. Flowers by Brett Matthew John added corresponding coloured flowers to the balloon installation, as well as making not one, but two #STUNNING floral bouquets. 
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The natural and fresh makeup and hair look was created by the very talented Sophie Knox
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The location for the shoot was the incredible Campbell Point House on the Bellarine Peninsula. 
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Desserts by Bride and Stork and stationary by White Ink Design Co.
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CREDITS STYLING Lenzo / PHOTOGRAPHY Kas Richards / VENUE Campbell Point House / BALLOON INSTALLATION Belle Balloons / FLORIST Flowers by Brett Matthew John / STATIONERY White Ink Design Co / WEDDING DRESSES Raffaele Ciuca Bridal / HAIR + MAKEUP Sophie Knox / SHOES Bared Footwear / BRIDAL ROBES Cookies and Ry / CANDLES Aroma Luxe / COOKIES, CAKE + TARTS Bride and Stork / MARSHMALLOWS Aere Confections / FURNITURE Dann Event Hire / PAINTED FLATLAY BOARD Haymes Paint / NAPKINS Table Art / PARTYWARE Parties Made Pretty / PERSPEX RISER Pretty Polly Designs / MODESL Emly N + Tess M via Brazen Models /
AND THE BRIDES WORE... Loved the beautiful gowns from the shoot? Here's more information on these stunning new collection wedding dresses you can shop now in our bridal emporiums! ___
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Emily wears APOLO by Rosa Clara; sophisticated classic-style ballgown wedding dress with elegant bateau neckline and exclusive back with playful bows. A design guaranteed to make an impression!Available in our Armadale Emporium
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Tess wears LOUISE  by Rosa Clara; a stunning fitted wedding dress featuring an illusion sweetheart neckline, cap-sleeves, and low, open back, all trimmed in Swarovski crystals. Geometric beading cascade over the bodice, while tulle godets accent the skirt.Available in our Armadale Emporium.
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The simplicity and classic lines of mermaid wedding dress DEBLES by Pronovias made this design an elegant choice for Emily. A low waist dress with a bateau neckline and a V-back that showcases the sophisticated and chic brocade fabric.Available in our Armadale Emporium
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The dreamy AMATA by Berta Muse seemed the obvious choice for the free-spirited Tess. The sheer bohemian wedding dress in organza features a plunging neckline and sexy low back with stunning intricate hand beading.Available in our Luxury Bridal Suite, located about our Armadale Emporium.
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The unique geometric hand beading make the glamorous ANNORA wedding dress a very special and unique design. A beaded mermaid sheath with large detachable princess style overskirt, contrasts with its illusion neckline in crystal tulle and thread embroidery appliqués that blend into the skin, creating a very sensual tattoo effect.Available in our Luxury Bridal Suite, located about our Armadale Emporium.
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Fit for a princess, this stunning AURELIA ballgown by world-renowned bridal designer Berta features beading all over and a low back and plunging neckline.Available in our Luxury Bridal Suite, located about our Armadale Emporium.
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For Emily's last look we chose COHEN by Sottero and Midgley this simple wedding dress featuring a fit-and-flare silhouette in Mikado satin. With an elegant bateau neckline, sheer side insets, a square back and self-covered buttons trailing down the train.
Available in our Armadale Emporium
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THE LOVE STORY Tara & Sarah#rcrealbrides Tara & Sarah wore stunning Maggie Sottero gowns for their wedding in New Zealand.Courtney Horwood Photography.
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Hi Raffaele Cicua bridal store and alterations. Tara and I both got our dresses from you for our wedding in New Zealand. We got married on 9.4.16 and had the most amazing day! We had not seen each other dresses, and didn't until we both got to the end of the aisle on the day. It was so amazing to see that our dresses were so similar yet so different. We loved how you worked so hard to make sure our dresses went well together. We are so thankful for all of the help from your shop and alteration shop! We also got our headpieces from you - which were amazing. We both felt amazing on our special day and are very thankful for your help to make sure we knew nothing of each others dresses until the day, and for all your advice in finding our perfect dresses. Here are a few happy snaps.Thanks Sarah and Tara
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