I come to her , where I belong

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.

It was pure magic.

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The perfect Tuscan venue {Real Bride}

I attended a friend’s intimate wedding at one of the prettiest venues in Italy, Borgo Corsignano. Set between the hills of Casentini in the charming village of Poppi, the romantic retreat is exactly what a bride needs to have a perfect Tuscan wedding.

The venue welcomed the guests in renovated villas with terracotta tile floors, country side interiors and fireplaces. So charming! Here are some images i took during my stay

La Dolce Vita!

xoxo Raquel

Real Belle Bride {Samah}

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 ❤

Photo Credit Innocenti Studio