Shereen, In Love

If eyes could talk, her eyes were singing.

In the most beautiful setting on the northern shores of El Gouna in Egypt, Shereen and Nader celebrated their love for each other in what could be one of the most enchanting weddings ever. Maybe it was her dress, her hair, the decor or her smile, Shereen’s look was breathtaking and i will let you see for yourself.

Shereen wore a pearl hair vine with gold details to match her ethereal dress and long locks

xoxo Raquel

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Symone, in Love

If there is one thing i love , it’s a really gorgeous real wedding and a beautiful bride, inside and out. And while a wedding is also about the unique details, flowers and decor, this wedding to me is all about the bride, Symone.

A vision in white, her dress oozes simplicity and glamour. Her hair adorned with our Melia hair vine, the subtle lip color and the overflowing foliage bouquet representing love, vitality and a delight to the senses.

I absolutely love this couple, to me they felt in the moment and real

Congratulations to Love

xoxo Raquel

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Rana, In Love

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

Zeena, In Love

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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Christelle, In Love

“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

 

 

Tala, In Love

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 ❤