Monica and Kristjan’s dreams came true on the 31st of August 2018 when they said I do in front of their closest family and friends in Puglia, Italy . To the bride, that day was everything and it was perfect. It was a warm summer day in the old port town of Monopoli where they said their vows at the church of St Francesco d’Assisi. The party then continued at Il Melogranos secret garden with a cocktail hour under a field of 100 year old olive trees. Dinner, speeches, first dances and fairy lights took over the night till sunrise. The day brought all the elements of things that make both me and Kristjan happiest; love, family, friends, sea, sun, music, food and wine.
Monica chose a flower hair crown from our summer 2018 collection, customized to match her floral lace dress. She wore it across her braided up do, it was just a perfect accessory to her bridal look.
“the headpiece was made to perfection. The element of surprise when opening the box to find a gorgeous piece of jewelry that spoke everything about the theme. It represented beauty, elegance yet extravagance complementing my dress and the olive leaves surrounding us. It was made for me! Raquel’s taste and attention to details made it the perfect custom made jewelry”
I wish Monica, my cousin, all the love in her new journey with Kris
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
Dance, Laugh, Love and Drink lotta Wine. That quite summarizes Sarah and Chadi’s big day celebrated with their closest friends and family. Sarah wore a long flower and pearl hair vine with gold accents along the side of her relaxed half up do, it complemented beautifully her lace dress.
Here are some of my favorite pictures captured by Hisham Saba Photography
Lina and Christian, you can tell they’re a duo that can tick all the “5 things successful couple have” list! Gathering their nearest and dearest at Le Télégraphe de Belle Vue in Lebanon, they celebrated their union in a beautiful night under the stars, full of balloons, flowers and sparklers. Wearing a stunning off the shoulder ball gown and our floral hair vines, Lina looked like modern princess.
Our favorite moment was a balloon send off by their guests when the couple met for the first time at the wedding, it was so beautiful.
Although i never met Lina in person, i loved her vibe and when i saw her wedding pictures, i was right all along!
“I religiously followed Belles By Raquel on Instagram up until I had to choose my piece and it was a tough decision because all the pieces were beautiful like seriously there was not one piece that I wouldn’t want to own. What I love about my experience with Raquel, it was very personal and genuine. You can see from her social media presence that she is not there just to make a sale, she appreciates every bride as a friend. She gets excited for you as if you’ve known each other for ages. I did not meet Raquel or see the piece in person before buying it but not once was I worried about the quality of the piece.The packaging was so elegant and finally seeing the box I was so excited when I received it. Even though she discloses that some changes might occur to the headpiece over time, I can confidently say that my head piece after a hot and humid summer wedding remained undamaged. ”
When i met Nada i thought to myself, what a sweet heart! working with her on a headpiece for her engagement was just lovely. Wearing an orange retro inspired dress with a statement side bow by Bambah, we had room to add colored stones into the headpiece and the overall look was beautifully coordinated.
Surrounded by her nearest and dearest, the early summer day affair was so fresh and so full of love! Won’t you agree?
They say it’s always spring when you are in love and Rita’s bridal look is all the inspiration you need for this springtime affair. She created a day that was naturally beautiful, romantic and just perfect. But for me it was all about her hair! Her light brown locks were styled in an elegant half up do and adorned with a pearl and flower hair vine pinned at the back.
Michelle had a picture perfect wedding at Villa Cimbrone in the picturesque town of Ravello. She wore a beautiful Georges Hobeika dress with floral lace details and made her a custom rhinestone and pearl headpiece to match the dress details.
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.
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