Yara, In Love

Thomas and Yara met years ago when he nudged her online to commission a painting, which still lovingly hangs in his dining room. Three years, numerous cross country adventures, and many plane tickers later, they decided to close the distance and tie the knot!The wedding ceremony was a cozy little affair which took place in a beautiful show garden in his hometown of Bad Pirawarth, Austria, with their closest friends and family in attendance. After worrying all week long about a potential rain shower, they were blessed with a sunny sky and a soft breeze. The guests were treated to a bilingual ceremony that brought out a lot of happy tears. Even the bride was struggling to hold back her own! The party then continued in a Heuriger – traditional Austrian wine tavern – in Vienna, where everyone enjoyed a night of music and games.
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“I fell in love with the headpiece from the moment I opened the beautiful box it was carefully placed in! In the months leading up to the wedding, it was the one piece of my bridal outfit that I tried on every week just to bring a smile to my face.”
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xoxo Raquel

Zeina, In Love

Their “meant to be” story couldn’t be more sweet. Saher’s mother grew up on the same street as the bride’s mother. They both were born at the same hospital in Abu Dhabi (exactly 2 months apart), they went to the same middle school, and in fact, went to the same university. So they have over 100 friends in common, but it wasn’t until third year of college when they finally met! Their parallel lives finally crossed paths.
There hasn’t been a day that’s gone by since that day where they did not speak; whether it was a 13-hour Skype call during their long distance between Copenhagen and Toronto affair, or hours spent talking over chocolate cake at their favorite cafe in Toronto. Then love kicked in, it was only natural.
The wedding theme is what i like to call just beautiful 🙂 Surrounded by their closest friends and family, the couple celebrated the new chapter of their “meant to be” story with lots of love, smiles and dance.
The bride wore a princess ball gown with intricate beading from fave retailer, The Bridal Showroom. She kept her hair down styled with elegant waves and adorned them with a pearl and rhinestone headpiece from our Spring 2019 collection.
“The headpiece was my favorite part of the look and I hope to keep it for my daughter one day”
Zeina Aker
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Monica, In Love

Monica and Kristjan’s dreams came true on the 31st of August 2018 when they said I do in front of their closest family and friends in Puglia, Italy . To the bride, that day was everything and it was perfect. It was a warm summer day in the old port town of Monopoli where they said their vows at the church of St Francesco d’Assisi. The party then continued at Il Melogranos secret garden with a cocktail hour under a field of 100 year old olive trees. Dinner, speeches, first dances and fairy lights took over the night till   sunrise. The day brought all the elements of things that make both me and Kristjan happiest; love, family, friends, sea, sun, music, food and wine.

Monica chose a flower hair crown from our summer 2018 collection, customized to match her floral lace dress. She wore it across her braided up do, it was just a perfect accessory to her bridal look.

“the headpiece was made to perfection. The element of surprise when opening the box to find a gorgeous piece of jewelry that spoke everything about the theme. It represented beauty, elegance yet extravagance complementing my dress and the olive leaves surrounding us. It was made for me! Raquel’s taste and attention to details made it the perfect custom made jewelry”

I wish Monica, my cousin, all the love in her new journey with Kris

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xoxo Raquel

 

Layal, In Love

Layal wore one of our very romantic flower hair vines. Styled effortlessly on her loose up do and a beautiful pairing to her stunning floral and unorthodox wedding dress.

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Congrats beautiful!

 

Natalie, In Love

2018 was a good good year! I met so many awesome brides and i want to thank them all for choosing to wear one of my designs on the most important day of their life. For the brides i never got to meet, i thank you too. A 2018 favorite look is just impossible to say, when every piece i make has just as much love and passion put into it as the other, how can i chose? But i can say that 2018 had one major professional and personal highlight, the wedding of Natalie and Michel. She is one of my closest friends and i was one of her bridesmaids, i was also pregnant but i danced all night in heels, i guess i was high on the love and energy that day.

Natalie for those who know her well, would describe her as half princess half unicorn. She lives for the magic of love with a colorful and sassy edge. So when she asked me to make her a princess crown fit for a unicorn bride, my heart dropped because it was unlike my character and unique to my designs. But how could i not grant her one wish from me?

Here are a few pictures from Natalie’s big day! Wearing a custom Belles By Raquel crown

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This is me!

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Trying my best not to trip 🙂

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happy new year! xoxo

 

Atoussa, In Love

Once, twice, three times a lady! And that lady celebrated her love across 3 different continents, each time adorned with a different head piece from our Spring/Summer 2018 collection. I was also so lucky to accessorize her bridesmaids at the Vancouver affair.

Nothing sort of Pinterest worth images from my stunning bride Atoussa

Italian Coast Affair

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Dubai Vibes Affair

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Vancouver City Affair

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Congratulations!

xoxo Raquel

Sarah, In Love

Dance, Laugh, Love and Drink lotta Wine. That quite summarizes Sarah and Chadi’s big day celebrated with their closest friends and family. Sarah wore a long flower and pearl hair vine with gold accents along the side of her relaxed half up do, it complemented beautifully her lace dress.

Here are some of my favorite pictures captured by Hisham Saba Photography

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xoxo Raquek

Lina, In Love

Lina and Christian, you can tell they’re a duo that can tick all the “5 things successful couple have” list! Gathering their nearest and dearest at Le Télégraphe de Belle Vue in Lebanon, they celebrated their union in a beautiful night under the stars, full of balloons, flowers and sparklers. Wearing a stunning off the shoulder ball gown and our floral hair vines, Lina looked like modern princess.

Our favorite moment was a balloon send off by their guests when the couple met for the first time at the wedding, it was so beautiful.

Although i never met Lina in person, i loved her vibe and when i saw her wedding pictures, i was right all along!

“I religiously followed Belles By Raquel on Instagram up until I had to choose my piece and it was a tough decision because all the pieces were beautiful like seriously there was not one piece that I wouldn’t want to own. What I love about my experience with Raquel, it was very personal and genuine. You can see from her social media presence that she is not there just to make a sale, she appreciates every bride as a friend. She gets excited for you as if you’ve known each other for ages. I did not meet Raquel or see the piece in person before buying it but not once was I worried about the quality of the piece.The packaging was so elegant and finally seeing the box I was so excited when I received it. Even though she discloses that some changes might occur to the headpiece over time, I can confidently say that my head piece after a hot and humid summer wedding remained undamaged. ”
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 Wishing you all the love and happiness
xoxo Raquel

Nada, I Do

When i met Nada i thought to myself, what a sweet heart! working with her on a headpiece for her engagement was just lovely. Wearing an orange retro inspired dress with a statement side bow by Bambah, we had room to add colored stones into the headpiece and the overall look was beautifully coordinated.

Surrounded by her nearest and dearest, the early summer day affair was so fresh and so full of love! Won’t you agree?

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xoxo Raquel