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

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

 

Yolan Cris {Bridal Collection 2017}

Sister act Yolanda and Cristina’s new bridal collection for 2017 showcased at the Barcelona Bridal Fashion week took me back into the modern day boho bride, the chic lace chantilly and tulle so beautifully shaped and cut for very innovative contours left a very lasting impression as i skimmed through the runway pictures.

Here are my favorite looks from Yolan Cris

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

Limzy’s Flower Girls

Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei is a true breath of creative inspiration. Her Instagram gallery @LoveLimzy is our daily dose of visual stimulation notably “Flower Girls”, a series of beautiful watercolor illustrations using real petals and flowers

Wouldn’t it be a dream to have her work on a wedding installation or invites? Swoon!

Photos Via Love Limzy

Alyne by Rivini {Fall 2016}

Alyne by Rivini’s Fall 2016 is here for the brides planning a winter wonderland wedding

Think snowlflakes, winter flowers and crystal frosts mixed with sheer fabrics and gorgeous beading.This collection has it all from strapless, to waterfall and thigh high slits.

Here are our favorite pictures from the runway via The Knot

 

Real Belle Bride {Dalia}

“And we finally reached the beginning” is how Dalia shared the first image from her island destination wedding . Cool, collected and colorful is how i would describe this artistic couple. Dalia wore a purple toned flower and pearl crown from our best selling Lou Fleur collection.

Our bridal flower crowns are available to shop here

Photography by Nadim Bou Habib

Event Planning by Dee Ideas

 

She Shines Under The Weakest Light

BellesByRaquel muse , Monica, models the pieces from the Golden Serai collection in this fun photo shoot full of dance and music. We went for a messy half up and half down braid styled with a lace short number and sheer veil, here are our favorite picks

Golden Serai

Inspired by the kind of love you read in romance novels, shines stronger in the night than the day. Golden Serai is a collection of 8 unique pieces handcrafted with utmost detail, our new luxe collection reflects serai inspired movement, a mix of semi precious stones, flowers and gold dipped autumn leaves , each piece shines even under the weakest light.

The collection includes hair jewelry headbands and hair vines, shoe clips and belts to adorn your wedding dresses.

Contact raquel@bellesbyraquel.com for more details

Top Celebrity Brides of 2015

2015 was a big year for love and celebrity weddings 💍 We’ve been obsessing over the details of these A-list weddings from the venues, bouquets to the star studded guest list but most importantly their stunning dresses , here are our top 6 Brides 💕

#6 Victoria’s Secret model Arlenis Sosa in a lace illusion long sleeve sheath dress by Reem Acra is perfection and that slicked back hair with the trailing veil as she walked down the aisle was simply beautiful!

Photo Credit Jochy Fersobe

#5 Socialite Nicky Hilton aka Mrs Rothschild took our breath away instantly and this is why she is our celebrity bride number 5. Saying “I Do” at Kensignton Palace in a high neck long train Valentino dress with intricate lace details, her hair pulled back and styled with a head turning veil, love!

Photo Credit Mario Testino

#4 When you are model Hilary Rhoda, it’s almost impossible to get it wrong. She’s our number 4 for choosing a sleek Carolina Herrera column gown with an emerald green neckline that fitted her perfectly and of course the face of Chopard wore a stunning pair of 14.7 carat diamond earrings

Photo Credit Vogue.com

#3 Twilight star bride Nikki Reed who married Vampire Diaries hero chose a beaded ivory Claire Pettitbone dress with an illusion neckline and bare back, we love the lace edge tulle skirt and side swept hair

Photo Credit Glass Jar

#2 Why should a bride look timelessly beautiful? Actress Allison Williams is the perfect answer 💕 She managed to tick all our boxes and lands in at number 2 in a satin sheen, sheer neckline with hand embroidered lace overlay number by Oscar de la Renta. Need we say more?

Photo Credit Christian Oth

#1 Topping our chart and rightfully so is style icon Whitney Port, she makes modern and super stylish look so elegant that we can’t stop looking at her wedding photos 💕 Whitney stepped out in an edgy waterfall hemline dress adorned with pearls by the talented Beirut based designer, Ashi Studio we also dig the unexpected pulled back low ponytail bun with a small green fern!

Photo Credit Hannah Costello