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
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
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
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!