Berta Bridal Launch from Raffaele Ciuca

On the first of June Melbourne bridal retailer Raffaele Ciuca launched the stunning MUSE by BERTA collection to Melbourne, Australia. The evening was an intimate affair in their High Street, Armadale Bridal Emporium and brought together and showcased the best talent in Australia’s bridal industry.

The beauty look for the evening was synonymous with Berta’s signature bronze palette and was re-created by a team of makeup artists from the NATIONAL ACADEMY OF BEAUTY. Hair was styled by Kristina Youseff of KYK HAIR in loose tresses parted in the centre then adorned with VIKTORIA NOVAK crowns.

Upon arrival guest were greeted with a pomegranate ginger palomas served by waiters in tuxedos and black velvet bowties.

Canapés of black rice crisp, ocean trout, salmon pearls, celery cress.  Seared Port Phillip Bay scallop, coconut and sweet pumpkin, salsify and shiso and camomile tea smoked quail taro chip, quince relish roamed the room on mirrored trays.

Guests were treated to a two course dinner and a MUSE inspired take home dessert  designed by Lisa Van Zanten Executive Pastry Chef of ATLANTIC GROUP.

Guests were invited to Melbourne Meets Muse with a unique pairing, but beautifully luxe unification, of black on black invitations. The rich foiling of the text grasping their attention and carrying on to the menus. Created by the talented team at GIANT INVITATIONS.

The luxe marble dining table ran the length of the Armadale Bridal Emporium between rows of wedding gowns. Each place setting was dressed with precision, featuring all black plates, cutlery and napkins all hand- selected by HARRY THE HIRER.

The smell of fresh peonies was in the air… every surface in the store has been covered in rich, dark floral arrangements by BABYLON FLOWERS and burning candles creating a wintery and romantic mood.