Monica, In Love

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

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xoxo Raquel

 

Layal, In Love

Layal wore one of our very romantic flower hair vines. Styled effortlessly on her loose up do and a beautiful pairing to her stunning floral and unorthodox wedding dress.

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Congrats beautiful!

 

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

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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Myriam, In Love

Simple but significant was the wedding affair of Myriam and her Wagih.

Myriam’s sweetheart dress with textural trellis embroidery fit her perfectly, her long locks where adorned by a custom headpiece made of endless rhinestones and pearl details. But the prettiest accessory was her smile,  it’s so easy to see why it was love at first sight for us.

We also LOVE that the bride wore our trio of golden leaves hair comb in her pre-wedding night party. She rocked it!

Congratulations to the lovely couple

xoxo Raquel

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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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Symone, in Love

If there is one thing i love , it’s a really gorgeous real wedding and a beautiful bride, inside and out. And while a wedding is also about the unique details, flowers and decor, this wedding to me is all about the bride, Symone.

A vision in white, her dress oozes simplicity and glamour. Her hair adorned with our Melia hair vine, the subtle lip color and the overflowing foliage bouquet representing love, vitality and a delight to the senses.

I absolutely love this couple, to me they felt in the moment and real

Congratulations to Love

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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