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

 

 

You, Me and Italy

Congratulations to the gorgeous Anri who wed her beau in a picturesque Italian wedding. The bride wore a beautiful organza dress with gemstone embroidery gathered at the waist with a tulle skirt by Pronovias.

Her hair styled in an elegant low bun was adorned with a pearl hair vine from our Golden Serai collection.

xo Raquel

Fairy Fierce 2017 {Behind The Scenes}

It was no surprise that for this collection, a FIERCE team had to be brought together!

With Louise Monique‘s magical hands taking care of hair and makeup, the pixie vintage queen Paula Scalco behind the camera and our muse Rose Emma adorning our 7 new bridal accessories, it was a match made in fairy land.

Here are some snippets from the behind the scenes of the Fairy Fierce 2017 photo-shoot

Shop the collection online

xoxo Raquel

Bridal Maven {Joe Chedrawi}

They say life is like a camera, you focus on what’s important and capture the good times. Great photographers do just that and i’m very happy that Joe Chedrawi will be contributing on a regular basis with the weddings he’s covered from Beirut to NYC.

But first let’s get to know Joe

Q: When and why did you decide to take wedding photography as your profession? 

I used to work as a financial consultant but never really enjoyed it, constantly envying people whose work allows them to stay outdoors and simply doing what they love, so i took the first step into making photography my profession. Today i am grateful I do what i do, turning happy moments in people’s lives into long life memories.

Q:What is your wedding photography philosophy?

Feel with the couple, their happiness, their reservations; create a bond with them so they allow me to capture these special emotions and represent it in a picture or a film

Q:How do you approach a camera shy couple?

Most of my clients are camera shy so by today i have learnt to take my time and help make them feel comfortable around me. When the couple realizes that camera shy does not translate to un-photogenic pictures, we get to a stage where they are no longer sensitive to the presence of a stranger taking photos of their intimate moments

Q:What is your favorite wedding destination? Any wish lists?

I am lucky that I’ve been to my favorites to date; Paris, New York, Tuscany and Santorini. In the future maybe a wedding in India, Russia or Cuba?

Q:If you are to work with one camera for the next 10 years which would it be?

No doubt a Leica M! These cameras are made to be simple, the ease and simplification of technicalities allows photographers to concentrate on their subject rather than the instrument at hand.

xoxo Raquel