HAVE YOURSELF A VERY RC CHRISTMAS
May the season of love sparkle and shine,
may all of your wishes and dreams come true, and may you feel this happiness all year round.
from our family to yours.
This season we're celebrating love with lot's of exciting offers.
New season gowns arriving now in store.
SHARE YOUR PROPOSAL STORY
Since 1956 Raffaele Ciuca has defined bridal style and celebrated Australia’s greatest love stories. To celebrate THE SEASON OF LOVE we want to share your proposal stories, whether you are married already or due to wed, we'd love to hear the story behind your promise.
Send your story and picture (could be from your engagement or wedding) to
"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." #rcrealbride Lizzie
"Just as a thunderstorm started to roll in and we were walking back along the beach to head home, he got down on one knee and proposed! It was such an amazing surprise and it was such a perfect moment, doing something that we love." #rcrealbride Aimee
"As the clock struck 12am – Ben pulled me close, whispered three special words and promised they would last forever." #rcrealbride Katherine
"He passed me the itinerary & tickets Friday night after work, smiled and said you better pack, we are leaving tomorrow morning. He proposed the first night at dinner. He couldn’t wait. The next day we went on a helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef to white heaven beach, where we had a champagne picnic and the beach to our selves. The whole weekend was perfect." #rcrealbride Kayla
"An epic family vay-cay to the Sapphire Coast (Merimbula). Phil planned the entire day for us, boat ride in the morning, picnic breakfast, animal sanctuary (I got a selfie with a kangaroo). Then he took me down to the pier, where he had written the most beautiful speech/poem for me, got down on one knee and produced a custom Heidi Gibson blue sapphire ring… (Swoon)." #rcrealbride Georgia
"Ashmid got on one knee, I cried my eyes out and I said yes when I was able to compose myself and take in the view. A moment I will never forget." #rcraelbride Donna
THE LOVE STORY
Becky & Paul
#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
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.
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.
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.
THE FAVOURITE MOMENT
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.
I wore the Onesi by Pronovias Dress.
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.
FINDING THE ONE
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!
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
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