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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Find Your Tribe. Love Them Hard

Me: How many bridesmaids are we designing for

Celine : 16

Me: You lucky girl

Cause when you have a girl tribe like Celine’s , they have your back . So why not give them the crowns they deserve?

For her big day, Celine and I co-designed headpieces inspired by the bride’s mid-summer night’s dream wedding. The pieces were made of yellow or white gold plated leaves molded from ever green Lebanese leaves adorned with crystal stones and hand wired pearls. Each bridesmaid styled her hair to express her distinctive personality so i had to make sure the piece is easy to free-style and it did just that!

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xo Raquel

 

She’s Got That Vibe

Real bride Rawan wore a pearl hair vine with flower details across her natural long locks, i loved how she stayed true to her style, she looked just as pretty and laid back as she did the first time i met her.

Here are a few pictures from  her wedding day in Dubai

xo Raquel

Thinking Out Loud {Love Love Love}

Are you planning a wedding photo shoot? Bridal shower? Jetting off to your honeymoon or just in love? Think it out loud with our new celebrations collection of tiara headbands…

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

For Inquiries

raquel@bellesbyraquel.com

Bridal Maven {Paul Nasr}

“Imagination is the beginning of creation” something Paul Nasr strongly believes in. His weddings are truly beautiful creations of elegance and creativity. With almost 20 years of experience, the team at Paul Nasr have become masters of designing spectaculars with seamless coordination making them one of the most reputable agencies in the region.

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We caught up with Paul to get to know him and his work better

Q:What is your wedding philosophy?

It is through my passion that I design weddings, customizing every event with our bride’s needs and wishes at heart. We transform spaces from visions to reality

Q:How often do you reflect your personal taste when designing a wedding?

I reflect my style and personal taste in every wedding I plan, it is what my clients are interested in and seeking. We work great together because we appreciate the same visions.

Q:Do you remember the details of the first wedding you planned?

I do remember the details of the first wedding, it was my first chance to truly reveal a unique style of work and planning , introducing a completely different concept therefore I wouldn’t change a thing about it. It was a perfect wedding then and now.

Q:Where do you go for inspiration to bring something new to every wedding?

My inspiration comes from my everyday life. My imagination is inspired by nature, architectural designs and travels.

Q:How do you approach a bride who has a completely different style than yours?

Because I do not have a specific style for weddings; I start with what the bride is imagining and hoping for then we add a Paul Nasr twist here and there

Q:Please list these factors in order of importance when planning a wedding and why; Budget/Creativity/Execution

In the field of wedding planning, the budget and execution are very much correlated, while creativity is a factor that plays out on its own. We plan every wedding with the budget given to us at hand, however i would place a lot of weight on creativity

Q: If you can plan any celebrity’s wedding whose would it be and why?

I would love to be given the chance to plan singer Adele’s wedding. I admire how she rose to fame at such a young age because of her great talent, I enjoy her charismatic presence and refreshingly elegant style

Q:If you can be a member of a popular music band,it would be . . .

Guns N’ Roses so that I get to play with the legendary Slash! His performances take you on a trip out of this world, i just love his passion and appreciation for music

xoxo Raquel

Naeem Khan {Fall 2016}

Oh Naeem! You left me breathless over the entire collection. Was it the embroidered organza cape, the floral sheer sleeves or the OTT pearl embellishments? Maybe it was the fringe skirt and the tiered sparkled number? Take a look at the runway gallery via The Lane then swoon ❤

Bridal Maven {Joelle Hassoun Weddings}

If “Planning a wedding is like running a company then you’re the CEO of Love” Well we had the pleasure to interview love CEO, Joelle Hassoun, wedding planner pioneer since 1997. Read more about what inspires her and view a gallery of her reputable events from around the region

joelle hassounQ:Describe the exact moment when you said to yourself “I want to plan weddings”

I dipped my toes in the wedding planning business while still in college, at the time i dreamt of creating my own wedding concepts and adding personal touches here and there so as soon as i graduated i took it on to start my own planning and coordinating agency. I just couldn’t see myself doing anything else

Q:What is your wedding philosophy?

Make it REMARKABLE! I produce each wedding as if it was my own, the bride and I become one

Q:How often do you reflect your personal taste when designing a wedding?

After establishing the couple’s mood board, incorporating their style and wishes, I add my personal touch by injecting some trendy ideas making it a seamless concept from start to finish.

Q:Do you remember the details of the first wedding you planned? What would you change about it?

I can never forget any of the weddings I’ve planned especially the first one. And although i didn’t have the experience and knowledge of the industry back then, it remains a lovely memory which i want unchanged

Q:Where do you go for inspiration to bring something new to every wedding?

I am a huge fan of Preston Bailey,  he is an artist and his portfolio alone is inspirational, i visit his work looking for new trends and out of the box ideas. I also follow Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style magazine and blog for more bridal inspiration

Q:How do you approach a bride who has a completely different style than yours?

Every bride visualizes and imagines the big day in her own unique way. Over the years, I learnt how to bring  my expertise and style together with their dream weddings

Q:Where is your dream location to plan a wedding? And if you can have the same breakfast everyday for the next 5 years, what would it be?

A Miami Beach wedding! Mmmm i’ll have to chose the Lebanese “Mankoushi”

Weddings via Joelle Hassoun

xoxo Raquel