Lauren & Michael

Raffaele Ciuca Real Bride Lauren marries in Maggie Sottero Debra wedding dress in Melbourne-18

This week we interviewed #rcrealbride Lauren
who married the love of her life Michael in our Debra wedding gown by Maggie Sottero.

12th December 2016


THE FIRST SIGHT

On a cruise to the South Pacific.

Raffaele Ciuca Real Bride Lauren marries in Maggie Sottero Debra wedding dress in Melbourne-14

THE PROPOSAL

We were in Greece and Michael had organised a surprise sunset cruise around the Aegean Sea. He got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. I started laughing thinking he was joking but he wasn’t. It was perfect. We sailed around after taking photos of the sunset and then we headed back to the hotel room which he had decorated with roses and tea light candles.

Raffaele Ciuca Real Bride Lauren marries in Maggie Sottero Debra wedding dress in Melbourne-11

THE VENUE

Balgownie in the Yarra Valley were amazing. They said yes to everything we wanted.

Raffaele Ciuca Real Bride Lauren marries in Maggie Sottero Debra wedding dress in Melbourne-13

THE FAVOURITE MOMENT

Everything! Meeting Michael at the end of the alter and the reception.

Raffaele Ciuca Real Bride Lauren marries in Maggie Sottero Debra wedding dress in Melbourne-10

THE DRESS

I wore Debra by Maggie Sottero…. it was amazing. I didn’t want to take it off!

FINDING THE ONE

Maria was amazing. It was the second dress I tried on and it was perfect. I had a bad experience at another bridal store but Maria put me at ease and was delightful.

Raffaele Ciuca Real Bride Lauren marries in Maggie Sottero Debra wedding dress in Melbourne-16

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ADVISE

Relax and if things go wrong on the day embrace them…. let someone else deal with it.

Have checklist of what you need to tick off. Lists were my life saver.

Get EVERYTHING in writing from your vendors….

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