Her real adventure was just beginning…

Diane works in the skies, she travels from continent to continent but her real adventure was just beginning….

She called it the best day in her life, her wedding day in Venice . A whole lotta dancing, a whole lotta singing and a whole lotta love.

Congratulations to the beautiful Diane, here are some of our favorite pictures

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xo Raquel

 

 

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

Bridal Dreams Are Made Of These

When Haya MBC magazine, Stuart Robertson, Esposa ,Tina Patni and Belles By Raquel came together, ethereal magic was made and it took my breath away!

Our spring and summer 2017 floral headpieces were chosen to be featured and styled across this gorgeous photo shoot. The cherry blossom inspired designs matched perfectly wit the stunning designs by Lazaro, Monique Lhuillier and Isabel Sanchis.

Here are my favorite picks from this collaboration

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xoxo Raquel

 

 

BellesByRaquel {Spring/Summer 2017}

It was time.

The day came when our love would fade to remain a small flower bud.

Let it bloom, for his love was her favorite feeling. Ever.

100% handmade and available by order only at raquel@bellesbyraquel.com

Belles By Raquel x Ricci Capricci

I am so happy and blessed to have the talented team at Ricci Capricci salon chose our new Fairy Fierce collection as the exclusive hair jewelry line for their new bridal 2017 look book! Love the way they used the pieces so effortlessly yet so beautifully across many different hair styles from modern retro to ultra glam.

Hope you enjoy the images as much as I did. All credits mentioned below

Hair and Makeup ,Tarek at Ricci Capricci Salon Dubai

Stylist , Joyce Amil

Photography, Altamash Urooj

Gowns, Hayley Paige and Theia Couture exclusively in Dubai at The Bridal Showroom

xoxo Raquel

Fairy Fierce 2017 {Behind The Scenes}

It was no surprise that for this collection, a FIERCE team had to be brought together!

With Louise Monique‘s magical hands taking care of hair and makeup, the pixie vintage queen Paula Scalco behind the camera and our muse Rose Emma adorning our 7 new bridal accessories, it was a match made in fairy land.

Here are some snippets from the behind the scenes of the Fairy Fierce 2017 photo-shoot

Shop the collection online

xoxo Raquel

Make It Your Own {Fairy Fierce} Bespoke

Want to add a bit of sparkle? Incorporate your wedding color into your accessory? Add a little Boho twist to the classic piece?

Contact us now to see how you can bespoke the Fairy Fierce collection and make it your own

WhatsApp 00971558825750

Email raquel@bellesbyraquel.com

xoxo Raquel

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

Wedding Photography {The First Dance}

Ladies and gentlemen,  let’s give them a hand as they take their first dance as Mr & Mrs ❤

The moment every bride and groom have been preparing for, the moment when all eyes are on them as they dance to their favorite song, our advice? Just enjoy the moment, look into each other’s eyes and try your best not to trip! A good photographer will capture the stolen kisses, the shy grins and the eye lock, so just dance away …

Photos Via Joe Chedrawi

xoxo Raquel

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