Love is a breeze … when it’s true

When this Bride approached me with her wedding style vision, she described it as a mix of my two personal favorite styles  – chic and charming. With her full confidence in our designs we created a custom version of the {MELIA} headpiece from our Spring/Summer 2017 collection. This original Belles By Raquel concept is made of 100’s of floral charms, beads and pearls. Hand wired individually to have a natural finish form , this lovely style can be worn as a headband, a crown, a back crown or a semi-halo. It is also the perfect match for a veil. We loved how Christelle styled it with her long locks and beautiful lace ESPOSA dress and we’ve got the pretty photos to share with you right here.

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xo Raquel

You, Me and Italy

Congratulations to the gorgeous Anri who wed her beau in a picturesque Italian wedding. The bride wore a beautiful organza dress with gemstone embroidery gathered at the waist with a tulle skirt by Pronovias.

Her hair styled in an elegant low bun was adorned with a pearl hair vine from our Golden Serai collection.

xo Raquel

Fairy Fierce {New Collection}

Her soul is ruled by a blossoming dance, a young heart beating for an ancient love, she walks in graceful confidence and humility, for it is her that makes the world more beautiful.

She is Fairy Fierce, which one are you?

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Photography by Paula Scalco / Hair Makeup by Louise Monique

Low Ponytail Trend {Bridal Hair}

We went to the runways of high fashion to get some inspiration from the new “less is more” low ponytail trend. Gathered at the neck, you can go for the sleek, flat and flawless with a side of french twists and statement bows or wear it unpolished and ethereal with a messy braid.

Keeping it sophisticated and chic, here is a round up of my favorite looks you can wear on your wedding day ❤

BONUS: Scroll down to find how to get this straight off the runway look …

xoxo Raquel

Get an instant ponytail with hairstylist to stars Daniel and Luke Hershesons, just clip it on like Victoria Beckham does . Shop it here

Photos via Pinterest and Vogue

Rosa Clara {Bridal Collection 2017}

One thing is for sure, this collection’s Rosa Clara bride will be elegantly timeless. There will be no what-if, no  should’ve because these dresses are beautiful yesterday, today and forever.

I love the fluid contours, the grace kelly look from the front with the metallic chantilly surprises on the back. The bows that look like open tulips and petals along with the pearl accessories puts Rosa Clara in my top collections from this year’s bridal week.

Here are my picks

xoxo Raquel

Photos Via Brides Magazines

 

Marchesa Bridal {Spring Summer 2017}

If you’re on Instagram then one of Marchesa‘s beautiful dresses from their spring/summer 2017 collection showcased at New York bridal fashion week last month is appearing on your daily feed. Why? Just browse the gallery and you will be enchanted and in love.

As a bride looking for a dress, this Marchesa collection really has it all. Sleek silhouettes in peek a boo blush and nude tones, layers of ruffles over silk organza, satin ribbons and 3D roses for the perfect ethereal style, rosy ombre with waist contouring chantilly lace bodices and the ever loved off the shoulder, peplums, plunging necklines and detachable skirts ❤

Photos Via Getty

xoxo Raquel

She’s a little bit of Heaven

A little sneak peek at our real bride’s engagement and bridal hair pieces ❤

From our much loved Lou Fleur collection, we made her a floral headband in cream tones and a pearl hair vine to adorn her hair on the big day

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raquel@bellesbyraquel.com