“Sylvia at the Armadale store was absolutely amazing with helping me find the right dress for my body shape, and she was so much fun. I am so grateful to the staff and for making it such a memorable experience for me.” #RCREALBRIDE TILLY RC – How did you and Xavier meet? Xavier and I met each other when we were out one night. We eventually kept running into each other and it went from there. We don’t really have a romantic story about how we fell in love with each other, but I am so lucky to have him as my husband and best friend. RC – How with Xavier propose to you? Xavier proposed to me on my 21st birthday. He had organised a weekend away in the city for us at Crown Towers. When I walked into our room there was a large arrangement of flowers on the desk with some chocolates. I turned around to thank him and that was when he was on his knee asking me to be his wife. It was a really beautiful moment. Is there a particular reason as to why you chose your venue? Our venue was at Tallis Winery, Dookie. The reason why we chose this venue is simply because it is a beautiful location and it is where Xavier grew up. We wanted to have our wedding somewhere that holds a lot of meaning to us and where we can visit regularly to reminisce about our special day. RC – Your favourite part of the wedding? We had a small, intimate family wedding of about 25 guests. We wanted to keep it small because we were doing it for us. It was such a beautiful day that I honestly couldn’t pick a favourite moment. RC – How the dress made you feel? My dress was beyond perfect. I knew the moment I tried it on in the Armadale store that the dress was the one for me. RC – Can you describe your bridal shopping experience? Raffaele Ciuca was the first shop I had looked at for my wedding dress. I had 2 appointments to follow but I quickly cancelled them the minute I had tried my dress on at Raffaele Ciuca. I didn’t need to question it and I didn’t need to go and confuse myself by looking at other stores. Sylvia at the Armadale store was absolutely amazing with helping me find the right dress for my body shape, and she was so much fun. I am so grateful to the staff and for making it such a memorable experience for me. RC – Lastly, do you have any tips for brides-to-be! This is your wedding. You are doing it for you and your hubby. Don’t stress because everything falls into place and remember to enjoy every minute of it because the day will be over before you know it!!