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

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

Falling in Florence

Belles By Raquel bride Sarah married her beau in an uber romantic intimate wedding ❤

She styled her simple half up do with custom rhinestone twin combs, we love her modern yet chic bridal style. Don’t you?

See more of my brides #bellesbyraquelbride

xoxo Raquel

Wedding Photography {The Dress}

Like all the special moments on your wedding day, you definitely want your photographer to capture these 6 must-have wedding dress photos. There is a certain charm in the wait right before seeing your partner that is like no other so plan and pose away!

1.Mirror Mirror

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2.View from the Back

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3.Full Frontal

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4.Zip me Up

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5.Walking on Sunshine

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6.I get by with a little help…

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Photos Via Joe Chedrawi

Do you need help with inspiration or have any questions? Drop as an email to raquel@bellesbyraquel.com

Naeem Khan {Fall 2016}

Oh Naeem! You left me breathless over the entire collection. Was it the embroidered organza cape, the floral sheer sleeves or the OTT pearl embellishments? Maybe it was the fringe skirt and the tiered sparkled number? Take a look at the runway gallery via The Lane then swoon ❤

Simply Pretty; Lela Rose Gowns

Lela Rose is best known to us for her feminine and romantic wedding dresses, with every collection she keeps bringing back the elegance to her designs but with a fresh and unique translation from one season to another. Here are our favorite picks from Lela Rose ❤

 

Photos Via Lela Rose

 

Uptown Bride; Inbal Dror 2016

With their latest collection inspired by the city of Manhattan, Inbal Dror creates a stunning 32 piece line that mixes glamour with modern day style. We love the range of tones she brings to the gorgeous fabrics and beading, from classic white and ivory to blush and champagne nuances ❤

 

Photos Via Inbal Dror

 

Alyne by Rivini {Fall 2016}

Alyne by Rivini’s Fall 2016 is here for the brides planning a winter wonderland wedding

Think snowlflakes, winter flowers and crystal frosts mixed with sheer fabrics and gorgeous beading.This collection has it all from strapless, to waterfall and thigh high slits.

Here are our favorite pictures from the runway via The Knot

 

Real Belle Bride {Marguerite}

When your wedding details include a Tuscan courtyard, a neo-renaissance ballroom and garden historically visited by Queens then you are our uber romantic and classy bride Marguerite.

Her reception was held at the charming villa Fattoria Di Maiano a few kilometers away from the picturesque views of Florence and if this isn’t enough to make you swoon, the couple hosted their rehearsal dinner at Villa Mangiacane, a 15th century winery villa built for the Machiavelli family with rumors that Michelangelo himself participated in the design!

For her look, Marguerite chose an ivory Oscar de la Renta strapless with delicate flowers and styled her hair with our Diamond Dust rhinestone hair vine. Her adorable flower girls were dressed by The Bridal Showroom.

Here are our favorite picks from this wedding ❤

Photos Via David Bastianoni