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

 

Iman in Love

Iman and Mohamad got married on 20 January, 2018 at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm Dubai. A fairy tale of their own, two lovely humans who are very much in love. You can see and sense the love surrounding them in the eyes of their friends, families and loved ones. Vive L’Amour!

Iman was dressed in Youssef Kamoun, her hair was styled by Roger Daniel and adorned with a custom Belles By Raquel headpiece designed to match her couture gown. The most beautiful moments were captured by Morgan Lynn Razi , a collection of Instagram worthy pictures to last them a life time.

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xoxo Raquel

Spring and Summer 2018

From charmingly chaotic pieces to ethereal nature-like hair vines, our collection for spring and summer 2018 exudes simplicity in the most sophisticated way.

All handmade using gold plated wires, light in weight and easy to style.All you need is a dreamy imagination.

To know more about where to find the pieces and options to customize, you can email raquel@bellesbyraquel.com

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Shereen, In Love

If eyes could talk, her eyes were singing.

In the most beautiful setting on the northern shores of El Gouna in Egypt, Shereen and Nader celebrated their love for each other in what could be one of the most enchanting weddings ever. Maybe it was her dress, her hair, the decor or her smile, Shereen’s look was breathtaking and i will let you see for yourself.

Shereen wore a pearl hair vine with gold details to match her ethereal dress and long locks

xoxo Raquel

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Dana, In Love

If your first dance was by Van Morrison and one of the most featured songs in movies then you are that #goals kinda couple.Seriously.

Dana and Mounir got married at L’Andana estate in Castiglione della Pescaia, a small coastal town in Tuscany. The setting was perfect for the intimate wedding they wanted.

Her look, classic. She could only imagine walking down the aisle in a timeless dress, luckily she found just the one by Oscar de la Renta. We love how simple and soft Dana styled her hair, romantically perfect loose curls adorned by a custom Belles By Raquel hair vine made from delicate flowers embellishments.

The couple’s favorite moments included a song performance by all the wedding guests! Yes this actually happened. The groom’s sisters Tamara and Rania re-wrote the lyrics to “Stand By Me” and handed them out to all the guests who gathered in a circle around the couple and sang the entire song. Everyone really got into it – parents and friends alike – and the couple couldn’t stop smiling.

Another wedding fave came right after the father-daughter dance, the sky parted and a thunderstorm ensued. They moved the wedding right under the venue’s gazebo and continued the party over there. However, the groom and bride’s father had organized a surprise fireworks display so they all gathered under umbrellas and watched as the sky was lit to the music of The Chainsmokers & Coldplay.

It was pure magic.

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Diane, In Love

“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

 

 

Christelle, In Love

“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