Christie Nicole Bridal

Meet the Brides



Rhiannon Luvis



1. Tell us your love story..

Michael and I met through his cousin at her engagement party. We were both smitten but it took another six months before we spoke again, at her wedding, and we haven’t looked back since!

That was six years ago!  

2. Wedding Date & Location

We were married on 7 September, 2019 at The Farm, Byron Bay.

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

There were obviously quite a few but the ceremony was probably my fave… followed closely by my dad’s speech. We wanted our ceremony to be fun, light-hearted and different to anything we had been to before. We wrote our own vows, had Michael’s 2 best mates tell our love story and 2 of our favourite people all the way from Amsterdam were there to sign our marriage certificate - it was perfection! 

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I went to one bridal store and tried on almost every style they had, to get a feel for what was ‘me’. I hated everything. Nothing felt like me and I was turned off looking again until I saw an ad on Instagram for Christie. I contacted her straight away and she was so lovely and so responsive, it felt like it was meant to be - I locked her in that afternoon!

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

It was so much fun, I am still having withdrawals from my fittings! From the first meeting with Christie, I trusted her completely - it felt like I was going to visit a friend every time I went to Sydney. I got to my first meeting with a whole range of inspo styles - I really had no idea what I wanted, it was such a big commitment! Christie made the process so easy and was candid about what would work and what wouldn’t, which was exactly what I needed! She has an eye for design that I can’t even fathom - she ended up sketching the dress in about 5 minutes based on the fabric I chose (mind blown). On top of all of that, I live in Brisbane so had to travel for my fittings but Christie was so accommodating and worked around my schedule for each fitting.  

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

To say I felt incredible doesn’t seem like enough! My dress was beyond anything I could have imagined - I couldn’t have asked for anything that was more me. I actually teared up when I saw the final version - and I’m not really one to cry at things like that!  Everyone on my wedding day was so blown away at how different it was and the intricate detail when they got up close, I’m still getting messages about it!  

7. Marriage to us means..

Promising to make each other laugh, and to keep our love fun, exciting and full of adventure; Being each others ride or die. 

8. Honeymoon Destination

Since we were already in Byron Bay, we spent a week there soaking up the sun and post wedding vibes and then headed to Queenstown for a week of wineries, food, skiing…. and more wine by the fire.


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Julie nguyen

1. Tell us your love story..

Tim and I met in high school in Year 9 through mutual friends. We hit it off right away and immediately become very close. We were best friends throughout high school and experienced many ups and downs. There was always a spark between us but we remained true to our friendship until 7 years ago where we took our friendship to the next step. 

To this day, Tim and I remain the best of friends and are more in love than ever. He is the funniest, most caring, humble person I have met and I continue to fall in love with him each and every day. 

2. Wedding Date & Location

6 April 2019 – Grow Wild Wildflower Farm, Alpine (Southern Highlands)

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

There were so many great moments throughout the day from getting ready to our first look, or even the dragon dance. If I had to pick only one, it would definitely have to be our first dance. The whole day was a whirlwind of emotions and our first dance was the first moment Tim and I had together as husband and wife where it was just us. It was a magical moment. 

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I had an idea of what I wanted my dress to look like but no dress I tried on was ‘perfect’. I decided to get my dress made and was recommended to Christie through my sister and straight away we hit it off. She has an eye for detail and was so patient with all the ideas I had and she had a great way of putting all the ideas together seamlessly. The one thing that Christie brings to the whole experience is her passion to make your ‘dream dress’. She invests all her time and energy into every dress she makes and embarks on the journey with her brides, making the experience that much more meaningful – that is something that money cannot buy. 

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

From the consultation phase to the design phase to making the skeleton of the dress, Christie was invested in every step. She took on every idea I had for my dress and helped me turn my dream dress into reality. Every time I met up with her, her excitement and passion were evident, and it made me feel confident that I was leaving such an important job in her hands. She was invested in creating my dream dress and I trusted that she was going to do an amazing job.

I enjoyed meeting up with Christie each week to see the progress of my dress come to fruition and looking back, it’s made me miss the whole experience. From beginning to end, Christie was such a dream to work with and each dress she makes is an absolute masterpiece. The end product had Christie’s own unique spin to it and unlike any dress I had seen before. It was stunning!

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

On my wedding day, putting on that dress was a dream. I felt a million dollars walking around in that dress and didn’t want to take it off! The dress was everything I hoped it would be and more!

7. Marriage to us means..

Growing together for life. Loving each other for who we are and bringing out the best in one another. 

8. Honeymoon Destination

Eurotrip – London, Germany, Italy, Greece and France






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Rachel disalvo


1. Tell us your love story..

Luke and I met through mutual friends at my house in Bondi when we were having a house party.  It was a summer night and he took his shirt off and I was like “yep, that’s him”. Then after a few more drinks, I came out onto the balcony in my snow boarding boots and a basketball get up and he was like “yep, that’s her”.

2. Wedding Date & Location

Luke and I were married on Friday 16, August at Seacliff House in Gerringong.

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

I have so many favourite moments of our special day but the one that stands out the most was seeing Luke standing at the end of the isle, looking as handsome as ever in his navy tux, I have never been happier (I wanted to jump his bones then and there).

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I had tried on a few different dresses in a few different bridal shops and the dresses I was trying on just weren’t me. I knew of 2 other ladies that had their dresses designed by Christie and they were stunning (suited the ladies to a tea). I just had a feeling that we would create something out of this world and boy did we ever!

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

From the first moment I met Christie it was love at first sight with this girl (obviously other than my husband). Christie from the get-go was beyond amazing, helpful, creative, patient, funny – I honestly felt like I had known her for years.  Her creative flare and attention to detail is really something you can’t teach. She just has it.  

I was such an indecisive bride, I had a whole calico sample design perfected with Christie and then changed my mind COMPLETELY!! The styles couldn’t be more opposite. THEN… we created magic!!! We worked together like two peas in a pod and created a masterpiece!! The design had a few tricky bits to it, but like a weapon Christie made it work flawlessly.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Honestly, I’m not very girly – but I felt like a damn princess in this dress and LOVED IT!! It couldn’t have been more perfect, every detail in the dress was so unique and special. Being obsessed with the dress is putting it lightly.

7. Marriage to us means..

Marriage means to Luke and I is a lifetime bond. A lifetime of annoying each other (more so me being the annoying one) and laughing every day. Supporting each other in all walks of life. Growing old and grumpy together. Creating babies (hopefully soon).

8. Honeymoon Destination

We jetted off to Fiji for our honeymoon to Malolo Island for 7 nights which was insanely relaxing and beautiful, pretty much ate and drank for 7 days straight.  Then came home and thought we should work off a bit of the honeymoon bloat at Perisher. We then boarded for 3 days at the snow. Mixed in a bit of sun and snow – very us.




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BRONTE FLORIAN



1. Tell us your love story..

Our love story began on our first day of uni when we were 18 years old. We were 2 students in a class of 16 studying musical theatre at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. We’d both moved from different states literally days before and knew hardly anyone. We were classmates, who quickly became friends, who quickly became house mates, who quickly became colleagues, who slowly fell in love.  

2. Wedding Date & Location

Monday, June 24, 2019

Three Blue Ducks, Rosebery, NSW

We started our day at my family home in Middle Dural for getting ready/first look/photos. I grew up in this home and together Blake and I have spent a lot of time here so it was very special for us to spend part of our wedding day at home, with just our immediate family. We then travelled to the Archie Rose Gin Distillery to meet all our guests for cocktails and canapés before moving next door to Three Blue Ducks for the ceremony and reception.

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

The day is filled with favourite moments… our best friend playing us down the aisle on saxophone, my sister singing as we signed the registry, the delicious and fully vegan menu created by the Three Blue Ducks chefs, but one moment in particular, which is also my biggest wedding tip - the pre-ceremony cocktails and canapés at Archie Rose! Having a delicious cocktail whilst saying hello to all our nearest and dearest was the perfect way to kick off the official proceedings (and kick off some of the pre-ceremony jitters!) But the real highlight of our wedding had to be our best friend Callum who orchestrated the speech of all speeches - ending with 8 of our mates performing a knock-out, customised rendition of You’re the Voice. It was the biggest surprise and a truly special moment that Blake and I will cherish forever.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I stumbled across a design of Christie’s on Instagram well before I was even engaged. It was one of her first dresses - a long sleeve short reception dress - and I was in love. Once I got engaged, I didn’t look at a single website, didn’t try on a single wedding dress, and I didn’t contact any other designers - I just messaged Christie straight away. I knew I wanted her to make me my own version of this gorgeous wedding dress! If you want something custom, non-traditional, and beautifully detailed - Christie is your gal. 

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Christie is incredibly creative and came to the table with so many ideas but what I loved most about my experience with her was that she jumped on board with any and all of my suggestions. It truly was a collaborative experience which I was so grateful for. In making the dress, Christie created something that was beautifully detailed, and worked tirelessly to ensure that it showed off all my favourite parts of my body. It fit me like a glove! I was comfortable, I could move, I could dance, and I loved wearing it on our day. We spent weeks working with just this idea of a mini-wedding dress, but I started to wonder if I needed something for the ceremony to just push it a little further… really create some drama… And so began my favourite part of the process, without a doubt. I messaged Christie asking what she thought about a wedding cape. I could tell she was just as excited as I was and it showed in the garment. The cape was like an elevated, modern, out of this world veil moment! It completed the look in a way I didn’t know it needed. It was huge, it was bold, it was dramatic, and I want to wear it every day!

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

There is something really exciting and special about wearing something custom on your wedding day. Walking out and knowing that no one has ever seen this garment before made me feel unique and bold. Everyone wanted to look closely at the beading, to touch the fabric, to wear the cape - I felt incredible.

7. Marriage to us means..

Blake and I have always been up and down as to whether or not marriage was important to us. Blake said the beautiful thing about a marriage between us is that it’s going to be whatever we make it. We love this quote from the movie “Frida”…

“I don’t believe in marriage. No, I really don’t. Let me be clear about that. I think at worst, it’s a hostile political act, a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense. At best, it’s a happy delusion - these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they’re about to make each other. But, but, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don’t think it’s delusional. I think it’s radical, and courageous, and very, very romantic.” 

8. Honeymoon Destination

To be confirmed! But we definitely want to go somewhere snowy and cosy. Maybe Sweden.





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Rebekah Hoggard


1. Tell us your love story..

5 years ago, when we least expected it, crossing paths in the least likely place to find love, on a chance encounter we found ourselves sharing drinks with mutual friends. Instead of going for broke out the gate, we said our goodbyes and Jake asked me for my number. The next morning he called me up and asked me if he could take me out for breakfast.

We met that same day and spent a short time together before parting ways, and over the course of the next month slowly began to fall for each other. We became friends before we became lovers. Always up for adventure, riding bikes with friends, hiking, camping, long nights and early morning fires. It wasn’t always an easy trip, finding our footing in what, somehow, we both felt deep down would be a life-long journey.

For a time we parted ways, reluctantly, whether it was to subconsciously put to the test what it was we felt we had, or whether it was because we have always been two different drops of water running down a rock, sometimes those drops merge and become one, and sometimes they split apart and continue down in the same direction until they find each other again.

We have always found each other. And in February of 2018 Jake took me to a special place in our life, where the river met the ocean, where our drops would come back together and never part again. There, standing in the river bed, water rushing past our feet, Jake asked me to be his wife, for the rest of his life, and with tears in both our eyes we kissed and held each other surrounded by the feeling of what a brand new life must feel like.

2. Wedding Date & Location

New Years Eve!

December 31st, 2018

Vancouver, BC, Canada

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Days like that happen so fast, with so many incredible moments, that it’s often hard to pinpoint your favourite. From seeing each other for the first time on top of the city, to the stillness of the moment we locked eyes as I began to walk down the aisle. From dancing like crazy with all our family and friends to entire walls of donuts, the sweetness of it all keeps us reliving that incredible day.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

A friend of mine went to a wedding in Australia, she came back and showed me the wedding photos of the bride and my jaw dropped when I saw her unique and extremely stunning dress.

I instantly needed to know who the designer was - I wasn't even engaged at the time - got connected with Christie Nicole and begin an over the pond dialogue. Her stylistic ways, great energy, lovely commitment and passion, and extremely kick ass designs kept me close to her ever so far away talents.

With no question I knew she would design a custom dress for me. Look for yourself, her work is incredible.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Even though she lives in Australia and I am in Canada - it was actually really easy. She was rooting for me and I was rooting for her. She makes the relationship very personal. I felt like I knew her without even meeting her in person. I had no problem messaging her at 3 AM in Australia to send pictures and get absolutely amped on ideas and fabrics with this queen.

She holds her own and really makes your vision come to life with her incredible talents. The best part is when I got my dress shipped to me it was a perfect fit, no alterations were needed at all. That is how badass this woman is. I absolutely loved the experience, and appreciate her for making me feel absolutely beautiful on the best day of my life.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Jaw dropping. Just like the time I saw the first photo of one of her designs. She managed to pull of making something custom from across the world that made me look like a bombshell.

7. Marriage to us means..

A love that will outlast anything.

8. Honeymoon Destination

30 Days in Europe, Spain, Italy, France, Switzerland and the UK.






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Bec Rico

1. Tell us your love story..

It started with TWITTER (December 2013), he was living in Japan, I was living in Australia so online was how it started. We met a few times as we both had family living in NZ, and let’s just say over the 7 months of Social Media, a few catch ups – WE JUST KNEW!!! I was living in Japan 8 months later, we then moved to NZ together back in 2014, we now live on The Gold Coast and have a 3 year old & a 2 year old absolutely grateful for social media.

2. Wedding Date & Location

November 15th, 2018, The Figtree Byron Bay

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Definitely having our children apart of the ceremony! But we made a promise we would take a moment during the reception and just stand back together and take it all in. And it truly was a moment I will hold close to my heart forever.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

Let’s just say I went into a few boutiques and found the experience NOT GOOD AT ALL. I couldn’t understand how I was going to find MY DREAM DRESS in a shop that anybody can walk in and buy. Being a professional basketball player, my height and structure was a factor for me that I knew was going to stop me from what I really wanted. I was scrolling social media and have friends in common with Belinda Bartholomew and saw her dress/dresses and knew from her designs – I wanted a piece of what she had. I had never heard of Christie before, and I am ALL about supporting and trusting women who are just starting out. I emailed, booked an appointment to fly to Sydney and it was FINAL that I would have her make me something too!

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Planning a wedding was not once stressful for me because as soon as I met Christie and Grandma, I knew I was safe! I had a slight idea of a few details I wanted for my dress, but I couldn’t really explain it. Let’s just say this woman = GENIUS!!! I know she is a friend for life! More women should have the experience and chance to not only design a masterpiece, but have the ability to dream and live life with having a MASTERPIECE hand made by this GODDESS! There was no stress, I never had any issues, no second guessing and I trusted her 100%. I will NEVER EVER sell my dress, because I have a 1 off dress designed by the one and only Christie Nicole.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

I felt so confident, classy, beautiful and so proud! See, as a little girl I never had visions of the perfect dress because I had always struggled with my height finding things to fit me nicely. But once I saw Christie’s designs, my visions came to life! I was able to design anything I wanted in that moment. I still look through my album and feel so HONOURED to be wearing a custom designed dress by Christie.

7. Marriage to us means..

Becoming one! We are parents, best friends and lovers. We both know we will never be perfect, we will make mistakes, we will let one another down at times – but we promise to love one another

EVERY SINGLE DAY!

8. Honeymoon Destination

Japan in October, 2019

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Lauren Pitman


1. Tell us your love story..

Lincoln and I had known each other for a few years through friends, when one night back in 2010 at Mona Pub (the unofficial meeting place of all couples on the beaches haha) he tried to plant a kiss on me which was rejected, he persisted, eventually I agreed to a date and he absolutely swept me off my feet! The rest is history..

2. Wedding Date & Location

February 1st 2019, Mindaribba House, Maitland NSW

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Everything was so perfect there’s really too many to choose from, but.. finally walking down the aisle and seeing my man there waiting to marry me was surreal. I was SO nervous but that moment all my nerves left and it felt like it was just he and I, it was a magical feeling.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

Our mums actually worked together, my mum showed me Belinda’s dress and I fell in love instantly, initially Belinda’s was the style of dress I wanted. I browsed Christie’s Instagram, her unique style and intricate detail in each dress was exactly what I was looking for, you can just tell each dress has so much passion and love go into it. I emailed Christie that day and sealed the deal, I just felt right.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Creating my dress with Christie was my favourite part of the whole ‘getting married’ process, a shining light through the stressful times. I always looked forward to my fittings and having a laugh with Christie, Olivia & Christie’s gorgeous grandma. We were always on the same vibe with our vision – it’s crazy how Christie can take an idea and bring it to life. So much talent, I feel privileged to have had my dress made by Christie.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

So, so amazing and so me. It was really special wearing a dress made just for me. As I was being zipped into my gorgeous dress I was emotional thinking that everything has finally come to this, hundreds of hours of creativity in one gorgeous dress and veil. I was beyond excited to FINALLY wear it, everyone was blown away!

7. Marriage to us means..

Cementing what we’ve always known, to be together for the rest of our days. It’s also brought us even closer together, there’s something really special about being husband and wife.

8. Honeymoon Destination

We travelled through USA to LA, Vegas, New York and Miami then Cuba and over to Mexico. It was unbelievable! We left 2 days after the wedding and were on such a high the whole time.




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Jessica Beslich



1. Tell us your love story..

Jord and I meet at a music festival we set eyes on each other in the crowd of people and it was love at first sight.

2. Wedding Date & Location

1st of March , 2019 - Palm beach

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Our “first look” seeing Jord for the first time was such a special moment we shared only together at the house, before having our wedding ceremony with all our beautiful friends and family.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I fell in love with Christie’s style on Instagram – I loved her modern eye for detail and love of texture and fabrics. I also loved how she had a variety of different style dresses to suit every different bride.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Christie is such a beautiful kind soul from our initial consultation I knew she would do an amazing job. Not only was she patient but she knew exactly my vision from day one and did such an amazing job to achieve it.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

I felt amazing…

7. Marriage to us means..

Marriage to us means doing life together. Sharing the good and the bad. Being a team player a best friend and lover.

8. Honeymoon Destination

Europe summer – spending time in the Greek islands and Italy.



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Kellie Rose McNamara

1. Tell us your love story..

Tyrone’s parents use to run an Indigenous hostel and I would tutor the students there whilst I was at Uni. Id seen him a few times but thought he was a bit up himself because he played under 20’s for sharks and never spoke to me. Whereas, he thought I was rude because I wouldn’t talk to him. He is just extremely shy haha. One night out (with some liquid courage) we started talking and then went on some adventures and the rest is history. We were 100% ourselves from the start and just clicked really quickly. Family and friends are both really important to us and both love adventures. We just embrace everything that comes our way and have been extremely lucky as to where life has taken us so far.

2. Wedding Date & Location

January 4th 2019, Ceremony – Cabarita Beach, Reception – Ancora

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

It would definitely have to be walking down the aisle. The moment was beyond perfect. To have all of our most loved family and friends in one of our favourite places and witnessing our most special moment – apart from our daughter of course. My heart was so full and I felt incredible walking down to see Tyrone’s face. Simply unforgettable.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I could never picture what exact wedding dress I could see myself in. I always liked different features of dresses but never loved the entire thing. I went to one Brldal shop and just knew none were for me. I am also a very impressionable person and would take other people’s opinions into account and I really didn’t want that to happen. I really wanted this dress to be 100% what I wanted and 100% me. I came across Christie Nicole via Instagram and I instantly fell in love. Each dress was utterly divine, unique and all seemed so personal. I contacted Christie straight away with pictures of what I was after and just simply asked “is this possible” she said “anything is possible” and I knew she was the babe that was going to make it happen. And she did. My dress was beyond my dream dress and even better that I could have imagined.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

It was just meant to be. From the start everything was just so easy, stress free and perfect. When I explained what fabric I was after Christie said that she’d just got one in and it was the first and only fabric I looked at – apart from the applique. She just knew from the start and we had the same vision and vibe. From there I feel like I lucked out, it was all too easy. We had a few changes here and there but Christie was always willing to make changes and go along with my crazy ideas. Christie’s a true talent and her passion and talent are going to take her so far in the bridal dress industry.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

For my wedding day I had always just wanted to feel 100% me. I wanted to be the best version of myself and Christie made that happen. My dress and veil were beyond my wildest dreams and will be forever grateful for her allowing me to feel perfect.

7. Marriage to us means..

To dream together, to help each other be the best versions of ourselves, to create an unforgettable and fulfilled life together surrounded with family and friends.

8. Honeymoon Destination

No honeymoon book as yet. We will have to wait for the offseason for that. Most likely America.






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Mary Luangkhoth




1. Tell us your love story..

I first met Calum being wing-woman on a friends Tinder hook up, Calum was there with his mates they’d been drinking all day on a Sunday session. Needless to say, I didn’t think much of him as he was so arrogant and cocky! We met again a few weeks later, exchanged numbers and the rest as they say is history.

2. Wedding Date & Location

September 1st 2018, Jack Rabbit Vineyard

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Calum’s mother is sadly very ill so we changed our wedding from an overseas venue to Jack Rabbit a few months out and also brought the date forward, we just couldn’t have imagined getting married without her being there. It was overwhelming to see our friends and family come together despite all the changes at short notice, everyone was so understanding. It brought new meaning to what getting married is about – it doesn’t matter where you are it’s about who you have there to share it with.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I don’t have a “traditional bride” bone in my body so I wanted a dress that was quite different; I met Christie many years ago when she was still a fashion student and I loved her edginess from back then. The clincher was the fact that she doesn’t produce the same dress twice so knowing that I would be wearing an original piece created just for me was perfect.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

It was easy! Even though I had to fly down to Sydney from the Gold Coast for all my fittings Christie was always available and so open to ideas. Despite the very short time frame Christie had to create my dress she absolutely delivered and never throughout the process did I feel stressed.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Ecstatically Happy

7. Marriage to us means..

A lifetime of good food and wine together

8. Honeymoon Destination

Watch this space!






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Rosie Millington



1. Tell us your love story..

Sam and I initially met in my first year of university, 2011. I was a “Fresher” and had been nominated to represent my dorm on the “Social Committee”. Lo and behold, Sam was the President of the Social Committee. It was soon after, that Sam took me on a date to Bathurst’s finest Thai restaurant and so here we are!

2. Wedding Date & Location

Merribee House, Saturday 8th December, 2018

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

There were so many special moments that will stay with me forever. I treasure the time spent with my bridesmaids, the morning of our wedding. We started the morning with a walk on the beach and a mezze style brunch spread.  Following this, my maid of honour and I went for coffee together where we reminisced on our friendship.

Walking down the aisle was very special. Seeing Sam for the first time, alongside his groomsmen, made me so happy! My mum and dad, who walked me down the aisle, had to hold me back from running down to Sam. Another very special moment, was when Sam and his Best Man organized to sing alongside our band. The boys had rehearsed the lyrics to the song ‘Wagon Wheel’ by Darius Rucker. This was a crowd pleaser!

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I stumbled across Christies work when perusing through Instagram. I had put a deposit on a gown, in Melbourne, but wasn't satisfied with the service, fit and most importantly the feel. I scrolled through Christies feed and instantly fell in love with her work. There was a particular gown that Christie had designed and that I was inspired by. The simplicity of this particular gown was very different to the other gowns that Christie had previously designed, but this was no feat for Christie. I was in awe of the range of gowns that she could design and make. She is incredibly skilled and talented.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Christie is incredibly loving, personable and an absolute powerhouse! I knew from my first meeting, that I wanted her to make my dress. She took the time to get to know me and my style and drafted a selection of designs that we had previously discussed. It was here that the dress began to take shape, next the alterations.  I looked forward to each and every one of my alterations with Christie and her staff. Her Grandma, who made my veil, was an absolute gem and Olivia, her seamstress, has a great eye for detail.

Christie and her staff assumed the roles of wedding dressmaker/ mentors and now friends!  

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

I felt confident in the fit of the dress, it was in line with my sense of style and I was able to dance all night in it. I was debating over whether or not to have another dress made for the reception, but fell in love with the one that Christie had designed and so could not bare the thought of taking it off!

7. Marriage to us means..

It further consolidates our unity, respect, and the unconditional love we have for one another. It also means a lifetime of travel, red wine and weekend brunches!

8. Honeymoon Destination

Sam and I went on a mini-moon to Byron Bay. We stayed at Elements of Byron. We are hoping to escape to the Maldives sometime this year or perhaps next year for a Baby Moon instead ;)





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Amy Morgan



1. Tell us your love story..

We swiped right on Tinder and 2 weeks later we met up for a drink, 2 weeks after that had another date. We continued a steady pace of dating for a few weeks before he turned up on my doorstep one day with a bunch of flowers asking me to be his girlfriend... what a gentleman!

2. Wedding Date & Location

Saturday 17th November 2018, The Secret Garden, Byron Bay

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Walking down the aisle with Dad, I had no idea how I would react when I saw Scott - as soon as our eyes locked we both started crying, it was overwhelming in the best possible way!

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

Christie Nicole bridal stood out to me as her vision & style is evident in her designs. I was drawn to her after seeing other brides wearing her creations, blown away by how incredible they were. I had actually purchased a dress before I found Christie Nicole but I knew that it just wasn’t “the one” because I kept searching and looking at other styles online after I had bought it. Then when I laid eyes on my dress I knew it was "the one."

5. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

I felt confident and beautiful, I didn’t realise a dress could really make you feel so amazing. The dress was actually very comfortable, I didn’t want to take it off!

6. Marriage to us means..

We’re a team. Supporting each other in life with an endless supply of love, stupid jokes & snuggles. It’s such a good feeling to share life with someone who is on the same page.

8. Honeymoon Destination

European summer 2019… the planning has begun!


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Crystal luangrath



1. Tell us your love story..

Don and I met through mutual friends when were 19 when we were dating other people but for years later we remained really good friends. Things eventually became romantic and the rest is history! He is the Golden Retriever of humans and is totally my soul mate. Don and I met through mutual friends when were 19 when we were dating other people but for years later we remained really good friends. Things eventually became romantic and the rest is history! He is the Golden Retriever of humans and is totally my soul mate.

2. Wedding Date & Location

Sunday 11th November 2018, Bali, Indonesia

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

The whole day was amazing, we had our wedding overseas in Bali so a lot of the planning was done via our wedding planning/event coordinator Botanica Weddings. They nailed every detail and were SO easy to deal with. My favourite moments from the day was having a relaxing breakfast with my bridesmaids at the wedding venue in the morning and then Don and I celebrating with all our guests at the garden party straight after we said our vows. Because we had a destination wedding, every single person at the wedding had flown in for it and it was just such a high to see all our loved ones there and to have them in the BEST mood – nothing could top that! It was honestly so great that everyone was in ‘holiday mode’ with us and just wanted to celebrate.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

After purchasing an off the rack gown from DJ’s that I immediately regretted, I started desperately searching Instagram for some dress inspo and came across a dress that Christie had designed for another bride. I was obsessed! The detailing, the gorgeous applique and clearly her attention to detail is what attracted me. Her gowns were edgy and unique and I could just tell they were perfectly designed with each bride in mind so I knew she would execute on my vision perfectly.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

When I met with Christie for my first consultation, she totally lived up to my expectations and she was just so easy to deal with. I knew her personal style and vibe would fit in perfectly with what I had envisioned for my gown. We worked collaboratively every step of the design process, sharing a Pinterest board and flooding each other with messages of beautiful gowns that we were drawing inspiration from and even fabric shopping to piece all the elements together. When Don saw me on our wedding day, he was blown away by the dress and said it could not have been more me, which I think is an absolute testament to Christie and her work – she was able to design a bespoke bridal gown that truly reflected my own personal style. LOVE!!!

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Incredible! It was perfect for the climate (being Bali, it was humid AF) and the dress was so light and airy. I was in LOVE with the applique and detailing all over the bodice, also the tulle inserts in the skirt meant that it was still really light and easy to move. The sleeves were by far my favourite detail of the whole gown though – the fabric was gorgeous and so delicate. I knew I had to incorporate it into the gown as soon as I saw it.

7. Marriage to us means..

Having your best friend by your side every single day, to support you with everything and be your biggest cheerleader in life. Don is my rock and keeps me sane in life for sure.

8. Honeymoon Destination

We stayed in Bali for about a week after our nuptials as a mini-moon but will be going on a Summer trip through Europe in 2019.




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Amelia lydon


1. Tell us your love story..

After having known one another for a few years we both found ourselves back in our hometown of Parkes, me working for the summer and Chris getting ready to head off overseas. A few drinks on a feral Thursday and here we are.

2. Wedding Date & Location

28 September 2018, CBD, Sydney

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Walking into our reception and seeing all our friends and family waiting to celebrate and party with us!

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

When I met with Christie I got great vibes straight away. I knew I could completely trust her as everything she creates is so beautiful and unique.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Christie made everything so stress-free and easy. Her excitement and enthusiasm was infectious, making me always look forward to the fittings. I was always in awe of her attention to detail.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Pure joy. I wish I could wear the dress and veil every day!

7. Marriage to us means..

Marriage is a partnership and lifelong commitment to support one another through the good, bad and the ugly with unconditional love and trust. Going to sleep next to your lobster every night and waking up next to them every morning. It’s having a best friend and partner in crime, growing together, achieving goals together with adventure, laughs and smiles along the way.

8. Honeymoon Destination

Sri Lanka





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Belinda bartholomew



1. Tell us your love story..

White Revolver (if you know you know) but I actually don’t remember meeting him this night, my impact was clearly bigger on him than his was on me. Then a year or so later our paths kept crossing and we formed a really special platonic friendship which spanned roughly two years of which we were best friends and inseparable. It wasn’t until I moved overseas and came back to visit that we had our first kiss and realised we were a hell of a lot more than JUST friends!

We got engaged almost three years ago and between then and getting married got to share our lives with our beautiful daughter Olive.

2. Wedding Date & Location

December 16th 2017. The Secret Garden, Byron Bay.

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Obviously having my daughter Olive there and getting to spend it with her.

But also having our very special friend Hugo from Flight Facilities DJ and have live vocals for ‘Crave you’ on the dance floor.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I wouldn’t say I was a very ‘Bridey Bride’ and I had NO idea what I would possibly even want, until I saw a photo on Instagram of the most beautiful dress I’d ever seen and tracked her down and HAD to have her make something for me too.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

It was SO easy and SO organic. I felt like Christie almost read my mind when I was trying to explain what I wanted and we were completely on the same page! There were absolutely NO dramas and I couldn’t have imagined I’d ever love anything so much!

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Like an absolute princess! I didn’t think I’d feel like such a bride but I actually felt amazing, it was modern and fit with our garden theme, and a little bit sexy too!

My reception dress was just next level and I felt a million dollars and danced the night away in it no dramas! I always joke they belong in a museum they’re more like art pieces than dresses!

7. Marriage to us means..

Getting to spend the rest of my life with my best friend.

8. Honeymoon Destination

Liku Liku Island - Fiji


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Katie Anstiss

 

1. Tell us your love story..

We were introduced through mutual friends and were instantly drawn to each other from the moment we met. After years of being ‘just friends’, his persistence finally paid off and I realised this guy was a keeper.

2. Wedding Date & Location

12th May 2018, Summergrove Estate, Carool NSW

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Walking into the reception together as husband and wife. We danced in to one of our favourite songs which brings back such fond memories. It was so special to have all our favourite people together cheering, celebrating and toasting to our future.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I stumbled across Christie’s first ever bridal dress on Instagram and instantly fell in love with her impeccable style and talent. I had a vision for my dress but I couldn’t find anything similar from any other designer. Christie understood exactly what I liked and we worked together on making it a reality. I feel so lucky to have found her!

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

The whole experience was so much fun. I live interstate so flew down a few times for fabric shopping and fittings. The process was seamless, and I had 100% confidence in Christie and her style. Christie pours everything into the masterpieces she creates, and you can feel how much she truly loves each dress which makes it even more special to work with her. 

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

I felt so comfortable wearing my custom-made dress. It fit me perfectly, thanks to the many fittings and Christie’s brilliant eye for detail. I wish there were more hours in the day so I could have worn it for longer. 

7. Marriage to us means..

Sealing the deal on a lifetime with your best friend. Always having someone to laugh with, adventure with, and build a beautiful life together.

8. Honeymoon Destination

Africa! We did a safari in Tanzania and then on to Mauritius for some island R&R.

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Emma Elizabeth

 

1. Tell us your love story..

Sammy/Simon and I met 12 years ago when we were 18…. We both waited tables at our local pizza restaurant… We have loved each other (and pizza) ever since.

2. Wedding Date & Location

Saturday 14 April 2018, at Panama Dining Room in Fitzroy, Melbourne

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

It’s hard to choose one so I’ll pick two.. 

First - I was pretty nervous just before I walked down the aisle but as soon as I saw Sammy’s face, all I felt was excitement and love! Second - looking back on all the photos.. To see the expressions on all our family and friends faces is so overwhelming. They look so happy and so full of love for us.. I don’t think you could have a better feeling than that.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I went to Europe and back thinking I would find something I like but nothing felt like ‘me’. I saw the masterpiece Christie created for Kym and immediately was like ‘this is my girl!’. After sharing my Pinterest board of things I like and a vague description of what I thought I could wear, I flew to Sydney to meet Christie and was amazed by how much pre-work and thinking she had done based on a very loose brief! Her obvious talent from the start coupled with the fact she is a total legend made the choice of working with her too easy.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

I could sum this up in one word - D R E A M !!!

Christie and I had so much fun together creating the dresses, there was never a moment in the 12 month process where I was worried. I had complete trust and faith that whatever Christie created would be perfect for me, and they both were! Christie and I became close during this period and it was so special to Sammy and I that she made the effort to fly down for our wedding.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Totally honoured, to be able to wear something designed especially for you and know how much creative magic and hundreds of hours of effort went in to it.. It’s just mind blowing.

7. Marriage to us means..

Co-captaining a beautiful life - having fun, staying humble, going on adventures and remembering to love ourselves, each other and everyone around us.

8. Honeymoon Destination

We did a mini moon in Bali straight after our wedding and are off for a around-the-world adventure in 2019!

 

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Issy Ellard

 

1. Tell us your love story..

We had actually known each other years before we met before finally getting together. After a fair few drinks at our local ‘Wharf Bar’ the rest was history!

2. Wedding Date & Location

March 17th 2018, Freshwater, Northern Beaches

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Harry and I walked down the aisle together whilst my dad played the guitar; it was so special being able to experience that moment together and seeing 100 of our closest friends there to celebrate with us!

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

Christie is down to earth, beautiful and extremely talented; after our consultation I knew she was perfect for me. She knew exactly what I wanted and the whole process was flawless, I gave her 3 months to make my dress and she nailed it.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

The overall experience was seamless, we had fun along the way and Christie’s attention to detail was amazing!

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

I never wanted to take my dress off, if fit me like a glove (thanks to 5 fittings).

7. Marriage to us means..

A forever commitment to weird and wonderful ride in life!

8. Honeymoon Destination

EUROPE!

 

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CARLA ANDISON

 

1. Tell us your love story..

Tinder love story!! I remember looking at Layne’s photo and thinking how stunning she was. We met at a restaurant in Bondi, as the rest was history! 

2. Wedding Date & Location

17th Janurary 2018 - Cancun, Mexico

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

Walking down the isle seeing my beautiful bride waiting for me with the biggest smile on her face. Truely a memory I will never forget or could ever top. 

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

The amazing detail on each dress she makes is just outstanding. Such vision from an amazing creator. 

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Christie made it such an easy process. She knew exactly what I wanted and shared the same vision which made it really easy for me.  She picked perfect materials to suit the design, including the appliqué additions. She was able to take my basic vision and enhance it with beyond perfection. It was absolutely beautiful. 

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

 Putting my bodysuit on, on the morning of my wedding was just overwhelming. A Huge rush of emotions as we did up the clips. I just remember everyone loving the bodysuit and skirt combo - simple and elegant with such detail made it truely one of a kind! 

7. Marriage to us means..

Trusting your dreams, hopes and fears with your best friend, being there no matter what. And being able to experience the best and worst of life with that one person.

 8. Honeymoon Destination

We stayed in Mexico and visited several different cities. Such a beautiful and under rated country. The food, the people, the beaches, all made it hard to come home! 

 

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Madeleine preistly

 

1. Tell us your love story..

We met in high school but started dating a while after that - we’ve been together almost 7 years and we started out as friends then fell in love!

2. Wedding Date & Location

We had a backyard wedding on the 30th of December 2017

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

My favourite moment was when one of our groomsmen said he had a surprise for us - he then played us a song on the piano that he composed for us, about us, while 125 people sat around and listened - it was so touching and magical. 

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I chose Christie Nicole Bridal because I had seen the stunning work she had done on Kym’s dresses and we had a very similar aesthetic. I knew Christie would be able to make my dream dress a reality.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

It was amazing! So much fun - and really enjoyable bouncing ideas off one another. I always felt like I was in good hands and trusted her opinion and vision - I knew I would love the final piece.

6. How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Like a swan princess! I felt like I was wearing something that truly represented me and my style, which was important to me. It was so much fun to dance in too!

7. Marriage to us means..

The ultimate life team - trust, support, humour.

8. Honeymoon Destination

Central America! We are going to Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico in March 2018

 

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Sanja maria

 

1. Tell us your love story..

  Steven and I met through a mutual friend on a random Saturday night in Double bay. We hit it off immediately, he ditched the "boys" night to continue hanging with my  girlfriend and I, and we instantly felt this amazing connection and basically became inseparable ever since.

2. Wedding Date & Location

October 21st, 2017

Our venue was located in Bowral, Hopewood House.

We loved the greenery, the location was an 1.5hr away from Sydney. Perfect for a mini weekender without inconveniencing guests busy work schedule (too much)

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

I had so much fun the entire time, sounds cliche, but I was so relaxed and excited. My most memorable was when Steven & I changed into our reception dress/suit and we got to spend a bit of time alone together. Feeling so surreal and present in the moment just the two of us.

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

Recommended by another bride, Christie was a dream to work with. From Pinterest inspo, late night emails or last minute fittings we just made it work. It was great to be directly in touch with the designer rather than dealing with in-between staff.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

The entire process was so fun for me, got to really engage with Christie, from sketching to fabric shopping together. It was a nice & somewhat a secure feeling knowing you are quite involved the whole way to make the dream dress.

6.How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Although I had a more traditional wedding gown for ceremony, I was so excited to actually wear something that was more in my comfort and range.

It was fun and sexy and easy to wear. I loved that my guests felt that also.

7. Marriage to us means..

Marriage to us is a union of two people of any sex/religion/background to love and be devoted to each other. The feeling of being exclusive and more importantly the ability to love one another to the universe and back and just laugh endlessly together no matter what is brought upon the two of us. Its a commitment for life, there is no giving up on our love.

8. Honeymoon Destination

We wanted to hold off and do a European trip in summer rather than an immediate one, but we are now joining a honey & baby moon (oops) together in Hawaii. Double whammy! Very excited for it!

 

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Kate Mcmillian

 

1. Tell us your love story..

Ben & I met around 7.5 years ago through friends. We instantly hit it off & had our first date a week after we met. On that first date I knew there was something special about this guy. I was leaving to travel around Australia 3 weeks after I met him & we were joined at the hip until I left. He flew to see me throughout my trip & 8 months later I was home & living with him. Things moved quickly – we had our son less than 2 years after we met & built our home around a year after that. He proposed in Byron Bay 2016 when I was 12 weeks pregnant with our little girl who is now 20 months old. We love the life we’ve created & can’t wait to see what the future holds!

2. Wedding Date & Location

3rd November 2017

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3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?

This is a tough one.. um god I loved it all! Probably walking down the aisle with my dad, looking around seeing everyone who was so special to us there on the day & finally seeing my handsome groom at the end of the aisle! Also the dancing at the end of the night, so much fun!

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?

I tried quite a few dresses on in shops & could not find something that I loved. A friend of mine was using Christie & recommended her so I got in touch after seeing her amazing work & never looked back.

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal

Christie was amazing. So accommodating & nothing was ever too hard. I loved her creative input to everything I suggested. Can’t recommend her highly enough.

6.How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?

Like an absolute princess. I loved the fact that it was so unique & so much thought & detail had gone into it.

7. Marriage to us means..

Having a best mate to do life with, to support & love each other unconditionally through good times & bad. To seal the deal on something we knew was forever!

8. Honeymoon Destination

Hawaii & we absolutely loved it!

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Kym Toussaint Rosser

 

1. Tell us your love story..
Dane and I first met Halloween, 2008, at a mutual friends house in Bondi. It was a brief first encounter, to say the least. Fast forward a year, to Halloween 2009, our paths crossed again, this time by no coincidence. From the first encounter, to this point, we had been friends, communicating via Facebook. Dane had been traveling for almost a year and wee hadn’t been physically in the same place at the same time since the first time we met. Anyyywwaaaay… on this particular night, after many drinks, Dane announced that I was his girlfriend, all that chit chat for a year must have paid off! In December that year, 2009, we moved in together. I must add that we are born on the same day, (4 years apart) so things generally felt quite natural, we were both organised and knew what we wanted (stubborn is probably another word). Nevertheless, here we are today, happily married! 
 

2. Wedding Date & Location
12th November, 2016. Horizon, Byron Bay. 
 

3. What was your favourite moment on your special day?
Waking up on our wedding day next to each other. 
 

4. Why did you choose Christie Nicole Bridal?
I’ve known Christie for many many years! Always was and is in love with every thought and creation she has. After trying/ looking mostly at numerous dresses; inexpensive and expensive labels,I was completely over the process of finding “the one”. (To be honest, I was completely happy in my t-shirt and jeans!) I decided to ask Christie if she had considered wedding dresses…. Long story short, before I had approached her, I had already made up my mind, and yes was going to be the answer. (Thankfully yes was her answer!).
 

5. Describe your experience creating your dream dress/s with Christie Nicole Bridal
Christie has this incredible ability to plug into your mind. She immerses herself into your dreams and aligns with your thoughts. I knew that anything she created was going to be incredible, however, it was breathtaking, the whole experience. From my terrible “drawings” to many many images of so many different things, hemlines, necklines, fabric, “feeling” I wanted to portray, she noted it all, she created magic with my monkey mind! 

 

6.How did you feel wearing Christie Nicole Bridal?
It was such an honour, truly. To be the first (definitely not the last) to wear something hand-made, solely for me and no one else… I felt proud, grateful, honoured, happy and loved! So loved. Thank you beautiful
 

7. Marriage to us means..
A forever honest love and friendship. 
 

8. Honeymoon Destination
Lorde Howe Island— Arajilla Lodge. That place, IS heaven on Earth. 

 

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