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

 

 

So into them

A couple beautiful inside and out, a bride in full bloom. We are so into them!

In an intimate setting, gathered by 50 guests, Tala said I Do to her soulmate surrounded by wild flowers, wearing a floral Lazaro wedding dress , adorned by a Belles By Raquel flower crown …. And it was perfect

We made Tala a simple tiara and a  flower headpiece made of individually hand stitched velvet petals. The colors matching beautifully with her dress

Here are our favorite moments from Tala’s wedding day

 

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

And They Call It Poppi Love

Poppi,Italy. The epitome of Tuscan romance.

Rasha and Amer gathered their families and close friends in an intimate ceremony filled with happy tears, dancing and lots of smiles. I was honored to be part of their 3 day elopement and wish them nothing but health, happiness and years of Poppi love

Rasha, in a gorgeous blush gown styles her hair in a custom tiara inspired by the Russian Ballet, as a dancer herself , i had to bring in something personal into the design. Here are some of my favorite images from the wedding, captured by Nicola Tonolini

xo Raquel

Into Her Secret Garden

Iman and Mohamad celebrated their engagement in an intimate secret garden themed night filled with rustic inspired flowers and wreaths.

Iman complimented the night perfectly and beautifully with a blush cream colored gown and adorned her hair with a custom headband that had gold and pearl details.

Congratulations!

 

xo Raquel