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
Iman and Mohamad got married on 20 January, 2018 at the Waldorf Astoria The Palm Dubai. A fairy tale of their own, two lovely humans who are very much in love. You can see and sense the love surrounding them in the eyes of their friends, families and loved ones. Vive L’Amour!
Iman was dressed in Youssef Kamoun, her hair was styled by Roger Daniel and adorned with a custom Belles By Raquel headpiece designed to match her couture gown. The most beautiful moments were captured by Morgan Lynn Razi , a collection of Instagram worthy pictures to last them a life time.
If your first dance was by Van Morrison and one of the most featured songs in movies then you are that #goals kinda couple.Seriously.
Dana and Mounir got married at L’Andana estate in Castiglione della Pescaia, a small coastal town in Tuscany. The setting was perfect for the intimate wedding they wanted.
Her look, classic. She could only imagine walking down the aisle in a timeless dress, luckily she found just the one by Oscar de la Renta. We love how simple and soft Dana styled her hair, romantically perfect loose curls adorned by a custom Belles By Raquel hair vine made from delicate flowers embellishments.
The couple’s favorite moments included a song performance by all the wedding guests! Yes this actually happened. The groom’s sisters Tamara and Rania re-wrote the lyrics to “Stand By Me” and handed them out to all the guests who gathered in a circle around the couple and sang the entire song. Everyone really got into it – parents and friends alike – and the couple couldn’t stop smiling.
Another wedding fave came right after the father-daughter dance, the sky parted and a thunderstorm ensued. They moved the wedding right under the venue’s gazebo and continued the party over there. However, the groom and bride’s father had organized a surprise fireworks display so they all gathered under umbrellas and watched as the sky was lit to the music of The Chainsmokers & Coldplay.
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.
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
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
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
Ladies and gentlemen, let’s give them a hand as they take their first dance as Mr & Mrs ❤
The moment every bride and groom have been preparing for, the moment when all eyes are on them as they dance to their favorite song, our advice? Just enjoy the moment, look into each other’s eyes and try your best not to trip! A good photographer will capture the stolen kisses, the shy grins and the eye lock, so just dance away …
It’s not a secret, we all know that a beautiful pair of wedding shoes are our true sole mates!
Whether you choose romantic, trendy, bold color or classic pair of shoes just make sure your photographer captures them on the day, don’t shy away from getting creative and plan to have some props to help
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!