2018 was a good good year! I met so many awesome brides and i want to thank them all for choosing to wear one of my designs on the most important day of their life. For the brides i never got to meet, i thank you too. A 2018 favorite look is just impossible to say, when every piece i make has just as much love and passion put into it as the other, how can i chose? But i can say that 2018 had one major professional and personal highlight, the wedding of Natalie and Michel. She is one of my closest friends and i was one of her bridesmaids, i was also pregnant but i danced all night in heels, i guess i was high on the love and energy that day.
Natalie for those who know her well, would describe her as half princess half unicorn. She lives for the magic of love with a colorful and sassy edge. So when she asked me to make her a princess crown fit for a unicorn bride, my heart dropped because it was unlike my character and unique to my designs. But how could i not grant her one wish from me?
Here are a few pictures from Natalie’s big day! Wearing a custom Belles By Raquel crown
Rasha and Amer gathered their families and close friends in an intimate ceremony held at the Tuscan village of Poppi . The event was 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
For all the brides dreaming of a charming destination wedding under the tuscan sun, we would like to add our real bride Samah’s wedding venue, Catello di Vicarello to your list. Can anything be more perfect than having a castle surrounded by enchanting olive gardens as the backdrop to say your I Dos?
Samah chose an ethereal chiffon dress with gold details, wore her hair in a low and lose messy bun which she styled with a BellesByRaquel champagne toned Lou Fleur crown ❤