I come to her , where I belong

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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To Love Somebody

Rana’s romance with Roy is a modern day rom-com and their wedding day was alternative city glam day of fun and dance surrounded by the people that matter the most.

Rana wore a custom Melia hair vine designed using floral blossoms, soft pearls and pastel crystals to match her romantic dress; a soft cascading tulle & lace dress. We love how it was styled along her half down up do and simple autumn make up.

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xoxo 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

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

Regal Bun and Braid

Channeling your inner princess?

Inspired by the chic and regal Kate Middleton chignons, we styled this low bun side braid up-do with our rhinestone and pearl hair vines ❤

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