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

 

 

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

 

Baby, it was always you

Basel and Zeena knew each other “since forever “. But on one summer night in Lebanon and one single rose later, the two became inseparable.

When i asked Zeena about her wedding theme, she just smiled and said “Fun” and it was exactly that ! Their first dance was like something from the movies,  the dance floor was full all night long and everyone had a great time especially the newly weds!

6 months before her wedding day, the bride contacted me about making a custom headpiece, she was hesitant at first to work with me because my designs were more floral and boho while she was looking for a statement piece to match her pretty ball gown. I thank Zeena everyday for pushing me out of my comfort zone. Together, we created one of the most beautiful pieces ever and on that special day, i had a very happy bride

“I really think the headpiece made such a big statement on the overall look, i’m so glad i made it with you” …. Zeena, i feel the same way

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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

Oh Darling

She is sunshine on rainy days. He keeps the clouds away.

Tinia looked like a classic beauty on her wedding day, wearing a beautiful strapless lace dress , her hair styled in a loose up do adorned by our {Zinya} headpiece customized with sparkling rhinestones.

Here are some of my personal favorite pictures from #HatiniaMatata , the wedding of Tinia and her Hanna

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xoxo 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

 

 

Timeless is spelled Danah

And then you come across one of the most beautiful brides and you have no words to express her timeless style.

I love the way she made an understated statement, a classic veil paired with our twin Titania crowns in silver with white rhinestone and pearl accents.

Here is Danah

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

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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.

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Give It Up For Love

Real effortless beauty Ashley wore a bespoke hair vine, handmade using pretty pearls and rhinestone, across her loose cascading hairstyle.

We  love how timless and chic she looked as she said I Do to her beau in the most intimate and romantic setting

xo Raquel